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Burgundy Wave Fantasy Recap: Week 12

A look forward to a mellow Round 13.

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The massive double game week is over! We saw some big numbers this week, and the highest score posted was 157 points by Cody Costra. Cody bet on Nemanja Nikolic and CJ Sapong and it paid off. Also going with a four-man back line in such a goal heavy week was bold, but it worked out. Most of us didn’t fair as well, but there were some other note worthy performers: Counting Cronins (154), Holy Shipp (151), RSL/NYC (147) and Sin City FC (140). Good job all around.

BW League Standings after Week 12

Classic League

Eric Lang is still the overall leader in the Classic League. He didn’t have a bad showing at all this week with 137 points, but if teams like Bad and Badji continue to outscore Blue Suede Sjoberg by 20 points, he should look out. Three teams are now at or above the 1,000-point mark and with good scores this week, 7-9 more teams could join them. Los Pollos Hermanos and IC Kickers, two early season contenders, continue to fall.

Head-to-Head

The top six teams are still holding onto the same record 10-0-1—no one is blinking up there! Even though some teams fell in the classic league, most everyone in the top 10 stayed the same. There was a lot more movement mid-table and beyond, as myself and Zat Knight & the Pips are slowly creeping up the standings.

Also, will the real Villa please stand up. This week we have a fun matchup between Villa + 14 others and G’wan the Villa. But there can only be one.

Biggest Value Picks

Gerso Fernandes went off against Seattle to start the week, with three goals, and six shots. Being a midfielder he received a clean sheet bonus, too. After not doing much in game two against Vancouver, Gerso pulled in 21 points! This game may be an anomaly (He has scored 3, 19, and 2 points in his last three games) but if you like Sporting Kansas City’s matchup this week (they’re uh, coming to Colorado), Gerso is not a bad pick at all for $8.2.

Matt Lampson was $4.6 for Round 12, and he nabbed two clean sheets and 19 points in the double game week. He was the highest scoring goalkeeper in the round, and a much lower cost when compared to guys like Tim Howard or Tim Melia.

Biggest Busts

It is easy to look at any some of the single week players and justify them as busts, Like Lee Nguyen or Cody Cropper, but this week a bust needs to have played twice.

Anibal Godoy played the full 90 minutes for the San Jose Earthquakes against Orlando City FC to start the week, and only scored four points—not what we hoped to see out Godoy so far. He only registered one minute against Dallas, and only had five points total for two games. Godoy has only nine points from his last three games, so you may want to stay away from him for a while.

Jimmy Medranda was selected by 30.4% of players this round and only scored nine points. Nine points isn’t really that bad, but being one of the higher priced defenders and only scoring 10 points in his last three games, he is under performing. Medranda didn’t play a full game against the Seattle Sounders or the Vancouver Whitecaps.

Round 13

Even though this is technically a double game week, the only team playing twice is FC Dallas, and they’re going up against a couple good offenses: the Chicago Fire and the Houston Dynamo. I’d say look for attacking players for Dallas, but you may be able to get more points from a single game week goalkeeper this round. I have Kellyn Acosta as my captain this week— he is always a goal threat and he probably will see a lot of the field.

The Montreal Impact are off this week, so be aware of that as well.

As always look to the injury report and suspension list. Set your line up today by 6:30 pm MT, as Dallas will be playing tonight! Make sure you are following us @burgundywave for all the fantasy news, and good luck!