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! Wednesday’s three-game slate features plenty of three-person drafts. There are also head-to-heads and Dream Team formats to participate in.
- Alex Ovechkin
- Evgeni Malkin
- Nathan MacKinnon
- Evgeny Kuznetsov
- Mikko Rantanen
- Sidney Crosby
- Sean Monahan
- Johnny Gaudreau
- Rickard Rakell
- Filip Forsberg
Only three games on the slate, but there is plenty of star power to choose from. Pittsburgh and Washington is a hot-ticket matchup with the potential for plenty of offense. The Penguins won 7-6 over the Capitals in overtime back on Oct. 4 to open the regular season. Pittsburgh has been much better on the road than at home this year. Colorado versus Nashville is a marquee tilt as well, but goals may be harder to come by in that one. Calgary has been on a roll with Monahan and Gaudreau leading the charge.
Carlson appears to getting back on track from his first rough patch of the year following a two-assist, five-shot effort against Edmonton on Monday. Giordano’s four-game point streak ended on Saturday, but he should be a solid pick. Josi could be selected instead of Giordano or Letang. He has heated up with two goals and two helpers over a three-game point spree.
Rinne has been red hot since his return from injury with 68 saves on 69 shots in two wins over Tampa Bay and Boston. Holtby and Murray are risky picks because of the talent they will face, but one of them has to win and Holtby should be regarded as the favorite to do that. It's worth noting that Mike Smith had a 2-2-0 record versus Anaheim last year with a 1.93 goals-against average and .944 save percentage. John Gibson may get the night off after he started Tuesday, which would put Ryan Miller in goal versus the Flames. Smith and Miller/Gibson are viable options if you don't want to touch Murray or Holtby.
Update: Casey DeSmith will start for Pittsburgh
Don’t forget to check out the probable starting goaltenders from Rotoworld here.
Now, let’s also look at some players to consider for FanDuel and DraftKings.
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).
Ryan Hartman (NSH) - W - $3,400 (FanDuel), $3,300 (DraftKings)
Matthew Tkachuk (CGY) - W - $6,200 (FanDuel), $5,600 (DraftKings)
Roman Josi (NSH) - D - $6,000 (FanDuel), $5,300 (DraftKings)
Tyson Barrie (COL) - D - $5,200 (FanDue), $4,800 (DraftKings)
Hartman is projected to play on Nashville’s top line alongside Filip Forsberg and Ryan Johansen if Viktor Arvidsson remains on the sidelines with a lower-body injury. Tkachuk has been productive of late with two goals and three assists over a three-game point streak. He could be an alternative if you can’t or don’t want to stack Calgary’s first line. Josi and Barrie, who has a four-game point streak with six helpers, have been racking up points of late and come in at fairly good price tags.