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Finding Value at Midfield

This is part 2 of 3 in the “Finding Value” series where I look at finding pieces for the right combination of players to maximize your points while navigating the budget constraints. Today we’re looking for value at midfield. Here’s a look back at the forwards. I ran a regression that looked to see what PP90 a player with a …

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Finding Value at Forward

Fantasy MLS is all about finding the right combination of players to maximize your points while navigating the budget constraints. This post will look at finding value forwards. Points per 90 minutes (PP90) is the starting point and is simply a player’s total points divided by the total minutes they played last season. The big asterisk around this standardized measure …

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MLSFB Full 2016 Season Schedule – Final Update?

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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Predictions and Power Rankings for 2016 Round 1

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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2016 Starting Player Prices Spreadsheet

2015 Home & Away Rotations Weeks 1-18

I’ve seen a lot of posts over on Reddit and tweets on Twitter asking for a spreadsheet of the 2016 starting player prices. So I thought I would go ahead and work something up. Now, I don’t plan on updating these starting player prices again, especially if available players change, I’m just hoping to help some people with their early team planning. …

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MLSFI S2 Ep4: Examining new player prices

Join Reid, Guy and Jason are joined by Andrew Crollard to talk about what they think about the new player prices for the 2016 MLS Fantasy game. We also take some time to talk about bench strategies, the new MLS prize structure, is Giovinco really a must have, and our thoughts to the OFFICIAL MLS schedule of games (WILDCARDS!). Enjoy Links to …

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MLSFB 2016 Form Difficulty Charts – Round 1

Here is the Form chart for Round 1 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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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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