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Fantasy draft strategy for first six rounds in 2019-20

Pick-by-pick suggestions for standard, 12-team leagues

by Fantasy Hockey Staff @NHLFantasy

NHL.com provides fantasy hockey draft strategy for the first six rounds at each spot in a standard, non-keeper league for the 2019-20 season. For more fantasy hockey coverage, visit NHL.com/Fantasy and subscribe for free to the NHL Fantasy on Ice podcast.

 

RANKINGS: Top 250 | F | C | LW | RW | D | G | Power ranks

PROJECTIONS: Forward points | Defenseman points | Goalie/team wins

 

NOTES: Players are listed in order of latest NHL.com rank, but some may be worth reaching for earlier based on position scarcity and/or other trends. ... Players could fall to a later pick or round in any situation, and, in those cases, should be prioritized ahead of the players listed for any particular pick. … These suggestions are for standard snake draft formats.

 

ROUND 1

1: Kucherov, Ovechkin, McDavid
2: Kucherov, Ovechkin, McDavid
3: Kucherov, Ovechkin, McDavid
4: MacKinnon, P. Kane
5: MacKinnon, P. Kane
6: Marchand, Vasilevskiy, Draisaitl
7: Vasilevskiy, Draisaitl, Pastrnak
8: Draisaitl, Pastrnak, Crosby
9: Pastrnak, Crosby, Matthews
10: Crosby, Matthews, E. Karlsson
11: Matthews, E. Karlsson, Burns
12: E. Karlsson, Burns, Bishop

 

ROUND 2

13: Burns, Bishop, Barkov
14: Bishop, Barkov, Marner
15: Barkov, Marner, Rantanen
16: Marner, Rantanen, Gaudreau
17: Rantanen, Gaudreau, Bobrovsky
18: Gaudreau, Bobrovsky, Panarin
19: Bobrovsky, Panarin, Seguin
20: Panarin, Seguin, Tavares
21: Seguin, Tavares, Hall
22: Tavares, Hall, Fleury
23: Hall, Fleury, Hedman
24: Fleury, Hedman, Stamkos

 

ROUND 3

25. Hedman, Stamkos, Andersen
26. Stamkos, Andersen, Giroux
27. Andersen, Giroux, Bergeron
28. Giroux, Bergeron, Carlson
29. Bergeron, Carlson, Wheeler
30. Carlson, Wheeler, Pettersson
31. Wheeler, Pettersson, Point
32. Pettersson, Point, Malkin
33. Point, Malkin, Subban
34. Malkin, Subban, Josi
35. Subban, Josi, Tarasenko
36. Josi, Tarasenko, Scheifele

 

ROUND 4

37. Tarasenko, Scheifele, Rask
38. Scheifele, Rask, Aho
39. Rask, Aho, Laine
40. Aho, Laine, DeBrincat
41. Laine, DeBrincat, Guentzel
42. DeBrincat, Guentzel, M. Tkachuk
43. Guentzel, M. Tkachuk, Landeskog
44. M. Tkachuk, Landeskog, Rinne
45. Landeskog, Rinne, Klingberg 
46. Rinne, Klingberg, Price
47. Klingberg, Price, Eichel
48. Price, Eichel, Barrie

 

ROUND 5

49. Eichel, Barrie, Letang
50. Barrie, Letang, Holtby
51. Letang, Holtby, Kuznetsov
52. Holtby, Kuznetsov, Rielly
53. Kuznetsov, Rielly, Binnington
54. Rielly, Binnington, Stone
55. Binnington, Stone, Radulov
56. Stone, Radulov, Huberdeau
57. Radulov, Huberdeau, Forsberg
58. Huberdeau, Forsberg, Kessel
59. Forsberg, Kessel, Backstrom
60. Kessel, Backstrom, S. Jones

 

ROUND 6

61. Backstrom, S. Jones, Monahan
62. S. Jones, Monahan, Zibanejad
63. Monahan, Zibanejad, Benn
64. Zibanejad, Benn, Gibson
65. Benn, Gibson, Murray
66. Gibson, Murray, Boeser
67. Murray, Boeser, Giordano
68. Boeser, Giordano, Krug
69. Giordano, Krug, Hertl
70. Krug, Hertl, Pacioretty
71. Hertl, Pacioretty, Meier
72. Pacioretty, Meier, Marchessault

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