Top 11 Fantasy Hockey Players to Draft 2016-17
What did we gain from the World Cup? Whose values in fantasy hockey spiked? What’s more, who left us with question marks about their health status and contract circumstances?
This rundown mixes goalies and skaters into an ace breakdown customized for anybody drafting in classes with different detail classifications. The rankings beneath depend on a standard Yahoo head-to-head format.
1. Patrick Kane, RW
Even if 2015-16 goes down as a career year, I’m not persuaded he relapses from his 80-point season. Has dependably been a world class NHL player. Depend on 80 or more points.
2. Sidney Crosby, C
Someday you will chuckle at the Autumn of 2015 when the fantasy clowns left ‘Sid the Kid’ for dead. Do I need to say more on why he needs to be in the top 3? Come on now!
3. Jamie Benn, LW
After surgery on both hips, Art Ross winner in 2014-15, went from 87 to 89 points. In his prime at 27. A dream pool behemoth. Missed the World Cup yet anticipated that would be prepared for the start of the season.
4. Connor McDavid, C
Believe it. Just Kane and Benn bested McDavid’s 1.07 pts per diversion last season. McDavid has a genuine shot to win the scoring title as a sophomore, as Crosby did. Bet on it.
5. Alex Ovechkin, LW
You cannot knock Ovechkin nor keep him out of your top 5. No matter the format he is good for goals, assists, points, shots, and hits. Basically, a utility knife. He was my first pick overall and probably should be considering he ranks in every category. If he could rank in the goaltending department, he would.
6. John Tavares, C
Disappointed last season, however, demonstrated in the playoffs he’s still, Tavares. Depend on at least an 85 point turnaround season.
7. Braden Holtby, G
Holtby is the far more firm decision than Price and much more talented. Yes, I said that. Wins might be misrepresented, all things considered, but Holtby racks them up. Let’s not forget about his save percentage and goals-against average 😉
8. Brent Burns, D
I do not feel like wasting any words on Burns. If you follow hockey, you already know why Burns as a defenseman is in my top 10.
9. Vladimir Tarasenko, RW
Goals have hopped from eight to 21 to 37 to 40 in his first four seasons. Only at the age of 24, he now has fellow Russian Nail Yakupov in the same locker room. Expect these two to compliment one another.
10. Carey Price, G
You didn’t think I would actually leave Pricey out, did you?
World Cup allowed Price to show how sound he is and how healthy he is for the upcoming 2016-17 season.
According to the NHL news world, Montreal plans to keep Price in the 60-start range this season. Holtby has found the middle value of 69 starts once again the previous two years. Another reason why Holtby is my number one goaltender in this years’ fantasy hockey draft.
11. Nail Yakupov, RW
Here is another free tip. Draft Yakupov, do not think twice about it. He’s finally on a team, that actually wins. He will evolve with fellow Russian Tarasenko.
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