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MLS Fantasy Focus: Beau Deric

Well this is unexpected.

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By hitting the century mark, Real Leftsider's 100 points set the pace this round. Captain Diego Valeri (POR, $10.3) led the way with 34 points on the strength of two goals. Behind him were Houston's Giles Barnes ($7.5) with two goals and 15 points in two games, and New York's Bradley Wright-Phillips ($9.2) with 11 points on a goal and an assist. In It Toux Wynne It still leads overall, and with a 236-point advantage and two rounds to play, it's unlikely that they'll be caught.

Positional Leaders

Goalkeepers

With 21 points in two games, Tyler Deric (HOU, $4.5) led his position and all players on the strength of a clean sheet and a saved penalty. Both Jon Busch (SJ, $5.7) and Andy Gruenebaum (SKC, $4.0) scored 9 points, but only Gruenebaum earned a clean sheet. DCU's Bill Hamid ($5.5) scored 4 points.

Defenders

Houston teammates David Horst ($7.0) and Kofi Sarkodie ($6.2) scored 13 and 11 points respectively to lead the defenders, with each earning a clean sheet and Sarkodie adding an assist. Kansas City's Kevin Ellis ($5.2) earned a clean sheet and 11 points. Sean Franklin ($7.4) led United's defenders with 10 points, while Taylor Kemp ($5.0) scored 8, Steve Birnbaum ($5.5) and Bobby Boswell ($8.8) scored 3, and Chris Korb ($5.6) scored 1.

Midfielders

Diego Valeri's 17 points led the midfielders, while Giles Barnes's 15 points were good for second. Graham Zusi (SKC, $10.6) scored 13 points with a goal and an assist. For D.C., Davy Arnaud ($6.3) and Nick DeLeon ($6.6) led with 4 points, as Chris Pontius ($7.7) scored 3, Perry Kitchen ($6.5) scored 2, and Luis Silva ($7.0) scored 1.

Forwards

Montreal's Marco Di Vaio ($9.8) scored two goals and 12 points, leading the forwards, while Bradley Wright-Phillips's 11 points were good for second. Jairo Arrieta (CLB, $6.5) scored a goal and an assist for 9 points. United's forwards were prolific, as Fabian Espindola ($8.4) led with 8 points, Eddie Johnson ($9.3) had 7, and David Estrada ($5.8) CHiPped in with 5 points.

Looking Ahead

Chivas USA is on bye, and everyone else is playing once. The first game of the week is on Thursday. I'm backing Bill Hamid in goal at home against Chicago, and Michel (DAL, $7.6) in defense at Colorado. Ethan Finlay (CLB, $6.0) is a good midfield reach play at New York, with a goal in each of his last three games, and play Bradley Wright-Phillips as he tries to break the MLS season scoring record.

Everyone's Adding: G - Bill Hamid (+203), D - Kevin Ellis (+113), M - Diego Valeri (+284), F - Robbie Keane (LA, $11.7, +197)

Everyone's Dropping: G - Sean Johnson (CHI, $5.1, -72), D - Nick Hagglund (TOR, $5.6, -188), M - Brad Davis (HOU, $10.5, -177), F - Joao Plata (RSL, $7.7, -141)