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Fantasy on Fire: Week 6 Preview

There is another double-game week in the MLS. Be sure to take full advantage to make a move up the standings.

You should be thinking Sporting Kansas City for this week in MLS Fantasy.
You should be thinking Sporting Kansas City for this week in MLS Fantasy.
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Week 6 Preview

It was just two weeks ago that we enjoyed the first Double Game Week of the season and now we head into another one. If you are smart, you have already started to stockpile for this week's DGW. Look below for some sneaky plays, budget DGW transfers, and even some solid SGW options.


You Shoulda Picked Him Up Last Week...

Tim Melia ($5.7)
If you didn't pick up Melia last week, you missed out on a wicked 14 point performance against the New York Red Bulls which saw the KC net minder record six saves and the eventual clean sheet. This DGW find Melia welcome the Colorado Rapids and head to FC Dallas. Facing the Rapids at home could lead to another clean sheet as they have struggled to put together much offense despite the additions of Swiss League super star Shkelzen Gashi ($8.9) and Guatemalan Marco Pappa ($8.3). FC Dallas will undoubtedly serve as a more difficult task but without Mauro Diaz ($10.6) pulling the strings, the Hoops aren't the same team.

The Sneaky Play...
Matt Lampson ($4.7)

The Fire have been toothless without David Accam ($9.2) but the defense under Veljko Paunović has been stout and I believe that welcoming the Impact into Toyota Park could leave Lampson with yet another clean sheet. The other things that make him a solid SGW play is that he is inexpensive and would bag you some solid differential points.

DGW + Double Home Game...

Adam Kwarasey ($5.6)

The Timbers don't necessarily welcome creampuffs into the Rose City (FC Dallas and the San Jose Earthquakes) but they are the only team to get two home games this DGW.


Where There Is a Good GK, There Are Good Defenders(Or Just Pick Up Someone From Sporting KC)...

Amadou Dia ($6.0), Ike Opara ($7.0), Nuno Coelho ($7.9), and Saad Abdul-Salaam ($6.0)

What makes this quartet even more intriguing is that with injuries to fellow defensemen Matt Besler ($8.7), Kevin Ellis ($6.9), and Chance Myers ($6.4), they are almost guaranteed to pull a full 180 minutes over the next two games.


The Electric Colombians (sounds like a nice band name)...

Fabian Castillo ($10.7) and Michael Barrios ($8.1)

Both enjoy a DGW, are two of the most electric players in the entire league, and as long as Mauro Diaz is mysteriously hobbled, they will log plenty of minutes and shots.

Under-the-Radar DGW play...

Alberto Quintero ($6.6)

Quintero is riding a 5.0 form and is sure to play the whole 180 minutes this DGW. He is a great play not only for his price but because only 1.6% of teams own him.

Don't Be Fooled...

Sacha Kljestan ($11.2)

The entire Red Bulls offense has not produced much this young season so despite the DGW, don't fall for Kljestan. He is fourth-most expensive player in the game and over half of his points came in one week. There are many more ways to spend your hard earned (albeit fake) money.


You Heard It Here First...

Will Bruin ($9.3)

The Dynamo are not looking at a DGW week but they do welcome the Galaxy into BBVA Compass Stadium. Bruin started the season on a hot streak and has not scored in the last two but I predict he finds the back of the net this week. Bank on it!

Wait and See...

Dom Dwyer ($10.7)

I was on the Dwyer train earlier this season especially with Krisztian Nemeth gone and the addition of Brad Davis ($ but Dwyer has not performed as well as I expected. He is a solid pickup this week due to the DGW but I would suggest a more proven option like Fanendo Adi or Chris Wondolowski.

Budget DGW Play...

Quincy Amarikwa ($7.5)

Amarikwa is really performing well as the second striker alongside Wondo and may even outperform him during this DGW. He is a nice transfer target not only for the cost but for the differential points.