Essential Fantasy Links for New Players

Essential Fantasy Links for New Players
MLS Fantasy is all about choices.  How do you select from all those players, clubs and games… every single week?  Do you rely on coin-flipping or dart-throwing?  Astrology perhaps?
How about seeking up-to-date information from trusted sources?  This list of essential links will help you with that final approach.  Myself and many others in the MLS Fantasy Boss community find these websites invaluable.

Essential Fantasy Links for New Players

MLS Fantasy Games

  • MLS Fantasy Game – The official MLS Fantasy game.  Free to enter, create and join leagues.
  • Draft MLS Game – Returning for another season, this is an alternative (or additional) game for those interested in a draft contest.  Free to enter, create and join draft leagues.

News

Rosters

  • MLS Official Rosters – A full list of club rosters, including draft picks and various player designations.
  • RotoWire MLS Lineups – Starting lineups for MLS games, from one of the most trusted sources in fantasy sports.

Injuries

  • MLS Official Injury Report – Just another page on the internet… although on occasion it can provide what it says on the tin.
  • MLS Injury News Twitter – If a player goes down, they go up here before anywhere else.
  • RotoWire MLS Injuries – A list of the latest MLS injuries, along with any details that are available and a forecast on player return dates.

Schedule

Articles

Live Games

  • MLS Live – Monthly or yearly subscription service to watch MLS games from around the league, on various devices.
  • MLS Fantasy VIZ Live Game Stats – The go-to source for live MLS game statistics, including a breakdown of bonus point categories.

Stats

  • MLS Official Statistics – Regular articles and arguments from a statistical point of view, including a new focus on expected goals (xG) this season.
  • American Soccer Analysts – Season preview articles and advanced statistics tables, including expected goals (xG) for clubs, individual players and goalkeepers.

Communities

Podcasts

  • MLS Fantasy Insider Podcast – The weekly MLS Fantasy podcast that reviews the previous week, answers questions from the r/FantasyMLS community and covers the hot topics in MLS Fantasy.
  • RotoWire Fantasy Soccer Podcast – MLS and MLS Fantasy (alongside Premier League) coverage from top RotoWire contributors.

Twitter

  • BitNomad’s MLS Fantasy Twitter List – A great collection of Twitter accounts for MLS clubs, MLS Fantasy experts, stats gurus and beat reporters who spend a great deal of time at club press conferences and training sessions.
  • Soccer Captains Twitter List – An extensive and up-to-date directory of club-specific news accounts to follow, as well as some top MLS Fantasy experts.

Advanced Strategy

  • MLS Cheatsheet – Various tools including match odds, weather reports, a unique head-to-head player comparison tool and a brand new player optimizer tool.
  • MLS Fantasy VIZ – Various charts and tools to help you visualize MLS Fantasy data, including player ownership and valuation.
  • BitNomad’s Penalties And Set Piece Takers Table – A tidy table of (and thread to discuss) the extra-valuable players who are usually involved in these special plays.
  • MLS Betting Odds – With MLS Fantasy changing to a week-to-week contest, odds sites like this will become an important tool to gauge matchups and trends

Last Resorts

About OlderGoaler

Long-time Toronto resident, day one TFC season ticket holder and U-Sector supporter. Now in Ottawa, collecting stats for Ottawa Fury FC home games. Between the pipes on Friday nights, trash talking the young guys and backing it up. Founder of #MLSFANTASY4KIDZ, where the next generation of MLS fans are learning the league and its players under the supervision of their parents. Highest MLS Fantasy rank: 121.

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