Here is the New Form chart for Round 18 and latest form breakdown for Home and Away games. I’ve gotten a lot of great feedback about the difficulty chart and I’ve made a change to how the game ease is calculated by removing the weight given to bye weeks.
The first chart displays how difficult the next 6 games will be for a team. An opponents difficulty is ranked from 1 to 5 and an advantage is given if the opponent is the home team (+1 difficulty). The maximum difficulty of a team is capped at 6. The chart can be read as: Team “X” on the left is playing Team “Y” at Home (if bold) or Away (if not bold). Double games and byes will also be included when they come up.
Change: The game ease percentage is based on the calculated difficulty vs the hardest potential difficulty. This removes bye weeks from much of the calculation because they add 0 difficulty. Double game weeks are given a 1.5 modifier to represent the increased fatigue a double game week can cause. This means that teams with a lot of DGWs will be ranked as having tougher schedules and that teams with multiple bye rounds over a 6 round period could also be ranked as difficult. Please feel free to provide feedback to me on twitter, e-mail, live chat, or at /r/FantasyMLS.
I hope you like the changes and that they make the chart more informative.
The second chart breaks down a teams form into home, away, and from the last 6 games. No changes have been made to this calculation.
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