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Fantasy Focus: Pavon a Roll

And Danny Musovski too

MLS: LA Galaxy at San Jose Earthquakes Darren Yamashita-USA TODAY Sports

This round’s leader was Not Bennyball but Bengenpress, coming up with 111 points.

BL4CKnRED is the overall leader.

Positional Leaders

Goalkeepers

A quintet of goalkeepers scored 11 points this round, tying for the positional lead — Brad Guzan (ATL, $9.5), Alex Bono (TOR, $6.2), Tim Melia (SKC, $6.2), Marko Maric (HOU, $5.4), and JT Marcinkowski (LA, $4.0) — each had a clean sheet, and Melia also saved a penalty. For DCU, Bill Hamid ($4.0) had 3 points.

Defenders

Kansas City’s Winston Reid ($4.0) combined a goal and a clean sheet on the way to 14 points, leading the defenders. Behind him were Leandro Gonzalez Pires (MIA, $4.0), with 13 points on a clean sheet and 13 points, and Nick Lima (SJ, $7.5), with an assist, a clean sheet, and 11 points. The D.C. defense was led by Axel Sjoberg ($5.7) with 6 points; followed by Donovan Pines ($5.9) with 3; the trio of Oneil Fisher ($4.0), Frederic Brillant ($6.0), and Joseph Mora ($4.1) with 2 each, and Chris Odoi-Atsem ($4.0) with 1.

Midfielders

Ismael Tajouri-Shradi (NY, $7.1) and Cristian Espinoza (SJ, $10.1) split the midfield lead with 14 points each, Tajouri-Shradi scoring a goal and Espinoza scoring two. Nicolas Lodeiro (SEA, $16.7) rounded out the top three with 13 points on the strength of a goal. The United midfield featured Julian Gressel ($7.3) with 7 points; Junior Moreno ($7.2), Kevin Paredes ($4.0), and Russell Canouse ($4.1) with 4 each; Moses Nyeman ($4.0) with 3; Yamil Asad ($4.7) with 2; and Edison Flores ($6.6) with 1.

Forwards

The Los Angeles-based pair of Cristian Pavon (LAG, $10.5), with a goal and an assist, and Danny Musovski (LA, $4.1), with two goals and an assist, split the poisitional and overall lead with 15 points each. Behind them was Valentin Castellanos (NY, $4.0), with 13 points on a goal and an assist. DCU’s scoring forwards were Ola Kamara ($5.3) with 7 points, followed by Griffin Yow ($4.0) with 2, and both Erik Sorga ($4.0) and Gelmin Rivas ($4.0) with 1.

Looking Ahead

In goal this week I like Steve Clark (POR, $6.8), with clean sheets in three of his last four matches, @ RSL and vs. LA. In defense I’m saving money with Nicolas Figal (MIA, $5.6) with 19 points over his last three matches, vs. ATL and @ MTL, and his teammate Lewis Morgan (MIA, $13.5) is your man in midfield. At forward, Cristian Pavon is up against SJ and VAN at home, so he’s a great play.