Josef Martinez - Atlanta United - 2019 Fantasy

Fantasy: Week 29 positional rankings

Reid, Michael and Blayne are joined by top Patreon donor Sherry Snyder to review the top fantasy moments from Round 28 and preview the upcoming Round 29 Fantasy game week.

They start by covering several of the most surprising moments from the previous week, including the SGW players who stood out the most, the unexpected scores, road winners, and the potential impacts on the upcoming DGW players. Sherry then joins the show to share her fantasy journey, the resources that have helped her succeed in 2019, and her experience as a member on the MLSFI Patreon family. They wrap everything up by covering the top player options for Round 29 and finish the segment with a discussion on differential options.


With just three weeks left in the fall season of MLS Fantasy, Week 29 presents a good opportunity to make a push up the leaderboards with six teams playing twice. Considering players from those teams are eligible to rack up points from two games, let’s get dialed in on the positional rankings for the double-game week ahead.

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Goalkeepers

Brad Guzan has already helped Atlanta United win the U.S. Open Cup and Campeones Cup this year | USA Today Sports Images

Brad Guzan leads the league with 13 shutouts on the season, and he’s in a good bounce-back spot after conceding three goals in consecutive games. The Atlanta United veteran first faces an FC Cincinnati attack that ranks dead last in goals scored, then hosts a San Jose unit that has just one goal over their last three road games.

Rank Player Team Opponent Price
Brad Guzan ATL at CIN, vs. SJ $8.3
Steve Clark POR vs. RBNY, vs. MIN $7.9
Stefan Frei SEA vs. DAL, at DC $6.4
Luis Robles RBNY at POR, vs. PHI $6.0
Jesse Gonzalez DAL at SEA, vs. NYC $5.9
Przemyslaw Tyton CIN vs. ATL, vs. CHI $5.3
7 David Bingham LA vs. MTL $7.0
8 Tyler Miller LAFC vs. TOR $7.4
9 Joe Willis HOU vs. ORL $5.6
10 Kenneth Kronholm CHI at CIN $7.9

Defenders

Jorge Moreira, on loan from River Plate, has started 21 games for Portland this year | USA Today Sports Images

Portland Timbers right back Jorge Moreira took three shots, created three chances and swung in 13 crosses last week, highlighting his fantasy appeal as a defender with big attacking upside. With two home games against sides that have been so-so on the road this season (New York Red Bulls, Minnesota United), the Paraguayan will look to pile up points on both ends of the field this week.

Rank Player Team Opponent Price
1 Jorge Moreira POR vs. RBNY, vs. MIN $9.5
2 Leandro Gonzalez Pirez ATL at CIN, vs. SJ $8.6
3 Claude Dielna POR vs. RBNY, vs. MIN $7.2
4 Miles Robinson ATL at CIN, vs. SJ $9.3
5 Reto Ziegler DAL at SEA, vs. NYC $9.1
6 Jorge Villafana POR vs. RBNY, vs. MIN $7.9
7 Ryan Hollingshead DAL at SEA, vs. NYC $10.0
8 Brad Smith SEA vs. DAL, at DC $5.9
9 Bill Tuiloma POR vs. RBNY, vs. MIN $5.6
10 Franco Escobar ATL at CIN, vs. SJ $6.7
11 Aaron Long RBNY at POR, vs. PHI $7.2
12 Kelvin Leerdam SEA vs. DAL, at DC $4.6
13 Matt Hedges DAL at SEA, vs. NYC $7.5
14 Michael Murillo RBNY at POR, vs. PHI $7.5
15 Kim Kee-hee SEA vs. DAL, at DC $5.6
16 Reggie Cannon DAL at SEA, vs. NYC $5.6
17 Kemar Lawrence RBNY at POR, vs. PHI $5.2
18 Greg Garza CIN vs. ATL, vs. CHI $5.3
19 Tim Parker RBNY at POR, vs. PHI $5.2
20 Xavier Arreaga SEA vs. DAL, at DC $5.0

Midfielders

Diego Valeri has eight goals and 16 assists so far this season | USA Today Sports Images

Diego Valeri leads all double-game week players with 213 fantasy points on the season. With Portland clinging onto the final playoff spot in the Western Conference, he’s in prime position to shine with a pair of home games in Week 29.

