Yahoo!'s NHL fantasy mock drafts have been live for a few weeks now, and because I am a bit of a fantasy nerd I have ran at least one every day since. What, it was just research! You know, so you wouldn't have to.
After a few mock run-throughs I noticed something—Yahoo's pre-draft rankings were pretty jacked in some places. Some guys were slipping toward the end of the first round when they should have been a top pick, and top-notch goaltenders were getting passed over until five or six rounds in.
I don't think that's because the fantasy community has suddenly gone brain-dead. Perhaps a little underprepared though (they were just mocks after all). And there will still be people like this when you go to do the real deal here in the next few weeks.
Out of site, out of mind as the saying goes. So when Yahoo! puts a solid forward or defender down in the mid-100s you obviously have room to make some lights-out picks. Here are 18 players that you should keep an eye on, as their current fantasy rankings make them prime for the stealing.