The Goods on Fantasy Hockey
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I continue my list of all-star teams with the top sleepers by position this season. It’s fair to say that all except one player on this list were not expected to be sleepers this season. But that’s part of the fun of fantasy hockey – if you look past the name of the player and what numbers he is supposed to post, you’ll find a surprising player that turns out to be an incredible fantasy asset.
First I will list my All-Sleeper Team, then Chris Wassel of The Program will list his.
In order to win a fantasy league, it’s not the early-round picks that matter (unless you choose Sidney Crosby and he misses half the season). The difference between winning and losing a fantasy league lies in making savvy mid to late round picks whose production level matches that of earlier-round picks.
With that strategy in mind, I’ve listed twelve players that I believe have the potential to exceed their current ranking on Yahoo, ESPN, CBS, or any other sites that host fantasy hockey. I’m not suggesting that you draft all of these players. But timing is everything, so these are names that you can consider if they appear at the right spot for you. I no longer enter drafts thinking that I must draft a particular player, since I could end up drafting the player earlier than I need to. Rather, I ensure that the player fills a particular need on my team (positional, statistical) before I add to my roster. Understanding player values is a critical component in winning any fantasy league – whether it be hockey, baseball, football, or fishing (yes, there is such a thing).
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