Fantasy: Week 6 positional rankings

ReidMike, and Blayne  are joined by Ashley Savage from MLSFemale.com to preview all of the upcoming action in Week 6 of the MLS season. They start out with a new format for reviewing Round 5 and touch on their most important takeaways and fantasy surprise moments. They pause for some housekeeping to cover the Friday start date and Bye teams before moving straight into the Round 6 player picks.

No fools in this episode, just solid fantasy tips.


Week 6 of MLS Fantasy features multiple matchups to target for fantasy points, so let’s dive right into my top players at each position to help your team make some moves up the leaderboards.

Goalkeepers

Stefan Frei leads the league with 18 saves and he’s coming off his second clean sheet in four games to start the season. Up next, he faces a Real Salt Lake attack that has just two goals in three road games, putting him in a favorable spot for another shutout on Saturday at CenturyLink Field.

Rank Player Team Opponent Price
Stefan Frei SEA vs. RSL $7.5
Zack Steffen CLB vs. NE $7.7
3 Sean Johnson NYC vs. MTL $6.6
Alex Bono TOR vs. CHI $6.0
Luis Robles RBNY vs. MIN $5.7
6 Andre Blake PHI vs. DAL $6.7
7 Bill Hamid DC vs. LAFC $7.9
8 Brian Rowe ORL vs. COL $5.6
9 Spencer Richey CIN vs. SKC $6.2
10 Maxime Crepeau VAN vs. LA $5.0

Defenders

Nick DeLeon continues to operate as a midfielder in Toronto FC’s setup, giving us the best of both worlds if he can pick up attacking and defensive points. DeLeon has taken a combined eight shots over his last three games, and the addition of Alejandro Pozuelo only helps his fantasy upside.

Rank Player Team Opponent Price
1 Nick DeLeon TOR vs. CHI $6.5
2 Gaston Sauro CLB vs. NE $6.5
3 Brad Smith SEA vs. RSL $6.8
4 Kelvin Leerdam SEA vs. RSL $7.0
5 PC VAN vs. LA $4.9
6 Justin Morrow TOR vs. CHI $7.2
7 Ronald Matarrita NYC vs. MTL $5.2
8 Michael Murillo RBNY vs. MIN $7.9
9 Anton Tinnerholm NYC vs. MTL $6.3
10 Alexander Callens NYC vs. MTL $7.1
11 Auro TOR vs. CHI $6.3
12 Chad Marshall SEA vs. RSL $7.4
13 Aaron Long RBNY vs. MIN $6.3
14 Kim Kee-hee SEA vs. RSL $6.5
15 Joao Moutinho ORL vs. COL $5.5
16 Kendall Waston CIN vs. SKC $6.2
17 Jonathan Mensah CLB vs. NE $7.9
18 Leonardo Jara DC vs. LAFC $8.0
19 Ali Adnan VAN vs. LA $5.5
20 Ruan ORL vs. COL $5.2

Midfielders

Alejandro Pozuelo delivered a statement in his MLS debut, registering 20 points by way of two goals and an assist. It’s a one-game sample size, but he was involved in every facet of the Toronto FC attack and this could be the cheapest we’ll get Pozuelo for the rest of the Spring season.

Rank Player Team Opponent Price
1 Alejandro Pozuelo TOR vs. CHI $10.5
2 Nicolas Lodeiro SEA vs. RSL $11.9
3 Diego Valeri POR at SJ $11.2
4 Marco Fabian PHI vs. DAL $9.0
5 Nani ORL vs. COL $8.8
6 Luciano Acosta DC vs. LAFC $11.0
7 Johnny Russell SKC at CIN $9.8
8 Romain Alessandrini LA at VAN $9.7
9 Kaku RBNY vs. MIN $8.7
10 Sebastian Blanco POR at SJ $9.9
11 Federico Higuain CLB vs. NE $8.6
12 Victor Rodriguez SEA vs. RSL $9.7
13 Carles Gil NE at CLB $10.4
14 Inbeom Hwang VAN vs. LA $8.3
15 Saphir Taider MTL at NYC $11.9
16 Daniel Royer RBNY vs. MIN $8.1
17 Kenny Saief CIN vs. SKC 8.4
18 Jonathan Osorio TOR vs. CHI $8.4
19 Albert Rusnak RSL at SEA $10.8
20 Nicolas Gaitan CHI at TOR $9.4  
21 Pedro Santos CLB vs. NE $8.0
22 Paxton Pomykal DAL at PHI $7.7
23 Chris Mueller ORL vs. COL $7.6
24 Alex Muyl RBNY vs. MIN $7.3
25 Ilie Sanchez SKC at CIN $9.6
26 Felipe Gutierrez SKC at CIN $8.6
27 Michael Bradley TOR vs. CHI $10.5
28 Alexander Ring NYC vs. MTL $9.5
29 Marc Rzatkowski RBNY vs. MIN $8.3
30 Cristian Roldan SEA vs. RSL $9.0

Forwards

Raul Ruidiaz failed to score for the first time in nine games dating back to 2018 despite firing off a game-high five shots at Vancouver in Week 5. The Peruvian hitman has scored in five straight home games and he’s high on the fantasy radar against a Salt Lake defense that has conceded the second-most goals in MLS to start 2019.

Rank Player Team Opponent Price
1 Raul Ruidiaz SEA vs. RSL $11.0
2 Carlos Vela LAFC at DC $12.8
3 Wayne Rooney DC vs. LAFC $11.5
4 Alexandru Mitrita NYC vs. MTL $9.8
5 Jozy Altidore TOR vs. CHI $10.1
6 Bradley Wright-Phillips RBNY vs. MIN $9.9  
7 Zlatan Ibrahimovic LA at VAN $11.7
8 Darwin Quintero MIN at NYRB $12.4
9 Gyasi Zardes CLB vs. NE $10.1
10 Heber NYC vs. MTL $8.5
11 Dom Dwyer ORL vs. COL $9.9
12 Jordan Morris SEA vs. RSL $9.2
13 Krisztian Nemeth SKC at CIN $7.2
14 David Accam PHI vs. DAL $6.3
15 Cristian Espinoza SJ vs. POR $8.7
16 Diego Rossi LAFC at DC $9.5
17 Kei Kamara COL at ORL $8.7
18 Fredy Montero VAN vs. LA $8.6
19 Darren Mattocks CIN vs. SKC $5.9
20 Jeremy Ebobisse POR at SJ $7.2

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