MLS Fantasy: Ranking the top 30 midfielders for the 2019 season

Midfielders serve as a good foundation to build a MLS Fantasy team around as they’re typically the most reliable players to earn consistent points on a weekly basis. Rostering midfielders who can pile up bonus points without goals or assists is a sound strategy, but combining that safe floor with high scoring upside is what will set your fantasy team apart over the course of the season.

Last season’s fantasy gem Miguel Almiron is off the table, but there are several new stars to build around in Nani, Pity Martinez and Marco Fabian to name a few.

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While Almiron led the way with 269 total fantasy points in 2018, Maxi Moralez (258), Nicolas Lodeiro (257) and Ignacio Piatti (252) weren’t far behind. Lodeiro boasted the best average of any player last season with a healthy 9.52 fantasy points per game. The Uruguayan ticks all the boxes of what we want in a fantasy midfielder and he checks in as my top midfielder heading into 2019.

Rank Player Team Price
Nicolas Lodeiro SEA $11.0
Pity Martinez ATL $10.5
3 Maxi Moralez NYC $10.5
Ignacio Piatti MTL $11.0
Nani ORL $9.5
6 Marco Fabian PHI $9.0
7 Diego Valeri POR $10.5
8 Luciano Acosta DC $10.5
9 Romain Alessandrini LA $10.5
10 Carles Gil NE $9.0
11 Saphir Taider MTL $10.5
12 Albert Rusnak RSL $10.0
13 Sebastian Blanco POR $10.0
14 Ezequiel Barco ATL $9.0
15 Johnny Russell SKC $9.0
16 Kaku RBNY $9.0
17 Damir Kreilach RSL $8.5
18 Federico Higuain CLB $9.0
19 Daniel Royer RBNY $7.5
20 Julian Gressel ATL $9.5
21 Diego Fagundez NE $8.0
22 Aleksandar Katai CHI $8.5
23 Vako SJ $8.5
24 Jefferson Savarino RSL $9.0
25 Jonathan Osorio TOR $10.0
26 Yordy Reyna VAN $9.0
27 Kevin Molino MIN $9.0
28 Djordje Mihailovic CHI $8.0
29 Jonathan dos Santos LA $9.0
30 Tomas Martinez HOU $9.0

If you’re interested in getting all the details about the changes to the 2019 fantasy game, or if this is your first year playing, check out the video above from the Fantasy United FC crew or you can listen to the first preseason episode of the MLS Fantasy Insider Podcast.