KFC’s Fantasy MLS Midfielder picks – Week 5

Midfielders

As most managers are probably starting to figure out, Midfielders are the cash cows of fantasy MLS. You don’t have to worry about the -4 from a goal, but you can still rack up bonus points, goals, and assists. They really can be the whole package, if you are able to pick the right ones. This was a particularly hard week for us to decide on midfielders, but we managed to decide on a few.

Big 3
Mike Magee (TOR v LA), Graham Zusi (MON vs SKC), and Sebastien Le Toux (NY vs PHI).

Keep reading for the rest.

Patrice Bernier (Montreal) vs Kansas City
Price: $8.0m
Owned by: 14.9%

Bernier could easily make out list on the Big 4, but I feel like he needs to be included. As I’ve been saying all week, Montreal is in excellent form and that’s hard to ignore. Bernier is also on excellent personal form getting a goal and an assist over the last 2 games. Bernier also has an excellent number of recoveries (second most of any midfielder), which will continue to be a good source of bonus points for any manager who has him. If you have the funds, Bernier could be your guy. If you don’t have the cash, but still want Montreal coverage, Arnaud is a slightly cheaper option, but Bernier does look better….and he takes PKs.

Diego Valeri (Portland) vs Colorado
Price: $8.0m
Owned by: 10.7%

Here’s another player who has a lower ownership that I would expect, though he was quite during his last two games. Valeri is a big playmaker that likes to go on the attack for Portland and Colorado is having a rough start. These are positives for the Timbers’ when they are playing away at Colorado. Perhaps the Rapids will be hoping for some more snow like hit the field last week. Perhaps he’s a bit expensive, but he could be worth it.

Edgar Mejia (Chivas) vs Vancouver
Price: $7.0m
Owned by: 2.1%

On the slightly cheaper side, and I can’t believe I’m saying this… we have Mejia. Chivas is doing much better than most people thought they would at this point and Mejia is in good form. He grabbed a goal and an assist last week, which brings his total assists to 2 and goals to 1. He’s an attacking player, so you will not expect many defensive bonus points from him. But when he gets a chance to make good crosses and passes, he’s really able to make them count. They are playing Vancouver at home this week, and te extra fan support could be just what they need to help earn them another win.

Differential

Ricardo Clark (Houston) vs San Jose
Price: $7.0m
Owned by: 5.1%

His ownership is not lower than Mejia’s, but with the return of Brad Davis (who did not play a lot on International duty), he may not be getting quite as many looks. That’s the reason he’s listed as the differential. That aside, He has a goal and an assist to his name, has OK recovery numbers, and is currently the top point getter for Houston. He’s also a lot cheaper than Davis. Perhaps it will pay off, or maybe you’ll just splurge on Davis.

These are my picks, if you think there should be more names on this list, please leave a comment or come to r/FantasyMLS and comment on the post. You can also leave a message on our Facebook page. Keep checking back for more updates through the week for other positions.

 

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