Alejandro Pozuelo - Toronto FC - 2020 Fantasy

Fantasy: Positional rankings for Week 5 games this week

If you had been hoping that an investment in your defense would bring a high score, then Week 4 of MLS Fantasy was NOT your friend. The goal scoring flood gates opened and we saw multiple games with four or more goals (sometimes for each side!). Week 5 once again presents managers with a quick turnaround, with games starting on Tuesday when Toronto FC host the Montreal Impact (8 pm ET | TSN4, TVAS in Canada; MLS LIVE on ESPN+ in US). We also again get the opportunity to take advantage of the new double game week rule in Week 5 so you’ll have the opportunity to put into practice what you learned in Week 3. Here’s a list of some my top fantasy targets.

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Goalkeepers

Toronto FC goalkeeper Quentin Westberg continues to lead the pack thanks to his second clean sheet since the regular season resumed. His early game on Tuesday makes him ideal for a keeperoo and he could double his clean sheet total as the Montreal Impact and Vancouver Whitecaps are the last in the league in generating shots on goal.

Rank Player Team Opponent Price
Quentin Westberg TOR vs. MTL, at VAN $8.2
Eloy Room CLB vs. PHI, vs. CIN $8.5
Pedro Gallese ORL at NSH, vs. ATL $6.0
Andre Blake PHI at CLB, at RBNY $8.9
Sean Johnson NYC at NE, at DC $9.1

Value Goalkeepers

Rank Player Team Opponent Price
Marko Maric HOU vs. MIN, vs. SKC $5.5
2 Connor Sparrow CHI at CIN, vs. NE $4.7
3 Joe Willis NSH vs. ORL, at MIA $4.1

Defenders

Toronto FC fullback Chris Mavinga is good value for both his defending and attacking ability| USA Today Sports Images

Toronto FC’s clean sheet success makes all of their defenders top targets for Week 5 and it’s Chris Mavinga’s ability to generate bonus points that earns him my top pick. Over his last two games, Mavinga has generated eight bonus points from his defensive actions and passing. This ability gives him a high point floor and almost guarantees a double-digit score if Toronto comes away with another clean sheet.

Rank Player Team Opponent Price
1 Chris Mavinga TOR vs. MTL, at VAN $8.4
2 Harrison Afful CLB vs. PHI, vs. CIN $8.5
3 Anton Tinnerholm NYC at NE, at DC $7.2
4 Auro TOR vs. MTL, at VAN $6.7
5 Joao Moutinho ORL at NSH, vs. ATL $8.2
6 Jonathan Mensah CLB vs. PHI, vs. CIN $9.5
7 Jack Elliott PHI at CLB, at RBNY $6.4
8 Alexander Buttner NE va. NYC, at CHI $7.0
9 Kelvin Leerdam SEA at RSL, vs. POR $9.5
10 Eddie Segura LAFC vs. SJ, at LAG $8.5

Value Defenders

Rank Player Team Opponent Price
Dave Romney NSH vs. ORL, at MIA $5.9
2 Maikel van der Werff CIN vs. CHI, at CLB $5.2
3 Patrick Seagrist RBNY vs. DC, vs. PHI $4.2

Midfielders

If you were thinking there was going to be a theme to this week you were tight. Alejandro Pozuelo has continued to be an offensive powerhouse for Toronto FC. He has earned a goal or an assist in almost every regular season match this year, is involved in most set pieces, and is one of the top attacking bonus point generators. This triple threat is exactly what you are looking for when a player faces two teams who are struggling to keep the ball out of the net.

Rank Player Team Opponent Price
1 Alejandro Pozuelo TOR vs. MTL, at VAN $14.0
2 Nicolas Lodeiro SEA at RSL, vs. POR $12.5
3 Sebastian Blanco POR vs. LA, at SEA $9.1
4 Alexander Ring NYC at NE, at DC $9.4
5 Pity Martinez ATL vs. MIA, at ORL $11.3
6 Lucas Zelarayan CLB vs. PHI, vs. CIN $8.9
7 Diego Valeri POR vs. LA, at SEA $11.5
8 Chris Mueller ORL at NSH, vs. ATL $8.9
9 Jonathan Osorio TOR vs. MTL, at VAN $7.5
10 Latif Blessing LAFC vs. SJ, at LA $9.0
11 Sebastian Lletget LAG at POR, vs. LAFC $8.4
12 Nani ORL at NSH, vs. ATL $9.2
13 Brenden Aaronson PHI at CLB, at RBNY $8.7
14 Darwin Quintero HOU vs. MIN, vs. SKC $8.6
15 Johnny Russell SKC vs. DAL, at HOU $8.2
16 Joao Paulo SEA at RSL, vs. POR $10.3
17 Rodolfo Pizarro MIA at ATL, vs NSH $10.3
18 Damir Kreilach RSL vs. SEA, at MIN $9.7
19 Vako SJ at LAFC, vs. COL $9.8
20 Julian Gressel DC at RBNY, vs NYC $10.4

Value Midfielders

Rank Player Team Opponent Price
Memo Rodríguez HOU vs MIN, va SKC $5.8
2 Omir Fernandez RBNY vs. DC, vs. PHI $5.2
3 Alex Muyl NSH vs. ORL, at MIA $4.1

Forwards

Cristian Pavon has a goal and two assists in the LA Galaxy's last two games.| USA Today Sports Images

With Javier "Chicharito" Hernandez sidelined by a calf injury, the LA Galaxy have had to rely upon designated player Cristian Pavon to pick up the attacking slack and he has come through marvelously assisting both goals in a 2-0 win over LAFC in Week 3 and scoring the tying goal in their eventual 3-2 win over San Jose in Week 4. This week Pavon will face a Portland Timbers team that recently gave up four goals against Real Salt Lake and an El Trafico rematch. Both offer opportunities for more offensive points.

Rank Player Team Opponent Price
1 Cristian Pavon LA at POR, vs. LAFC $11.6
2 Gustavo Bou NE vs. NYC, at CHI $11.3
3 Raul Ruidiaz SEA at RSL, vs. POR $12.4
4 Diego Rossi LAFC vs. SJ, at LA $9.6
5 Alberth Elis HOU vs MIN, vs. SKC $10.0
6 Heber NYC at NE, at DC $7.3
7 Kacper Przybyłko PHI at CLB, at RBNY $9.0
8 Gyasi Zardes CLB vs. PHI, vs. CIN $8.4
9 Corey Baird RSL vs. SEA, at MIN $7.4
10 Julian Carranza MIA at ATL, vs NSH $10.3

Value Forwards

Rank Player Team Opponent Price
Sergio Santos PHI vat CLB, at RBNY $7.0
2 Daryl Dike ORL at NSH, vs. ATL $7.0
3 Jeremy Ebobisse POR vs. LAG, at SEA $5.4

Captain

Rank Player Team Opponent Price
Alejandro Pozuelo TOR vs. MTL, at VAN $14.0
2 Nicolas Lodeiro SEA at RSL, vs. POR $12.5
3 Cristian Pavon LA at POR, va. LAFC $11.6
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