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Keep up with Fantasy with ESPN+

Why use ESPN+ For those of you who have followed the MLSFI podcast, you know that many of use cut the cord years ago. In the past, we all used MLS Live but with the new partnership with ESPN, many have switched to ESPN+ and this year I became one of those subscribers. In additional to keeping up with MLS, …

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2019 Round 4 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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MLS Fantasy Golden Rules Part 3: Massive Byes

MLS Fantasy Golden Rules In the MLS Fantasy Golden Rules series, we will be going over some basics for beginners and some refreshers for veterans. We are aiming to cover some of the broader questions that get brought up and clear up some common errors we see holding players back from their desired final rankings. With the change to unlimited …

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Week 3 Fantasy Review

Every week I bring my own take on each game and the notable fantasy standouts you should be keeping an eye going into the next week. Standouts: Those who out did better than their peers Value: Those who punched above their weight class in terms of price and who I expect to have potential moving forward Fluke: There’s not always …

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Gameweek 4: Injury and suspension report

Gameweek 4: Injury and Suspension Report Injuries can have a big impact on a fantasy lineup. Not only can they impact your score by providing under the radar options, but replacements often come in at a lower price point and can make it easier to field a full roster. Each week I’ll review key injuries and help you find replacements …

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Behind the Numbers: MLS Fantasy Week 4

Week 3 Recap Week 3 had a bit of bad luck and a bit of trying to be too smart for the Behind the Numbers Team. The team scored a fairly pitiful 78 points putting us at 251 on the season, dropping to OR 369. If you’re a newer player and you scored in that ballpark, you’re doing great! If …

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MLSFI S5: Round 4 Preview the Value Formula

Reid, Mike, and Blaybe get a little verbose as they ramp up the conversation for the Round 4 Bye heavy round. This is a 2 part episode because there was so much good conversation. Don’t forget to check out our sponsor, BeardCareClub.com! The show starts with a review of the top fantasy points from Round 3, includes a fantasy take …

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2019 Round 4 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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2019 Round 3 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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2019 Round 3 Captain’s conundrum

Round 3 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 picks for this week. …

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Gameweek 3: Injury and suspension report

Gameweek 3 Injury and Suspension Report Injuries can have a big impact on a fantasy lineup. Not only can they impact your score by providing under the radar options, but replacements often come in at a lower price point and can make it easier to field a full roster. Each week I’ll review key injuries and help you find replacements …

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MLS Fantasy Golden Rules Part 2: Captain Selection

MLS Fantasy Golden Rules In the MLS Fantasy Golden Rules series, we will be going over some basics for beginners and some refreshers for veterans. We are aiming to cover some of the broader questions that get brought up and clear up some common errors we see holding players back from their desired final rankings. With the change to unlimited …

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