As we approach the first double week of the season, we can also look ahead to see that two teams will be in the same boat next week as New York City and Philadelphia play twice in Week 7.
The Union have been pretty terrible so far, conceding a number of poor quality goals to their opposition. A number of these goals can be pinned on the poor form of Algerian international goalkeeper Rais Mbolhi, who has been dropped from the team ahead of this week's match against NYCFC and reportedly may not return to the club at all.
As you may have noticed, Philly and New York will play in Week 6 to give us a preview of what to expect heading into their double week. It's definitely worth keeping an eye on NYC players like Josh Saunders and Mix Diskerud, along with monitoring the injury status of David Villa.
We'll have to see how the Union defense fares with a new keeper to determine if there should be any investment in their defense, but two away matches may scare you off anyway. In any case, their Venezuelan striker Fernando Aristeguieta has been in good form and is worth a look, especially if Villa is still out injured.
Before we get too far ahead of ourselves, though, we've got an exciting upcoming schedule for Week 6:
Wednesday, April 8
Friday, April 10
Saturday, April 11
New England Revolution v. Columbus Crew SC
San Jose Earthquakes v. Vancouver Whitecaps
Sunday, April 12
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Keep in mind that the deadline to save your Week 6 fantasy team is 9:00 p.m. EST.
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I finally found a team I was happy with last night, and have saved the following squad:
Hernandez, Waston, Grana
Morales, Feilhaber, Perez Garcia, Mezquida
Perez, Rivero, Finlay
Bench: Adekugbe, Opara, Alashe, Bingham
I've opted against going all-in on double gamers as I think there will be a fair amount of rotation with the games taking place only a few days apart, especially in the case of Columbus who play on the West Coast late Wednesday and then travel 3,000 miles to the East Coast for the early kickoff against New England on Saturday. Grana has proven effective regardless of opposition, while Finlay is my hunch pick to deliver some good points this week (hopefully against NE).
Dallas should be out for revenge after their loss to Portland and Colorado have been pretty dreadful so I'm hopeful Hernandez and Perez can rediscover their form from the beginning of the season. Perez Garcia and Feilhaber have been among the best midfielders in the league this season, both in terms of real-life and fantasy production, so they both stay for another week.
How did your team wind up? Did you go all in on double gamers? If not, which single game players are you banking on to deliver this week? Good luck, and let's chat!