KFC’s Fantasy MLS Defender picks – Week 15


If you want to see more, keep reading after the break. But please join the discussion at r/FantasyMLS, that’s where a lot of planning is made and last second decisions finalized. If you have questions, please stop by! We also just rolled out a new forum layout!

Just like with the Keeper article for Week 15, this one is going to be short and mostly will focus on players that have home games. So let’s get on to the good stuff.


Fellow r/FantasyMLS Mod Cully put it best when he said: “BUY NEW ENGLAND DEFENCE” yeah, that’s a pretty good way to put it. Jose Goncalves is basically a must have for this week and Andrew Farrell is the number two choice from New England. If, for some reason, you don’t have the cash, I’d say trade one of your big name bench guys or look at Stephen McCarthy. The reason for grabbing some of these guys is the same as getting heir Keeper, DC have a VERRY poor road record for scoring.

I really only like one more defender after the New England crew, Djimi Traore from Seattle. He has fantastic defending bonus point potential and I think it’s well worth getting him in this week even if you trade him during Seattle’s bye next week.

After these guys, nobody really excites me. The numbers from RSL’s defenders are not fantastic, and LS could always decide to play again. Columbus has a good road scoring records, and Philly have not had a strong defense lately (Jeff Parke would be the best choice if you have more confidence than I). Chicago has two good choices with Austin Berry and Bakary Soumare, but Portland has the best road scoring record (12 goals) and that shakes my confidence.

You may be able to find a differential on the Vancouver line. They have been doing well lately, but are still not very solid on the road. But at least you would be ready for their double home game in week 16. Andy O’Brien and Young-Pyo Lee are the top choices and in my opinion, that’s the order I would rank them too.

Final thoughts

• Just say NO to D.C.

• New England FTW or a one-goal heartbreak?

• It’s worth trading big name players who have bye weeks coming up

• Save your Wild Card for Week 16 or 17 if you still have it.

That’s all I got. I’d love to hear your feedback, plans, and insights.

These are our picks, if you think there should be more names on this list, please leave a comment or come to r/FantasyMLS and comment on the post. You can also leave a message on our Facebook page or you can find us on Twitter @FantasyMLSTips. Keep checking back for more updates through the week for other positions. Good Luck!

About Dashdar

Founder of MLS Fantasy Boss, moderator of /r/FantasyMLS, freelance contributing writer for fantasy.MLSsoccer.com. Passionate about all things MLS and growing the Fantasy MLS community.

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