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Fantasy Focus: Much De Leeuw About Something

A low-scoring week makes for an unexpected leader

This round saw Rolfin’ on the River put up 87 points to lead the league. Mauro Diaz (DAL, $11.6) wore the armband and scored 24 points on a goal and an assist. David Villa (NYC, $12.5) scored 12 points on a goal and an assist, and Patrick Nyarko (DCU, $7.6) scored 10 points with an assist. !BL4CKnRED-2014Champ has a 28 point overall lead.

Positional Leaders

Goalkeepers

Brian Rowe (LA, $5.4) easily led the goalkeepers with 11 points on a saved penalty. Behind him were a trio of players who scored 7 points each with clean sheets — Sean Johnson (CHI, $5.7), Brad Knighton (NE, $4.9), and Luis Robles (NYR, $6.4). Bill Hamid ($6.2) scored 3 points for DCU.

Defenders

New England’s Chris Tierney ($8.3) scored 12 points with a goal and a clean sheet, leading the position. Three defenders were next with 9 points — Walker Zimmerman (DAL, $6.8) scored a goal, while both Jose Goncalves (NE, $7.5) and Aurelien Collin (NYR, $7.8) had clean sheets. For United, Jalen Robinson ($4.7) scored 3 points, Bobby Boswell ($8.1) scored two, and Sean Franklin ($8.0) scored 1.

Midfielders

Mauro Diaz’s 12 points were matched by Frank Lampard (NYC, $10.9), who scored two goals. Behind them, Victor Ulloa (DAL, $7.2) and Lloyd Sam (DCU, $9.6) scored a goal each and tied on 11 points. The rest of the United midfield featured Patrick Nyarko’s 10 points, Lamar Neagle ($8.1) with 6 points, Julian Büscher ($5.5) and Marcelo Sarvas ($7.3) with 4, and both Nick DeLeon ($6.3) and Rob Vincent ($5.8) with 1.

Forwards

Chicago’s Michael De Leeuw ($9.0) paired a goal and an assist for 13 points, leading the forwards and all players, while David Villa’s 12 points were good for 2nd. Bradley Wright-Phillips (NYR, $11.8) scored a goal and 8 points for third. Luciano Acosta ($8.8) led the D.C. forwards with 6 points, while Patrick Mullins ($6.6) scored 3 points.

Looking Ahead

Four teams play twice — MTL, LA, ORL, RSL — while everyone else plays once. Games start on Wednesday night. There are some great two-game options in these teams. Brian Rowe is a must in goal @RSL and vs. Orlando, and Justen Glad (RSL, $4.9) is a great cheap option with games vs. LA and @Portland. In the midfield, Ignacio Piatti (MTL, $11.5) is a great option vs. Orlando and @Philadelphia, and at forward it’s Giovani dos Santos (LA, $11.7).