Carlos Vela - LAFC - 2019 Fantasy

Fantasy: Week 18 positional rankings

The new MLS Fantasy season is in full swing, with a pivotal 14-team double-game week on deck for Week 18. With several key players returning from international duty, be sure to monitor starting lineups on Wednesday, as there’s always a chance international players are given an extended rest. Let’s take a look at the top players at each position, with a focus on players who could accumulate points in two games this week.

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Goalkeepers

Pablo Sisniega keeps track of the ball against the San Jose Earthquakes | USA Today Sports IMages

Pablo Sisniega had a forgettable debut at Colorado last week, but with Tyler Miller still on international duty, he’ll have two chances to bounce back in Week 18. Up first is a road game against a battered Sporting Kansas City attack before hosting a Vancouver Whitecaps side that was shutout in their last road game.

Rank Player Team Opponent Price
Pablo Sisniega LAFC at SKC, vs. VAN $4.1
Brad Stuver NYC vs. SEA, vs. POR $4.4
Nick Rimando RSL vs. CLB, at SJ $5.7
Joe Willis HOU vs. RBNY, at CIN $5.5
Tim Melia SKC vs. LAFC, vs. CHI $6.8
6 Vito Mannone MIN vs. SJ, at MTL $5.6
7 Brad Guzan ATL at CHI, vs. RBNY $5.6
8 Andre Blake PHI at ORL, vs. ORL $5.5
9 Brian Rowe ORL vs. PHI, at PHI $5.5
10 Jon Kempin CLB at RSL, vs. SEA $4.4

Defenders

Anton Tinnerholm dribbles upfield | USA Today Sports IMages

Anton Tinnerholm fired off four shots last week, and his ability to get involved going forward gives the Swedish defender a high ceiling in Week 18.

Rank Player Team Opponent Price
1 Anton Tinnerholm NYC vs. SEA, vs. POR $6.3
2 Ike Opara MIN vs. SJ, at MTL $7.0
3 Tommy Thompson SJ at MIN, vs. RSL $6.0
4 Steven Beitashour LAFC at SKC, vs. VAN $6.3
5 Maxime Chanot NYC vs. SEA, vs. POR $6.8
6 Leandro Gonzalez Pirez ATL at CHI, vs. RBNY $7.4
7 Florian Jungwirth SJ at MIN, vs. RSL $6.5
8 Jack Elliott PHI at ORL, vs. ORL $6.6
9 Ronald Matarrita NYC vs. SEA, vs. POR $5.5
10 Auston Trusty PHI at ORL, vs. ORL $6.0
11 Franco Escobar ATL at CHI, vs. RBNY $6.4
12 Matt Besler SKC vs. LAFC, vs. CHI $6.5
13 Eddie Segura LAFC at SKC, vs. VAN $6.1
14 Miles Robinson ATL at CHI, vs RBNY $6.5
15 Hassani Dotson MIN vs. SJ, at MTL $5.0
16 Ben Sweat NYC vs. SEA, vs. POR $5.2
17 Nicolas Hasler SKC vs. LAFC, vs. CHI $4.0
18 Ruan ORL vs. PHI, at PHI $5.8
19 Kai Wagner PHI at ORL, vs. ORL $5.6
20 Joevin Jones SEA at NYC, at CLB $6.5

Midfielders

Maxi Moralez has been pulling all the strings for NYCFC | USA Today Sports IMages

Maxi Moralez followed up a 19-point Week 15 outing with an eye-popping 23-point performance in New York City’s Week 17 win over Philadelphia. The Argentine also has seven or more points in each of his last five appearances. Look for the Moralez to continue to pull the strings with a pair of home games on deck this week.

