MLS Fantasy Rankings: Week 28
MLS Fantasy Rankings: Week 28

This article is part of our MLS Fantasy Rankings series.

The rankings below are based on Major League Soccer's official fantasy game and cover all games in Week 28. While they can be used for DFS purposes, they are done with a focus on the league's season-long game.

If you have any questions or feedback, please feel free to leave a comment below, or hit up JD on Twitter @dfsMLS.

Forwards

RankPlayerMatchupPriceNotes
1Zlatan IbrahimovicLA at COL, v. SKC12.3With Galaxy pushing for the playoffs, this should be Zlatan's time to make some noise.
2Valentin CastellanosNYC v. TOR, v. SJ7.3Even with a weaker lineup on Wednesday, Taty's playing well and is a good way into the NYC attack.
3Alexandru MitritaNYC v. TOR, v. SJ8.6 
4Jozy AltidoreTOR at NYC, v. COL10.2 
5Carlos VelaLAFC at PHI15.0If he's not back for this match, there are Sunday forwards to move to that will do just fine too.
6Mauro ManotasHOU v. MIN, at VAN9.1 
7Mason ToyeMIN at HOU, v. RSL5.6Quick turnaround from U-23 camp and action on Monday. 
8Chris WondolowskiSJ at RSL, at NYC7.9Conflicting word on whether or not RSL gets their U-23 defenders back. If they don't (which is what I initially heard) then Wondo makes a great choice.
9Angelo RodriguezMIN at HOU, v. RSL5.9 
10Josef MartinezATL v. CLB14.1Columbus usually play Atlanta tough, but Josef is a great single game week option.
11Christian RamirezHOU v. MIN, at VAN7.0Good player. Bad team.
12Andre ShinyashikiCOL v. LA, at TOR6.3 
13Brian FernandezPOR v. DC9.5 
14Maximiliano UrrutiMTL v. FCC6.5 
15Danny HoesenSJ at RSL, at NYC5.4 
16Raul RuidiazSEA v. NYRB11.7 
17Patrick MullinsTOR at NYC, v. COL4.7 
18Abu DanladiMIN at HOU, v. RSL4.4 
19Kacper PrzybylkoPHI v. LAFC9.1 
20Diego RossiLAFC at PHI9.5 

Midfielders

RankPlayerMatchupPriceNotes
1Alejandro PozueloTOR at NYC, v. COL9.6Leap of faith here, but Pozuelo's talent should come through with a full complement of surrounding pieces now.
2Cristian PavonLA at COL, v. SKC10.5 
3Magnus ErikssonSJ at RSL, at NYC11.3RSL are reportedly missing as many as 8 regulars for this match. I'm not terribly concerned that both SJ matches are on the road.
4Cristian EspinozaSJ at RSL, at NYC10.8 
5Alexander RingNYC v. TOR, v. SJ9.1Probably won't have to play centerback on Wednesday but there's a chance he's in a more defensive position.
6Jack PriceCOL v. LA, at TOR8.4One yellow away from suspension. 
7Michael BradleyTOR at NYC, v. COL9.6Solid bonus point contribution and now on more set pieces than before.
8Nicolas BenezetTOR at NYC, v. COL8.0More upside than Bradley. Could take advantage of an unusual NYCFC set up.
9Damir KreilachRSL v. SJ, at MIN7.9 
10Sam NicholsonCOL v. LA, at TOR6.4 
11Marco DelgadoTOR at NYC, v. COL8.4 
12Jesus MedinaNYC v. TOR, v. SJ6.4Unfortunately, he's not likely to start both.
13Memo RodriguezHOU v. MIN, at VAN6.4 
14Jonathan LewisCOL v. LA, at TOR7.9Slightly downgraded due to appearing to pickup a knock last match.
15Favio AlvarezLA at COL, v. SKC7.3 
16Keaton ParksNYC v. TOR, v. SJ5.2 
17Thomas ChaconMIN at HOU, v. RSL7.1Set to earn his first official start for Minnesota. Could be an impact player straightaway.
18Tomas MartinezHOU v. MIN, at VAN6.4 
19Erickson Yirson GallardoTOR at NYC, v. COL6.1 
20Osvaldo AlonsoMIN at HOU, v. RSL7.3Ozzie may be forced back into action sooner than hoped with several Minnesota midfielders just returning from international duty. Jan Gregus in particular sounds unlikely to start Wednesday.

