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July 22, 2016
Fantasy Liga MX: Saturday Cheat Sheet
There are a few one-sided matchups in Saturday's Liga MX slate, and Chris Henne breaks down how to take advantage of it all.
June 25, 2016
Fantasy MLS: Saturday Cheat Sheet and Rankings
While a few key Americans are still away for Copa America, there are plenty of viable fantasy options for Saturday's eight-game MLS slate.
May 27, 2016
Fantasy MLS Rankings: Round 12
Schuyler Redpath and JD Bazzo break down their top players for the upcoming weekend of MLS matches, which includes a number of notable absences due to international play.
May 20, 2016
Fantasy MLS Rankings: Round 11 Weekend Slate
Chris Tierney's expected return from injury vaults him up the defender rankings this week, as his offensive upside grew significantly with the Revs' addition of Kei Kamara.
May 13, 2016
Fantasy MLS Rankings: Round 10 (Main Slate)
A home game against a Union team that just played Wednesday has Didier Drogba high in this week's rankings, but did he grab a top spot?
May 5, 2016
DraftKings Fantasy Soccer: Saturday Liga MX Breakdown
With Tigres in suprising form of late, Chris Henne explains why they're the perfect team to fade in DraftKings' Liga MX contests on Saturday.
Fantasy MLS Rankings: Round 9
Giovani Dos Santos has been playing very well of late, but is it enough to give him the top spot in one of the positional rankings this week?
April 29, 2016
Fantasy MLS Rankings: Round 8
Despite a tough trip to play the Timbers in Portland, RotoWire's MLS experts think Sebastian Giovinco is still the top forward play this weekend.
April 28, 2016
In his debut article for RotoWire, Chris Henne breaks down Saturday's Liga MX action and picks out his best plays at each position.
April 20, 2016
Fantasy MLS Rankings: Round 7
Didier Drogba is primed for his first start of the season Saturday against Toronto FC, and he's shooting up the weekly rankings.
April 15, 2016
Fantasy MLS Rankings: Round 6 Main Slate
While the Revolution are playing on the road this weekend, Chris Tierney continues to hold down the top spot in the positional rankings.
April 6, 2016
Fantasy MLS Rankings: Round 5
Despite a tough matchup against Toronto FC this weekend, Chris Tierney is the only unanimous top pick in this week's player rankings.
March 30, 2016
Fantasy MLS Rankings: Round 4
Diego Valeri has started off the season exceptionally well, and he's got a great matchup this weekend against Orlando City.
March 16, 2016
Fantasy MLS Rankings: Week 3
Diego Valeri has started off the season with a bang, and our MLS experts expect it to continue this weekend against Real Salt Lake.
March 9, 2016
Fantasy MLS Rankings: Week 2
Fresh off a two-assist opener against Philadelphia, Mauro Diaz takes the top spot in one of the weekly positional rankings heading into Saturday's Texas derby.
December 9, 2015
DraftKings Fantasy Soccer: Wed. Champions League Values
After Cristiano Ronaldo went off for four goals and an assist Tuesday against Malmo, will Lionel Messi turn around and match him Wednesday?
November 23, 2015
DraftKings Fantasy Soccer: Tuesday Champions League Picks
Neymar and Luis Suarez dominated while Lionel Messi was out with a knee injury, and while both have tremendous fantasy upside, one is the clear safer choice on DraftKings.
October 23, 2015
Fit or Miss: Decision Day
Kei Kamara is tied with Sebastian Giovinco for the MLS goal lead, but the Crew striker is unavailable this weekend due to yellow card accumulation.
October 15, 2015
Fit or Miss: MLS Week 35
Orlando City continues to fight for a playoff spot, but they'll face off against New York City FC this weekend without Kaka, who is suspended for the match.
August 27, 2015
Fit or Miss: Week 27
The Sounders could desperately use Clint Dempsey back in the lineup to pair with Obafemi Martins, but he remains questionable because of a hamstring injury.
August 19, 2015
Fit or Miss: MLS Week 26
Mauro Diaz is questionable for Saturday's match at Vancouver because of a quad injury that held him out last weekend. D.J. Trainor breaks down the other injury news heading into the weekend.
August 13, 2015
Fit or Miss: Week 25
Obafemi Martins looks set to return for the Sounders this weekend, but he could be without strike partner Clint Dempsey.
August 6, 2015
Fit or Miss: MLS Week 24
Kaka was a surprise absence Wednesday against Toronto, but he has stated that he will play Saturday against Philadelphia.
August 4, 2015
Fit or Miss: MLS Week 24 - Wednesday Slate
Michael Bradley was expected to miss multiple games with a calf injury, but he has a shot to play Wednesday against Orlando City.
July 31, 2015
MLS Projections: Week 23
David Villa has six goals in his last four games and will next face off against a Montreal side he's burned for three goals and one assist in two previous meetings.
July 29, 2015
Fit or Miss: MLS Week 23
Sebastian Giovinco was unable to play in the MLS All-Star Game because of a heel injury, but he has a shot at getting back on the pitch for Toronto FC on Saturday.
July 24, 2015
MLS Projections: Week 22
David Villa is high up on the goal expectancy projection for Week 22, though there are a few players with better chances.
July 17, 2015
MLS Projections: Week 21
Major League Soccer's leading goal scorer, Kei Kamara, has a great matchup this weekend against a Chicago side that he scored against just days ago.
July 9, 2015
MLS Projections: Week 20
New York City FC's David Villa leads the goal expectancy list this week, and he's one of only two players projected to take at least five shots, with two on goal.
June 11, 2015
Fantasy MLS Rankings: Week 15
A short slate and international competitions reduces the player pool, but a few familiar faces are still near the top of the rankings this week.
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