MLS Fantasy: 5 best value picks for Week 5

SEATTLE, WA - MARCH 4: Latif Blessing
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Week 5 in the MLS kicks off with Toronto Fc hosting Real Salt Lake , looking for their first win of the season. Here are my best value picks for MLS fantasy soccer.

MLS is back with a bang this week with a full 11-match schedule. LAFC face LA Galaxy in the first LA derby of the season, with the Galaxy boosted by the signing of Zlatan Ibrahimovic. Chicago faces Portland, with both teams still looking for their first wins of the season. These are the top five value picks for MLS fantasy soccer heading into week 5.

Daniel Salloi, Sporting Kanas City ($5.9 Million)

Daniel Salloi has been a huge part of Sporting Kansas City’s impressive attacking displays. Daniel Salloi has earned fantasy owners 12 points in his last two games. However, the forward is yet to find the back of the net for SKC. Still, his influence can’t be underestimated. Salloi has produced three assists this season and created four chances for his teammates.

Sporting Kansas City have a favorable match up this week. SKC host a DC United side who look among the weakest sides in the league this year. DC are tied with the worst defense in the league so far, conceding nine goals. On the other end, SKC hasn’t struggled to find the net this season with nine goals so far — the most scored by any team so far.

Latif Blessing, Los Angeles FC ($6.7 Million)

Los Angeles face the Galaxy in the LA derby this week. LAFC come in to this highly anticipated clash in good form, winning both games they have played this season. Latif Blessing comes in to the derby full on confidence after scoring his first goal of the season, in LAFC’s 5-1 drumming of Real Salt Lake in week 2 .

Blessing earned fantasy owners eight points last time out and will head into week 5 fresh after a two-week break. LAFC face a Galaxy side who have improved from a disappointing season last year and will no doubt be boosted by the signing of Zlatan Ibrahimovic. LAFC have scored an average of three goals a game so far this season, so the Galaxy will have to been on form to stop LAFC this week.

Tim Melia, Sporting Kanas City ($4.4 Million)

Tim Melia at $4.4 million looks great value in week 5, since he offers a good chance of a clean sheet. Sporting Kansas City host DC United looking to improve on their defensive record, which has been surprising this year. SKC were among the best defenses last season, however this year they have struggled and find themselves and are tied for the worst defense in the league.

Melia will be hoping to sort out SKC’s defense in week 5 against a DC side who are once again on the road. DC have scored 5 goals this season and will be dangerous, so SKC and Melia will have to be on top form to keep United out this week.

Alex Muyl, New York Redbulls ($6.5 Million)

Alex Muyl earned fantasy owners 14 points in week 4. The New York Red Bulls beat Minnesota 3-0, with Muyl bagging himself a goal and an assist in his first league start of the year.

New York has only conceded one goal this season and have netted six for themselves. Muyl will fancy his chances of adding to his goal tally this week. Red Bulls face Orlando City , who have conceded at least one goal in each home game they have played so far this year.

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Luis Solignac, Chicago Fire ($6.2 Million)

The Chicago Fire face Portland in week 5 , looking to pick up their first win of the season. Chicago come soff the back of a disappointing display last time out, when they were beaten 2-1 by Minnesota. Luis Solignac has been a large part of Chicago’s attack this year and will be looking to turn game time into goals and assisst for his side.

Solignac will be looking to continue holding Portland to poor form — the Timbers are yet to win a game and may struggle to overcome a quality Chicago team. Solignac will see Portland as a great opportunity to record his first league goal of the season