For the second week in a row, not a single fantasy manager broke 100 points. Potentially high scoring games disappointed and Minnesota’s defense stood strong. Worst of all? We couldn’t even watch the Rapids play.
Taking a look at the standings, there was a good amount of movement.
BW League Standings after Week 5
Abbie now stands atop the table alone with a 74-point week, and she is now ahead by 4 points. Eric Rode jumped a few spots this week breaking into the top 3, while Phil Kenney and IC Kickers keep falling and are now almost out of the top 10. At 91 points, Shkelzen Crew had the highest point total in Week 5 with a hat trick from Erick “Cubo” Torres, a solid performance from Diego Valeri, and Tim Melia, the best goal keeper in fantasy last week. Will he continue to climb and challenge the top?
Three of the top 11 from last week lost, so now there are only eight undefeated teams. Abbie is at the top again, but Blue Suede Sjoberg and Soundersland FC are not far behind. Anything can happen in the head-to-head, and Counting Cronins will be playing The Wall of the West in week 6, can David knock her off the top?
Biggest Value Picks
Here are the top performers through the first five weeks:
Jimmy Medranda is sitting on 33 points, grabbing multiple clean sheet bonuses for Kansas City. Pairing him with Melia could pay off.
Diego Valeri has the highest point total of any player in the league so far. Averaging 10 points a week, Valeri is a solid start and most likely to be my captain choice every week.
Fanendo Adi is the highest scoring forward to date, and it is no surprise when you have Valeri feeding him the ball. With 40 points, Adi is the spearhead of my attack every week.
There are really only two options:
Nick Rimando let in four goals last week, including one of the softest goals I have seen. Minnesota has a good attack, but Rimando should have done better.
Yura Movsisyan did score this week, but being the high priced DP that he is, we all expected better. He has not had a great start to the season and disappointed this week. When RSL comes to down lets hope he does the same.
What to Watch for
Can the Colorado Rapid’s defense stay strong with the loss of two starters?
Will Atlanta United’s attack put up another goose egg with Josef Martinez still out?