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2019 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. 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 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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Vancouver Whitecaps 2019 Fantasy Preview

Vancouver Whitecaps FC have a whole new look in 2019. Manager Carl Robinson was sacked towards the end of last season due to stagnation and failure to make the playoffs. Marc Dos Santos is in as head coach with a bunch of new players. After being middle-of-the-road for several years, the Caps are probably taking a step back in 2019 …

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Philadelphia Union 2019 Fantasy Preview

The Philadelphia Union closed out the 2018 regular season with 50 points last season, compiling a 15W-5D-14L record and finishing in 6th place, securing a playoff berth for just the third time in club history. Despite coming into the knockout stage with a fairly strong amount of momentum, they were eliminated in the first stage of the playoffs after falling …

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New England Revolution 2019 Fantasy Preview

New England closed out the 2018 campaign with a 10W-11D-13L record. The 41 points they earned in Brad Friedel’s first year at the helm were good for eighth place in the Eastern Conference, 9 points away from playoff contention. Considering that it was a rebuilding year for the Revs, things didn’t turn out too badly: the club implemented a press-and-counter …

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DC United 2019 Fantasy Preview

Michael Corleone stated in the Godfather II that he was taught that one should “keep your friends close… but your enemies closer.” Therefore, it is only fitting that a New York Red Bulls fan write the DC United 2019 fantasy preview. 2018 was a tale of two seasons for DC: Pre-Rooney and Post-Rooney. The club languished near the bottom of …

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Real Salt Lake 2019 Fantasy Preview

Real Salt Lake reinvented themselves a bit in 2018 and had their first good season since the Jason Kreis era. Mike Petke stood up for his players, and aside from Justen Glad being in the dog house, they were on the same page. That got them into the playoffs where they had a fantastic upset win at LAFC and nearly …

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MLSFI S5: Round 1 Player Picks

Reid, Mike, and Blayne record a quick episode to cover their Round 1 picks ahead of this weekend’s games. If you’re still looking for a league, be sure to check out what is plugged on the show as well! Enjoy   Host & Co-Hosts Reid Connelly Mike Denton Blayne Riffle Special Guest N/A Links to items discussed Patreon Website – Help Support …

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2019 Fantasy Newcomers Part 2

  For the Eastern Conference, see Pat 1 Welcome Fantasy Newcomers The general consensus is that the Western Conference is deeper this year than the Eastern Conference. That’s not to say the Supporter Shield winners won’t come from the East, just that more teams will be competitive in the West. Some teams brought in a whole new team (Vancouver Whitecaps) while …

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MLS Fantasy 2019 Week 1: Behind the Numbers

Fantasy MLS is back for 2019 and so am I! This year, this space is graduating from a data provider to a full-fledged column. Strategy, player picks, and recommendations. For your number crunching and point projections check out @mlsfantasystats and @thedummyrun on twitter. They do some great matchup and player projections. Thanks to @thedummyrun for providing the data for this …

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