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    First time drafting in a H2H league with positions ie C, RW etc. All I know is Roto leagues, I know my players inside and out, but whats the strategy from a positions stand point? Should I focus on X position over another one?
    Any tips/advice is appreciated. League breakdown is below.


    Positions:
    C, C, LW, LW, RW, RW, D, D, D, D, G, G, BN, BN, BN, BN, IR
    Stat Cates:
    Goals (G), Assists (A), Points (P), Plus/Minus (+/-), Powerplay Points (PPP), Shots on Goal (SOG), Hits (HIT)
    Wins (W), Goals Against Average (GAA), Save Percentage (SV%), Shutouts (SHO)
    1 Year Roto League - 14 Team -G, A, SOG, PIMS, +/-, PPP, HITS - W, GAA, SV %, SO.

    Forwards-
    Ovie, Kane, Getzlaf, Duchene, Statsny, Pacioretty Hemsky, Kulemin, Fleischmann, McDonald, E. Kane, Clarkson,

    Defense-
    Subban, Edler, Suter, Bieksa, White, Voynov

    Tenders-
    MA Fleury, Quick, Bernier

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    This is a pretty shallow roster allocation.

    My preference is to go heavy with quality-skaters.
    In a 6F/4D league, you'll also need some premium defensemen.

    I normally tell people to go forward heavy, but with these categories I'd really look to get TWO top tier defensemen in the first five rounds.

    I consider these five D-men to be top tier: Karlsson, Weber, Byfuglien, Letang, Chara

    HITS is a category you have to get built into your players.... but if you draft those defensemen, you won't need to include it in your forwards.

    Draft your forwards mostly for point-outputs.
    Make sure all of your defensemen can HIT... don't waste time with guys like Keith Yandle.

    Goalies you can draft late in H2H leagues and be OK.

    You've got a 7/4 category split.
    H2H is all about winning a week, so you only need 6 of 11 categories in playoff weeks to move on.

    You want to dominate those offensive categories, if you can win them all every week, it won't matter how your goalies do. Shutouts is usually a 0-0 tie anyways.

    If this is a 10-team league, you can take your goalie in round 7/8/9.
    If this is a 12-team league, I'd look to get your goalie around round 5/6/7.
    If this is a 14-team league, you'll probably need goalies in rounds 3/4/5.

    If this is a daily-start league, I'd highly recommend taking at least one goalie from the following teams (ANA,CGY,COL,CHI). All have great off-night schedules, which avoids the conflict of having all 3G playing on the same night (wasted player, since one goalie must be benched).

    Good luck.

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    great reply. thanks for the thorough feedback pengwin!
    1 Year Roto League - 14 Team -G, A, SOG, PIMS, +/-, PPP, HITS - W, GAA, SV %, SO.

    Forwards-
    Ovie, Kane, Getzlaf, Duchene, Statsny, Pacioretty Hemsky, Kulemin, Fleischmann, McDonald, E. Kane, Clarkson,

    Defense-
    Subban, Edler, Suter, Bieksa, White, Voynov

    Tenders-
    MA Fleury, Quick, Bernier

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    Agree with everything Pengwin said. I'll add the following about forward positions:

    1. This year RW is the shallowest forward position, followed by LW, Centre is the deepest. so Wingers have slightly more value over Centres
    2. review your league providers multi-positional eligibility. C/W eligible guys are good LW/RW eligible guys are great. Being able to start a guy at 2 positions gives versatilty in daily starts and will add starts over the course of the season. so multi-positional guys have slighty more value
    3. With daily starts all of your forwards are going to start 80%+ of their games.
    4. Ultimately I'd want 3C, 3LW, 3RW, 4D, and 3 G on my roster. When filling your roster place a multi-positioinal guy at the shallowest position.
    5. Pengwin pointed out that ANA,CGY,COL,CHI players have the most off-night games which equals more total starts. forwards from these team are slightly more value as well.

    Remember each of the bolded sections adds slight value it could be the reason you choose players with very similar stats or even a forward with 2-3 fewer projected points. Don't use it overthink taking Corey Perry at 3rd overall because he is a RWer from Anaheim and Crosby is a Center from Pittsburgh!
    12 team H-2-H 1 year league, daily roster changes, 3 goalie start minimum/week
    2xC, 2xRW, 2xLW, 4xD, 3xUtil, 2xG, 5 Bench
    G, A, P, +/-, PIM, PPP, SHP, GWG, Hits, W, SV%, GAA
    C: Malkin, Backstrom, Stepan, Ribeiro, Legwand
    LW: Vanek, Moulson, Carter, Rinaldo
    RW: Kessel, Vrbata, Seguin, Cammalleri, Zuccarello
    D: Green, Gudas, Zidlicky
    G: Lehtonen, Halak, Lack

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