Monday, April 2, 2012

Week 5 preview

Doubles and blanks
We finally have our first doubles of the season! RSL and Montreal have double gameweeks. There's not a lot of options in the Montreal lineup that are worth owning, but RSL is chalk full of them. Saborio and Morales made their returns in Portland and are now worth owning alongside the regulars of Beltran, Espindola, and Rimando. RSL have another double coming up in addition to this week, so you would be foolish to not double or triple up on RSL players right now.

There are three teams with blanks this week: Houston, Philly, and Chicago.

Predicted goals scored


TeamScoredDouble
Montreal1.90.9
RSL1.71.6
Portland1.6 
Columbus1.6 
FCD1.6 
San Jose1.5 
Kansas City1.5 
Seattle1.5 
DCU1.3 
Chivas1.3 
New York1.1 
TFC1.1 
LA1.0 
Colorado1.0 
New England0.9 
Vancouver0.9 
ChicagoX 
HoustonX 
PhiladelphiaX

Montreal and RSL not only have doubles this week, but they also top our predicted goals scored rankings. Nyassi is the pick from Montreal while Saborio, Morales, and Espindola are all worth owning for RSL.

Predicted goals allowed


TeamAllowedDouble
RSL0.71.0
San Jose0.9 
FCD0.9 
Kansas City1.0 
Columbus1.1 
Montreal1.21.6
Portland1.3 
Seattle1.3 
DCU1.5 
LA1.5 
Vancouver1.5 
New England1.6 
Colorado1.6 
New York1.6 
Chivas1.6 
TFC2.1 
HoustonX 
PhiladelphiaX 
ChicagoX

Salt Lake also tops our defensive rankings this week. San Jose has had a great season so far defensively and I've recommended Beitashour a few times already. Dallas is another good defense with a good match-up this week and those player should be played.

Team of the week
Rimando
Beltran, Loyd, Beitashour, Besler
Morales, Sanna Nyassi, Nagbe, Shea
Saborio, Boyd
Subs: Ricketts, Wahl, Zusi, Montero

Captain choices
1. Saborio
2. Morales
3. Rimando
4. Nyassi
5. Beitashour

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