Atlanta United

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

Chicago Fire

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.

Colorado Rapids

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

Columbus Crew

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

D.C. United

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

F.C. Cincinnati

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.

F.C Dallas

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

Houston Dynamo

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.

Inter Miami

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.

L.A. Galaxy

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

MarkAnthony Kaye ($7.6m) – Bye

Minnesota United

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.

Montreal Impact

Saphir Taider ($10.7m) – Bye

Victor Wanyama ($8m) – Bye

Bojan ($7.8m) – Bye

Lassi Lappailainen ($7.3m) – Bye

Samuel Piette ($7.3m) – Bye

Nashville S.C.

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.

Philadelphia Union

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) –

Portland Timbers

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

Seattle Sounders

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.

Sporting K.C.

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.

Toronto F.C.

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

Vancouver Whitecaps

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