MLS Fantasy Insider: Player to Add, Drop and Watch - Week 7

Tom Pennington

The deadline for MLS Fantasy Match Week 7 is drawing close so here are the MLS Fantasy Insider's picks for players to add, drop, and watch this week with Sporting KC on a bye and snow threatening Montreal.

The Round 7 transfer window closes at 1:45pm ET this Saturday so be sure to get your transfers done before then. All official injuries have been updated to Fantasy Soccer: Manager so have a look as soon as possible. And don't forget to follow @MLSFantasy for a consistent flow of MLS fantasy news and advice. is now featuring a new fantasy homepage that can be accessed directly at or through the "News" tab now featured in FS:M next to the new "Stats" tab. I suggest bookmarking it and checking in on a daily basis to see the latest fantasy content, including their weekly fantasy show, Starting Lineup, that airs every Thursday.

Here are my players to add, drop and watch for Round 7. Good luck everyone!

Player to ADD -> Jackson ($8.0m), Midfielder - FC Dallas

Jackson is third in points among midfielders with 37 and tied for the second most among all FC Dallas players. He's been a popular add lately and there's absolutely no reason that this should come to a halt. Dallas has a bye in four weeks, but they player a double-game-week right when they come back in Round 11. In addition, Jackson never gets subbed, he gets bonus points on both sides of the ball and is a threat to get a goal or an assist at any point in time as well.

Player to DROP -> Oscar Boniek Garcia ($8.3m), Midfielder - Houston Dynamo

Boniek Garcia has already missed two games this season and is expected to miss his third this weekend with achilles tendonitis. He's overpriced based on his production and will likely be missing more games due to International duty down the road. Andrew Driver ($7.4m) is his replacement, and priced more appropriately, but difficult to own as well because you don't know how much time he'll be guaranteed. Brad Davis is the only Houston midfielder worth owning at this point.

Player to WATCH -> Arne Friedrich ($4.8m), Defender - Chicago Fire

Friedrich is expected to suit up for the Chicago Fire on Sunday against the Houston Dynamo. If the German center back does in fact get the start, it would be his first start of the 2013 MLS season. Chicago has struggled defensively to start the season, recording just one clean sheet in five games so far. Friedrich will drastically improve a backline that's been comprised mostly of younger talent. Watch for him this weekend and then make your move.

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