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MLS Fantasy 2019: Week 3 Fantasy Forecast

March 15, 2019

| The Hype Train |

 

Ahead of each Week in MLS Fantasy the Hype Train provides its informative Fantasy Forecast, where members of the Hype Team will duel for MLS supremacy in predicting scores, as well as going head to head in picking a Scout Picks squad for the relevant round of games. In addition, we give our insight into who are the players to watch and those to drop, as well as providing insight into captaincy picks, differential players for the week, and more. Welcome to the Forecast. All aboard.

 

MLS Fantasy: Week 3 Deadline

For the 2019 MLS Fantasy season there is a 'Rolling Lockout', which means you can make substitutions and transfers until the second a player's game kicks off, which means you can chop and change your lineup as any Week progresses.

 

 

How does our Forecasting work?

The Hype Team will compete in a weekly head to head dual of wits. The 3 members of the team will provide weekly insight for the Gameweek ahead, providing score predictions, a Scout Picks squad that follows MLS Fantasy rules, and will provide what insight they can for the fixtures at hand.

  • MLS Fixture Prediction: As pundits, we are testing our football acumen with MLS predictions and will be providing regular updated tables and stats in each edition of the MLS Forecast. A perfect score is worth 3 points whilst a correct result is worth 1 point. An incorrect score is worth nothing.

  • Blank Box: We've left an open space for the team to write that helps with the Gameweek hustle; identifying captaincy picks, transfers, attacking options, clean sheet potential, teams to look our for and avoid, differential players, as well as general analysis and comments.

  • Scout Picks: Picking a squad of 15 for a single Week, within their budget limitations, using the rules of MLS Fantasy - formations, the player limits of 3 players-per-club, and each team must pick a captain.

 

 

Fixture Prediction: Gameweek 3

Chicago Fire 1-2 Seattle Sounders

Columbus Crew 2-1 FC Dallas

Houston Dynamo 1-2 Vancouver Whitecaps

New York Red Bulls 3-0 San Jose Earthquakes

Orlando City 2-1 Montreal Impact

D.C. United 3-0 Real Salt Lake

LA Galaxy 2-2 Minnesota United

New York City FC 2-2 LAFC

FC Cincinnati 1-2 Portland Timbers

Atlanta United 3-0 Philadelphia Union

Toronto 1-1 New England Revolution

Colorado Rapids 0-1 Sporting KC

 

MLS Fantasy Scout Picks: Gameweek 3

Overall Squad Value: $102.9 million

Formation: 3-4-3

 

Starting 11

 

GK: Guzan (ATL)

 

DEF: Parkhurst (ATL)

DEF: Tarek (NY)

DEF: Zusi (SKC)

 

MID: Acosta (DC) - (C)

MID: Pomykal (DAL)

MID: Moreno (DC)

MID: Gressel (ATL)

 

FOR: Quintero (MIN)

FOR: Rooney (DC)

FOR: Sapong (CHI)

 

Substitutes

 

GK: Vega (SJ)

DEF: Akanyirige (SJ)

DEF: Meilleur-Giguere (MTL)

MID: Zambrano (POR)

 

 

Fixture Prediction: Gameweek 3

Chicago Fire 1-2 Seattle Sounders

Columbus Crew 1-0 FC Dallas

Houston Dynamo 2-1 Vancouver Whitecaps

New York Red Bulls 2-0 San Jose Earthquakes

Orlando City 1-1 Montreal Impact

D.C. United 2-0 Real Salt Lake

LA Galaxy 2-1 Minnesota United

New York City FC 1-1 LAFC

FC Cincinnati 2-1 Portland Timbers

Atlanta United 3-1 Philadelphia Union

Toronto 3-1 New England Revolution

Colorado Rapids 0-2 Sporting KC

 

MLS Fantasy: Week 3 Insight

 

Teams to look out for:

Toronto: A good opening day win away from home at Philadelphia has opened the door for Nick DeLeon and Michael Bradley

 

Montreal: An away day at Orlando could open the door for Saphir Taider and Ignacio Piatti to increase their early season points tally as there are goals at both ends of the pitch.

 

New York Red Bulls: The Red Bulls are decent at home, whilst San Jose haven't started too well. It's all adding up for a clean sheet and a few goals for the likes of BWP and Kaku.

 

Houston: Vancouver, who have lost both their opening games, visit a Houston side that have now had 3 straight MLS games at home. Elis, Martinez and Manotas all look good value in attack.

 

D.C. United: Brilliant, Acosta and Rooney. DC looks solid across the pitch this weekend as an RSL side, who have traditionally struggled on the road, visit the capital.

 

Clean sheet potential:

Seattle Sounders

Columbus Crew

D.C. United

Sporting KC

 

Goals, Goals, Goals:

Toronto, SKC, New York Red Bulls, Houston, Atlanta and Cincinnati

 

Other points of interest:

- LA Galaxy and Minnesota is a very interesting game. Quintero is in form, though there isn't a lot of optimism from Fantasy players that he can do the business for a third consecutive week.

 

- Cincinnati's first home fixture is against Valeri and Blanco. This will go one of two ways. First, Cincinnati have an unforgettable home opener, or Valeri scores big in Fantasy.

 

 

MLS Fantasy Scout Picks: Gameweek 3

Overall Squad Value: $103.0 million

Formation: 4-3-3

 

Starting 11

 

GK: Robles (RBNY)

 

DEF: Robinson (ATL)

DEF: Brilliant (DC)

DEF: Barath (SKC)

DEF: DeLeon (TOR)

 

MID: Acosta (DC) - (C)

MID: Kaku (RBNY)

MID: Gutierrez (SKC)

 

FOR: Elis (HOU)

FOR: Rooney (DC) - (C)

FOR: Martinez (ATL)

 

Substitutes

 

GK: Vega (SJ)

DEF: Dunn (TOR)

MID: Daniels (TOR)

MID: Bayiha (MTL)

 

You can read more of our latest articles from the world of Major League Soccer and the MLS Fantasy game by clicking here.

 

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Want to know more about The Hype Train?

The Hype Train is an entertainment website founded in 2015, specialising in the Fantasy Premier League (#FPL), providing beautiful graphics and weekly insight for hopeful players attempting to climb ranking tables. We are also occasional media reviewers, with a keen interest to review movies, live sport, and professional wrestling.

 

As well as providing FPL articles on our website, we are a founding Contributor to the new Fantasy Football Hub, where you can find more unique articles, including weekly Power Rankings, from The Hype Team. You can support us and read exclusive members only content for just £2 per-month by clicking here.

 

The Hype Train were nominated and shortlisted for the 'Best Football Blog 2016' by the Football Bloggers Association at their annual Football Blogging Awards (The FBA's), with the final presentation held at Old Trafford in Manchester.

 

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