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MLS Fantasy 2019: Week 6 Fantasy Forecast

April 4, 2019

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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 6 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 6

Vancouver 1-1 LA Galaxy

New York City FC 3-1 Montreal Impact

D.C. United 2-2 LAFC

Toronto 3-0 Chicago Fire

New York Red Bulls 2-0 Minnesota United

Columbus Crew 1-1 New England Revolution

Orlando City 2-0 Colorado Rapids

Philadelphia Union 1-2 FC Dallas

San Jose Earthquakes 1-2 Portland Timbers

Seattle Sounders 3-0 Real Salt Lake

FC Cincinnati 0-2 Sporting KC

 

MLS Fantasy Scout Picks: Gameweek 6

Overall Squad Value: $109.2mil

Formation: 3-4-3

 

Starting 11

 

GK: Bono (TOR)

 

DEF: Leerdam (SEA)

DEF: Zusi (SKC)

DEF: Hedges (DAL)

 

MID: Rodriguez (SEA)

MID: Pomykal (DAL)

MID: Gutierrez (SKC)

MID: Pozuelo (TOR) - (C)

 

FOR: Ruidiaz (SEA)

FOR: Dwyer (ORL)

FOR: Fernandes (SKC)

 

Substitutes

 

GK: Freese (PHI)

DEF: Akanyirige (POR)

DEF: Meilleur-Giguere (MTL)

MID: Zambrano (POR)

 

 

Fixture Prediction: Gameweek 6

Vancouver 1-0 LA Galaxy

New York City FC 2-2 Montreal Impact

D.C. United 1-3 LAFC

Toronto 4-0 Chicago Fire

New York Red Bulls 1-0 Minnesota United

Columbus Crew 1-0 New England Revolution

Orlando City 2-1 Colorado Rapids

Philadelphia Union 2-0 FC Dallas

San Jose Earthquakes 1-3 Portland Timbers

Seattle Sounders 3-0 Real Salt Lake

FC Cincinnati 1-1 Sporting KC

 

MLS Fantasy Week 6 Insight

Teams to back:

LAFC, Toronto, Seattle, Portland, Orlando

 

Teams to avoid:

LA Galaxy, RSL, Sporting KC, Dallas, NYCFC

 

D.C. United vs. LAFC:

A good home defence against a good away attack. The latter tends to prevail in MLS, and in Vela, they've a match winner on any occasion in the league. Western sides looks slightly stronger so far this season so I'd also prefer to see LAFC get the win to solidify this point.

 

'These teams can't defend right now':

San Jose, Portland, Montreal, NYCFC... 4 teams that play each other. A brace of 0-0's incoming?

 

Rotations concerns:

SKC feature in the CONCACAF Champions League this week and next, so they have every right to pull focus on continental competition.

 

Captaincy options:

Vela (LAFC): The first name in my squad every week and a default captain unless there is a must-have captaincy pick - in this case for Week 6, Pozuelo.

 

Lodeiro (SEA): Set-pieces are making and breaking Lodeiro this season.

 

Pozuelo (TOR): Phenomenal debut last week earning 20 points. Chicago are the perfect follow up opponents.

 

Rooney (DC): You can't rule Rooney out at Audi Field.

 

MLS Fantasy Scout Picks: Gameweek 6

Overall Squad Value: $109.2mil

Formation: 3-4-3

 

Starting 11

 

GK: Robles (RBNY)

 

DEF: Leerdam (SEA)

DEF: DeLeon (TOR)

DEF: Sauro (CLB)

DEF: PC (VAN)

 

MID: Lodeiro (SEA)

MID: Nani (ORL)

MID: Pozuelo (TOR) - (C)

 

FOR: Ruidiaz (SEA)

FOR: Vela (LAFC)

FOR: Ebobisse (POR)

 

Substitutes

 

GK: Vega (SJ)

DEF: Lade (RBNY)

DEF: Zambrono (POR)

MID: Chioniere (MTL)

 

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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.

 

You can follow us on Twitter, Like us on Facebook, or visit our website here at www.thehypetrain.co.uk

 

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