2018-19 fantasy hockey draft kit: Rankings, strategy and more

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Rankings

Top 300 fantasy hockey rankings
Our top-300 fantasy hockey rankings, from Connor McDavid right on down to your bench players and future waiver-wire streamers.

Top 250 preseason dynasty league rankings
Gearing up for another season in your fantasy hockey dynasty league? Sean Allen has a brand-new set of rankings entering the 2018-19 NHL campaign.

Printable PDF rankings cheat sheets:
Top 300 rankings | Position-by-position rankings


Previews

Position previews: Center | Wing | Defense | Goaltender
Previewing each position, including draft strategy and players to target.

Team-by-team previews: Eastern Conference | Western Conference
All the biggest team concerns, themes and other fantasy-relevant notes for all 31 NHL teams.


Analysis

Impact prospects for the 2018-19 NHL season
Chris Peters looks at prospects who will make an NHL impact in 2018-19 as well as their fantasy value.

Power-play dependent players in danger of losing fantasy value
Be careful drafting these five late-rounders. Those power-play points upon which they are so dependent might not be so plentiful this season.

Mock draft breakdown: How the ESPN NHL team drafted its league
How did the picks pan out in ESPN's NHL team fantasy hockey draft? We look at the rosters and our experts give their two cents.

Shoot or pass: Will last season's breakout players repeat?
William Karlsson burst out for 43 goals in 2017-18. Our fantasy experts shoot or pass on Wild Bill and 19 other breakout stars repeating.

Wysh list: Plant-my-flag draft picks
Greg Wyshynski spills the beans on which players he's targeting in his fantasy hockey drafts ahead of the 2018-19 NHL season.

Evaluating fantasy impact of Erik Karlsson's trade to San Jose
Karlsson joins a loaded Sharks team. So what does it mean in fantasy? Sean Allen looks at the fallout.

Roundtable: Fantasy hockey experts weigh in on top-five draft pick options
Lucky enough to snag a top-five spot in your fantasy hockey draft? Our experts run through how they'd pick the first five players off the board.

Players to target to jumpstart your fantasy hockey season
Looking for a hot start to your season? Here are some players who might help you start the fantasy hockey campaign atop the standings.

Fantasy fallout of Max Pacioretty's trade to the Golden Knights
Pacioretty is off to Vegas. What does the trade mean from a fantasy perspective? Sean Allen evaluates all of those impacted by the deal.

Potential breakout players
Who is ready to make the next step? Sean Allen identifies a handful of NHL players who are poised to break out in 2018-19.

Sleepers
Fantasy leagues can be won with great late-round drafting. Here's some sleepers you won't want to pass on come draft day.

Overvalued players
Drafters beware! These players are overvalued heading into the season and should be going later than their ranking suggests.

First impressions to the top 300 rankings
Our 2018-19 fantasy hockey rankings have dropped, and Victoria Matiash has some thoughts. (Note: Rankings have since slightly changed.)

Assessing the fantasy-relevant moves of the offseason
With some big names moving around the NHL landscape, we looked at the fantasy fallout as the dust begins to settle.

Fantasy impact players selected in the NHL draft
Which players selected in the NHL draft will make an immediate fantasy impact next season -- and which are worth dynasty league stashes right away?