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MLS DFS Preview 6/3
The MLS gives us a nice 5 game slate Saturday night. A handful of stars will be missing due to national team duty, the absence of stars like Clint Dempsey, Michael Bradley Jozy Altidore and Tim Howard might have been enough to grind MLS to a halt during an international break in year’s past, but the improved depth of many teams makes coping with international call-ups a more manageable for daily fantasy play. Here is a breakdown of some options you will want to consider when building a winning lineup for Saturday.
Goalkeeper of the night
Jesse Gonzalez, FC Dallas $5700- In his last home game vs. Houston Gonzales posted two saves along with a clean sheet in the scoreless draw. Dallas is a heavy favorite at home vs. Salt Lake Saturday night, the last win for the defending Supporters’ Shield winners came on May 6 in Utah against RSL. With RSL depleted due to international duty and injuries and on a short week, FC Dallas should clean up and earn three points.
Ambroise Oyongo, Montreal Impact $6100– The Impact are completing 35.1 percent of their crosses/corners this season, the best percentage in MLS and four percentage points higher than the next closest team. Oyongo is a huge part of that success, in his last 4 games he has delivered 41 crosses in the box, a major reason why he’s on a 5 game stretch of double digit fantasy points. I got that streak continuing this Saturday with Oyongo on the scoresheet.
Diego Fagundez, New England Revolution $6000- Fagundez has become one of the most in-form players by scoring three goals and earning one assist in his last 4 matches. This production could serve him well, especially if Toronto have a lot of rotation after their midweek Canadian Championship game.
Top scoring option
Ola Kamara, Columbus Crew $7400– Kamara made the scoresheet again for the Columbus Crew during the midweek matchup vs. Seattle, the striker now has scored eight goals on the season. Kamara is halfway to matching his goal total from last season. The Crew take on a bad Colorado team that is missing some starters including keeper Tim Howard. This team is, more or less, going to be made of defensive placeholders for Saturday’s match. That’s the good news for Ola Kamara and his owners.