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MLS Fantasy: Hudson Double Game Week

Raise your hand if you should be a fantasy captain this week
Raise your hand if you should be a fantasy captain this week
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We've finally moved out of the repeated double game weeks by the likes of FC Dallas, Sporting KC, Vancouver and Portland and now have some familiar faces in the DGW: both New York teams, Toronto and Chicago. If you have your wildcard, now is a pretty solid week to play it.

Must Haves:

Giovinco-he outscored DGW players last round. He has the highest ceiling and highest floor. He must be on your team and must be your captain.

Sacha Kljestan-he's been subject to very high and very low points total and he's expensive, so I understand why some would be hesitant. However his underlying numbers are solid and with two chances it's more likely then not he'll put up some good points.

Michael Bradley-Now, he's heading out to Camp Jurgen right after this round, so he'd be a one week rental but he is the definition of a consistent producer. Here are his totals: 7,5,6,5,7,5,8,7,4,8. What's most impressive is that that is without an assist or goal. So he's almost certainly going to be in double digits in a double game and for $10.3 that's not a bad guarantee.

David Villa: Even Mike Francesca would put him on his team. Get the name right, get your team right, have him on.


Khiry Shelton: He's $5.5 and he's getting playing time. You can expect 120 minutes from him in this DGW and his price can free up funds elsewhere. If you need to dump an Urruti and free up funds elsewhere, Khiry can tide you over.

David Accam: One of the must-haves in fantasy before his injury, but hasn't played a full 90 yet. If you have a WC and he's listed in the starting lineups tonight, go for him. But since the injury probably means he's not playing two full matches and he has a bye in 13, he's not a must have.

Bradley Wright-Philips: The numbers say BWP should have almost 7 goals when he only has 3. His inability to score is a great joy for us Pigeons, but if you can't afford Villa and don't mind the transfer out before his bye 13, BWP is a sneaky option with a high ceiling but a low floor.

Tommy McNamara: Jurgen isn't bothering to pick him up while Ireland might snatch him up. He's cheap and scores goals and assists, so don't be like Jurgen.

Who should come out:

Urruti, Adi and Drogba are all hurt so they're at the top of the list. Jermaine Jones for McNamara seems like an obvious transfer to free up some cash as Jermaine's hot start hasn't lasted as the grind of MLS has caught up to his fresh legs. If you have any leftover SKC attackers, you don't need me to tell you to ship them out.

There's also a good chance you have to dump either Valeri or Diaz. That's a tough call. Both play in 13. Diaz has the better matchup against woeful NE, but it's in NE and that turf always makes me worry about rotation when a player coming an injury goes to visit. Valeri will be at home, but probably (?) without Adi. Valeri is probably the safer pick, but I think Diaz has the higher ceiling. Either way, plan to bring them back as soon as possible after this week.

if you have Philly players, hold on to them, because they have another DGW next week.


If you don't have a WC, you can probably leave this alone for now. Mataritta ($7.8) has been a consistent producer but he's also leaving for Costa Rica duty after this week. Campbell for Chicago is $5.3 and budget defenders who are starters are always gold. For keepers, Lampson is only 4.7 with a points per game of 5.6, good for second best among keepers behind Seattle's Frei.

Good luck!