Fantasy: Week 7 positional rankings

Reid, Mike and Blayne/Lilly sit down with Patreon supporter Jessup Gage to talk about all of the exciting surprises and top fantasy takeaways from Round 6 and explain why Daniel Vega did not raise in price. Next, they cover all of the important injuries and week notes in their Housekeeping section before getting into all of their Round 7 preview recommendations.


A jam-packed Week 7 of MLS Fantasy kicks off on Tuesday, and along with the quick turnaround, we have our first double game week (DGW) of the 2019 season! Four teams play twice (COL, DC, MTL, SEA), and with players from those teams eligible to earn points in both games, a viable strategy is to target DGW players to maximize point potential. Along with the added games comes the roster rotation factor, making it even more important to keep up with starting lineups to ensure maximum minutes potential.

Goalkeepers

D.C. United goalkeeper Bill Hamid is one of four double game week goalkeepers to choose from this week | USA Today Sports Images

Bill Hamid is one of four DGW goalkeepers to choose from, and he’s in a good bounce-back spot at Audi Field on Tuesday (8 pm ET | TVAS in Canada; MLS LIVE on ESPN+ in US), facing a Montreal attack that is missing star attacker Ignacio Piatti and were held to just three shots in their goalless draw in Week 6.

Rank Player Team Opponent Price
Bill Hamid DC vs. MTL, at COL $8.2
Stefen Frei SEA at COL, vs. TOR $8.0
3 Tim Howard COL vs. SEA, vs. DC $5.2
Evan Bush MTL at DC, vs. CLB $5.6
Tyler Miller LAFC vs. CIN $6.5
6 Tim Melia SKC vs. RBNY $7.1
7 David Ousted CHI vs. VAN $5.6
8 Vito Mannone MIN vs. NYC $6.8
9 Jesse Gonzalez DAL vs. POR $6.0
10 Joe Willis HOU vs. SJ $5.1

Defenders

Seattle defender Kelvin Leerdam, left, is tied with Nicolas Lodeiro for most total points of all double game week players available | USA Today Sports Images

Kelvin Leerdam is tied with Nicolas Lodeiro for the most total points (42) of all DGW players available in Week 7. He’s shown his ability to produce points on both ends of the field, and with two bites at the apple this week, a double-digit score is well within reach.

Rank Player Team Opponent Price
1 Kelvin Leerdam SEA at COL, vs. TOR $7.5
2 Steve Birnbaum DC vs. MTL, at COL $8.5
3 Brad Smith SEA at COL, vs. TOR $7.3
4 Leonardo Jara DC vs. MTL, at COL $8.1
5 Kim Kee-hee SEA at COL, vs. TOR $7.0
6 Frederic Brillant DC vs. MTL, at COL $7.4
7 Chris McCann DC vs. MTL, at COL $4.8
8 Chad Marshall SEA at COL, vs. TOR $7.9
9 Keegan Rosenberry COL vs. SEA, vs. DC $4.3
10 Tommy Smith COL vs. SEA, vs. DC $5.3
11 Victor Cabrera MTL at DC, vs. CLB $6.1
12 Zakaria Diallo MTL at DC, vs. CLB $6.2
13 Axel Sjoberg COL vs. SEA, vs. DC $4.0
14 Kofi Opare COL vs. SEA, vs. DC $4.3
15 Daniel Lovitz MTL at DC, vs. CLB $5.8
16 Bacary Sagna MTL at DC, vs. CLB $5.2
17 Walker Zimmerman LAFC vs. CIN $8.8
18 Reto Ziegler DAL vs. POR $7.5
19 Steven Beitashour LAFC vs. CIN $6.7
20 Francisco Calvo MIN vs. NYCFC $7.1

Midfielders

Seattle playmaker Nicolas Lodeiro has two favorable matchups this week, making him a good pick for captain | USA Today Sports Images

Lodeiro has averaged 8 fantasy points per game over his last three outings, and with two favorable matchups this week he’ll be a popular captain pick in Week 7. Kicking off the DGW against a Rapids team that has given up four goals in each of their last two games, make it a priority to find room in your lineup for Lodeiro.

