Tag Archives: Soccer

Top Players to Target for your Fantasy Team

The star of the 2016 MLS season will soon be here and that means all of the unlimited transfers we are able to make to our Preseason fantasy teams will soon come to an end. I’m sure many of you are happy with your teams, but if you’re new to the the MLS Fantasy Manager game of new to watching MLS …

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Top 10 Under 20 Fantasy Prospects

The 2016 MLS season is around the corner, and you are psyched about your amazing fantasy team… But so are all the players with the same front line of Altidore, Giovinco, and Keane. You may have plenty of points coming your way through those heavy hitters, but not enough for them to carry the 16 other players in your line-up …

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Players Who May Not Live Up to the Early Hype

As managers look for the final touches to their fantasy roster, there are lots of guys that have the potential to make the cut, but many may not be worth the investment.  With the two transfer a week limit, picking up too many high risk players can backfire quickly and cost precious points while recovering.  All of the players in …

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MLSFI S2 Ep5: New Stats & Final Player Picks

Join Reid, Simon, Guy, Jason, and Andrew Crollard as they talk about what they talk about what they learned after looking at the 2015 player point totals using the new 2016 scoring system. They also go over all of their final player picks before the game starts on the 6th, answer questions from Reddit, talk about Wildcard usage, and give a …

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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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