Fantasy: Week 28 positional rankings

Reid, Michael and Blayne get together to review the bits of fantasy information that can be taken from last week's round and help you prepare for the upcoming DGWs in Round 28.

Even with Round 27 being a short week, it still held a few fantasy lessons and that is the focus of the first part of the show, that and the surprising number of players who got involved in scoring. However, the big question is who will be available in Round 28 and Michael covers all the latest rumors about who will and will not be available for the midweek. The show ends with a review of the best player options for Round 28 and includes several discussion about which SGW players are actually viable this week.


Week 28 of MLS Fantasy marks the start of three big double-game weeks before rounding the 2019 regular season. With just four weeks to go, let’s take a look at the top players at each position to help your team gain some ground in the standings.

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Goalkeepers

Sean Johnson controls a save for New York City FC | USA Today Images

Sean Johnson is the only goalkeeper with two home games this week, and he’s only allowed one goal over the last 180 minutes at Yankee Stadium. With a depleted defense in front of him for at least one game this week, the New York City FC be leaned on heavily to keep Toronto and San Jose off the board.

Rank Player Team Opponent Price
Sean Johnson NYC vs. TOR, vs. SJ $6.9
Vito Mannone MIN at HOU, vs. RSL $8.3
David Bingham LA at COL, vs. SKC $7.2
Joe Willis HOU vs. MIN, at VAN $5.1
Quentin Westberg TOR at NYC, vs. COL $6.0
Nick Rimando RSL vs. SJ, at MIN $8.8
7 Tim Howard COL vs. LA, at TOR $5.6
8 Daniel Vega SJ at RSL, at NYC $5.6
9 Evan Bush MTL vs. CIN $5.4
10 Brad Guzan ATL vs. CLB $8.6

Defenders

Anton Tinnerholm on the dribble | USA Today Images

Anton Tinnerholm has an assist in consecutive home appearances, and he’s topped seven points in each of his last four games at Yankee Stadium. With multiple DGW defenders still missing out through international duty, Tinnerholm is the most reliable NYCFC option to rack up points on both ends of the field.

Rank Player Team Opponent Price
1 Anton Tinnerholm NYC vs. TOR, vs. SJ $8.8
2 Romain Metanire MIN at HOU, vs. RSL $8.8
3 Ike Opara MIN at HOU, vs. RSL $9.2
4 Wilfried Moimbe MIN at HOU, vs. RSL $6.0
5 Keegan Rosenberry COL vs. LA, at TOR $6.1
6 Auro TOR at NYC, vs. COL $8.4
7 Omar Gonzalez TOR at NYC, vs. COL $6.5
8 Daniel Steres LA at COL, vs. SKC $5.2
9 Lalas Abubakar COL vs. LA, at TOR $6.0
10 Justen Glad RSL vs. SJ, at MIN $9.5
11 Michael Boxall MIN at HOU, vs. RSL $8.6
12 Adam Lundkvist HOU vs. MIN, at VAN $6.1
13 Hassani Dotson MIN at HOU, vs. RSL $6.5
14 Tommy Smith COL vs. LA, at TOR $6.5
15 Ben Sweat NYC vs. TOR, vs. SJ $4.5
16 Giancarlo Gonzalez LA at COL, vs. SKC $4.8
17 Aaron Herrera RSL vs. SJ, at MIN $7.0
18 Tommy Thompson SJ at RSL, at NYC $8.0
19 Jorgen Skjelvik LA at COL, vs. SKC $4.9
20 Donny Toia RSL vs. SJ, at MIN $7.9

Midfielders

Magnus Eriksson has six goals and eight assists on the year | USA Today Images

With Maxi Moralez suspended for the first game of the double-game week, Magnus Eriksson emerges as arguably the top DGW midfielder available despite playing both games on the road this week. The versatile attacker has seven or more points in seven of his last eight appearances, averaging over nine fantasy points per game across that span.

