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2018 Round 26 Captain’s conundrum

Round 26 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 26 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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xG Matchup Rankings GW 26 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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MLSFI S4: Round 26 Preview

Reid and Mike get together with New York Derby expert Tim Shaw to talk about all of the exciting RIVALRY action in Round 26. They start the show with a short review of the important fantasy takeaways form Round 25 including the latest injury news before the big El Trafico match. Things get a little silly during the Round 26 …

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2018 Round 25 Captain’s conundrum

Round 25 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 25 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 25 Preview

Reid, Mike, and Blayne get together to review the top fantasy takeaways form Round 24 and mourn the two blowouts that didn’t happen. They also take some time to highlight the big DC result and what fantasy managers can expect in the weeks to come. After that, they jump right in to previewing the Double-Game Week teams in Round 25 …

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xG Matchup Rankings GW 25 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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2018 Round 25 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 24 Captain’s conundrum

Round 24 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 24 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 »

xG Matchup Rankings GW 24 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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MLSFI S4: Round 24 Preview

Reid, Mike, and Blayne are joined by Patreon Supporter and former league champion Jessup Gage to break down everything that happened in the first week of the 2018 Fall Fantasy season. They start our with a short recap but quickly get sidelined by a discussion about the red cards in Houston and then jump feet first into the first reactions …

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2018 Round 24 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 23 Captain’s conundrum

Round 23 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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