New York Atlas midfielder Myles Jones

PLL Fantasy: Top breakouts and busts so far this season

By Paul Lamonaca | Jun 21, 2024

With all eight teams on a bye this week, let's take a look at some players who have over- or underperformed thus far in PLL Weekly Fantasy


Myles Jones, Midfield, New York Atlas

The eighth-year veteran has had a monster resurgence for the Atlas this season. Jones has gone from averaging just 9.9 fantasy points in 2023 to 24.5 in 2024. 

Jones has been able to find success within the Atlas offense due to the amount of attention his team’s attack line has been drawing. Jones has done a tremendous job being the team’s second option at midfield and taking advantage of his short-stick matchup. 

I expect Jones to continue to put up solid numbers as the season continues, especially if teams continue to ignore his capabilities to create offense with his size and speed. 

Xander Dickson, Attack, New York Atlas

Dickson is making a case for himself to be regarded as the best off-ball offensive player in the league. He currently averages more than 20 more fantasy points per game (45.3) than he did last season (24).

With more attention focused on facilitators like Jeff Teat and Connor Shellenberger, Dickson uses his savviness and IQ to become a threat when the ball is not even in his stick. 

We may see Shellenberger's and Teat’s fantasy numbers eventually start to level off, but expect Dickson to continue to produce at a high rate all season. 

Brendan Krebs, Goalie, Maryland Whipsnakes

The third-year goaltender is starting to find his groove. In 2023, Krebs saw action in four games for the Whipsnakes and averaged 11.9 fantasy points. This year, Krebs is averaging 33.3 fantasy points per game and has the third-highest point total among goaltenders (100).

Krebs will most likely keep his starting job for the Whipsnakes after the team took a step in the right direction with last week’s overtime win over the Philadelphia Waterdogs.


Marcus Holman, Attack, Boston Cannons

Last season, Holman led the PLL in fantasy scoring with 540 points (45 per game). Three weeks into this season, he sits outside the top 10 in fantasy point totals among attackmen. He currently averages 27 fantasy points per game – decent production, but not up to the standard the perennial All-Star set for himself in previous years. 

With young playmakers like Pat Kavanagh, Matt Campbell and Connor Kirst taking a more integral role in Boston’s offense, Holman’s facilitating opportunities will dwindle. Don’t be surprised if he’s used more as an off-ball scorer as the season continues. 

Jack Kelly, Goalie, California Redwoods

In 2023, Kelly racked up 365 fantasy points, the third-most out of all goaltenders. This season, goaltending has been an issue for the Redwoods, as the team currently has the second-worst save percentage in the league at 45.6%. Kelly ranks eighth in fantasy points among goalies with 54. 

The Redwoods have the league's worst offensive efficiency, which has stressed their defense, and Kelly hasn’t been able to come up with saves. Could they make a change in net if their longtime starter continues to struggle? 

Ethan Walker, Attack, Philadelphia Waterdogs

Walker’s 411 fantasy points last season were seventh-most among attackmen. This season, though, the lefty has only totaled 34 fantasy points through three games. Twenty-five attackmen have scored more.

While Walker’s touches and turnover rate have stayed relatively steady, his shot percentage has decreased significantly, from 28.7% to 19.3%. Walker will need to finish his shots if he wants to increase his production – and help the Waterdogs pick up their first win of 2024.