Tag Archives: MLS

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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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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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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Draft Analysis – Selecting Forwards

In MLS Fantasy, forwards have the highest potential of any player. The thing is, everyone can have them. You can’t win a week on forwards alone. That’s not the case in Draft style.  This position is arguably the most crucial when preparing for a draft. While many midfielders equal or surpass forwards in Points Per Game (PPG) and Points Per …

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Stats Summary – Finding Value at Forward 2017

Opening weekend challenge is just around the corner. This will be the first post in a 4-post series where we look at each position to try to find value players who are priced less than what last year’s production says they should be priced. Points Per Start Veterans of my Stats Summary articles will know that I’ve long been a …

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Draft Fantasy Tips for Beginners

Draft style MLS Fantasy games are hard to come by.  Thankfully DraftMLS.com is hosting a game this year. Know Your League Rules Roster sizes and player restrictions are the two key factors when planning your draft.  If you have to draft a certain number of players and have limits on how many players from a single team you can have, …

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