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Thread: Draft questions - When do you draft 3D & 4D and how to stay focused/inspired in later rounds of the draft?

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    Default Draft questions - When do you draft 3D & 4D and how to stay focused/inspired in later rounds of the draft?

    My draft plan for defense is generally:
    -1D in 3rd round
    -2D in 5th round
    But 3D and 4D when? Do you guys have any general rules of when to do 3D and 4D?

    So in the league I finished 3rd in, the later rounds I was having a feeling of 'meh'/just not really feeling inspired with the offerings in the later rounds.
    Categories league - Goals Assists +/- PPP Shots Hits / Goalie Wins SV% GAA SHO - 2C, 2LW, 2RW, 4D, 1UTIL, 2G, 4B, IR, 3IR+, 2NA
    My draft went (and this is a late February draft remember):
    1 - Jack Hughes (should have taken JT Miller - oops)
    2 - Artemi Panarin
    3 - Roman Josi
    4 - Andrei Svechnikov (I could have had Bobrovsky but I was an idiot and decided to 'fade' goalies)
    5 - MacKenzie Weegar
    6 - Carter Verhaeghe
    7 - Josh Morrisey
    8 - Andrei Vasilevskiy - not a great first goalie pick but the volume is there
    9 - Owen Tippett
    10 - Mark Scheifele
    11 - Tyler Toffoli (before he got traded to WPG) - bit of an iffy pick
    12 - Bo Horvat

    Now up to this point, this was a decent team other than not taking JT and Bob vs Hughes and Svech.
    But then the next rounds really stunk other than Andersen

    13 - Evgeni Malkin - oof - dropped him for goalie/player stream
    14 - Mats Zuccarello - oof - dropped him for goalie/player stream
    15 - Martin Necas - oof - dropped him for goalie/player stream
    16 - Adam Larsson - oof - dropped him for Mattias Ekholm who turned out to be great.
    17 - Frederik Andersen (did the IR stash) - added Kochetchev in his place

    I remember the draft and scrolling through the player list and not feeling really inspired by most of the players offered in the later rounds. Plus I was having a hard time drafting deciding on whether to go by Xrank or ADP ranking.
    I have added the draft results to your viewing. H2H Cats League draft.pdf

    TLDR - when do you guys think about drafting 3D and 4D and how do you find inspiration in the players available in the later rounds of a draft?
    I assume you guys will say "have a plan and be flexible" - I did kinda have a plan for the first half of the draft but then I didn't really have one for the 2nd half of the draft.

    Any advice would be welcome.
    12 Team, H2H, Redraft
    G, A, Pts, PPP, SOG, Hits
    W, S%, GAA,
    2C, 2LW, 2RW, 4D, 2G, 4BN, 2IR

    C: Reinhart (C, RW), Trocheck (C),
    LW: Forsberg, Connor,
    RW: Kucherov,
    Miller (C, RW)
    D: Bouchard, Dobson, Matheson, Forsling
    BN:
    Horvat (C), Svechnikov (LW, RW),
    G: Hellebuyck,
    Vasilevskiy, Bobrovsky
    IR: Scheifele (C)


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    Default Re: Draft questions - When do you draft 3D & 4D and how to stay focused/inspired in later rounds of the draft?

    My General rule is to take BPA, i dont necessarily draft positions till im in round 15 or so. Having plan to draft certain positions at certain times can often backfire imo..i adjust based on what others do.
    14 Teams H2H Dynasty, 28 roster spots (8 bench), 15 minors under 100
    Weekly Matchups - Daily Lineups

    Skaters: G/A/Pt/PIM/SoG/STP/H+B/ToI/Corsi
    Goalies: W/GAA/SVs/SV%/SHO

    C: Eichel, Kadri, Mcdavid, Sodeberg, Schenn
    LW: Ehlers, Landeskog, Meier, Debrusk, Foegele, Lee
    RW: Pastrnak, Marner, Palmieri, Terry, D. Brown, Bailey, Granlund
    D: Krug, Josi, Ekholm, Faulk, Muzzin, Karlsson, Cernak,
    G: Hellebuyck, Biship, M Jones

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