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Best 2017 Round 21 Fantasy Resources

We’re not far from the 2017 Round 21 kickoff so if you have not made your final trades, you better hurry! If you still need to adjust your roster, MLSFB has a lot of resources to help get you ready. Below is a complete list of all the helpful articles we have published over the past month. Also, I have assembled …

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2017 Round 21 Expected Player Offensive Points

Every week, I’ll be publishing a list of top players ranked by expected offensive points. “Offensive points” includes expected shots, goals, assists, and key passes based on the weekly matchup(s) and past performance. It also includes the 2 points the player would receive for playing 60+ minutes. Sadly, offensive bonus points (except key passes) are not included at this time. Defensive bonus …

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2017 Week 21 xG Matchup Rankings

With unlimited transfers this season, match ups are more important than ever. The question is how to evaluate match ups, especially if you’re only an aspiring Armchair Analyst and not yet the real thing. The answer? Expected Goals (xG). What are expected goals (xG) The idea behind xG is simple. Every shot is awarded a probability of scoring based on the …

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MLSFI S3: Round 20 Review & Round 21 Preview

Reid, Mike, and Jason are joined by Tim to break down one of the CRAZIEST DGWs of the 2017 season. They touch on all the red cards, injury concerns, surprising point totals, and give Jason plenty of time to talk about RSL. They also preview all of the upcoming games for Round 21 and have a great conversation about the …

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2017 Round 20 Captain Options and Poll

It’s captain poll time for Round 18! Don’t forget, the transfer deadline is, Wednesday the 26th at 7:30pm EST so be sure to get all of your trades in and captain set by then. There are several good captain options for this round, have you decided on yours yet? To help you, check out to top options from the MLSFB and MLSFI crew below. Also, …

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2017 Round 21 Predictions and Power Rankings

The following predictions are based on the ELO ranking system. This system was first used in chess to calculate the skill level of players and predict the most likely winner. It’s a good system, but soccer is not chess because soccer can end in a draw. I’m using a modified formula that tries to predict the chance that a team …

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2017 Round 21 Form Difficulty Charts

There are many different types of articles that can help fantasy managers prepare for each round. Player recommendations, injury updates, and captain polls always help, but MLSFB started with simple charts difficulty. Let’s get back to the basics. Here are the 2017 Round 21 Form Difficulty Charts for the MLS Fantasy season. These charts attempt to reduce bias by removing …

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Best XI Prediction 2017 – Round 20

Fantasy MLS for 2017 is a wildcard every week. In this piece, we explore the options available to brand new players and veterans alike as we attempt to predict the round’s Dream Team. We will primarily look at matchups and form as we pick the strongest team at $100m starting salary. Best XI Predictions 2017 – Round 17 Goalkeeper – …

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2017 Round 20 Expected Player Offensive Points

Every week, I’ll be publishing a top 50 list of players ranked by expected offensive points. “Offensive points” includes expected shots, goals, assists, and key passes based on the weekly matchup(s) and past performance. It also includes the 2 points the player would receive for playing 60+ minutes. Sadly, offensive bonus points (except key passes) are not included at this time. Defensive …

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2017 Week 20 xG Matchup Rankings

With unlimited transfers this season, match ups are more important than ever. The question is how to evaluate match ups, especially if you’re only an aspiring Armchair Analyst and not yet the real thing. The answer? Expected Goals (xG). What are expected goals (xG) The idea behind xG is simple. Every shot is awarded a probability of scoring based on the …

Read More »

2017 Round 20 Predictions and Power Rankings

The following predictions are based on the ELO ranking system. This system was first used in chess to calculate the skill level of players and predict the most likely winner. It’s a good system, but soccer is not chess because soccer can end in a draw. I’m using a modified formula that tries to predict the chance that a team …

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MLSFI S3: Round 19 Review & Round 20 Preview

Reid is back from vacation and is joined by Michael, Blayne, and special Patreon guest Matt to help get everyone back into the Fantasy mood as we prep for the upcoming DGW on Wednesday. They start with a quick review of Round 19 scores, breakdown who has the easiest DGW schedule, get a heartfelt plug from Matt, and then give …

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2017 Round 20 Form Difficulty Charts

There are many different types of articles that can help fantasy managers prepare for each round. Player recommendations, injury updates, and captain polls always help, but MLSFB started with simple charts difficulty. Let’s get back to the basics. Here are the 2017 Round 20 Form Difficulty Charts for the MLS Fantasy season. These charts attempt to reduce bias by removing …

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MLSFI S3: Mid Season Roundtable Recap

  The Gold Cup is in full swing and all you MLS Fantasy managers get a week of to enjoy the fun! Unfortunately, that’s not the case for the MLSFI crew. Mike and Jason get together to share their thoughts about the changes to the game now that we are half way trough the season. They are also joined by …

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Best 2017 Round 19 Fantasy Resources

We’re not far from the 2017 Round 19 kickoff so if you have not made your final trades, you better hurry! If you still need to adjust your roster, MLSFB has a lot of resources to help get you ready. Below is a complete list of all the helpful articles we have published over the past month. Also, I have assembled …

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