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Best 2017 Round 11 Fantasy Resources

We’re not far from the 2017 Round 11 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 11 Punts and Differentials

Welcome to Round 11 of my Punts and Differentials. This week, we have 2 DGW teams. CLB andTFC. I will be going over some DGW differentials and some SGW differentials to hopefully separate you from the pack. Keepers Irwin – TFC – 5.6 Mil @ 2.2 % Ownership: TFC play away at CLB, then at home VS MINN. I can …

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Best XI Predictions 2017 – Round 11

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. Previous Result Round 10 was a huge success despite …

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Bold Predictions Round 11

My record is a little unbalanced, but I’ll take 3-3-4 and expect this to look a bit better after the weekend is over. It appears my Minnesota pick was a week too early. We all saw Minnesota bring it to the stingiest defense in all of MLS. Yes there was some rotation, and they were coming off a short rest, …

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Week 11 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 10 Review & Round 11 Preview

Reid, Mike, Simon, and Blayne are joined by special guest Anne Marie to try to make sense of what happened to all the double game week players during Round 10 and to break down all of the action that is coming up in Round 11. Enjoy Host & Co-Hosts Reid Connelly Michael Denton Blayne Riffle Simon Thwaits Special Guest Anne Marie …

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Stats Summary: Bonus Points Conceded

This week’s post is a quick one. The table below shows how many bonus points each team concedes. Overall DC concedes the most and SKC concedes the fewest bonus points. You can sort the columns by clicking on the arrows in the column header. This information should be used as a tie-breaker when deciding between two players.  If you think …

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2017 Round 11 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 10 Form Difficulty Charts for the MLS Fantasy season. These charts attempt to reduce bias by removing …

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2017 Round 11 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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Best XI Predictions 2017 – Round 10

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. Previous Result Round 9 marks the first time Best …

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2017 DGW 10 Punts and Differentials

  Welcome to Round 10 of my Punts and Differentials. This week, we have 4 DGW teams. NYRB, OCSC, SKC, and TFC. I will be going over some DGW differentials and some SGW differentials to hopefully separate you from the pack. Keepers Bono – TFC – 4.9 Mil @ 2.7 % Ownership: TFC have a DGW and are home vs …

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2017 Round 10 Captain Options and Poll

It’s captain poll time for Round 10! Don’t forget, the transfer deadline is, Wednesday the 3rd 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 …

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Week 10 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 9 Review & Round 10 Preview

Reid and Mike are joined by Western Conference Analyst Phil Luetchford to break down the first great Double Game Week of the season. They also touch on which Single Game Week players might be worth considering, who’s likely to get rotated, and get a few jabs in at Jason while he’s MIA. Round 9 Review – 5.40 Housekeeping – 15.35 …

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2017 Round 10 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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