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2019 Round 27 Captain’s Conundrum

Round 27’s captain rankings are here. A short single game week in the middle of the international break and Vela is doubtful because of his recent injury. Who else do you look at to fix your captaincy woes? 1) Diego Valeri Valeri has really picked up form in this recent run of home games and has shown us glimpses of …

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Behind the Numbers: MLS Fantasy Week 27

Week 26 Recap   Week 26 True Dream Team Here are the rules. only three players per team must be a valid formation must fit in the average budget for that week ties are broken with lowest value player making the team the bench is all 4.0 scrubs So here’s the Week 26 TRUE Dream Team Week 27 Team Defense …

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MLSFI: 2019 Round 27 Few Teams But Big Fantasy Possibilities

Reid has the night off but Michael and Blayne are joined my Patreon Supporter Patrick Smith to review all of the most important Fantasy moments from Round 26 and preview the best options for Round 27. The show starts by talking about the elephant in the room, the poor point returns from the DGW players, but then pivots to the …

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2019 Round 26 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 26

Week 25 Recap Week 25 continued the struggles to get out of the top 200, with the team falling to 291 overall. While last week wasn’t bad with 151 points, it wasn’t a top week. I’m not sure what’s different about this fall season, but the mobility of my team seems to be stunted in comparison to leagues past. Also, …

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2019 Round 26 Captain’s Conundrum

  Round 26’s captain rankings are here. A double game week for Montreal Impact and Vancouver Whitecaps give you a plethora of attackers to choose from. Vela is replaced at the top of the list because of his injury and a single game this week. 1) Saphir Taider Taider has been in great form and his recent performances have gone …

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MLSFI: 2019 Round 26 A Small Canadian DGW & Open Cup Final

Reid, Michael, and Blayne get together to discuss all of the surprising moments from Round 25 and the most important fantasy takeaways leading into Round 26. They start by reviewing Round 25 and getting feedback about the most surprising results from those in Live Chat and Twitter. The FC Dallas scoreline, and Rooney Red Card top the list, but the …

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Round 25 Captain’s Conundrum

Round 25’s captain rankings are here. Carlos Vela is the obvious captain choice this week with two home games but I will name another 4 captain choices for those who would like to test their luck this week. 1) Carlos Vela There is little doubt on whether you should captain Vela or not, especially when he plays 2 games at …

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Behind the Numbers: MLS Fantasy Week 25

Week 24 Team Value Recap Lost value for the first time this season, go the Zlatan dice roll wrong, and basically lost distance in the OR race. Woof. Long season. Let’s get after it. What I’m Thinking About. Man, this season is full of DGW and it is an absolute grind. Week 25 Team Defense Rankings Projections provided by @thedummyrun …

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MLSFI: 2019 Round 25 Derbies, Fantasy Idiots, and a Playoff Rant

Reid, Mike, and Blayne get together to to review the biggest surprises and most important takeaways from Round 24 and preview the upcoming action from Rivalry Week (AKA Round 25). Shocking comebacks and surprise losses are the focus for main Round 24 takeaways but Reid also takes a moment to mention the importance of the upcoming playoff race and rant …

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2019 Round 24 Captain’s Conundrum

Round 24’s captain rankings are here. It’s a unique double game week with multiple teams playing both their games at home. Which players have made the cut along with Zlatan? 1) Zlatan Ibrahimović There might be some doubt about Zlatan’s ability because he failed to score a goal despite having 15 shots. As crazy as it might be, I just …

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Behind the Numbers: MLS Fantasy Week 24

Week 23 Team Value Recap I’m hoping this week can serve as a launching pad to push up the rankings as we head toward the end of the season. Spring season finished on a surge, but fall has been stuck in neutral. Last week was solid with 112 pts and WR 184. This pushed the BTN team up into 216 …

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