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Fantasy on Fire: Week 6 Review

There were some duds in last week's recommendations, but still enough quality picks to get over the century mark for Week 6 scoring.

Michael Barrios was a fantasy stud in Week 6.
Michael Barrios was a fantasy stud in Week 6.
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Week 6 Review

Week 6 has come and gone so now it is time to take a look at how my recommendations did.  From the initial look, there were quite a few underachievers especially considering most of them had two games to put up points.  Personally I was able to put up 102 points which is solid considering the average was just 68.  Currently I sit at 110th out of nearly 27,000 participants.


You Shoulda Picked Him Up Last Week...

Tim Melia ($5.7)- 5 points

Five points is not a spectacular haul for a single game not to mention two.  Melia and Company gave up two scores in each of their matches which severely hampered his point total.  The saving grace is that on the season Melia has been a good ‘keeper and is one to keep in your lineup especially considering he has another DGW in Week 8.

The Sneaky Play...

Matt Lampson ($4.7)- 3 points

The Fire gave up two goals in this match, one of which was directly Lampson's fault.  A poor giveaway saw the Fire go down and then a wonder kick from Ignacio Piatti sealed their fate.  Lampson has been solid on the season but has a bye next week so it is time to find his replacement.

DGW + Double Home Game...

Adam Kwarasey ($5.6)- 5 points

The Timbers started off this DGW with a poor home performance against an aggressive FC Dallas side, giving up three goals.  Kwarasey rebounded a bit with a home win against San Jose but after injuring his hand, is out for the next month, at least.  Five points after two games is a poor performance even if he was injured.


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

Amadou Dia ($6.0)- 5 points, Ike Opara ($7.0)- 3 points,  Nuno Coelho ($7.9)- 7 points, and Saad Abdul-Salaam ($6.0)- 7 points

As you can imagine, if your goalkeeper has two tough games, your defenders will likely share in that burden.  Dia and Opara were disappointments while Coelho and Abdul-Salaam put in solid outings.  Going forward, Coelho's spot is secure but with Matt Besler and Seth Sinovic logging some minutes, there could be some changes in the starting lineup.


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

Fabian Castillo ($10.7)- 13 points and Michael Barrios ($8.1)- 14 points

Finally a good recommendation!  I have been thoroughly impressed with how FCD has put together their team over the years with a heavy influx of young, South American talent and these two are no exception.  Castillo is a proven fantasy commodity but Barrios is quickly showing that he is a force to be reckoned with.

Under-the-Radar DGW play...

Alberto Quintero ($6.6)- 5 points

Quintero had solid form coming into this DGW but playing just 91 total minutes over the two games led to his poor performance.

Don't Be Fooled...

Sacha Kljestan ($11.2)- 6 points

Kljestan put together a solid performance but for the price I am still not sold on him.  Once the Red Bulls show me that they can consistently score (ahem... Bradley Wright-Phillips... I'm talking to you) then perhaps he is worth a weekly roster spot.


You Heard It Here First...

Will Bruin ($9.3)- 1 point

(hangs head in shame...)

Wait and See...

Dom Dwyer ($10.7)- 10 points

Last week I suggested that you wait and see on Dwyer and while he is still not performing steadily, I think it is time to go ahead and pick him up.  10 points over two weeks isn't spectacular but he is putting in the work and is starting to gel with the new addition of Brad Davis and now-healthy Benny Feilhaber.

Budget DGW Play...

Quincy Amarikwa ($7.5)- 6 points

Amarikwa is a workhorse when he is on the pitch but as long as Wondo continues to perform, Quincy's numbers will suffer.  I watched a play where Amarikwa was in the perfect position to chip in a goal but Wondo ended up taking it himself and converting.