Ezequiel Barco ($10.5m) – Look who stepped up. A goal and an assist make Barco appear to be the 1A to Pity’s 1B. Barco looked solid, but is only going to be as good as Pity’s support. Strong start on any week.
Emerson Hyndman ($9.5m) – A beautiful finish fro Hyndman
Pity Martinez ($9.3m) – Solid showing for Pity. Decent start in what should be a high scoring match vs. SKC.
Jake Mulraney ($6m) – Not a viable option
Eric Remedi ($5.6m) – Not a viable option
Alvaro Medran ($8.6m) – He was literally dancing around defenders last week. While he only got four points, he is clearly going to be a focal point going forward. I think Gimenez and Stojanovic actually help him. 4-6 points should be expected weekly with assists thrown in here and there.
Djordje Mihailovic ($8.2m) – Unavailable: Olympic qualifiers
Fabian Herbers ($7.6m) – Should be relegated to the bench as the new signings make their starts.
Luka Stojanovic ($7.5m) – When he starts, he i worth owning.
Mauricio Pineda ($6.5m) – Actually very dominant in his first match and could be a great value pick at the price. Should go the full 90 and grab some bonuses.
Przemyslaw Frankowski ($6.4m) –
Gaston Gimenez ($6.1m) – Unclear whether he’ll be starting this week, check lineups but could be a really solid pick at the price.
Brandt Bronico ($6.0m) – starting at RB and really shouldn’t be considered right now.
Jack Price ($10.5m) – Let me be blunt. The late assist saved him, and he pulled several bonuses together out of the last few minutes. He is very good, but statistically was not as good as he seemed last game. Still is one of the most consistent mids right now.
Nicolas Benezet ($8.0m) – Injured
Jonathan Lewis ($7.5m) – Unavailable: Olympic qualifiers
Sam Nicholson ($5.5m) – Not looking like a viable option, but has a great value.
Kellyn Acosta ($5.4m) – Not producing enough bonus points
Lucas Zelarayan ($9.8m) – A bust last week, but he should bounce back against a much weaker RSL team. Solid option for this week.
Luis Diaz ($8.8m) – Managed a perfect assist, and has plenty of potential. Again, solid matchup.
Artur ($8.0m) – Coming off an assist, it looks like he may be slightly better than Nagbe for fantasy.
Darlington Nagbe ($7.6m) – Not getting as many bonus points as I would like to see, so I am staying away until further notice.
Pedro Santos ($7.4m) – Struggled as well against Seattle, but could also bounce back. Zelarayan should be a more consistent player.
Youness Mokhtar ($4.9m) – Not a viable option
Julian Gressel ($10.4m) – He did not get bailed out with an assist this week, but gets FCC and should produce solid numbers.
Edison Flores ($8.4m) – Still hasn’t produce as much as I would like, but has such a high ceiling. Looks to be a boom or bust guy, just need to see the boom first.
Yamil Asad ($8m) – Scored a penalty, but still isn’t playing 90 minutes. Should be an intriguing player going forward, but his target man is out this week at least.
Felipe Martins ($6.6m) – A low floor guy and if you’re okay with four to six points week in and out he’s your man.
Russel Canouse ($6.6m) – Not worth rostering at this point
Federico Higuain ($6m) – Not match fit
Junior Moreno ($4.9m) – Low floor and ceiling. If he finds his form, he can get 4-6 but should be avoided for now
Allan Cruz ($8.3m) – Very overpriced, not worth it at all, coming off a one point game
Siem De Jong ($8m) – Monitor his situation, although too high for me right now.
Adrien Regattin ($6.1m) – Got subbed off which is worrisome, but managed an assist. Wait a few weeks
Frankie Amaya ($6m) – Not worth rostering
Haris Medunjanin ($5.9m) – Relies on possession bonuses, and FCC just don’t have the ball enough for him to be fantasy relevant.
Michael Barrios ($9.8m) – Usually a player who finds the net or an assist, he failed to do so and still managed four points. Up against a shaky Montreal side I’m absolutely considering Barrios this week.
Thiago Santos ($8.5m) – Had a very impressive debut match for Dallas and a player who shouldn’t let you down at his price.
Paxton Pomykal ($7.5m) – Came off the bench last week, so monitor his situation, but a very solid candidate for a stat and also carries a high floor. Be sure to check whether he plays out wide or centrally.
Bryan Acosta ($7m) – Injured
Tanner Tessman ($6.5m) – Dropped off this week, Santos is the better option right now
Darwin Quintero ($7.6m) – Could make an impact eventually, but is irrelevant right now
Tomas Martinez ($6m) – Didn’t play 60 minutes
Matias Vera ($5.8m) – Not a viable option
Boniek Garcia ($5.2m) – Not a viable option
Memo Rodriguez ($4.8m) – Great value for price if Houston gets a solid matchup, but Seattle isn’t it.
