Fantasy MLS: Week 30

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By ALAN LEDBETTER

Dwayne De Rosario has been on a hot streak that every fantasy MLS owner should riding. After a disappointing first half of the season, he has become the highest-scoring field player in MFLS and had one of the most impressive weeks of the season this past week.

This week a kind of odd week in the MFLS schedule, with next Tuesday's Los Angeles vs. New York game being included in this week's set of games. Also, many teams play two games this week, and with only four weeks left in the season, it is arguably the most important week of the year with the amount of fantasy points up for grabs.

Here are a few more items to consider before setting your fantasy lineup this week:

MULTIPLE GAMES

Kansas City, Columbus, Real Salt Lake, Chicago, Philadelphia, D.C. United, Los Angeles, and New York all have two games this week. This is one of your last opportunities of this season to take advantage of teams with full schedules, so be sure to put players from these teams in your lineup.

MFLS WEEK 30 BEST XI

GK – Nick Rimando, RSL – Has the most consistent defense in front of him in MLS. Was hurt last week due to his team fielding a reserve-heavy squad, but I feel like they will play a full strength lineup this week, and Rimando should get a least one shutout.

D – Omar Gonzalez, LA – Can get on the end of set pieces, and with Sean Franklin likely to still be out this week, he is your best play in the Los Angeles defense.

D – Matt Besler, SKC – Kansas City is in the tight playoff race in the East and needs wins. They play two beatable teams this week, and I like SKC's chances of getting at least one shutout.

D – Geoff Cameron, HOU – Regardless of if he's playing centerback or midfield, Cameron is a threat to get forward. He only has one game this week but is always a great option for your lineup.

M – Joel Lindpere, NY – Plays on the most inconsistent team in MLS, but I still like the Red Bulls' chances to get things together and make a playoff push. This is a very important week for New York, and Lindpere will be an integral part of things.

M – Dwayne De Rosario, DC – De Rosario is the hottest player in MLS right now and should be on every team if you have the option. He has two games this week and could put up big numbers again.

M – Sebastian Le Toux, PHI – Le Toux's form will keep Philadelphia ahead in the playoff race. Struggled earlier in the year but I would ride his hot streak to end the season.

M – Graham Zusi, SKC – Has emerged as a consistent threat to have a big week. Zusi has two games this week where he should get chances to score.

F – Luke Rodgers, NY – A cheaper option than Thierry Henry, he has come back into regular role in the New York lineup and is always a threat to score.

F – Kei Kamara, SKC – Kamara is always very active in the Sporting Kansas City attack and has a very good chance to add to his eight goals and four assists on the season.

F – Fredy Montero, SEA – Montero kept his fine form and is a great pick up for someone looking for a forward to end the season.

INJURY WATCH

For injury news, check out the most updated MLS injury report. Also, many players picked up red cards and have accumulated enough yellow cards for suspension, so don’t forget to check out the latest disciplinary report.

The deadline for Week 30 is Wednesday at 7:30 p.m. Be sure to change your lineups by then.

SBI League Standings (Top 10)
1. I <3 MLS……………………………730 points
2. Campione……………………….. 693
3. La Flama Blanca………………674
4. Catfish FC…………………………654
5. Joga Bonito……………………….652
6. Hungate XI…………………………633
7. Stonebury United……………….629
8. McGruber FC……………………..623
9. Hrycaldo……………………………615
10. Djs tigers……………………….613

LAST WEEK'S SBI LEAGUE TOP SCORER

Bushwood C.C. (72 points)

———————–Rimando(1)———————
—–Ream(3)—-Pearce(0)—–Hurtado(3)———
-Najar(14)-Arnaud(0)–Donovan(1)–LeToux(4)–
—Montero(10)—Angel(19)—Saborio(14)——-

Coach: Kreis(3)

SBI Prediction League Standings (Top 10)
1. 4evr Orange…………………………….554 points
2. HANDtoBALLS………………………..552
3. Cheeky BackHeel……………………529
4. Lancergolfer87………………………..524
5. I <3 MLS…………………………………..504
6. Los Diabolitos…………………………500
7. FC Byrd Turgler………………………..497
8. TSV AC CD Generic FC SC……..491
9. Sage Runners 2011……………….489
10. Philo Thistle Blur………………….478
10. Driscoll’s Boys……………………..478

LAST WEEK'S SBI PREDICTION LEAGUE TOP SCORER

Sage Runners 2011 (35 points: 2 exact, 2 margin, 1 tie, 3 correct)

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Which teams have the best matchup this week? Who is in for the biggest fantasy week? Which players are you going to pick up? Think you can win the league?

Share your thoughts below.

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One Response to Fantasy MLS: Week 30

  1. justin says:

    Nice typo.