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Buy 'Em or Bag 'Em Week 7: RBNY back in the saddle

After a dramatic ending in DC, RBNY comes home to host the Earthquakes

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Roster change deadline: Thursday April 16, 7:00pm ET

Amount of Free Transfers this week: 2

After six days of rest, the New York Red Bulls will welcome the San Jose Earthquakes to Red Bull Arena this Friday night.  RBNY looked a bit exposed in the midfield against D.C. United, but remained poised enough to find road points late in the game.  Jesse Marsch saw this development as well and made a rare substitution for captain Dax McCarty late in the 76th minute.  McCarty and his central midfield teammates will look to shake that one off and prepare for a San Jose team who are even across the board (3 wins, 3 losses, 7 GF, 7 GA).

I recommend Lloyd Sam (3 goals in 4 games).  My prediction is that he will register at least one goal or assist, so that will put you in a good position to tally points with him in your starting lineup.  Sacha Kljestan should also be able to threaten the SJ back line, finding striker Bradley Wright-Phillips in the process.  Klejstan has been average his last few games.  Now with RBNY playing games through Week 14, he should be able to get into a groove and show why he was worth the #1 allocation spot.

If you haven't already, bag Roy Miller and Ronald Zubar.  They have been on the injury list for a while and RBNY has been quiet about their return.  You should be able to rely on Damien Perrinelle to be a starter after his performance this past weekend.  He is sitting on 3 yellow cards, so RB is going to get full use out of him before he is suspended for accumulation.  I recommend picking up Perrinelle.

Buy 'Em

  • Bradley Wright-Phillips ($10.9M)
  • Lloyd Sam ($8.8M)
  • Sacha Klejstan ($8.9M)
  • Damien Perrinelle ($6.7M)

Bag 'Em

  • Roy Miller ($7.0M)
  • Ronald Zubar ($7.5M)