MLS DFS Preview 5/17
The MLS gives us a nice 5 game midweek slate Wednesday night with a lot of superstars and some great player matchups to choose from. I will breakdown some options you will want to consider when building a winning lineup for tonight.
Goalkeeper of the night
Joe Willis, Houston Dynamo $4400 – Houston won their second in a row and third in four with Friday’s hard earned defeat of Vancouver, Willis gave up 1 late goal along with 2 saves. The Dynamo head east to face the Union who have a little momentum after ending an eight-game winless skid ended by back-to-back wins. Willis has two clean sheets in his last four matches and in their last seven meetings with the Union, Houston have held Philadelphia scoreless six times dating back to 2015. A clean sheet tonight will be tough in Philly but have Houston leaving with the W.
Scott Sutter, Orlando City SC $5300 – Sutter’s fantasy dominance continued last week in a draw with Sporting KC, Stutter made 3 clearance and notched an assist, his 3rd of the year. He has been the most active attacking fullback in the MLS so far in the early stages of the season averaging 4 crosses a game. It will be tough matchup on the road vs. San Jose but win or lose Sutter will post a solid stat line.
Benny Feilhaber, Sporting KC $8600 – It’s all about playing at home for Sporting KC and their veteran midfielder. Sporting have gone unbeaten in their last 14 regular season home games (11-0-3), outscoring their opponents 31-10 in that stretch. It’s the longest home unbeaten streak in club history. In four home games this season Felihaber is averaging 11 fantasy points a game along with netting 2 goals with 1 assist.
Top Scoring option
Nemanja Nikolic, Chicago Fire $8000 – The Chicago Fire revival is alive after last Saturday night in front of a packed house at Toyota Park watched the Fire dismantle the defending champion Seattle Sounders with a 4-1 beat down. The Fire, who have finished bottom of the Eastern Conference in the past two seasons are one of the league’s hottest sides at home, they unbeaten in their last eight games at home (5-0-3), scoring multiple goals in seven of those eight games. Nikolic is a huge factor in this recent run of form the forward has seven goals in the last six games, with eight goals in the season he is tied for the league led with Erick Torres of Houston Dynamo.