Week 4: The International Break
Week 4 was a challenge for most fantasy managers, being an international break and only six teams played. The fantasy scores were all fairly close, making it harder to make up ground in the standings. That being said, we did have some movement!
We have a tie atop the standings! Coming in with 79 points this week Abbie pushed her self into second place (she has the same score but more transfers than Eric Lang), and Alex Starcher jumped into the top 10. No team in the Burgundy Wave fantasy league cracked 100 points this week, but two teams shared the highest point total of 84 - Rapids BR and the Rapids Rabbi - who made up some ground in the table. Both fantasy managers captained Juan Agudelo.
Week 5 looks to be a crucial in the standings, can one of the top two teams take control of the table? Can anyone close the gap of the top two?
Again we are tied atop the standings at 263 points, but Draft Kicks are in the mix at just two points behind (with 261), making for a tight race. IC Kickers dropped into 4th place and is now 14 points back from the top. The top 11 teams are all undefeated and looking to stay that way going into Week 5. Abbie Mood will be playing the average score this week, everyone in the top 11 will need a win in order to keep pace with the Counting Cronins.
Biggest value picks from Week 4
This week if you picked anyone from New England you were in good shape, as the top two scorers this week were both Revolution players.
Juan Agudelo scored twice this week and drew a penalty. If you captained him, you would have climbed the table a little. Going forward, New England attackers look strong, especially if they are playing week defending teams.
Diego Fagundez also had himself a good game, with two assists and also drawing a penalty. He didn’t score any goals, but received plenty of other bonus points this week. Look for him in Week 5 as a reasonably priced midfielder.
Biggest busts from Week 4
Diego Valeri is the leading fantasy scorer so far through four weeks, but this week he only scored one point! Odds are that he will bounce back and return to form, but that one point was hard on some owners (like myself).
Yura Movsisyan has been struggling to start the season, he had some good opportunities this game, but was not clinical enough and couldn’t put one in the back of the net. RSL and New York finished 0-0, but Movsisyan could have put one or two goals away. RSL is playing Minnesota this week, maybe Yura can turn the corner and put some goals in the back of the net.
Pay attention to the injury report going into week 5 a bunch of players picked up knocks during international duty; Josef Martinez, Sebastian Letget, Romell Quioto, and Ignacio Piatti could all miss Week 5.
And don’t forget, no Rapids this week because of FC Dallas and CCL. As always good luck, and follow @Burgundywave on Twitter for all the latest fantasy news.