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wang61

Should I use Tiers?

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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?

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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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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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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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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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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

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