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Fantasy: Ranking the top 30 midfielders for 2020

Midfielders serve as the glue to a strong soccer team, and MLS Fantasy is no different. It’s a position that can consistently deliver points through a combination of goals, assists and bonus points. Should you play it safe with a bonus-point magnet like Jonathan dos Santos? Or invest in midfielders who can also rack up goals and assists in bulk like Carles Gil and Maxi Moralez? These are the decisions that managers will be tasked with making in leading their squad to fantasy glory.

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There’s a lot to be excited about with several teams bolstering their midfield in the offseason. Edison Flores, Rodolfo Pizarro and Lucas Zelarayan are just a few of the new toys we get to play with this season. If the newcomers are able to quickly adapt to their new environment, it would be no surprise to see them become regular fixtures in fantasy rosters over the course of the season.

Gil, last year's MLS Newcomer of the Year, accrued the most points (258) of any midfielder in 2019, but it was Nicolas Lodeiro who once again led all midfielders with 7.71 fantasy points per game. Both players are set up to continue to thrive with even more talent surrounding them this season, planting them high on the fantasy radar ahead of the 2020 season.

2020 MLS Fantasy Preseason Rankings: Midfielders

Rank Player Team Price
Nicolas Lodeiro SEA $12.0
Maxi Moralez NYC $11.0
3 Carles Gil NE $11.0
Diego Valeri POR $10.5
Alejandro Pozuelo TOR $11.0
6 Edison Flores DC $10.0
7 Eduard Atuesta LAFC $10.5
8 Rodolfo Pizarro MIA $10.0
9 Saphir Taider MTL $10.5
10 Nani ORL $10.5
11  Ezequiel Barco ATL $8.5
12 Lucas Zelarayan CLB $9.5
13 Jonathan dos Santos LA $9.5
14 Jan Gregus MIN $9.0
15 Pity Martinez ATL $9.0
16 Albert Rusnak RSL $9.5
17 Alexandru Mitrita NYC $10.0
18 Julian Gressel DC $10.0
19 Johnny Russell SKC $9.5
20 Sebastian Blanco POR $10.0
21 Felipe Gutierrez SKC $10.0
22 Latif Blessing LAFC $10.0
23 Magnus Eriksson SJ $9.0
24 Darwin Quintero HOU $8.5
25 Pablo Piatti TOR $9.0
26 Jamiro Monterio PHI $8.5
27 Michael Barrios DAL $9.5
28 Hany Mukhtar NSH $9.0
29 Daniel Royer RBNY $8.5
30 Younes Namli COL $8.5

Which midfielders are you building your fantasy team around in 2020? Let us know in the comments below.


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