Roster change deadline: Wednesday May 27, 10:00pm ET
Amount of Free Transfers this week: 2
The New York Red Bulls took a step back with their 2-0 loss at home against the Philadelphia Union this past Sunday. They will have a week to gather their thoughts before they travel to take on the Seattle Sounders on the last day of May.
It's a very tricky week because if one were to look at the history of RBNY's last game and all-time record playing at Seattle, it would be easy to say bag the whole team. No Red Bull scored more than 3 fantasy points against Philly and they are 1-2-1 when visiting CenturyLink Field. But we are optimists at Once a Metro, so let's take a stab at this week's top performers.
We'll start off with buying Chris Duvall. He had one of the better games of any RBNY player last week and could catch a break. Obafemi Martins was injured last week. Even though he might play against Colorado, Seattle's double-game week may spell R-E-S-T for Oba at some point. His replacement is most likely Chad Barrett. He's not a scrub by any means, but doesn't have the same quickness as Oba.
Also, you should buy Felipe Martins and Dax McCarty. Yes, they didn't have the greatest games against Philly, but Seattle has a double-game week, so the Sounders midfielders will be a bit more fatigued than RBNY. They may be able to catch them on the counter and create some scoring opportunities.
As much as it pains me to say it, bag Luis Robles. Or at least put him on your bench. Seattle is a prolific scoring machine, so they should be due to put one or two past him. If I were a betting man, I wouldn't put my money on a clean sheet against Seattle. The backline looks riddled with injuries (Damien Perrinelle, Ronald Zubar, Kemar Lawrence) and international call up (Matt Miazga), so backups may start again.
Also, bag Mike Grella. He had some nifty moves off the left wing, but Philly didn't have Brad Evans in their back line. If RBNY is going to create chances, it's going to have to come from Lloyd Sam's or Sacha Klejstan's areas of the field.