If any of you are following a strategy similar to the KFC team, you have a couple of defenders who are not playing this week due to the bye for Dallas. If you have Chicago or DC defenders…why? Our best recommendation is to sit your Dallas players; they have two HOME double games next week and then a relatively easy schedule leading into week 15.
The Big three is the same as always, but this week it’s important to point out that LA and PHI have double games in week 12, so that makes them even more valuable.
Omar Gonzalez (LA v HOU), Aurélien Collin (SKC v CHV), and Parke (PHI v SEA).
There were A LOT of goals last week and this means that many managers did not get great returns on their keepers. If you owned one of the 4 players who got a shutout, congratulations. Three teams have a bye next week, but when it comes to keepers, only one is worth mentioning. Raul Fernandez from FC Dallas will not be available.
The Big 3 picks this week are all teams that have double games in Week 11. If you have not started to plan for that yet, you better do it now. If you’re using your wild card, keep an eye on prices so you can try to gain some value.
Jimmy Nielsen (KC v CHV), Troy Perkins (SJ vs MON), and Nick Rimando (RSL vs VAN).
These are the Game based Difficulty and Form based Difficulty charts for Game Weeks 10-15. Also included is the latest form breakdown for Home and Away games. More discussion can be found atr/FantasyMLS. Feedback and suggestions are always welcomed. You can also reach us on Twitter at @FantasyMLStips.
Last week we made a late captain change that….well, it did not work out so well. Still, we stand by the decision because it’s not possible to predict an injury and the numbers were good behind the reasoning. Several of the popular picks have good games this week, so will the lure of a differential captain be enough to move you away from some of the most popular picks?
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We found it a little difficult to find some good forward recommendations for this week. Forwards suffer from the same problem that Keepers do, there are fewer quality options to pick from so the best players tend to rise to the top quickly. We decided to focus on players that we think are a good value for your money. Please not that Deshorn Brown is at the top of this list, but his injury prevents us from recommending him (unless you can afford to sit him)
Chris Wondolowski (CHV v SJ), Robert Earnshaw (TOR vs NY), and Thierry Henry (TOR vs NY).
Week 8 proved to be exciting for midfielders. We saw great performances from Landon Donovan, Graham Zusi, Dax McCarty, and Diego Valeri. Also we saw the return of Marvin Chavez to the field for San Jose. Several of our picks this week are playing away. If you read our form charts from Monday, you know that most of the teams have awful away records. BUT, we feel that some injuries and current form could be enough to give these teams the edge they need to overcome the away field curse.
Graham Zusi (SKC v POR) Brad Davis* (HOU vs COL), and Landon Donovan (RSL vs LA).
*Brad Davis suffered a minor groin injury last week, but there is currently no update to his status and we are not sure if he will play in week 9 or not. So, We’re also going to add Dax McCarty (TOR v NY)to our “Big 3” list this week.