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MLSFI: 2019 Round 20 NY Derby Woes & the Return of DGW Madness

Reid sits down with Michael to console him after the disappointing NY Derby result and cover all of the most important & surprising results from Round 19. Before jumping into previewing a Round 20 DGW that is PACKED with offensive options, Reid and Michael stop to field questions from Live listeners. A lot of options are covered for every position …

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MLSFI: 2019 Round 19 Live Chat and Open Cup Rotations

Reid is joined by Michael and Blayne to review all the crazy MLS action from Round 18 and break it down into the most important fantasy moments. This episode also includes an expanded Housekeeping section so they can discuss the potential rotation impacts of the US Open Cup. This is also a special episode because the original recording was live …

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2019 Round 19 Captain’s Conundrum

Round 19’s captain rankings are here. Carlos Vela fails to make the list because heavy rotation is expected by LAFC and he might not make the starting XI against Houston Dynamo. So who dethrones him at the top of the list? 1) Diego Valeri Valeri played only about 25 minutes in the Open Cup against LAFC on Wednesday and is …

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Behind the Numbers: MLS Fantasy Week 19

Week 18 Review Week 18 left a lot to be desired for the Behind the Number Team. I didn’t do a good job picking the team or managing the team and it hurt. On a week where people were sniffing 200, the BTN just barely scraped a 162 (saved by Vela (C)) Blessing and Gregus getting rotated were on teams …

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2019 Round 18 Captain’s Conundrum

Round 18’s captain rankings are here. A double game week for LAFC means that Vela is on the top of the charts again. But who are the contenders challenging him for the #1 spot this time? 1) Carlos Vela Vela failed to make an impact in the loss against Colorado Rapids where he only managed to rack up 3 points. …

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Behind the Numbers: MLS Fantasy Week 18

Week 17 Review The Behind the Numbers Team was respectable, but unremarkable in Week 17. 143 was good enough for top 800 on the week and a total score of 262, but it still dropped our OR down to 105. The team added +$1.7M for a total of $105.8M. Like most of the rest of the fantasy world, the Portland …

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2019 Round 17 Captain’s Conundrum

The first double game week of the fall season is here and there is plenty of excitement and variety of choices to give you a headache. The safest captains with highest potentials this week will definitely be the ones who play at home but they could easily be outscored by those who bring their A-game both away and at home. …

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MLSFI: 2019 Round 17 The First Fall DGW & Value Building

So we had a crazy time with technical difficulties this week and that impacted my ability to edit. So I had to get creative to grab this audio so I hope everything works out OK After all the nonsense, Reid, Blayne, and special guest Matt Pollard from Last Word on Soccer take a look back at what we can learn …

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Behind the Numbers: MLS Fantasy Week 17

Week 16 Review Woooooooo! Welcome back. Fall season is my favorite because I can really start to leverage the data from spring season to find those pockets of value, efficiency, and for a nerd like me, fun. Week 16 put the Behind the Numbers team off to a great start, which is muted only slightly by our Captain picking curse. …

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2019 Round 16 Captain’s Conundrum

The game has been reset and the new season brings new hope for fantasy players both old and new. You won’t be spoilt for choices this week as you were in the previous ones so you could try playing it safe in the first week or going big. Which one of these choices will be the best one for you? …

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2019 Round 16 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. Fortunately chess also allows for a draw and the ELO system is setup to …

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The Best Forwards in MLS: Spring 2019 Season

The Spring season has come to an end and we now know what some players are capable of. This list features some names who are proving their worth in this league and some old ones who keep proving why they’re the best in business. These players have shown us glimpses of their potential in this short season and are destined …

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