Fantasy: Week 23 positional rankings


The double-game week returns in Week 23 of MLS Fantasy, albeit with only New York City FC and the Houston Dynamo featuring twice. While players from those teams warrant serious roster consideration due to the opportunity to accrue points in two games, there are several players with juicy matchups to target as well. Let’s take a closer look at the top players at each position to help your squad leapfrog the competition in the standings.

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Goalkeepers

Sean Johnson | USA Today Sports Images

Sean Johnson has the most favorable schedule of the goalkeepers who could play twice this week, with his best shot at clean sheet points coming Thursday (7 PM ET | TV & streaming info) against a depleted Houston Dynamo attack that has been shut out in three of their last four matches.

Rank Player Team Opponent Price
Sean Johnson NYC vs. HOU, at ATL $5.4
Tyler Deric HOU at NYC, at PHI $4.9
Steve Clark POR vs. VAN $7.6
Eloy Room CLB vs. CIN $4.7
Jesse Gonzalez DAL vs. MIN $7.4
Brad Guzan ATL vs. NYC $6.8
7 Tyler Miller LAFC vs. RBNY $6.5
8 Andre Blake PHI vs. MTL $5.1
9 Quentin Westberg TOR vs. ORL $6.7
10 Kenneth Kronholm CHI vs. MTL $5.9

Defenders

Ronald Matarrita tangles with Dax McCarty | USA Today Sports Images

Ronald Matarrita and Anton Tinnerholm play an integral role on the wings in the New York City FC setup, and with the opportunity to pileup both attacking and defensive points, both players are high on the fantasy radar this double-game week.

Rank Player Team Opponent Price
1 Ronald Matarrita NYC vs. HOU, at ATL $6.0
2 Anton Tinnerholm NYC vs. HOU, at ATL $8.0
3 Alexander Callens NYC vs. HOU, at ATL $6.2
4 Maxime Chanot NYC vs. HOU, at ATL $6.4
5 James Sands NYC vs. HOU, at ATL $5.9
6 Adam Lundkvist HOU at NYC, at PHI $5.9
7 Maynor Figueroa HOU at NYC, at PHI $6.1
8 Aljaz Struna HOU at NYC, at PHI $5.2
9 AJ DeLaGarza HOU at NYC, at PHI $4.3
10 Harrison Afful CLB vs. CIN $5.1
11 Jorge Villafana POR vs. VAN $8.0
12 Jorge Moreira POR vs. VAN $8.3
13 Larrys Mabiala POR vs. VAN $8.8
14 Kai Wagner PHI vs. HOU $6.2
15 Omar Gonzalez TOR vs. ORL $7.9
16 Jonathan Bornstein CHI vs. MTL $6.0
17 Leandro Gonzalez Pirez ATL vs. NYC $7.5
18 Ryan Hollingshead DAL vs. MIN $8.7
19 Kim Kee-hee SEA vs. NE $7.0
20 Reto Ziegler DAL vs. MIN $8.0

Midfielders

Maxi Moralez | USA Today Sports Images

After sitting out in Week 22, Maxi Moralez should be fully rested and ready to wreak havoc during the DGW. He’s averaging over eight fantasy points per game, and as long as he’s back in the starting lineup Thursday, he’s easily the most attractive midfield option this week.

Rank Player Team Opponent Price
1 Maxi Moralez NYC vs. HOU, at ATL $11.7
2 Alexander Ring NYC vs. HOU, at ATL $8.5
3 Nicolas Lodeiro SEA vs. NE $12.3
4 Alejandro Pozuelo TOR vs. ORL $11.2
5 Diego Valeri POR vs. VAN $12.0
6 Marco Fabian PHI vs. HOU $9.4
7 Keaton Parks NYC vs. HOU, at ATL $5.3
8 Tomas Martinez HOU at NYC, at PHI $7.9
9 Ebenezer Ofori NYC vs. HOU, at ATL $5.6
10 Memo Rodriguez HOU at NYC, at PHI $6.7
11 Pedro Santos CLB vs. CIN $9.1
12 Felipe Gutierrez SKC vs. RSL $10.9
13 Eduard Atuesta LAFC vs. RBNY $11.9
14 Luis Diaz CLB vs. CIN $6.7
15 Nicolas Gaitan CHI vs. MTL $9.7
16 Carles Gil NE at SEA $12.3
17 Boniek Garcia HOU at NYC, at PHI $5.8
18 Sebastian Blanco POR vs. VAN $10.4
19 Aleksandar Katai CHI vs. MTL $7.7
20 Matias Vera HOU at NYC, at PHI $5.6
21 Johnny Russell SKC vs. RSL $7.9
22 Mark-Anthony Kaye LAFC vs. RBNY $10.0
23 Pity Martinez ATL vs. NYC $9.3
24 Albert Rusnak RSL at SKC $10.2
25 Ezequiel Barco ATL vs. NYC $8.6
26 Saphir Taider MTL at CHI $10.2
27 Jack Price COL vs. SJ $7.6
28 Haris Medunjanin PHI vs. HOU $9.4
29 Vako SJ at COL $9.2
30 Tommy McNamara HOU at NYC, at PHI $5.3

Forwards

Heber | USA Today Sports Images

Heber has a goal in three of his last four appearances, and with a lack of enticing double-game week forwards to choose from, the Brazilian striker sticks out as the top forward to target in Week 23.

Rank Player Team Opponent Price
1 Heber NYC vs. HOU, at ATL $9.8
2 Alexandru Mitrita NYC vs. HOU, at ATL $8.0
3 Mauro Manotas HOU at NYC, at PHI $8.5
4 Carlos Vela LAFC vs. RBNY $13.5
5 Valentin Castellanos NYC vs. HOU, at ATL $6.5
6 Romell Quioto HOU at NYC, at PHI $7.2
7 Brian Fernandez POR vs. VAN $10.6
8 Gyasi Zardes CLB vs. CIN $9.0
9 Jozy Altidore TOR vs. ORL $10.3
10 Zlatan Ibrahimovic LA at DC $10.8
11 Wayne Rooney DC vs. LA $10.4
12 Raul Ruidiaz SEA vs. NE $11.2
13 Gustavo Bou NE at SEA $9.9
14 Diego Rossi LAFC vs. RBNY $10.5
15 Kacper Przybylko PHI vs. HOU $7.6
16 Kei Kamara COL vs. SJ $7.9
17 Adama Diomande LAFC vs. RBNY $9.4
18 Jordan Morris SEA vs. NE $9.4
19 Darwin Quintero MIN at DAL $9.5
20 Nemanja Nikolic CHI vs. MTL $6.5
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