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Fantasy Focus: Having a Blas

Cheap defenders are the thing, Montreal players do work in just one game, and one Dallas man leads them all

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With 114 points, Liver Plate led all teams this round. Blas Perez (DAL, $9.0M) wore the armband and scored 2 goals and added an assist over 2 games for 36 points. Diego Valeri (POR, $7.8M) scored a goal and an assist over 2 games to help contribute 16 points, and Javier Morales (RSL, $9.4) scored a goal over two games on his way to 13 points. SGV Galaxy is still our overall leader.

Positional Leaders


LA's Jaime Penedo's ($4.8M) sparkling late save against Vancouver to keep his clean sheet was the difference between scoring 6 points and his 10 points, which led all goalkeepers. Three players tied for 2nd with 8 points -- Sean Johnson (CHI, $4.8M), Troy Perkins (MTL, $5.0M), and Michael Gspurning (SEA, $5.5M). D.C.'s Bill Hamid ($4.8M) scored 3 points.


Nat Borchers (RSL, $5.4M) tallied a goal and a clean sheet over 2 games to score 16 points, while Jeb Brovsky (MTL, $4.4M) did that in just 1 game and scored 14 points. Hunter Jumper (CHI, $3.7M) was third with 12 points. United's James Riley ($4.5M) led the defenders with 5 points, while Dejan Jakovic ($5.2M) scored 4, Daniel Woolard ($4.0) scored 3, and Chris Korb ($4.0M) scored 2.


Diego Valeri's 16 points led all midfielders. Three others tied for 2nd with 13 points -- Felipe (MTL, $8.2M), and RSL teammates Kyle Beckerman ($8.4M) and the aforementioned Javier Morales. DCU midfielders were led by Dwayne De Rosario ($9.3M) with 8 points. Behind him, Perry Kitchen ($5.5M) had 5 points; Nick DeLeon ($7.4M), Jared Jeffrey ($6.0M) and Luis Silva ($7.2M) had 3 points, and Kyle Porter ($4.7M) had 1 point.


Blas Perez's 18 points led all players. Chivas' Erick Torres ($7.1M) earned 14 points, and Marco Di Vaio (MTL, $8.8M) earned 12. For United, just Conor Doyle ($6.9M) scored 3 points.

Looking Ahead

FC Dallas is on bye this week, and all other teams play just once. I can't believe I'm saying this, but take a look at Matt Reis (NE, $4.8M) because he's been playing recently ahead of Bobby Shuttleworth (NE, $4.7M), and the Revs play Toronto. Jay Heaps has been coy about who will start, but Reis has two wins in two league starts, and has allowed just 1 goal, so it's hard to imagine Heaps will make a change. It may be time to get back on the Jeb Brovsky train as Montreal are at Philadelphia. If you haven't picked up Diego Valeri, now's the time. He's not the cheapest player, but it's hard to turn down 30 points in 4 games. Lastly, Diego Fagundez (NE, $6.4M) is back among the goals, and he's facing the Toronto rear guard.