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. Dallas on DGW, Impact not playing. Rosters due Thursday. Toronto, Vancouver and Montreal play tonight in the Canada Cup.
Value Play Examples from Week 12 (Week 12 prices)
Goalkeeper: Paying only $4.4 for Lampson CHI DGW who scored 19 compared to paying $5.5 for Melia SKC DGW who scored 16. Lampson earned you a return of 4.3 pts/$, while Melia earned you 2.9 pts/$.
Defender: Paying $4.8 for Vincent CHI DGW who scored 17 pts compared to paying $6.3 for Chanot NYC DGW who scored 9 pts.
Midfielder: Paying $8.1 for Fernandes SKC DGW scored 21 pts compared to paying $11.5 for Lodeiro SEA DGW scored 10 pts. (Almiron also scored 19 pts in a game this week, but Fernandes is cheaper)
Forward: Paying only $6.1 for Solignac CHI DGW who scored 10 pts compared to paying $9.5 for Larin ORL DGW who scored 2 pts.
Recap of Week 12 Suggestions
Big Win: Both Forward and Defender suggestions did fantastic, let us begin with Chicago! Meira and Nikolic were suggested in the Defenders and Forwards sections. With 4 goals and 2 CS for the week you couldn’t go wrong picking players from the Fire. Union also a team you couldn’t pick wrong with, Fabinho was suggested in the Defender section. Philadelphia produced with 4 goals, 1 CS and only 1 goal allowed. Forwards Torres and Ramirez also produced. For Houston, Torres earned 10 pts. Ramirez earned 7 pts in the Loons single game.
Swing and a Miss: Gonzalez DAL and Zavaleta TOR. They both only scored 2 pts.
The Push: Midfield and Goalkeeper. For a week with 10 teams on DGW, Midfield was average for the week. Granted Medunjanin scored 13, enough to be the 10th highest midfielder for the week. Lodeiro scored 10 tied for 15, but Harrison & Wallace scored 7/8pts placing them both outside the top 20.
Johnson NYC had a good score of 11 pts, enough to place as 7th goalkeeper overall for the week, but Gonzalez produced an unfortunate 2pts.
Biggest Regret: Not suggesting Atlanta at home against Houston.
*Weekly disclaimer: I’m not saying these choices will perform better than high priced Blake, Jungwirth, Lodeiro or Villa; these are simply value plays so that you can still squeeze Blake, Jungwirth, Lodeiro and Villa all into you starting XI.
Week 13 Value Suggestions
Montreal is NOT playing, Dallas has DGW, Rosters are due Thursday. Toronto, Vancouver and Montreal play tonight in the Canada Cup.
Goalkeepers: Both Melia and Cropper start the week selected by 25% of teams.
Ousted VAN $5.4 – Vancouver is hosting D.C. United, a team that has gone three straight games with out scoring. Even worst is that all three games were at home. Their scoreless streak is bound to end, I just don’t think it’ll be this week on the road.
Gonzalez DAL $4.8 – Dissapointed last week with only 2 pts, but it’s a new week and Dallas has a double game week. Don’t expect anything against hot streak Chicago Fire, it’s Dallas’ second game that’s worth looking at: a home game against Houston. Houston has only scored 1 goal in their last 4 away games. Even after last week, of all goalkeepers, Gonzalez still has the 3rd highest points per game: 5.8.
Defenders: Currently Medranda is sitting at 30% selected. Opara and Jungwirth are both over 18%.
Fabinho PHI $5.1 – Even after 4 straight wins including 3 CS, Fabinho is the only Union defender who costs over $5. Rosenberry is the only defender selected by at least 10% of teams and he hasn’t played a full 90 since week 7. Union is against RSL. Salt Lake did score 2 goals last week against NYC, but the Pigeons were sitting players in preparation to beat Orlando. Those are the only goals RSL have scored in their last 5 games.
Long/Lawrence NY $5.4/$5.5 – New York is at home again after a 1-1 draw against Toronto. This will be Red Bull’s third game in a row at home and they could really use a win to turn around a 4 game winless streak. The Revs come in having scored 11 goals in their last five games. The kicker is that they’ve only scored 5 goals in their last five away games, a streak that includes 2 shut outs. And New England may be without Agudelo.
Parker VAN $5.1 – Unless you’re willing to bet the barn that Vancouver gets the clean sheet, only consider Parker from their defense. He is both cheaper & has scored more points than Waston. The Whitecaps do have 2 CS in their last three games.
Midfield: Godoy is still above 30%. Lodeiro and Valeri are both above 18% selected… Don’t you forget about Medunjanin, he’s now the 5th highest scoring midfielder, more than Godoy and Valeri.
Svensson SEA $6.0 – Cascadia Clash Part 1: The Emrald City is hosting the boys from the City of Roses this weekend. This could be the game Seattle needs to correct their scoring problems. Portland has allowed opposing teams to score 13 goals in their last five away games, 9 goals in the last three away games. Svensson has scored 35 pts in the Sounders last 6 games.
Guzman POR $7.7 – Cascadia Clash Part 2: Or it could be Portlands opportunity to end their 4 game winless streak. In Seattle’s last five games, three different opponents scored 3+ goals against them. Guzman has scored 29 pts in the last five games for the Timbers, back in week 3 he scored 14 points against Houston.
Acosta DAL $7.2 DGW – Also consider Urruti at the Forward position. Last week was Dallas’s first shut out since week 2 against SKC. With two games this week, Acosta and Urruti are bound to score at least once.
Forwards: Villa is selected by 37% and Larin is at 21%.
Accam CHI $9.8 – Chicago have scored 13 goals in their last 5 home games, and they’re home again this week. While Nikolic is the hot choice, selected by 17%, Accam finished their double game week only 1 point less. Accam is still under $10 and only selected by 2%. Only 14 points separate their total scores, and that’s largely due to Nikolic’s 20 point game in week 11.
Blessing SKC $7.6 – If Dwyer misses the game this week look to Blessing to fill the spot. Also consider midfielders Feilhaber and Fernandes against the Rapids. Colorado has a -4 goal differential from their last five games.
Wondolowski SJ $8.6 – After San Jose’s first DGW in week 8, Wondo still played 77 mins in their week 9 game and scored 6 points. This week the Earthquakes host LA. While San Jose doesn’t score more than a goal very often, Galaxy have only held one CS, a 0-0 draw against Philadelphia.
That’s XI value plays for you to consider for Week 13.
Dallas on DGW, Impact not playing. Rosters due Thursdayy. Toronto, Vancouver and Montreal play tonight in the Canada Cup.
Constructive feedback is appreciated.