Fantasy: Week 14 positional rankings

Reid and Mike are joined by Ashley Savage from MLSfemale.com to review the most important fantasy takeaways from Round 13 and preview the options for the Round 14 DGW. During the first half of the show, they throw out some new name ideas for the award for the lowest scoring fantasy team in a league, and ideas of for how to make Fantasy more fun for Bobby Warshaw. After that, it’s down to business discuss some of their top player recommendations for Round 14 as well as value picks and switcheroo options.


A massive 10-team double-game week is upon us with just two weeks to go in the MLS Fantasy Spring season. Looking ahead to next week’s condensed schedule, Week 14 may be the best opportunity to make a big move in the standings. With that said, let’s dial in on the top players at each position, with an emphasis on players who could play twice this week.

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Goalkeepers

Brad Guzan | USA Today Sports Images

Atlanta United goalkeeper Brad Guzan has kept a clean sheet in each of his last three appearances at Mercedes-Benz Stadium, and he’s in a good spot to extend that streak with two favorable home games in Week 14. First up is a game against a Minnesota United attack on Wednesday (7 pm ET | TV & streaming info) that was held scoreless in their last road game before rounding the DGW out against a Chicago Fire attack on Saturday (3:30 pm ET | UniMás — Full TV & streaming info) that has just one goal across their last four road games.

Rank Player Team Opponent Price
Brad Guzan ATL vs. MIN, vs. CHI $8.4
Evan Bush MTL vs. RSL, vs. ORL $7.3
Bill Hamid DC vs. CHI, vs. SJ $8.0
Vito Mannone MIN at ATL, vs. PHI $8.0
Andre Blake PHI vs. COL, at MIN $6.7
6 David Bingham LA at SKC, vs. NE $7.0
7 Tim Howard COL at PHI, vs. CIN $5.5
8 Tim Melia SKC vs. LA, at HOU $5.9
9 Nick Rimando RSL at MTL, at RBNY $5.9
10 Kenneth Kronholm CHI at DC, at ATL $4.5

Defenders

Leandro Gonzalez Pirez | USA Today Sports Images

Leandro Gonzalez Pirez has been a key ingredient to Atlanta’s good run of form at home, averaging over nine fantasy points per game across their three-game shutout spree. The Argentine center back should help boost your team.

Rank Player Team Opponent Price
1 Leandro Gonzalez Pirez ATL vs. MIN, vs. CHI $9.5
2 Steven Birnbaum DC vs. CHI, vs. SJ $8.6
3 Frederic Brillant DC vs. CHI, vs. SJ $8.2
4 Miles Robinson ATL vs. MIN, vs. CHI $8.0
5 Zakaria Diallo MTL vs. RSL, vs. ORL $7.6
6 Jack Elliott PHI vs. COL, at MIN $8.9
7 Franco Escobar ATL vs. MIN, vs. CHI $6.7
8 Michael Parkhurst ATL vs. MIN, vs. CHI $6.2
9 Leonardo Jara DC vs. CHI, vs. SJ $7.7
10 Kai Wagner PHI vs. COL, at MIN $8.3
11 Rolf Feltscher LA at SKC, vs. NE $6.2
12 Daniel Steres LA at SKC, vs. NE $7.9
13 Daniel Lovitz MTL vs. RSL, vs. ORL $7.0
14 Giancarlo Gonzalez LA at SKC, vs. NE $6.3
15 Tommy Smith COL at PHI, vs. CIN $5.9
16 Jukka Raitala MTL vs. RSL, vs. ORL $6.4
17 Matt Besler SKC vs. LA, at HOU $7.2
18 Brent Kallman MIN at ATL, vs. PHI $6.3
19 Auston Trusty PHI vs. COL, at MIN $7.0
20 Marquinhos Pedroso DC vs. CHI, vs. SJ $5.0

Midfielders

Jonathan dos Santos | USA Today Sports Images

Jonathan dos Santos scored a banger to lift the LA Galaxy in Week 13, and he continues to churn out fantasy points regardless of if he makes an impact on the scoresheet. There’s cause for hesitation given his recent injury concerns, but if he’s in the starting lineup on Wednesday, he has arguably the best floor of any DGW midfielder this week.

