Economy Corner Week 16

Welcome to the weekly Economy Corner where I suggest the Best Bang for the Buck options at each position (Points Earned/Price $ Paid). 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.

We finally have a game week with every team playing and no DGW, except that 19 MLS teams played in the US Open Cup Tuesday and Wednesday, there were World Cup Qualifiers and International friendlies Tuesday & Wednesday, and Confederations Cup starts Saturday. Rosters are due Saturday.

Value Play Examples (Points/Cost $) from Week 15 (Week 15 prices)

Goalkeeper: Getting 8 pts from Lampson CHI for only $4.6 compared to paying $5.6 for Melia SKC who scored 5 pts.

Defender: Getting 8 pts from Valentin POR for only $4.7 compared to paying $6 for Opara SKC who scored 6 pts.

Midfielder: Getting 8 pts from Fernandes SKC for only $8.2 compared to paying $10.6 for Piatti MTL who scored 3 pts.

Forward: Getting 13 pts from Adi for only $9.6 compared to paying $9.9 for Villalba who scored 3 pts.

Recap of Week 15 Suggestions

Big Win: Economy Corner had a fantastic week, almost every suggestion was spot on. Lampson tied with Gleeson for highest scoring goalkeeper as both Portland Chicago earned clean sheets. Fernandes tied for 2nd highest scoring midfielder. I think most impressive was what I said about forwards last week:

Not sure why you would choose a forward not named Adi, Nikolic or Accam this week. If you are looking to cut cost at the Forward position this week, Solignac is probably the cheapest forward with opportunity to score this week.

Solignac was the 4th highest forward behind Adi, Accam, and Nikolic for Week 15.

Swing and a Miss: Suggesting Vytas was the closest thing to a miss, with a yellow card he was only the 8th highest scoring defender for the week. If you remember I told you not to fear Dallas; two of Portland’s other defenders tied for 2nd, and the forth defender placed 5th for the week. A bigger miss was suggesting in the Reddit comments last week to /u/Gwit_TO to pick Chara over Blanco and Asprilla, sorry.

The Push: I flat out said I didn’t like the away teams for last week, but suggested Gressel anyways as a bench option. He didn’t let me down as he scored 4 pts, the highest scoring Atlanta player for the week.

Biggest Regret: Once again I don’t follow my own advice and picked Feilhaber instead of Fernandes for my fantasy team.

*Weekly disclaimer: I’m not saying these choices will perform better than high priced Bingham, Besler, Lodeiro or Villa; these are simply value plays so that you can still squeeze Bingham, Besler, Lodeiro and Villa all into you starting XI.

Week 15 Value Suggestions

We finally have a game week with every team playing and no DGW, except that 19 MLS teams played in the US Open Cup Tuesday and Wednesday, there were World Cup Qualifiers and International friendlies Tuesday & Wednesday, and Confederations Cup starts Saturday. Rosters are due Saturday.

Goalkeepers: Melia is currently selected by 29% of teams, and Cropper by 22%. Only two other Goalkeepers are over 10%

Bendik ORL $5.1 – As the 2nd highest scoring goalkeeper at home against Montreal, Bendik should have a higher selection rate. Bendik and Co earned CS in their last two home games, one of which was against Chicago.

Bono TOR $5.0 – Toronto is facing DC United this week at home. In United’s last 5 games they scored 1 goal. 

Defenders: Medranda is currently at 34% and Opara is at 25%, no other Defender is above 15%.

Fabinho PHI $5 – All Philadelphia defenders are under $5. In their last 7 games they have 4 CS and only New York City scored more than 1 goal against them. Union face NY Red Bulls at home this week. When the two teams played on May 6th, Philadelphia won 1-0.

Callens NYC $4.9 – New York City is home against Seattle. Seattle only has 1 goal in their last 3 away games. Callens has 26 pts in last 5 games including a goal.

Cole LA $5.5 – It has been a long time since I suggested someone from LA. If you haven’t noticed Galaxy are on a 6 game undefeated streak, 4 of those games were on the road. Galaxy is hosting Houston. Houston has 1 goal in their last 6 away games.

Midfield: Valeri is currently at 34%, Gressel and Almiron are at 22% & 21%.

Fagundez NE $7.8 – In their last 5 games New England has scored 12 goals, Fagundez tallied 5 of them and assisted 1 of them.

Almiron ATL $9.6 – Atlanta is welcoming to Georgia a Columbus team that has lost 4 of their last 5 away games. Almiron scored 32 points in Atlanta’s last two games combined. 

Rusnak RSL $9.2 – Can you believe that Rusnak has scored 31 points in Salt Lakes last five games? They are at home this week against Minnesota. The Loons have allowed 15 goals in their last five away games. 

Forwards: Villa is currently at 31%. Adi and Nikolic are at 24% and 22%.

Picault PHI $7.0 – Sapong is the more popular forward, but Picault has recently been just as effecient scoring 3 goals with a total fantasy score of 28 points in Philadelphia’s last five games.

Wondolowski SKC $8.7 – Oh No! San Jose is playing Sporting Kansas City! Don’t you fret, here are some juicy secrets. Wondo has scored or assisted in each of the Earthquakes last 5 home games (5 goals, 2 assists). SKC has been scored on in each of their last five away games. 

That’s XI value plays for you to consider for Week 16.

Constructive feedback is appreciated.

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