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.
- MLS Official News – The latest updates on all the clubs and the league itself.
- MLS Official Disciplinary Committee Report – Disco may be dead, but MLS DisCo is alive and well, reporting on suspensions and yellow card accumulation.
- RotoWire MLS News – The latest MLS news, especially trades and player signings.
- 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.
- 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.
- MLS Official Schedule Tool (new this season) – A season long schedule for a fantasy game that is now strictly week-to-week… Handy for draft games though.
- MLS Fantasy Boss Schedule – The original season long schedule, highlighting bye weeks, double game weeks and additional club competitions.
- MLS Fantasy Boss 2017 MLS Fantasy Primer – A huge collaborative effort from MLS Fantasy Boss contributors and guests, bringing together a wealth of data and informed opinions ahead of the 2017 season.
- MLS Official Fantasy Advice Articles – Regular MLS Fantasy articles, featuring tips and strategies from official MLS Fantasy contributors.
- SB Nation MLS Fantasy Articles – Weekly previews and post-week roundups focusing on MLS Fantasy, from some of the SB Nation MLS club blogs.
- 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.
- 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.
- Fantasy MLS Reddit (r/FantasyMLS) – Community-based news and opinions specific to MLS Fantasy in all its forms.
- MLS Reddit (r/MLS) – Community-based news and opinions about MLS and North American Soccer.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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