After the second round full of surprises and solid showings by NYCFC and Austin FC among others, Fantasy MLS moves on to the third matchday in a week full of CCL games affecting 3/4 CCL teams playing in MD3, as Toronto will be given a bye this round.
That means having to rely on unexpected picks. A matchday full of close ties will make the difference between good and top managers going forward into the season.

We’ve seen some absolutely amazing goals, better than some recent goals of the season and we’re only two rounds in so get your popcorn ready and enjoy!

There’s much more to be seen in MD3 and FantasyTipsters brings you the best picks for the week.


Forwards

 

RankNameTeamOpponentValueComments
1Raúl Ruidíaz SEALA10.4MThe player is always a threat to opposition defenders and the Galaxy have been far from good defensively in a while.
2Jhonder CádizNSHvs MIA8.4MMiami's leaking defence is a great scoring opportunity for Cadiz who saved his team yet again last week.
3Cade CowellSJvs DC4.9MCowell is on fire after his last week's performance and a match against a DC United team plagued by injuries and his price makes him a really highly rated pick.
4Robert BeričCHI@RBNY10.2MThe silent hardworking Slovenian is always there for you and this week is no exception as he plays NYRB in the first game of the week.
5Gustavo BouNEvs ATL9.6MA man that failed to deliver last week will be motivated this week against an Atlanta team that is worn out from CCL play.
6Lucas CavalliniVAN vs COL9.3MCavallini's form is something to worry about for Colorado.
7Diego RossiLAFC@HOU10MAn easy recommendation if he starts.
8Anderson Julio RSLvs SKC8MDebuting with a brace and leaving the opposition powerless is enough praise for this rising star to guarantee him a spot in our rankings.
9ChicharitoLA@SEA9MKneejerk or not, Seattle or not, you just have to put him in consideration after five goals in his first two matches.
10Rubio RubinRSLvs SKC6.5MAnother cheapish pick who's looking to revive his career in MLS, solid last week and a favorable fixture means he's a good one to consider for this week too.
11Cecilio DomínguezATX@MIN9.5MGreat game by playoff oriented Austin carried by this man's brace, what can we say.
12Mason ToyeMTLvs CLB5.8MWill he get to toy-e around with another opposition defence? It might be Columbus but will they try hard or focus on the CCL?
13Valentin Castellanos
NYC@PHI8.7MON. FIRE.
14Romell QuiotoMTLvs CLB8.7MIn another episode of "we target the CCL defences" here's Romell Quioto
15Corey BairdLAFC@HOU7.5M




Midfielders

 

RankNameTeamOpponentValueComments
1NaniORLvs CIN9.2MCheeky skilled player against a team that just can't defend.
2Cristian DájomeVANvs COL7.2MOne of the best differential picks there is in a great game at home.
3Randall LealNSHvs MIA7.5MConsistent, a guaranteed rise in value regardless of performance and always a threat.
4João Paulo MiorSEAvs LA9MThreat from both inside the box and outside it, Mior is a player to be seriously considered for every team especially with his floor.
5Mauricio PereyraORLvs CIN8MComing back from suspension, he's expected to make an immediate impact as Orlando try to finish another day in the office with three points. Replace him with Mueller if he starts.
6Carles GilNEvs ATL10.1M
7Cristian EspinozaSJvs DC8.4MEspinoza has proven his quality (except with penalties) in the last game and he'll be looking to continue where he started.
8Jamiro MonteiroPHIvs NYC9.4M
9Emmanuel ReynosoMINvs ATX9.3MExpecting Minnesota to finally turn things around against the newest addition to the league - FC Austin.
10Jesús MedinaNYC@PHI7.8MThe young Paraguayan was orchestrating everything that happened at the Yankees stadium last round and he will under the spotlight again
11Ezequiel BarcoATL@NE8.2M
12Luka StojanovićCHI@RBNY5.5M
13Diego FagundezATX@MIN5.6M
14Gianluca BusioSKC@RSL7.1M
15Dairon Asprilla POR@DAL4.9M

Defenders

 

RankNameTeamOpponentValueComments
1Cristián GutiérrezVANvs COL5.5MGutierrez has been wonderful so war and the matchups keep rewarding his bonus points opportunities.
2Alex Roldan SEAvs LA6MA proven pick with a great floor versus a leaky defence can't disappoint.
3Rodrigo SchlegelORLvs CIN5.5MA defender with a home game against Cincinnati is a must especially if Lucho is out.
4Zachary Brault-GuillardMTLvs CLB6MZBG has been nothing but great and a home match vs a CCL team that will probably rotate is not half bad for his run of form.
5Paul MarieSJvs DC5MGreat match for SJ warrants their spot among defenders and a defender that goes forward is always the best pick.
6Donny TolaRSLvs SKC4.5M
7Brandon ByeNEvs ATL4.9MTired Atlanta who couldn't defend in CCL are a good target for a New England home match
8Kai WagnerPHIvs NYC6.5M
9Ryan HollingsheadDALvs POR6.4M
10Jukka RaitalaMINvs ATX4.1MHe's cheap and better than a scrub but that's all there is going for him.




Goalkeepers

 

RankNameTeamOpponentValueComments
1JT MarcinkowskiSJvs DC5MA good game against a toothless opponent means that a SJE clean sheet is likely.
2Matt TurnerNEvs ATL6.4MOne of the only two teams which kept a clean sheet at home last week and ATL couldn't even score at home in the midweek game.
3David OchoaRSLvs SKC4.6M
4Phelipe Megiolaro Alves
DALvs POR4.3MSince Jimmy Maurer is questionable, a new budget buster is ready to take his spot and the 4.3M price tag will make him an interesting pick for the keeperoo.
5Dayne St. ClairMINvs RSL5.9M

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