Friday April 5

MLS Fantasy 2019 - Parsing The Percentages, Round 6

What's up MLS Fantasy managers?! Round 6 is upon us, featuring yet another Friday night matchup as Vancouver hosts LA Galaxy at 10pm EST tonight!

As we do every week, we've scoured the Vegas landscape in the hopes of gleaning some fantasy knowledge to share with you all. The spreads are a little wider for this round than they were last weekend with a handful of teams pretty heavily favored - this week we're focusing in on Toronto FC and the Seattle Sounders.

Toronto FC (vs. Chicago)

FiveThirtyEight: 64% chance to win vs Chicago

FanDuel: TFC Win -175

DraftKings: TFC Win -182

Alejandro Pozuelo had one of the all-time great debuts as a DP in MLS history, as TFC rolled over NYCFC at home by a 4-0 margin. Toronto get a chance to double up here as a struggling Chicago club comes to town after a rock-fight of a match against RBNY where they won 1-0 thanks to a Tim Parker own goal. We're anticipating another strong fantasy outing for TFC players on both ends of the pitch, so here's where we rank their players for Round 6:

1) Alejandro Pozuelo – 10.5m – MID

2) Jozy Altidore – 10.1m – FWD

3) Drew Moor – 5.4m – DEF

4) Alex Bono – 6.0m – GK

5) Nick DeLeon – 6.5m – DEF

6) Michael Bradley – 10.5m – MID

Seattle (vs. RSL)

FiveThirtyEight: 62% chance to win vs RSL

FanDuel: SEA Win -240

DraftKings: SEA Win -235

Seattle returns home after taking a trip up north where they drew Vancouver 0-0 in a hard-fought draw. Vancouver was surprisingly strong defensively last weekend, but now Seattle gets to come home and face a reeling RSL squad that has lost three straight matches and will be missing Damir Kreilach to suspension as well as potentially Erik Holt and Justen Glad. We expect the Sounders to rebound at home and come away with something along the lines of a 3-0 victory.

1) Nico Lodeiro – 11.9m – MID

2) Brad Smith – 6.8m – DEF

3) Victor Rodriguez – 9.7m – MID

4) Raul Ruidiaz – 11.0m – FWD Injury concern

5) Cristian Roldan – 9.0m – MID

6) Stefan Frei – 6.0m – GK

7) Jordan Morris – 9.2m – FWD

8) Kelvin Leerdam – 7.0m – DEF

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Saturday March 30

MLS Fantasy 2019 - Parsing The Percentages, Round 5

Hello all! Kevin from SoccerCaptains back at it here at the tail end of March for the Round 5 installment of our Parsing The Percentages series. The MLS weekend kicked off early on Friday night, but Vegas seems to favor a couple more teams that play later on in the weekend - so without further ado, here are our picks from SKC and LA Galaxy!

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Friday March 29

MLS Fantasy 2019 - Round 5 Friday Night Power Rankings

What's up MLS Fantasy managers?! Round 5 kicks off in just under an hour with some Friday Night Football! NYCFC is traveling north of the border to visit Toronto in the only matchup of the night, which presents some very intriguing fantasy opportunities.

If you've been following us for a while now, you're well aware of the MLS Fantasy Switcheroo and the advantages that rolling lineups presents. For situations such as this one where you have one or two matches taking place one day before the rest of the league, we highly recommend including adding a couple players from those clubs to your bench. This way, if they have fantastic performances, you are free to throw up to four minimum-priced players who are guaranteed to not play into your starting lineup, thereby maximizing the amount you have to spend on the rest of your squad.

Now that you're ready to implement tonight's strategy, there's only one thing left to do: pick those bench players! We have just the thing to help you make those picks too... here are our Power Rankings for both Toronto FC and NYCFC players who will feature in tonight's match!

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Tuesday March 26

MLS Fantasy 2019 - MLSFI Podcast, Round 5

What's up MLS Fantasy managers?! Round 4 is in the books, and for us Red Bulls fans we couldn't be more excited about putting this one in the rearview mirror given how painful the Saturday evening result was, both on the pitch and for our fantasy teams.

