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Burgundy Wave Fantasy Recap: Week 2

Catch up on the winners and losers of Week 2 in MLS Fantasy soccer.

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Week two is now done, and it had some goals for sure (well, most games did). Only two games went without offenses scoring goals: Colorado/ New York and Dallas/ Kansas City. Most fantasy teams this week had plenty of higher scores in the front third of the field, if you were like me, my defense was a bust but David Villa was pure genius.

BW Classic League Standings after Week 2

The official start of the season was Week 2, so hopefully you learned something from the opening weekend challenge. I personally didn’t do that great this week, I was run off the field like I was being chased by a big yellow taxi.

Head-to-Head

There were some big blowouts IC Kickers scored 121-33 vs SoccerMom, but there were some tighter contests as well. FC Dachshund and A Real Team But Fake David Zilis was decided by only two points!

H2H top 10

Classic League

The Classic league top 10 is very similar to the top 10 in the head to head this week. IC Kickers had a great week with 121 points - one of the highest point totals in the entire MLS Fantasy pool (14th to be exact). Great job!

Blue Suede Sjoberg came in with another strong week. He scored 103 in Week 1, and 112 in Week 2 - this team is someone to look out for.

Top ten in the classic is as follows:

Classic top 10

Biggest value picks from Week 2

David Villa. Again he was great two goals and one assist. He finished the day with 16 points and if he was your captain you got a great showing. Villa is on the higher end for cost, but he was worth every penny.

Miguel Almiron. I said last week to pick any attacking player going against Minnesota, but I was hesitant to pick a South American player from Atlanta playing in the coldest game in MLS history. I’m glad I changed my mind. Almirón scored two goals, had an assist, played the entire game, and picked up 18 points!

Josef Martinez. Atlanta United FC had six goals and three came from Martinez. He didn’t play the entire game, but while he was in he destroyed the Loons back line, and looked much faster than everyone else on the field even in the snow. Atlanta’s attack is strong, and it looks much stronger against the worst defense in the league.

Johan Kappelhoff. He was the highest scoring defender this week - he picked up an assist, a clean sheet, and six points from defending bonuses. Chicago Fire dominated Real Salt Lake, and the center back had a great game.

Biggest Busts from Week 2

This week the two busts are due to injury, overall the higher priced players did perform.

Sebastian Giovinco. For the second week in a row, he was shut down. He played the first 43 minutes before Oguchi Onyewu came in a little recklessly and hit Giovinco in the back of the leg. Giovinco had to be helped off the field, but seems fine. Reports are saying that he will most likely play next week, but it’s still something to keep an eye on going forward.

Giovani Dos Santos. He also only played the first half, with what looked like a hamstring injury. Selected by 15% of teams this was a big hit to a good chunk of people. Gio did not look good while he was in the line up, and LA looked better in the second half after he left. Dos Santos will not be on my team going forward.

Personally, going forward I will be picking any offense playing Minnesota United FC. I will be betting on home team defensive units, and David Villa will always be my captain.

Good luck with Week 3! Follow the @Burgundywave and the crew for any fantasy news!