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Revolution Players to Add to your Fantasy Team

Will you be adding any New England Revolution players to your fantasy team? Let's take a look at the candidates.

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With less than a week before the regular season is scheduled to kickoff, it's now time to build your fantasy team. This has become a daunting task as the MLS talent pool is constantly growing. As you begin the process of incessant tinkering ahead of First Kick, let's take a look at some of the New England Revolution players you might want to add.

Top Dogs

Lee Nguyen - With a price tag of $11.0, Nguyen has the highest appraisal of any Revolution player. In fact, Nguyen’s value is maxed out, putting him equal with fellow midfielders Kaka, Clint Dempsey, Giovinco and Pedro Morales. While it’s unlikely that Nguyen will have another 18-goal season, he’s definitely a player you should consider adding. The US international is an attack-minded creator, who also takes penalty kicks. Just be sure to check the injury report before investing this much money.

Jermaine Jones - Set to embark on his first full MLS season, Jones is valued at $10.0, good for second highest on the team. Once healthy, Jones should be a player of interest as he contributed two goals and four assists in ten appearances last year. Now more comfortable with his teammates, Jones should put up impressive numbers this season. And don’t worry about him playing defense with the Revs as the German-American has stated that he wants to be in the midfield with New England.

Must Haves

Juan Agudelo - Perhaps unsure of who would usurp the lone forward position, the masterminds behind MLS fantasy assessed both Agudelo and Charlie Davies at $8.5. By now, it’s clear that Agudelo is the first-choice forward as he’s played significant minutes this preseason. The returnee hasn’t lost a step since his last stint in New England as he’s just as creative and physical. Though he didn’t grab a goal in preseason, it’s a safe bet that his cold spell won’t extend long into the regular season. This is a player to grab.

Diego Fagundez - Burdened by a down year, Fagundez carries a price of $7.0, which makes him a good value. He’s also a bit of a risk because he will be challenging for a spot in an overcrowded midfield. That having been said, the 20-year-old has looked sharp this preseason, contributing on both sides of the ball. Fagundez looks hungry to regain his 2013 form and his value will surely rise if/when he does.

Other Considerations

Teal Bunbury - Valued at $7.5, Bunbury wouldn’t be a bad pickup, especially when you consider that Kelyn Rowe is listed at $8.5. Though classified as a midfielder, fans know that Bunbury likes to get into the box, either to set up goals or score them himself. Bunbury has been a huge part of the Revs since signing last year and there hasn’t been any indications that his role might change.

Chris Tierney - Although Tierney commends a high cost of $7.5, he's worth consideration because of his attacking prowess. The Massachusetts native can typically be found standing over free kicks and has been touted as one of the most accurate dead ball specialists in the league. Tierney also likes to get forward during the run of play. Another defensive option, granted a more uncertain one, is Kevin Alston ($7.0), who really improved his offensive presence last year.

Here is a full list of Revolution players and their cost:

GOALKEEPERS

Shuttleworth - $5.5

Knighton - $5.0

DEFENDERS

Goncalves - $9.0

Farrell - $8.0

Tierney - $7.5

Alston - $7.0

Barnes  - $6.0

Hall - $6.0

MIDFIELDERS

Nguyen - $11.0

Jones - $10.0

Rowe - $8.5

Bunbury - $7.5

Caldwell - $7.0

Fagundez - $7.0

Kobayashi - $6.5

Neumann - $6.5

Dorman - $6.0

Smith - $5.0

FORWARDS

Davies - $8.5

Agudelo - $8.5

Bengtson - $8.0

Okoli - $5.5

Bowen - $5.5