Fantasy Focus: D.C. United Renaissance!

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Holy crap three players scored nine points or more!

Despite apparently not making any changes to the team in who knows how long, Rayo Vallecano scored the most points this week, with 68 points. Chris Wondolowski (SJ, $9.9M) wore the armband and scored two goals and 24 points in his first game since the Gold Cup. Behind him Patrick Nyarko (CHI, $8.7M) scored one goal and assisted on another to help score 11 points, and Will Bruin (HOU, $8.6M) also registered a goal and an assist for nine points of his own. Rayo also featured three players that did not play, and that was after the system made three automatic substitutions to get inactive players to the bench. In the meantime, SGV Galaxy strengthened the overall lead to 50 points.

Positional Leaders

Goalkeepers

San Jose's Jon Busch ($5.1M) logged a clean sheet and 8 points to lead the position. Just behind him were both Marcus Hahnemann (SEA, $4.0M) and Joe Bendik (TOR, $4.5M), who each registered clean sheets and 7 points. D.C.'s Joe Willis ($4.9M) scored 6 points.

Defenders

Both Victor Bernardez (SJ, $5.7M) and Jordan Harvey (VAN, $4.5M) scored 9 points to tie for the lead among defenders, though the bulk of Bernardez's points came from a clean sheet, and Harvey's came from scoring a goal. There was a four-way tie for third -- Sheanon Williams (PHI, $5.1M), Patrick Ianni (SEA, $5.2M), Doneil Henry ($4.2M), and Clarence Goodson ($5.0M), each with 8 points. For DCU, James Riley ($4.5) led with 7 points, Daniel Woolard ($4.0M) was 2nd with 4 points, and Chris Korb ($4.0M) and Dejan Jakovic ($5.2M) scored 3 points.

Midfielders

Brad Evans (SEA, $7.1M) scored a goal and added an assist to score 13 points and tie for the overall lead this week. Tied for second were the aforementioned Patrick Nyarko, and Lloyd Sam (NY, $5.8M). For United, Jared Jeffrey ($6.0M) led with 10 points and Luis Silva ($7.2M) had 9. Considerably less impactful were Nick DeLeon ($7.4M) with 3 points, and Perry Kitchen ($5.6M), Dwayne De Rosario ($9.3M), Sainey Nyassi ($5.6M), and Collin Martin ($5.5M) scored 1 point each.

Forwards

Wondolowski's 13 points tied him for the overall lead with Brad Evans. Kei Kamara (SKC, $8.9M) scored 12 points, and United's Conor Doyle ($7.0M) scored 10 points, with the added bonus that Doyle is the only fully healthy DCU forward.


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Looking Ahead

Just Portland is on bye this week, so you know what to do with those players. Marcus Hahnemann is cheap ($4.0M) and an interesting option as Seattle travels to Toronto. If you don't think United's three goal outburst at home against Montreal will translate on the road against Philly, grab Sheanon Williams ($5.1M), who's scored 20 points over his last 3 games for the Union. If you can't afford Mike Magee (CHI, $9.7), his teammate Patrick Nyarko ($8.7M) costs a little less and he's scored 25 points in his last 3 appearances, and Chicago is at Montreal. No forward is particularly hot right now. Alvaro Saborio (RSL, $9.9M) has played in 4 matches since May 25th, but he has 37 points on 5 goals and an assist in those games.

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