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. Ten Teams on DGW, Rosters due Wednesday.
Would love to hear which Economy Corner suggestions you’ve actually used in your starting XI. Please share Player Name, Week Used, and if it was a good or dreadful choice.
Value Play Examples from Week 11 (Week 11 prices) –
Goalkeeper: Paying only $4 for Cropper NE who scored 9 pts compared to paying $5.7 for Melia SKC who scored 1 pt.
Defender: Paying only $4.4 for Onyewu PHI who scored 14 pts compared to paying $7.1 for Hedges DAL who scored 4 pts.
Midfielder: Paying only $8 for Medunjanin PHI who scored a whopping 19 pts compared to paying $10.1 for Kaka ORL who scored 7 pts.
Forward: Paying only $3.7 for Edwards TOR DGW who scored 14 pts compared to paying $10.3 for O. Kamara CLB DGW who scored 6 pts.
Recap of Week 11 Suggestions
Big Win: Meram, Cropper and Onyewu were Value Suggestions last week. While Edwards wasn’t an official Value Suggestion, he was mentioned in the Forwards header. If you had played all four you would have scored 60 points for the low cost of $22.
Swing and a Miss: The two defenders that don’t play for Philadelphia; Sarkodie SJ and Hernandez TOR only earned 1 point each.
The Push: My Houston obsession last week. While goalkeeper Willis only scored 2 points, both Alex and Quioto scored 5 pts. While not as good as many other players, thanks to 7 teams scoring three or more goals in a game this week, it is only a point less than what Altidore and Giovinco scored for the week.
Biggest Regret: Not suggesting Medunjanin.
*Weekly disclaimer: I’m not saying these choices will perform better than high priced Robles, Morrow, Valeri or Villa; these are simply value plays so that you can still squeeze Robles, Morrow, Valeri and Villa all into you starting XI.
Week 12 Value Suggestions, Ten teams have DGW, Rosters are due Wednesday.
Goalkeepers: With ten teams with DGW schedules there is a lot of tough decisions to make. Melia is currently selected by 22% of teams, with SKC playing two games I expect that to increase.
Johnson NYC $5.7 DGW – New York City’s two games are opposite ends of the spectrum. First game is against 2 win RSL. Second game is against 6 win Orlando. Both games are on the road. Real has only scored once in their last four games. Orlando has scored two goals in each their last three home games.
Gonzalez DAL $4.9 – Dallas plays San Jose this week at home. San Jose has been scoreless in their last three road games. This game will be San Jose’s second of two for the week. In 7 games Gonzalez has 4 clean sheets, enough to be tied for second for CS this season.
Defenders: Currently Medranda is sitting at 30% selected. No other defender is over 18%.
Fabinho PHI $4.9 DGW – Union is playing both of their games at home. First is against Houston. This game is not as scary as you think. Houston has had an easy life playing 7 of their first 10 games at home. They lost all three away games, getting shut out in two of them. Second game for Philadelphia is against Colorado. Colorado finally halted a 7 game winless skid. Even with their 3 goals against San Jose last week they’re still averaging less than 1 goal a game. This will be Colorado’s second away game for the week.
Meira CHI $5.6 DGW – Chicago should have a good week as well with a home game against Colorado and an away game in DC. In their five home games this season the Fire only allowed 3 goals, earning 3 clean sheets. DC were held scoreless in their last two home games by Impact and Union.
Zavaleta TOR $5.0 – I know Zavaleta is selected by 17% of teams, I think he’s the best choice from teams with only one game this week. Toronto faces a New York team that can’t find consistency. After going on a three game win streak scoring 2 goals in each game, the Red Bulls are now on a three game losing streak having scored only 1 goal in those three games. In their first 12 games Toronto has five CS.
Midfielders: Godoy is still sitting at 30% selection.
Harrison/Wallace NYC $7.9/$7.7 DGW – With games against Salt Lake who allowed 13 goals in the last four games, and Orlando who allowed 8 goals in the last three games, it is a prime week to pick these two. Harrison has 4 goals and 2 assists, scoring 8 points in weeks 5 and 7, and 14 points in week 9. Wallace has 3 goals and 3 assists, scoring 11 points in weeks 2 and 3, and 15 points in week 10. The only problem is deciding who to choose. At their prices you might as well get both.
Lodeiro SEA $11.5 DGW – Yeah that’s right, I’m suggesting Lodeiro as a value play this week. Sure Seattle’s first game is a scary away game against Sporting KC, but their second game is a juicy home game against RSL. Regardless of the score line Lodeiro has yet to score less than 5 points in a game, that is a guaranteed 10 points for the week.
Medunjanin PHI $8.2 DGW – Even after last weeks performance, He is only selected by 7% of teams. He is the second highest scoring Midfielder priced under $9. He only scored less than 5 pts twice this season, Union has two games this week, and he has played all 90 minutes in every game.
Forwards: The highest selected forwards are Villa, Giovinco, and Larin, all above 20%. I suspect Larin will see an increase.
Nikolic CHI $9.9 DGW – After struggling on the road the previous three weeks Chicago came home and torched Seattle 4-1. With a home game to start their double game week, picking either of Chicago’s forwards or even midfielders would be a smart choice. Accam, McCarty and Schweinsteiger are all under $10 too.
Torres HOU $8.6 DGW – Torres returned last week from concussion protocol playing 60 mins and scoring 8 points. While Houston has been great at home, they have yet to translate the success on the road. Both games are away in Philadelphia and Atlanta. I would only choose one Houston player this week.
Ramirez MIN $7.8 – The Loons have scored 7 goals from their last five games. They are home this week against the Galaxy. Over LA’s last five games teams have scored 8 goals. Ramirez is a good
That’s XI value plays for you to consider for Week 12.
Would love to hear which suggestions you’ve actually used in your starting XI. Please share Player Name, Week Used, and if it was a good or dreadful choice.