MLS 2012, Week 10: Fantasy Recap

MLS 2012, Week 10: Fantasy Recap

  • Posted by Drew Epperley
  • On May 14, 2012
  • 2012 MLS Season, 2012 Week 10, Fantasy Manager, Features

I’m 10 weeks into the 2012 Fantasy Manager and so far, so good. Typically this is about the time of the year where I hit the preverbal wall and stop caring as much about this but like I stated, these weekly posts will hopefully keep me from doing that.

I took a major gamble in Week 10, I subbed out a couple guys as went with an odd 5-2-3 formation. The 69 points proved it was a decent move but had I played my captain cards right I probably could have made it count a little more.

Kenny Cooper was once again strong for WVH AC, Kyle Beckerman was also pretty good too. David Estrada was a gamble for the fact that the Sounders had two games last week. I should have given that more thought and gone for Fredy Montero instead but the budget just wouldn’t work out that way.

I did gamble for Estrada and Montero’s team made, keeper Bryan Meredith. That move did work out nicely and his salary is very cheap ($3.9m), so he’ll likely be a solid backup to have for a while now.

Time to certainly do some midfield work though. Three young midfielders on the bench this week with one important one out (Nick DeLeon). I’d hate to get rid of him as he’s been effective in his time on the field and United does have a two game dip this week.

I’ll hold on strong with one more – likely try to free up some cap space somewhere – and maybe get a different striker in there for Estrada. Time will tell.

(Yes this is my shameless way of keeping myself involved in the Fantasy Manager, for those who haven’t seen these weekly updates, this is my way of pointing out my failures and triumphs as a Fantasy Manager. Hope you enjoy it, I take no credit in being any sort of fantasy soccer expert here.)