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Should I use Tiers?


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#1 wang61

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Posted 16 January 2013 - 12:07 PM

First time doing a fantasy hockey draft. It is a 12 team league that drafts 7 forwards, 3 defencemen, 2 goalies and 2 reserves.

Scoring is straight up overall points at the end of the year. So forwards and defecemen scoring is just goals + assists. Goalies get 2 pts for a win and 1 point for a shutout.

So in fantasy football I always use tiers, but I'm wondering now if I should bother for NHL. There just seems to be so many players within certain ranges of one another. For instance, I have nearly 70 guys projected to score between 30-40 points!

So my question is, should I just abandon tiers and go with the "best player available" strategy?

Edited by wang61, 16 January 2013 - 12:08 PM.

10 team, H2H categories league, 10x8.

C - Jonathon Lucroy

1B - Anthony Rizzo

2B - Rougned Odor

3B - Kris Bryant

SS - Francisco Lindor

OF - JD Martinez, Yasiel Puig, Christian Yelich

UT - Nomar Mazara, Daniel Murphy

BENCH - Maikel Franco, Carlos Gomez, Byoung Ho Park

SP - Matt Harvey, Stephen Strasburg, Danny Salazar, Vince Velasquez, Jose Quintana, James Shields, Drew Smyly, Kenta Maeda

RP - Andrew Miller, AJ Ramos, Kevin Jepsen, Aroldis Chapman

STASHES - AJ Reed (N/A), Jung Ho Kang (DL), Devon Travis(DL), Lucas Giolito (N/A)


#2 King Ding Aling

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Posted 16 January 2013 - 12:21 PM

I always go best player available in hockey because rosters are so much deeper. But be sure to get a Goalie early so you have a stud!
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

#3 Michael

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Posted 16 January 2013 - 10:05 PM

Use the tiers, especially later in the draft when crossing off names, there may be someone left in the early tiers that has been bypassed.

#4 gdon

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Posted 17 January 2013 - 02:23 PM

Yes you will find a big clump in the middle tiers especially when there are no other categories other than points. You can shorten the tiers down to 5 pt increments, but really the idea is still solid. But definitely go in with positional depth in mind moreso best player available.

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Posted 17 January 2013 - 05:00 PM

Try to get goalies on good teams that play a lot. For example Mike Quick may be the first pick in ur draft. Ur skaters just get good players period. without consideration for plus minus or PP points u want the scorer or the big set up guy off each team. So skip the "third wheel" on the big lines. I am not sure a SHG should count the same as a 2 man PPG though. Since defensemen is so hit and miss i would draft them lastish and be ready to pounce in case a jordan leopold breaks out. Cause someone always does.
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G CP3*, Lavine, Curry, Schroder, Elfrid, Danny Green
F Giannis*, Randle, Farried, Justise Winslow, Jamychal green
C Love*, Blake Griffin*, Dieng*, Sullinger

MLB 12 team Roto 6X6 Holds + OPS. 1500 IP max, 16 keepers 6 optional 100 buxFAAB
C Salty, 1B Santana , MI Forsythe, SS Alcides, 3B TFrazier, CI Prado, 2B Wong,
CF Betts, RF Bautista, LF Harper, OF McCutchen, Util JUP, Kemp

SP Geritt Cole, Klubler, Hamels, Salazar, Maeda
RP Bettances, Strickland, Casillas, Cishek, Colome, Brach, Daniel hudson
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Posted 17 January 2013 - 05:49 PM

Try to get goalies on good teams that play a lot. For example Mike Quick may be the first pick in ur draft. Ur skaters just get good players period. without consideration for plus minus or PP points u want the scorer or the big set up guy off each team. So skip the "third wheel" on the big lines. I am not sure a SHG should count the same as a 2 man PPG though. Since defensemen is so hit and miss i would draft them lastish and be ready to pounce in case a jordan leopold breaks out. Cause someone always does.


I can see you're a big hockey fan... Mike Quick!?

Jon Quick... go after a stud Goalie in the 1st 2 rds! you'll be okay!

load up on Def in rd's 8-11 good luck