Fantasy: Week 24 positional rankings

Reid, Mike, and Blayne get together to to review all the big moments and fantasy takeaways from Round 23. Do we mention Quincy? Yup. The 5-3 goalfest in Dallas? Yup. Does the Petke termination have a fantasy impact? We talk about that too. After the reap, they guys transition into talking about their player targets for Round 24 and answer question from from listeners in Live Chat. Midfielders get a lot of focus as do value forward options. They wrap everything up with with a look at the SGW options.


A massive 10 team double-game week marks the midway point of the MLS Fantasy Fall season, and with eight weeks to go, there’s still plenty of time to make some big moves in the standings. The Week 24 rankings are heavy on players who could play twice this week and offer the most potential to turn in a serviceable fantasy score along the way.

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Goalkeepers

Vito Mannone | USA Today Sports Images

Vito Mannone was rocked for five goals on the road last week, but he’s back home for two favorable games in Week 24 and the former Premier League goalkeeper has kept a clean sheet in each of his last three appearances at Allianz Field.

Rank Player Team Opponent Price
Vito Mannone MIN vs. COL, vs. ORL $7.8
David Bingham LA vs. DAL, vs. SEA $6.9
Steve Clark POR vs. CHI, vs. ATL $7.7
Nick Rimando RSL vs. SEA, vs. LAFC $7.8
Kenneth Kronholm CHI vs. POR, at PHI $6.1
Brian Rowe ORL vs. SKC, at MIN $7.1
7 Tim Melia SKC at ORL, vs. SJ $6.7
8 Jesse Gonzalez DAL at LA, at MTL $7.1
9 Stefan Frei SEA at RSL, at LA $6.8
10 Clint Irwin COL at MIN, at HOU $4.0

Defenders

Romain Metanire | USA Today Sports Images

Romain Metanire comes into the DGW fresh after sitting out in Week 23. And given his knack for bombing forward on the right wing, he’s in prime position to deliver a big score if he racks up both attacking and defensive points this week.

Rank Player Team Opponent Price
1 Romain Metanire MIN vs. COL, vs. ORL $8.0
2 Ike Opara MIN vs. COL, vs. ORL $9.2
3 Larrys Mabiala POR vs. CHI, vs. ATL $8.8
4 Jorge Moreira POR vs. CHI, vs. ATL $8.3
5 Francisco Calvo CHI at POR, vs. PHI $7.4
6 Aaron Herrera RSL vs. SEA, vs. LAFC $7.5
7 Michael Boxall MIN vs. COL, vs. ORL $7.9
8 Jorge Villafaña POR vs. CHI, vs. ATL $8.3
9 Hassani Dotson MIN vs. COL, vs. ORL $6.3
10 Chase Gasper MIN vs. COL, vs. ORL $5.8
11 Ryan Hollingshead DAL at LA, at MTL $8.9
12 Bastian Schweinsteiger CHI at POR, vs. PHI $6.9
13 Daniel Steres LA vs. DAL, vs. SEA $5.4
14 Justen Glad RSL vs. SEA, vs. LAFC $5.4
15 Diego Polenta LA vs. DAL, vs. SEA $6.6
16 Carlos Ascues ORL vs. SKC, at MIN $6.0
17 Graham Zusi SKC at ORL, vs. SJ $6.9
18 Rolf Feltscher LA vs. DAL, vs. SEA $4.5
19 Marcelo Silva RSL vs. SEA, vs. LAFC $6.8
20 Reto Ziegler DAL at LA, at MTL $7.9

Midfielders

Diego Valeri | USA Today Sports Images

Diego Valeri is averaging over 11 fantasy points per game across his last six home outings, and with a pair of games at Providence Park this week, the crafty Argentine is an elite option versus Chicago and Atlanta.

