Roster change deadline: Wednesday April 8, 10:00pm ET
Amount of Free Transfers this week: 2
Fantasy MLS players will only get a 3-day turnaround to prepare for Week 6. After Sunday's spectacular comeback by Sporting Kansas City to shock the Philadelphia Union 3-2, the Columbus Crew SC will visit the red-hot Vancouver Whitecaps on Wednesday night to start off the week.
The New York Red Bulls will face D.C. United for the second time in a month, after coming off their second bye week of the early MLS season. DC was able to pick up 3 points this weekend at Orlando City, scoring late in stoppage time. They may have some decent momentum going into the second part of the Atlantic Cup. Plus, they'll want revenge from the 2-0 loss to RBNY on 3/22.
Until DC can show they have the ability to stop RB's firepower up front, there is no need to sit the RB playmakers. I would start as many as you can between Bradley Wright-Phillips, Lloyd Sam, Sacha Klejstan, Felipe Martins and Dax McCarty.
So now the good news/bad news. RB could be in a pickle for who to start on defense. That's a good thing for them since a lot of the players have been performing at a high level, but that is bad for Fantasy players who own RBNY defensemen. In Jesse Marsch's last interview, he said he's hoping for Ronald Zubar and Roy Miller to be available for DC.
If that is the case, it would be risky to play a RBNY defenseman in your lineup. Will Matt Miazga start? Damien Perrinelle? Kemar Lawrence on the outside instead of Miller? Zubar? AJB's first appearance? It may not be worth the risk if you own other more stable defensemen in the league.
- Bradley Wright-Phillips ($10.9M)
- Lloyd Sam ($8.7M)
- Sacha Klejstan ($8.9M)
- Felipe Martins ($8.1M)
- Dax McCarty ($8.1M)
- Roy Miller ($7.0M)
- Matt Miazga ($5.5M)
- Ronald Zubar ($7.5M)
- Kemar Lawrence ($6.0M)
- Damien Perrinelle ($6.6M)
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