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Fantasy Focus: One Week Does Not a Season Make

Just one week of the season is done, so BlasianSays reminds you that there's no reason to freak out,

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MLS week one is in the books, and we're either patting ourselves on the back or cursing ourselves and sobbing gently in the corner. We begin with a nod to Killer Angels, whose 85 points set the B&RU pace, with the key move being making Graham Zusi the captain, and reaping the benefits with 28 points.

Positional Leaders

Raul Fernandez (DAL) and Troy Perkins (MTL) led all goalkeepers with 9 points.


Bargain buy Josh Williams (CLB, $5.0M) scored a goal and played all 90 minutes with a clean sheet, helping him earn 14 points.

Mike Magee (LA) posted a hat trick to help earn 18 points. You can bet that the 9.9% of all teams that owned him this week will be joined by many more next week, despite Magee having shown no indication that this sort of performance will be a regular trend.

Former running mates Fabian Espindola (NY) and Alvaro Saborio (RSL) each earned 12 points, aided by scoring two goals apiece.

It's been just one week, so I would not advise against major roster moves this week. There are cheap-ish players who scored decent points last week, such as the aforementioned Josh Williams, Dominic Oduro (CLB), and Oriol Rosell (SKC), that might help you deal with the fact that you have three Houston players, and all of them are on bye this week. The Dynamo are joined by Los Angeles and Seattle in having a week of rest, so plan your rosters accordingly.

As the season goes on, I'll be looking a little deeper at player performance compared to their monetary value, but after just one week I'm hesitant to draw too many conclusions. Good luck!