With the midway point of the 2010-11 NHL season officially behind us, it's time to provide fantasy hockey fans with our second modification of the top-50 overall fantasy rankings. Our original rankings came during the preseason, and then we gave an updated set at the quarter-point of the season. In both of our previous rankings, Alex Ovechkin was ranked as the top fantasy player. Obviously a lot has changed in the past 20 games, and to no surprise, so have our rankings.
This deep into the season, we clearly are aware of players that have proven legit (Tim Thomas, Dustin Byfuglien, Brandon Dubinsky) and players that are just in line for a down season (sorry Ilya Kovalchuk owners, but 25 goals seems like the ceiling for the underachieving forward). Obviously we still have a full half-season of action ahead of us and things can change, but for now this is how we see the top-50 fantasy players.