Fantasy: Week 17 positional rankings

Week 17 brings us the first big double game week of the MLS Fantasy Fall season, with 12 teams playing twice. The possibility of earning points from two games presents an ample opportunity to make some big moves on the leaderboards, so let’s take a closer look at which DGW players to target at each position.

Goalkeepers

Bill Hamid | USA Today Sports Images

Bill Hamid leads the league with 87 saves and he ranks second in MLS with seven shutouts. Despite failing to keep a clean sheet over his last four games, he’s in a good spot to get back on track with a pair of favorable home games vs. Orlando City and Toronto FC.

Rank Player Team Opponent Price
Bill Hamid DC vs. ORL, vs. TOR $6.0
Brad Guzan ATL at TOR, vs. MTL $6.0
Daniel Vega SJ vs. HOU, vs. LA $5.0
Brad Knighton NE vs. PHI, vs. HOU $4.5
Jesse Gonzalez DAL vs. VAN, at POR $6.0
6 Steve Clark POR at MTL, vs. DAL $5.0
7 Quentin Westberg TOR vs. ATL, at DC $5.6
8 Evan Bush MTL vs. POR, at ATL $5.5
9 Joe Willis HOU at SJ, at NE $5.4
10 Brian Rowe ORL at DC, at CLB $5.0

Defenders

Frederic Brillant (left) | USA Today Sports Images

With no clear cut defensive standouts this week, Frederic Brillant gets the nod here as the defender with the most bonus points of the double-game week defender core. In addition to his consistent bonus-point production, Brillant has a good shot at earning clean-sheet points from at least one of D.C. United's two home games this week.

Rank Player Team Opponent Price
1 Frederic Brillant DC vs. ORL, vs. TOR $6.5
2 Andrew Farrell NE vs. PHI, vs. HOU $5.5
3 Leandro Gonzalez Pirez ATL at TOR, vs. MTL $7.0
4 Steve Birnbaum DC vs. ORL, vs. TOR $6.5
5 Florian Jungwirth SJ vs. HOU, vs. LA $6.0
6 Jalil Anibaba NE vs. PHI, vs. HOU $5.5
7 Miles Robinson ATL at TOR, vs. MTL $6.5
8 Joseph Mora DC vs. ORL, vs. TOR $6.0
9 Franco Escobar ATL at TOR, vs. MTL $6.5
10 Michael Parkhurst ATL at TOR, vs. MTL $5.5
11 Leonardo Jara DC vs. ORL, vs. TOR $6.0
12 Reto Ziegler DAL vs. VAN, at POR $7.0
13 Larrys Mabiala POR at MTL, vs. DAL $7.5
14 Jorge Villafaña POR at MTL, vs. DAL $6.0
15 Jorge Moreira POR at MTL, vs. DAL $6.0
16 Bressan DAL vs. VAN, at POR $5.5
17 Matt Hedges DAL vs. VAN, at POR $7.0
18 Ryan Hollingshead DAL vs. VAN, at POR $6.0
19 Tommy Thompson SJ vs. HOU, vs. LA $6.5
20 Ali Adnan VAN at DAL, at SEA $6.1

Midfielders

Diego Valeri | USA Today Sports Images

Diego Valeri did not disappoint in Week 16, delivering a goal, three assists, and 21 fantasy points (42 for those savvy enough to captain him) to lead the Dream Team. Look for another big week from “El Maestro” with two games in hand this week.

Rank Player Team Opponent Price
1 Diego Valeri POR at MTL, vs. DAL $11.0
2 Alejandro Pozuelo TOR vs. ATL, at DC $11.0
3 Carles Gil NE vs. PHI, vs. HOU $10.5
4 Cristian Penilla NE vs. PHI, vs. HOU $8.5
5 Cristian Espinoza SJ vs. HOU, vs. LA $8.5
6 Luciano Acosta DC vs. ORL, vs. TOR $10.0
7 Pity Martinez ATL at TOR, vs. MTL $10.0
8 Nani ORL at DC, at CLB $9.5
9 Magnus Eriksson SJ vs. HOU, vs. LA $7.5
10 Jamiro Monteiro PHI at NE, at NYC $9.5
11 Saphir Taider MTL vs. POR, at ATL $10.0
12 Sebastian Blanco POR at MTL, vs. DAL $10.0
13 Juan Agudelo NE vs. PHI, vs. HOU $7.0
14 Paxton Pomykal DAL vs. VAN, at POR $9.3
15 Diego Fagundez NE vs. PHI, vs. HOU $7.0
16 Julian Gressel ATL at TOR, vs. MTL $9.0
17 Inbeom Hwang VAN at DAL, at SEA $7.4
18 Michael Barrios DAL vs. VAN, at POR $7.9
19 Yordy Reyna VAN at DAL, at SEA $8.5
20 Haris Medunjanin PHI at NE, at NYC $9.0
21 Vako SJ vs. HOU, vs. LA $6.5
22 Lucas Rodriguez DC vs. ORL, vs. TOR $7.5
23 Darlington Nagbe ATL at TOR, vs. MTL $7.5
24 Ulises Segura DC vs. ORL, vs. TOR $6.0
25 Shea Salinas SJ vs. HOU, vs. LA $7.0
26 Chris Mueller ORL at DC, at CLB $6.5
27 Diego Chara POR at MTL, vs. DAL $7.4
28 Alejandro Bedoya PHI at NE, at NYC $7.5
29 Yackson Yueill SJ vs. HOU, vs. LA $7.5
30 Tomas Martinez HOU at SJ, at NE $8.0

Forwards

Wayne Rooney | USA Today Sports Images

Wayne Rooney was a bit of a bust in D.C.’s Week 14 double-game week, but with a lack of elite double game week forward options, it’s back to the well as he leads all DGW forwards with 106 points. Up first is a favorable home matchup with Orlando City on Wednesday before hosting a TFC side who have shipped five goals across their last two games.

Rank Player Team Opponent Price
1 Wayne Rooney DC vs. ORL, vs. TOR $11.0
2 Brian Fernandez POR at MTL, vs. DAL $11.0
3 Chris Wondolowski SJ vs. HOU, vs. LA $8.0
4 Mauro Manotas HOU at SJ, at NE $9.5
5 Danny Hoesen SJ vs. HOU, vs. LA $7.5
6 Dominique Badji DAL vs. VAN, at POR $7.0
7 Jesus Ferreira DAL vs. VAN, at POR $7.0
8 Teal Bunbury NE vs. PHI, vs. HOU $7.0
9 Fredy Montero VAN at DAL, at SEA $9.3
10 Kacper Przybylko PHI at NE, at NYC $7.0
11 Carlos Vela LAFC at COL $12.0
12 Zlatan Ibrahimovic LA at SJ $10.5
13 Tesho Akindele ORL at DC, at CLB $6.5
14 Maxi Urruti MTL vs. POR, at ATL $7.5
15 Brandon Vazquez ATL at TOR, vs. MTL $5.0
16 Sergio Santos PHI at NE, at NYC $7.0
17 Darwin Quintero MIN vs. CIN $10.0
18 Heber NYC vs. PHI $9.0
19 Juan Caicedo NE vs. PHI, vs. HOU $7.5
20 Terrence Boyd TOR vs. ATL, at DC $5.4
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