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Fantasy: Positional rankings as 2020 regular season resumes

MLS Fantasy is back, and there are double-game weeks galore! Keep in mind that both matches of the DGW will no longer count towards a player’s weekly score – only the highest score of the two matches will count towards your fantasy point total. With that being said, there are merits in loading up on DGW players since they have two chances to record a strong score. Let’s dive right in and take a look at the top fantasy options at each position this week.

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Goalkeepers

Brad Guzan and Atlanta United will be eager to bounce back from a dismal showing at the MLS is Back Tournament, and they’ll have ample opportunity to turn things around with upcoming fixtures against both expansion sides. Nashville SC have two goals as an MLS club, while Inter Miami CF have scored a meager three goals through their first five games.

Rank Player Team Opponent Price
Brad Guzan ATL vs. NSH, at MIA $6.4
Pedro Gallese ORL at MIA, vs. NSH $6.6
Kenneth Vermeer LAFC vs. LA, at RSL $7.9
Eloy Room CLB vs. CHI, at NYC $7.5
Andre Blake PHI at NE, vs. RBNY $6.9

Value Goalkeepers

Rank Player Team Opponent Price
Bobby Shuttleworth CHI at CLB, vs. CIN $4.5
2 Jimmy Maurer DAL at HOU, vs. COL $4.5
3 Thomas Hasal VAN at TOR, at MTL $4.0

Defenders

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Reto Ziegler helped FC Dallas keep a clean sheet in their last match, and he’ll be relied upon for defensive coverage while they sort out their attack. He stands over a share of set pieces and is their primary penalty kick taker, giving him some attacking upside.

Rank Player Team Opponent Price
1 Reto Ziegler DAL at HOU, vs. COL $8.0
2 Joao Moutinho ORL at MIA, vs. NSH $7.0
3 Eddie Segura LAFC vs. LA, at RSL $8.0
4 Harrison Afful CLB vs. CHI, at NYC $7.6
5 Ronald Matarrita NYC at RBNY, vs. CLB $7.6
6 Larrys Mabiala POR vs. SEA, at SJ $7.0
7 Ryan Hollingshead DAL at HOU, vs. COL $8.0
8 Ruan ORL at MIA, vs. NSH $6.4
9 Kyle Duncan RBNY vs. NYC, at PHI $5.8
10 Brandon Bye NE vs. PHI, at DC $5.8

Value Defenders

Rank Player Team Opponent Price
Nicolas Figal MIA vs. ORL, vs. ATL $5.1
2 Alexander Buttner NE vs. PHI, at DC $5.0
3 Brooks Lennon ATL vs. NSH, at MIA $4.7

Midfielders

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Nicolas Lodeiro returned to action at the MLS is Back Tournament, and he'll receive some help with Joao Paulo back in training. He has two road games this week, but that might not be a disadvantage without fans in the stands. The Uruguayan attacker has historically been a player you don’t want to be caught without during a DGW.

Rank Player Team Opponent Price
1 Nicolas Lodeiro SEA at POR, at LA $12.0
2 Nani ORL at MIA, vs. NSH $10.5
3 Sebastian Blanco POR vs. SEA, at SJ $8.9
4 Pity Martinez ATL vs. NSH, at MIA $9.3
5 Latif Blessing LAFC vs. LA, at RSL $10.6
6 Ezequiel Barco ATL vs. NSH, at MIA $10.5
7 Lucas Zelarayan CLB vs. CHI, at NYC $9.8
8 Diego Valeri POR vs. SEA, at SJ $11.2
9 Jamiro Monteiro PHI at NE, vs. RBNY $8.8
10 Jack Price COL vs. RSL, at DAL $10.5
11 Maxi Moralez NYC at RBNY, vs. CLB $9.4
12 Julian Gressel DC at CIN, vs. NE $10.4
13 Johnny Russell SKC at MIN, vs. HOU $7.9
14 Joao Paulo SEA at POR, at LA $10.2
15 Rodolfo Pizarro MIA vs. ORL, vs. ATL $10.0
16 Pedro Santos CLB vs. CHI, at NYC $7.4
17 Albert Rusnak RSL at COL, vs. LAFC $9.2
18 Daniel Royer RBNY vs. NYC, at PHI $10.5
19 Darwin Quintero HOU vs. DAL, at SKC $7.6
20 Alexandru Mitrita NYC at RBNY, at PHI $8.4

Value Midfielders

Rank Player Team Opponent Price
Eryk Williamson POR vs. SEA, at SJ $4.0
2 Memo Rodriguez HOU vs. DAL, at SKC $4.8
3 Kellyn Acosta COL vs. RSL, at DAL $5.4

Forwards

Carlos Vela is back after missing the MLS is Back Tournament and he’s simply too much of a game-changer for LAFC to leave out. The 2019 Landon Donovan MLS MVP is fully capable of making an impact off the bench, but it wouldn’t be surprising to see Vela back in the starting lineup piling up goals and assists per usual.

Rank Player Team Opponent Price
1 Carlos Vela LAFC vs. LA, at RSL $14.4
2 Diego Rossi LAFC vs. LA, at RSL $10.6
3 Alan Pulido SKC at MIN, vs. HOU $12.0
4 Gustavo Bou NE vs. PHI, at DC $10.7
5 Cristian Pavon LA at LAFC, vs. SEA $11.3
6 Raul Ruidiaz SEA at POR, at LA $10.4
7 Gyasi Zardes CLB vs. CHI, at NYC $9.2
8 Kacper Przybylko PHI at NE, vs. RBNY $8.4
9 Robert Beric CHI at CLB, vs. CIN $9.8
10 Kei Kamara COL vs. RSL, at DAL $9.8

Value Forwards

Rank Player Team Opponent Price
Jeremy Ebobisse POR vs. SEA, at SJ $5.9
2 Bradley Wright-Phillips LAFC vs. LA, at RSL $6.0
3 Tesho Akindele ORL at MIA, vs. NSH $4.9

Captain

Rank Player Team Opponent Price
1 Carlos Vela LAFC vs. LA, at RSL $14.4
2 Diego Rossi LAFC vs. LA, at RSL $10.6
3 Nicolas Lodeiro SEA at POR, at LA $12.0
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