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Behind the Numbers: MLS Fantasy Week 30

Week 29 Recap It was a pretty good week for the BTN team, but the gains were modest at best. The BTN team put up 126 points and raised up to 319 overall. Looks like I’ll be setting my goal to maybe hit top 250 by the end of the season. The last big DGW should keep it interesting. Time …

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2019 Round 29 Captain’s Conundrum

Round 29’s Captain rankings are here. Only 3 weeks are left for the end of the fantasy season. Will you go safe with a popular captain pick to maintain your rank or will you go differential to try and increase your rank? 1) Josef Martinez Martinez has scored in 14 consecutive games in a row in a run that started …

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Behind the Numbers: MLS Fantasy Week 29

Week 28 Recap Week 28 continued our late-season run of mediocrity as we dropped in the ranks again. I can’t remember the last time I was stuck in the OR 300s. I’ve just never really got traction this fall season. WR 1903 isn’t good enough and looking at my lineup, I probably plated it to safe. As we go into …

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MLSFI: 2019 Round 29 Differential Hunting During the DGW

Reid, Michael, and Blayne are joined by top Patreon donor Sherry Snyder to review the top fantasy moments from Round 28 and preview the upcoming Round 29 Fantasy game week. They start by covering several of the most surprising moments from the previous week, including the SGW players who stood out the most, the unexpected scores, road winners, and the …

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2019 Round 28 Captain’s Conundrum

Round 28’s captain rankings are here. A massive double game week towards the end of the season gives you an opportunity to make a final push with a wide variety of differentials to choose from. Which 5 players stand out as the top candidates for captaincy this week? 1) Zlatan Ibrahimović An obvious captain choice this week, Zlatan is going …

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Behind the Numbers: MLS Fantasy Week 28

Week 27 Recap Sometimes it’s better to be lucky than good. I ended up missing lineups left and right and had a bunch of money wrapped up in players who didn’t start. But it forced me to bring in some cheaper players, mainly from COL who ended up scoring really well. 82 points for WR 324 and up to OR …

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MLSFI: 2019 Round 28 A DGW With A Side of International Break

Reid, Michael, and Blayne get together to review the bits of fantasy information that can be taken from last week’s round and help you prepare for the upcoming DGWs in Round 28. Even with Round 27 being a short week, it still held a few fantasy lessons and that is the focus of the first part of the show, that …

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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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