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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5. Sean Monahan
8. Timo Meier
10. Jeff Skinner
11. Jack Eichel
12. Mark Scheifele
13. Patrik Laine
14. Brad Marchand
15. Steven Stamkos
16. Elias Lindholm
17. Matthew Tkachuk
18. Logan Couture
19. Sebastian Aho
20. Joe Pavelski
21. Patrick Kane
22. Elias Pettersson
23. Brock Boeser
24. Bo Horvat
25. Jonathan Toews
26. William Karlsson
27. Mika Zibanejad
There are lots of afternoon games which makes this a longer list than usual for a seven game slate. McDavid is the best in the NHL and if you can get Draisaitl in the second round, grab him as the two should carry your team. Try to get top lines like in Winnipeg with Scheifele and Wheeler, in Tampa Bay with Kucherov and Stamkos (and Point), in Vancouver if you are picking late in a deep pool, with Pettersson and Boeser, or in Calgary with Monahan, Gaudreau and Lindholm. There are plenty of stars up front and you certainly can wait after the first round in three-person drafts.
2. Brent Burns
4. Torey Krug
Although it is highly doubtful that he can keep it up, Giordano has a shorthanded goal in each of his last two games. Burns is a scoring machine and Hedman is the reigning Norris Trophy winner. Torey Krug has been great since returning from his injury. Take a defenseman in the middle round, unless you have the last pick.
4. Tuukka Rask
5. Martin Jones
6. Adin Hill
Vasilevskiy was tremendous in his return Thursday against Toronto as he stopped 48 shots. Mikko Koskinen is 11-3-1 this season and has taken over as the Oilers top netminder. I would wait until the final round on the other goalies.
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, 1UTIL).
Andrei Vasilevskiy (Tampa Bay) - G - $8,300 FanDuel, $7,600 DraftKings
Neal Pionk (New York Rangers) - D - $4,200 FanDuel
Rasmus Dahlin (Buffalo) - D - $4,400 FanDuel
Leon Draisaitl (Edmonton) - W - $7,200 FanDuel, $7,100 DraftKings
Mathew Tkachuk (Calgary) - W - $6,200 FanDuel
Sebastian Aho (Carolina) - C - $5,800 FanDuel
Elias Pettersson (Vancouver) - C - $6,200 FanDuel, $5,500 DraftKings
Tyler Myers (Winnipeg) - D - $4,000 DraftKings
Josh Morrissey (Winnipeg) – D - $4,900 DraftKings
Alex Chiasson (Edmonton) – W - $5,100 DraftKings
If you are looking for some bargains in addition to some big-name players (McDavid, Kucherov) here are a few. The Lightning take on Winnipeg but Vasilevskiy looked so good against the Maple Leafs, it is tough to go against him against Winnipeg, especially at the price. Pionk is a nice bargain in FanDuel if you are playing early. There are plenty of good forwards to take and as mentioned above, Draisaitl has been hot of late.
Check out the probable starters from Rotoworld here.