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NHL Plays: Thursday

by Corey Abbott
Updated On: October 25, 2018, 10:16 am ET

DRAFT is back for another season of quick and exciting daily fantasy action. Their DFS platform offers poolies with a chance to participate in a format that most of us have grown very accustomed to over the years. You can compete in a live snake draft in which the participants take a player with each pick. Unlike other DFS games, this gives you the opportunity to use your knowledge to craft a team that no one else will have because the players you select cannot be chosen by your competition.

 

The draft is quick as you are allotted just 30 seconds per pick and you take five players. Your team is comprised of three forwards, a defenseman and a goalie.

 

Your strategy can be dictated by the positions being selected ahead of you. For instance, if you are going last and everyone else has a goaltender then you can wait until your last pick to make that selection. Of course, selecting players going up against weaker competition or players who are riding hot streaks are always popular strategies as well.

 

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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 rues and enjoy! It’s a great game! Thursday’s 10-game slate features 10-person, eight-person, six-person, four-person and plenty of three-person drafts. There are also head-to-heads and Dream Team formats to participate in.

 

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Forward Rankings:

 

 

Boston has a great matchup against Philadelphia. The Flyers have allowed 4.11 goals against per game, which is the second most in the league. That makes the red-hot top line of the Bruins a very attractive option. Pastrnak would make sense as the first player taken, but McDavid just edges him out. Washington’s offense could overwhelm the Oilers, though, especially if they get their share of power-play chances. The Columbus-St. Louis contest has the potential for plenty of goals as well, as neither team has been strong defensively this year.

 

Defense Rankings:

 

 

Carlson’s 1.63 points per game is the best among defensemen and he ranks second among blueliners in scoring with 13 points in eight appearances. Klingberg is tied with Carlson for the most goals among rearguards. Jones didn’t reach the scoresheet in his season debut, but he played a strong game and it won’t be long before he starts collecting points. Petry deserves to be highlighted, as he has amassed eight points in eight games for the surprising Canadiens.

 

Goaltender Rankings:

 

 

Dubnyk takes the top spot because the Kings have been ice cold, with seven goals during a five-game losing skid. Anaheim’s offense has struggled this campaign, ranking 27th in goals for per game (2.40) and 31st in shots for per game (23.9), which makes Bishop a solid play. Crawford has been impressive since his return from a concussion. Niemi could have some sleeper value if you wait to take goalies in the deeper drafts.

 

Goaltenders:

 

Don’t forget to check out the probable starting goaltenders from Rotoworld here.

Corey Abbott

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