Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Week 23 Doubles

It’s another week with plenty of doubles to go around. Several teams are expected to score more than three goals while none are expected to keep more than one clean sheet.

Kansas City: vs. Portland and vs. DCU

Kansas City are predicted to score the most goals this week, which makes sense if you look their opponents. Both Portland and DCU have had issues at the back all season long and consistently give up goals that they probably shouldn’t. On the other hand, both sides are capable of scoring goals and are unpredictable when they will go off for a couple. I’d back both the offense and defense from KC this week to collect some decent fantasy returns for us.

Houston: at New England and vs. RSL

Houston have probable the worst of it for the teams with doubles this week. An away trip to New England is surprisingly tricky, while RSL have the best traveling defense in the league. I’m not too big on many players in Orange this week, but the mere fact they have a double makes me consider them as options.

New England: vs. Houston and vs. New York

New England have two home matches this week. For some reason I am feeling like they will produce two wins against two teams fighting for their playoff lives. I really have no statistical basis for this feeling though.

Chicago: vs. DCU and vs. Toronto

Chicago are the other team with a fantastic set of fixtures this week. Home games against DCU and TFC have been something to celebrate this season for fantasy managers. Against RSL, Toronto played in a 3-4-3 formation which would open up a ton of opportunities for someone like Oduro to get behind the defense.

Portland: at Kansas City and vs. Vancouver

The trip to Kansas City doesn’t look too promising on either side of the ball. However, hosting Vancouver looks rather inviting for fantasy investment. With another upcoming double gameweek, it is definitely worth bringing in a Portland player or two if you don’t have any.

DCU: at Chicago and at Kansas City

An interesting away road trip for DCU awaits as they travel to Chicago and Kansas City. After last week’s scoreline, you can’t help but think that DCU might be starting to click with the addition of DeRosario pulling the strings. As an aside, a player from DC has won MLS player of the week for 3 weeks straight.

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