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MLS Fantasy 2019: Week 26 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 26 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 26

Montreal Impact 2-0 Vancouver Whitecaps

New York Red Bulls 3-0 Colorado Rapids

Columbus Crew 3-1 Chicago Fire

Montreal Impact 2-0 D.C. United

New England Revolution 1-0 Toronto

Philadelphia Union 2-2 Atlanta United

FC Dallas 4-0 FC Cincinnati

Sporting KC 2-1 Houston Dynamo

Vancouver Whitecaps 1-1 NYCFC

Portland Timbers 3-0 Real Salt Lake

San Jose Earthquakes 3-1 Orlando City

Seattle Sounders 2-1 LA Galaxy

LAFC 3-0 Minnesota United

MLS Fantasy Scout Picks: Gameweek 26

Overall Squad Value: $115.2 million

Formation: 4-3-3

Starting 11

GK: Clark (POR)

DEF: Brault-Guillard (MTL)

DEF: Moreira (POR)

DEF: Segura (LA)

DEF: Hedges (DAL)

MID: Lappalainen (MTL) (C)

MID: Atuesta (LAFC)

MID: Taider (MTL)

FOR: Fernandez (POR)

FOR: Ruidiaz (SEA)

FOR: Rossi (LAFC)


GK: Zobeck (DAL)

DEF: Crognale (CLB)

MID: Caldwell (NE)

MID: Hayes (DAL)

Fixture Prediction: Gameweek 26

Montreal Impact 3-1 Vancouver Whitecaps

New York Red Bulls 2-1 Colorado Rapids

Columbus Crew 1-1 Chicago Fire

Montreal Impact 2-0 D.C. United

New England Revolution 3-1 Toronto

Philadelphia Union 1-2 Atlanta United

FC Dallas 4-0 FC Cincinnati

Sporting KC 1-0 Houston Dynamo

Vancouver Whitecaps 1-2 NYCFC

Portland Timbers 2-1 Real Salt Lake

San Jose Earthquakes 2-0 Orlando City

Seattle Sounders 2-1 LA Galaxy

LAFC 4-1 Minnesota United

Week 26: Gameweek Insight

2 teams have a Double Gameweek:

Montreal Impact

Vancouver Whitecaps

Teams to bank on:

There are a a lot of favourable home fixtures this week.

Montreal, NY Red Bulls, New England, FC Dallas, Sporting KC, Portland, San Jose and LAFC.

First names in my team this week:

Carles Gil, Lappalainen, Ziegler (pens), Lovitz (cheap and cheerful), Eriksson (form).

To Vela or not to Vela?:

I'm at the stage where he's in my team as a lock. Just make sure you have

Captaincy Picks:

You have to make the gut call now with a Montreal option now, or risk Vela later in the week. My gut always leans with a Double Gameweek option so Lassi Lappalainen, who has scored braces in 2 home games so far, is the punt to go for. Taider is the safe pick though, as he is on penalties.

MLS Fantasy Scout Picks: Gameweek 26

Overall Squad Value: $114.6 million

Formation: 3-4-3

Starting 11

GK: Gonzalez (DAL)

DEF: Ziegler (DAL)

DEF: Lovitz (MTL)

DEF: Adnan (VAN)

MID: Lappalainen (MTL) - (C)

MID: Taider (MTL)

MID: Eriksson (SJ)

FOR: Vela (LAFC)

FOR: Ondrasek (DAL)

FOR: Wondolowski (SJ)


GK: Freeze (PHI)

DEF: Akanyirige (SJ)

MID: Omsberg (MIN)

MID: Baldisimo (VAN)


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