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Behind the Numbers: MLS Fantasy Week 21

Week 20 Review The Behind the Numbers Team put up 160 points and remained at 248 OR (which is impressive in its own right to gain/lose no places). The total team value continued to rise with an increase up to $114.1 on the season. Pozuelo injury as my captain is unlucky, it happens. My biggest regret was not going with …

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MLSFI: 2019 Round 21 Bou, Leagues Cup, and the MLSFI Derby

Reid, Michael, and Blayne are joined by the Live MLSFI audience to review all of the most important takeaways from Round 20 and preview the top options from Round 21. The NYCvSKC match gets heavy focus as both Michael & Blayne share their take. But they also make time to mention the impact of the Leagues Cup and Canadian Championship …

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2019 Round 20 Captain’s Conundrum

Round 20’s captain rankings are here. This is a massive double game week which will shape the rest of the season and there are a lot of good attackers who’re worthy of your captain’s armband this week. 1) Alejandro Pozuelo Pozuelo is the obvious captain choice with two fantastic home games and is a good bet for 120+ minutes this …

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2019 Round 20 Predictions and Power Rankings

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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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Behind the Numbers: MLS Fantasy Week 20

Week 19 Review Week 19. What was week 19. No one I’ve talked to feels like they did that well, so mostly it was about surviving. I felt a lot better before the late late late Gaitan score correction from a 7 to a 3…especially since he was my captain. I tried all the a-roos possible, but couldn’t quite hit …

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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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