Utah Archers faceoff specialist Mike Sisselberger

PLL Fantasy: Three start ’em, three sit ’em for Opening Weekend

By Paul Lamonaca | May 30, 2024

Opening Weekend is finally here for fantasy lacrosse. As the PLL prepares to kick off the season this Saturday in Albanay, here are three players you should consider adding to your lineup and three more you should leave out. 


Xander Dickson, Midfield, New York Atlas 

Dickson has a doubleheader this weekend against the Boston Cannons and Maryland Whipsnakes. His current salary cap value for those games (28 and 27, respectively) ranks eighth and ninth among midfielders, respectively. Dickson could be poised for a monster weekend as he reunites with former Virginia teammate and second overall pick Connor Shellenberger, who will most likely start immediately for the Atlas. As a rookie last season, Dickson finished eighth in total fantasy points among midfielders and should see his touches increase in 2024. 

Logan Wisnauskas, Attack, Denver Outlaws 

People are quick to forget how dominant Wisnauskas was as a rookie in 2022 after the forgettable season the Chrome endured in 2023. With Outlaws No. 1 pick Brennan O’Neill sure to draw opposing defenses’ focus, Wisnauskas has an opportunity to put up substantial numbers against the Carolina Chaos on Opening Weekend. And, like Dickson, he has a modest salary cap value of 28. 

Mike Sisselberger, Faceoff - Utah Archers 

Sisselberger currently sits at a salary cap of 24 against the Waterdogs on Opening Weekend. Philadelphia was the only team that did not carry a specialist on its initial 25-man roster, Sisselberger will most likely face off against Zach Currier, an all-around midfielder who does not specialize in faceoffs. Sisselberger can put up solid fantasy points if he’s able to push transition and pick up messy ground balls like he did last year during the Archers’ run to the 2023 Cash App Championship. 


Marcus Holman, Attack, Boston Cannons 

Holman is the second-most expensive player on the fantasy market with a salary cap value of 49. While he is the reigning Eamon McEneaney Attackman of the Year, his number of touches likely will diminish once rookie Pat Kavanagh is inserted into the lineup. Holman’s playstyle is very one-dimensional, as he generally only scores with his right hand. This weekend, Holman will command opposing defenses’ attention as they try to limit his outside shots, most likely lowering his fantasy output.

Eric Law, Attack, New York Atlas

Another Atlas player set to compete in the doubleheader, Law has salary cap values of 37 and 35, respectively, for his team’s Homecoming Weekend. Though he was instrumental for the Atlas last year, New York’s influx of young talent through the draft and waiver wire pickups will limit his role in 2024. Considering Law might not be locked into the team’s starting lineup by the end of this week, there are much better options to take at lower prices. 

Bubba Fairman, Midfield, Boston Cannons

Fairman is unquestionably one of the best short-stick defensive midfielders in the league. But while his ability to guard the ball is exemplary, he is not worth taking over an offensive midfielder in fantasy. Fairman’s salary cap is currently listed at 27. For a player who scored zero goals last season, he’s simply too high-risk and low-reward over midfielders that are put on the field to score goals and distribute assists.