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. Remember rosters are due Wednesday!!
Value Play Examples from Week 7 (Week 7 price) –
Goalkeeper: Paying only $5.3 for Bava CHI who scored 8 pts compared to paying $6.0 for Robles NY who scored 9 pts.
Defender: Paying $4.7 for Callens NYC who scored 11 pts compared to paying $6.7 for Zimmerman DAL who scored 4 pts.
Midfielder: Paying $7.0 for Johnson ORL who scored 10 pts compared to paying $10.4 for Valeri POR who scored 5 pts.
Forward: Paying $7.5 for Manotas HOU who scored 8 pts compared to paying $12.0 for Giovinco who scored 4 pts.
Recap of Week 7 Suggestions
Big Win: Suggesting Manotas HOU, who had a better fantasy score than Elis and Torres while being $1 cheaper. Defense did great too as Long NY earned 9pts, Jungwirth SJ earned 6 pts, and Powell POR earned 4 pts.
Swing and a Miss: Goalkeepers – While Bendik ORL earned 4 points, Kann had a rough week with a final score of 1 point.
The Push: Midfield had an average point total last week. Harrison NYC scored a goal, too bad I started Wallace. Medunjanin PHI was Medunjanin, earning a consistent, but average score of 5 points. Alex only earned 4 points.
Biggest Regret: Not trusting Sporting Kansas City against Portland.
*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 8 Value Suggestions, and Remember rosters are due Wednesday.
Goalkeepers: As of now Cropper and Diop are the highest selected Goalkeepers this week, and there’s no reason not to choose at least one. I really like Cropper at home with a DGW, both San Jose and DC are struggling to score. Diop at home against a floundering Seattle is worth the $4 price tag. Here are two others to consider.
Steffen CLB $4.8 – Steffen and Columbus defense is in form. In seven games only Houston and Portland have score more than 1 goal against Columbus, 3 and 2 goals respectively. New York is averaging 1 goal a game. Red Bulls Have played 7 games, there are nine teams that have only played 6 games and have scored more goals than New York.
Gonzalez DAL $4.7 – Gonzalez has now played two games in a row for Dallas. They are at home against Sporting Kansas City.
Defenders After watching Kansas City stop Portland, is there any reason you wouldn’t choose SKC for your defense?
Callens NYC $4.9 – Callens is keeping pace with $6.3 Chanot for fantasy points, 35 pts for the season. They’re at home against an Orlando City team that has only played one away game so far this season.
Crognale CLB $4.9 – If you’re not selecting Steffen for goalkeeper, consider getting Crognale. That said I wouldn’t double down on both.
Burch MIN $5.4 – I’m giving Minnesota’s defense a vote of confidence this week. It has been 4 weeks since Minnesota allowed more than 2 goals to an opposing team, during that stretch they’ve played RSL, Dallas, and Houston. This week they’re home against Colorado, a team that is averaging only 1 goal a game.
Midfielders Godoy is the only San Jose player I’m considering for my team this week. I know they have a DGW, but both games are on the road.
Medunjanin PHI $8.0 – 7,7,5,7,6,5; second highest scoring midfielder under $9. Union is at home against Montreal. Still only selected by >3% of teams
Fagundez NE $7.2 DGW – Nguyen ($10) is probably going to find himself on my fantasy team. Fagundez is a nice cheaper option if you would rather spend the $2.8 saved on someone else.
Vazquez TOR $8.7 – Toronto is at home against Chicago. Vasquez is cheaper than Bradley while scoring just as many points.
Ramirez MIN $8.1 – Minnesota is at home against the Rapids. Colorado have allowed 7 goals in their last 3 games to Minnesota, SKC, and RSL.
Mancosu MTL $7.8 – Montreal is against winless Philadelphia.
Agudelo NE $8.4 DGW – Agudelo is the 15 highest scoring Forward, under $8.5, and has a double game week.
That’s XI value plays for you to consider for Week 8. Rosters are due Wednesday.
Please provide constructive feedback in the form of comments, questions, agreements or disagreements on what I’ve said.