Rodolfo Pizarro ($10m) – Got a goal in the 3rd minute but did little fantasy wise aside from that. Still a pretty risky play for the price.
Lewis Morgan ($8.1m) – Grabbed the assist, but again is a risky play until this offense clicks.
Matias Pellegrini ($6.9m) – Only managed to see 13 minutes; cannot be trusted right now
Lee Nguyen ($6.8m) –
Wil Trapp ($5.7m) – Not a viable option
Victor Ulloa ($5.6m) – Showed his ability to be involved, and may be a better option than Trapp.
Jonathan Dos Santos ($8.6) – Not ready for 90 minutes yet
Sebastian Lletget ($6.4m) – Sat in the stead of Kljestan
Alexsander Katai ($6.4m) – Does not look good right now, but should eventually find his groove. Wait on him
Joe Corona ($5.9m) – Suspended: Red card
Sacha Kljestan ($4.8m) – Not a viable option
Perry Kitchen ($4.7m) – Not a viable option
Latif Blessing ($10.6m) – Bye
Eduard Atuesta ($8.9m) – Bye
Mark–Anthony Kaye ($7.6m) – Bye
Kevin Molino ($10m) – Questionable, but grabbed an assist
Jan Gregus ($9.3m) – One goal and two assists in a monster performance. He should cool off, but showed his potential as a guy who has one of the highest floors in fantasy
Ethan Finlay ($9m) – Only managed four, but should be getting assists left and right. Keep him in mind
Oswaldo Alonso ($7.3m) – Gregus is lightyears better if you can afford him
Robin Lod ($7.2m) – Got a lucky goal; I still don’t trust him to be a consistent fantasy contributor.
Saphir Taider ($10.7m) – Bye
Victor Wanyama ($8m) – Bye
Bojan ($7.8m) – Bye
Lassi Lappailainen ($7.3m) – Bye
Samuel Piette ($7.3m) – Bye
Dax McCarty ($8.3m) – 18 ball recoveries and 101 attempted passes saw Dax grab 7 total points for a strong outing. He should be a pretty solid guy who can probably average you 5 points a week.
Hany Mukhtar ($8.2m) – Managed four key passes and a big chance created, so he is certainly looking more promising
Anibal Godoy ($8.2m) – 6 points is a pretty solid game, and there is no reason he couldn’t do that again.
Randall Leal ($6.6m) – Just barely hit several bonus point thresholds; I still see him as a very risky play until further notice.
New England Revolution
Carles Gil ($11m) – If he starts, he is an elite player, but probably won’t get near a full game.
Luis Caicedo ($6.5m) – Injured
Diego Fagundez ($5.9m) – Not a viable option
Wilfried Zahibo ($4.9m) -Not a viable option
Maxi Moralez ($9.4m) – He has to keep getting better, but I would not risk him this week with CCL.
Alexandru Mitrita ($8.4m) – Boom or bust, but CCL may see him rested.
Alex Ring ($8m) – Decent look for 5-6 points, managed 7 as he tried to hold off Columbus for 90 minutes
Ismael Tajouri-Shradi ($7.1) – Simply won’t see 90 minutes at this point in the rotation
Nicolas Acevedo ($6.5m) –
James Sands ($6.3m) – Low ceiling, should get 4 most weeks (as he did in wk 2)
Keaton Parks ($5.4m) – Not looking like a valuable fantasy player; earned 3 points.
New York Red Bulls
Daniel Royer ($10.5m) – Grabbed a goal and an assist, and should be solid option each week.
Kaku ($9m) – Did not play 90, but looked very solid and grabbed himself a goal.
Florian Valot ($9m) – 2 assists is a great look for a comeback player of the year candidate. He could be a good pick at this value
Christian Casseres ($8.5m) – Had a great outing and scored a beauty. Should still only be averaging 4-6 but is a consistent look.
Sean Davis ($6.4m) – Grabbed 5 points in a decent outing. Very similar to Casseres, so maybe once money gets tighter he could be worth a look.
Josh Sims ($6.4m) – Did not start
Orlando City S.C.
Nani ($10.5m) – Injured
Jhegson Mendez ($8.5m) – Just scraped by at the end of the game completing his bonus points to finish with 5. Definitely not as high on him after watching this last game, but going forward I do expect consistency with only a few <5 duds.
Junior Urso ($7.1m) – Got the assist, but Mendez is still better going forward.
Mauricio Pereyra ($7m) – In order for him to be worth rostering, he needs to play 90 minutes and see a lot more of the ball. He has such great potential, but is too risky at this point.
