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Fantasy: Forward point projections for 2017-18

NHL.com estimates total for each relevant player this season

by Fantasy Hockey Staff @NHLFantasy / NHL.com

Fantasy hockey leagues come in all shapes and sizes, but one of the few constants is that points (goals and assists) are factored into the scoring.

NHL.com fantasy writers Pete Jensen, David Satriano and Ben Zweiman have previewed each of the 31 teams this offseason. In the process, they have collaborated on point projections for each fantasy-relevant forward.

 

FANTASY RANKINGS: Top 250 | Top 100 'F' | C | LW | RW | Top 50 'D' | Top 25 'G'

DRAFT GUIDES: Standard mock draft 1.0 | Keeper / dynasty | Hits | Faceoff wins

2017-18 PROJECTIONS: Forward points | D-man points | Goalie wins | Team previews

LISTS: Forward bargains | D-man bargains | Breakouts | Sleepers | Deep sleepers | Rookies

 

Forward point projections have been quantified based on factors including past production, projected line combinations, power-play usage, injury history, age, sleeper, bounce-back or breakout candidacy and anticipated regression. These totals should be viewed as safe estimates and do not indicate each player's point ceiling or floor. Forwards who have been safely estimated to reach at least 40 points have been included on this list.

The order of projected point totals (highest to lowest) does not reflect the order of rank in NHL.com's fantasy top 250 because those rankings take standard peripheral categories into account (plus/minus, power-play points, penalty minutes, shots on goal). That said, this list should be used as a basis for decision-making in all fantasy leagues, especially a points-only format.

NOTES: Players who missed time because of injury either last season or in recent seasons but produce at a high rate when healthy (e.g. Evgeni Malkin, Steven Stamkos) have been projected based on the assumption that they will play close to a full season. ... Injuries could affect whether players meet or come close to their point projection. … Positions indicate eligibility in Yahoo leagues. … Any players with existing injury concerns (INJ.) have been noted below.