Rank Player Team Opponent Price
1 Diego Valeri POR vs. CHI, vs. ATL $12.3
2 Nicolas Lodeiro SEA at RSL, at LA $12.8
3 Jonathan dos Santos LA vs. DAL, vs. SEA $9.1
4 Cristian Pavon LA vs. DAL, vs. SEA $9.8
5 Albert Rusnak RSL vs. SEA, vs. LAFC $10.1
6 Sebastian Blanco POR vs. CHI, vs. ATL $10.9
7 Johnny Russell SKC at ORL, vs. SJ $8.4
8 Nicolas Gaitan CHI at POR, vs. PHI $9.7
9 Felipe Gutierrez SKC at ORL, vs. SJ $10.7
10 Jefferson Savarino RSL vs. SEA, vs. LAFC $11.3
11 Jan Gregus MIN vs. COL, vs. ORL $9.4
12 Nani ORL vs. SKC, at MIN $8.2
13 Aleksandar Katai CHI at POR, vs. PHI $8.0
14 Ethan Finlay MIN vs. COL, vs. ORL $7.9
15 Favio Alvarez LA vs. DAL, vs. SEA $7.7
16 Uriel Antuna LA vs. DAL, vs. SEA $5.1
17 Michael Barrios DAL at LA, at MTL $8.9
18 Osvaldo Alonso MIN vs. COL, vs. ORL $7.1
19 Diego Chara POR vs. CHI, vs. ATL $7.2
20 Damir Kreilach RSL vs. SEA, vs. LAFC $6.8
21 Kevin Molino MIN vs. COL, vs. ORL $8.0
22 Paxton Pomykal DAL at LA, at MTL $8.4
23 Miguel Ibarra MIN vs. COL, vs. ORL $5.0
24 Joe Corona LA vs. DAL, vs. SEA $8.0
25 Ilie Sanchez SKC at ORL, vs. SJ $7.8
26 Dax McCarty CHI at POR, vs. PHI $7.4
27 Chris Mueller ORL vs. SKC, at MIN $6.0
28 Cristian Roldan SEA at RSL, at LA $8.5
29 Bryan Acosta DAL at LA, at MTL $6.4
30 Kellyn Acosta COL at MIN, at HOU $5.3

Forwards

Zlatan Ibrahimovic | USA Today Sports Images

Zlatan Ibrahimovic set a new MLS record with 14 shots in last week’s loss to D.C., and while he came up empty-handed in that one, he’s in a good bounce back spot with a pair of home games this week. Up first is a Dallas side that has conceded multiple goals in back-to-back games, then he’ll round the week out against a depleted Seattle defense that has conceded three goals in each of their last two matches.

Rank Player Team Opponent Price
1 Zlatan Ibrahimovic LA vs. DAL, vs. SEA $10.8
2 Darwin Quintero MIN vs. COL, vs. ORL $9.1
3 Brian Fernandez POR vs. CHI, vs. ATL $10.6
4 Raul Ruidiaz SEA at RSL, at LA $10.9
5 Angelo Rodriguez MIN vs. COL, vs. ORL $6.3
6 Jordan Morris SEA at RSL, at LA $9.9
7 Jeremy Ebobisse POR vs. CHI, vs. ATL $6.2
8 Nemanja Nikolic CHI at POR, vs. PHI $6.9
9 Kei Kamara COL at MIN, at HOU $8.4
10 C.J. Sapong CHI at POR, vs. PHI $6.1
11 Diego Rubio COL at MIN, at HOU $9.3
12 Tesho Akindele ORL vs. SKC, at MIN $7.0
13 Corey Baird RSL vs. SEA, vs. LAFC $4.8
14 Carlos Vela LAFC at RSL $14.0
15 Dom Dwyer ORL vs. SKC, at MIN $6.6
16 Jesus Ferriera DAL at LA, at MTL $6.6
17 Erik Hurtado SKC at ORL, vs. SJ $5.4
18 Dominique Badji DAL at LA, at MTL $5.9
19 Andre Shinyashiki COL at MIN, at HOU $6.3
20 Sam Johnson RSL vs. SEA, vs. LAFC $8.0
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