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Fantasy MLS: Deshorn Brown to the Rescue

The league's decision to play through the international break has left some fantasy owners in a bit of a bother. We offer some stop-gap advice. Also included: Hashtags!

At $4.6, DeAndre Yedlin is a fantasy must-have
At $4.6, DeAndre Yedlin is a fantasy must-have

So how are you guys making it through the international absences?

I didn't have it as bad as most people. I took a minus-4 with three transfers -- bringing in Colorado's Deshorn Brown ($5.7), SKC's Uri ($6.7) and FC Dallas' David Ferreira ($9.1). I'll be playing an awkward 4-3-3 with no room for injuries, but at least I'll field an XI. I also dropped a couple guys that I will probably grab again later in the season: Sebastien Le Toux and Diego Valeri

I feel confident with these moves, especially Brown--he's been great for Colorado in the action I've seen. He's accounted for a goal and an assist while averaging over 80 minutes a game. The Rapids haven't been completely hopeless and there's really no one challenging the rookie Deshorn for his starting spot, which will make him a completely serviceable third forward. I wanted to avoid using up a transfer on a rent-a-player, because I still gotta go in and get DeAndre 'Yedi' Yedlin ($4.6) next week.

Poppin Tags!

Hey, so we're going to try something here: #FantasyMLS

I want to find a way to keep the fantasy conversation going over the weekend, when the games are actually going on. If something happens to your team that you want some other fantasy nerds to know about, go ahead and tag it. And if you're not on Twitter -- well, I can't imagine you'd be on this site if you're not on Twitter. Or you know, the comments section.

I really hope we can make this a Thing.


We have a tie for first place! Newbies Christy Guenther (EyePrime FC) and Richard Matthew (DamagedGoods) have a total of 218 points -- good for 16th overall in Fantasy Manager.

The Sounder at Heart league is the sixth-best league in the game, incidentally. I think we can get up into the top 5. C'mon guys. There's no way we should be below the Reddit league.

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