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Fantasy AnalysisGerrard has been sidelined for nearly a month due to the injury, and he wasn't able to train fully Tuesday, which certainly doesn't raise the optimism levels for his availability.
Fantasy AnalysisBendik not only surrendered multiple scores for the first time in four appearances on Sunday, but also matched his second-lowest save total since a Sept. 17 loss to Columbus. Orlando City's goalkeeper subsequently closes out his 2016 campaign having allowed an MLS high 60 goals over the course 34 starts, yet trailing only Portland's Jake Gleeson as the league's leader in total saves (114) on the year.
Fantasy AnalysisBaptista entered Sunday's fixture in the 75th minute as a replacement for Carlos Rivas and almost immediately made his presence felt, firing off three shots (one short of a team-high four) and finding the back of the net in the match's 89th minute. The forward/midfielder subsequently closes out his inaugural campaign in MLS having made five starts in 23 total appearances and combined for six goals, 27 shots (nine on goal) and three assists in just 729 minutes playing time. Fantasy owners are likely to find the Brazilian paying off major dividends as a primary substitution for the Lions once again in 2017.
Fantasy AnalysisRamos helped open up scoring in Sunday's fixture by pairing with Kaka to set up a Kevin Molino header that sailed passed D.C. United goalkeeper Travis Worra in the 13th minute, and, in doing so, notched his first assist since May 6. The defender, who started each of Orlando City's last two matches after sitting out the majority of the season with lingering hamstring injuries, now closes out 2016 having combined for three assists and four shots (one on goal) in 1,015 minutes playing time. He still has yet to log his first-career MLS goal, however.
Fantasy AnalysisGashi finished the season as the Rapids leading goalscorer with nine in his first MLS season. He’s a strong fantasy play across all formats as Colorado embarks on their run at the MLS Cup on Sunday.
Fantasy AnalysisBadji finished the regular season strong, with three goals and three assists over his last five starts. He’ll look to carry his good form into Sunday’s Western Conference semifinal match.
Fantasy AnalysisJones returned to action for the first time since July and wasted no time in picking up his fourth yellow card in nine appearances. His return comes at a good time for the Rapids ahead of Sunday’s Western Conference semifinal.
Fantasy AnalysisHairston returned to the field for the first time in four games. Despite the lapse, the defender-turned-midfielder finished the season as the team leader with six assists. He could return to the starting lineup when Colorado host a Western Conference semifinal on Sunday.
Fantasy AnalysisThe Rapids needed a win to have a shot at the Supporters’ Shield but couldn’t get the job done. The draw capped off an unbeaten season at home, and they will host a Western Conference semifinal match on Sunday.