Rank Player Team Opponent Price
1 Diego Valeri POR vs. RBNY, vs. MIN $13.5
2 Nicolas Lodeiro SEA vs. DAL, at DC $12.8
3 Pity Martinez ATL at CIN, vs. SJ $9.4
4 Daniel Royer RBNY at POR, vs. PHI $8.7
5 Sebastian Blanco POR vs. RBNY, vs. MIN $9.7
6 Kaku RBNY at POR, vs. PHI $8.8
7 Julian Gressel ATL at CIN, vs. SJ $9.6
8 Michael Barrios DAL at SEA, vs. NYC $10.5
9 Cristian Roldan SEA vs. DAL, at DC $10.0
10 Emmanuel Ledesma CIN vs. ATL, vs. CHI $8.7
11 Diego Chara POR vs. RBNY, vs. MIN $8.9
12 Darlington Nagbe ATL at CIN, vs. SJ $8.4
13 Marc Rzatkowski RBNY at POR, vs. PHI $7.6
14 Justin Meram ATL at CIN, vs. SJ $6.4
15 Andy Polo POR vs. RBNY, vs. MIN $5.5
16 Joe Gyau CIN vs. ATL, vs. CHI $4.9
17 Bryan Acosta DAL at SEA, vs. NYC $7.0
18 Frankie Amaya CIN vs. ATL, vs. CHI $4.8
19 Paxton Pomykal DAL at SEA, vs. NYC $7.2
20 Emerson Hyndman ATL at CIN, vs. SJ $4.7
21 Sean Davis RBNY at POR, vs. PHI $6.9
22 Marvin Loria POR vs. RBNY, vs. MIN $4.0
23 Cristhian Paredes POR vs. RBNY, vs. MIN $6.9
24 Santiago Mosquera DAL at SEA, vs. NYC $6.4
25 Gustav Svensson SEA vs. DAL, at DC $6.0
26 Victor Rodriguez SEA vs. DAL, at DC $7.1
27 Alex Muyl RBNY at POR, vs. PHI $6.2
28 Eric Remedi ATL at CIN, vs. SJ $5.1
29 Jordy Delem SEA vs. DAL, at DC $4.5
30 Brandon Servania DAL at SEA, vs. NYC $5.1

Forwards

Josef Martinez has 51 goals across his last 60 regular-season games for Atlanta | USA Today Sports Images

Josef Martinez has the highest ceiling of any player on the board this week, and he’s well-positioned to keep his record-breaking 14-game goalscoring streak going. Up first is an FC Cincinnati team that has shipped a league-worst 72 goals before rounding the DGW out against a San Jose side that has allowed nearly three goals per game across their last five road fixtures.

Rank Player Team Opponent Price
1 Josef Martinez ATL at CIN, vs. SJ $13.9
2 Brian Fernandez POR vs. RBNY, vs. MIN $9.5
3 Raul Ruidiaz SEA vs. DAL, at DC $11.9
4 Zdenek Ondrasek DAL at SEA, vs. NYC $6.5
5 Jordan Morris SEA vs. DAL, at DC $10.0
6 Jeremy Ebobisse POR vs. RBNY, vs. MIN $5.6
7 Jesus Ferreira DAL at SEA, vs. NYC $7.1
8 Bradley Wright-Phillips RBNY at POR, vs. PHI $5.6
9 Kekuta Manneh CIN vs. ATL, vs. CHI $5.3
10 Carlos Vela LAFC vs. TOR $15.5
11 Dominique Badji DAL at SEA, vs. NYC $5.8
12 Zlatan Ibrahimovic LA vs. MTL $12.8
13 Rashawn Dally CIN vs. ATL, vs. CHI $4.0
14 Hector Villalba ATL at CIN, vs. SJ $6.8
15 Mauro Manotas HOU vs. ORL $9.6
16 Gustavo Bou NE at RSL $10.7
17 Wayne Rooney DC vs. SEA $9.2
18 Alberth Elis HOU vs. ORL $7.9
19 Kacper Przybylko PHI at RBNY $9.6
20 Nemanja Nikolic CHI at CIN $7.8
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