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MLSFI S4: Round 33 Preview

With so few game in Round 33, Reid, Mike, and Blayne take the opportunity to to start thinking about the 2019 fantasy season and review some of the more interesting suggestions they have heard so far. They also try out a new open format for they player reviews and it turns into a heated discussion about who should win newcomer …

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2018 Round 32 Captain’s conundrum

Round 32 in the MLS gets underway today, So I have taken a look at the best options to make your Fantasy captain this week. Picking the right captain this week , could see you claw back points on the leaders of your league , or even extend the gap at the top. Here’s my top four picks for this …

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2018 Round 32 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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2018 Round 32 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. These charts attempt to reduce bias by removing a human element and working 100% with data. Even so, the accuracy will be …

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MLSFI S4: Round 32 Preview

Reid and Mike pair up to review all of the fantasy takeaways from Round 31 before diving into all of the action coming up in Round 32. They start with a quick conversation about the surprisingly productive Round 31 which includes a quick side conversation about how to classify New England and we figure out what Mike has against Seattle. …

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2018 Round 31 Captain’s conundrum

Round 31 in the MLS gets underway tonight, So I have taken a look at the best options to make your Fantasy captain this week. Picking the right captain this week , could see you claw back points on the leaders of your league , or even extend the gap at the top. Here’s my top four picks for this …

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2018 Round 31 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. These charts attempt to reduce bias by removing a human element and working 100% with data. Even so, the accuracy will be …

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2018 Round 31 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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MLSFI S4: Round 31 Preview

Reid keeps it simple this week and is joined by co-hosts Mike and Blayne to go over all of the important results from Round 30 and preview the most promising games from Round 31. They keep things moving at a steady pace but Reid takes a moment during the NYCFC preview to pause and breakdown how to use Johnson in …

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2018 Round 30 Captain’s conundrum

Round 30 in the MLS gets underway tonight, So I have taken a look at the best options to make your Fantasy captain this week. Picking the right captain this week , could see you claw back points on the leaders of your league , or even extend the gap at the top. Here’s my top four picks for this …

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2018 Round 30 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 …

Read More »

2018 Round 30 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. These charts attempt to reduce bias by removing a human element and working 100% with data. Even so, the accuracy will be …

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MLSFI S4: Round 30 Preview

Reid, Blayne, and Tim are joined by Sheba Rawson from MLSFemale.com to preview the upcoming Round 30 Double-Game Week. The show starts with a breakdown of the many unexpected events from Round 29 and their potential fantasy impact on the final 6 rounds of the season. There’s also a little bit of DC United gloating by Blayne for good measure. …

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2018 Round 29 Captain’s conundrum

Round 29 in the MLS gets underway tonight, So I have taken a look at the best options to make your Fantasy captain this week. Picking the right captain this week , could see you claw back points on the leaders of your league , or even extend the gap at the top. Here’s my top four picks for this …

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xG Matchup Rankings GW 29 2018

With unlimited transfers, match ups are more important than ever. So how do you evaluate match ups? Especially if you’re only an aspiring Armchair Analyst and not yet the real thing. The answer? The expected goal (xG) rankings! Expected goals (xG) The idea behind xG is simple. Every shot has probability of scoring based on the position on the field and …

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