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Thursday May 24

MLS Fantasy 2018 - Parsing The Percentages, Round 13

What’s up MLS Fantasy managers! It’s your boy K-to-the-Manner hot off the press here at SoccerCaptains bringing you the latest installment of our Parsing the Percentages series – we’ve waded into the Vegas landscape once again to see which teams the oddsmakers favor in order to make recommendations for your fantasy teams this weekend!

This weekend, the bookies seem to be favoring the Seattle Sounders coming off a bye week against a flailing RSL… while Tim’s very own New York Red Bulls are also heavily favored at home against Philadelphia after coming away with a great road win against Atlanta FC last weekend.

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Friday May 18

MLS Fantasy 2018 - Round 12 Picks

Happy Friday to the MLS Fantasy managers out there, and a happy 32nd birthday to me! Round 12 kicked off this past Wednesday, and like many of you we ended up selecting seven players from Vancouver and San Jose this week Therefore, we'll be going with a slightly abbreviated version of our picks, as we only have eight open slots to choose from coming into this weekend's matches. Let's dive in!

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Friday May 18

MLS Fantasy 2018 - Parsing The Percentages, Round 12

Good morning all and happy Friday to MLS Fantasy managers! My goodness, the east coast has been riddled with rain for days now, but we are back at it today for our weekly Parsing The Percentage piece.

With one match already in the books for Round 12, we expect managers will have at least a handful of players already locked in. However, there's still quite a bit more soccer to be played this weekend, and we're optimistic we'll be able to provide you with a few picks to help you finalize those last few roster slots.

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Wednesday May 16

MLS Fantasy 2018 - Round 12 DGW Power Rankings: San Jose & Vancouver

Good afternoon and happy match day, MLS Fantasy managers! We’ve got another unique situation this week as we have two teams playing twice during Round 12. San Jose visits Vancouver on Wednesday night at 10:30pm EST, followed by Saturday fixtures with the Earthquakes headed home to host DC United and the Whitecaps travelling down to the Lone Star State to take on FC Dallas.

Thanks to the flexibility of the MLS Fantasy game in 2018, we don’t have to make ALL of our roster decisions on Wednesday night – just the ones that will involve players from these two teams. Therefore, we’ve put together a quick set of Power Rankings for players from these two teams, taking into account both expected fantasy returns and potential rotation risk.

As always, we advise fantasy managers check the starting lineups when they come out at 9:30pm EST tonight, as it’s possible that one (or both) of these teams rests some regulars midweek to ensure full strength over the weekend.

For our team, depending on Wednesday night lineup announcements, we will likely see anywhere from five to eight total players from these two teams end up on our roster – four of which will be occupying all of our bench slots in switcheroos.

Anyway, we've gone on long enough, and it's time for the good part: Here are our Round 12 DGW Power Rankings!


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Wednesday May 9

MLS Fantasy 2018 - Round 11 Picks

After an absolutely glorious weekend both on the pitch in Harrison, NJ and within the MLS Fantasy domain, we have a very quick turnaround as Round 11 is absolutely loaded with teams playing twice for a good old fashioned Double Gameweek. We’ve only got a few hours until lineups are announced, so let’s get right to it!

One piece of advice before we dive in to our picks, however: MLS Fantasy managers should check Wednesday night lineups to ensure all of their players are starting. Wednesday night matches can result in some very strange lineups where all starters are rested, and managers will want to make sure their lineups are adjusted accordingly to avoid starting a player who is on the bench (or in a weaker-than-usual lineup), or pick up players that are going up against a team resting their regulars.

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Wednesday May 9

MLS Fantasy 2018 - Parsing The Percentages, Round 11

Good afternoon all and happy Wednesday to the MLS Fantasy managers out there! We’ve got an early start this week as Round 11 features the first big double game week of the 2018 season. In this article, we’ve focused on two clubs with double the chances to produce strong fantasy returns this week. As per the usual, we’ve surveyed the betting landscape in the hopes that we can leverage it and figure out who will have optimal chances to provide managers with solid returns. Let’s dive in...

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Friday May 4

MLS Fantasy 2018 - Round 10 Picks

MLS Fantasy Round 9 is in the rearview mirror, and that means we're officially more than a quarter of the way through the MLS season! It's been a pretty exciting 2018 so far here in the world of US club soccer: MLS teams performed exceptionally well in the CONCACAF Champions League, LAFC has exploded out of the gate and sit second in the Western Conference, and Zlatan has arrived!

If you're wondering what any of this has to do with fantasy... not much! But since we're on the subject, last week's score of 88 brought our point total to a flat 800 points on the season thus far. That puts us at 181 overall, just 108 points shy of the league leader. We're still optimistic we can come within the Top 100 before the 'spring season' of MLS Fantasy comes to a close, as long as some of our bolder picks work out for us.

Speaking of bold picks... here's how we're lined up coming into the Toronto/Philadelphia match on Friday night to kick off Round 10!

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Thursday May 3

MLS Fantasy 2018 - Parsing The Percentages, Round 10

What’s up MLS Fantasy managers?! Kevin from Soccer Captains here, and I’m coming to you on a beautiful Thursday afternoon here on the east coast! It’s finally north of 80 degrees here, and no better place than the outdoors to bring you my weekly Parsing the Percentages piece.

Our selections of Atlanta and Columbus last week worked out quite well once again, as the Vegas betting scene once again provided very good guidance for our fantasy squads in Round 9. We look to continue that success as we step into Week 10, where the oddsmakers are favoring Toronto FC vs. Philadelphia and Sporting KC vs. Colorado. Let’s dive in!

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Friday April 27

MLS Fantasy 2018 - Round 9 Picks

MLS Fantasy returns once again on a Friday night, as Round 9 kicks off with RSL traveling to Vancouver for a Western Conference showdown!

This week is shaping up to be a very interesting one, with possibilities galore for fantasy managers. Round 9 matches are pretty well-spaced apart across the board throughout the weekend... and with three Sunday matches to go along with a Friday night fixture, there will be plenty of time for managers to actively manage their lineups throughout the weekend.

We will get into more details about which matches we plan on monitoring for mid-round lineup changes. In the meantime, here are our choices for Round 9!

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Thursday April 26

MLS Fantasy 2018 - Parsing The Percentages, Round 9

Happy Thursday to all MLS Fantasy managers, and happy NFL Draft Day as well (especially those New York Giants fans!). Kevin from Soccer Captains coming back at ya for our weekly Parsing the Percentages series to further your chances of increased production for MLS Fantasy squads this weekend.

We hit a bit of a speedbump last week as the Chicago Fire shocked the league by traveling to Harrison, NJ and coming away with a rare road win against the New York Red Bulls. Nevertheless, we still have a very strong track record year-to-date, and we’re looking forward to coming back strong this weekend. That being said, let’s jump right in and break down the two clubs the oddsmakers favor for Round 9: Atlanta United FC and Columbus Crew SC.

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