Fantasy hockey championships – Teams, players with best matchups

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Sean Allen, Special to ESPN.comApr 2, 2024, 02:00 PM ET

CloseSean Allen is a fantasy analyst for ESPN.com. He was the 2008 and 2009 Fantasy Sports Writers Association Hockey Writer of the Year. You can tweet him @seanard.

We are now in the heat of the second to last “week” of the fantasy hockey season. Week gets quotes here because the final “week” is actually a scoring period that extends for 11 days from April 8 to April 18.

That is when the championship you’ve been working toward all season will be decided. Whatever your league format, be it head-to-head, points or rotisserie, those final 11 days will determine the winner.

I had a friendly reminder in Monday’s preview about games-played limits, so be sure to review that information before getting too excited about some of the tidbits being shared here.

We are going to take a deep dive into the final scoring period’s schedule to attempt to find that edge you might need to earn the title as fantasy hockey champion.

Using fantasy points against per game (FPAPG) as a schedule-measuring device, let’s have a look by position at which teams have the most fantasy-friendly final scoring periods of the season. This does not cover the remainder of this week, so you’ll need to power through the current scoring period before taking full advantage of the recommendations below.

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FPAPG is a measure of how many fantasy points a team allows to opponents. We can break this down by position as well. An example: The San Jose Sharks allow 9.88 fantasy points against per game (FPAPG) to opposing defense this season, which is the most by any team and gives them the No. 1 ranking for being fantasy-friendly to opposition defense. We can do this by certain periods of time as well, such as the Toronto Maple Leafs allowing -0.36 FPAPG to opposing goaltenders since Feb. 1, making them the worst possible opponent for a fantasy goaltender to face…

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Source link : https://www.espn.com/fantasy/hockey/story/_/id/39860826/fantasy-hockey-championships-teams-players-best-matchups

Author : Sean Allen

Publish date : 2024-04-02 18:12:13

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