Fantasy defenseman top 50 rankings for 2018-19

NHL.com’s fantasy hockey defenseman top 50 rankings are based on past production and expectations for the rest of the season in standard Yahoo leagues. For more fantasy hockey coverage, visit NHL.com/Fantasy.

 

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FANTASY TOP 50 DEFENSEMAN RANKINGS

Standard Yahoo categories include goals, assists, plus/minus, power-play points, shots on goal and now hits for skaters. … Value has been quantified based on factors including but not limited to past production, defense pairs, power-play usage, injury history, sleeper, bounce-back or breakout potential, anticipated regression, age and contract status (potential 2019 UFA: *; RFA: **). DTD indicates players with day-to-day injury concerns.

1. Brent Burns, SJS (SAME)
2. Mark Giordano, CGY (+1)
3. John Carlson, WSH (+1)
4. Victor Hedman, TBL (+1)
5. Morgan Rielly, TOR (-3)
6. Kris Letang, PIT (NEW – INJ.)
7. John Klingberg, DAL (+1)
8. Seth Jones, CBJ (-2)
9. Torey Krug, BOS (DTD)
10. Roman Josi, NSH (-1)
11. Tyson Barrie, COL (SAME)
12. Erik Gustafsson, CHI (SAME)
13. Keith Yandle, FLA (-3)
14. Shea Weber, MTL (-1)
15. Charlie McAvoy, BOS** (+1)
16. Shea Theodore, VGK (+1)
17. Oliver Ekman-Larsson, ARI (+1)
18. Drew Doughty, LAK (+5)
19. Jake Muzzin, TOR (+2)
20. Alex Pietrangelo, STL (-6)
21. Dougie Hamilton, CAR (+1)
22. Ryan Pulock, NYI (-2)
23. P.K. Subban, NSH (-8)
24. Ryan Suter, MIN (-5)
25. Ryan Ellis, NSH (-1)
26. Aaron Ekblad, FLA (+4)
27. Shayne Gostisbehere, PHI (+15)
28. Zach Werenski, CBJ** (SAME)
29. Justin Faulk, CAR (+3)
30. Duncan Keith, CHI (+3)
31. Ryan McDonagh, TBL (+6)
32. Jacob Trouba, WPG** (-5)
33. Mattias Ekholm, NSH (-8)
34. Brandon Montour, BUF (SAME)
35. Nate Schmidt, VGK (SAME)
36. Rasmus Dahlin, BUF (-7)
37. Jared Spurgeon, MIN (+3)
38. Justin Schultz, PIT (-12)
39. Alexander Edler, VAN* (+7)
40. Dmitry Orlov, WSH (+8)
41. Colton Parayko, STL (+8)
42. Oscar Klefbom, EDM (NEW)
43. Tyler Myers, WPG* (NEW)
44. Travis Sanheim, PHI** (-13)
45. Darnell Nurse, EDM (-9)
46. Vince Dunn, STL (NEW)
47. Cam Fowler, ANA (SAME)
48. Damon Severson, NJD (+2)
49. Marc-Edouard Vlasic, SJS (NEW)
50. Mike Matheson, FLA (NEW)

Dropped out: Jeff Petry, MTL; Rasmus Ristolainen, BUF; Ivan Provorov, PHI**; Mikhail Sergachev, TBL; Miro Heiskanen, DAL; Nick Leddy, NYI

Key injuries: Erik Karlsson, SJS*; Dustin Byfuglien, WPG; Matt Dumba, MIN; Thomas Chabot, OTT; Josh Morrissey, WPG; Jake Gardiner, TOR*; Mike Green, DET; Quinn Hughes, VAN

Just Missed: Michal Kempny, WSH; Tony DeAngelo, NYR; Colin Miller, VGK; Erik Cernak, TBL

 

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