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#1 CR3

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Posted 15 January 2013 - 04:17 PM

Any advise to a newbie on how to approach roto drafts?

Edited by CR3, 15 January 2013 - 04:20 PM.


#2 King Ding Aling

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Posted 15 January 2013 - 04:58 PM

Give us your league rules and I will give you my thoughts!
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

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Posted 15 January 2013 - 05:15 PM

12 Team Roto league.10 Cat: G, A, +/-, PIM, PPP, SOG, W, GAA, SV%, SHO

Roster
2 C
2 LW
2 RW
4 D
2 G

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Posted 15 January 2013 - 05:50 PM

The great news is you have very shallow rosters. Goalies are huge in your format so i would carry 3 for sure and get 2 inside the first 6 rounds. Defensemen are not as valuable without Def points so focus on sleepers later. Get a stud early I am talking Malkin, Crosby, Giroux, Stamkos, Crosby. All those guys are elite PP players and you have PPP which will give you double points essentially because you have G and A as cats. Anything else just ask
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

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Posted 17 January 2013 - 01:55 PM

Agree with the King. Get goalies early. Centers tend to be deeper so look for Wingers first then C then D can always be found later.

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Posted 18 January 2013 - 05:00 AM

You can definitely draft C last, as gdon notes. In my two Y! leagues, the following centers were undrafted and remain FAs after the first WW:

MKoivu
Desharnais
Plekanec
Roy
Stepan
Zajac
Grabovsky
Brassard/Dubinsky

If I had the drafts to do over again I wouldn't touch a C not named Malkin, Stamkos, Spezza, Tavares, or, say, Backes (for PIM) until the end. The difference in production between the guys I drafted and the guys listed above will be miniscule. But the difference in production between, say, a Kris Letang who I didn't get versus a WW D will be huge. Also, note LW is much less deep than is RW.

Edited by nycldn, 18 January 2013 - 05:03 AM.

BASKETBALL: Yahoo Public League: Roto, 12 Team, 9 cat
PG Steve Nash, Jameer Nelson; SG James Harden, Jarrett Jack, Kyle Korver
SF Metta World Peace, Chandler Parsons; PF Serge Ibaka, Amir Johnson
CC Marcin Gortat, Larry Sanders, Tristan Thompson, Tiago Splitter

HOCKEY: Yahoo Public League: Roto, 12 Team, 10 cat (6 skate, 4 goal)
TEAM A: (9th pick, missed first half of draft, computer picked)
CC Tavares, Couture, Backes
LW Lucic, DBrown; RW JNeal, Cole, Brunner
D JJohnson, Timonen, Wideman, White
G Holtby, Dubnyk, Giguere, Theodore

TEAM B: (3rd pick, fyi Lundqvist and Quick went 1-2)
CC Malkin, Jokinen
LW EKane, Kunitz, Clowe; RW Clarkson, Brunner
D Karlsson, Byfuglien, Boyle, Campbell
G Smith, Varlamov, Niemi, Elliott, Theodore

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Posted 28 January 2013 - 12:52 AM

I had the 8th pick and I drafted two goalies and 3 defenseman for my first 5 picks and if week one has any indication how my year will go I may have a decent season. I went 9-0 and my team scored 23 goals, 49 assists, 47 penalty minutes, 27 plus/minus, 35 power play points and 177 shots on goal. My goalies had a great week but I think defenseman were a big key to my week.

Dustin Byfuglien
Kris Letang
Dan Boyle
Kevin Shattenkirk.......These guys scored 24 total points for me. Pretty much doubled every other teams defensema in pointsn. In most cases I tripled other teams production. It may not work for me the whole year but week one sure was nice.