Rank Player Team Opponent Price
1 Nicolas Lodeiro SEA at COL, vs. TOR $12.0
2 Luciano Acosta DC vs. MTL, at COL $10.5
3 Saphir Taider MTL at DC, vs. CLB $11.6
4 Victor Rodriguez SEA at COL, vs. TOR $9.5
5 Cristian Roldan SEA at COL, vs. TOR $9.5
6 Paul Arriola DC vs. MTL, at COL $8.8
7 Junior Moreno DC vs. MTL, at COL $8.2
8 Nicolas Mezquida COL vs. SEA, vs. DC $7.1
9 Gustav Svensson SEA at COL, vs. TOR $7.3
10 Benny Feilhaber COL vs. SEA, vs. DC $7.4
11 Russell Canouse DC vs. MTL, at COL $7.4
12 Jack Price COL vs. SEA. vs. DC $6.0
13 Lucas Rodriguez DC vs. MTL, at COL $9.0
14 Kellyn Acosta COL vs. SEA, vs. DC $5.7
15 Micheal Azira MTL at DC, vs. CLB $5.7
16 Cole Bassett COL vs. SEA, vs. DC $5.4
17 Samuel Piette MTL at DC, vs. CLB $6.9
18 Carles Gil NE vs. ATL $10.8
19 Albert Rusnak RSL vs. ORL $10.4
20 Alejandro Pozuelo TOR at SEA $11.0
21 Romain Alessandrini LA vs. PHI $9.3
22 Johnny Russell SKC vs. RBNY $10.3
23 Diego Valeri POR at DAL $10.7
24 Marco Fabian PHI at LA $8.6
25 Memo Rodriguez HOU vs. SJ $6.1
26 Federico Higuain CLB at. MTL $8.7
27 Nani ORL at RSL $9.3
28 Aleksandar Katai CHI vs. VAN $7.8
29 Paxton Pomykal DAL vs. POR $8.2
30 Tomas Martinez HOU vs. SJ $8.2

Forwards

Raul Ruidiaz, left, was back in full training Monday after missing Week 6 with a minor injury | USA Today Sports Images

Raul Ruidiaz missed out in Week 6 due to a minor injury, but he was back in full training on Monday and appears fit to return to the field at Colorado on Wednesday (9 pm ET | MLS LIVE on ESPN+ in US, DAZN in Canada). Prior to missing the last game, Ruidiaz found the net in eight of his last nine appearances, which bodes well against a Rapids side that has conceded four goals in back-to-back games.

Rank Player Team Opponent Price
1 Raul Ruidiaz SEA at COL, vs. TOR $11.0
2 Kei Kamara COL vs. SEA, vs. DC $9.0
3 Jordan Morris SEA at COL, vs. TOR $8.7
4 Carlos Vela LAFC vs. CIN $13.3
5 Zlatan Ibrahimovic LA vs. PHI $12.2
6 Darwin Quintero MIN vs. NYC $12.4
7 Diego Rubio COL vs. SEA, vs. DC $6.8
8 Alberth Elis HOU vs. SJ $9.7
9 Diego Rossi LAFC vs. CIN $10.0
10 Harry Novillo MTL at DC, vs. CLB $8.0
11 Mauro Manotas HOU vs. SJ $10.1
12 Latif Blessing LAFC vs. CIN $8.0
13 Orji Okwonkwo MTL at DC, vs. CLB $6.7
14 Christian Ramirez LAFC vs. CIN $6.3
15 Josef Martinez ATL at NE $9.7
16 Krisztian Nemeth SKC vs. RBNY $7.7
17 Sam Johnson RSL vs. ORL $5.9
18 Angelo Rodriguez MIN vs. NYC $7.3
19 Jozy Altidore TOR at SEA $10.6
20 Alexandru Mitrita NYC at MIN $9.3

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