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MLS Fantasy 2019: Week 13 Fantasy Forecast

May 22, 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 13 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 13

New York Red Bulls 2-0 Vancouver Whitecaps

Orlando City 3-1 LA Galaxy

Real Salt Lake 0-3 Atlanta United

LAFC 4-0 Montreal Impact

Chicago Fire 2-1 New York City FC

Vancouver Whitecaps 2-0 FC Dallas

New England Revolution 1-4 D.C. United

Philadelphia Union 0-0 Portland Timbers

FC Cincinnati 0-1 New York Red Bulls

Minnesota United 2-2 Houston Dynamo

Colorado Rapids 1-2 Columbus Crew

Sporting KC 1-1 Seattle Sounders

Toronto 3-0 San Jose Earthquakes

 

2 teams have a Double Gameweek:

New York Red Bulls

Vancouver Whitecaps

 

MLS Fantasy Scout Picks: Gameweek 13

Overall Squad Value: $116.0 million

Formation: 3-4-3

 

Starting 11

 

GK: Robles (NY)

 

DEF: Tarek (NY)

DEF: Zimmerman (LAFC)

DEF: Segura (LAFC)

 

MID: Royer (NY)

MID: Hwang (VAN)

MID: Nani (ORL)

MID: Pity Martinez (ATL)

 

FOR: Vela (LAFC) - (C)

FOR: Martinez (ATL)

FOR: Montero (VAN)

 

Substitutes

 

GK: Slonina (CHI)

DEF: Meilleur-Giguere (MTL)

DEF: Akanyirige (SJ)

MID: Zambrano (POR)

 

 

Fixture Prediction: Gameweek 13

New York Red Bulls 1-0 Vancouver Whitecaps

Orlando City 2-1 LA Galaxy

Real Salt Lake 1-3 Atlanta United

LAFC 3-0 Montreal Impact

Chicago Fire 2-1 New York City FC

Vancouver Whitecaps 2-1 FC Dallas

New England Revolution 1-1 D.C. United

Philadelphia Union 2-0 Portland Timbers

FC Cincinnati 1-3 New York Red Bulls

Minnesota United 1-0 Houston Dynamo

Colorado Rapids 2-1 Columbus Crew

Sporting KC 1-2 Seattle Sounders

Toronto 2-2 San Jose Earthquakes

 

MLS Fantasy Insight: Gameweek 13

 

2 teams have a Double Gameweek:

New York Red Bulls

Vancouver Whitecaps

 

Teams to look out for:

Red Bulls, Atlanta, Colorado, LAFC, Chicago, Orlando

 

Teams to avoid:

Sporting KC (form), Columbus (form), Houston (playing away), Toronto (opposition is in good form), NYCFC (opposition in good form), LA Galaxy (hunch)

 

Week 13 Double Gameweek Strategy:

My tactic this week is simple. Put 3 Vancouver players as autoroo options. I'm not sure the impact this week, so it's probably best to keep them warm on the bench, and if they're cold just switch out a low-key starter with $7.0m in the bank. 

 

Vela of course gets the captaincy this week, with Nani and a pair of Red Bulls midfielders the route I've gone. Sam, meanwhile, has gone for 2 RBNY defenders, rather than 2 midfielders.

 

Who might I bring in if Vancouver's players don't perform?:

I'm looking at bringing in Segura (LAFC) to boost my defence, or could upgrade my $4.0m midfielder for a premium pick in Lodeiro if Hawng isn't up to speed. Those are my likely moves.

 

MLS Fantasy Scout Picks: Gameweek 13

Overall Squad Value: $123.9 million

Formation: 3-4-3

 

Starting 11

 

GK: Crepeau (VAN)

 

DEF: Tarek (NY)

DEF: Zimmerman (LAFC)

DEF: Opara (MIN)

 

MID: Royer (RBNY)

MID: Rzatkowksi (RBNY)

MID: Hwang (VAN)

MID: Nani (ORL)

 

FOR: Vela (LAFC) - (C)

FOR: Martinez (ATL)

FOR: Montero (VAN)

 

Substitutes

 

GK: Bersano (SJ)

DEF: Partida (SJ)

DEF: Keita (CLB)

MID: Okello (TOR)

 

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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