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NHL Plays: Thursday

by Corey Abbott
Updated On: November 1, 2018, 10:26 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 12-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.


Note: You can participate in the 13-game slate as well, which will include the Winnipeg-Florida matchup from Helsinki, Finland. That game starts at 2:00 p.m ET.


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


Forward Rankings:



The Penguins and Islanders will meet for the second time in the last three days. New York won 6-3 on Tuesday, so Pittsburgh will be looking for some payback. Crosby and Malkin have been red hot. Rantanen earns a spot alongside them, as he has had a tremendous start to the season. Calgary is returning from a solid two-game road trip, but this will be their third game in four nights. It could be a big night for the visiting Avalanche. Dallas and Toronto could be a high-scoring affair after the two teams combined for 11 goals in their last meeting on Oct. 9. Washington and New Jersey could be strong options as well.  Kane sat out Wednesday's game due to illness, but if he's back Thursday then he should be on your radar.  


Defense Rankings:



Carlson leads all defenders with 1.40 points per game and he is tied with Burns for the most multi-point efforts among blueliners this season at five apiece. Rielly has cooled from his scorching hot start, but he can still contribute. Seth Jones isn’t listed here because he is still trying to develop a rhythm after his return from a knee injury.


Goaltender Rankings:



Vasilevskiy doesn’t have an easy matchup versus Nashville, but his outstanding play so far makes him a solid pick. Varlamov has also been excellent this year despite losing his last two outings. Schneider might make his season debut after Keith Kinkaid was rocked by the Lightning on Tuesday night. Rinne could also be back in the crease after recovering from injury. Elliott could have some value versus the struggling Los Angeles Kings.




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.