Fantasy Mailbag: Condensing Keepers Around McDavid; Hyping Trevor Zegras & Jaime Drysdale; Demko vs Nedeljkovic & More

Rick Roos

2021-08-04

Welcome back to another edition of the Roos Lets Loose monthly mailbag, where I answer your fantasy hockey questions by giving advice that should be useful to all poolies even if they don't own the specific players being discussed. As a reminder, if you want your fantasy hockey question(s) answered in the next mailbag, check out the end of the column, where I explain the ways to get it/them to me and as well as the details you should provide when sending. The earlier you send a question the more likely it is to be included in the mailbag, and the deeper dive I can provide with my reply.

Question #1 (from Bryan)

I'm in an 8 team, keep 17 (or less if you want), H2H league. Some teams opt not to keep 17 because the fewer players you keep the earlier the rounds you get to draft. We start 3C, 3LW, 3RW, 4D, 1U, 2G, plus there are 2 IR spots. Categories are G, A, Face Offs, SOG, PIM, HIT, BLK, STP; W, GAA, SV%.

I won this year with the following roster:

C – Auston Matthews, Aleksander Barkov, Bo Horvat, Jack Eichel, Mark Scheifele, Jean-Gabriel Pageau
C/RW – Mitch Marner, Brayden Point, Ryan O'Reilly
C/LW- Elias Pettersson, Brady Tkachuk, Claude Giroux
RW/LW-David Pastrnak, Matthew Tkachuk, Alex Ovechkin, Andrei Svechnikov
D- Cale Makar, Quinn Hughes, Darnell Nurse, Tyson Barrie, Adam Larsson, Jani Hakanpaa
G- Connor Hellebuyck,