Daily Fantasy Soccer 2015: DraftKings Top MLS Player Picks for June 27

Steven Cook@@stevencookinFeatured Columnist IVJune 27, 2015

VANCOUVER, BC - MARCH 28: Octavio Rivero #29 of the Vancouver Whitecaps FC runs with the ball in MLS action against the Portland Timbers on March 28, 2015 at BC Place Stadium in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.  (Photo by Rich Lam/Getty Images)
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A majority of Major League Soccer just recently wrapped up a midweek slate of games on Wednesday, but the schedule isn't slowing down with a six-match slate flooding DraftKings with Saturday MLS action.

One local derby graces the schedule as the Los Angeles Galaxy host the nearby San Jose Earthquakes, but there are also two inter-conference matchups to up the intrigue even further. For DraftKings prominence, take a close look at these value picks.

Top MLS Player Picks for Saturday, June 27
Pos.PlayerOpponentFPPGSalary
FOctavio RiveroNew England11.7$9,100
FKrisztian NemethColorado10.9$6,500
MMichael BradleyD.C. United6.9$6,300
MDiego FagundezVancouver4.3$5,500
DWaylon FrancisReal Salt Lake6.9$4,400
DFabinhoMontreal6.1$4,200
GKJaime PenedoSan Jose8.9$4,700
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F: Octavio Rivero, Vancouver ($9,100) and Krisztian Nemeth, Kansas City ($6,500)

Jun 6, 2015; Carson, CA, USA; Vancouver FC forward Octavio Rivero (29) warms up prior to the game against the Los Angeles Galaxy at StubHub Center. Mandatory Credit: Jake Roth-USA TODAY Sports
Jake Roth-USA TODAY Sports

Octavio Rivero is worth every penny of the $9,100 salary that should constitute your most expensive pick of Saturday's slate. His Vancouver side faces a New England Revolution squad that has conceded 14 goals in their last eight games—with just one win in that span. Rivero and Vancouver didn't play in the midweek, keeping him fresh for Saturday.

In his last 90-minute outing, Krisztian Nemeth dominated Dallas with a goal and an assist for 26 DK points. Having surpassed 14 points in five of his last 10 appearances and facing a Colorado squad with one win in its last eight matches, Nemeth should feast again.

M: Michael Bradley, Toronto ($6,300) and Diego Fagundez, New England ($5,500)

Jun 24, 2015; Toronto, Ontario, CAN; Toronto FC midfielder Michael Bradley (4) goes to kick the ball against the Montreal Impact at BMO Field. Toronto defeated Montreal 3-1. Mandatory Credit: John E. Sokolowski-USA TODAY Sports
John E. Sokolowski-USA TODAY Sports

Michael Bradley is taking his ridiculous form for his United States national team and carrying it over to the MLS, coming off a goal and an assist performance Wednesday against Montreal. His dependability in the midfield promises to produce offensive numbers once again versus D.C. United.

Diego Fagundez has just one combined DK point in his last two appearances, but don't let that fool you—in each of his last two starts, he's produced a goal and at least 14 DK points. After starting both of New England's last two games on the bench, he's good for a start Saturday against Vancouver.

D: Waylon Francis, Columbus Crew ($4,400) and Fabinho, Philadelphia Union ($4,200)

Jun 24, 2015; Columbus, OH, USA; New England Revolution midfielder Kelyn Rowe (11) tries to keep Columbus Crew SC defender Waylon Francis (14) off the ball at MAPFRE Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Greg Bartram-USA TODAY Sports
Greg Bartram-USA TODAY Sports

The Columbus Crew are tied for the most goals conceded over the last eight games, but it's not because of Waylon Francis, who notched an assist on 16 DK points the last time out against New England. One of the Crew's most dependable offensive creators, Francis will produce much more than the average defender.

Fabinho hasn't exactly been lighting up the stat sheet for Philadelphia, with just two assists on the season. But he's proving consistent in DK play with more than six points per game and could have some chances against a Montreal side that has struggled defensively of late.

GK: Jaime Penedo, Los Angeles Galaxy ($4,700)

LOS ANGELES, CA - DECEMBER 07:  Goalkeeper Jaime Penedo #18 of the Los Angeles Galaxy makes a save in the second half of regulation time during 2014 MLS Cup at StubHub Center on December 7, 2014 in Los Angeles, California. The Galaxy defeated the Revoluti
Victor Decolongon/Getty Images

Any way you slice it, Jaime Penedo is in for a big performance in the Los Angeles Galaxy net Saturday. His individual form suggests prominence, as he's given up one goal in his last two games—both wins—along with five combined saves. Penedo also faces a San Jose Earthquakes side struggling to score goals, with just nine in their last eight contests.


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