Fantasy MLS: Week 32

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By ALAN LEDBETTER

There are two weeks left in MLS with a full slate of games each week to earn enough fantasy points to finish at the top spot in SBI’s fantasy division.

The playoff picture is starting to clear up as many teams are beginning to clinch spots, while others have dropped out. Picking up players from teams still in the hunt for the final playoff spots may be the best bet to get points in the final weeks because they still have something to play for. Teams that have clinched have a tendency to rest their star players before the playoffs since they don’t have anything to play for.

Also, teams may still be missing players from international duty if they play on Wednesday. Be aware of who was called into their national team camps when setting your lineup.

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

MFLS WEEK 32 BEST XI

GK – Bill Hamid, DCU – DC United has the four games left on their schedule, with three of them at home. Hamid is a good play to finish out the season starting with tonight's game in Vancouver.

D – Sheanon Williams, PHI – Philadelphia has a home game vs. Toronto where they can clinch a playoff spot. Look for them to come out with motivation and get a good result vs. a resurging Toronto side.

D – Gonzalo Segares, CHI – Chicago has an outside chance of making the playoffs so they still have a lot to play for. With two games this week, its defense has a good chance of recording at least one shutout.

D – George John, DAL – Dallas has been struggling into the end of the regular season, but John has still looked very strong still. Dallas has two chances this week to record a shutout.

M – Andy Najar, DCU – Najar has scored two goals and recorded two assists in his past four games. He is really coming into form and should be playing in both games this week. Look for the D.C. winger to come up big here.

M – Dwayne De Rosario, DCU – De Rosario played a 90+ minutes for the Canadian national team Tuesday, and won't join United in Vancouver tonight. Despite this, De Rosario is too hot to put on your bench for this weekend’s game vs. Chicago.

M – Sebastian Le Toux, PHI – LeToux has scored six goals and recorded two assists in the past eight weeks. One of the hotter players in MLS will look lead his team to a playoff berth with a home game vs. Toronto this week.

M – Marco Pappa, CHI – Pappa has a good chance to add to his eight goals and three assists on the season with two games this week, especially with Chicago fighting for the last playoff spot.

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. He should fight hard for his team this week with the Red Bulls vying for a playoff spot.

F – Kei Kamara, SKC – Sporting Kansas City is currently in a good spot to make the playoffs, but there is still work to be done in clinching the playoffs. Kamara is in good form and should be able to notch a goal in what could be a high scoring affair.

F – Kenny Cooper, POR – At the beginning of the season, there weren’t many people that would think that Portland would still be in the playoff hunt with two weeks left. Cooper has scored three goals in his last four games and has a good chance to add to that total with a home game at JELD-WEN field.

INJURY WATCH

Kyle Beckerman will miss the rest of Real Salt Lake's season due to suspension. Joel Lindpere will miss New York’s game vs. Kansas City due to yellow card accumulation. Robbie Keane picked up an injury on international duty for Ireland and is likely out for the rest of the regular season. 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 32 is Wednesday at 7:30 p.m. Be sure to change your lineups by then.

SBI League Standings (Top 10)
1. I <3 MLS……………………………762 points
2. La Flama Blanca………………711
3. Campione……………………….. 708
4. Joga Bonito……………………….707
5. Catfish FC…………………………668
6. Hungate XI…………………………662
7. ChicagoFire8……………………649
8. Djs tigers………………………644
9. STL Hotspur FC………………..640
10. Rainbow Chickens……………639

LAST WEEK'S SBI LEAGUE TOP SCORER

ArizonaToffees (32 points)

————————–Cannon(11)———————
—–DeLaGarza(0)—-Davies(0)—–DeMerit(5)————-
—-Ferreira(0)–Zakuani(0)—LeToux(5)—Donovan(0)—–
—Montero(0)—–Wondolowski(8)—–Ching(0)—

Coach: Yallop(3)

SBI Prediction League Standings (Top 10)
1. HANDtoBALLS………………………..592 points
2. 4evr Orange…………………………….578
3. Lancergolfer87………………………..554
4. Cheeky BackHeel……………………541
5. Los Diabolitos…………………………529
6. I <3 MLS…………………………………..528
7. Sage Runners 2011……………….527
8. TSV AC CD Generic FC SC……..518
9. Philo Thistle Blur……………………513
10. FC Byrd Turgler………………………..505

LAST WEEK'S SBI PREDICTION LEAGUE TOP SCORER

MD88keys (9 points: 1 exact, 1 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?

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One Response to Fantasy MLS: Week 32

  1. Smack says:

    Montero going to play this week?