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NHL Plays: Sunday

by Michael Finewax
Updated On: October 4, 2018, 4:04 pm ET

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 as well.


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Forward rankings


  1. Connor McDavid
  2. Evgeni Malkin
  3. Sidney Crosby
  4. Claude Giroux
  5. Patrik Laine
  6. Brad Marchand
  7. Blake Wheeler
  8. Mark Scheifele
  9. Tyler Seguin
  10. David Pastrnak
  11. Eric Staal
  12. Rickard Rakell
  13. Ryan Getzlaf



McDavid has taken over the NHL scoring lead and has been a goal-scoring machine of late with 23 goals in 26 games. He deserves to go first. Take forwards early and often and wait on your defenseman and goaltender. Laine had five shots on goal in his return Friday after it was thought he may be out until the start of the playoffs. Staal has 39 goals this season.


Defenseman rankings


  1. P.K. Subban
  2. John Klingberg
  3. Shayne Gostisbehere
  4. Dustin Byfuglien


All blueliners are good so wait until the last round before taking one.


Goalie Rankings


  1. John Gibson
  2. Tuukka Rask
  3. Matt Murray
  4. Kari Lehtonen


Check out the probable goalies on Rotoworld before starting your draft and especially the blurbs which should tell you the starting netminders. I like Gibson as he has been quite good of late. Rask is also a good play with Lehtonen getting a nice match up.


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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John Gibson G (Anaheim) - $8,800 FanDuel, $8,200 DraftKings

Ryan Suter D (Minnesota) - $5,500 FanDuel, $4,600 DraftKings

Dustin Byfuglien D (Winnipeg) - $59500 FanDuel, $5,300 DraftKings

Tyler Seguin C (Dallas) - $8,200 FanDuel, $7,500 DraftKings

Ty Rattie W (Edmonton) - $3,700 FanDuel, $5,400 DraftKings

Jake Virtanen W (Vancouver) - $3,600 FanDuel, $2,900 DraftKings


Gibson has been hot of late. Virtanen has played well of late and could be an inexpensive player to add to your roster. Rattie is seeing first line minutes with Connor McDavid.




Check the probable starters from Rotoworld here.

Michael Finewax

Michael Finewax is entering his 15th season as the Senior Hockey Writer and Editor for Rotoworld. You can follow him on Twitter @mfinewaxhockey.