Defenders

RankPlayerMatchupPriceNotes
1Romain MetanireMIN at HOU, v. RSL8.8 
2Ike OparaMIN at HOU, v. RSL9.2 
3Anton TinnerholmNYC v. TOR, v. SJ8.8Without Maxi, Callens, and Chanot on Wednesday, NYCFC do not have as bright a defensive outlook as they could have this week. Still, Tinnerholm is a great combination of offensive and defensive fantasy output.
4AuroTOR at NYC, v. COL8.4 
5Michael BoxallMIN at HOU, v. RSL8.6 
6Omar GonzalezTOR at NYC, v. COL6.5 
7Wilfried MoimbeMIN at HOU, v. RSL6.0I'm not certain he starts both, hence a slightly deflated ranking.
8Daniel SteresLA at COL, v. SKC5.2With Jona dos Santos playing 90 minutes for Mexico on Tuesday, the Galaxy's defensive outlook is drastically reduced for a matchup at Colorado.
9Keegan RosenberryCOL v. LA, at TOR6.1Quietly leading the league in interceptions by a pretty solid margin.
10Ronald MatarritaNYC v. TOR, v. SJ5.7Apparently eligible to play despite some questions of when he served his suspension. 
11Lalas AbubakarCOL v. LA, at TOR6.0 
12Tommy SmithCOL v. LA, at TOR5.2 
13Hassani DotsonMIN at HOU, v. RSL6.5Returning from U-23 action on Monday.
14Ben SweatNYC v. TOR, v. SJ4.5 
15Tommy ThompsonSJ at RSL, at NYC8.0 
16Florian JungwirthSJ at RSL, at NYC7.3 
17Chris MavingaTOR at NYC, v. COL5.1 
18Sam VinesCOL v. LA, at TOR4.8 
19Giancarlo GonzalezLA at COL, v. SKC4.8 
20Adam LundqvistHOU v. MIN, at VAN6.1 

Goalkeepers

RankPlayerMatchupPriceNotes
1Vito MannoneMIN at HOU, v. RSL8.3Houston and RSL are significantly weaker opposition than NYCFC's matches, so even though one of these games is on the road, I lean Minnesota defense ever so slightly.
2Sean JohnsonNYC v. TOR, v. SJ6.9Only team with two home games, albeit against decent opposition. They are missing a few players so make sure Wednesday's lineups are acceptable.
3Quentin WestbergTOR at NYC, v. COL6.0 
4David BinghamLA at COL, v. SKC7.2 
5Daniel VegaSJ at RSL, at NYC5.6 
6Tim HowardCOL v. LA, at TOR5.6 
7Nick RimandoRSL v. SJ, at MIN8.8Defensive outlook isn't looking great with Glad, Herrera and Lennon all set to miss the first match. (Edit: The status of those players is now uncertain. I'd rank Glad and Hererra borderline top10 defenders if playing tonight)
8Joe WillisHOU v. MIN, at VAN5.1Houston's matchups are not bad at all, but unfortunately their team itself is. Maynor Figueroa and Aljaz Struna figure to miss the first leg of the DGW.
9Maxime CrepeauMTL v. FCC7.0 
10Brad GuzanATL v. CLB8.6 

Value Rankings

(forwards and midfielders under $7.5, defenders under $6.0; not ranked above)

RankPlayerMatchupPriceNotes
1Gary Mackay-StevenNYC v. TOR, v. SJ5.7 
2Ethan FinlayMIN at HOU, v. RSL7.4 
3Nicolas MezquidaCOL v. LA, at TOR4.8 
4Carlos Uriel AntunaLA at COL, v. SKC5.3 
5Jorgen SkjelvikLA at COL, v. SKC4.9 
6Ismael Tajouri-ShradiNYC v. TOR, v. SJ6.7 
7Eric MillerNYC v. TOR, v. SJ4.0 
8Matias VeraHOU v. MIN, at VAN6.4 
9Bojan KrkicMTL v. FCC7.4 
10Hwang In-beomVAN v. HOU6.9 

Captain Rankings

RankPlayerMatchupPriceNotes
1Zlatan IbrahimovicLA at COL, v. SKC12.3 
2Alejandro PozueloTOR at NYC, v. COL9.6 
3Cristian PavonLA at COL, v. SKC10.5 
4Magnus ErikssonSJ at RSL, at NYC11.3 
5Valentin CastellanosNYC v. TOR, v. SJ7.3 

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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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