Fantasy Report - Round 26

Here we are again with a new fantasy round. This time we’re looking at Round 26 which is sandwiched between two ridiculous, massive bye weeks. The good news is that several great fantasy options are back in the mix, the bad news is that we still have to be mindful of the Round 27 bye and might not have enough moves to bring in who we want.

Round 25 was as expected, frustrating. We did see some rotation, with options like Clint Dempsey, Jordan Morris, and Robbie Keane all getting a rest, well Keane apparently picked up a training knock. Ignacio Piatti was once again weak in his fantasy game and many managers are considering dropping him this round. Sebastian Giovinco managed two assists which was helpful, and that was probably the only predictable player there was in Round 25.

Aside from watching out for the players on a bye in 27, make sure you also keep an eye open on players leaving for international duty. Check out @MLSInjuryNews to keep up on all of that!

Time for the picks!

Goalkeepers

Who to bring in:

Tim Howard: Now that his bye week is over, why not bring in the man that is shielded by the best defense in the league. He takes on the oldest team in the league in RSL tonight and then the overly weak Revs next round. He's $6.3 and he's a good option.

Steve Clark: He didn't keep a clean sheet last round but that doesn't mean he's not a good choice still. Columbus are not the strong team they were last year but it's hard to ignore their future match ups. Keep him in mind for $5.7.

Luis Robles: He’s somehow the number 1 keeper in the game right now and he definitely has a favorable schedule in the near future. He’s at $6.4 right now and he's a guy to keep on your radar.

Defenders

Who to bring in:

Marlon Hairston: To me, he's a must own these days. A defender playing forward who gets goals and clean sheets. With his price of $5.5 you totally need to have him in your lineup.

Keegan Rosenberry: He has officially made it back into my good graces. In his last 3 games, he's pulled in a 10, 6, and 9. Seems he's back to his old ways of bringing in fantasy points, that also means he's back to being a good pick. If you're interested, he is $5.8.

Midfielders

Who to bring in:

Sacha Kljestan: Sacha is the second best midfielder in the game and is 1 point away from tying Piatti for the number 1 spot. His matchup against the Revs is just too juicy to pass up, not to mention his future fixtures as well. For what he offers, $12.7 doesn't seem so bad to dish out.

Mauro Diaz: Now that he's coming off his bye I actually really like his potential. Taking on Houston this round and Portland at home next round, he could make a splash in the fantasy world again. He’s priced at $11.3.

Justin Meram: He's once again in my picks and that's because he continues to be good for Crew SC. He could have had an assist or two in the last round but his teammates couldn't put the chances away. He’s $8.6 so keeping him around doesn't hurt the bank too much.

Forwards

Who to bring in:

Sebastian Giovinco: He's Gio and everyone owns him. I don't feel like much explanation is needed for the best player in the entire game. The best player equals the highest price at $13.9.

Bradley Wright-Phillips: I'm just liking the Red Bull guys the next couple weeks. Not to mention they are all well rested too. I expect BWP to find success against the Revs. For $11.6, he's not a bad option this round.

That's it for the Round 26 Fantasy Report. I wish you all luck. Hit me up @_notchadwick on Twitter!!