The best damn fantasy hockey guide on the market is now in its 13th year. Released August 1, 2019. Updated frequently throughout the summer and training camp!
Available for download right now and fully updated to present day. It is not mailed, you download it. (“Downloads” link in main menu). Pick it up immediately after it’s released! Included: Fantasy Guide is a PDF and the Draft List is a Spreadsheet.
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 14th 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).
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Last Update: October 03
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…and uh…Oh! Right! Hockey. But …FOOTBALL!” Are those Roto-fill-in-catchy-word-here.com football guys the people you want to rely on for hockey 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! If you’re still not sold on this (really?), there is a video preview of the Guide below.
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?
That being said – Dobber has been the industry’s top-ranked projections (via Fantasy Ref) for three years running!
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Still not sold??? Here is a video preview!
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bruno (verified owner) –
Perfect guide for the draft day!
Year after year this is THE best guide to buy – the ONLY one that gets updated! I’ve regretted the years I didn’t buy it and will never again make that mistake.
Charles (verified owner) –
I see no reason to consider any other product to help me in fantasy hockey drafts. Dobber’s Guide is the way to go. Paperless, constant updates and the most complete guide. #DobbersFantasyGuide
Hayden Soboleski –
This has been my go-to guide for about 6 years and it just keeps getting better. Deep team insights that have led to lots of gems that more basic guides tend to miss or not want to gamble on. Highly recommend!
bulletshockey (verified owner) –
Best bang-for-your-buck out there by a country mile.
My go-to every year!!
My 2nd year purchasing this guide…..hours and hours of parenting neglected because of it….highly recommend.
Jamie (verified owner) –
Love the guide! Always updated which is something the print magazines can’t do…
Keith (verified owner) –
Best fantasy guide available, been in the money every year I’ve purchased it! Wouldn’t enter a league with out.
Jp pisani (verified owner) –
I have been buying this guide/pack for years! I love the the prospect guide as well as the fantasy guide. I find the breakdowns of each team and player to be incredibly helpful. I will be looking forward to getting this guide for years to come!
vaarboal (verified owner) –
Amazing Guide , plenty of usefull info from some of the greatest hockey expert/connaisseur on earth.
Hâte de le lire en françcais !!
mage-users (verified owner) –
5th year getting this guide now and its the best one on the market. Love the Excel spreadsheet because you can modify it to suit your league settings.
It helps me a lot for constituting a strong draft board and getting ready for the season ahead.
Keep it up!
This guide is the best on the market. The numbers and analysis are second to none!
Jadon (verified owner) –
Nothing better then finding hidden gems with the deep analytical research that Dobber and his team put into the fantasy guide. While the other GMs are drafting based on past years…. your drafting based on offensive/defensive zone starts, quality of competition and much more.
Best Fantasy Guide in the game.
Dobber helped me uncover Elias Lindholm last year… Enough Said.
scott (verified owner) –
My 6th year buying the guide. Worth every penny!
Daniel (verified owner) –
This is my second year in a row buying the guide. Love the fact that the guide gets updated frequently, and the collection of advanced stats keep me coming back for more. It’s nice that there is some logic/advanced stats behind the point projections as opposed to some other magazines that seem to pull some random numbers out of the air. Keep up the great work!
Chris (verified owner) –
Have purchased every year for the last several seasons and always helps me make key decisions on players throughout the year. I use it all year long as I make trades and evaluate talent throughout each season!
Darcy (verified owner) –
My 3rd year buying this guide. Excellent for drafts and throughout the seasons. Took 1st in 2 keeper leagues last year. Saves me the time of creating my own spreadsheets and figuring out player salaries. 5 STAR!!
Dobber knows all, thank you for all the unreal insight
Long time customer of DobberHockey’s Fantasy Guides…frequent fantasy hockey champ. Thanks for all the great content in the 2019-2020 edition. Dobber and his team continue to top themselves year after year.
daver123 (verified owner) –
A must-buy for years now! Has led me to many successful fantasy championships.
Jordan (verified owner) –
Really like the guide and how the line combinations are projected and laid out.
