Tag Archives: Midfielders

Stats Summary – Transfer Strategy: When to Follow the Crowd

There’s a lot to consider when making your transfers for the week – current fixture, price, double game weeks, injuries, lineup rotation… Every week there are a couple players who rise to the top of the transfer list. I decided to look into these players to see how they performed compared to others in single game weeks. Note: this analysis …

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Draft Analysis – Selecting Midfielders

In both MLS Fantasy and Draft format, midfielders are your core point producers.  You can run up to five midfielders in your starting lineup. While this position is not nearly as critical to getting a good draft, drafting well can set you apart from your opponents. Lodeiro Nicolas Lodeiro is the consensus best midfielder in the game and arguably the …

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Stats Summary – Finding Value at Midfield 2017

  This is the second of a four-post series focused on finding value in each position. To learn more about the methodology or look at the post about forwards, click here. For those of you who can’t be bothered to read the last post (lazy bum!)…. the important column in this table is the rightmost one labeled “Residuals”. The higher …

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Stats Summary – Week 15: The Value of Set Pieces

If you’re reading the advice we give here on MLSFantasyBoss, you probably already know that it is good to pick players who take set pieces and PKs. The question is just how much does it account for? The below table looks at PP90 for specific positional roles. The equations I use are now able to pull out midfield set-piece takers …

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Game Week 31 Punts

Im back from vacation and ready to finish the year strong!!! -GK-I dont see any possible CS this week, so I wont advise on a GK -DEF-Scott-SEA-6.7 Mil @ 0.8% Ownership Scott has had 11/18 CBIS in the last 2 games. They do play LA, but are at home, and could rack up the CBI’s/Def bonus against LA. -MID-Valeri-PDX-10.6 Mil …

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Game Week 24 Punts

-GK-Kwarasey-PDX-5.9 Mil @ 2.6% Ownership PDX has had B2B CS, and Kwarasey is tied/leads the league with 10 CS. The next 2 games look to be in favor of PDX (rsl/HOU) RSL playing Midweek USOC(throwing a B team in MLS games) and a Hou team that hasn’t impressed. -DEF-Francis-SJ-5.3 Mil @ 1.2% Ownership Francis has amassed 12 pts in 2 …

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2015 Early Midfielder Picks

  We’re getting down to the wire, so I’m going to have to make these last two early picks articles a little shorter so that we can all meet our deadlines. If you’re looking for information about Keepers and Defenders, be sure to check out my other articles. Also, be sure to look over my articles at MLS Soccer and …

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Most Important Stats of 2013

2015 Home & Away Rotations Weeks 1-18

Last month I posted some stats from the 2013 MLS season. Since then, I’ve done a little more work and I’m ready to talk what we can learn from this data. Specifically, I took a look to see which stats were most related to a player’s final total score. The idea was that by identifying the stats that contribute the most …

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KFC’s MLS Fantasy Player Roundup – Wildcard Playoff

  The playoffs are here and the times for the first games have now been announced. There are only 4 teams playing this week and you have unlimited transfers to prepare for this round. If you’ve built up a good team value, you should not have a problem picking all of the big names from each team, or maybe you …

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KFC’s MLS Fantasy Player Roundup – Week 36

  Here we are, the final week. I’m sure I’ll make another post for this, but I’m going to go ahead and say thank you to everyone who has been visiting through this season. It’s been a wild ride and I’m really looking forwards to the playoffs. But enough of that, you came here for player recommendations. The big question …

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