After a high scoring third matchday (at least in a fantasy sense), the Fantasy MLS saga continues after the elimination of 3/4 remaining MLS teams from CCL, and ahead of a double game week just 3 days after this one ends, prepare yourselves for an amazing week of Major League Soccer.

We’ve seen some absolutely amazing performances and hauls from cheap players like Smith, Rubio, and Cowell, all three of which are viable in this round too. But who will surprise us all this time and who will flop?

There’s much more to be seen in MD4 and FantasyTipsters brings you the best picks for the week.


Forwards

 

RankNameTeamOpponentValueComments
1Rubio RubinRSLvs SJ7MAfter a haul we forecasted in our last week's picks he'll be looking for another one as the Quakes arrive at the low air pressure away game in Sandy, UT.
2Gonzalo HiguainMIAvs ATL10.5MBack after a family tragedy, he's motivated to play his best to honor his mother who supported him the most as he has recently stated too.
3Raúl Ruidíaz SEA@POR10.9MNot an easy away game but Ruidiaz remains an elite target this season and boasts an incredible record of seven goals and two assists in his eight games against the Timbers.
4Diego RossiLAFC@LA9.5MA player that caused a lot of team values to drop last week due to his slow injury comeback and mediocre performance but he should now be fitter and more motivated to get his team a victory in the "El Tráfico".
5ChicharitoLAvs LAFC9.5M
6Robert BeričCHIvs PHI9.7MChance to fight back at home after an embarrassing loss against NYRB's youngsters last week.
7Cade CowellSJ@RSL5.4MMight not be the best game for Cowell after that performance last week, but you should never count out the players that are on a hot streak.
8Diego RubioCOL vs MIN8.2M
9Lucas CavalliniVAN vs MTL9M
10Jhonder CádizNSHvs NE8.4M
11Corey BairdLAFC@LA7.8M
12Alan PulidoSKCvs ATX8.7M
13Anderson Julio RSLvs SJ8.1M
14Ricardo PepiDALvs HOU5MA true budget buster in a decent matchup.
15Felipe MoraPORvs SEA7.5M




Midfielders

 

RankNameTeamOpponentValueComments
1Lucas ZelarayánCLBvs DC8.6MAmong the best players in the league, Zelarayán was rested in midweek CCL action and is playing one of the worst defences so far this season at home, what else can I say?
2NaniORLvs NYC9.7MWhile NYCFC might not be as easy to score against as their opponents from last week, Nani remains a top player and a must-have for many managers.
3Randall LealNSHvs NE8MConsistent, a guaranteed rise in value regardless of performance and always a threat.
4Caden ClarkRBNYvs TOR5.7MThis young wonderkid will look to continue his run of good performances against an unconvincing Toronto side at home.
5Carles GilNE@NSH10.6M
6Cristian Cásseres Jr.RBNYvs TOR7.6MA more experienced option among the Red Bull midfielders is also more likely to return big with his key passes ability.
7Luka StojanovićCHIvs PHI6MA player that's always prowling around the box at his price tag is always a fine option.
8Eduard AtuestaLAFC@LA10.7MAmong the finest midfielders of the game, he will need to be at his top state if LAFC want to win the LA derby this week.
9Jack PriceCOLvs MIN8.6MMight want to check if he starts first after that knock last week.
10Lewis MorganMIAvs ATL8.6M
11Damir KreilachRSLvs SJ7.5MA revelation last round playing at home might be the switcharoo you need.
12Cristian DajomeVANvs MTL7.3M
13Mauricio PereyraORLvs NYC7.9M
14Víctor VázquezLAvs LAFC6.9M
15Diego FagúndezATX@SKC6.1M

Defenders

 

RankNameTeamOpponentValueComments
1Waylon FrancisCLBvs DC5MThe only team that hasn't conceded yet is very likely to keep another clean sheet, so targeting Columbus Crew defenders seems logical.
2Brad SmithSEA@POR6MLast week we saw Smith closer to opposition goal than Ruidiaz on average and he seems to enjoy playing out of position so even an away game makes him a must-have with how involved he is in attack.
3Kevin LeerdamMIAvs ATL5.4M
4Auston TrustyCOLvs MIN6.3MA bonus point machine that has a good chance of getting a clean sheet is always a great pick in my book.
5Cristián GutiérrezVANvs MTL6M
6Walker ZimmermanNSHvs NE7.2MIs he finally due a goal or not?
7Andrew GutmanRBNYvs TOR6.1M
8Rodrigo SchlegelORLvs NYC6M
9Ryan HollingsheadDALvs HOU6.4MA player that was once considered a must-have is still looking for his true self.
10Boris SekulićCHIvs PHI6.3MSekulić has proven he can assist on multiple occasions so far and a clean sheet isn't out of question either but is less likely.




Goalkeepers

 

RankNameTeamOpponentValueComments
1John McCarthyMIAvs ATL5.5MDecent game for him and if the Higuain brothers successfully return and help Miami dominate the game then he shouldn't have a lot to worry about.
2Eloy RoomCLBvs DC7MHis price tag might be pretty high but he hasn't conceded any goals so far and that is not likely to change this week.
3David OchoaRSLvs SJ4.6M
4Phelipe Megiolaro Alves
DALvs HOU4.7MA solid replacement for Maurer with another favorable fixture.
5William YarbroughCOLvs MIN6.8M

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