A massive round with points galore, you’d think MLS Fantasy players hit the jackpot this round. Triple digit totals popped up everywhere this round. In a week full of points no team scored more than BurnTheBoats who scored 148 points, just three points off of the highest score in all MLS Fantasy. BurnTheBoats’ squad this round was littered with Seattle and LA players. The long list of double digit scorers included TFC’s Nick Hagglund as well as Lamar Neagle, Clint Dempsey, Landon Donovan, Robbie Keane, Jaime Penedo and Captain Obafemi Martins. Aside from BurnTheBoats’ explosion into the top ten this round not much has changed. The top seven remain unchanged with Canadian Bacons’ clinging onto a two point lead. Unless the three teams currently holding the three to five positions light it up the last few weeks we could be in a two horse race to the finish.
The top transfers so far in Round 30 are mostly Chicago Fire players since they have the DGW this round. Due to the starting point that Chicago players started the year on, and their roller coaster form they’ve been on this season all are affordable. Many players must be thinking there are a couple of clean sheets coming up because over 400 players have already added Sean Johnson. If you want to spend big on some of the premier and in form midfielders like Donovan($11.9m) and Javier Morales ($10.9m) bargains are needed elsewhere and with the DGW Quincy Amarikwa ($6.3m) and Harry Shipp ($6.0m) could be the bargains to produce on a budget this round.
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Not only will Portland be without their captain Will Johnson for the season but they will be missing midfield DP Diego Valeri for their match this round against San Jose. At $10.4m Valeri is a great transfer to bring in another big ticket player this round.
Other players that are being dropped fast by players are Sebastian Le Toux who is officially listed as questionable and a whole bunch of Sounders that were added for the DGW and swiftly kicked to the curb once they fulfilled the duties. The list of Sounders who’s prices will see a dip this round are Stefan Frei ($5.3m), Obafemi Martins ($9.7m), Gonzalo Pineda ($7.3m), Clint Dempsey ($10.6m), DeAndre Yedlin ($7.5m) and Chad Marshall ($8.8m). The Sounders do have back to back matches against LA to end the season but have favorable matches until then in Colorado and home to Vancouver. If you are planning to drop your Sounders this round you may be kicking yourself come next week.
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LA is on the schedule for this round for TFC. For about the last month LA has been the most prolific team in the league. If you are starting any Toronto defenders this round you are braver than most. LA hasn’t been held off the score sheet since May 3rd and they are averaging over 3 goals per game since their last loss. In that same nine game span LA has also kept four clean sheets. Not exactly a great matchup for anyone in Red this round.
Here are the top 10 in the WTR League: