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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.

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#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!
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#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.

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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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Posted 17 January 2013 - 05:49 PM

View Posthailfire4, on 17 January 2013 - 05:00 PM, said:

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!

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