MLS Fantasy Rankings: Week 1
MLS Fantasy Rankings: Week 1

This article is part of our MLS Fantasy Rankings series.

The rankings below are for Week 1 of Major League Soccer only, they are not meant to be used for season-long consideration. They were done with a concentration on DFS scoring, including crosses.

If you have any questions or feedback, please feel free to leave a comment below, or hit up our rankers on Twitter: JD Bazzo, Schuyler Redpath and Kam Mehta.

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Yellow indicates the player is questionable to play.

Week 1 Forwards
RankPlayerTeamOpponentPtsBazzoRedpathMehta
1 Sebastian Giovinco at 60 Sebastian Giovinco Sebastian Giovinco Sebastian Giovinco
2 Robbie Keane v. 53 David Villa Robbie Keane Bradley Wright-Phillips
3 David Villa at 52 Kei Kamara David Accam Robbie Keane
4 David Accam v. 49 David Accam Kei Kamara David Villa
5 Bradley Wright-Phillips v. 47 Robbie Keane David Villa Cyle Larin
6 Kei Kamara at 47 Gilberto Gilberto Gilberto
7 Gilberto v. 45 Bradley Wright-Phillips Bradley Wright-Phillips David Accam
8 Cyle Larin v. 38 Fanendo Adi Chris Wondolowski Fanendo Adi
9 Fanendo Adi v. 37 Cyle Larin Fabian Espindola Kei Kamara
10 Chris Wondolowski v. 33 Fabian Espindola Fanendo Adi Maximiliano Urruti
11 Fabian Espindola at 31 Chris Wondolowski Cyle Larin Chris Wondolowski
12 Maximiliano Urruti v. 25 Dom Dwyer Maximiliano Urruti Mike Grella
13 Dom Dwyer at 23 Yura Movsisyan Dom Dwyer Fabian Espindola
14 Graham Zusi at 18 Graham Zusi Yura Movsisyan Octavio Rivero
15 Yura Movsisyan at 16 Charlie Davies Graham Zusi Dom Dwyer
16 Octavio Rivero v. 13 Maximiliano Urruti Giles Barnes Graham Zusi
17 Charlie Davies at 11 Joao Plata Octavio Rivero Joao Plata
18 Mike Grella v. 9 C.J. Sapong Will Bruin Charlie Davies
19 Joao Plata at 8 Octavio Rivero Charlie Davies Will Bruin
20 Will Bruin v. 5 Juan Manuel Martinez C.J. Sapong Yura Movsisyan

Week 1 Midfielders
RankPlayerTeamOpponentPtsBazzoRedpathMehta
1 Mauro Diaz v. 59 Mauro Diaz Mauro Diaz Giovani dos Santos
2 Diego Valeri v. 53 Lee Nguyen Kaka Mauro Diaz
3 Clint Dempsey v. 52 Diego Valeri Clint Dempsey Diego Valeri
4 Giovani dos Santos v. 52 Clint Dempsey Diego Valeri Clint Dempsey
5 Kaka v. 48 Giovani dos Santos Giovani dos Santos Kaka
6 Fabian Castillo v. 45 Fabian Castillo Fabian Castillo Fabian Castillo
7 Lee Nguyen at 43 Javier Morales Javier Morales Sacha Kljestan
8 Javier Morales at 41 Kaka Lee Nguyen Javier Morales
9 Shkelzen Gashi at 34 Shkelzen Gashi Shkelzen Gashi Pedro Morales
10 Ignacio Piatti at 26 Luciano Acosta Sacha Kljestan Lee Nguyen
11 Sacha Kljestan v. 25 Ignacio Piatti Pedro Morales Shkelzen Gashi
12 Cristian Maidana v. 22 Cristian Maidana Cristian Maidana Federico Higuain
13 Pedro Morales v. 22 Sasha Kljestan Ignacio Piatti Ignacio Piatti
14 Federico Higuain at 20 Marco Pappa Federico Higuain Andreas Ivanschitz
15 Luciano Acosta at 16 Darlington Nagbe Andreas Ivanschitz Ethan Finlay
16 Andreas Ivanschitz v. 15 Cristian Techera Lloyd Sam Benny Feilhaber
17 Marco Pappa at 11 Federico Higuain Marco Pappa Cristian Maidana
18 Ethan Finlay at 10 Ethan Finlay Luciano Acosta Lloyd Sam
19 Lloyd Sam v. 9 Andreas Ivanschitz Cristian Techera Luciano Acosta
20 Sasha Kljestan v. 8 Lloyd Sam Ethan Finlay Cristian Techera

