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MLS Fantasy 2019: Week 24 Fantasy Forecast

August 14, 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 24 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 24

Orlando City 0-1 Sporting KC

Minnesota United 2-0 Colorado Rapids

Real Salt Lake 1-2 Seattle Sounders

LA Galaxy 2-0 FC Dallas

Portland Timbers 2-0 Chicago Fire

New York Red Bulls 1-1 New England Revolution

FC Cincinnati 1-3 NYCFC

Columbus Crew 2-2 Toronto

Montreal Impact 1-0 FC Dallas

Chicago Fire 1-1 Philadelphia Union

Minnesota United 2-0 Orlando City

Sporting KC 2-0 San Jose Earthquakes

Houston Dynamo 4-0 Colorado Rapids

LA Galaxy 2-3 Seattle Sounders

Real Salt Lake 1-3 LAFC

Vancouver Whitecaps 1-2 D.C. United

Portland Timbers 2-2 Atlanta United

 

MLS Fantasy Scout Picks: Gameweek 24

Overall Squad Value: $113.6 million

Formation: 4-3-3

 

Starting 11

 

GK: Mannone (MIN)

 

DEF: Zusi (SKC)

DEF: Metanire (MIN)

DEF: Steres (LA)

DEF: Herrera (RSL)

 

MID: dos Santos (LA)

MID: Valeri (POR)

MID: Rusnak (RSL)

 

FOR: Ibrahimovic (LA) - (C)

FOR: Quintero (MIN)

FOR: Fernandez (POR)

 

Substitutes

 

GK: Zobeck (DAL)

DEF: Crognale (CLB)

MID: Bayiha (MTL)

MID: Hayes (DAL)

 

 

Fixture Prediction: Gameweek 24

Orlando City 1-2 Sporting KC

Minnesota United 2-0 Colorado Rapids

Real Salt Lake 2-2 Seattle Sounders

LA Galaxy 3-2 FC Dallas

Portland Timbers 2-1 Chicago Fire

New York Red Bulls 1-1 New England Revolution

FC Cincinnati 0-3 NYCFC

Columbus Crew 2-1 Toronto

Montreal Impact 1-1 FC Dallas

Chicago Fire 2-3 Philadelphia Union

Minnesota United 2-1 Orlando City

Sporting KC 1-1 San Jose Earthquakes

Houston Dynamo 2-2 Colorado Rapids

LA Galaxy 1-2 Seattle Sounders

Real Salt Lake 1-4 LAFC

Vancouver Whitecaps 0-0 D.C. United

Portland Timbers 2-1 Atlanta United

 

Double Gameweek 24: Insight

 

10 teams have a Double Gameweek:

Orlando City

Sporting KC

Minnesota United

Colorado Rapids

Real Salt Lake

Seattle Sounders

LA Galaxy

FC Dallas

Portland Timbers

Chicago Fire

 

Teams to look out for:

Minnesota, LA Galaxy, SKC and Portland

 

The reasoning behind my thoughts are that they both offer good value for money with their picks and I’m finding myself banking on their players. Form (and reason) be damned. There’s no room in the budget for Seattle players with 2 road games.

 

Teams to avoid:

Orlando, Colorado, RSL and Seattle.

 

I’d also suggest avoiding Atlanta as they’ll be playing Club America. It might take a bit out of them and soften them up for Portland.

 

On not including Carlos Vela:

Vela’s got form on his side, but I just can’t fit his $14.0 million price this week. This will probably change when I see Fernandez, Valeri or dos Santos benched. I’ll reshuffle the money to include El Capitan.

 

Captaincy Picks:

Zlatan or Valeri?

Valeri or Zlatan?

Lodeiro?

Vela?

It’s Vela, isn’t it?

My god, he’s not in my team.

Ok, no. Valeri.

But what about big game Zlatan?

Valeri’s the safe option, no?

What about rotation?

Zlatan or Valeri?

Valeri or Zlatan?

 

This cycle might repeat itself before the deadline, though I currently have circled in Valeri with the armband (until he gets rotated).

 

MLS Fantasy Scout Picks: Gameweek 24

Overall Squad Value: $113.6 million

Formation: 4-3-3

 

Starting 11

 

GK: Mannone (MIN)

 

DEF: Steres (LA)

DEF: Metanire (MIN)

DEF: Mabiala (POR)

DEF: Zusi (SKC)

 

MID: dos Santos (LA)

MID: Valeri (POR) – (C)

MID: Russell (SKC)

 

FOR: Ibrahimovic (LA)

FOR: Quintero (MIN)

FOR: Fernandez (POR)

 

Substitutes

 

GK: Freeze (PHI)

DEF: Nelson (DAL)

MID: Yow (DC)

MID: Baldisimo (VAN)

 

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