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Best 2017 Round 1 Fantasy Resources

We’re not far from the 2017 Round 1 kickoff and the start of the Opening Weekend Challenge. 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 a collection of …

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2017 Round 1 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 1 Captain Options and Poll

It’s captain poll time for Round 1 AKA The Opening Weekend Challenge! Don’t forget, the transfer deadline is, Friday the 3rd at 9:30pm 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 …

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2017 Updated Recommended Fantasy Leagues

  We’re two days away from the start of the season, so I wanted to give everyone one last update if you are still looking for a league or two to join. There have been some notable additions since the last post, including the Empire of Soccer Prize league sponsored by Upper 90. Not all of these leagues offer prizes, …

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2017 Round 1 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 1 Form Difficulty Charts for the MLS Fantasy season. These charts attempt to reduce bias by removing …

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Draft Analysis – Average Draft Position

To mix things up this year, several of us at MLS Fantasy Boss decided to run three 10 players draft leagues on draftmls.com.  These three leagues included former FMLS champions, a couple other top 10 finishers, and many more top 100 regulars. It is one of the smartest collections of fantasy minds around. The table below contains the average draft ranks …

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MLSFI S3: Opening Weekend Challenge Preview

Put down your charts and close your browsers because it’s finally time to put all of your preseason planning to work…OK so maybe don’t do any of that. The Opening Weekend Challenge is just a few days away so it’s time to start zeroing in on your starting lineups. To help, Reid is joined by co-hosts Mike Denton, Jason Wiscovitch, …

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2017 Fantasy Player Selection Tips

Can you believe it? We’re just 1 week away from the start of the 2017 MLS fantasy season! If you’re still building a new team each day, you’ll need to start narrowing down your options. Last week we Andrew posted several articles focusing on player selection tips for each position. These articles are stats focused to remove as much human bias …

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2017 Fantasy Schedule – Final Draft

Several weeks ago I posted my first draft of the 2017 MLS season schedule. I’m happy to say that that schedule draft was almost 100% correct and there have been few changes since the first release. With the start of the season just around the corner, I thought it was time to update everything. DISCLAIMER Now let me be perfectly …

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2017 MLS Champion Staff Picks

WOW! We’ve had a lot of great content over the past several weeks. I wanted to give people time to catch-up and just post something fun today. However, I did not want to stray too far from our fantasy focus. I settled on staff picks. I’ve asked each regular member of the MLSFB and MLSFI team to submit their picks for …

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MLSFI S3: Eastern Conference Preview

Everything is in full fantasy preseason mode at MLSFI but so far we have only focused on the 20,000 foot stuff. This episode is the second of a 2 part series that will break down the fantasy options team by team from each conference. Last week we covered the Western Conference but today we are focusing on an Eastern Conference Preview. …

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Bold Predictions: No Slow Starts

People seem to have a lot of opinions forming for this upcoming season of MLS. I agree with one. I think this season is going to be the most exciting season in MLS history. However, for that reason, I disagree with many of the common trains of thought forming, especially around MLS Fantasy. Many of you want so badly to …

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Draft Analysis – Selecting Goalkeepers

Goalkeepers are one of the simplest positions to evaluate in both MLS Fantasy and Draft format. They offer little variance and the point differentials among starters is not that great game to game. Without the odd PK save, their is little to go on besides team form. Premium Goalkeepers It’s really hard to list anyone as a premium goalkeeper. You …

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Stats Summary – Finding Value at Keeper 2017

This is part four of the four-part series about finding the value for each position. This one focuses on finding value at keeper. Here’s links to the forward, midfielder, and defender articles. For those of you too lazy to read the last posts…. the important column in this table is the rightmost one labeled “Residuals”. The higher that number, the …

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Draft Analysis – Selecting Defenders

In MLS Fantasy defenders have been the necessary evil on the team. Premium defenders never produced the same points that other positions did. That is changing in 2017, but Draft format has never undervalued defenders. Defenders make up a steady core of points with a decent floor and low ceiling. Occasionally gems shine going forward or play out of position …

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