Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Week 23 Preview

Predicted goals scored


TeamScored
kansas city4.4
portland3.9
chicago3.2
new england2.7
LA2.5
dcu2.5
colorado2.3
houston2.2
new york1.7
columbus1.6
dallas1.5
chivas1.3
Vancouver1.0
toronto1.0
philadelphia1.0
Seattle0.7
RSL0.6
San Jose0.5


Predicted goals conceded


TeamAllowed 
kansas city0.51.2
LA0.5 
houston0.61.2
dallas0.7 
new england0.81.7
columbus1.0 
chicago1.01.3
portland1.02.5
dcu1.21.9
colorado1.3 
RSL1.4 
Seattle1.5 
new york1.5 
philadelphia1.6 
toronto2.1 
chivas2.3 
San Jose2.5 
Vancouver3.4



Team of the week:


Hall
Besler, Franklin, Soares, Segares
Zusi, Jewsbury, Donovan, DeRosario
Kamara, Oduro
Subs: Nielson, Ihemelu, Sanna Nyassi, Perlaza

Captains:


Jewsbury – Portland host Vancouver in a Cascadia Derby match (on a related, but non-fantasy note: I’m excited to see what the TA tifo is) on top of a trip to Kansas City. As always, Jewsbury is the offensive pick from Portland.

Kamara – Kansas City host both Portland and DCU. You can’t ask for much better offensive fixtures than this in the same week. Of course there’s rotation risk in the Sporting frontline, but Kamara should get at least 120 minutes.

Zusi – See above. Add in the threat of set pieces and a bit less rotation risk, and you have some potential for points.

Donovan – I said it a few weeks ago, but Donovan has by far the highest points per game out of any player. A predicted goals scored of 2.5 for LA against rivals San Jose looks like a decent prospect for Donovan.

De Rosario – Two games for DeRo will provide him with ample opportunity to expand upon his last 2 fantastic gameweeks. He’s the second highest scoring player in terms of PPG, and should always be considered for the armband when DC has a favorable week.

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