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Predictions and Power Rankings for 2016 Round 5

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. Since soccer can end in a draw, I’m using a modified version of this formula that tries to predict the chance that a team will come away from a match …

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Fresh Faces Round 4

The first DGW of the 2016 MLS season resulted in some fairly high point returns even though 9 of 12 games failed to generate more than two goals. The attacking production, however, wasn’t all that bad. Kaka returned, with a fire in his eyes, as Orlando thrashed Portland and Dallas’s Diaz and Barrios produced a convincing 3-0 win at DC. …

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2016 Round 5 Captain Poll

It’s finally time for the first captain poll of the year. Don’t forget, the transfer deadline is, today, Friday the 8th 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 first round, have you decided on yours yet? Well now is your chance to find …

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Puppy Picks – Round 5

This week, it’s a Doubleheader! We have Beeradly’s regular video review of Round 5 and the new, and incredible cute, PUPPY PICKS! I hope you all are enjoying these videos! Be sure to give Brad your feedback on Twitter. Beeradly’s Round 5 Advice   Puppy Picks – Round 5

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Playtime Analysis – 2016 Round 5

Playtime Analysis is a weekly overview offering useful tips for the coming weeks about players that aren’t going to be getting their usual time on the pitch.  Whether it be value subs, injured stars, or international absences, you can find it here in Playtime Analysis. Worra $4.0 DC: Time to find a new keeper if Worra was your only starter. …

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Stats Summary – Week 4: Who Scores Bonus Points?

Diego Valeri. End of article. Seriously though, what patterns are the data starting to reveal about which teams score bonus points? What, if any, hypothesis can we come up with about how likely a team is to score a lot of bonus points based on their style of play? Team Total Bonus Offensive Bonus Defensive Bonus POR 21.25 10.75 10.5 …

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MLSFI S2 Ep9: Round 4 Review & Preview of Round 5

Reid, Jason,  Travis, & Andrew are back after and are ready to vent about their LONG DGW 4 frustrations, well almost everybody. We also cover some of the specifics on how Red Cards impact player prices, star planning for DGW Round 6, and, of course, give our thoughts on who to pick for Round 5. Enjoy Links to items discussed Patreon …

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MLSFB 2016 Form Difficulty Charts – Round 5

Here are the Form Difficulty Charts for Round 5 of the 2016 MLS Fantasy season and form breakdown for Home and Away games from 2015 plus the first games of 2016. If you’re not familiar with these charts, I’ll explain below. One early warning, since these charts are based on team form, the accuracy may be off some until more games have been …

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Booze & Bluster Video Podcast: Episode 1

Hey everyone, so after a couple of weeks that have been filled with #FantasySorrows many managers have been filled with the need to rant. Normally, I provide an outlet for this frustration in the weekly rant threads over at r/FantasyMLS. However, Guy Sanchez, Tim Shaw, and I decided that we needed something more. Something that would allow us to not …

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Boss’ Breakdown – Round 4

Round 4 is finally over with and if you happened to load up on the correct DGWers, you should be happy with your score! I know its hard to remember what happened in some of the matches from last 2 weeks, so here are the FMLS talking points for each match in Round 4. New York City FC (1) – (1) …

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Puppy Picks – Round 4

There’s a long history of methods that people use to pick who will win a sports match. Some go the mathematical route, some follow superstitions, and others just like to go with their gut. Then there are the more….unique methods for picking winners and pretty much all of them involve animals. You all remember Paul the Octopus, Nellie the Elephant, or …

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MLS Fantasy Boss 2016 Round 4 Team

You’ve read all the advice from the MLS Experts, you’ve chatted with other managers here at MLS Fantasy Boss, and you lurked around /r/FantasyMLS to get a heads up on all new developments. Now it’s time to sit back and relax and enjoy! I finished Round 3 with 73 points. Not too bad especially since the average was only 52 and …

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11th Hour Transfer Tips – 2016 Round 4

  We’re not far from the 2016 Round 4 kickoff. So if you still need to adjust your roster, now is the time to do it. To help with this, I have assembled a collection of tips from around the web that I hope people will find useful in your 11th Hour. MLS Fantasy Boss Posts: Round 4 Form Difficulty …

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2016 Round 4 Captain Poll

It’s finally time for the first captain poll of the year. Don’t forget, the transfer deadline is, today, Saturday the 26th at 3:00pm EST so be sure to get all of your trades in and captain set by then. There are several good captain options for this first round, have you decided on yours yet? Well now is your chance to find …

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MLS Fantasy Boss Picks for 2016 Round 4

With as bad as Round 2 was, it would have been hard for Round 3 to have been any worse, well, unless you invested a lot into New England or Houston, then maybe you has another week of #FantasySorrows. Normanny, I’d be saying that a DGW is the perfect time for you to turn your luck around, but I’ve just …

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