Opening Faceoff

A Detailed Exploration of DFS Hockey Strategy and 2016-17 Season Preview
Four of the most successful NHL DFS players JayWilly (13th Ranked NHL), MBerkowi (16th ranked), ColinWDrew (30th ranked) and MaxEErnst (104th ranked) have combined talents to offer a comprehensive series of articles that will help you think like a winning NHL DFS player for the 2016 – 2017 NHL season. Opening Faceoff includes eight detailed strategy articles that cover a wide range of topics including: an Introduction to Advanced Analytics, Cash game and GPP strategy, and how to transition from MLB DFS to NHL. Additionally, the package includes in depth previews of all 30 NHL teams with specific DFS approaches to target for every team. Note: Division previews were authored prior to the start of the 16-17 season.

Package Content

  1. Shooting Percentage Analysis

    MBerkowi has reviewed shot data from every player last season. Eight players are presented that the market will react inefficiently based on last year's shot data.

  2. NHL GPP Strategy

    Colin Drew tackles NHL GPP strategy and different types of line stacks you should consider.

  3. Head-to-head Game Theory

    Colin Drew breaks down his opinion on head-to-head game theory and why many are playing it wrong.

  4. Evaluating Rookies

    Mberkowi takes you through how he evaluates rookie players, both pre-season and in-season call-ups.

  5. Central Division Preview

    MBerkowi takes a deep dive into all seven Central Division teams, including players to watch and DFS approaches to exploit.

  6. Cash Game Strategy

    maxeernst provides a comprehensive exploration of cash game strategy. His theoretical approach is heavily influenced by advanced analytics.

  7. Introduction to Advanced Analytics

    JayWilly delves into advanced analytics, expressing complex concepts and stats with ease while indicating their DFS relevance.

  8. Pacific Division Preview

    JayWilly tackles the Pacific Division as part of the Opening Faceoff NHL Preview

  9. Metropolitan Division Preview

    maxeernst analyzes the Metropolitan Division and highlights impactful DFS players and strategies.

  10. Atlantic Division Preview

    Colin Drew tackles the Atlantic Division with a breakdown of fantasy relevant players for each team.

  11. NHL DFS Resources

    The team shares some of their favorite DFS resources for hockey.

  12. Transitioning from MLB

    MLB and NHL DFS are the two most similar sports. MBerkowi takes you through the similarities, subtle differences and how to leverage your MLB DFS skills.


Opening Faceoff


James Willemse

JayWilly is a NHL fanatic who loves studying advanced hockey analytics and using it to his advantage in DFS. He is a two time Top 5 finisher at the DraftKings Fantasy Hockey World Championships, and finished the 2015-16 season ranked 13th on the RotoGrinders hockey leaderboard. is the home of the daily fantasy sports community. Our content, rankings, member blogs, promotions and forum discussion all cater to the players that like to create a new fantasy team every day of the week.

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