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MLSFI S4: Round 1 BONUS INTERVIEW with Schuyler Redpath

Reid and Mike sit down with Fantasy Legend and Daily Fantasy Expert Schuyler Redpath to talk about the “other” fantasy game… DraftKings. Get Daily Fantasy tips from one of THE BEST players in the game, hear about how to turn $5 into $500, and find out Schuyler’s top picks going into Round 1. Host & Co-Hosts Reid Connelly Mike Denton …

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xG Matchup Rankings GW 1 2018

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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2018 Round 1 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 33 Form Difficulty Charts for the MLS Fantasy season. These charts attempt to reduce bias by removing …

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xG Stats and Insights: MLS 2017 in Review

Welcome back for the 2018 Edition of MLS Fantasy! For those new players or those new to MLS Fantasy Boss, this space focuses on how to xG (expected goals) to give you a leg up on then competition. Each week I’ll put out weekly rankings to help identify the best matchups to focus when choosing your players. Fair warning, this …

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2018 Round 1 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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MLSFI S4: Round 1 Preview

Reid, Mike, and Blayne sit down with Matt Pollard from Last Word on Soccer to talk about which players are the ones to target as we get ready for Round 1. They give out the info for joining leagues, talk about the Auto and Switcheroo, likely CCL impacts on fantasy player choice, and Mike famous (but not legendary) injury report. …

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Western Conference 2018 Fantasy Team Previews

  Over the past few weeks we’ve released a fantasy team preview for each MLS team. These articles were written by members of the MLSFB writing staff and some of the best guest authors I know (who are actual supporters). These reviews have given a recap of the 2017 season, a rundown of offseason transfers, an overviews of team tactics, …

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Eastern Conference 2018 Fantasy Team Previews

Over the past few weeks we’ve released a fantasy team preview for each MLS team. These articles were written by members of the MLSFB writing staff and some of the best guest authors I know (who are actual supporters). These reviews have given a recap of the 2017 season, a rundown of offseason transfers, an overviews of team tactics, a …

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The top 30 midfielders for the 2018 season

I’m still working on getting the stats together for our breakdown of best players at each position. Until that time comes, checkout my latest articles over at mlssoccer.com. Last week I posted one about Top 10 Goalkeepers and earlier this week I previewed my Top 20 Defenders. Today, I bet you know where this is going, it’s my Top 30 Midfielders. …

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2018 MLS Fantasy Boss Fantasy League Info

  We’re just under 2 weeks away from the start of the 2018 MLS Fantasy Season, so I guess it’s time to give out the 2018 MLS Fantasy Boss Fantasy League Info! As many of you know, I have my hands in a lot of MLS Fantasy projects. This website, the r/FantasyMLS subreddit, and the MLS Fantasy Insider podcast to name …

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The top 20 defenders for the 2018 season

I’m still working on getting the stats together for our breakdown of best players at each position. Until that time comes, checkout my latest articles over at mlssoccer.com. Last week I posted one on Top 10 Goalkeepers and today I have one about the Top 20 defenders. A lot of the names are familiar as many of the teams with …

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MLSFI S4: Eastern Conference Preview

Reid, Mike, and Blayne sit down with Tim and Parker to talk about all things Eastern Conference. Before the previews start, they also have a good discussion about the new player auto-switch system. Is it good for casual players or bad? Listen to find out. They wrap up with a preview of every Eastern Conference team. IT’s a little longer …

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