Tag Archives: Soccer

2018 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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2018 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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xG Matchup Rankings GW 4 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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MLSFI S4: Round 4 Preview

Reid, Mike, Blayne and Parker sit down to talk about some of the most exciting and fantasy relevant evens from Round 3 and preview the few games being played over the Round 4 international break. Everyone get into the reddit questions this week and they have a long discussion about Prices Changes, the impacts of Rolling Transfers, and Mike’s system …

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Best XI 2018 – Round 2

  Fantasy MLS is back in 2018 and so is our Best XI Predictions. In this segment, we attempt to discern the best Starting XI possible for MLS Fantasy within a few constraints. We’ll only be using a $100m cap this season, or two seasons with Spring and Fall. The new “autoroo” will be used frequently as well to give …

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2018 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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Best 2018 Round 1 Fantasy Resources

We’re not far from the 2018 Round 21 kickoff so if you have not made your final trades, you better hurry! If you still need to adjust 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 month. Also, I have assembled …

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2018 Spring Fantasy Schedule

Back in January I dropped my first draft of the 2018 Fantasy schedule. I built this schedule by looking at the master schedule list on mlssoccer.com and separated game rounds using the typical structure from the past couple of years. At that time I had no idea that we would be playing a game that was SPLIT into to Spring …

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2018 Round 1 Captain’s conundrum

It’s captain poll time for Round 1! Don’t forget, the first transfer deadline is, Saturday the 3rd at 1:00pm EST. Ahead of the opening week of the MLS season, I have taken a look at the best options to make your Fantasy captain this week. Deciding on who you should hand the armband to in week one may be the difference …

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MLSFI S4: Round 1 BONUS INTERVIEW with Schuyler Redpath

Reid and Mike sit down with Fantasy Legend and Daily Fantasy Expert Schuyler Redpath to talk about the “other” fantasy game… DraftKings. Get Daily Fantasy tips from one of THE BEST players in the game, hear about how to turn $5 into $500, and find out Schuyler’s top picks going into Round 1. Host & Co-Hosts Reid Connelly Mike Denton …

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