Wow... you know hockey drafts were a long time ago when I write a post and forget to include Stamkos name in the top 4. LOL.
Well... I got the 6-spot in a couple consecutive leagues this year and took Tavares in both... with James Neal still on the board.
In a pool with 4 point categories (G,A,P,PPP+SHP), I'd definitely would've gone with Tavares.
He'll also register a good amount of SOG, not much off Neal.
+/- is a statistic that varies yearly and the best players find a way to do well.
Like goalie states (see below), +/- can vary highly week-to-week... so I find I devalue it a bit.
Anyways, JT already jumped from -16 to -6... what's to say he doesn't kick up to +6?
PIM sure... Neal is good, JT low... but...
In a H2H league... you could even consider just all-together punting PIM.
There's 11 categories... punting 1/11 is not terrible.
In shallow leagues (10-teams or less), I'm quite fond of drafting goalies very, very, very late. Goalie stats fluctuate highly from week-to-week.
Last year, I remember seeing teams win my leagues with Mike Smith & Brian Elliott as two goalies that played very well down the stretch.
For example, take Henrik Lundqvist.
Let's look at his performance in the last week of the season last year.
Tuesday April 3rd vs PHI: 40 shots, 37 sv, 3ga, W.
Thursday April 5th vs PIT: DNP (Biron in net)
Saturday April 7th vs WAS: 17 shots, 13 sv, 4ga, L.
For the week:
57 shots, 50 saves, .878 SV%, 3.50GAA, 1 Win.
As single-week statistics... these are not good. Bad actually.
Point: A lot of teams with Henrik Lundqvist
probably lost their goalie categories in their championship week of their H2H leagues.
So... if it can happen to any good goalie, why invest too much in them?
In H2H leagues... I really prefer going skater-heavy in the top of the draft and late-drafting some serviceable goalies.
I'm going to make my H2H playoffs simply by rostering awesome skater teams and by either:
i) Taking W/SO by rostering a boatload of goalies
ii) Taking GAA/SV% by getting lucky, or pulling my goalies after good starts.
Anyways... I don't see enough offense on your team and it seems you drafted some good goalies, but maybe in spots where you should have taken skaters.
Not a bad team, but I'd say more 6th/7th out of 10.