question about rotisserie league
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09-21-2003, 03:11 PM
Join Date: Oct 2002
Location: Upper Peninsula, MI
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i´m quite a newbie to all this fhl-stuff. just joined a head-to-head league a few days ago. i also wanna join a rotisserie, the question is this: are there players who are worth more in a roti-serie than in a hth-league?? --> what kind of players do best in rs?
Rotisserie leagues are a bit different and definately more slanted to the analytical mind. Here's my approach which has been quite successful.
1. Keep in mind that the top scorers in the league may not necessarily be the best choice. i.e. for most rotisserie leagues, a category such as +/- is just as important as a top center who gets a ton of assists.
2. I feel that the only true way to compare players equally is to use a per-game statistics (assuming your league doesn't punish for injuries), then compare each skater/goalie to see how much that player deviates from the rest of the skaters/goalies. By adding up every category equally, you get an overall picture of how good that player truly is.
3. Depending on the number of categories used in your rotoleague, goalies may be more or less desireable. i.e. in our league we have 2 active goalies, 3 goalie categories, 14 skaters with 8 skating categories. Therefore each goalie represents (3/11)/2 or 13.6% of the team's points, whereas each skater represents (8/11)/14 or 5.2% of the team's points. This being said, it has been proven that a fantastic forwards/dmen with mediocre goalies can win the league
4. Don't overdraft defensemen...although the good ones are desireable and are snatched up quickly, the quality forwards are worth quite a bit more.
5. The art of the roto leauge is predicting who will rise to the top in the upcoming year and have a suprise season. It's all about trends based on age, current team status, and to some extent health. Those who did well in the past have somewhat predictable outcomes for the next seasons (Modano is a rock to perform at the same level he has the past few seasons, same for Brodeur), the analysis just helps guide you how good those players really are.
Top skaters are in this order: Naslund, Bertuzzi, Tkachuk, Sundin, Fedorov, Jagr, Thornton, Hejduk, Palffy, Heatley, Iginla
Top goalies: Belfour, Turco, Giguere, Luongo, Lalime with Burke performing well but he only played 22 games.
If anyone has an interest in my pre-draft analysis, I can email you the excel file (as excel files can't be attached directly) or post a link to it if someone is willing to have it uploaded to their site.
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