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MLS Fantasy Rekrap: Week 29

Shoulda captained Josef...

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There’s no way he’s going to set the seven day record for goals scored in the league I said, no way - I’ll captain Miggy and just start Josef. I did that and cost myself 37 points, I also ran a switcheroo with Nathan Smith of LA as my player who wouldn’t play to run my switch and look at that, he played for 5 minutes costing me 18 (eighteen) points when Fredy Montero didn’t switch in for him and even scored a -1 for a 19 point drop on that one. So yeah, I could have really used 56 extra points this week but ended up with 120. That’s not a bad score, but it did put me in red arrow territory as I slid back into the low 300s going into this week.

If you’ve been playing along this year, you probably have noticed that the point of Fantasy MLS isn’t to have fun, but is more an exercise in futile, self-inflicted, masochism and losing 19 points because of getting cute doing a switcheroo exemplifies that.

Anyway, onto the rekrap...

Josef acts like a hat trick isn’t good enough

Josef Martinez put together a perfect fantasy week. There’s no denying that he is must own going forward unless there is word he isn’t going to start anytime soon. 37 points is a ridiculous score and with two more games this week he should be started and captained.

Nach-yo good week in fantasy

Everyone marvel at the late-season form of the Montreal Impact who last month looked like they would be an absolute terror going down the stretch. In their past four games they’ve lost four in a row and even managed to drop their last game to Minnesota United. The game may have been a draw or even turned out completely different had it not been for Nacho Piatti missing a penalty and getting a point deduction along with it.

Vancouver is good?

The Western Conference is a mix of teams that don’t seem to want the first playoff seed. But the strangest thing about the race for or from first is that the Vancouver Whitecaps are at the top of the West. The team went from a side that didn’t have much of an identity to one that will demolish teams on the counter. They managed a cleansheet and their attackers put up five goals leaving them at least headed for the playoffs this year.

Rekrap’s roster

That pretty much sums it up, with Atlanta and Toronto having two games this week, I want all of their players I can get. We know who else to look at as far as Yamil Asad and Tito Villalba along with possibly Michael Parkhurst or Anton Walkes if a budget defender is a requirement.

Given the risk that Toronto rotates one or both of Giovinco or Jozy Altidore, Fredy Montero and co. have a good matchup against the Colorado Rapids. If for some reason you don’t think that Diego Valeri is not worth your trouble at home to an Orlando City team that couldn’t stop Josef Martinez, Frederico Higuain could be an interesting shout in midfield against the Red Bulls who I don’t think have a team that can contain Columbus.

Rekrap’s rejects

My biggest reject is the wifi on Megabus because it is on the bus, allegedly, but doesn’t function or connect to the internet. It’s why I couldn’t get my usual fantasy post out before the deadline last week, but that’s what I get for thinking I could rely on wifi supplied by a bus that sells trips for $1.

I have other rejects though. I’m staying away from LA this week (the two players I have are on my bench to be cheap fodder). They have two games on the road at Atlanta and Sporting KC and I don’t have any idea what kind of lineup Sigi Schmid is going to play after threatening everyone’s jobs after last week.