MLS Fantasy 2014: Let Mike Magee Lead Your Team to Victory

By Jackee Arce
MLS Fantasy 2014 Mike Magee
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Forward Mike Magee is currently one of the best players in the league. Last season he won the 2013 MLS MVP award, which he truly deserved, and moved midseason from  the Los Angeles Galaxy to the Chicago Fire. Even with the move, Magee was able to score goals and rack up fantasy points. The year of 2014 looks to be no different, and you should pick up Magee for your MLS fantasy team.

However with a $10.5 million price tag, Magee does not come cheap. He is only slightly cheaper than the league’s better-known forwards like Robbie Keane and Graham Zusi who are both worth $11 million. The $500,000 difference will be key to ensuring you fill your 18-man roster under the $120 million fantasy budget. Additionally, Magee will surpass his current worth as the season continues.

Why pay the extra money if you can save it and have a player who is just as good? Magee should be worth as much as the other top forwards, but for whatever reason he’s not. This is a mistake you can take advantage of. Even though he isn’t as costly as Landon Donovan or Thierry Henry, he actually scored more points than them last season. Likewise, Magee broke the 200-point mark last season, but Donovan and Henry could not.

Last season, he played 31 out of 35 regular league matches, but this season expect him not to miss a single game. In those 31 appearances he scored 21 times. While he played in the midfield with the Galaxy, he transitioned to the striker position in Chicago. This is a more natural position for him, and his success at forward should continue in 2014.

Magee can take a fantasy team to the finals just as he will probably help lead Chicago to at least the playoffs. So, if you’re looking for a star player for your team, hurry up and add him to your team before his value increases mid-season.

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Jackee Arce is a soccer writer for Follow her on Twitter @knackeredwriter, “like” her on Facebook or add her to your network on Google.

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