Fantasy: Week 27 positional rankings

Reid has the night off but Michael and Blayne are joined my Patreon Supporter Patrick Smith to review all of the most important Fantasy moments from Round 26 and preview the best options for Round 27.

The show starts by talking about the elephant in the room, the poor point returns from the DGW players, but then pivots to the pleasant surprises of the week, D.C. & Minnesota United. Patrick is also given time to share his experiences as a member of the MLSFI Patreon community and why he continues to be one of our top supporters.


A condensed Week 27 of MLS Fantasy is upon us, with just 10 teams in action during the FIFA international window. Roster construction can become quite tricky with multiple international absences and injuries to consider, so let’s take a closer look at the top players at each position with those factors in mind.

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Goalkeepers

Steve Clark pitched a shutout last week, and he’s in a good spot for more clean sheet points at home versus a shorthanded Sporting KC attack that was held scoreless in its last road fixture.

Rank Player Team Opponent Price
Steve Clark POR vs. SKC $7.4
Tim Howard COL vs. SEA $5.6
Pablo Sisniega LAFC at ORL $4.2
Brad Stuver NYC vs. NE $4.9
Quentin Westberg TOR at CIN $6.2
Przemyslaw Tyton CIN vs. TOR $5.2
7 Tim Melia SKC at POR $7.4
8 Matt Turner NE at NYC $6.6
9 Stefan Frei SEA at COL $6.2
10 Brian Rowe ORL vs. LAFC $7.3

Defenders

Moreira in action for the Timbers. | USA Today Images

Jorge Moreira has topped double-digit fantasy points in four of his last five home appearances, making him a prime target at home against a depleted Sporting Kansas City attack in Week 27.

Rank Player Team Opponent Price
1 Jorge Moreira POR vs. SKC $8.9
2 Anton Tinnerholm NYC vs. NE $8.5
3 Auro TOR at CIN $7.9
4 Tommy Smith COL vs. SEA $4.7
5 Jorge Villafana POR vs. SKC $8.0
6 Keegan Rosenberry COL vs. SEA $5.6
7 Eddie Segura LAFC at ORL $7.4
8 Bill Tuiloma POR vs. SKC $4.9
9 Steven Beitashour LAFC at ORL $6.3
10 Omar Gonzalez TOR at CIN $6.7
11 Claude Dielna POR vs. SKC $6.2
12 Lalas Abubakar COL vs. SEA $5.5
13 Graham Zusi SKC at POR $8.0
14 Tristan Blackmon LAFC at ORL $7.0
15 Ben Sweat NYC vs. NE $4.0
16 Sam Vines COL vs. SEA $4.3
17 Chris Mavinga TOR at CIN $5.1
18 Jordan Harvey LAFC at ORL $6.8
19 Mohamed El-Munir LAFC at ORL $4.5
20 Graham Smith SKC at POR $6.0

Midfielders

Moralez is a key cog in NYCFC's attack. | USA Today Images

Maxi Moralez continues to fuel the New York City FC attack, averaging nearly 10 fantasy points per game at Yankee Stadium this season. On a condensed week, he’s once again an elite option in an Eastern Conference clash with the New England Revolution.

Rank Player Team Opponent Price
1 Maxi Moralez NYC vs. NE $12.1
2 Diego Valeri POR vs. SKC $13.1
3 Alejandro Pozuelo TOR at CIN $9.6
4 Nico Lodeiro SEA at COL $12.7
5 Carles Gil NE at NYC $12.7
6 Nicolas Benezet TOR at CIN $7.5
7 Michael Bradley TOR at CIN $9.1
8 Sebastian Blanco POR vs. SKC $9.7
9 Nani ORL vs. LAFC $9.1
10 Lee Nguyen LAFC at ORL $6.7
11 Jonathan Lewis COL vs. SEA $7.4
12 Latif Blessing LAFC at ORL $10.1
13 Emmanuel Ledesma CIN vs. TOR $7.9
14 Marky Delgado TOR at CIN $7.9
15 Jack Price COL vs. SEA $8.2
16 Diego Chara POR vs. SKC $8.5
17 Cristian Penilla NE at NYC $7.9
18 Erickson Gallardo TOR at CIN $6.6
19 Sam Nicholson COL vs. SEA $5.9  
20 Juan Agudelo NE at NYC $5.9
21 Gary Mackay-Steven NYC vs. NE $5.5
22 Roland Lamah CIN vs. TOR $6.1
23 Gerso Fernandes SKC at POR $7.0
24 Victor Ulloa CIN vs. TOR $6.0
25 Josh Perez LAFC at ORL $4.8
26 Harry Shipp SEA at COL $6.2
27 Daniel Salloi SKC at POR $4.4
28 Kellyn Acosta COL vs. SEA $5.0
29 Benny Feilhaber SKC at POR $6.8
30 Nick DeLeon TOR at CIN $5.3

Forwards

The biggest question of Week 27 is if Vela will play. | USA Today Images

After missing out last week with a hamstring injury, Carlos Vela is once again questionable heading into Week 27. It seems unlikely that he’ll return to action this week, but since he hasn’t been ruled out, his status is worth monitoring ahead of Saturday’s game at Orlando City.

Rank Player Team Opponent Price
1 Carlos Vela LAFC at ORL $15.0  
2 Jozy Altidore TOR at CIN $10.2
3 Brian Fernandez POR vs. SKC $9.8
4 Gustavo Bou NE at NYC $11.2
5 Valentin Castellanos NYC vs. NE $7.6
6 Diego Rossi LAFC at ORL $9.5  
7 Alexandru Mitrita NYC vs. NE $8.1
8 Andre Shinyashiki COL vs. SEA $5.8
9 Adama Diomande LAFC at ORL $8.1
10 Jeremy Ebobisse POR vs. SKC $5.3
11 Darren Mattocks CIN vs. TOR $6.6
12 Dom Dwyer ORL vs. LAFC $5.3
13 Erik Hurtado SKC at POR $6.0
14 Luis Silva SEA at COL $5.6
15 Patrick Mullins TOR at CIN $4.3
16 Adrien Perez LAFC at ORL $4.0
17 Benji Michel ORL vs. LAFC $4.6
18 Juan Fernando Caicedo NE at NYC $5.9
19 Niki Jackson COL vs. SEA $4.7
20 Justin Dhillon SEA at COL $4.4  
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