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Fantasy Focus: Fabulous Fanendo

Much ado about Adi

There was a three-way tie atop the league this round, as Arnaud He Didn'tBitchin Kitchen, and Benny's Rage Strokes each scored 119 points. Arnaud He Didn't were led by captain Sacha Kljestan (NYR, $10.7) with 20 points on an assist, followed by Jesse Gonzalez (DAL, $4.4) with 16 points on two clean sheets, and Michael Barrios (DAL, $8.4), who scored a goal and 15 points. Bitchin Kitchen captained Jesse Gonzalez for 32 points, and they had Mauro Diaz (DAL, $10.5) with a goal and two assists for 19 points, and Cyle Larin (ORL, $6.2) with two goals and 13 points. Benny's Rage Strokes were led by Fanendo Adi (POR, $9.9) with 3 goals and an assist for 24 points, as well as Mauro Diaz's 19 points, and 16 points from captain Benny Feilhaber (SKC, $10.6). Poor Man's Porales carries a 237-point lead into the final round.

Positional Leaders


Jesse Gonzalez led all goalkeepers with his 16 points. Steve Clark (CLB, $5.8) earned a clean sheet and 10 points, while both Adam Kwarasey (POR, $6.0) and Tim Melia (SKC, $5.1) earned 9 points -- Kwarasey earned a clean sheet. For United, Bill Hamid ($6.7) earned 8 points.


Both Matt Hedges (DAL, $10.1) and Jorge Villafaña (POR, $6.5) led with 14 points, with Hedges notching two clean sheets, and Villafaña earning one clean sheet and adding two assists. Je-Vaughn Watson (DAL, $6.9) and DCU's Bobby Boswell ($9.8) each earned 13 points, with Watson earning two clean sheets, and Boswell earning a clean sheet and scoring a goal. The rest of the United defense featured Taylor Kemp ($7.9) with 8 points, and both Sean Franklin ($8.1) and Kofi Opare ($5.3) with 7 points.


Mauro Diaz led the position with 19 points, while Michael Barrios was second with 15. Four players tied for third with 12 points -- Ryan Hollingshead (DAL, $5.2), Dax McCarty (NYR, $8.7), Diego Chara (POR, $7.9), and Darlington Nagbe (POR, $8.7) -- with Hollingshead assisting one goal, McCarty assisting two, and both Chara and Nagbe scoring a goal. For DCU, Chris Pontius ($7.1) led with 8 points, followed by Nick DeLeon ($6.5) with 7, Perry Kitchen ($7.5) and Chris Rolfe ($9.6) with 4, Markus Halsti ($6.8) with 3, and Michael Farfan ($6.3) with 1.


Fanendo Adi's 24 points led all forwards and all players. Mike Grella (NYR, $6.6) was second with 15 points on two goals. Three players tied for third with 13 points -- Federico Higuain (CLB, $10.6), Cyle Larin, and D.C.'s Fabian Espindola ($10.9) -- Higuain and Espindola each had a goal and an assist. The remaining DCU forwards were Alvaro Saborio ($9.1) with 6 points and Conor Doyle ($4.8) with 1.

Looking Ahead

It's the final week. Everyone plays once and everyone plays Sunday. Keep riding Jesse Gonzalez's hot hand in goal at home against San Jose, and roll with Jorge Villafaña's two straight clean sheets at home against Colorado. After scoring off the bench in 30 minutes of action, Sebastian Giovinco (TOR, $13.6) was a dud against Columbus, but you'd be silly to not play him in the midfield @ Montreal, and Cyle Larin has six goals in three games, so he's your forward.