Alejandro Pozuelo - Toronto FC - 2020 Fantasy

Fantasy: Positional rankings for Week 9 games this weekend

A full 13 game weekend slate makes up Week 9 of MLS Fantasy, and there are several juicy matchups that are worth keying in on for fantasy points. After seeing one match postponed in Week 8 due to COVID-19 precautions, be sure to keep an eye out for any news that could affect this weekend’s games to ensure you aren’t left with an unwanted DNP in your squad. Let’s take a closer look at the top fantasy players at each position this week.

Goalkeepers

Minnesota United goalkeeper Dayne St. Clair has a home matchup against low-scoring FC Cincinnati | USA Today Sports

Minnesota United goalkeeper Dayne St. Clair has kept a clean sheet in two of his three home appearances and he’s in a good spot to turn in another shutout at Allianz Field on Saturday. Up next is an FC Cincinnati side that has been held scoreless in two straight and six of their last eight games. For fantasy purposes it makes perfect sense to continue to exploit their floundering attack until things turn around.
Rank Player Team Opponent Price
Dayne St. Clair MIN vs. CIN $8.5
Matt Turner NE vs. NSH $9.1
Stefan Frei SEA vs. VAN $7.6
Pedro Gallese ORL vs. RBNY $8.1
Sean Johnson NYC vs. MIA $11.4

Value Goalkeepers

Rank Player Team Opponent Price
Bill Hamid DC vs. ATL $5.3
2 Steve Clark POR vs. COL $5.8
3 Quentin Westberg TOR vs. PHI $5.1

Defenders

Kelvin Leerdam has put up seven or more fantasy points in four of his last five outings, and he ranks fourth among all defenders in total points. It’s a steep price to pay for a defender, but facing a Whitecaps side that has been outscored 7-0 over their last two matches, the opportunity is there for the Dutchman to rack up big points across the board.

Rank Player Team Opponent Price
1 Kelvin Leerdam SEA vs. VAN $10.5
2 Reto Ziegler DAL vs. CLB $11.7
3 Romain Metanire MIN vs. CIN $7.0
4 Anton Tinnerholm NYC vs. MIA $10.0
5 Ronald Matarrita NYC at MIA $9.7
6 Richie Laryea TOR vs. PHI $8.2
7 Brandon Bye NE vs. NSH $7.7
8 Yeimar Gomez Andrade SEA vs. VAN $10.3
9 Chase Gasper MIN vs. CIN $6.1
10 Maynor Figueroa HOU vs. SKC $10.2

Value Defenders

Rank Player Team Opponent Price
Bakaye Dibassy MIN vs. CIN $5.8
2 Brad Smith SEA vs. VAN $4.5
3 Justin Morrow TOR vs. PHI $5.0

Midfielders

Seattle Sounders star Nicolas Lodeiro has a tasty matchup to extend his recent strong run of form against the Vancouver Whitecaps | USA Today Sports

Seattle midfielder Nico Lodeiro is in a fine run of form with seven or more points in all but one of eight appearances this season. He delivered another fine assist in Week 8 and gets an attractive matchup in Week 9 against Vancouver. The Uruguayan should have little trouble unlocking a Whitecaps side that he already torched for a goal and an assist earlier this season at the MLS is Back Tournament.
 
Rank Player Team Opponent Price
1 Nicolas Lodeiro SEA vs. VAN $14.7
2 Alejandro Pozuelo TOR vs. PHI $15.5
3 Emanuel “Bebelo” Reynoso MIN vs. CIN $8.4
4 Diego Valeri POR vs. COL $11.6
5 Nani ORL vs. RBNY $9.5
6 Albert Rusnak RSL vs. LAFC $9.1
7 Joao Paulo SEA vs. VAN $11.7
8 Lewis Morgan MIA vs. NYC $11.5
9 Darwin Quintero HOU vs. SKC $9.2
10 Jack Price COL at POR $10.6
11 Kaku RBNY at ORL $10.0
12 Johnny Russell SKC at HOU $10.4
13 Lucas Zelarayan CLB at DAL $9.3
14 Alvaro Medran CHI at MTL $11.0
15 Cristian Roldan SEA vs. VAN $7.6
16 Daniel Royer RBNY at MIA $9.7
17 Cristian Espinoza SJ vs. LA $8.1
18 Pablo Piatti TOR vs. PHI $9.8
19 Damir Kreilach RSL vs. LAFC $7.9
20 Robin Lod MIN vs. CIN $9.8

Value Midfielders

Rank Player Team Opponent Price
Jan Gregus MIN vs. CIN $7.5
2 Lee Nguyen NE vs. NSH $5.3
3 Alexandru Mitrita NYC at MIA $6.0

Forwards

Newcomer Gonzalo Higuain came up empty handed in his MLS debut, but it wasn’t for a lack of chances considering he hit the post with a bicycle kick and then skied a penalty kick in a tough matchup at Philadelphia. He finished with five shots and drew four fouls, and after seeing Inter Miami send in an eye-popping 36 crosses, it’s clear that they’re going to look to feed the big man early and often. He faces a stout defense in New York City FC in Week 9, but given his track record it would be no surprise to see the world-class striker open his MLS account in his home debut.

Rank Player Team Opponent Price
1 Gonzalo Higuain MIA vs. NYC $9.5
2 Raul Ruidiaz SEA vs. VAN $13.3
3 Gustavo Bou NE vs. NSH $9.9
4 Diego Rossi LAFC at RSL $8.6
5 Jordan Morris SEA vs. VAN $12.7
6 Robert Beric CHI at MTL $10.4
7 Cristian Pavon LA at SJ $10.4
8 Kacper Przybylko PHI at TOR $13.0
9 Franco Jara DAL vs. CLB $9.0
10 Brian Rodriguez LAFC at RSL $8.2

Value Forwards

Rank Player Team Opponent Price
Chicharito LA at SJ $7.2
2 Kei Kamara MIN vs. CIN $5.6
3 Jozy Altidore TOR vs. PHI $6.5

Captain

Rank Player Team Opponent Price
Nicolas Lodeiro SEA vs. VAN $14.7
2 Alejandro Pozuelo TOR vs. PHI $15.5
3 Gonzalo Higuain MIA vs. NYC $9.5
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