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2017 Round 32 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 32 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 32 Form Difficulty Charts for the MLS Fantasy season. These charts attempt to reduce bias by removing …

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2017 Week 32 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 31 Review & Round 32 Preview

Reid and Mike are joined by Parker Cleveland from Dirty South Soccer to breakdown down the events from the ongoing Round 31. That’s right, it’s an early preview of Round 32 before the games from the current week are over. They look at which teams have now secured a spot in the MLS Cup Playoff, which teams are still on …

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2017 Round 31 Expected Player Points – *SPECIAL EDITION* (almost) ALL Expected Points!

Every week, I’ll be publishing a list of top players ranked by expected offensive points. This week, I’m publishing a special edition of my projections which includes expected values for (almost)¹ all player points, not just offensive points!  This includes expected goals & assists, shots, expected clean sheets and negative points from goals against, bonus points, and even points differentiated by position (e.g., …

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2017 Round 31 Captain Options and Poll

It’s captain poll time for Round 30! Don’t forget, the transfer deadline is, Tuesday the 3rd at 7:00pm 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 31 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 …

Read More »

2017 Week 31 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 30 Review & Round 31 Preview

Reid and Mike are the only two hosts not on a bye this week so they get together to breakdown everything that happened from Round 30 and preview Round 31, the last DGW and Bye round of the season. They touch on the standout fantasy players from last week, the interesting celebrations, and some important breaking news that could change …

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2017 Round 31 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 30 Form Difficulty Charts for the MLS Fantasy season. These charts attempt to reduce bias by removing …

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2017 Round 30 Captain Options and Poll

It’s captain poll time for Round 30! Don’t forget, the transfer deadline is, Wednesday the 26th at 7:00pm 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 30 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 …

Read More »

2017 Round 30 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 30 Form Difficulty Charts for the MLS Fantasy season. These charts attempt to reduce bias by removing …

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2017 Week 30 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 29 Review & Round 30 Preview

Reid, Mike, and Jason are joined by Patreon supporter and top 10 MLS Fantasy player Alex Bruni to go over all of the excitement from and preview the last great DGW for the 2017 season. With 16 teams playing a double this week, the episode is a little longer, but we break things down team by team to help you find …

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