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Fantasy Fun: 2 Gamez

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Ethan Miller

There are only two gamez this week, so I might as well break them down individually. Here I go.

Montreal Impact vs. D.C. United

Due to the World Cup, there will be two consecutive wild cards. In that time, the Impact are the only team that will play three games. It's a very good idea to pick up players from Montreal now, even if you have no intention of keeping them for the long haul. The two (are you sensing a theme here?)  players that I would recommend have probably already reached the weekly price rise limit of $.3 by the publication of this post.

Jack McInerney ($8.2) is known for poaching goals, but not much else. Since his move to Montreal in early April, he's hit the back of the net six times in all competitions. One would think that he has simply re-found the form that saw him score 10 in the first half the 2013 season, but now, he's different, yea, he's different. McInerney was simply a scorer in Philadelphia, but his overall offensive production has increased since his northern migration. He's completed at least one key pass in each of his last five games, with a total of nine over that same span. In five times as many minutes last season, McInerney only produced two and a half times as many key passes. He's clearly gelling with his new teammates, one of which is my next suggested player.

Justin Mapp ($8.3) routinely pulls up to the scene with his ceiling missing, but he makes up for that with his crosses, key passes, and recoveries. The balding superstar got off to a hot start in March and April, but his recent MLS performances have not been as impressive. Like McInerney, he's been instrumental in the Impact's Canadian Championship success. With that trophy won, Mapp will be able to focus on MLS. He's capable of completing three crosses and three key passes every week, and will usually pop up with at least six recoveries. DC's defense has been strong lately, but Montreal have scored in all but one home game this season. Expect Mapp or McInerney to get on the scoresheet somehow. BREAKING FANTASY NEWS UPDATE: Justin Mapp is listed as questionable for this match. Wait until the line-ups come out at 6:30 to make a decision.

Christian ($7.2) is about as inconsistent as they get. DC United's left back can receive points in all four of the major bonus categories, but has trouble doing it on a regular basis. Montreal will likely run their attack through Justin Mapp, who will line-up against Christian. This should enable him to rack up two to three defensive bonus points, but he might not be able to get as far forward as he might like. I don't have a 2 Chainz reference for this player.

Portland Timbers vs. FC Dallas

Portland has gone 3-1-1 since Fanendo Adi ($8.3) joined the club nearly a month ago. Over that stretch, he's scored four goals and recorded two assists. He'll likely continue his goalscoring ways against a Dallas defense that's among the worst in the league. As 2 Chainz might say, his head game's so vicious.

I AM STILL WAITING FOR DARLINGTON NAGBE ($9.2) TO BE GOOD AT SOCCER AGAIN. I picked him up a few weeks ago, thinking that he would start kicking some balls into the net; this has not happened. Nagbe is a pretty consistent source of recoveries, and his big game potential is also very enticing. Portland players are always a good pick because they do not have any remaining bye weeks.

Zach Loyd ($5.6) is a pretty cheap defensive option who will probably get you at least two defensive bonus points. You can do much worse at this price. Like 2 Chainz, Zach Loyd was once known as Tity Boi.