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NHL Plays: Thursday

by Corey Abbott
Updated On: November 8, 2018, 3:01 pm 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 nine-game slate features 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:


Tampa Bay has been firing on all cylinders and they are in the middle of a three-game homestand. Stamkos and Kucherov as well as Point and Yanni Gourde will be solid stacks. The top line of the Bruins is getting back on track and will be tough for the visiting Canucks to handle, but rookie sensation Pettersson could still do some damage. Even if you remove Stone’s five-point effort on Tuesday from the equation, he is still having a great year and has been red hot of late. Getting him with Duchene may prove to be worthwhile versus a Golden Knights squad that is 2-6-0 on the road. Florida has played a league-low 11 games this season, but Hoffman and Dadonov have been dangerous. Seguin is much further down the list than usual because of a 12-game goalless drought. However, he has been dangerous and could break out at any moment.


Defense Rankings:



Chabot jumped into the league lead in scoring among defensemen on Tuesday night, but taking Burns as the top blueliner would be perfectly acceptable. Both of them have been piling up points from the back end this season and they have been remarkably consistent producers. Klingberg and Yandle have multi-point upside. McDonagh has stepped up for the Lightning in Hedman’s absence.


Goaltender Rankings:



Vasilevskiy has been outstanding in 2018-19 with a record of 8-2-1, a 1.98 goals-against average and .935 save percentage. Halak will get back in the crease for Boston and he has been an excellent option this campaign. It’s unclear if Crawford will get the nod against Carolina or if Cam Ward will get the chance to play versus his former team. Beyond Vasilevskiy and Halak, there isn’t a great deal separating the other options. Bishop is worth highlighting because of his great play at home this year. He has a 4-2-0 record at American Airlines Center with a 2.18 goals-against average and .930 save percentage.


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.