Chris Pedersen (verified owner) –
Incredibly in-depth insight with frequently updated projections. My go to every year, all season long.
Joe Retzer (verified owner) –
This is the only Guide I have used since I found it almost 10 years ago. I absolutely LOVE this Guide!!!
I believe that it is by far the best Guide out there!
Oscar Sala (verified owner) –
Dobber’s is the best hockey guide out there — hands down! Best insights, varied sources and voices, assessments are great blend of eye test and analytics — the whole package. Combine it with Dobber’s Prospects report and you have all the tools you need to create a fantasy dynasty! (Thanks Dobber for the extra winnings in pocket!)
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Best draft guid available!
Antonio da Mota (verified owner) –
Year after year this is my go to along with the draft geek tool. The amount on insight, and number of stats never ceases to amaze. The complete draft day package!
Stephen Gallant (verified owner) –
This is my first year purchasing this guide, and I’m stoked for hockey to start. You want an edge in your league? Get this Guide!
This is THE guide if you want to take your friends’ money in fantasy hockey. Don’t sleep on this one.
Mathieu (verified owner) –
2nd year purchasing this guide. Last year it helped me finish 1st/12 in two leagues and 3rd/20 in another!
williamcollins48 (verified owner) –
I do my research and plan my picks for my keeper league throughout the season. When your guide comes out I compare your rankings with mine and resolve the differences. Absolutely a great tool. I came in 2nd, missed first by 7 points last year which I blame on Liane. Since using your guide I am always in the top 3
dellaera (verified owner) –
Finished last in my league two seasons ago. Last season I purchased the FHG and finished first. Not sure there’s a better testament to how indispensable the FHG is than that!
Jesse (verified owner) –
2nd, 1st, 2nd, 1st, 2nd, 1st, 1st, in my league the last 7 years! Been buying THE GUIDE since 2012 and I’ve never looked back.
Bernard Jean (verified owner) –
The best source of fantasy hockey information, period. I owe my championships and bragging rights to this guide and the tools offered by Dobber and friends!
Mark Samina –
Dobber is the best!! He has made me a successful poolie GM for years.
jurz90 (verified owner) –
Something I buy every year and it helps so much it’s crazy. Thank you all for all you do
Jonathan Grossman (verified owner) –
There is no other guide that stays relevant longer or subtly changes your perspective on everything. Must buy every year.
Other guides are a waste of $. Dobbers guide sets the bar….by far the best. I like many, cant say enough about the guide….and hope most of my poolies havent figured out this best kept secret (sorry dobber, bad for business but just saying…lol) It has given me the upper edge in my pools for years. Advice to everyone…BUY IT!! You’ll find yourself anxiously waiting every year before every new season for the new one!! Thanks Dobber…keep up the great work!! #dobbersfantasyguide
cheesecake (verified owner) –
Third year buying the guide and I just think it’s perfect. Info is easy to understand and relevant, I recommend it to any fantasy GM without reserve.
Harley Lohrer (verified owner) –
Very detailed and provides excellent coverage of all 31 teams and their prospects. A much better deal than the other annual magazines available. I’m excited to pair this with fantasy hockey geek draft tool kit. Highly recommended!
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Frederic Downing-Doucet (verified owner) –
Changed to the Dobber guide this year after their great results last year. Satisfied with what I see so far. Reccommend.
Simeon (verified owner) –
I’ve tried other fantasy hockey guides in the last 10+ years and this is the best one out there. The regular updates are a bonus which makes it money well spent. And they took it one step further this year by adding a French version. Great work guys!
Alexander MacLean –
Over two-hundred pages of content that you just can’t find anywhere else, covering every type of fantasy league. Well worth trading two Starbucks coffees for!
I have tried several different hockey fantasy magazine and this guide is the best there is, period !
dean little (verified owner) –
I have been reading the Dobber guide for over a decade and it has helped me crush opponents and make thousands and thousands of dollars playing at CDM, Fantrax and home leagues. If you want to take your game to the next level buy a copy today, you won’t be disappointed.
