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NHL Plays: Nov. 15

by Corey Abbott
Updated On: November 15, 2018, 11:23 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.


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 nine-game slate features eight-person, six-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:



Tavares has a six-game point streak going into Thursday night’s action with four goals and five assists during that span. He has amassed 16 of his 22 points in eight road contests this season, which includes nine goals. Hall is coming off a four-point effort versus Pittsburgh and there’s a good chance he continues to roll versus Philadelphia. He has seven points, including five helpers, in his last five outings against the Flyers. Giroux and Pavelski have been red hot of late as well. Tampa Bay’s superstars have been quiet of late, but Kucherov and Stamkos had five points apiece in three meetings against the Penguins last year. Florida’s top guns have been Dadonov and Hoffman, who are riding 12- and 13-game point streaks, respectively. Sidney Crosby may not be available to play Thursday due to an upper-body injury, which would grant plenty of opportunities for Malkin and Kessel to set up. Ottawa-Detroit as well as Montreal-Calgary could be high-scoring affairs.


Defense Rankings:



Rielly has the scoring lead among all NHL defenders with 23 points. He has recorded four goals and three assists in the past five games, which includes a three-game point spree. Burns and Chabot have been right there with the Leafs rearguard in the scoring race among blueliners. Jones has found his groove with seven helpers in the last five matches. Green sneaks into the last spot thanks to his three-point effort on Tuesday night and Ottawa’s last-placed penalty kill.


Goaltender Rankings:



Rinne has surrendered just three goals in his last four outings (3-0-1). Arizona is coming off a 6-1 loss to Detroit and they were blanked by Pittsburgh on Saturday. The Coyotes did have a 4-1 over Washington in-between those contests, but Nashville should be able to shut them down. Dubnyk will look to bounce back against a struggling Vancouver team. He was playing lights out prior to Tuesday’s subpar performance versus the Capitals. Bobrovsky and Luongo have both been superb recently, but a slight edge goes to the Panthers netminder because he has been more consistent so far. You will probably notice that Henrik Lundqvist and Frederik Andersen didn’t make the cut. Lundqvist has been very good of late, but his numbers on the road (1-3-2 record, 3.10 GAA, .908 SV%) leave a lot to be desired. Andersen may get the night off with the Leafs scheduled to play his former Anaheim teammates on Friday night in the second half of a back-to-back situation. If he does start versus the Sharks then he should be treated as a top option.


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.