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Thursday April 19

MLS Fantasy 2018 - Parsing The Percentages, Round 8

Unfortunately not a real ‘warm hello’ coming at ya from the Northeast, but we are back at it again with another edition of our Parsing the Percentages series. We have once again examined the Vegas betting landscape to determine which MLS players should be on your MLS Fantasy team this weekend!

We've enjoyed great success with our selections dedicated in this series so far in 2018, and we look to continue that as we get ready to step into Round 8. This weekend, the oddsmakers are leaning heavily toward New York Red Bulls and Seattle Sounders FC.

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Thursday April 5

MLS Fantasy 2018 - Parsing The Percentages, Round 6

A warm welcome and happy April to all MLS Fantasy managers once again! We're back with another edition of our Parsing The Percentages series, where we take a look at the Vegas betting landscape and use it to determine which MLS players should be on your fantasy squads!

Last weekend, our selections of Toronto FC and Sporting Kansas City paid off quite handsomely as both clubs picked up wins at home. This weekend, the oddsmakers are leaning much further south, as Atlanta United and FC Dallas are the two clubs strongly favored in Round 6.

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Thursday March 29

MLS Fantasy 2018 - Parsing The Percentages, Round 5

MLS Fantasy is back early this week, which means that we're back a little bit earlier this week with our Parsing the Percentages series. Last week, our selections of New York Red Bulls and Columbus Crew SC paid off very handsomely for fantasy owners, as both clubs cruised to very convincing home victories in Round 4.

For Round 5, we have chosen Toronto FC and Sporting KC as our two selections for Round 5's edition of PTP. Oddsmakers and FiveThirtyEight give each of these clubs very strong odds at an outright victory this coming weekend. As such, we recommend allocating MLS Fantasy funds towards their players - we break down which specific players we favor below.

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Thursday March 22

MLS Fantasy 2018 - Parsing The Percentages, Round 4

The numbers are in, the odds are out, and we're ready to go once again with our Parsing The Percentages series!!

For Round 4, we've selected the New York Red Bulls and Columbus Crew SC as our top two clubs this weekend. Oddsmakers across the board have given each of these teams well above a 50% chance of winning outright. Should each of these teams manage to come away with a win, MLS Fantasy who loaded up on players from each of these teams would be primed to come away with some big fantasy points. So without further ado, let's jump on in to our picks!

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Thursday March 15

MLS Fantasy 2018 - Parsing The Percentages, Round 3

Hey gang, Kevin from Soccer Captains here, and I’m back to bring you my take around Round 3. Once again, this article centers around a team’s percentage to win, which in theory leads to higher expected returns for players from that squad.

Last week, in our inception article, I’m happy to report we had a great showing: we focused our eyes on the ATL/DCU and NYC/LAG matchups, with our picks generating the following results:

• Miguel Almiron (ATL) - 15 points
• Josef Martinez (ATL) - 12 points
• Maxi Moralez (NYC) - 15 points
• Jesus Medina (NYC) - 15 points
• David Villa (NYC) - 17 points

To be fair, one might consider these the ‘Usual Suspects’ when it comes to fantasy... but at the end of the day, you can’t argue with the results. That being said, we are ready to take on Week 3 and analyze which players to target as you get ready to round out your lineups. Here are my picks:

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