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Fantasy: Week 26 positional rankings

Reid and Mike get together with New York Derby expert Tim Shaw to talk about all of the exciting rivalry action in Round 26. They start the show with a short review of the important fantasy takeaways form Round 25 including the latest injury news before the big El Trafico match. Things get a little silly during the Round 26 previews but top fantasy match ups and players are identified and options are given in case lineups don't go as expected. It's a great preview and a must listen before Round 26 starts on Wednesday.

The New York Red Bulls are the only team that play twice in Week 26, and thus feature prominently here, but there are several enticing fantasy options to consider from other teams as well. Let’s take a closer look at this week’s positional rankings.


Luis Robles is the only goalkeeper with two games this week, including one against a D.C. United side on Sunday (7 pm ET | FS1 — Full TV & streaming info) that he shut out on the road in Week 22.

Rank Player Team Opponent Price
Luis Robles RBNY at NYC, vs. DC $7.5
Tim Melia SKC vs. MIN $7.5
3 Alex Bono TOR vs. MTL $6.1
Andre Blake PHI vs. NE $5.7
Sean Johnson NYC vs. RBNY $6.5
6 Tim Howard COL vs. RSL $6.1
7 Andrew Tarbell SJ vs. VAN $6.4
8 Joe Willis HOU vs. DAL $6.0
Brad Guzan ATL at ORL $5.4
10 Zack Steffen CLB at CHI $6.9


Kemar Lawrence is the priciest of the Red Bulls defensive options, but he also comes with a slightly higher ceiling given his penchant for joining in the attack.

Rank Player Team Opponent Price
1 Kemar Lawrence RBNY at NYC, vs. DC $8.3
2 Aaron Long RBNY at NYC, vs. DC $7.9
3 Tim Parker RBNY at NYC, vs. DC $7.5
4 Graham Zusi SKC vs. MIN $9.0
5 Matt Besler SKC vs. MIN $8.5
6 Ike Opara SKC vs. MIN $8.5
7 Edgar Castillo COL vs. RSL $7.5
8 Laurent Ciman LAFC at LA $7.3
9 Anton Tinnerholm NYC vs. RBNY $8.5
10 Keegan Rosenberry PHI vs. NE $6.6
11 Seth Sinovic SKC vs. MIN $6.5
12 Connor Lade RBNY at NYC, vs. DC $4.1
13 Philippe Senderos HOU vs. DAL $6.5
14 Leandro Gonzalez Pirez ATL at ORL $6.2
15 Harrison Afful CLB at CHI $7.5
16 Justin Morrow TOR vs. MTL $6.0
17 Steven Beitashour LAFC at LA $7.3
18 Gregory van der Wiel TOR vs. MTL $6.4
19 Jack Elliott PHI vs. NE $5.3
20 Matt Hedges DAL at HOU $8.0


Daniel Royer has been on fire with six goals across his last five starts. With two games on the docket in Week 26, it’s time to ride the hot hand.

Rank Player Team Opponent Price
1 Daniel Royer RBNY at NYC, vs. DC $9.5
2 Kaku RBNY at NYC, vs. DC $9.8
3 Marc Rzatkowski RBNY at NYC, vs. DC $8.0
4 Tyler Adams RBNY at NYC, vs. DC $8.2
5 Sean Davis RBNY at NYC, vs. DC $6.8
6 Miguel Almiron ATL at ORL $11.2
7 Nicolas Lodeiro SEA at POR $13.0
8 Diego Valeri POR vs. SEA $12.5
9 Johnny Russell SKC vs. MIN $9.1
10 Daniel Salloi SKC vs. MIN $6.7
11 Maxi Moralez NYC vs. RBNY $11.6
12 Borek Dockal PHI vs. NE $10.4
13 Ignacio Piatti MTL at TOR $10.4
14 Jonathan Osorio TOR vs. MTL $11.4
15 Vako SJ vs. VAN $9.5
16 Ismael Tajouri-Shradi NYC vs. RBNY $9.1
17 Victor Vazquez TOR vs. MTL $9.6
18 Kellyn Acosta COL vs. RSL $9.8
19 Albert Rusnak RSL at COL $9.8
20 Ilie SKC vs. MIN $10.0
21 Diego Fagundez NE at PHI $10.4
22 Lee Nguyen LAFC at LA $8.4
23 Roger Espinoza SKC vs. MIN $9.0
24 Federico Higuain CLB at CHI $9.0
25 Joao Plata RSL at COL $11.0
26 Sebastian Lletget LA vs. LAFC $7.0
27 Julian Gressel ATL at ORL $8.9
28 Pablo Aranguiz DAL at HOU $7.5
29 Bastian Schweinsteiger CHI vs. CLB $9.4
30 Michael Barrios DAL at HOU $8.5


Bradley Wright-Phillips leads all Red Bulls players with 158 Fantasy points this season. He’s made his mark on the scoresheet with at least a goal or an assist in each of his last six starts, and with two games this week we can click that “Add Player” button with confidence.

Rank Player Team Opponent Price
1 Bradley Wright-Phillips RBNY at NYC, vs. DC $10.4
2 Josef Martinez ATL at ORL $12.5
3 Sebastian Giovinco TOR vs. MTL $12.0
4 Zlatan Ibrahimovic LA vs. LAFC $12.0
5 Carlos Vela LAFC at LA $9.8
6 David Villa NYC vs. RBNY $9.8
7 Jozy Altidore TOR vs. MTL $9.9
8 Diego Rubio SKC vs. MIN $8.2
9 Gerso Fernandes SKC vs. MIN $6.7
10 Wayne Rooney DC at RBNY $10.3
11 Diego Rossi LAFC at LA $8.8
12 Hector Villalba ATL at ORL $9.5
13 Nemanja Nikolic CHI vs. CLB $8.9
14 Romell Quioto HOU vs. DAL $8.0
15 Gyasi Zardes CLB at CHIC $9.2
16 Mauro Manotas HOU vs. DAL $7.9
17 Cory Burke PHI vs. NE $7.8
18 Cristian Penilla NE at PHI $9.3
19 Raul Ruidiaz SEA at POR $9.3
20 Dom Dwyer ORL vs. ATL $9.6

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