Fantasy: Week 25 positional rankings

Reid, Mike and Blayne get together to to review the biggest surprises and most important takeaways from Round 24 and preview the upcoming action from Heineken Rivalry Week (AKA Round 25). Shocking comebacks and surprise losses are the focus for main Round 24 takeaways, but Reid also takes a moment to mention the importance of the upcoming playoff race and rant a little bit about other systems.


Six teams are on a double-game week in Week 25 of MLS Fantasy, presenting a big opportunity to shuffle things up on the leaderboards. Let’s get dialed in on the top players at each position, with a focus on players who could potentially collect points from two games this week.

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Goalkeepers

Tyler Miller | USA Today Sports Images

Tyler Miller has kept a clean sheet in two of his last three outings, and his 0.90 goals against average is tops in the league among starting goalkeepers. As one of just two ‘keepers who have two home games this week, the LAFC standout is a top option even with tough matchups against San Jose and the LA Galaxy.

Rank Player Team Opponent Price
Tyler Miller LAFC vs. SJ, vs. LA $7.4
Sean Johnson NYC vs. CLB, vs. RBNY $6.0
Daniel Vega SJ at LAFC, vs. VAN $5.1
Bill Hamid DC vs. RBNY, at PHI $6.9
Luis Robles RBNY at DC, at NYC $6.7
Eloy Room CLB at NYC, at CIN $4.4
7 Matt Turner NE vs. CHI $6.4
8 Andre Blake PHI vs. DC $5.2
9 Jesse Gonzalez DAL vs. HOU $6.7
10 Tim Melia SKC vs. MIN $6.4

Defenders

Ronald Matarrita | USA Today Sports Images

NYCFC left back Ronald Matarrita has just one assist to his name this season, but he’s flashed his attacking upside on numerous occasions. The versatile Costa Rican possesses the ability to turn in a big week with intriguing home matches versus Columbus and cross-city rivals New York Red Bulls.

Rank Player Team Opponent Price
1 Ronald Matarrita NYC vs. CLB, vs. RBNY $5.6
2 Eddie Segura LAFC vs. SJ, vs. LA $6.5
3 Anton Tinnerholm NYC vs. CLB, vs. RBNY $8.0
4 Jordan Harvey LAFC vs. SJ, vs. LA $7.1
5 Maxime Chanot NYC vs. CLB, vs. RBNY $5.9
6 Alexander Callens NYC vs. CLB, vs. RBNY $6.0
7 Florian Jungwirth SJ at LAFC, vs. VAN $6.7
8 Tommy Thompson SJ at LAFC, vs. VAN $7.3
9 Steven Beitashour LAFC vs. SJ, vs. LA $6.0
10 Nick Lima SJ at LAFC, vs. VAN $5.3
11 Tristan Blackmon LAFC vs. SJ, vs. LA $6.2
12 Leonardo Jara DC vs. RBNY, at PHI $6.7
13 Ben Sweat NYC vs. CLB, vs. RBNY $5.3
14 Eric Miller NYC vs. CLB, vs. RBNY $4.0
15 Harrison Afful CLB at NYC, at CIN $5.3
16 Steve Birnbaum DC vs. RBNY, at PHI $6.1
17 Guram Kashia SJ at LAFC, vs. VAN $6.6
18 Frederic Brillant DC vs. RBNY, at PHI $8.1
19 Michael Murillo RBNY at DC, at NYC $6.0
20 Joseph Mora DC vs. RBNY, at PHI $4.7

Midfielders

Eduard Atuesta | USA Today Sports Images

Eduard Atuesta has seven or more points in each of his last nine home appearances, which bodes well with LAFC having two games at Banc of California Stadium this week.

Rank Player Team Opponent Price
1 Eduard Atuesta LAFC vs. SJ, vs. LA $12.6
2 Maxi Moralez NYC vs. CLB, vs. RBNY $11.1
3 Magnus Eriksson SJ at LAFC, vs. VAN $10.3
4 Latif Blessing LAFC vs. SJ, vs. LA $9.4
5 Pedro Santos CLB at NYC, at CIN $10.1
6 Cristian Espinoza SJ at LAFC, vs. VAN $9.9
7 Vako SJ at LAFC, vs. VAN $10.1
8 Mark-Anthony Kaye LAFC vs. SJ, vs. LA $9.8
9 Daniel Royer RBNY at DC, at NYC $9.1
10 Marc Rzatkowski RBNY at DC, at NYC $8.1
11 Alexander Ring NYC vs. CLB, vs. RBNY $8.7
12 Kaku RBNY at DC, at NYC $8.2
13 Paul Arriola DC vs. RBNY, at PHI $8.1
14 Wil Trapp CLB at NYC, at CIN $8.4
15 Sean Davis RBNY at DC, at NYC $7.2
16 Keaton Parks NYC vs. CLB, vs. RBNY $5.7
17 Cristian Casseres Jr. RBNY at DC, at NYC $7.1
18 Lucas Rodriguez DC vs. RBNY, at PHI $7.6
19 Felipe Martins DC vs. RBNY, at PHI $6.4
20 Jackson Yueill SJ at LAFC, vs. VAN $7.2
21 Junior Moreno DC vs. RBNY, at PHI $5.5
22 Luis Diaz CLB at NYC, at CIN $8.4
23 Ulises Segura DC vs. RBNY, at PHI $4.8
24 Artur CLB at NYC, at CIN $5.2
25 Diego Valeri POR vs. SEA $12.2
26 Carles Gil NE vs. CHI $13.2
27 Alejandro Pozuelo TOR vs. MTL $10.5
28 Nicolas Lodeiro SEA at POR $13.1
29 Johnny Russell SKC vs. MIN $8.5
30 Albert Rusnak RSL vs. COL $10.2

Forwards

Carlos Vela | USA Today Sports Images

Carlos Vela is averaging more than 17 fantasy points per game across his last five home outings. That kind of production is worth moving mountains for to fit the MVP frontrunner into your squad on a double-game week.

Rank Player Team Opponent Price
1 Carlos Vela LAFC vs. SJ, vs. LA $14.5
2 Heber NYC vs. CLB, vs. RBNY $10.4
3 Wayne Rooney DC vs. RBNY, at PHI $10.0
4 Valentin Castellanos NYC vs. CLB, vs. RBNY $7.5
5 Diego Rossi LAFC vs. SJ, vs. LA $9.8
6 Adama Diomande LAFC vs. SJ, vs. LA $8.9
7 Alexandru Mitrita NYC vs. CLB, vs. RBNY $8.0
8 Gyasi Zardes CLB at NYC, at CIN $9.7
9 Chris Wondolowski SJ at LAFC, vs. VAN $6.9
10 Brian Fernandez POR vs. SEA $10.7
11 Josef Martinez ATL at ORL $14.0
12 Zlatan Ibrahimovic LA at LAFC $11.3
13 Gustavo Bou NE vs. CHI $10.5
14 Ola Kamara DC vs. RBNY, at PHI $8.6
15 Bradley Wright-Phillips RBNY at DC, at NYC $5.9
16 Jozy Altidore TOR vs. MTL $10.0
17 Raul Ruidiaz SEA at POR $10.7
18 Danny Hoesen SJ at LAFC, vs. VAN $5.6
19 Kacper Przybylko PHI vs. DC $8.1
20 Diego Rubio COL at RSL $9.8
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