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Fantasy hockey cheat sheet for 2016-17

Top 250 rankings, players to watch, essential guides for drafting

by Pete Jensen @NHLJensen / NHL.com Fantasy Insider

Who's ready for some fantasy hockey?

NHL.com's fantasy staff has provided plenty of offseason reading, but it's always good to do some last-minute cramming before your draft. With the 2016-17 NHL season less than two weeks away, here are the essential NHL.com fantasy stories to read before selecting your team:

 

PRE-RANK YOUR PLAYERS: NHL.com's top 250 rankings | Bold prediction for each team

 

POSITIONAL RANKINGS: Center | Left wing | Right wing | Defenseman | Goalie

 

DRAFT GUIDES: Standard | Keeper | Hits | Points-only | Auction

 

PRESEASON TAKEAWAYS: FORWARD | D-MAN | GOALIE

 

PLAYERS TO WATCH: Rookies | Sleepers | Deep sleepers | Breakouts | Bounce-backs | Injury rebounds | Dark horse forwards | Entering contract year | World Cup of Hockey 2016 takeaways

 

BARGAINS: Forward | Defenseman | Goalie | BUYER BEWARE: 10 players to avoid

 

If you're a beginner, refer to NHL.com's fantasy glossary to learn terms, strategies and formats.

 

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