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Fantasy: Week 33 positional rankings

With so few games in Round 33, Reid, Mike and Blayne take the opportunity to start thinking about the 2019 fantasy season and review some of the more interesting suggestions they have heard so far. They also try out a new open format for player reviews and it turns into a heated discussion about who should win Newcomer of the Year. Where do you fall? Listen to the show and then let us know your thoughts. But don't forget, games start on FRIDAY at 10 pm ET!


The FIFA international window brings us to a condensed Week 33 of MLS Fantasy, with just four games to build a team around this week. With international absences in mind, let’s take a closer look at the top players at each position.

Goalkeepers

New England's Brad Knighton has conceded two or more goals in three straight games, but he’s in a good bounceback spot at home against Orlando City on Saturday. The Lions have been shut out in four straight games and will also be missing key pieces of their attack in Yoshi Yotun (international duty) and Dom Dwyer (yellow-card accumulation).

Rank Player Team Opponent Price
Brad Knighton NE vs. ORL $7.0
Bobby Shuttleworth MIN vs. COL $4.4
3 Tyler Miller LAFC vs. HOU $8.9
Bill Hamid DC vs. DAL $7.9
Jesse Gonzalez DAL at DC $5.4
6 Joe Willis HOU at LAFC $6.4
7 Tim Howard COL at MIN $5.6
8 Joe Bendik ORL at NE $4.5

Defenders

Walker Zimmerman has three goals over his last three outings, highlighting his ability to contribute attacking points as a towering target on LAFC set pieces. A home game against Houston on Friday presents another opportunity for Zimmerman to deliver.

Rank Player Team Opponent Price
1 Walker Zimmerman LAFC vs. HOU $8.0
2 Michael Mancienne NE vs. ORL $6.9
3 Steven Beitashour LAFC vs. HOU $8.6
4 Frederic Brillant DC vs. DAL $6.0
5 Reto Ziegler DAL at DC $9.3
6 Matt Hedges DAL at DC $8.4
7 Michael Boxall MIN vs. COL $7.0
8 Jordan Harvey LAFC vs. HOU $8.0
9 Jalil Anibaba NE vs. ORL $5.7
10 Steve Birnbaum DC vs. DAL $8.8
11 Edgar Castillo COL at MIN $6.6
12 Brent Kallman MIN vs. COL $4.8
13 Ryan Hollingshead DAL at DC $4.4
14 Jerome Thiesson MIN vs. COL $4.0
15 Eric Miller MIN vs. COL $4.0
16 Danilo Silva LAFC vs. HOU $5.6
17 Dejan Jakovic LAFC vs. HOU $5.9
18 Joseph Mora DC vs. DAL $6.7
19 Marquinhos Pedroso DAL at DC $7.3
20 DaMarcus Beasley HOU at LAFC $6.1

Midfielders

Luciano Acosta saw his run of three straight double-digit point games come to a halt last week, but he continues to be an integral part of the D.C. United attack as they make a push for a spot in the Audi 2018 MLS Cup Playoffs.

Rank Player Team Opponent Price
1 Luciano Acosta DC vs. DAL $12.5
2 Lee Nguyen LAFC vs. HOU $9.9
3 Miguel Ibarra MIN vs. COL $7.9
4 Yamil Asad DC vs. DAL $9.3
5 Benny Feilhaber LAFC vs. HOU $7.7
6 Diego Fagundez NE vs. ORL $6.9
7 Michael Barrios DAL at DC $10.9
8 Juan Agudelo NE vs. ORL $4.9
9 Paul Arriola DC vs. DAL $8.5
10 Tomas Martinez HOU at LAFC $9.5
11 Santiago Mosquera DAL at DC $9.5
12 Kelyn Rowe NE vs. ORL $5.8
13 Aaron Kovar LAFC vs. HOU $5.0
14 Zoltan Steiber DC vs. DAL $6.4
15 Luis Caicedo NE vs. ORL $5.9
16 Rasmus Schuller MIN vs. COL $8.4
17 Victor Ulloa DAL at DC $8.2
18 Ibson MIN vs. COL $7.1
19 Ulises Segura DC vs. DAL $5.0
20 Junior Moreno DC vs. DAL $6.9
21 Sacha Kljestan ORL at NE $7.0
22 Maximiano MIN vs. COL $5.2
23 Alexi Gomez MIN vs. COL $5.7
24 Andre Horta LAFC vs. HOU $5.0
25 Boniek Garcia HOU at LAFC $5.8
26 Roland Lamah DAL at DC $6.9
27 Scott Caldwell NE vs. ORL $5.8
28 Russell Canouse DC vs. DAL $7.6
29 Jack Price COL at MIN $6.9
30 Pablo Aranguiz DAL at DC $5.5

Forwards

Darwin Quintero has a goal or an assist in 11 of his last 12 games, and he should be licking his chops at home against a Colorado Rapids side that have been outscored 22-1 during their current seven-game losing streak.

Rank Player Team Opponent Price
1 Darwin Quintero MIN vs. COL $14.3
2 Wayne Rooney DC vs. DAL $12.8
3 Carlos Vela LAFC vs. HOU $12.6
4 Cristian Penilla NE vs. ORL $7.9
5 Angelo Rodriguez MIN vs. COL $7.6
6 Adama Diomande LAFC vs. HOU $8.0
7 Diego Rossi LAFC vs. HOU $9.5
8 Maximiliano Urruti DAL at DC $9.3
9 Teal Bunbury NE vs. ORL $5.7
10 Mauro Manotas HOU at LAFC $9.4
11 Dominique Badji DAL at DC $5.6
12 Shkelzen Gashi COL at MIN $4.0
13 Marco Urena LAFC vs. HOU $4.8
14 Christian Ramirez LAFC vs. HOU $7.2
15 Darren Mattocks DC vs. DAL $4.1

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