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This week, some unexpected players are putting up numbers in Fantasy MLS. BlasianSays tells you who they are.
Week 2 appears not to have been as high scoring as Week 1. Bethlehem Steel F.C. was the high scorer of the round with 67 points, riding captain Graham Zusi's (SKC) 18 points, as well as 9 points from Amobi Okugo (PHI) and 8 from Bill Hamid. Bethlehem Steel's 145 point total is still not enough to claim first place overall, which is held by last week's point leader, Killer Angels, who have 149 points over the two weeks.
Matt Reis (NE, $5.0M) and his clean sheet in the Revolution's win over Chicago propelled him to 10 points and the lead among keepers for Week 2. Hamid ($5.0M) was second, and he was followed by Dan Kennedy (CHV, $5.0M) and his 6 points. No goalkeeper worth $5.5M or more scored more than 3 points.
Montreal's Hassoun Camara ($5.1M) bagged a goal on his way to scoring 10 points. He set the pace for the defenders, with three players following close behind with 9 points -- D.C. United's Brandon McDonald and Dejan Jakovic, and New England's Jose Goncalves (all $5.5M.) United's other two defenders, James Riley ($5.0M) and Chris Korb ($4.5M) scored 8 points each.
Three players scored 9 points each. Zusi's ($9.7M) price tag is significantly higher than Okugo ($6.0M) and Edgar Mejia (CHV, $7.0M), but far more teams would have had Zusi as their captain. John Thorrington was the high scorer for United after earning 5 points
Robert Earnshaw (TOR, $7.5) bagged two goals on his way to 12 points and high overall scorer of the week honors. Juan Agudelo (CHV, $8.0) hit for 9 points. Everyone's favorite forward, Lionard Pajoy ($6.0M,) earned 6 points.
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The Vancouver Whitecaps are the only team on bye this week, so bench their players if you've got them. If you're looking to make transfers, the aforementioned Camara has a total of 18 points in two matches, tying him for 2nd among overall scorers (Zusi, 23,) and he's only costing $5.1M right now. Bill Hamid has scored 16 points thus far, which makes him the leading scoring goalkeeper. If you're looking on a really tight budget, defenders Jeb Brovsky (MTL, $4.6M, 13 points) and Kenny Mansally (RSL, $4.6M, 12) are interesting options, though you might think the MLS DISCO™ will have something to say after Mansally's headbutt of Perry Kitchen. Oh, and think really hard about whether you want to start any Metros against D.C. United this weekend.