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Fantasy Focus: Viva Villa

He scored a dumb goal or something.

MLS: New England Revolution at New York City FC Noah K. Murray-USA TODAY Sports

A score of 116 points set the pace this week, with Stan the Fan doing the honors:

The team wasn’t laden with high scorers, but it helps to have the highest overall scorer. MILLERtime When WYNNE’n’s overall lead is up to 45 points.

Positional Leaders

Goalkeeper

Brad Knighton (NE, $5.0) posted a clean sheet on the way to 11 points, leading all goalkeepers. Behind him and tied for second were Steve Clark (POR, $5.8) and Tim Melia (SKC, $9.0), who both had clean sheets of their own and 9 points. DCU’s Bill Hamid ($8.0) scored 6 points.

Defenders

New England’s Michael Mancienne ($6.4) came up with a clean sheet on the way to 13 points, leading all defenders. Trailing him were Steve Birnbaum (DCU, $7.3), who scored a goal on the way to 12 points, and Zarek Valentin (POR, $7.3), whose clean sheet spurred him to 10 points. The remaining D.C. defense featured Jalen Robinson ($4.7) with 4 points, Joseph Mora ($6.1) with 3, and Kofi Opare ($5.4) with 2.

Midfielders

Sebastian Blanco (POR, $8.5) had two assists on the way to a midfield-leading 14 points, while his teammate, Diego Valeri ($12.0) scored a goal and 10 points, which was good enough for third at the position. Between them was Maxi Moralez (NYC, $10.8), who scored 12 points. The United midfield was led by Russell Canouse ($7.3) with 6 points, followed by the pair of Chris Durkin ($5.1) and Ulises Segura ($4.3) with 4 each, Ian Harkes ($5.2) with 3, Luciano Acosta ($11.0) with 2, and Jared Jeffrey ($4.2) with 1.

Forwards

David Villa (NYC, $9.5) scored one goal over two matches on the way to 15 points, leading all forwards and all players. His competition was not stiff, as Jeremy Ebobisse (POR, $5.0) and Brian Wright (NE, $4.0) both scored a goal and 7 points, and Wayne Rooney ($11.6) was the only D.C. forward to score, with 6 points.

Looking Ahead

DCU plays twice, and NYCFC is on bye. I like Tyler Miller (LA, $7.5) in goal at home against New England, and Andreu Fontas (SKC, $6.5) in defense at San Jose. Get Miguel Almiron (ATL, $11.0) back in the midfield at Colorado, and Carlos Vela (LA, $10.6) at forward is a good candidate for captain.