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.
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! On Sunday there are head-to-head drafts with a lot of three player drafts.
- Connor McDavid
- Evgeni Malkin
- Sidney Crosby
- Tyler Seguin
- Leon Draisaitl
- Phil Kessel
- Mathew Barzal
- John Tavares
- Jamie Benn
- Johnny Gaudreau
- Brock Boeser
There are a lot of good forwards tonight so I think the strategy would be to leave them alone for the first couple of rounds (unless others have the same strategy and go after a goalie and defenseman first. The interesting matchup is in Vancouver where rookie of the year candidates Barzal (who plays his first game in his hometown or close to it) and Boeser face each other. Gaudreau has not had a point in his last four but gets the guts of the line back in Micheal Ferland. Ferland had missed the last four games with an injury.
Karlsson and Klingberg are the class of the field but Hamilton has been playing well of late.
Check out the probable goalies on Rotoworld before starting your draft and especially the blurbs which should tell you the starting netminders. Pick a goalie early if you are picking past the 7:30 ET games.
NHL Plays will look at some players to consider adding while building your lineups. Remember to check back on this page later in the day for confirmations on starting goalies and keep an eye on Rotoworld’s daily blurbs for all your fantasy hockey needs.
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).
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Frederik Andersen G (Toronto) - $8,700 FanDuel, $8,400 DraftKings
Dougie Hamilton D (Calgary) - $5,900 FanDuel, $5,400 DraftKings
Rasmus Ristolainen D (Buffalo) - $5,400 FanDuel, $5,300 DraftKings
Mathew Barzal C (New York Islanders) - $6,600 FanDuel, $6,400 DraftKings
Josh Bailey W (New York Islanders) - $6,400 FanDuel, $5,600 DraftKings
Micheal Ferland W (Calgary) - $4,500 FanDuel, $4,200 DraftKings
The Maple Leafs play Buffalo for the first time this season and it’s already March. Andersen is a great play tonight. Ferland is expected to return after a four-game absence and that should help his linemates Johnny Gaudreau and Sean Monahan who have struggled without him. Gaudreau has no points in four games while Monahan has only a goal. As mentioned above, rookies Barzal and Boeser face off against each other in Vancouver. Barzal is going home for the first time.
Check the probable starters from Rotoworld here.