MFLS FANTASY UPDATE – BANG FOR BUCK STARTING XI

MFLS FANTASY UPDATE – BANG FOR BUCK STARTING XI

After six weeks of Major League Soccer action we can start to glean some trends from the season and begin seeing who is the real deal on the field and who is still in the tunnel.  This can also be true in MFLS, as we can now begin to see which players had one magical night and which are the consistent performers.

Obviously we cannot fill out our rosters with all studs and foreign imports and so we have to slide in a few rookies and second years or a few cheap veterans.  These are the the players that keep the salary down while filling in the gaps between the major point producers.

Just because you need them for their salary, however, doesn’t mean that they can’t get you points.

So the question becomes; which are most affordable players who provide the most value to your team in terms of points?

Here then, without further ado… the BANG FOR BUCK STARTING XI

All points are based on matches played through Week 6.

GOALKEEPER (MAX SALARY:100)

ANDREW DYKSTRA – CHICAGO FIRE – SALARY:43 – POINTS:21

DEFENDERS (MAX SALARY: 90)

MIKE CHABALA – HOUSTON DYNAMO – SALARY:57 – POINTS:19

TIM REAM – NEW YORK RED BULLS – SALARY:70 – POINTS:13

AJ DELAGARZA – LOS ANGELES GALAXY – SALARY:80 – POINTS:15

ROY MILLER – NEW YORK RED BULLS – SALARY:90 – POINTS:14

MIDFIELDERS (MAX SALARY:120)

BAGGIO HUSIDIC – CHICAGO FIRE – SALARY:90 – POINTS:11

CHRIS WONDOLOWSKI – SAN JOSE EARTHQUAKES – SALARY:90 – POINTS:11

SEBASTIAN LETOUX – PHILADELPHIA UNION – SALARY:110 – POINTS:15

JOEL LINDPERE – NEW YORK RED BULLS – SALARY:120 – POINTS:13

FORWARDS (MAX SALARY:110)

ZACK SCILAWSKI – NEW ENGLAND REVOLUTION – SALARY:80 – POINTS:16

PATRICK NYARKO – CHICAGO FIRE – SALARY:110 – POINTS:12

Dykstra and Chabala are the real steals here as they are both in the top 6 in points in MFLS and and are two of only three players in the top 10 in the league in terms of points that have a salary of under 110. They are joined by Schilawski and De la Garza in the Top 20 in that same category.

The Bang for Buck starting XI combined for 106 points in six weeks, and while that is not nearly enough to win your Fantasy League, it is a firm foundation.

Consider that these XI players cost a total 897 on a roster that can hold 2750. That leaves 1853 available for big ticket items. The 9 remaining spots on your roster average a salary of 205, and if you can’t get 9 serviceable point-getters for that amount of money, you are in trouble, as only 3 of the top 10 players in terms of points in the league. have a salary of over 200.

Your money goes even further when you consider that no one spends any money on a backup goalkeeper (God Bless Bobby Shuttleworth),and Dykstra is essentially as cheap as any backup.

Taking this point further, there are only two defenders in the top 30 defenders that have a salary of over 150, which means your average salary for your midfielders and Forwards is going to go as high as you need it to.

The only potential pratfall in the Bang for Buck starting XI is that the side contains five foreign players, but this again, can be addressed.

Defending options: CJ Brown (Sal:80-Pts:10), Steven Beitashour (Sal:70-Pts:9) are options to replace Roy Miller (Sal:90-Pts:14)

Midfield options: Micheal Stephens (Sal:80-Pts:7) and Jeremy Hall (Sal:56-Pts:6) are options for Husidic, Lindpere and Le Toux

Forward options: Steven Lenhart (Sal:120-Pts:10) may just do for Nyarko

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One Response to “MFLS FANTASY UPDATE – BANG FOR BUCK STARTING XI”

  1. Kaffieen Says:

    Interesting writeup. I agree with just about everything you have said. Though it should be noted that one does not “have” to use “bargain” players…instead I like to mix my options, just like you writeup has suggested.

    Now if we could only see the future and start players who will earn us points….but that is the whole point of Fantasy Football/Soccer right?

    Nice Column,
    Kaffieen

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