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NHL Plays: Wednesday

Wednesday, March 28, 2018


The new game in town is called DRAFT (Draft.com) and the DFS game is something most poolies have grown up on, drafting a team, allowing each participant to take a player with each pick. Unlike the other DFS games, if for instance you draft Connor McDavid in your pool, no one else can take him.

 

The draft is quick as you are allowed only 30 seconds per pick and you take five players, three forwards, a defenseman and a goalie.

 

You can use some strategy. Let’s say there are five participants in your pool and you are picking last. If the first four take goaltenders, then pick your goalie in the final round as you are going to get him anyway.

 

Editor’s Note: Compete in a live snake draft right now! Drafts take as little as 2 minutes to complete and last just one night. For a limited time, DRAFT is giving Rotoworld readers a FREE entry into a real money draft and a Money-Back Guarantee up to $100! Here's the link.

 

Remember, there are new pools available to play in but the players in my rankings will fall off the table as soon as the puck drops in their respective game.

 

Familiarize yourself with the rules and enjoy! It’s a great game! Wednesday’s four-game slate is loaded with three-person drafts and has plenty of head-to-heads.

 

Don’t forget, for everything NHL, check out Rotoworld's Player News, and follow @Rotoworld_ HK and @CoreAbbott on Twitter.

 

Forward Rankings:

 

 

MacKinnon hasn’t earned a point in two straight games following his 14-game point streak. However, he earned a pair of assists in a 5-4 shootout win over Philadelphia on Nov. 4 and should be able to get back on track when the Avalanche host the Flyers on Wednesday night. Ovechkin had a goal and an assist in a 4-2 win over the Rangers on Monday. He has three points in three matches against New York this year. Matthews has collected one goal and two helpers during a three-game point streak since his return to the lineup from injury. He also has 10 shots on goal over that span. Marchessault and Karlsson have been productive lately and they have piled up points versus the Coyotes this year. There’s value in the Panthers and Flyers as well, with Giroux, Barkov, Vincent Trocheck and Jakub Voracek as potential targets.

 

Defense Rankings:

 

 

Carlson has been all over the scoresheet this year and currently has the most points among NHL rearguards with 64 points in 76 games. Barrie has produced seven goals and 24 points in 28 home matches this campaign. Gostisbehere could be taken ahead of Barrie, but I would give the slight edge to the Avalanche defender. Yandle and Rielly will play against each other as well and they are both capable of multi-point performances.

 

Goaltender Rankings:

 

 

You can probably wait to select your goalie if Fleury is off the table. He has posted strong numbers against Arizona in 2017-18, but both victories came at the beginning of the year. Still, the Golden Knights puck stopper should be a strong option if he gets the nod. Luongo could be back in the crease if he is over his upper-body injury. He has played well against Toronto this year with a mark of 2-1-0, a 1.28 goals-against average and a .965 save percentage. Remember to check Rotoworld's daily blurbs for confirmations on goalie starters. 

 

Now, let’s also look at some players to consider for FanDuel and DraftKings.

 

Keep in mind that FanDuel allows you to roster nine players (2C, 4W, 2D, 1G) with a salary cap of $55,000, while DraftKings has a cap of $50,000 for nine players (2C, 3W, 2D, 1G, 1UT).

 

Shea Theodore (VGK) - D - $4,000 (FanDuel), $4,600 (DraftKings)

Nazem Kadri (TOR) - C - $6,200 (FanDuel), $5,500 (DraftKings)

Nicklas Backstrom (WSH) - C - $6,700 (FanDuel), $6,400 (DraftKings)

T.J. Oshie (WSH) - W - $5,700 (FanDuel), $5,200 (DraftKings)

Filip Chytil (NYR) - C - $3,600 (DraftKings)

 

Theodore has one goal and four assists during a four-game point spree. He also has 15 shots and five blocks over that span. Kadri has seven goals and one assist in his past 10 outings. Backstrom and Oshie have great stack potential. Backstrom has amassed 17 points (four goals, 13 assists) in 12 contests this month, while Oshie has been better lately as well with six markers and one assist in the past seven matches. Chytil isn’t on FanDuel for Wednesday’s slate, but he could bring some under-the-radar value to the table. He had an assist and six shots in Monday’s loss to the Capitals. Chytil spent most of the night on a line with Kevin Hayes and Mats Zuccarello.

 

Goaltenders

 

Check the probable starters from Rotoworld here.



Corey Abbott is an Associate Editor for Hockey on Rotoworld. Feel free to follow him Twitter @CoreAbbott.
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