Welcome to the weekly Economy Corner where I suggest the Best Bang for the Buck options at each position (Price Paid/Points Earned). Most of us probably won’t crack the top 100 in the Global Overall league. In fact, I’d be happy to just hit the top 1,000. However, we all have the capability to achieve #1 in our private leagues against our friends, coworkers, and fellow club supporters. I am here to help you achieve that.
Value Play Examples from Week 6 (Week 6 price) –
Goalkeeper: Paying only $3.9 for Diop LA who scored 9 points compared to paying $5.9 for Bingham SJ who scored 3 points.
Defender: Paying $6.2 for Moor TOR who scored 1 point compared to paying $4.3 for Wingert RSL who scored 8 points
Midfielder: Paying $9.1 for Schweinsteiger CHI who scored 4 points compared to paying $6.4 for Mulholland RSL who scored 10 points.
Forward: Paying only $8.7 for Dwyer SKC who scored 10 points compared to paying $11.9 for Giovinco TOR who scored 9 points.
Recap of Week 6 Suggestions
Big Win: Goalkeepers Bono TOR and Ousted VAN suffered through a 2-2 draw and a 3-0 loss. They still both scored 3 points and avoided a price decrease.
Swing and a Miss: All three forwards; Montreal and Minnesota were shutout, and Barnes ORL only played 22 mins. They weren’t the only forwards to have problems this week. Even as their teams won, Urruti DAL, Accam CHI, and Ortiz DC had bad performances and their prices decreased this week.
The Push: Midfield. Once again Medujanin PHI produced points regardless of the scoreline, he earned 6 fantasy points while Union lost at home 3-1 to Portland. Godoy SJ had his first game in which he didn’t score a goal or get credit for an assist, he still earned 5 points. What kept all this goodness from being this weeks Big Win was Tabla MTL. Tabla played a full 90, but his only fantasy accomplishment was earning a yellow card and a price decrease.
Biggest Regret: Believing Sporting KC and Colorado Rapids would be another 0-0 draw.
*Weekly disclaimer: I’m not saying these choices will perform better than high priced Frei, Hedges, Lodeiro or Giovinco; these are simply value plays so that you can still squeeze Frei, Hedges, Lodeiro or Giovinco all into you starting XI.
Week 7 Value Suggestions
Goalkeepers As of writing this Melia SKC and Diop are the highest selected goalkeepers, I expect that to change as more people update their teams for the week.
Kann ATL $4.8 – Kann has yet to score less than 4 fantasy points in a game. Yes this is Atlanta’s third game in a row on the road. However, Atlanta on average has only allowed 1 goal per game; Montreal is only averaging 1 goal per game. Would not be surprised if Atlanta steals 3 points in this one.
Bendik ORL $5.1 – Orlando is at home the second week in a row, they have only allowed 1 goal in their three home games this season.
Defenders Kansas City’s defenders have the 1st, 2nd, and 5th highest Value(Form) (Points/Price), too bad they’re playing Valeri & Co. in Portland.
Long NY $5.2 – The Red Bulls are back home after two road games. They’re going up against a DC United team that has only scored at home, is averaging less than 1 goal a game, and have only played one road game; they lost 0-4 to NYC that game. Even with two losses the last two weeks, Long is still the 6th highest scoring defender.
Jungwirth SJ $5.6 – Earthquakes are at home again this week against FC Dallas. While everyone is aboard the cheaper price hype train Lima, get yourself this differential pick who also has 30 points for the season.
Powell POR $4.9 – There is good reason Portland doesn’t have a defender priced over $5, they have allowed a goal in 5 of their 6 games. Powell is still averaging 4 points a game, and they are playing Sporting KC who only have 2 goals for the season.
Midfielders Godoy is the second highest selected midfielder, I don’t think I need to keep suggesting him.
Medunjanin PHI $8 – 7, 7, 5, 7, 6. I’m just going to keep a running tally of Medunjanin’s weekly point totals until his selection percentage increases. He is the 9th highest scoring Midfielder for the season, but only 2.1% of teams have him selected. Sure he is not a ‘sexy’ choice, but he still gets points even with Philadelphia at the bottom of the table.
Wallace/Harrison NYC $7.8/$7.6 – New York City plays Union this week, and would be a good pick to earn an away win. Both Wallace and Harrison have more points than Pirlo while being over $2 cheaper. Both started forward on opposites sides of Villa last week. Both have >10% selection.
Alex HOU $7.6 – Alex is here because I want to make sure you don’t forget that Houston is hosting Minnesota.
Forwards After last weeks debacle with forwards, hopefully these suggestions prove to be better.
Manotas HOU $7.5 – Minnesota hasn’t allowed more than 2 goals to opposing teams since the acquisition of Burch and Cronin. The last two teams the Loons have played have a combined 12 goals for the season. Houston has 11 goals for the season by themselves. Manotas has scored more points than Elis while Quioto has been out, and he’s $1 cheaper.
Morris SEA $8.8 – The Sounders have a Cascadia Cup match against Vancouver Whitecaps. Morris hasn’t had the most productive season so far scoring only 1 goal. That could change this week as Vancouver has allowed the second most goals to opposing teams for the season (10).
That’s XI value plays for you to consider for Week 6.
Please provide constructive feedback in the form of comments, questions, agreements or disagreements on what I’ve said.