2021-22 Fantasy Preview: Yahoo! DFS Strategy

2021-22 Fantasy Preview: Yahoo! DFS Strategy

With the NHL's Oct. 12 Opening Night right around the corner, it's time to start preparing for another season of Yahoo Daily Fantasy Hockey. The focus of this column will primarily be on multi-game formats, but please scroll to the bottom if you're looking for tips pertaining to single-game contests, which will run throughout the 2021-22 NHL campaign after debuting late last season.

Before we go any further, let's review the rules...

Your lineup is constrained by the contest's salary cap and will consist of two goalies, two centers, three wingers and two defensemen. No more than six players from a single team are allowed in one lineup, and at least three different NHL teams must be represented. Note that while some other formats only have one goalie slot and a non-goalie utility slot, Yahoo features two goalies but forgoes the flexibility of a utility player. 

As for the scoring, skaters get six points for a goal, four for an assist, two points for each positive plus-minus rating point (and minus-2 for each negative), 0.9 points per shot, one point for a blocked shot and two points for a power-play point. Goalies get five points for a win, minus-3 for each goal against, 0.6 per save and five for a shutout. 

Yahoo offers a variety of different payout formats, but their contests can be divided into two broad categories: Guaranteed Prize Pool Tournaments (GPP) and Cash Games. GPP contest payouts are top-heavy, with massive prizes for the top spots

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Sasha Yodashkin
Sasha has been contributing NFL, NHL, NBA, MLB and Tennis content to RotoWire since 2015, with an emphasis on DFS. He is a huge New York sports fan who has been playing fantasy sports since middle school.
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