MLS Fantasy 2020 - Carlos Vela - LAFC
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Fantasy: Week 2 positional rankings

Week 1 of MLS Fantasy provided a glimpse of which players could have a big impact in 2020. Some of the regular contributors delivered as expected, but we also saw some new faces and players in new places getting acclimated to their new environments. With a small, yet useful, sample size to build off, let’s take a closer look at the top fantasy players at each position this week.

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Goalkeepers

Jesse Gonzalez posted a clean sheet in his 2020 opener, racking up nine fantasy points in the process. He’s in a good spot to follow that up with another strong showing, especially if Montreal rest some of their key contributors with one eye on their CCL game Tuesday.

Rank Player Team Opponent Price
Jesse Gonzalez DAL vs. MTL $7.0
Kenneth Vermeer LAFC vs. PHI $7.0
Clint Irwin COL vs. ORL $6.0
Brad Guzan ATL vs. CIN $6.3
David Bingham LA vs. VAN $7.0

Value Goalkeepers

Rank Player Team Opponent Price
Matt Turner NE vs. CHI $5.3
2 Steve Clark POR vs. NSH $5.3
3 David Jensen RBNY at RSL $5.0

Defenders

Reto Ziegler celebrates a goal for FC Dallas | USA Today Sports Images

Reto Ziegler comes with immense upside given his role on set pieces. He stood over all three corner kicks in Week 1, and if last season is any indication, he’s the preferred penalty kick taker for FC Dallas, as well. That makes for a high ceiling given his ability to also earn shutout and defensive bonus points.

Rank Player Team Opponent Price
1 Reto Ziegler DAL vs. MTL $7.0
2 Eddie Segura LAFC vs. PHI $7.0
3 Oswaldo Alanis SJ vs. MIN $7.0
4 Ryan Hollingshead DAL vs. MTL $7.0
5 Matt Hedges DAL vs. MTL $7.0
6 Kelvin Leerdam SEA vs. CLB $6.5
7 Keegan Rosenberry COL vs. ORL $6.5
8 Larrys Mabiala POR vs. NSH $6.0
9 Emiliano Insua LA vs. VAN $5.9
10 Graham Zusi SKC vs. HOU $6.3

Value Defenders

Rank Player Team Opponent Price
Drew Moor COL vs. ORL $4.7
2 Steve Birnbaum DC vs. MIA $5.4
3 Jorge Moreira POR vs. NSH $5.3

Midfielders

Alejandro Pozuelo and Toronto FC take on NYCFC Saturday | USA Today Sports Images

Alejandro Pozuelo delivered a goal in Toronto’s season opener, and up next is a New York City FC side that will be without one of their key center backs. Additionally, NYCFC could field a weakened lineup with the focus on Wednesday’s CCL quarterfinal, which would in turn open up even more opportunities for Pozuelo to do some damage.

Rank Player Team Opponent Price
1 Alejandro Pozuelo TOR vs. NYC $12.0
2 Diego Valeri POR vs. NSH $10.4
3 Joao Paulo SEA vs. CLB $9.5
4 Pity Martinez ATL vs. CIN $8.3
5 Eduard Atuesta LAFC vs. PHI $9.8
6 Edison Flores DC vs. MIA $9.3
7 Ezequiel Barco ATL vs. CIN $9.5
8 Julian Gressel DC vs. MIA $11.0
9 Jack Price COL vs. ORL $9.5
10 Latif Blessing LAFC vs. PHI $10.6
11 Maxi Moralez NYC at TOR $10.3
12 Sebastian Blanco POR vs. NSH $9.8
13 Johnny Russell SKC vs. HOU $8.8
14 Daniel Royer RBNY at RSL $9.5
15 Lucas Zelarayan CLB at SEA $10.5
16 Rodolfo Pizarro MIA at DC $9.3
17 Cristian Espinoza SJ vs. MIN $10.0
18 Cristian Roldan SEA vs. CLB $10.5
19 Gadi Kinda SKC vs. HOU $8.0
20 Nico Lodeiro SEA vs. CLB $12.0

Value Midfielders

Rank Player Team Opponent Price
Memo Rodriguez HOU at SKC $5.7
2 Chris Mueller ORL at COL $5.9
3 Tanner Tessmann DAL vs. MTL $5.5

Forwards

Carlos Vela picked up where he left off after last season’s record-breaking campaign, scoring a stunning goal to lead LAFC to victory in Week 1. There’s reason for hesitation considering LAFC play in the last game of the week and have a CCL quarterfinal to play on Thursday, but his potential is worth the risk to ensure you’re not left without him if he delivers a massive point haul.

Rank Player Team Opponent Price
1 Carlos Vela LAFC vs. PHI $13.8
2 Cristian Pavon LA vs. VAN $12.0
3 Chicharito LA vs. VAN $10.8
4 Gustavo Bou NE vs. CHI $11.5
5 Alan Pulido SKC vs. HOU $11.0
6 Diego Rossi LAFC vs. PHI $10.3
7 Raul Ruidiaz SEA vs. CLB $10.3
8 Ola Kamara DC vs. MIA $8.8
9 Jozy Altidore TOR vs. NYC $9.8
10 Zdenek Ondrasek DAL vs. MTL $9.0

Value Forwards

Rank Player Team Opponent Price
Adam Buksa NE vs. CHI $7.3
2 Fafa Picault DAL vs. MTL $7.5
3 Adam Jahn ATL vs. CIN $4.8

Captain

Rank Player Team Opponent Price
1 Carlos Vela LAFC vs. PHI $13.8
2 Cristian Pavon LA vs. VAN $12.0
3 Alejandro Pozuelo TOR vs. NYC $12.0
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