Friday, March 1, 2013

new fantasy resources

a couple more useful resources have cropped up in the last few days that can help us maximize our decisions.

corners, PKs, and free-kicks
this is far more comprehensive than my page (now deleted)

fantasy overlord
this is a mathematical projection tool that was developed from the same math behind a tool that picked the fantasy team over the season and placed in the top 500 for EPL fantasy. I have a lot of reservations about how it translates to MLS, knowing how much a team can change from year to year. That said, I think their team projections are likely to be more valuable than what I have used for my projected goals scored and projected goals conceded. The player projections are useful for players that played a lot of minutes last year, but are useless for players who missed time due to injury or came in mid-season (bernardez, ferreira, zakuani, higuain, o. gonzalez, etc.). this tool should improve it's predictive ability as more of this season's data is entered.


  1. Andrew - good blog, thanks. I am new to MLS FF (long time FPL manager). I had a good first week (71 pts) - but want to push on. I figured the best way to support American soccer is to watch MLS and the best way for me to watch MLS is to have a Fantasy Football team, so I will usually have a rooting interest in any given game. Since I don't plan to monitor my FMLS team as closely as my FPL team, what's your take on the best plan for a team ? My initial plan was to go for a strong defense with nailed on high value defenders/gk, and pick 2-3 top attacking players to rotate the armband (Keane, Higuain, Zusi), then cheapish mids/forwards to fill in. Unfortunately I don't know enough about the rosters to figure out those nailed on cheapish options; I wound up with some deadwood in GW1. Thoughts on the best approach for my team, knowing I am not going to monitor it as closely as many managers?

  2. Any idea where to get injury reports?

  3. Hey thanks for sharing web links of new resources.I really appreciate the efforts you have taken to share them with us.Great job.