At Left Wing Lock, we've developed a mathematical model for fantasy hockey rankings called the Fantasy Strength Index (FSI). Those of you who use our draft kits are familiar with this model (it is tailored to your individual scoring system) and are likely looking behind you in the standings right now. The player rankings you'll find on this page are tailored toward rotisserie and head-to-head leagues (in particular, we're displaying rankings for the Yahoo Fantasy Hockey default scoring system). These rankings aren't compiled lightly; we analyzed thousands of Yahoo fantasy hockey leagues to determine which players and statistics drive you to victory.
The key to a system like this is balance. Obviously just picking the top ranked skaters might overload you in certain categories. A balanced starting roster is one in which your FSI totals (in each skater category) hover around a score of 100. If you have questions about this methodology, our staff would love to discuss it with you.
Other fantasy hockey sites post player rankings that are updated two or three times per season (if you're lucky). The Left Wing Lock Fantasy Hockey Player Rankings are updated EVERY night based on the most recent statistics.
Depending on which fantasy hockey service you use (Yahoo, ESPN, etc.), a player's position might be RW, LW, or C. Because these services do not use a uniform positioning assignment, we won't divide the skaters up by position either. If we did, you might very well miss a player or two labeled under the 'wrong' position.