Prospect Ramblings – Prospects Buried in Yahoo & ESPN Draft Pre-rankings

Hayden Soboleski


Which prospects are lost deep into the ranked draft lists, waiting to be added by a resourceful owner? Find out in this Sunday Ramblings…


What am I thankful for this Thanksgiving? That its finally draft season!!

Chances are you've already had a draft or mock-draft take place for the upcoming season, and you may have relied on the host website's pre-set player rankings. This can be a useful tool to keep track of which stars are yet to be selected, but can become a dangerous crutch when it gets to the depth rounds. You may take a pre-ranked player with time running out, when a few pages deeper into the list there awaited a sleeper gem, a prospect not understood by lists relying on last season's stats. Well worry no more – below are prospects you can pull from the depths of the pre-ranks to gain an edge on your league brethren. These are misranked prospect picks that will help you both this year in single season leagues, and hold extra value in kepper formats.


Yahoo Fantasy


Teemu Pulkkinen – Preseason Rank: 682

Two-time 30-goal season in the AHL, solid production in NHL stints so far, and gaping holes in Detroit's top-6? This is a good spot for goal-scorer to be in.

Nick Ritchie PR: 776

NHL duties for sure, and could be the LW Getzlaf and Perry have been waiting for.

Shea Theodore PR: 793

The offensive d-man also puts up big blocked-shots numbers. Should not go undrafted.

Oliver Bjorkstrand PR: 822

Position in lineup still not certain, but he will be on Columbus and the sky's the limit.

Connor Brown PR: 858

Just imagine if this offensive dynamo gets on a line with Nylander…or Marner…or Matthews…

Connor Carrick PR: 870

Time will tell if his roster spot if solid, but his stats certainly are. Brings bonus SOG, H, and possible PPP.

Pavel Zacha PR: 920

Not much above him on the New Jersey food chain. Good play could earn him big minutes as a rookie.

Anthony ManthaPR: 937

A talented power-forward on a team direly needing a net-front presence. Big powerplay potential here.

Michael Matheson PR: 984

The Florida blueline is a good place to be. The high-scoring d-man will finall be embraced this season.

Mitch Marner PR:1102

116 points in an OHL season, 14 points in 4 Memorial cup games, think this guy will give you some  points?

Zach Werenski PR:1135

Stud defenceman dont grow on trees, especially ones stepping into such an ideal position to grab powerplay minutes.

Travis Konecny PR: 1204

Looks to have secured a spot in Philly in the top-six. That should be enough for fantasy owners.

Jimmy VeseyPR: 1385

Has lived up to the hype so far in pre-season, and is just about one of the only Gudas targets to not have been injured.