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Fantasy: Week 31 positional rankings

Reid is joined by Michael and Blayne to review all the biggest surprises and most important takeaways from Round 30 of the MLS Fantasy Season and share their final analysis for the last round of the 2019 season. They start by sharing their successes from Round 30 and breaking down the playoff race in the MLSFI Hosts H2H Invitational league and the Patreon Supporters league. They then transition into their review of Round 30 where they try to answer the question “Why is Valeri not starting?” and what impact that could have on the final fantasy round. They next move to breaking down the playoff picture and which teams have the most to gain from Round 31 and finally close out the show sharing their player recommendations where they have a disagreement as to the best way to use D.C. United players in Round 31. Every game starts on Sunday at 4:00 pm EST so be sure to have your teams set and Autoroos primed.

Decision Day presented by AT&T marks the final round of the MLS Fantasy season, and there are big implications all around with fantasy trophies — and prizes — hanging in the balance! With all 24 teams in action, the final positional rankings of the season favors teams that are still vying for a spot in the Audi MLS Cup Playoffs or jockeying for a Round One home game.

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Hamid makes a save against NYCFC | USA Today Images

Bill Hamid has kept a clean sheet in four straight games, and with D.C. United looking to lockup a home game for Round One of the Audi 2019 MLS Cup Playoffs, he’s in prime position to collect another shutout at home against an FC Cincinnati unit that ranks last in goals scored this season.

Rank Player Team Opponent Price
Bill Hamid DC vs. CIN $8.6
Steve Clark POR vs. SJ $8.2
Jesse Gonzalez DAL vs. SKC $6.8
Tyler Miller LAFC vs. COL $6.5
Alex Bono TOR vs. CLB $4.7
Stefan Frei SEA vs. MIN $7.1
7 Brad Guzan ATL vs. NE $7.5
8 Andre Blake PHI vs. NYC $5.7
9 Brian Rowe ORL vs. CHI $6.6
10 Clement Diop MTL vs. RBNY $4.5  


Brillant in action against Columbus. | USA Today Images

Frederic Brillant has played a big part in D.C. United’s four-game shutout spree, and his 209 total points is tops among all defenders. Hosting an FC Cincinnati side that has just one goal in their last three games, more clean sheet points could be in order on Decision Day.

Rank Player Team Opponent Price
1 Frederic Brillant DC vs. CIN $9.9
2 Ryan Hollingshead DAL vs. SKC $9.1
3 Reto Ziegler DAL vs. SKC $9.1
4 Larrys Mabiala POR vs. SJ $8.3
5 Steve Birnbaum DC vs. CIN $7.8
6 Jorge Moreira POR vs. SJ $9.2
7 Matt Hedges DAL vs. SKC $7.5
8 Joseph Mora DC vs. CIN $6.7
9 Reggie Cannon DAL vs. SKC $5.2
10 Jorge Villafana POR vs. SJ $7.8
11 Miles Robinson ATL vs. NE $9.0
12 Omar Gonzalez TOR vs. CLB $6.4
13 Leandro Gonzalez Pirez ATL vs. NE $8.5
14 Bill Tuiloma POR vs. SJ $5.4
15 Eddie Segura LAFC vs. COL $7.3
16 Joevin Jones SEA vs. MIN $5.5
17 Walker Zimmerman LAFC vs. COL $5.8
18 Romain Metanire MIN at SEA $8.8
19 Florian Jungwirth SJ at POR $7.9
20 Diego Palacios LAFC vs. COL $5.2


Valeri plays for Timbers. | USA Today Images

Diego Valeri has supplied a career-best 16 assists this season and he ranks second among all midfielders with 226 total points. The midfield maestro was rested last game, but he should be all systems go on Decision Day with a spot in the MLS Cup Playoffs on the line.

Rank Player Team Opponent Price
1 Diego Valeri POR vs. SJ $12.5
2 Nico Lodeiro SEA vs. MIN $12.9
3 Sebastian Blanco POR vs. SJ $10.4
4 Michael Barrios DAL vs. SKC $9.6
5 Cristian Pavon LA at HOU $11.5
6 Magnus Eriksson SJ at POR $10.3
7 Alejandro Pozuelo TOR vs. CLB $10.0
8 Maxi Moralez NYC at PHI $11.7
9 Eduard Atuesta LAFC vs. COL $11.3
10 Carles Gil NE at ATL $13.0
11 Cristian Espinoza SJ at POR $9.5
12 Nani ORL vs. CHI $10.7
13 Paul Arriola DC vs. CIN $7.6
14 Vako SJ at POR $8.9
15 Jonathan dos Santos LA at HOU $9.5
16 Pity Martinez ATL vs. NE $9.9
17 Jan Gregus MIN at SEA $10.4
18 Albert Rusnak RSL at VAN $10.5
19 Saphir Taider MTL vs. RBNY $11.6  
20 Jefferson Savarino RSL at VAN $10.3
21 Pedro Santos CLB at TOR $11.1
22 Julian Gressel ATL vs. NE $9.5
23 Jack Price COL at LAFC $9.8
24 Haris Medunjanin PHI vs. NYC $9.2
25 Bryan Acosta DAL vs. SKC $6.6
26 Marc Rzatkowski RBNY at MTL $8.6
27 Victor Rodriguez SEA vs. MIN $6.6
28 Felipe Gutierrez SKC at DAL $10.4
29 Paxton Pomykal DAL vs. SKC $7.2
30 Inbeom Hwang VAN vs. RSL $7.9


Vela featuring for LAFC. | USA Today Images

Carlos Vela is one goal away from breaking the MLS single-season goalscoring record and capping off the most prolific season in league history. The MVP frontrunner should see multiple chances to add to his eye-popping numbers against a Colorado Rapids team that is tied for the third-most goals conceded in 2019.

Rank Player Team Opponent Price
1 Carlos Vela LAFC vs. COL $15.5  
2 Zlatan Ibrahimovic LA at HOU $13.8
3 Jeremy Ebobisse POR vs. SJ $6.1
4 Diego Rossi LAFC vs. COL $9.1
5 Raul Ruidiaz SEA vs. MIN $11.0
6 Alberth Elis HOU vs. LA $7.6  
7 Kacper Przybylko PHI vs. NYC $9.4
8 Mauro Manotas HOU vs. LA $9.7
9 Zdenek Ondrasek DAL vs. SKC $6.9
10 Ola Kamara DC vs. CIN $8.8
11 Jozy Altidore TOR vs. CLB $10.7
12 Kei Kamara COL at LAFC $7.7
13 Darwin Quintero MIN at SEA $8.6
14 Jesus Ferreira DAL vs. SKC $6.5
15 Diego Rubio COL at LAFC $9.9
16 Dominique Badji DAL vs. SKC $5.0
17 Chris Wondolowski SJ at POR $7.6
18 Andre Shinyashiki COL at LAFC $6.7
19 Danny Hoesen SJ at POR $4.9
20 Brian Rodriguez LAFC vs. COL $6.9  

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