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#1 TheLivingLegend

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Posted 12 January 2013 - 01:06 PM

This is my first year of playing fantasy hockey and I need some help. I'm starting a league and I'm not sure what kind of league to put together for 10-12 teams. Roto? Head to Head? Points? Also, how many starting positions are good? Maybe 2 forwards, 2 defensemen, 1 goalie? What position is most valuable? Any good draft strategies? Any help would be greatly appreciated. I'm very excited about playing this year
10 Team Keeper
HR, RBI, SB, AVG, OPS, Runs, Quality Starts, WHIP, K's, Saves, Holds, ERA

C-Brian McCann
1b-Joey Votto
2b-Robinson Cano
3b-David Wright
SS-Jose Reyes
OF-Carlos Gomez, Adam Jones, Jason Heyward
UT-Will Myers
Bench-Michael Cuddyer, Jhonny Peralta, Anthony Rendon, Marcell Ozuna, Justin Morneau, Oscar Taveres
SP-James Shields, David Price, Homer Bailey, Michael Wacha, Corey Kluber, Jake Peavy
RP-Aroldis Chapman, Joakim Soria, Joe Nathan, Jim Johnson, Joel Peralta, Cody Allen, Jonathan Broxton

#2 kramic

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Posted 12 January 2013 - 06:34 PM

Maybe if this your first year you should play a few different formats to see what you like instead of running a league

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Posted 12 January 2013 - 07:42 PM

This is my first year of playing fantasy hockey and I need some help. I'm starting a league and I'm not sure what kind of league to put together for 10-12 teams. Roto? Head to Head? Points? Also, how many starting positions are good? Maybe 2 forwards, 2 defensemen, 1 goalie? What position is most valuable? Any good draft strategies? Any help would be greatly appreciated. I'm very excited about playing this year

Roto is the most fair, but really I think it is preferential (I play head to head against my friends). Starting off with the standard is really the way to go and see what to change from there. Try seeing a Yahoo mock draft and see all the positions and roster size.

I would say the most valuable position is a goalie because there are only a few elite goalies. In this condensed season though, back ups will play a bigger role than usual.

Draft strategies would be:
-picking linemates
-get guys with lots of PP time. You can reference powerplay points and get those guys
-know that it is hard to play a full season and nagging injuries will harm anybody's team
-defense is thin, and usually center is deep. However, there are elite centers which you just can't ignore drafting

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Posted 13 January 2013 - 05:35 PM

Who are the elite goalies? And should I pick a goalie in the first round? Who would be sleeper picks?

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Posted 14 January 2013 - 09:00 PM

Anyone else?
10 Team Keeper
HR, RBI, SB, AVG, OPS, Runs, Quality Starts, WHIP, K's, Saves, Holds, ERA

C-Brian McCann
1b-Joey Votto
2b-Robinson Cano
3b-David Wright
SS-Jose Reyes
OF-Carlos Gomez, Adam Jones, Jason Heyward
UT-Will Myers
Bench-Michael Cuddyer, Jhonny Peralta, Anthony Rendon, Marcell Ozuna, Justin Morneau, Oscar Taveres
SP-James Shields, David Price, Homer Bailey, Michael Wacha, Corey Kluber, Jake Peavy
RP-Aroldis Chapman, Joakim Soria, Joe Nathan, Jim Johnson, Joel Peralta, Cody Allen, Jonathan Broxton

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Posted 15 January 2013 - 10:57 AM

I like heavy rosters. I am traditional in cats. Roto: G, A, +/-, SOG, PIMS, Def Pts, Wins, SV % and GAA.

I like 10 or 12 teams 10 keepers. 4C 4LW 4RW 6D 2G and 3BN
10 Team 10 Keeper Roto Hockey league.  Start 4LW, 4RW, 4C, 6D, 2G with 3BN.  Goals, Assists, SOG, PIM, +/-, DefenceMen Points, Special Teams Points, Wins, GAA and SV%.

C: Johnathan Toews, Claude Giroux, Jamie Benn, Colin Wilson
LW: Max Pacioretty, Brandon Prust, Dustin Brown, Loui Eriksson (Andrew Ladd, Ryan Clowe)
RW: Pat Kane, Alex Burrows, Chris Stewart, Peter Mueller
D: Oliver Ekman-Larson, P.K. Subban, James Wisniewski, Lubomir Visnovsky, Dan Hamhuis, Andrei Markov
G: Tuukka Rask, Carey Price (Ben Scrivens)

IR: Erik Karlsson, Mikka Kiprusoff