MLS Fantasy 2019: Week 16 Fantasy Forecast

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 16 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 16

FC Cincinnati 1-2 LA Galaxy

FC Dallas 2-2 Toronto FC

Chicago Fire 2-0 Real Salt Lake

Vancouver 3-0 Colorado Rapids

Portland Timbers 2-1 Houston Dynamo

Columbus Crew SC 1-1 Sporting Kansas City

MLS Fantasy Scout Picks: Gameweek 16

Overall Squad Value: $100.0mil

Formation: 3-4-3

Starting 11

GK: Clark (POR)

DEF: Villafana (POR)

DEF: Adnan (VAN)

DEF: Sauro (CLB)

MID: Gaitan (CHI)

MID: Hwang (VAN)

MID: Russell (SKC)

MID: Pomykal (DAL)

FOR: Montero (VAN)

FOR: Ibrahimovic (LA) - (C)

FOR: Sapong (CHI)


GK: Bersano (SJ)

DEF: Akanyirige (SJ)

DEF: Meilleur-Giguere (MTL)

MID: Zambrano (POR)

Fixture Prediction: Gameweek 16

FC Cincinnati 0-2 LA Galaxy

FC Dallas 2-2 Toronto FC

Chicago Fire 3-1 Real Salt Lake

Vancouver 1-0 Colorado Rapids

Portland Timbers 3-0 Houston Dynamo

Columbus Crew SC 1-1 Sporting Kansas City

MLS Fantasy: Fall Season Insight

Teams to look out for:

LA Galaxy, Portland Timbers, Chicago Fire and Vancouver Whitecaps

Teams to avoid:

RSL (away record), Houston (depleted), Sporting KC (form), Toronto (inconsistent)

How to manage the price reset in MLS Fantasy:

There are a lot of cheap defensive cover this week in the form of Steres, Sauro, Corrales and Sutter, among others, to help enable the pricier picks in attack.

Compared to last season, the Fall Season reset hasn't been half as painful due to the teams involved, and with low cost options available due to other commitments, has come at the right time to strike a fine balance for our funds.

Essential picks this week:

My first picks this week were Zlatan, Valeri and Pozuelo. The perfect place to build a team around.

Captaincy picks:

Pozuelo and Zlatan play away, which means I'll go for in-form Fernandez at Portland. It could be a big week for Portland's attacking options if the script lives up to our selfish Fantasy expectations.

MLS Fantasy Scout Picks: Gameweek 16

Overall Squad Value: $100.0 million

Formation: 4-3-3

Starting 11

GK: MacMath (VAN)

DEF: Steres (LA)

DEF: Adnan (VAN)

DEF: Sauro (CLB)

DEF: Corrales (CHI)

MID: Valeri (POR)

MID: Pozuelo (TOR)

MID: Reyna (VAN)

FOR: Sapong (CHI)

FOR: Ibrahimovic (LA)

FOR: Fernandez (POR) - (C)


GK: Freeze (PHI)

DEF: Miller (ORL)

MID: Haak (NYC)

MID: Bayiha (MTL)

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