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Behind the Numbers: MLS Fantasy Week 2

Week 1 Recap The lesson from Week 1 for me to was to remember to trust the data and my subconscious data analysis…a.k.a my gut. The Behind the Numbers team fared OK on Week One, scoring 82 points, good a WR/OR rank 718. That’s fine for Week 1, beating the average of 80 points for the MLSFB Experts League and …

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2019 Round 2 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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Week 1 Fantasy Review Pt 1

Value and the Right Spend Going into the week, players were making tough decisions between many of the top premium midfielders and forwards. No one would’ve called you stupid for picking any of these guys. However, the reality is, for the most part, you could’ve found better “valued” players that would’ve given you the same output for far less. For …

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MLSFI S5: Home Field Advantage and Round 2 Preview

Reid and Blayne are joined by stats guru Ryan Anderson to answer the #1 question on the minds of many fantasy players, Is the Home Field advantage still real after seeing the strong showing from many away players in Round 1. After that, there is a bonus discussion about player value changes before they get into their preview of Round 2 and …

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2019 Round 2 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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Last Minute Round 1 Fantasy Recap

We’re not far from the 2019 Round 1 kickoff so if you have not made your final transfers, you better hurry! If you are still tinkering with your roster, MLSFB has a lot of resources to help get you ready. Below is a complete list of all the helpful articles we have published over the past weeks. MLS Fantasy Boss …

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MLSFI 2019 Switcheroo Update

Have you ever heard of the Switcheroo? How about the Keeperroo? They are advanced tactics in the MLS Fantasy Manager game that can really help increase your score. Don’t know what I’m talking about or have you never been able to master the tactic? No Problem. I put together a short YouTube video to walk you through the basics and …

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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

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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