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Fantasy Focus: It's the most Wondoful time of the year

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Is it just me or was the bunch of two-game players kind of a letdown?

Just one team scored more than 100 points, and that was ddoub92, with 101 points. Chris Wondolowski (SJ, $10.9) set the pace with an armband-aided 36 points on two goals. Trailing him was Fabian Castillo (DAL, $10.8), who scored a goal and an assist for 13 points, while David Bingham (SJ, $6.0) earned a clean sheet and 10 points. Rolfin' on the River extended their overall lead to 17 points.

Positional Leaders

Goalkeepers

Bingham's 10 points led the position. Three players followed close behind him with 9 points -- Zac MacMath (COL, $5.1), Chris Seitz (DAL, $4.7), and Nick Rimando (RSL, $6.2) -- only Rimando earned a clean sheet. Travis Worra ($4.0) earned 3 points for DCU.

Defenders

San Jose teammates Andres Imperiale ($6.9) and Victor Bernardez ($7.6) scored 13 and 12 points respectively to set the pace for the defenders -- each earned a clean sheet. Five defenders tied for third on 9 points -- Mekeil Williams (COL, $7.2), Maynor Figueroa (DAL, $6.8), Aaron Maund (RSL, $7.2), Chad Marshall (SEA, $8.6), and Drew Moor (TOR, $7.1) -- Williams tallied an assist, Marshall a goal, and Moor a clean sheet. For United, Taylor Kemp ($7.6) scored 4 points, followed by the pair of Steve Birnbaum ($7.6) and Bobby Boswell ($8.0) with 3, and Sean Franklin ($8.0) with 2.

Midfielders

Justin Meram (CLB, $8.4) announced his presence with authority, scoring a goal and adding two assists for 17 points in just one match, leading the midfielders. Both Jermaine Jones (COL, $8.2) and Fatai Alashe (SJ, $6.5) scored 15 points, with each scoring a goal and Jones adding an assist. D.C. was led by Marcelo Sarvas ($6.9) with 6 points, followed by Nick DeLeon ($6.5) with 5, the pair of Lamar Neagle ($7.6) and Patrick Nyarko ($7.0) with 4, and Chris Rolfe ($8.8) with 3.

Forwards

Chris Wondolowski's 18 points led all scorers. The pair of Luis Solignac (COL, $7.2) and  Giovani dos Santos (LA, $10.9) scored 15 points, with dos Santos scoring two goals, Solignac scoring one, and each notching an assist. United's forwards were led by Fabian Espindola ($10.1) with 3 points, with both Luciano Acosta ($8.8) and Alvaro Saborio ($7.7) scoring 1.

Looking Ahead

Chicago and Portland are on bye, while everyone else plays once. Games start on Saturday, and we have three transfers this week. Don't be too quick to purge your Portland players, because they have two games next round. I like Evan Bush (MTL, $5.6) in goal at home against Toronto, and David Horst (HOU, $7.4) in defense at Columbus. Kaka (ORL, $10.9) is your midfield man on the road against the Red Bulls and the worst defense in MLS, and go with C.J. Sapong (PHI, $8.2) at home against NYC.