Rank Player Team Opponent Price
1 Magnus Eriksson SJ at RSL, at NYC $11.3
2 Cristian Pavon LA at COL, vs. SKC $10.5
3 Alejandro Pozuelo TOR at NYC, vs. COL $9.6
4 Cristian Espinoza SJ at RSL, at NYC $10.8
5 Alexander Ring NYC vs. TOR, vs. SJ $9.1
6 Michael Bradley TOR at NYC, vs. COL $9.6
7 Jack Price COL vs. LA, at TOR $8.4
8 Damir Kreilach RSL vs. SJ, at MIN $7.9
9 Nicolas Benezet TOR at NYC, vs. COL $8.0
10 Marky Delgado TOR at NYC, vs. COL $8.4
11 Jonathan Lewis COL vs. LA, at TOR $7.9
12 Nicolas Mezquida COL vs. LA, at TOR $4.8
13 Favio Alvarez LA at COL, vs. SKC $7.3
14 Keaton Parks NYC vs. TOR, vs. SJ $5.2
15 Sam Nicholson COL vs. LA, at TOR $6.4
16 Ethan Finlay MIN vs. At HOU, vs. RSL $7.4
17 Gary Mackay-Steven NYC vs. TOR, vs. SJ $5.7
18 Memo Rodriguez HOU vs. MIN, at VAN $6.4
19 Jesus Medina NYC vs. TOR, vs. SJ $6.4
20 Thomas Chacon MIN at HOU, vs. RSL $7.1
21 Uriel Antuna LA at COL, vs. SKC $5.3
22 Ismael Tajouri-Shradi NYC vs. TOR, vs. SJ $6.7
23 Osvaldo Alonso MIN at HOU, vs. RSL $7.3
24 Kellyn Acosta COL vs. LA, at TOR $4.8
25 Kelyn Rowe RSL vs. SJ, at MIN $5.9
26 Tomas Martinez HOU vs. MIN, at VAN $6.4
27 Erickson Gallardo TOR at NYC, vs. COL $6.1
28 Nick DeLeon TOR at NYC, vs. COL $5.8
29 Everton Luiz RSL vs. SJ, at MIN $6.5
30 Saphir Taider MTL vs. CIN $11.3

Forwards

Zlatan Ibrahimovic has 23 goals and four assists on the year | USA Today Images

Zlatan Ibrahimovic has been on an absolute tear over his last four games, scoring seven goals to go along with two assists. With a 13.5 FPPG average over that period, Zlatan will be a popular captain pick in Week 28.

Rank Player Team Opponent Price
1 Zlatan Ibrahimovic LA at COL, vs. SKC $12.3
2 Valentin Castellanos NYC vs. TOR, vs. SJ $7.3
3 Alexandru Mitrita NYC vs. TOR, vs. SJ $8.6
4 Mauro Manotas HOU vs. MIN, at VAN $9.1
5 Christian Ramirez HOU vs. MIN, at VAN $7.0
6 Jozy Altidore TOR at NYC, vs. COL $10.2
7 Mason Toye MIN at HOU, vs. RSL $5.6
8 Chris Wondolowski SJ at RSL, at NYC $7.9
9 Andre Shinyashiki COL vs. LA, at TOR $6.3
10 Romell Quioto HOU vs. MIN, at VAN $6.8
11 Patrick Mullins TOR at NYC, vs. COL $4.7
12 Angelo Rodriguez MIN at HOU, vs. RSL $5.9
13 Abu Danladi MIN at HOU, vs. RSL $4.4
14 Josef Martinez ATL vs. CLB $14.1
15 Maxi Urruti MTL vs. CIN $6.5
16 Carlos Vela LAFC at PHI $15.0
17 Brian Fernandez POR vs. DC $9.5
18 Kacper Przybylko PHI vs. LAFC $9.1
19 Danny Hoesen SJ at RSL, at NYC $5.4
20 Orji Okwonkwo MTL vs. CIN $6.8
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