Saturday’s tilt between Orlando City and Toronto FC will have plenty of great options for your DraftKings fantasy team, including plenty of international stars. Just three points separate these two teams vying for the last playoff spots in the East, so Sunday’s game will be full of energy and excitement – the perfect combination for an exciting fantasy soccer weekend.
Each player is given a fictitious $50,000 to spend on assembling his or her roster. Players’ salaries are determined by their on-field performance, FPPG, or Fantasy Points Per Game. Each roster consists of two forwards, two midfielders, two defenders, a keeper, and one flex spot (any field player).
Scoring is as follows:
Goal: 10 points
Assist: 6 points
Shot: 1 point
Shot on Goal: 1 point
Cross: 1 point (a cross is any offensive ball sent in from the wing; corners don’t count)
Fouls Drawn: .75 points
Red Card: -1 point
Save (GK): 2 points
Win (GK): 5 points
PK Save (GK): 3 points
Goal Allowed (GK): -2 points
Clean Sheet (GK, D): 5 points
One Goal Allowed (GK, D): 2 points
Here are your best options from Orlando City and Toronto FC:
Tally Hall – GK, Orlando City: 5.7 FPPG, $4,400 – Tally Hall has been the backstop for the Lions ever since his return to action on May 17. They’ll need him to be at his best against Toronto’s trio in Sebastian Giovinco, Jozy Altidore, and Michael Bradley.
Kaká – M, Orlando City: 11.5 FPPG, $11,000 – Kaká was unable to play the last time City went to Toronto, so maybe his availability will be the spark the Lions need. Kaká has nine goals and four assists in 23 games this season.
Marco Delgado – M, Toronto FC: 7.2 FPPG, $5,000 – Delgado has started 10 straight games for Toronto, registering two goals and two assists. TFC head coach Greg Vanney has used him in several spots this year, including the attacking midfield in their last game against Orlando City.
Cyle Larin – F, Orlando City: 9.9 FPPG, $9,400 – Larin is still firmly in control of the MLS Rookie of the Year race with his record-tying 11 goals. He again has a chance to set the rookie record in front of his hometown crowd on Saturday. He’s a solid value at this price and hasn’t been shy scoring on the road this season.
Others From Around MLS
Javier Morales – M, Real Salt Lake: 12.6 FPPG, $9,100 – Morales has two goals and four assists in his last five games. The 35-year-old Argentine would be a solid pick for your one-day team if you’d like to play on Saturday.
Kei Kamara – F, Columbus Crew: 16.4 FPPG, $10,900 – Kamara leads MLS in scoring with 17 goals and five assists in 24 games, and it matched up with a Sporting Kansas City team who have been generous in the goals allowed category as of late. Kamara has been hot, scoring five goals in his last five games.