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Does homefield advantage exist in fantasy MLS?

  By Andrew Crollard, @crollaa The idea of a homefield advantage has been around for forever. It is certainly true in soccer and MLS, but what does it look like for MLS Fantasy? Note: the data used is 2015 data and does not account for the new scoring changes. It is assumed that the new scoring changes won’t significantly change …

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2016 MLS Fantasy Boss Recommended Leagues

One of the hardest fantasy decisions I have all year is not who to draft, not when to use my wildcard, or even if I should take a point hit, it’s what MLS Fantasy leagues will I join. We’re limited to 15 private leagues (total Classic and H2H) so it can be a hard decision, with all of the options …

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MLSFB Full 2016 Season Schedule – Preseason Draft 2

As everyone must know by now, the MLS Fantasy Manager is LIVE! So before reading any more of this article, go start a team…… OK are you back now? Good. About a month ago I posted my first draft of the 2016 Season Schedule based on my best guesses of when fantasy game weeks would be. I’m happy to say …

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New Rule Focus: Fouls Suffered & CBIs

With so many changes to the way players earn point in the 2016 MLS Fantasy game, I thought it would be helpful to take a closer look at each category and save you all some time before trying to piece together the new information from 2015 information. New 2016 MLS Fantasy Rule Changes Part 1 – Pass Completion & Shots Fouls …

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Scoring Changes by Specific Position

  By: Andrew Crollard, @crollaa Changes abound in the scoring system for the upcoming Fantasy MLS season. The below chart shows how they changed for the average starter for the specific positions. (Click here for definitions of specific positions) Center backs and defensive mids are helped quite a bit more than everyone else by the new scoring system. It is …

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New Rule Focus: Pass Completion & Shots

With so many changes to the way players earn point in the 2016 MLS Fantasy game, I thought it would be helpful to take a closer look at each category and save you all some time before trying to piece together the new information from 2015 information information. MLSFI: New 2016 MLS Fantasy Rule Changes Part 2 – Fouls Suffered & …

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New 2016 MLS Fantasy Rule Changes

The new MLS Fantasy season is upon us and after months of waiting, we’re finally able to see what new 2016 MLS fantasy rule changes have been made during the off season. I’m happy to say that, unlike last year, the majority of changes do not impact basic game functions, like price changes or substitutions, but instead are focused on …

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MLSFI S2 Ep3: 2016 Fantasy Rule Changes

Join Reid, Jason, Guy, and Travis for this very special episode where they interview MLS Digital Associate Editor Ben Baer about the new 2016 Fantasy Rule Changes. Be one of the first to find out who the most extensive players are, new stats to track, and new details about the start of the fantasy season. Enjoy Links to items discussed MLS 2016 Transactions …

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Looking for 2015 MLS Fantasy Stats?

2015 MLS Fantasy Final Stats Download   The start of the 2016 game is quickly approaching. If you’ve visited the MLS Fantasy site recently, you’ll find that you can now enter your e-mail to get an update when the game launches. This is AWESOME, but there is one down side…. if you’re looking for 2015 MLS fantasy stats, you can’t find …

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MLSFI S2 Ep2: Early Player Watch Lists

We’re less than a month away from the start of the season so it’s time for the MLSFI crew to get back to the reason you tune in, player picks. In this episode, Reid, Guy, Jay, and Travis are joined by Andrew Crollard to talk stats and the players who are worth adding to your preseason watch list. Plus, an exciting …

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Fantasy Writers Wanted!

Did you smash all of your friends in your private fantasy league last year? Are you able to breakdown soccer strategies with ease? Do you enjoy the numbers side of fantasy soccer? Then perhaps you have what it takes to be a MLS Fantasy Boss! Last year I started the Community Tips of the Week column to provide a space for …

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Reviewing Average PP90 By Specific Position

By: Andrew Crollard, @crollaa EDIT (2/18): THIS ARTICLE IS NOW LARGELY IRRELEVANT DUE TO THE NEW SCORING SYSTEM. The new year is here and the schedule is released. Since the end of the season, I learned SQL and R by working on MLS Fantasy data and am creating some useful tools for the community to use including projections for 2016 …

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MLSFI S2 Ep1: 2016 MLS Schedule Reactions

The wait is over. After a few short months, it’s already time to start thinking about the 2016 MLS Fantasy game and what better place to start than the 2016 MLS Schedule! Join Reid, Simon, Jay, Guy, and Travis as the share their first impressions of the new schedule and their early thoughts on which teams have it rough and …

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MLSFB Full 2016 Season Schedule – Preseason Draft 1

The season has only been over for a few short months, but if you’re anything like me, you’re already ready for the 2016 MLS Fantasy season to start. To help tide you over, and in response to several messages I’ve received on Twitter, I’ve put together the MLSFB Full 2016 Season Schedule – Preseason Draft 1. As the title implies, this …

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2015 MLS Cup Final Predictions

  Semi Final Recap Out of the 8 games what were played during the semi final rounds, my ELO system successfully predicted the winner in 6 games (including 1 draw), and came up short for two. One of the missed predictions and the draw came during the Portland vs Vancouver series. When we look at the overall regular season performance, I think many …

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