Chris Mueller ($6.9m) – Super sub strikes again, but unless there is a change; his path to relevance is murky.
Jamiro Monteiro ($8.5m) – Managed an assist in that wild game, but also put together a decent outing. Should only get better going forward.
Brendan Aaronson ($6.7m) – Unavailable: Olympic qualifiers
Matej Oravec ($6.5m) – Once he starts, there is some appeal
Alejandro Bedoya ($6m) – Only going to get you 4-5 points max.
Warren Creavalle ($5.3m) –
Diego Valeri ($11.2m) – Wow, he only managed one bonus point aside from his brilliant goal. This team looks off right now, and I am looking at guys like Pozuelo instead at this price.
Sebastian Blanco ($8.9m) – Very boom or bust, I will never draft him while there are so many better options at this price.
Yimmi Chara ($7.4m) – Can’t wait to see him do more, but right now this offense is not filling me with fantasy confidence.
Diego Chara ($6.9m) – Not getting enough bonuses for me right now, but can often be expected to get 4-5.
Andy Polo ($6.5m) – Played very well in his start, grabbing the assist as well. 9 points was very unexpected, so keep him on your radar as he is the only Timbers Midfielder who’s stock is rising.
Christian Paredes ($4.9m) –
Real Salt Lake
Albert Rusnak ($9.2m) – Best option in this attack right now, but this team is not scoring a lot. He went from zero key passes in wk 1 to seven in wk 2. Interesting player
Damir Kreilach ($7.7m) – Saved his abysmal fantasy outing with a late goal. This offense is not looking strong enough to take him, especially against the Crew.
Everton Luiz ($6.2m) – Could rack up defensive stats against a strong Crew side, but don’t get your hopes up.
Justin Meram ($4.9m) – Started but only managed three. Great price if you want to take a flier, just not against Columbus.
San Jose Earthquakes
Christian Espinoza ($9.6m) – Philly is a tough place to head to, but with their midfield diamond Espinoza should only have to deal with beating a fullback. Not a bad pick.
Vako ($8.8m) – His goal was pretty luck with the deflection, but I could still see him making some noise in Philly. Still a boom or bust guy.
Magnus Eriksson ($8.6m) – Did very little aside from putting a penalty in. Still, I can see more bonuses this week in what should be a midfield battle.
Jackson Yueill ($5.9m) – Unavailable: Olympic qualifiers
Nico Lodeiro ($12m) – Injured
Christian Roldan ($9.8m) – Looked great against Chicago, grabbed 2 assists. Hefty price tag, but not a bad look
Joao Paulo ($10.2m) – Fell off a bit last week, but should bounce back heavily against a pitiful Houston defense.
Gustav Svensson ($6.2m) – Not a great option, but should manage 5 points against Houston.
Felipe Gutierrez ($10m) – Questionable, but an elite start once he is fit.
Gadi Kinda ($9m) – Got himself a goal and an assist, and when Gutierrez comes back I have no idea what this lineup will look like. Has a tougher matchup this week in Atlanta.
Johnny Russell ($7.9m) – Snuck in an assist, but is not producing as much as I would like right now. I’m staying away as he heads to ATL, but he could easily pop up for a stat.
Roger Espinoza ($7.3m) – Managed a scrappy goal and a handful of bonus points. I would still take Kinda or Russell instead.
Gerso Fernandes ($6.7m) – Not a starter right now
Ilie Sanchez ($6.5m) – Grabbed five points in SKC’s dominance of Houston. Not sold on him right now.
Alejandro Pozuelo ($12m) – He will always be an elite player, but still faces a tough matchup this week. However, he remains matchup-proof as a top-5 fantasy midfielder.
Pablo Piatti ($9.0m) – Injured
Michael Bradley ($8m) – Injured
Marky Delgado ($7.7m) – Was very involved last game racking up defensive stats. Definitely a guy who can get you 5-6 points with the occasional assist. Nashville likes to bunker down so be careful.
Jonathon Osorio ($6.8m) – Coming off 5 points, he isn’t the worst option this week.
Tsubasa Endo ($6.3m) – DNP
Inbeom Hwang ($8.8m) – Got himself six points, and should continue to see 5-6 points games.
David Milinkovic ($8m) – Would love to see more involvement, and I am more interested in Bikel at the moment.
Russell Teibert ($7.3m) – Only grabbed two bonuses, so look at one of the other Vancouver mids.
Janio Bikel ($7m) – Was very involved, and clearly earned himself another start. Looks to be someone with a very high floor.
Yordy Reyna ($6.8m) – DNP
Christian Dajome ($5.9m) – Not a viable option