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2018 Round 23 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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MLSFI S4: Round 23 Preview

Reid, Mike, and Blayne are joined by very special (and international) Patreon guest Jason Morris to talk about all the exciting fantasy takeaways from Round 22 and preview all of the important changes for the Fall Fantasy Season transition. We find out if Mike took his own advice about Rooney, if the All-Star game will hurt fantasy production, mention early …

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2018 Round 22 Captain’s conundrum

Round 22 in the MLS gets underway tonight, 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 22 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 22 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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MLSFI S4: Round 22 Preview

Reid and Mike are joined by co-host emeritus Andrew Crollard while Blayne takes the week off. The show starts off with the normal Round review but takes a short detour and the guys discuss the latest Open Cup news and new transfers that could impact your fantasy squad. The second half of the show focus on which Double-Game week players …

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xG Matchup Rankings GW 22 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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2018 Round 21 Captain’s conundrum

Round 21 in the MLS gets underway tonight, 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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xG Matchup Rankings GW 21 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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2018 Round 21 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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MLSFI S4: Round 21 Preview

Reid, Mike, and Blayne are joined by Patreon Supporter Special Guest Josh Lewis (AKA CatNip Junkies) to review all of the Fantasy takeaways from Round 20 and take a short detour to talk about Mike Petke’s amazing post-game interview. After that, Reid covers many of the important points to keep in mind while picking your final team for the Spring …

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2018 Round 21 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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