The 2019 Spring MLS Fantasy season has come to an end, so it’s time to say CONGRATULATIONS to all of our Spring winners and especially to Saratoga USA, managed by Clifford, who claimed the No. 1 overall spot with a score of 1,774 points.
If you missed out on the first half of the fantasy season, don’t worry! The Fall season starts on Saturday, June 22, so you still have plenty of time to create or update a team.
Here’s what you need to know for the Fall season:
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- Fantasy player scores will reset back to 0
- Team salary caps will reset back to $100 million
- Overall rankings and standings will reset
- Private league members may be added or removed
- Player starting prices will be revised
Most of these changes are pretty self-explanatory, but I wanted to take a moment to focus more on the last bullet. At the start of the Spring season, player prices are just a guess. When the Fall reset comes, every player now has hard data to support a new starting value and prices are adjusted accordingly. It’s essentially cranking the fantasy game up to 11 as the early value and overpriced players are now more reasonably priced.
Here’s a look at the before and after for some popular players:
|Player||Position||Initial cost||Ending Spring price||Fall cost|
|Jonathan dos Santos||Midfielder||$9.0||$11.0||$10.0|
|Leandro Gonzalez Pirez||Defender||$6.5||$10.0||$7.0|
Prizes and leagues
The split season also means that every player has another change to win prizes! Gift cards are awarded to the top 10 overall players and the top-scoring player in each official club league. If you’re a league manager, you now also have the ability to adjust your league size, add or remove players and change your playoff settings.