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MLS Fantasy 2019: Week 10 Fantasy Forecast

May 1, 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 10 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 10

Philadelphia Union 2-0 FC Cincinnati

Colorado Rapids 0-0 Vancouver Whitecaps

New York Red Bulls 1-1 LA Galaxy

Houston Dynamo 3-1 FC Dallas

Orlando City 1-2 Toronto

Montreal Impact 1-0 NYCFC

Philadelphia Union 1-0 New England Revolution

D.C. United 4-0 Columbus Crew

Minnesota United 1-2 Seattle Sounders

Real Salt Lake 2-1 Portland Timbers

San Jose Earthquakes 0-0 FC Cincinnati

LAFC 5-0 Chicago Fire

Sporting KC 2-1 Atlanta United

 

 

MLS Fantasy Scout Picks: Gameweek 10

Overall Squad Value: $114.2 million

Formation: 3-4-3

 

Starting 11

 

GK: Freese (PHI)

 

DEF: Brilliant (DC)

DEF: Waston (CIN)

DEF: Trusty (PHI)

 

MID: Medunjanin (PHI)

MID: Saief (CIN)

MID: Pozuelo (TOR)

MID: Atuesta (LAFC)

 

FOR: Vela (LAFC) (C)

FOR: Elis (HOU)

FOR: Rossi (LAFC)

 

Substitutes

 

GK: Slonina (CHI)

DEF: Akanyirige (SJ)

DEF: Meilleur-Giguere (MTL)

MID: Zambrano (POR)

 

 

Fixture Prediction: Gameweek 10

Philadelphia Union 2-0 FC Cincinnati

Colorado Rapids 1-1 Vancouver Whitecaps

New York Red Bulls 1-0 LA Galaxy

Houston Dynamo 3-1 FC Dallas

Orlando City 2-2 Toronto

Montreal Impact 1-0 NYCFC

Philadelphia Union 2-1 New England Revolution

D.C. United 2-0 Columbus Crew

Minnesota United 1-2 Seattle Sounders

Real Salt Lake 2-1 Portland Timbers

San Jose Earthquakes 1-0 FC Cincinnati

LAFC 3-0 Chicago Fire

Sporting KC 3-1 Atlanta United

 

MLS Fantasy: Week 10 Insight

 

Teams to look out for:

Philadelphia, Houston, Sporting KC, D.C. United, Real Salt Lake, Montreal and LAFC

 

Teams to avoid:

Cincinnati, Columbus, Atlanta and LA Galaxy

 

Double Gameweek expectations:

Philadelphia – I’ll wait to see if Marco Fabian returns before including the Mexican international. I don’t expect him to start, but if he does, he’ll go on as an autroo pick. Defensively, Elliott is a lock, as is Accam for his explosive points potential. This is a week for coverage as most will believe Philly will win both their games against the teams at the very bottom of the Eastern Conference.

 

Cincinnati – I have none, though it may be worth having a few players on your bench for autoroo in case Cinci turn it on out of the blue. Fortunately, a lot of their players are cheap, so won’t impact your team so much.

 

Captaincy picks:

The obvious – Carlos Vela (LAFC)

The head to head picks – Pozuelo (TOR) vs. Nani (ORL)

The wildcard – David Accam (PHI)

 

Squad picks:

With my picks below, I am considering a few moves in case Cincinnati picks don’t work out. Vega ($5.5m) from San Jose can come in if Tyton flops, whilst I could replace Rusnak can be switched out for SKC’s Gutierrez.

 

MLS Fantasy Scout Picks: Gameweek 10

Overall Squad Value: $118.8 million

Formation: 4-3-3

 

Starting 11

 

GK: Tyton (CIN)

 

DEF: Waston (CIN)

DEF: Zimmerman (LAFC)

DEF: Birnbaum (DC)

DEF: Elliott (PHI)

 

MID: Pozuelo (TOR)

MID: Rusnak (RSL)

MID: Medunjanin (PHI)

 

FOR: Accam (PHI)

FOR: Vela (LAFC) - (C)

FOR: Elis (HOU)

 

Substitutes

 

GK: McIntosh (POR) - could be Vega (SJ)

DEF: Holt (RSL)

MID: Daniels (TOR)

MID: Leyva (SEA) - could be Saeif if I drop Rusnak for Gutierrez

 

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.

 

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

 

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