Daily fantasy soccer players are in for a rare treat with a midweek Major League Soccer matchday for Wednesday, filling the DraftKings slate with contests beginning at 6 p.m. ET with the kickoff of the Philadelphia Union and Seattle Sounders.
That's one of a whopping seven matches on tap for Wednesday, which makes it one of the best opportunities to cash in with 14 rosters to choose from. Take a look at the best picks for Week 18 below.
|Top MLS Player Picks for Wednesday, June 24|
|M||Felipe Martins||Real Salt Lake||9.7||$6,000|
F: Chris Rolfe, D.C. United ($8,600) and Teal Bunbury, New England ($7,300)
While fellow D.C. United attacker Fabian Espindola has no goals since May 2, Chris Rolfe has netted four times in that span. His club should be on the front foot most of the contest against a Chicago Fire unit that has given up 15 goals in their last eight games, and he'll be intent on building off his brace from the weekend.
Begin stacking up your roster with New England talent by nabbing their best producer up top, Teal Bunbury. He's netted assists in each of his last two appearances, and has put up 20-point DK performances once in the months of April and May. You know what that could mean for Wednesday.
M: Felipe Martins, New York Red Bulls ($6,000) and Lee Nguyen, New England ($7,900)
Felipe Martins carved out his spot as a reliable DK contributor in New York's midfield over the course of May, averaging 9.5 points per contest in the month and averaging 2.4 shots per game in his last 10 outings. Against a Real Salt Lake team that is just 1-1-2 in their last four, Martins should have his usual impact hurling shots toward goal.
No team has had a tougher time stopping offenses of late than Columbus, who has conceded a league-worst 16 goals in their last eight games. Lee Nguyen is coming off a Sunday loss to D.C. United in which his assist created New England's only goal, and he could make a much bigger impact Wednesday.
D: Justin Morrow, Toronto FC (3,500) and Chris Tierney, New England ($5,200)
Justin Morrow will help to free up salary space without creating an imbalance in your lineup, as he has a touch of consistency and opportunistic goalscoring craved from the defender spot. He scored on May 30 against San Jose, and averages a solid five fantasy points per contest.
Some of that extra cash can be spent on New England's Chris Tierney, who has notched multiple shots in each of his last two outings. Facing a Columbus team that has been in the league cellar defensively this season, he'll have his chances.
GK: Tally Hall, Orlando City ($3,000)
Not only can Tally Hall serve as your biggest steal of the night for Wednesday, but he's also likely for a clean sheet. Colorado has scored a MLS-worst six goals over its last eight matches, with just one goal in MLS competition for the month of June. Hall has five saves in his last two outings despite being a DK afterthought.
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