Fantasy Focus: Forwards Come Calling

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Four forwards score in double digits, we have a new overall individual points leader, and OH MY GOD NO D.C. United PLAYERS SCORED THIS WEEK because they were on bye.

With a score of 67 points, Eyeballers are the leading scorer this round, despite playing a goalkeeper (Clint Irwin) who did not play. Camilo (VAN, $8.9M) scored two goals en route to 14 points to lead the team. RSL's Javier Morales ($9.2M) scored one goal and assisted on another on the way to his second straight week of 11 points, and Philadelphia's Sebastien Le Toux ($8.4M) used an assist to help score 9 points. We had no changes among the top 5 of the league, so SGV Galaxy keep the lead.

Positional Leaders

Goalkeepers

Three goalkeepers tied with 8 points -- Luis Robles (NY, $5.5M), Jon Busch (SJ, $5.2M), and Brad Knighton (VAN, $5.0). Knighton is the only one of those who did not earn a clean sheet, allowing a late goal, but he is the only one to assist on a goal.

Defenders

Kenny Mansally (RSL, $4.0M) and Seth Sinovic (SKC, $5.8M) both registered a clean sheet and an assist to score 11 points. Just behind them, Andrew Baptiste (POR, $4.5) scored the game winner against LA to score 10 points. An honorable mention goes to KC's Aurelien Collin ($7.0M), who scored 8 points, and became the number one overall scorer with 121 points.

Midfielders

Houston's Adam Moffat ($7.0M) scored twice and probably won goal of the week on the way to 14 points. Javier Morales' 11 points put him in second, and Sebastien Le Toux's 9 points tied him for third with NY's Eric Alexander ($5.7M).

Forwards

Thierry Henry (NY, $10.3M) scored a goal and assisted on two more to score 16 points and earn high individual scoring honors. Camilo's 14 points was good for a second place tie with SKC's Soony Saad ($6.2M), who had scored just 13 points since round 7 (of course, he didn't play between rounds 9 and 17, which makes the 14 points that much more remarkable.)

Looking Ahead

Just two teams are on bye this week (HOU, SJ), so that means at least one team is playing twice, and actually there are three (COL, NE, TOR.) Naturally, you should not be playing any Toronto players, but New England and Colorado players, especially if you already have them, should be in. Overall, matchups that jump off the page are Chicago goalkeeper Paolo Tornaghi ($3.8, 8 points) as they host our D.C. United., as well as Fire defender Austin Berry ($5.1M, 78 points), and midfielder Mike Magee if you can afford him ($9.5M, 106 points). Similarly, Chivas had not allowed a goal in 3 matches before allowing one to Philadelphia, so guys like goalkeeper Dan Kennedy ($4.8M, 73 points) and defender Gabriel Farfan ($4.7M, 42 points) deserve looks as they host Toronto.

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