Fantasy Free-Kick: Week 11

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This means war! There is a duel at the top of the table in the league standings.

Now this is starting to get interesting. After dominating the WTR Fantasy League for about six weeks, Canadian Bacons fell out of first place thanks to a strong performance by the Leiweketywicketywacks. Well, apparently the challenge has been accepted. After a whole one week out of first Canadian Bacons have reclaimed the lead in style with a whopping 132 points. Not only was the 132 the high score of the week it could’ve been much more. Goose eggs from both Lamar Neagle and Amobi Okugo held the Bacons back from possibly scoring the highest total in all of MLS Fantasy. A dominating front line of captain Robbie Keane, Fabian Espindola and Dom Dwyer netted 75 points. Double digit performances from Bill Hamid, Chris Rolfe, Matt Hedges and Juninho sealed it for Canadian Bacons.

THE GOOD

DGW’s this week for Sporting Kansas City, Portland Timbers and Chivas USA. Only 2 transfers available this week so if you don’t already own players from these teams you may be out of luck. A sneaky play from the DGW’s is Dan Kennedy at just $4.4m. Chivas is the only DGW to have two home games this week, hosting Portland and Philadelphia. Kennedy may not pick up a clean sheet in the first game against Portland but the way the Timbers are playing he could still pick up points. The second game against a Union attack that can’t seem to get anything going is where Kennedy could score big. In surprise non DGW news, Landon Donovan's back from his World Cup adventures a few weeks early and looks like he has a point to prove. His value is likely to rise quickly from his current $10.7m so he could boost your overall squad value as well as bring in points between now and the break.

THE BAD

There is no one on the Montreal Impact that is worth owning right now. Last in the league with a patch work defense and limping attack there is no reason to go shopping in Montreal. Justin Mapp is about the only player worth looking at but if you don’t already own him there are better options to blow $8.0m on. Joey Saputo, where is your apology to MLS Fantasy owners that dished out for your players?

THE UGLY

How can it get worse than Montreal? Well just ask the Dynamo. It doesn’t get uglier than this. Goalless in their last 3 putting out any Dynamo attacker is asking for a return of 2 points or less. There has been no team that has been more effected by the World Cup call ups than Houston. Giles Barnes and Andrew Driver are being asked to pick up the slack for Brad Davis and Boniek Garcia and that just isn’t leading to any offense. The Injury to Mark Sherrod on Wednesday night also hampered the Dynamo’s opportunity to play long ball.

VIEW FROM THE BUNKER

After the midweek Voyageurs Cup game against Montreal TFC will host Columbus on Saturday. Columbus almost always has a good time in Toronto so don’t bank on a clean sheet, though Federico Higuain is suspended so that helps, but obviously not if you have Higuain on your team and were banking on his regular goals against Toronto. If you have Defoe he is a must start. Outside of that be wary of starting any Toronto players this weekend.

Here are the top 10 in the WTR League this week:

# Team Manager RD TOT
1 Canadian Bacons Matt Train 132 839
2 Leiweketywicketywack Duncan Fletcher 101 825
3 cWah eXpress Charles Wah 119 815
4 No Ordinary FC Spencer Snell 112 798
5 Fish and Chips FC Ian Kane 115 766
6 KicksandGiggles Duncan Jamieson 59 763
7 Baconator FC Alan Clark 108 760
8 Toronto Hammerheads Seth Greenan 126 758
9 Halifax Blue Brandon Copeland 90 757
10 Tim Is the New Black Yitzaac 71 746
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