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Fantasy Focus: Helping Hand

It’s not always about scoring goals

Portland Timbers v Los Angeles Galaxy Photo by Katharine Lotze/Getty Images

Demonbarber19 kicked things off for the closing season with 126 points, ten points better than anyone else.

Positional Leaders


Jesse Gonzalez (DAL, $6.0) led the goalkeepers with 8 points on the strength of a clean sheet, followed closely by Steve Clark (POR, $5.0), who had a clean sheet of his own and 7 points. Quentin Westberg (TOR, $5.6) rounded out the top three with 4 points.


Matheus Bressaneli (DAL, $5.5), or Bressan if you choose, paired a goal with a clean sheet on the way to 15 points, leading the defenders. Behind him were Jorge Moreira (POR, $6.0), whose clean sheet and assist helped him to 13 points, and Matt Hedges (DAL, $7.0), who had a clean sheet and 10 points.


Portland’s Diego Valeri ($11.0) added a goal to three assists, which led to 21 points, easily leading all midfielders and all players. Nicolas Mezquida (COL, $7.0) tallied two assists and 14 points, while Efrain Alvarez ($8.0) had a goal and an assist for 11 points.


A pair of Dallas forwards led the position with 13 points, as Jesus Ferreira ($7.0) posted two assists, and Dominique Badji ($7.0) scored two goals. Diego Rubio (COL, $7.0) scored a goal and 9 points.

Looking Ahead

MLS is back in full swing, and a bunch of teams play twice: New England, Philadelphia, Montreal, Portland, DCU, Orlando, Toronto, Atlanta, Dallas, Vancouver, San Jose, and Houston. With teams returning from long layoffs, it makes sense to load up on two-game guys. In goal, Bill Hamid (DCU, $6.0) is at home against Orlando and Toronto, and in defense I like Miles Robinson (ATL, $6.5) at Toronto and at home against Montreal. Keep rolling with Diego Valeri in your midfield at Montreal and home against Dallas, and at forward you really should play Josef Martinez (ATL, $11.0)