Rank Player Team Opponent Price
1 Maxi Moralez NYC vs. SEA, vs. POR $11.5
2 Eduard Atuesta LAFC at SKC, vs. VAN $11.0
3 Nani ORL vs. PHI, at PHI $10.0
4 Nicolas Lodeiro SEA at NYC, at CLB $11.0
5 Latif Blessing LAFC at SKC, vs. VAN $10.0
6 Albert Rusnak RSL vs. CLB, at SJ $10.1
7 Ismael Tajouri-Shradi NYC vs. SEA, vs. POR $7.6
8 Felipe Gutierrez SKC vs. LAFC, vs. CHI $9.8
9 Jamiro Monteiro PHI at ORL, vs. ORL $9.8
10 Mark-Anthony Kaye LAFC at SKC, vs. VAN $10.0
11 Cristian Espinoza SJ at MIN, vs. RSL $8.6
12 Pity Martinez ATL at CHI, vs. RBNY $9.8
13 Aleksandar Katai CHI vs. ATL, at SKC $9.4
14 Magnus Eriksson SJ at MIN, vs. RSL $8.0
15 Vako SJ at MIN, vs. RSL $7.0
16 Nicolas Gaitan CHI vs. ATL, at SKC $9.1
17 Pedro Santos CLB at RSL, vs. SEA $7.8
18 Damir Kreilach RSL vs. CLB, at SJ $7.8
19 Julian Gressel ATL at CHI, vs. RBNY $9.0
20 Kaku RBNY at HOU, at ATL $9.3
21 Alexander Ring NYC vs. SEA, vs. POR $7.9
22 Jan Gregus MIN vs. SJ, at MTL $9.0
23 Daniel Royer RBNY at HOU, at ATL $8.5
24 Przemyslaw Frankowski CHI vs. ATL, at SKC $7.1
25 Haris Medunjanin PHI at ORL, vs. ORL $8.8
26 Victor Rodriguez SEA at NYC, at CLB $8.0
27 Justin Meram ATL at CHI, vs. RBNY $6.0
28 Chris Mueller ORL vs. PHI, at PHI $6.9
29 Gerso Fernandes SKC vs. LAFC, vs. CHI $7.5
30 Daniel Salloi SKC vs. LAFC, vs. CHI $6.2

Forwards

Carlos Vela enters the weekend with a league-leading 16 goals | USA Today Sports IMages

Carlos Vela was surprisingly shut out at Colorado last week, but the LAFC talisman should have plenty of opportunities to get back on the scoresheet with two games this week. He’s averaging 11 fantasy points per game, providing a relatively safe floor with sky-high upside.

Rank Player Team Opponent Price
1 Carlos Vela LAFC at SKC, vs. VAN $11.5
2 Darwin Quintero MIN vs. SJ, at MTL $10.5
3 Alexandru Mitrita NYC vs. SEA, vs. POR $8.6
4 Valentin Castellanos NYC vs. SEA, vs. POR $7.5
5 Diego Rossi LAFC at SKC, vs. VAN $10.0
6 Alberth Elis HOU vs. RBNY, at CIN $10.5
7 Josef Martinez ATL at CHI, vs. RBNY $11.0
8 Mauro Manotas HOU vs. RBNY, at CIN $9.0
9 Chris Wondolowski SJ at MIN, vs. RSL $7.6
10 Adama Diomande LAFC at SKC, vs. VAN $8.0
11 Kacper Przybylko PHI at ORL, vs. ORL $7.5
12 Tesho Akindele ORL vs. PHI, at PHI $6.7
13 Sam Johnson RSL vs. CLB, at SJ $7.6
14 CJ Sapong CHI vs. ATL, at SKC $7.1
15 Dom Dwyer ORL vs. PHI, at PHI $8.0
16 Angelo Rodriguez MIN vs. SJ, at MTL $8.5
17 Brian White RBNY at HOU, at ATL $6.4
18 Romell Quioto HOU vs. RBNY, at CIN $7.0
19 Krisztian Nemeth SKC vs. LAFC, vs. CHI $6.9
20 Fafa Picault PHI at ORL, vs. ORL $7.0
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