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2018 Round 10 Captain’s conundrum

Round 10 in the MLS is here, 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 week. …

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2018 Round 10 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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xG Matchup Rankings GW 10 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! What are expected goals (xG) The idea behind xG is simple. Every shot has probability of scoring based on the position on the …

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MLSFI S4: Round 10 Preview

Reid, Mike, and Blayne are joined by Parker Cleveland from Dirty South Soccer to chat about Round 9 and debate who currently is the best team in MLS (injuries or not). They then move into their discussion of games and player recommendation for the upcoming Round 10 and drop more hints about the special MAY The 4th Episode that will …

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2018 Round 10 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 9 Captain’s conundrum

Round 9 in the MLS is here, 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 week. …

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2018 Round 9 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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xG Matchup Rankings GW 9 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! What are expected goals (xG) The idea behind xG is simple. Every shot has probability of scoring based on the position on the …

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MLSFI S4: Round 9 Preview

Reid, Mike, and Blayne are joined by Phil Luetchford to talk about his recent trip to England and the upcoming MLS Fantasy round. They start things out touching on some of the most important fantasy moments from Round 8 and Mike is sure to get a few digs in on the Red Bulls. After that, they answer a few Reddit …

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2018 Round 9 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 8 Captain’s conundrum

Round 8 in the MLS gets underway tomorrow, 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 8 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 8 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! What are expected goals (xG) The idea behind xG is simple. Every shot has probability of scoring based on the position on the …

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Three flavors of the Switcheroo (Video)

Have you heard about the Keeperoo? The Autoroo? What about the Transferoo? If you’re a MLS Fantasy player and your answer is no, then you need to watch the below tutorial to find out how to utilize one of the newest tactics to get the most points for your team each round! All three of these tactical approaches fall under …

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MLSFI S4: Round 8 Preview

Reid and Mike are joined by Tim who is back from his recent trip to Aruba and ready to review the first DGW of the season and all the fantasy winners from Round 7. After Mike treats everyone to a welcomed short injury list the guys answer a couple of Redit questions and discuss the best way to deal with …

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