Round 7 of MLSFantasy gets underway TODAY, So I have taken a look at the best options to make your Fantasy captain this week. Picking the right captain this week , could see you claw back points on the leaders of your league , or even extend the gap at the top. Here’s my top picks for this week.
Nicolas Lodeiro / Seattle Sounders / $12.0 Million / M / @ COL & vs TOR
Recent scoring form, the ability to produce bonus points, and a DGW all factor in to making Lodeiro my top captain pick for Round 7. Even with the trip to altitude, I think Lodeiro has the ability to ability to earn goals and assists during both games and the return of Ruidiaz will distract defensive attention and give him more offensive options. The one worry people always have is rotations, but Lodeiro seems like an easy bet for 120 as injury and call-ups are the only reason he’s ever missed time during a DGW.
Carlos Vela / LAFC / $11.3 Million / F / vs CIN
The lone SGW player on my list and for good reason. Vela has both the form and the skill to continue racking up big fantasy scores like we saw in Round 5. It hurts me to say this about my beloved FC Cincinnati, but there were times when the quick passes from the SKC midfield were easily able to create space in the second half and that is a skill that I think LAFC will be able to bring this week. Multiple attacking options mean the FCC can’t focus on Vela without being vulnerable elsewhere. I would not be surprised if Vela came away with a brace and an assist from this game and that just as good as a DGW player.
Luciano Acosta / DC United / $11.4 Million / M / vs MLT & @ COL
Acosta’s form has not been as strong in these first weeks of the season, and he’s not earned double digit fantasy points since round 1. There are a lot of explanations for this but a big one is Wayne Rooney and he will miss at least 1 game this week. With Rooney out of the picture, Acosta is primed to be the #1 target for the DC offense and this could result in the kind of fantasy score we always hope from him.
Kei Kamara / Colorado/ $9.0 Million / F / vs SEA & vs DC
The only double home DGW player of the round, but also the facing the hardest defenses. Kamara is a scrappy player though and may be able to take advantage of the Colorado altitude to score an unexpected goal.