Here are our forward picks for week 21.
Once again, it’s time to take a look at forwards. It been nice to see more forwards scoring goals and making it into the dream team, especially if you are a Robbie Keane owner. But will it keep up? This position is one of the most hit or miss in the game. There is a good mix of strong picks and risky ones this week. A good captain choice could make a big difference.
Keep reading to see out picks.
After the performance Marco Di Vaio gave the last few games, it’s been no surprise to see man people selling him and looking for better options. The good news is that if you are selling Di Failo, you should have a good pool of cash to look for a replacement. So who should you be looking at?
Two of the top picks this week Robbie Keane and Camilo Sanvezzo. I’ll admit it, LA has been bad on the rode lately. The only sign that they might be able to turn things around is the return of Omar Gonzalez. Fortunately, Robbie Keane (22.5% @ $10.8m) does not get his points from defense. Over the last three weeks, Keane has been the highest scoring player twice. Portland may have lost some of their form over their two-week break, but this could still be a tough game for LA. If you want something a little safer, Camilo Sanvezzo (14.3% @ $8.8m) is a good bet. Vancouver has one of the highest scoring home records in the league. They have scored 20 goals in 9 games and Camilo has 6 of those. Chicago has allowed 11 away goals over 7 games, so this is a game we expect Vancouver to score in.
There are also a couple of teams that have matches that look favorable for their forwards. Basically, this is just a polite way of saying, “Who’s playing DC, Toronto, or Chivas this week?” Sporting Kansas City is playing Toronto at home and even with the potential return or Earnshaw, we think SKC has a good chance. We’re not big fans of Bieler but that’s OK because we think Kei Kamara (1.4% @ $9.3m) is the better bet anyway. And with under 2% ownership, he’s a great differential. This article would not be complete if we did not mention Philly and their run of Home games. If you want to take advantage of a forward while J Mac is gone, look at Conor Casey (2.6% @ $8.0m). Besides being another good differential pick, he’s bagged 3 goals in their last 3 home games. We still think Le Toux is going to be the main goal threat, but Conor is a good option.
If you’re willing to spend big money on a riskier pick, you should take a look at Thierry Henry (15.3% @ $10.3m). We’ve not been talking about New York’s offense much lately, and he’s honestly not one of our favorite picks. But New York’s chance to score in this game is the same as Montreal’s chance to give up a goal, and we can all agree that Montreal has been disappointing. Our final pick is Diego Fagundez (14.9 @ $6.4%). He’s traded in getting goals for assists recently, which is not ideal, but still good to see. With the double game coming up, he’s a solid prep choice, but we’re worried because Houston is not the easiest team to play on the road (though much easier than playing them at home). He’s another tossup.
• Caparoo helps you be risky with forwards
• Keep an eye on missing players from teams like Portland and RSL
• Marco Di Failo
That’s all I got. I’d love to hear your feedback, plans, and insights.
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