Originally Posted by horrorfan
Brilliant advice so far.
I'm a bit in between bondon and Pengwin's advice when it comes to goalies. Given that you have two ratio categories, one regular counting one and one fluky counting one that is usually a draw per week, I would not leave it too late to grab a good goalie. If there were saves then I would lean a bit more towards Pengwin's advice for your #2, but I would still want an anchor. That's personal preference. You can do well with both strategies.
I wouldn't pick one in the first round unless I had the last pick of a snake draft, as an inevitable goalie run could leave me scrambling. Depending how much risk you are willing to take you could wait but depends on whether you want a middle of the road goalie as your starter. There are lot of good value offensive players in the later rounds that on a weekly basis can help you, especially in a relatively shallow league for starters, so I don't feel that you should go all offense early necessarily. I would secure one goalie, probably in round two or three, and then adjust as the rounds go on to decide on when the second one should come. Perhaps fourth, maybe fifth, sixth or even later depending on who's left.
Agree about the value of wingers who take faceoffs, and move them up the draft as that'll be key to remaining strong in that category. I would even look at some later round guys for your bench that could help you there e.g. Little, especially if you facing a strong FOW opponent that week. This is especially important if the other managers are also on the ball in picking up FOW heavy wingers earlier and you miss out a bit.
I think given your setup that defensemen can be left a little bit later, as there is pretty good depth in the middle rounds. But try to go for guys that shoot a bit more - they may not all guarantee you consistent offense each week but could contribute to more categories more regularly.
Originally Posted by Pengwin7
Bryan Little won't factor into this pool often.
There are only 12 teams with 6F (2C/2LW/2RW) spots, total 16 players per team.
So there's roughly 72F in play.
With bench, maybe 100F in play.
horrorfan is commish of a 12-team H2H league that counts Hit/BkS/FOW.
Little didn't go until the 18th round, as a comparison.
But - as a final round pick, 16th round... not a bad idea.
Well, to be fair Little contributes next to nothing by way of HITS and BLKs so it makes sense that he would go so late in that format. He's a legit late-round flier that could definitely provide good value relative to his draft position.
mounD: 2011-12 Champs // 2012-13 Champs
12 Team H2H Keeper (Keep 18)
3C, 3LW, 3RW, 3F, 6D, 2G, 5BN (IR)
G, A, +/-, PIM, PPP, SHP, SOG, FoW // W, Sv%, GAA, SHO
C: Getzlaf, Backes(RW),B. Richards,
LW: Parise, Hall, Kunitz, Ladd, Marchand(C,LW)
RW: Kessel, Neal(LW) Hossa, Burrows(Lw)
D: Karlsson, Chara, Burns, Boyle
G: Rinne, M. Smith
Bn: Jussi Jokinen(C,LW), Cammalleri(C,LW), Weiss(C), Timonen, Visnosky
Farm: Kadri, Coyle, Gallagher, Järnkrok - Barrie, Trouba, Vatanen - Khudobin