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Fantasy Free-kick: Round 27

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Changes at the top of the table in back to back weeks! Who's hot and who's not returns. How do things look for TFC from here on out.

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The battle for top spot took another turn this week as Canadian Bacons reclaimed the lead. The fifteen point difference between Canadian Bacons and Fish and Chips FC was enough to give Matt Train a five point lead with just six rounds left to play.

Déjà vu as Labadabadoo becomes the first team to win the weekly score in back to back rounds. Out with the Union and in with the Galaxy players this week. With Donovan, Keane, Zardes and Gargan Dave Hall’s squad was primed for the DGW. What no one was expecting was the massive 21 points from the Whitecaps Kendall Waston on the back line. Sprinkle in a couple of Red Bulls and Adi from Portland and Labadabadoo climbed to the top this week.

WHO’S HOT

The top players being transferred in this week are Obafemi Martins ($9.5m), Joao Plata ($7.7m) and Bill Hamid ($5.5m). Martins has been on fire and this is a sign that managers are planning ahead to Seattle’s upcoming DGW. Getting in on Oba this week will hopefully mean saving a few bucks.

Plata has been reborn in Salt Lake this season. Everyone is jumping on board for the stretch run with little Joao. Of the six games RSL has remaining two are against Chivas, another against San Jose and this week at home to a battered and bruised Colorado.

The rise of DC has seen Bill Hamid be one of the dominant keepers in the league. With 26 points in his last three matches Hamid is rolling. The only game on DC’s schedule that could see a flurry of goals is their round 30 date with Sporting KC. Outside of that it seems like clear sailing with Chicago x 2, Montreal, Houston and Philadelphia.

COLD AS ICE

Golden Boot leader Bradley Wright-Phillips ($8.9m), Fabian Espindola ($8.5m), and former Red himself Dan "release the" Gargan ($7.3m) are the most dropped players this round. BWP "tweaked" his hammy in the first half of the first game of his DGW last week. The collective MLS Fantasy world had a few choice words seeing a 1 from someone that wore the armband for a lot of teams this round.

Fabian Espindola is suspended and will miss this weekend’s game against Chicago. That’s unfortunate for DC fans and potential Espindola owners. As stated earlier DC has a nice schedule to close out the season.

With dollar signs in their eyes and LA finally done their glut of DGW's, Gargan owners are cashing in on their investment. Gargan began the season at $5.5m and is now selling for $7.3m. There are still some games that Gargan can produce points in but no one can blame anyone for cashing out.

VIEW FROM THE BUNKER

Not much more can be said about TFC from a fantasy perspective that hasn’t been said already. The team was pegged to be a favorite in the conference due to a flurry of big off-season moves, based on this TFC players were priced closer to tthose in Kansas City rather than say those in Montreal. The struggles for TFC recently has sucked much of the value out of their squad. Players that were previously great value have seen that value disappear. It’s been ages since the Reds have kept a clean sheet while being shut out in two of their past three. While TFC have a DGW coming up that is the last time rostering any Red can be recommended until TFC’s form turns around.

Here are the top 10 in the WTR League:

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