Well yesterday was a let down, but at least you don’t have to live in Miami, probably. Fear not, if you thought you didn’t have to be let down today, Fantasy MLS is back!
Rather than give my picks this week, I’m going to stand on the shoulders of giants. Here are some links with more detailed information and a different flavor of analysis than what I generally have to offer. Rosters will lock tonight at 7:30PM so plan accordingly.
Mr. Guy Sanchez at Fantasy Football 247 with analysis on the Vegas betting lines in the games this week.
The MLS Fantasy Viz site is generally a wealth of information and will show who other managers are picking so you can decide to add a differential or follow the crowd depending on your goals.
If you are searching for those cheaper players to round out your roster or set up a switcheroo take a look at the Economy Corner post from the Ball in the Woods site.
I also encourage people to head over to the r/FantasyMLS subreddit. There is always a lively discussion and posts with news about injuries or potential squad rotation.
The long and short of my view on this week is that Minnesota is without a starting center back, doesn’t have much depth there, and is traveling to play David Villa and NYCFC. Otherwise, Chicago is at home against Vancouver and the Fire don’t lose at home and rarely concede there. This is a tricky week, many teams played in US Open Cupat midweek, there are international absences, and every team will be playing next week on Tuesday, Wednesday or Thursday so managers may rotate their squads.
Right now this is how I have my lineup:
Yeah, I know Atlanta is playing Columbus this week. I rationalize it by saying that ‘well, if my team loses at least I benefit from it’ but the truth is that struggling as badly as United has on the road the past few months isn’t instilling me with a sense of confidence.