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MLS Fantasy 2019: Week 21 Fantasy Forecast

July 26, 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 21 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 21

NYCFC 3-1 Sporting KC

LAFC 2-1 Atlanta United

New England Revolution 2-0 Orlando City

New York Red Bulls 1-0 Columbus Crew

Chicago Fire 0-2 D.C. United

FC Dallas 2-1 Real Salt Lake

Houston Dynamo 2-2 Seattle Sounders

Minnesota United 1-0 Vancouver Whitecaps

Montreal Impact 1-1 Philadelphia Union

Toronto 2-0 FC Cincinnati

San Jose Earthquakes 3-0 Colorado Rapids

Portland Timbers 3-2 LA Galaxy

 

MLS Fantasy Scout Picks: Gamweek 21

Overall Squad Value: $108.6 million

Formation: 4-3-3

 

Starting 11

 

GK: Turner (NE)

 

DEF: Metanire (MIN)

DEF: Auro (TOR)

DEF: Matarrita (NYC)

DEF: Murillo (NYRB)

 

MID: Pozuelo (TOR)

MID: Vako (SJ)

MID: Blanco (POR)

 

FOR: Vela (LAFC) (C)

FOR: Fernandez (POR)

FOR: Wondolowski (SJ)

 

Substitutes

 

GK: D. St. Clair

DEF: Crognale (CLB)

MID: Bayiha (MTL)

MID: Zambrano (POR)

 

 

Fixture Prediction: Gameweek 21

NYCFC 1-1 Sporting KC

LAFC 3-1 Atlanta United

New England Revolution 2-0 Orlando City

New York Red Bulls 1-1 Columbus Crew

Chicago Fire 1-2 D.C. United

FC Dallas 1-0 Real Salt Lake

Houston Dynamo 2-2 Seattle Sounders

Minnesota United 1-0 Vancouver Whitecaps

Montreal Impact 2-1 Philadelphia Union

Toronto 4-0 FC Cincinnati

San Jose Earthquakes 2-0 Colorado Rapids

Portland Timbers 3-2 LA Galaxy

 

MLS Fantasy: Week 21 Insight

 

Teams to bank on:

New England (H) vs. Orlando

Toronto (H) vs. Cincinnati

Minnesota (H) vs. Vancouver

San Jose (H) vs. Colorado

LAFC (H) vs. Atlanta

 

The majority of our MLS Fantasy teams this week will field players from the home teams with favourable home fixtures. There is also a case that NYCFC at home to Sporting KC is a good fixture to trust Maxi Moralez in.

 

Are there any close encounters?:

Portland’s home tie against LA Galaxy has a lot of high-value and in-form Fantasy options on show. Fernandez and Zlatan are both in form, with form good for both teams too, though we have no idea what might happen. LA will be hoping that Atlanta beat LAFC and do them a favour, whilst Portland need the points to solidify their second-half push for a play-off spot.

 

First names in my MLS Fantasy Week 21 team:

Carles Gil (NE): 29 points last week in a big Double Gameweek, a price rise, and another favourable home fixture. Gil is a lock for this week.

 

Pozuelo & Altidore (TOR): Cincinnati have conceded 51 goals, more than any other team. Altidore is scoring flicks for fun and Poz, if fit, is an automatic pick. Keep an eye for the line-up announcements at midnight on Sunday morning.

 

Vako (SJ): A good enabler being priced at $8.2 million to help fund Carlos Vela.

 

Carlos Vela (LAFC): Natural selection dictates that Vela is going to be the main captaincy pick this week, so why fight it?

 

MLS Fantasy Scout Picks: Gameweek 21

Overall Squad Value: $109.4 million

Formation: 4-3-3

 

Starting 11

 

GK: Turner (NE)

 

DEF: Dotson (MIN)

DEF: Metanire (MIN)

DEF: Thompson (SJ)

DEF: Morrow (TOR)

 

MID: Gil (NE)

MID: Pozuelo (TOR)

MID: Vako (SJ)

 

FOR: Vela (LAFC) – (C)

FOR: Altidore (TOR)

FOR: Bunbury (NE)

 

Substitutes

 

GK: Freeze (PHI)

DEF: Nelson (DAL)

MID: Yow (DC)

MID: Baldisimo (VAN)

 

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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