Week 1 Defenders
RankPlayerTeamOpponentPtsBazzoRedpathMehta
1 Chris Tierney at 59 Harrison Afful Chris Tierney Chris Tierney
2 Harrison Afful at 57 Chris Tierney Harrison Afful Kemar Lawrence
3 Brek Shea v. 53 Brek Shea Brek Shea Harrison Afful
4 Kemar Lawrence v. 52 Ronald Matarrita Kemar Lawrence Brek Shea
5 Andrew Wenger v. 43 Kemar Lawrence Joevin Jones Andrew Wenger
6 Joevin Jones v. 43 Andrew Wenger Alvas Powell Alvas Powell
7 Alvas Powell v. 42 Joevin Jones Maynor Figueroa Ashley Cole
8 Ronald Matarrita at 40 Ashley Cole Ronald Matarrita Joevin Jones
9 Ashley Cole v. 38 Alvas Powell Andrew Wenger Robbie Rogers
10 Maynor Figueroa v. 29 Robbie Rogers Ashley Cole Tyrone Mears
11 Robbie Rogers v. 24 Taylor Kemp Fabinho Ronald Matarrita
12 Tyrone Mears v. 24 Fabinho Brandon Vincent Maynor Figueroa
13 Fabinho at 24 Kendall Waston Waylon Francis Taylor Kemp
14 Kendall Waston v. 19 Tyrone Mears Kendall Waston Demar Phillips
15 Waylon Francis at 18 Maynor Figueroa Tyrone Mears Waylon Francis
16 Taylor Kemp at 18 Ambroise Oyongo Matt Polster Fabinho
17 Brandon Vincent v. 12 Waylon Francis Andoni Iraola Kendall Waston
18 Demar Phillips at 9 Matt Hedges Aurelien Collin Brandon Vincent
19 Ambroise Oyongo at 5 Sam Adekugbe Demar Phillips Jordan Harvey
20 Matt Polster v. 5 DaMarcus Beasley Robbie Rogers Shaun Francis

Week 1 Goalkeepers
RankPlayerTeamOpponentPtsBazzoRedpathMehta
1 Jesse Gonzalez v. 30 Jesse Gonzalez Jesse Gonzalez Jesse Gonzalez
2 David Ousted v. 27 David Ousted David Ousted David Ousted
3 David Bingham v. 24 David Bingham David Bingham David Bingham
4 Stefan Frei at 19 Bobby Shuttleworth Stefan Frei Dan Kennedy
5 Dan Kennedy at 18 Stefan Frei Dan Kennedy Stefan Frei
6 Tyler Deric v. 10 Dan Kennedy Tyler Deric Tyler Deric
7 Bobby Shuttleworth at 10 Nick Rimando Matt Lampson Tim Melia
8 Tim Melia v. 6 Josh Saunders Joe Bendik Bobby Shuttleworth
9 Luis Robles v. 5 Tim Melia Luis Robles Luis Robles
10 Nick Rimando at 4 Luis Robles Adam Kwarasey Adam Kwarasey
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ABOUT THE AUTHORS
JD Bazzo
JD is a contributing soccer writer at RotoWire and was a finalist for the 2017 FSWA Soccer Writer of the Year award. JD has been writing for RotoWire since 2015. He is a proud Pittsburgh native, purveyor of fantasy sports, and likely the first Penn State Basketball fan you've ever met.
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