Edgar (verified owner) –
This is THE source for Fantasy hockey. Been using it for 2 years now – wouldn’t go back. Also a great resource for being a hockey fan in general and seeing how talent evolves.
Thomas (verified owner) –
I’ve read them all every year and compare the results at the end of the season and Dobber is the boss! If you are only going to buy one guide, this is the one to get.
Neil McWilliams (verified owner) –
Great resource. Been using it for 8 years or so and still the best out there!!
Paul Galasik (verified owner) –
The best out there Dobber is on top of everything his calls on players have helped me win tons of championships bar none and I personally wish him continued good health going forward
Pier-Yves Leclerc-Côté (verified owner) –
The guide is complete and the advanced stats are really helpfull ! Better looking graphs would helps.
Dan Damphousse –
The only guide you need. Period. Dobber and his amazing team have helped me cash in the 2 lifetime fantasy leagues in which i participate!
dropthepuck001 (verified owner) –
An excellent guide indeed! Thank you!
smartin4 (verified owner) –
This honestly is the best fantasy guide out there. And it’s equally helpful to get the Excel draft list!
dan cyr (verified owner) –
The best NHL draft guide out there!!
Jesse Nguyen (verified owner) –
My #1 read leading up to every season! Been a loyal followers for 5 years now!
Nick Weening (verified owner) –
The correlation between the year I started buying this guide and the year are started winning my pools is unmistakeable.
Justin (verified owner) –
Great information, love it every year.
Patrice Gauthier (verified owner) –
Big fan of this guide since 2008! And now in 2019, I’m always thinking that’s the most reliable and complete info about Fantasy hockey.
Martin (verified owner) –
best toolkit for my pools I ever found… and been doing hockey pools for over 35 years !!!
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Simon T –
Bought the Fantasy Keeper Bundle. Been buying it almost every year and it is by far better than any magazine you can buy.
Definitely the gold standard for a guide, not even counting the invaluable daily content.
Buy it and win!
In 6 years of reading Dobber, I’ve won 2 leagues and never finished lower than 4th.
Dave Ao (verified owner) –
Best guide I ever used. Regular updates so you can keep up with major changes prior to draft dates. It’s hilarious when the guys in my draft use other guides only to draft a player who is out for a few months due to injury. I especially love it when the guys in our group only mention it after the pick.
Stefan Bounket (verified owner) –
A lot of great information if you have the time to read through it and prep. If you’re looking for a quick “oh no, I forgot to prepare for my draft tomorrow!” type product, this somewhat fills the void but feels like it might be a lacking in terms of clear direction unless you’ve read the 168 page guide.
However, aside from that situation, the guide is great.
Corey (verified owner) –
Been using it for years, have finished in the money every year I’ve bought it. It pays for itself every single year!
Todd MacKay –
Been using Dobber’s guide since we started our dynasty league 11 years ago. I may have only won it once but I’ve come second 7 times and 3rd twice. A lot of this consistency would not have been possible without the heads up Dobber provides on blue chip prospects and break out stars. Hats off to him and his team for keeping it fun and simple for those of us who can’t live and breathe hockey stats each and every day!
Sammie (verified owner) –
I have been using this fantasy hockey guide for 4 years now. It is my absolute favorite. Keep up the great work!
Benoit Provencher (verified owner) –
Always a great starting point, complete team info. It help me year after yaer
I love the guide. Last year was my first year pooling and I took a 15 th (16 team keeper league) up to 10th. Now I am a top 3 favourite. I may know the game of hockey but Dobber is helping me with the game of fantasy. Just wish it had length of contract on the spreadsheet too.
Ryan (verified owner) –
Been using Dobber for the last few years and it never lets me down. Finally won last year but have almost always been in top 3 for the seasons but fantasy playoffs are just so random. His projections are almost always on point but i really like all the extra you get in the guide like sleepers and players to move up/down your rankings. Plus he breaks down each team to let you know what to look out for. What makes it 5 stars if how often it is updated during the few weeks leading up to puck drop. Its crazy how fast this gets updated