An Adobe document (pdf) and the Draft List (Excel spreadsheet) comes with it. The best damn Fantasy Hockey Guide on the market. Guide and Draft List are updated through training camp to the start of the season. Sleepers, upsides, projections on a sortable spreadsheet, line combos and more – including projections for hits and blocked shots. The 12th annual guide brought to you by the fantasy contributor of Sportsnet.ca, Yahoo! Puck Daddy and the former fantasy hockey guy for TheHockeyNews.com (2002-2014) and Sports Forecaster (2004-2012).
Last Update: Released August 1, 2019.
Updated: Last year the Fantasy Guide was updated 44 times and the Draft List 19 times. Notifications about updates are on Twitter (@DobberHockey) if you need them. This shop page here will also have the date of the most recent update. You won't be emailed about updates because 44 emails in three months is called "spam". If your draft is approaching, re-download your Guide and it will be the updated one.
This is the only online fantasy service with 14 years of acclaimed Fantasy Hockey Guides. Dobber has contributed to dozens of magazines you've been reading from the newsstand over the past 17 years, including The Hockey News and the Hockey Forecaster. He was the fantasy hockey writer for The Hockey News for 12 years with over 900 articles and he's been doing player projections for 25 years when it started as a project in one of his his fourth year Statistics Degree courses.
In the 2018-19 Fantasy Guide, 258 player projections were accurate within five points. THIRTEEN consecutive seasons of getting more than 200 player points projections accurate within five points.
Each year this Guide is updated approximately 50 times between August 1 and October 12. Sometimes a couple of times in a single day! Updates are FREE – simply re-download the pdf and you'll have the latest one. A list of updates are conveniently noted in the 'updates' section of the Guide. This is the only fantasy guide that has updated line combinations, projections, injuries and training camp cuts – sometimes 10 minutes after they're announced! Don't go into your draft with a Guide that has news and projections from late July. Dobber's Guide will have you set based on up-to-the-hour news!
For nine years, Dobber has added a section for each team breaking down what the latest in advanced statistics tells you about how the coach is using/deploying his players and what it means to a player's fantasy outlook (and to your fantasy squad). Includes 5on5 S%, zone deployment, coaching tendencies and CorsiRel analysis. But the Guide isn't bogged down with complicated numbers – just the straight projections, with this advanced stats analysis in its own section presented clearly for the layman.
Where is the rest of the fantasy hockey industry? While other sites shut down their content for the summer, DobberHockey is still there for you with rankings, analysis and breakdowns of the latest off-ice and off-season news. A fresh daily Ramblings has been posted every day for 14 years – not even missing Christmas! Other sites only wish they had this kind of dedication. Do you want to put your fate in the hands of people who take summers off and then suddenly reappear in September in time to take your money?
DobberHockey is dedicated to 100% hockey. All of our sister sites: DobberHockey, DobberProspects, Dobbernomics, the Hockey Forum, Goalie Post and Fantasy Hockey Geek are dedicated exclusively to hockey. For other roto-companies, hockey is an afterthought: "Football Football Football Football…oh, and uh…whatever here's some hockey. But …FOOTBALL!" Are those Roto-fill-in-catchy-word-here.com football guys the people you want to rely on for tips and updates?
Also – a full rookie report, including odds that each will make the team (and yes, the odds get adjusted and updated too), a sleeper chart with odds of the player reaching his sleeper number, a team-by-team analysis of the NHL schedule and how best to use the schedule to your advantage…and of course projections for over 700 players (including Hits and Blocked Shots). The Guide is an Adobe document and the accompanying Draft List is of course a multi-page spreadsheet (use the ones that work best for your league!). DobberHockey has been exclusive to fantasy hockey for 14 years. You don't want to pick up something from a website that closes shop for the summer and provides zero analysis and rankings between May and August, do you? Hell no. You want product from a group of fantasy diehards who never stop analyzing and breaking down the news – even if it's a minor signing in late July!
Remember – a good Guide is more than just projections. You also want to make sure you get all the players too! In 2010 only ONE Guide had Jeff Skinner making Carolina's roster and only ONE Guide had a projection for him: Dobber's. In 2014 only ONE Guide had John Klingberg seeing some games with Dallas and only ONE Guide had a projection for him: Dobber's. In 2016, only ONE Guide had a projection for Jake Guentzel and highlighted him as a sleeper for 45 points: Dobber's. In 2017, did your other Guide have Evgenii Dadonov in there? Dobber's did – and had him for 45 points. And last year, most Guides didn't have Erik Gustafsson at all! DobberHockey's Guide had him projected for 31 points in 67 games. Sure would have been nice to get those guys, huh?
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In a deep keeper league with prospects? Pick up the 13th annual Fantasy Prospects Report along with this Guide – both are included in the Keeper League Fantasy Pack and the cost is just an additional six bucks.
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