We are finally approaching matchday seven in MLS Fantasy, and with many players called up for national duties this week, it will be very interesting and tricky to pick players who can boost you up in rankings. So here we are to help you with our differential picks for this week.


Forwards

 

Diego Rubio Vs FC Dallas (H) ($9.1 M)

With just a single win in this season vs a weak rotated Portland Timbers team, FC Dallas have been underwhelming. When it comes to away games, they have lost both the games and now they face Colorado at their home which is a very challenging venue for any team considering the altitude. Now with Hedges potentially out, this might be a week to look out for some Colorado attackers. Diego Rubio with great performance in the last game might be worth a look, he has 13 Key passes so far in this season which is very high for a forward and has potential for extra bonus points.

 

Adrien Alfredo Perez  Vs Inter Miami CF (A) ($4.2 M)

Both teams rank top five in most goals conceded with Miami being slightly better so far. Registering 17 shots vs solid Philadelphia Union in their last game DC United have been unlucky with the number of chances they got to capitalize. Adrien Perez alone had eight shots in the last game and might be a super cheap differential facing a weak Miami defence who have their centre-back Leandro Martín González Pírez suspended for picking up too many yellow cards.

 

Dániel Sallói  Vs Houston Dynamo (H) ($6.6 M)

Sporting Kansas City are back to their best! So far, they are the best shooting team with 105 shots tied with Minnesota United who only have five goals so far this season compared to SKC’s 12. Dániel Sallói has two goals in his last two appearances playing alongside Alan Pulido who has been sensational in the same number of games. Priced around just $ 6.6m makes Sallói a solid pickup for the bench from a good attacking team.

 





Midfielders

 

Cristian Espinoza Vs LA Galaxy (A) ($7.9 M)

Playing one of the worst defences in the league is enough to consider Cristian Espinoza as an option for this week. Derrick Williams is suspended for LA Galaxy this week which is a setback for them in a derby.

 

Michael Barrios Vs FC Dallas (H) ($7.5 M)

Michael Barrios has registered the highest number of shots for Rapids this season. He’s listed as a midfielder in the game but plays OOP as a second striker beside Rubio which is a good sign for any fantasy pick.

 

Arnór Ingvi Traustason Vs FC Cincinnati (A) ($6.5 M)

Facing the worst defence in the league and the best player in the league this season to feed him makes Traustason a great differential pick for this week.

 





Defender

 

Miles Robinson Vs Nashville SC (H) ($6.9 M)

Atlanta United have looked very good defensively over the past few weeks as they restricted the league’s best-attacking team to only two shots on target which is enough to consider them against Nashville who continue to struggle to score goals.

 

Brendan Hines-Ike  Vs Inter Miami CF (A) ($5.6 M)

Conceding only six and seven shots to Orlando City SC and Philadelphia Union DC have improved their defence. Pines getting minutes in the last game is also a boost for them to keep a clean sheet however, Hines-Ike could get few shots vs Miami who have problems in defending set-pieces conceding 10 chances in their last outing at Soldier Field.

 


Goalkeeper

 

Tim Melia Vs Houston Dynamo (H) ($6.5 M)

Sporting Kansas City only conceded five shots to Houston Dynamo in the reverse fixture with only one of them being on target and now they have home advantage which would boost their chances at a clean sheet with a potentially fit defence. He also forms a great keeperoo option with Cleveland as he plays on Saturday.

 


Differential XI GW 7


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