Playtime Analysis – 2016 Round 13

Playtime Analysis - 2016 Round 13

Playtime Analysis is a weekly overview offering useful tips for the coming weeks about players that aren’t going to be getting their usual time on the pitch.  Whether it be value subs, injured stars, or international absences, you can find it here in Playtime Analysis.

Round 13 is going to be difficult to navigate without tons of solid options. Instead of the normal analysis, this week the focus will be on maximizing the potential of any roster.

Make sure you have some of the key players. The MLSFI podcast crew highlighted many notable players and several of them should be included in every roster. Valeri is the only true must have going into Round 13. It could be argued that either Diaz of Higuain are must haves alongside Valeri in the midfield. Forward options can be big boom or bust picks this week. Plata, Villa, and dos Santos are the obvious options that will be playing, but Ola Kamara may be an excellent differential pick.

Avoid taking -4s, even for 0 point players unless they bring in one of the above players. Points are going to be hard to come by, so don’t lower your score right out of the gate. Even adding a player like McNamara may not be worth it with the limited player pool this round.

Depth options aren’t likely to stick around following the end of Copa America. While some players might be tempting now, they are likely not long term options.

Injuries to Watch

  • Aird – VAN
  • Amarikwa – SJ
  • Barrios – DAL
  • Bunbury – NE
  • Cabrera – MTL
  • Camara – MTL
  • Ceren – ORL
  • Coelho – SKC
  • Davies – NE
  • Donadel – MTL
  • Goodson – SJ
  • Hedges – DAL
  • Hines – ORL
  • Ivanschitz – SEA
  • Marshall – SEA
  • Mattocks – POR
  • Maund – RSL
  • Pappa – COL
  • Powell – POR
  • Ramos – ORL
  • Rivero – VAN
  • Rolfe – DC
  • Sauro – CLB
  • Tchani – CLB
  • Toia – MTL
  • Wahl – CLB
  • Yaro – PHI

Suspension

  • Alex – HOU
  • Morales – VAN
  • Veron – NYRB

Waston – VAN

Yellow Card Warning

  • Bravo – NYC
  • Burch – COL
  • Franklin – DC
  • Godoy – SJ
  • Koffie – NE
  • Lopez – NYC
  • Morrow – TFC
  • Perez – VAN
  • Polster – CHI
  • Rivero – VAN
  • Van Damme – LA
  • Waston – VAN
  • Zimmerman – DAL

Look Ahead
These teams have upcoming DGWs
LA – Round 15
NE – Round 16
NYC – 16
NYRB – 15
ORL – Round 12
PHI – 15
RSL – Round 15
These Teams have upcoming Bye Weeks
CHI – Round 13
COL – Round 13
MTL – Round 13
NE – Round 13
NYRB – Round 13
OLR – Round 13
TFC – Round 13
Van – Round 13

About Blayne Riffle

Blayne is an IT Technician with a math degree, online journalist, and MLS Discussion Group moderator.

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