Of course, the timing couldn't have been more perfect, as the crew over at the MLS Fantasy Insider podcast brought me back for the first time this season, where we got in depth about RBNY's future prospects and all other things MLS Fantasy this week. We clocked in at under an hour this round, so it's definitely worth your time!

I've embedded the podcast below, but before you begin listening, here's where you can find the other hosts on Twitter - make sure to give them a follow to expand your MLS Fantasy horizons!





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Saturday March 23

MLS Fantasy 2019 - Round 4 Picks

Good morning and happy matchday, MLS Fantasy managers! We've got an abbreviated set of fixtures for Round 4 thanks to the international break, so the list of available players is quite narrow. However, there are a couple of potentially lopsided matchups this weekend, and we've adjusted our lineups accordingly.

Vegas is heavily favoring LAFC and the New York Red Bulls at home, so we've maxed out our fantasy lineup with players from each of those teams. We're also optimistic about Dallas and Columbus, so we're featuring trios from each of those clubs as well.

That being said, we've got some potentially disruptive weather that could cause a delay/cancellation of the FC Dallas match, so we're loading them on to our bench just in case. Additionally, there's a chance for significant rotation due to the international window, so we're going to be keeping a close eye on lineups. That being said... here's how we're lined up coming into this weekend!

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Friday March 22

MLS Fantasy 2019 - Parsing The Percentages, Round 4

Hello all MLS Fantasy Managers and happy first couple of days of Spring 2019! The 2019 season has kicked off and already we've got three weeks in the books. We have looked at the metrics across the first three weeks and are starting up with another Parsing the Percentages piece (apologies for the alliteration) in which we will recommend players who can provide a return to their managers based upon the teams chances of winning. With that in mind, please continue below to the content and good luck to all managers in Round 4 as we get the breakdown started.

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Saturday March 16

MLS Fantasy 2019 - Round 3 Picks

What's up MLS Fantasy managers?! The first lineups have been announced for the weekend as Chicago hosts Seattle for the 1pm EST matchup on Saturday afternoon, so we've finalized our initial lineup for the weekend (pending lineup announcements, of course!)

We've concentrated our Round 3 lineup primarily across three East Coast clubs that are favored in Vegas coming into Saturday's action: DC United, NYCFC, and the New York Red Bulls. We've supplemented those picks with a handful of players from other favorites on the weekend (Columbus, Toronto, Atlanta), with only one red-hot player on the road this weekend (spoiler alert: he's the highest-scoring player in the game thus far).

So without further ado, here's how we're lined up coming in to the first match of the weekend! Be sure to keep an eye on our Twitter, we'll let you know which RBNY attackers we'll be picking once lineups are out!

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Wednesday October 17

MLS Fantasy 2018 - Round 34 Power Rankings

Hello and happy matchday to all of the MLS Fantasy managers out there! We've got a quick turnaround this week for the last time this season. Round 34 features the final set double matchweek fixtures in the fantasy season, which means we've got our last edition of the Power Rankings for you below!

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Tuesday October 16

MLS Fantasy 2018 - MLSFI Podcast, Round 34

Greetings MLS Fantasy managers and welcome to the FINAL double matchweek of the season! Round 34 is here, and it features a tidy seven teams on double-duty this week. Also, this is the final round in which we get to see RSL play, so try to tune in to at least one of their matches this round!

The team over at MLS Fantasy Insider invited me on for the last time during the regular season on Monday, where we covered the must-have players for Round 34. The podcast features a new format this week with a sharper focus on the most relevant fantasy teams and matchups for the week, so be sure to give it a listen and let us know what you think!

I've embedded the podcast below, but before you begin listening, here's where you can find the other hosts on Twitter - make sure to give them a follow to expand your MLS Fantasy landscape!





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Friday October 12

MLS Fantasy 2018 - Round 33 Power Rankings

What’s up MLS Fantasy Managers? Round 33 is here, and we’ve got just four matches on the docket since we are smack dab in the middle of a FIFA international break. Typically reserve our Power Rankings for rounds featuring clubs on double-duty… but with such a small playing field, we felt it was best to break out our infamous Power Rankings tonight! Check ‘em out below after the jump:

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