Round 7 in the MLS gets underway tonight, 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 four picks for this week.
Maximiliano Moralez / New York City FC / $11.3 Million / vs RSL and Atlanta FC
Maximiliano Moralez has been in great form in recent weeks . 2 goals in his last 3 games have helped fill the gap vacated by key man David Villa’s injury. However with the Spaniard still not 100 per cent heading into week 7 Moralez will continue to carry NYCFC’s attacking threat.
New York City FC have a double game week in week 7 meaning the midfielder has double the chance to earn fantasy owners extra points this week . Moralez has 41 points this year , and heads in to week 7 full of confidence after scoring and assisting a goal in week 6.
Miguel Almiron / Atlanta FC / $11.8 Million / vs New York City FC
Fantasy owners would have been concerned about Miguel Almiron during week 6’s game against LAFC , until the last quarter. When the creative midfielder stepped up to convert 2 spot kicks giving Almiron a total of 20 points for week 6.
Atlanta travel to NYCFC this weekend and will be hoping they can replicate their home performances on the road. Atlanta have only scored 1 away goal this season and have conceded an average of 2 goals a game in away ties this year. However Atlanta are currently on a 4 game winning streak and will be hoping to stretch their run to 5 .
Carlos Vela / LAFC / $11.5 Million / vs Vancouver Whitecaps
Carlos Vela has been one of the best players in the MLS this season , he has 3 goals and 2 assist so far this year. Vela and LAFC travel to Vancouver in week 7 to face a Whitecaps side who have been inconsistent this year .
LAFC will be encourage by the fact the Whitecaps have conceded 9 goals this season and LAFC have managed to score 9 this year. Also LAFC will be looking to put in a performance that will prove to their supporters that week 6 humiliating defeat to Atlanta was just a blip and they are the real deal.
Yangel Herrera / New York City / $8.5 Million / vs RSL and Atlanta FC – Wild Card
Yangel Herrera makes the list, as we looking to take advantage of the fact NYCFC have 2 games in the same round. Herrera has been a solid player for NYCFC his season, the midfielder has earned praise for how he has started his year.
Herrera has started in all of New York’s games playing the full 90 the on every occasions . Showing his worth and his value to NCYFC. Herrera has earned fantasy owners 30 points this year and has one assist to his name. So the midfielder should get enough game time and opportunities in 2 games to prove to be a good captain pick this week.