Rank Player Team Opponent Price
1 Jonathan dos Santos LA at SKC, vs. NE $10.7
2 Pity Martinez ATL vs. MIN, vs. CHI $8.4
3 Johnny Russell SKC vs. LA, at HOU $10.0
4 Saphir Taider MTL vs. RSL, vs. ORL $9.1
5 Felipe Gutierrez SKC vs. LA, at HOU $9.0
6 Haris Medunjanin PHI vs. COL, at MIN $10.3
7 Julian Gressel ATL vs. MIN, vs. CHI $8.5
8 Luciano Acosta DC vs. CHI, vs. SJ $8.9
9 Jamiro Monteiro PHI vs. COL, at MIN $8.5
10 Paul Arriola DC vs. CHI, vs. SJ $8.0
11 Albert Rusnak RSL at MTL, at RBNY $10.7
12 Aleksandar Katai CHI at DC, at ATL $10.2
13 Jack Price COL at PHI, vs. CIN $7.3
14 Ilie Sanchez SKC vs. LA, at HOU $8.0
15 Sebastian Lletget LA at SKC, vs. NE $7.7
16 Russell Canouse DC vs. CHI, vs. SJ $6.9
17 Darlington Nagbe ATL vs. MIN, vs. CHI $7.7
18 Favio Alvarez LA at SKC, vs. NE $7.9
19 Kellyn Acosta COL at PHI, vs. CIN $6.3
20 Osvaldo Alonso MIN at ATL, vs. PHI $8.6
21 Jan Gregus MIN at ATL, vs. PHI $9.3
22 Alejandro Bedoya PHI vs. COL, at MIN $7.7
23 Junior Moreno DC vs. CHI, vs. SJ $8.0
24 Sebastian Saucedo RSL at MTL, at RBNY $5.3
25 Joe Corona LA at SKC, vs. NE $7.0
26 Uriel Antuna LA at SKC, vs. NE $5.8
27 Samuel Piette MTL vs. RSL, vs. ORL $6.6
28 Micheal Azira MTL vs. RSL, vs. ORL $5.8
29 Jefferson Savarino RSL at MTL, at RBNY $8.4
30 Kelyn Rowe SKC vs. LA, at HOU $4.7

Forwards

Wayne Rooney | USA Today Sports Images

Wayne Rooney has a goal or an assist in each of his last four starts and the D.C. United striker comes with immense upside with two exploitable home matchups this week. There’s not much separating the top three forwards, and a case could be made to load up on the heavy artillery at the forward position in Week 14.

Rank Player Team Opponent Price
1 Wayne Rooney DC vs. CHI, vs. SJ $11.2
2 Zlatan Ibrahimovic LA at SKC, vs. NE $12.8
3 Josef Martinez ATL vs. MIN, vs. CHI $9.8
4 Kacper Przybylko PHI vs. COL, at MIN $6.8
5 Darwin Quintero MIN at ATL, vs. PHI $10.2
6 Kei Kamara COL at PHI, vs. CIN $8.9
7 Hector Villalba ATL vs. MIN, vs. CHI $7.7
8 Maxi Urruti MTL vs. RSL, vs. ORL $6.9
9 Jonathan Lewis COL at PHI, vs. CIN $4.4
10 Fafa Picault PHI vs. COL, at MIN $4.7
11 Diego Rubio COL at PHI, vs. CIN $5.1
12 Carlos Vela LAFC at POR $15.4
13 CJ Sapong CHI at DC, at ATL $7.2
14 Angelo Rodriguez MIN at ATL, vs. PHI $6.8
15 Corey Baird RSL at MTL, at RBNY $5.7
16 Orji Okwonkwo MTL vs. RSL, vs. ORL $5.2
17 Anthony Jackson-Hamel MTL vs. RSL, vs. ORL $4.2
18 Brian Fernandez POR vs. LAFC $10.5
19 Mauro Manotas HOU vs. SKC $10.3
20 Sam Johnson RSL at MTL, at RBNY $7.6
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