Bob Stanton-USA TODAY Sports
Once again, we go over the top picks, outside picks, and fantasy cost changes. We're also announcing some prizes you might get excited about.
Top three picks
Luis Gil ... $7.0 ... Gil looked solid in the last match and will only improve with time. He found consistency last year, and now he'll be looking to reclaim that spark that made him dangerous in bursts.
Robbie Findley ... $7.5 ... Findley showed great signs against San Jose, even if he was rarely threatening. He's a great value for a striker, and if he scores much, he'll go up in price. He's also getting closer to full fitness and didn't suffer an injury, so keep an eye on him.
Joao Plata ... $7.0 ... Plata's assist on Sunday could be the start of something more for the player . He won't win a starting spot any time soon unless he does spectacularly well, but I've got to think he's got eyes on it.
Sebastian Velasquez ... $7.0 ... Velasquez is one of those players that looks dangerous for stretches of the match. Getting him on your side could pay dividends, should he have a particularly good match.
Devon Sandoval ... $5.5 ... Sandoval showed great signs on Sunday, and if that continues, he could be a difference-maker. This is a very outside pick, though.
Best from last week
Alvaro Saborio: 12 points. Two goals will do that to a player.
Chris Schuler: 10 points. Schuler put in a solid defensive display — a veteran display, one might say.
Kenny Mansally: 9 points. Mansally perhaps did better in fantasy than in real-life, but it's interesting to note.
Kyle Beckerman: 8 points. Beckerman had a fantastic match, but most of it was not because of any individual defensive effort. He wasn't forced into many tackles, so this many points speaks very well to his performance.
Drops and Gains
No players went up in cost. Nat Borchers and Cole Grossman both went down $0.1 in cost.
I hadn't mentioned it before because it wasn't official, but the following prizes are on offer:
- $100 MLS Gear gift certificate
- Two subscriptions to MLS Live in 2014
Join and Discuss
If you haven't already joined the RSL Soapbox fantasy league on MLSSoccer.com, why not? Have at it. The code, if you'd rather use that than a link, is 193-1687.
As always, you're encouraged to discuss your team in the comments.
Remember, changes to your team must be made by 11:15 a.m. MST on Saturday.