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Fantasy Focus: The Reign of Wayne is Mainly Every Game

MLS: New England Revolution at D.C. United Geoff Burke-USA TODAY Sports

Machado was the leader this round with a whopping 161 points.

I can’t believe we’re in a place where starting four DCU players will get you so many points, but here we are.

Positional Leaders

Goalkeepers

Tyler Miller (LA, $6.5) posted two clean sheets on the way to 19 points, leading the goalkeepers and sharing a three-way lead among all players. Bill Hamid (DCU, $6.5) scored 11 points on the strength of a clean sheet, and Stefan Frei (SEA, $7.5) posted a clean sheet on the way to 10 points.

Defenders

LA’s Jordan Harvey ($5.0) had two clean sheets and an assist on the way to 19 points, the lead among defenders, and a share of the lead among all players. Harvey’s teammate, Laurent Ciman ($7.3)’s two clean sheets were good for 17 points, while [checks notes] Oneil Fisher?? ($5.4) scored 16 points on a clean sheet and a goal. The remaining D.C. defenders were Steven Birnbaum ($5.8) with 14 points, Joseph Mora ($5.2) with 12, and Kofi Opare ($5.2) with 11. Look at those scores!

Midfielders

Luciano Acosta (DCU, $9.5) tallied a goal and an assist on the way to 17 points, leading all midfielders. Behind him were Albert Rusnak (RSL, $9.8) with two goals and 16 points, and Eduard Atuesta (LA, $7.0) with an assist and 15 points. The remaining United midfielders were Junior Moreno ($5.9) with 13 points, Yamil Asad ($10.2) with 12, Paul Arriola ($7.9) with 9, and the trio of Ulises Segura ($5.5), Russell Canouse ($5.9), and Zoltan Stieber ($8.4) with 7.

Forwards

D.C.’s Wayne Rooney ($10.3) bagged two goals on the way to 19 points, leading the forwards and tying for the overall lead. Two LA teammates, Diego Rossi ($8.8), who scored a goal, and Christian Ramirez ($8.7), who scored two, scored 14 points apiece. Darren Mattocks ($6.0) was the other D.C. forward to score, with 6 points.

Looking Ahead

The Red Bulls play twice and everyone else plays once. In goal I like Andre Blake (PHI, $5.7) at home against New England, and Matt Besler ($8.5) in defense at home against Minnesota. Miguel Almiron (ATL, $11.2) is a midfield must at Orlando’s MLS-worst defense, and I still like Carlos Vela (LA, $9.8) as a forward at the Galaxy.