Tag Archives: MLS

2017 Week 33 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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MLSFI S3: Round 32 Review & Round 33 Preview

Reid, Mike, Jason, are joined by their special guest, Tim Shaw from Soccer Captains to break down the LAST round of the 2017 Fantasy season. They give a complete review of round 32 and touch on all the teams that could be benching players as they rest for the playoffs. They also take some time to reminisce about the old …

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2017 Round 33 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 33 Form Difficulty Charts for the MLS Fantasy season. These charts attempt to reduce bias by removing …

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Best 2017 Round 32 Fantasy Resources

We’re not far from the 2017 Round 32 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 Round 32 Captain Options and Poll

It’s captain poll time for Round 32! Don’t forget, the transfer deadline is, Sunday the 15th at 5:00pm 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. …

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2017 Round 32 Expected Player Points

Every week, I’ll be publishing a list of top players ranked by expected offensive points. This week, I’m publishing a special edition of my projections which includes expected values for (almost)¹ all player points, not just offensive points!  This includes expected goals & assists, shots, expected clean sheets and negative points from goals against, bonus points, and even points differentiated by position (e.g., defender gets 6 …

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2017 Round 32 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 32 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 32 Form Difficulty Charts for the MLS Fantasy season. These charts attempt to reduce bias by removing …

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2017 Week 32 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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MLSFI S3: Round 31 Review & Round 32 Preview

Reid and Mike are joined by Parker Cleveland from Dirty South Soccer to breakdown down the events from the ongoing Round 31. That’s right, it’s an early preview of Round 32 before the games from the current week are over. They look at which teams have now secured a spot in the MLS Cup Playoff, which teams are still on …

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