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Wednesday August 9

FPL 2017-2018 Preseason Roundtable

August 11 is just around the corner, which means that Fantasy Premier League is back once again to dominate our weekends!

To kick off the FPL season right, we've decided to do change it up a bit and host a roundtable discussion with with some of the best fantasy footballers I know!

FPL #Top10K standout and SoccerCaptains contibutor Hass Suleman is here with us today; he's joined by my very good friend and diehard Everton supporter Joanna Stormborn, along with Man City diehard and one of the finest fantasy commissioners I've had the pleasure of playing under, Tim Smith.

We've got some true fantasy heavyweights here folks, and they've got a lot of good advice for managers looking to finalize those Gameweek 1 rosters. So without further ado, let's jump into the roundtable!

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Tuesday July 25

MLS Fantasy 2017 - MLSFI Podcast, Round 21

What's up everyone? MLS Fantasy Round 21 is approaching fast with Columbus and Philly on double-duty this week, which means rosters lock Wednesday night! Therefore, in order to make sure you're on top of your picks coming into this round, I wanted to share the latest edition of the MLS Fantasy Insider podcast. Added bonus: yours truly was featured as the guest host this week!

We covered the insanity that was Round 20 with more than half of the league playing twice, followed by a match-by-match Round 21 preview and our picks for the week. Throw in some nerdy pop-culture references, and we've got ourselves one heck of a podcast!

We've embedded the podcast below, but before you dive in, here are the other hosts from the pod - make sure to give them a follow as well!

@MLSFantasyBoss

@JayMLSFI

@MikeDatTiger

@MLSInjuryNews


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Tuesday July 18

MLS Fantasy 2017 - Round 20 DGW Extravaganza!

At long last, MLS Fantasy is back, and it has returned with a bang! Round 20 features a staggering FOURTEEN teams with two matches, which means there are going to be quite a few fantasy squads that will score well into the triple digits this round.

That being said, we’ve got a few ideas of how we can get your fantasy team to see plenty of green arrows this week. So, without further ado, here is how we're lining up this round, along with some thoughts behind this week’s setup:

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Thursday June 29

MLS Fantasy 2017 - Round 18 Midweek Matchup Summary

Hey everyone, just wanted to make a quick post today and give a quick shout-out to the crew over at Reddit and the MLS Fantasy Subreddit. We've got an active, inclusive, and quickly growing community over there; the discussions, banter, and analysis generated by the community have super helpful for managers across the globe, and I highly recommend you check it out!

Lastly, I just wanted to highlight a quick post I made over there which should be very helpful for managers looking to firm up their lineups before Thursday night's match. I compiled the lineups and substitutions for every match that MLS teams (who are participating in Round 18) played midweek between the US Open Cup and Canada Cup. Link is below!

Midweek Match Summary

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Tuesday June 27

MLS Fantasy 2017 - MLSFI Podcast, Round 18

Hey everyone, just wanted to take a quick second to share this week's edition of the MLS Fantasy Insider podcast! The team had me on as a guest host this week, and we covered Round 17 results and the upcoming round 18 matches! Some really great stuff on here this week between the Hudson River Derby and Harry Potter quotes - be sure to give it a listen! One fair warning though - this was recorded before the midweek USOC matches, so make sure to factor those in when picking your lineups this week!

Lastly, here are the other hosts from the pod - make sure to give them a follow as well!

@MLSFantasyBoss

@MikeDatTiger

@TKelly19

@MLSInjuryNews


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Tuesday June 20

MLS Fantasy 2017 - Round 17 Power Rankings

After a brief respite, MLS Fantasy is back with another set of midweek matches as eight teams have drawn double-duty in Round 17.

We'll have our individual positional power rankings shortly, but first here is where we are ranking each team this week:



Additionally, please keep in mind that we will see the DCU/ATL and MIN/POR lineups by 7pm EST tonight, with DCU/ATL kicking off at 7:30pm EST. We will be sure to provide one final update to our rankings after they come out, so be sure to keep track of our Twitter feed tonight, as we will be posting our update there as soon as possible!

UPDATE: DCU/ATL and MIN/POR lineups are out - Josef Martinez is on the bench for Atlanta while Hector Villalba gets the start up top. Rankings updated below!

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Friday June 9

MLS Fantasy 2017 - Round 15 Picks

After several weeks of fantasy mayhem, MLS Fantasy managers get a bit of a reprieve; Round 15 features a mere three matches as we are in the midst of a FIFA international window.

With so few fixtures, we've decided to show you exactly how we're lining up this weekend, as week as our thoughts on a few other players that were in our thoughts but ultimately didn't make the cut. Our round 15 breakdown can be found below!

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Tuesday May 30

MLS Fantasy 2017 - Round 14 Preview

We've got another busy week on the horizon as MLS Fantasy Round 14 features eight teams on double duty. This week, however, we've got a special treat for you, as the crew over at the MLS Fantasy Insider podcast invited me on to preview the upcoming round! Be sure to give it a listen below as we've got some great tips for the upcoming round - and be sure to give everyone on the podcast a follow on Twitter as well!

@MLSFantasyBoss (also found at www.MLSFantasyBoss.com)

@JayMLSFI

@MikeDatTiger

@MLSInjuryNews


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Thursday May 25

MLS Fantasy 2017 - Round 13 Picks

Another week, another early start for MLS Fantasy managers! Round 13 is the fourth straight round to feature a midweek start. Fortunately for managers, we get a bit of a respite from the mayhem of several teams with double-duty; there's a lot of second-guessing that happens when you have players who are rotation risks! This round features only one team playing twice (FC Dallas), with another team on bye (Montreal Impact).

This week we will rank our top picks for FC Dallas, followed by the rest of the league - check it out after the jump!


**MAJOR UPDATE - FC DALLAS' LINEUP HAS BEEN ANNOUNCED AND HAS SOME MAJOR CHANGES! ACOSTA, URRUTI, ZIMMERMAN, GONZALEZ ALL NOT INCLUDED IN THE 18-MAN ROSTER! PLEASE IGNORE OUR FC DALLAS SECTION BELOW AND SEE OUR REVISED PICKS BELOW (HINT: PLENTY OF CHICAGO PLAYERS!!)


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Tuesday May 16

MLS Fantasy 2017 - Round 12 DGW Power Rankings

Another week, another quick turnaround as MLS Fantasy returns on a Wednesday once again! Round 12 is special, though, as this week features TEN teams playing twice! We will be getting to our individual positional power rankings in a bit; first, here is an under-explained list of how we are ranking each team playing twice in Round 12


1) Philadelphia Union: HOU, COL
2) Chicago Fire: COL, @dcu
3b) Orlando City SC: @sje, NYC
3a) New York City FC: @rsl, @orl
5) Sporting KC: SEA, @van
6) Seattle Sounders: @skc, RSL
7) Real Salt Lake: NYC, @sea
8) San Jose Earthquakes: ORL, @fcd
9) Houston Dynamo: @phi, @atl
10) Colorado Rapids: @chi, @phi


With this many teams playing, managers really shouldn't have any players in their starting XI playing only one game. The only real exception I can think of is with a high-upside, high-rotation-risk player in a switcheroo with a solid single-match player. (We are actually utilizing this, with a Luis Solignac/Matt Hedges switcheroo).

Now, before we jump ahead into the Power Rankings, I just want to make one quick note for how we compiled these. Long story short, we are emphasizing players who are most likely to play a full (or close to) 180 minutes in Round 12. We will mark those players who are rotation risks with a diamond. With that behind us - onward to the rankings!

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