3 Secrets To OwnersBox NHL Tournament Contests
Whether you are brand new to OwnersBox fantasy hockey contests or have been playing NHL salary cap tournaments all season long, I have a few tips that should help get you into the pay zone on a consistent basis. The best part is, by using these strategies you can build your team and watch it win or if you’re struggling early in the week you can use this advice to make swaps and ascend up the leaderboard. That is the beauty of the OwnersBox WEEKLY salary cap game.
The pay zone isn’t going to just fall onto your lap, you’ll need to put a bit of time in and do some research. What’s great is that if you check out our dedicated NHL page above you can find all the information you need in order to implement these strategies.
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Pick The Right Stack
The term “stack” in fantasy hockey is when you have three (3) players from the same team in your lineup. This popular fantasy technique is extremely important on OwnersBox. There are too many new fantasy users who choose one (1) player from multiple teams and expect to win. The secret to consistently winning on OwnersBox is picking the right stack. Here are some different types of stacks;
This is when you combine players on the same team because you think the team will find success. You don’t neccessary care about the players being linemates and you will pick goalies and defensemen on the same team. Your betting on the overall success of the team, instead of banking on the line itself.
This is when you combine players who play on the same line together. Simple concept, you can combine a Powerplay together or even a 5 on 5 line together. In the example below, I have chosen the Toronto Maple Leafs first line. You don’t have to pick all three players from the same line, feel free to mix two linemates with a defensemen on the PowerPlay.
The ultimate stack or mega stack is when you have at least the following from the same team; (1) goalie, (1) defensemen, (2) forwards. This stack is quite popular if the team you are choosing from has a favourable schedule. On OwnersBox, we reward and punish for plus/minus, which means picking the right stack is a huge benefit and a major decision factor in winning money on OwnersBox. Here is an example of a Toronto Maple Leafs super stack;
Which stack should you choose?
This all depends on schedule and game opportunities, you can click here for a further breakdown on how to stack. From a basic standpoint, out of all these three stacks, I find myself using the super stack the most often. I rarely use the team stack, since I don’t see the big upside from choosing players on different lines. The super stack has the most upside, but with every upside comes also some downside. If your team loses most of their games during the week and does not produce much offense, your chances of entering the pay zone are slim to none. The safer alternative is to pick a line stack, I choose to pick line stacks when I don’t love a team for the week.
Avoid Goalies Who Split Time
On OwnersBox you get 4 game opportunities for goalies, it’s important to use them wisely. I recommend avoiding teams that prefer to ride a 50/50 split between their goalies. The reason why I avoid these goalies is that it’s very hard to predict which goalie will start, which could force you to make lineup changes in the middle of the contest. This can result in headaches from a management perspective and could possibly cost you a chance at winning if you’re not aware of these goalie changes. Instead, I’d lean towards goalies who you are confident will start their scheduled games. Here are some examples of goalies who split time and some that don’t.
Two (2) Teams Who Split Goalie Time;
Two (2) Teams Who Don’t Split Time;
Choose One (1) or Two (2) Anchors
A lot of people have their own opinion on what an anchor looks like, I consider an anchor on OwnersBox someone who is in the top 10% of the pricing for the week. Here are some examples of anchors on OwnersBox right now;
Three (3) forward example anchors;
Three (3) defense examples anchors;
Try and only have one or two anchors in your lineup, sometimes three (3) in the right situation. The reason why you don’t want to fill your team with too many of these anchors is that they will take up a lot of your salary and leave you picking players who have a slim opportunity to make an impact on your team. I’d rather take two (2) anchors and fill my team with solid caliber players. One easy way to get started with building your lineup is to pick one (1) forward anchor and one (1) defense anchor to start the process of building your lineup. This should help get you started in the process of building a winning caliber OwnersBox lineup.
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