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Week 10 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 9 Review & Round 10 Preview

Reid and Mike are joined by Western Conference Analyst Phil Luetchford to break down the first great Double Game Week of the season. They also touch on which Single Game Week players might be worth considering, who’s likely to get rotated, and get a few jabs in at Jason while he’s MIA. Round 9 Review – 5.40 Housekeeping – 15.35 …

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2017 Round 10 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 10 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 10 Form Difficulty Charts for the MLS Fantasy season. These charts attempt to reduce bias by removing …

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Best XI Predictions 2017 – Round 9

Fantasy MLS for 2017 is a wildcard every week. In this piece, we explore the options available to brand new players and veterans alike as we attempt to predict the round’s Dream Team. We will primarily look at matchups and form as we pick the strongest team at $100m starting salary. Previous Result Last week’s roster fared well all things …

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2017 Round 9 Captain Options and Poll

It’s captain poll time for Round 5! Don’t forget, the transfer deadline is, Friday the 28th at 7:30pm 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 …

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Stats Summary: Expected Goals and Projections Week 9

If you listen to the MLSFI podcast, you’ve probably heard us talk about expected goals (xG). Basically, they’re a way to estimate the quality of chances a team creates and concedes in a game. The higher the probability of a shot being a goal, the higher the xG number awarded to it. You can get xG for teams, individual players, …

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Round 9: Schweinsteiger and Minnesota get it done!

I’d admit to being a little over confident in the Revs. They ended up winning neither of the 2 games and let in 2 goals and not one. However, they did manage to keep a clean sheet in one and looked dangerous at times, but were still missing that final something. Honestly the Revs weren’t good. They were playing at …

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MLSFI S3: Round 8 Review & Round 9 Preview

Reid, Mike, and Blayne welcome Jason back to the show and give him a well deserved ribbing he’s earned over the past few weeks. They then breakdown some of the most exciting moments from the first DGW of the season before shifting gears t go over all of the games for Round 10. There’s also a lot of agreement for …

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2017 Round 9 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 9 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 9 Form Difficulty Charts for the MLS Fantasy season. These charts attempt to reduce bias by removing …

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2017 DGW 8 Punts and Differentials

  Welcome to Round 8 of my Punts and Differentials. This week, we have 2 DGW teams. NER and SJ. I will be going over some DGW differentials and some SGW differentials to hopefully separate you from the pack. Keepers Gleeson – PDX – 5.6 Mil @ 4.9 % Ownership: PDX have another home game this week in another Cascadia …

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Best XI Predictions 2017 – Round 8 DGW

Fantasy MLS for 2017 is a wildcard every week. In this piece, we explore the options available to brand new players and veterans alike as we attempt to predict the round’s Dream Team. We will primarily look at matchups and form as we pick the strongest team at $100m starting salary. Previous Result This starts with a caveat.  The switcheroo …

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Round 8: Revs Hit Their Stride at Home

Sorry for the absence in Round 7. Between too many quality matchups and some other things there was no article. Moving on, let’s recap my last set of picks and talk about my new record (3-3-2). Chicago did it! They looked like the team we all hoped for during preseason. They brought the all out attacking style of the Crew …

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MLSFI S3: Round 7 Review & Round 8 Preview

Reid, Mike, and Blayne are joined by Special guest Tim Shaw to review all of the action from Round 7 and preview the upcoming games from Round 8. Don’t forget, Round 8 is the first Double Game Week of the season and the guys also have a great discussion about the value of DGW players, specifically Godoy. Enjoy Host & Co-Hosts …

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