Fantasy Fridays | MLS Fantasy League week 2

The first round of MLS Fantasy was full of suspense and we are ready for MLS Fantasy League Week 2. We saw some of the usual fantasy contributors, such as Sebastián Driussi and Dániel Gazdag, put in strong performances, and we also saw the potential of newcomers, such as Eduard Löwen and Sergii Kryvtsov, who posted double-digit point totals. With the 2023 MLS Fantasy season well underway, let’s take a closer look at the best players and values at each position.


LAFC kicks off their 2023 season against the Portland Timbers, who struggled offensively despite a 1-0 win in their season opener. The Timbers only had seven shots on goal and attacker Yimmi Chara left the game early due to a hamstring injury. LAFC has kept a clean sheet in four of their five home openers, which bodes well for the defending MLS Cup champions, who will make their season debut on March 4 with a strengthened backline. Here are our three top picks for MLS Fantasy League week 2:

1. John McCarthyLAFCvs. POR$6.0
2. Djordje PetrovicNEvs. HOU$7.0
3. Brad StuverATXvs. MTL$6.7

Value Goalkeepers

1. Jeff GalCHIvs. NYC$5.0
2. DanielSJvs. VAN$5.5
3. Jonathan SiroisMTLat ATX$4.0


With a late goal and assistance from Henry Kessler, the New England Revolution won 1-0 at Charlotte and kept a clean sheet on Matchday 1. The Revs center back had three shots, which made him a threat on set pieces, and he earned three extra points for his defensive work. In Round 2’s advantageous home opener against Houston Dynamo FC, he will want to build on the excellent start. Here are our three top picks for MLS Fantasy League week 2:

1. Henry KesslerNEvs. HOU$6.5
2. Brooks LennonATLvs. TOR$6.7
3. Diego PalaciosLAFCvs. POR$6.0

Value Defenders

1. Jackson RagenSEAvs. RSL$5.5
2. Kipp KellerATXvs. MTL$4.9
3. John NelsonSTLvs. CLT$5.1


Carles Gil lost no time in reminding us that, even in the absence of a goal or an assist, he is more than capable of accumulating fantasy points. By a combination of extra points from passes, crosses, and significant opportunities created, the great midfielder finished with seven points in Round 1. Gil will likely play a significant role in a favorable home game against Houston. Here are our three top picks for MLS Fantasy League week 2:

1. Carles GilNEvs. HOU$9.7
2. Sebastian DriussiATXvs. MRL$9.3
3. Thiago AlmadaATLvs. TOR$9.5

Value Midfielders

1. Jared StroudSTLvs. CLT$5.0
2. Damian RiveraNEvs. HOU$4.2
3. Noel BuckNEvs. HOU$4.3


Despite numerous opportunities to add to his point total in Round 1, Luiz Arajo only managed to score one point. He had seven shots, which ranked him second among all MLS players on Matchday 1. His colleague Thiago Almada had more (8). Look for Arajo to remain the focal point of Atlanta United’s attack against a Toronto FC team that let up three goals to D.C. United in their season opener after a great preseason performance and while newcomer Giorgos Giakoumakis is still adjusting. Here are our three top picks for MLS Fantasy League week 2:

1. Luiz AraújoATLvs. TOR$8.7
2. Dénis BouangaLAFCvs. POR$8.0
3. Cucho HernándezCLBvs. DC$8.7

Value Forwards

1. HeberSEAvs. RSL$7.5
2. Kwadwo OpokuLAFCvs. POR$7.0
3. Cade CowellSJvs. VAN$6.8


Here are our top three picks for captains in MLS Fantasy League week 2:

1. Carles GilNEvs. HOU$9.7
2. Sebastian DriussiATXvs. MTL$9.3
3. Luiz AraújoATLvs. TOR$8.7

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