Keeper league rankings for October 2014. The Big 2? Or Big 5? Players 3/4/5 are still deadlocked...


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#12 davidgoodburn 2014-10-02 04:24
Hey Dobber,

I'm interested in your long term thoughts on Palat. He's ranked in the same neighbourhood as Nyquists, Nichuskin, Scheifele, Huberdeau; guys who have a lot of hype and long term potential. Can he reach the same echelon as these guys long term or is he in a better position today and will soon fade into the rearview compared to those guys long term?

#11 Hockey Grin 2014-10-02 03:03
What happened to Niskanen? I know he won't get the same opportunities in Washington as he did last year, but not top 300? Really?
+1 #10 Dobber 2014-10-02 00:41
Chuck - good question

There are 1000s of types of leagues out there. As you know, this is for points-only keeper leagues, where points carry over. If you take a player out for a month and he is an 'average' player - well, those 55-point guys are a dime a dozen and if he is out or a month then he becomes a 40-point player. Anyone who is trying to win will have zero interest in that player, so his trade value is dead when it comes to a quarter of your league.
#9 chuckcouples 2014-10-01 23:05
Why would a 4-6 week injury or even a 3 month injury drop someones keeper league value. Does 10-20 games in one season really affect a player's value that much over the next 10+ years? I can understand a slight drop for a 36 year old like Datsyuk but to drop Jenner, Staal, Stepan that much because they are currently injured makes no sense.
#8 number54 2014-09-10 18:00
Here's an interesting question: If by some miracle Ville Leino were to make the Bruins' roster out of camp, where would you put his production?
#7 AlexTheGreat 2014-09-02 16:37
Taking into account positions would you keep Shattenkirk over Pacioretty?
#6 Mark24 2014-09-01 12:00
Can't help but ask, what happened to Ryan Murray?
+1 #5 Chunkys_Choice 2014-08-07 15:35
Just curious why Andrew Ladd moved up 44 spots, from 95 to 51? Did I miss something that dramatically improved his scoring situation in Winnipeg?
#4 Dobber 2014-08-06 23:39
Godin - in a points-only fantasy league? You're welcome to his 62 points. I don't think he'll finish in the Top 30 this year or any future year of his career.

TwoPuck - this is because these rankings take my Guide projections, so the one-year column was adjusted. I must have had an inflated sense of 'immediate' value on those guys.

For my Guide, I also re-evaluated my 3YP and my Upside for each player, so all were adjusted. Every August is an "audit" of these rankings, in which all factors are studied and adjusted carefully. Whereas throughout the year I really only adjust immediacy, injury factor, and in more extreme cases - upside. And of course, team depth chart, if a player is moved.
#3 finminer 2014-08-06 20:44
Always useful. It would be interesting to see these rankings expressed as points per million of salary, which might give insight to points leagues that use NHL salaries.

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