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MLSFI S3: Mid Season Roundtable Recap

  The Gold Cup is in full swing and all you MLS Fantasy managers get a week of to enjoy the fun! Unfortunately, that’s not the case for the MLSFI crew. Mike and Jason get together to share their thoughts about the changes to the game now that we are half way trough the season. They are also joined by …

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Best 2017 Round 19 Fantasy Resources

We’re not far from the 2017 Round 19 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 Week 19 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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2017 Round 19 Captain Options and Poll

It’s captain poll time for Round 18! Don’t forget, the transfer deadline is, Tuesday the 4th 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 19 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 19 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 19 Form Difficulty Charts for the MLS Fantasy season. These charts attempt to reduce bias by removing …

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MLSFI S3: Round 18 Review & Round 19 Preview

Reid and Mike get together early to break down all the upcoming games for Round 19 during the short turnaround time. The bemoan the rotations that did not happen in round 18, Mike helps Reid decide between a couple of midfielders, and Reid sings a little song for us all. You never know what’s going to happen in an MLSFI …

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Best 2017 Round 18 Fantasy Resources

We’re not far from the 2017 Round 18 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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Best XI Predictions 2017 – Round 18

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. Best XI Predictions 2017 – Round 17 Goalkeeper – Lampson …

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2017 Round 18 Captain Options and Poll

It’s captain poll time for Round 18! Don’t forget, the transfer deadline is, Wednesday the 29st 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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Bold Predictions Round 18

If you followed my advice on picks you were probably a happy camper. Virtually all of Atlanta did well assuming you went with Asad, Almiron, Martinez or any defense. However, they didn’t obliterate their opponents and even lost to DCU, which was appalling, but let’s not kid ourselves, they were dominating that game and then a giveaway cost them the …

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Week 18 xG Match Up 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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2017 Round 18 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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MLSFI S3: Round 17 Review & Round 18 Preview

Reid is joined by Mike, Tim, and special Tyler Kelly to review all of the goals, cards, upsets, and fantasy takeaways from Round 17. Other exciting points include: Mike and Tim having a heart-to-heart about NYvNYC, potential switcheroo options get discussed, players are picked, and the Harry Potter references are many. Host & Co-Hosts Reid Connelly Michael Denton Tim Shaw …

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Best XI Predictions 2017 – Round 17

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. Best XI Predictions 2017 – Round 17 Goalkeeper – Kann …

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