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Connor McDavid, C, EDM -- 95
Sidney Crosby, C, PIT -- 92
Nikita Kucherov, RW, TBL -- 87
Patrick Kane, RW, CHI -- 82
Jamie Benn, LW, DAL -- 80
Nicklas Backstrom, C, WSH -- 80
Auston Matthews, C, TOR -- 78
Evgeni Malkin, C, PIT -- 78
Vladimir Tarasenko, RW, STL -- 77
Jack Eichel, C, BUF -- 77
Tyler Seguin, C/RW, DAL -- 77
Mark Scheifele, C, WPG -- 77
Brad Marchand, LW, BOS -- 76
John Tavares, C, NYI -- 76
Ryan Getzlaf, C, ANA (INJ.) -- 75
Steven Stamkos, C, TBL -- 73
David Pastrnak, RW, BOS -- 73
Patrik Laine, RW, WPG -- 72
Leon Draisaitl, C/RW, EDM -- 72
Joe Pavelski, C/RW, SJS -- 72
Blake Wheeler, RW, WPG -- 71
Alex Ovechkin, LW, WSH -- 70
Phil Kessel, RW, PIT -- 69
Johnny Gaudreau, LW, CGY -- 69
Artemi Panarin, C/LW, CBJ -- 67
Mitchell Marner, C/RW, TOR -- 66
William Nylander, C/RW, TOR -- 66
Filip Forsberg, LW, NSH -- 65
Evgeny Kuznetsov, C, WSH -- 65
Ryan Johansen, C, NSH -- 65
Claude Giroux, C, PHI -- 65
Nikolaj Ehlers, LW, WPG -- 65
Cam Atkinson, RW, CBJ -- 65
Jeff Skinner, LW, CAR -- 65
Max Pacioretty, LW, MTL -- 64
Mike Hoffman, LW/RW, OTT -- 64
Sean Monahan, C, CGY -- 63
Aleksander Barkov, C, FLA -- 63
Jakub Voracek, RW, PHI -- 63
Patrice Bergeron, C, BOS (INJ.) -- 62
Mikael Granlund, C/RW, MIN -- 62
Jeff Carter, C, LAK -- 62
Jordan Eberle, RW, NYI -- 62
Alexander Wennberg, C, CBJ -- 62
Alexander Radulov, RW, DAL -- 60
Jonathan Toews, C, CHI -- 60
Taylor Hall, LW, NJD -- 60
Brayden Schenn, C/LW, STL -- 60
Jake Guentzel, C/LW, PIT -- 60
Anze Kopitar, C, LAK -- 59
Jonathan Drouin, LW/RW, MTL -- 59
Brandon Saad, LW, CHI -- 59
James van Riemsdyk, LW, TOR -- 59
Logan Couture, C, SJS (INJ.) -- 59
David Krejci, C, BOS -- 59
Wayne Simmonds, RW, PHI -- 58
Jonathan Huberdeau, LW, FLA -- 58
T.J. Oshie, RW, WSH -- 58
Mark Stone, RW, OTT -- 58
Jason Spezza, C/RW, DAL -- 58
Ryan O'Reilly, C, BUF -- 58
Corey Perry, RW, ANA -- 57
Sebastian Aho, LW/RW, CAR -- 57
Eric Staal, C, MIN -- 57
Nathan MacKinnon, C, COL -- 57
Mats Zuccarello, RW, NYR -- 57
Rickard Rakell, C/LW, ANA -- 57
Henrik Zetterberg, C/LW, DET (INJ.) -- 56
Anthony Mantha, LW/RW, DET -- 56
Viktor Arvidsson, LW/RW, NSH -- 55
Max Domi, LW, ARI -- 55
Jaden Schwartz, LW, STL -- 55
Kyle Okposo, RW, BUF -- 55
Mika Zibanejad, C, NYR -- 55
Sam Reinhart, C/RW, BUF -- 55
Tyler Johnson, C, TBL -- 55
Bryan Little, C, WPG -- 55
Joe Thornton, C, SJS -- 55
Bo Horvat, C, VAN (INJ.) -- 55
Nazem Kadri, C, TOR -- 54
Tyler Toffoli, C/RW, LAK -- 54
Kyle Turris, C, OTT -- 54
Andre Burakovsky, LW/RW, WSH -- 54
Alex Galchenyuk, C/LW, MTL -- 54
Matt Duchene, C/RW, COL -- 54
Vadim Shipachyov, C/LW, VGK -- 54
Anders Lee, LW, NYI -- 53
Jakob Silfverberg, RW, ANA -- 53
Marcus Johansson, LW, NJD -- 53
Nino Niederreiter, LW/RW, MIN -- 53
Derek Stepan, C, ARI -- 53
J.T. Miller, LW/RW, NYR -- 53
Elias Lindholm, C/RW, CAR -- 53
James Neal, LW/RW, VGK (INJ.) -- 52
Conor Sheary, LW/RW, PIT -- 52
Evgeny Dadonov, RW, FLA -- 52
Kyle Palmieri, RW, NJD -- 52
Chris Kreider, LW, NYR -- 52
Mikko Koivu, C, MIN -- 52
Ondrej Palat, LW, TBL -- 52
Teuvo Teravainen, C/LW, CAR (INJ.) -- 52
Patrick Marleau, C/LW, TOR -- 51
Matthew Tkachuk, LW, CGY -- 50
Alexander Steen, C/LW, STL (INJ.) -- 50
Zach Parise, LW, MIN (INJ.) -- 50
Nick Foligno, LW/RW, CBJ -- 50
Ryan Strome, C/RW, EDM -- 50
Nico Hischier, C, NJD -- 50
Vincent Trocheck, C, FLA -- 50
Charlie Coyle, C/RW, MIN -- 50
Nick Schmaltz, C/LW, CHI -- 50
Henrik Sedin, C, VAN -- 50
Patric Hornqvist, RW, PIT (INJ.) -- 49
Joshua Ho-Sang, RW, NYI -- 49
Clayton Keller, C, ARI -- 49
Brock Boeser, RW, VAN -- 48
Daniel Sedin, LW, VAN -- 48
Tyler Bozak, C, TOR -- 48
Artem Anisimov, C, CHI -- 48
Rick Nash, LW/RW, NYR -- 47
Tomas Hertl, C/LW, SJS -- 47
Mikael Backlund, C, CGY -- 47
Gustav Nyquist, LW/RW, DET -- 47
Dylan Larkin, C/RW, DET -- 47
Mikko Rantanen, LW/RW, COL -- 47
Radim Vrbata, RW, FLA -- 47
Bobby Ryan, RW, OTT (INJ.) -- 47
Victor Rask, C, CAR -- 47
Brayden Point, C/RW, TBL -- 46
Richard Panik, LW/RW, CHI -- 46
Tomas Tatar, LW/RW, DET -- 46
Kevin Hayes, C/RW, NYR -- 46
Tanner Pearson, LW, LAK -- 46
Evander Kane, LW, BUF - 45
Alex DeBrincat, RW, CHI -- 45
Milan Lucic, LW, EDM -- 45
Nolan Patrick, C, PHI -- 45
Patrick Eaves, RW, ANA -- 45
Brendan Gallagher, RW, MTL -- 45
Kailer Yamamoto, RW, EDM -- 45
Gabriel Landeskog, LW, COL -- 45
Ryan Kesler, C, ANA (INJ.) -- 45
Justin Williams, RW, CAR -- 45
Jonathan Marchessault, C/LW, VGK -- 45
Mathew Barzal, C, NYI -- 45
Patrick Sharp, LW/RW, CHI -- 45
Tyson Jost, C, COL -- 45
Paul Stastny, C, STL -- 45
Adam Henrique, C, NJD -- 45
Derick Brassard, C, OTT (INJ.) -- 45
Jordan Staal, C, CAR -- 45
Ryan Nugent-Hopkins, C, EDM -- 45
Sam Gagner, C/RW, VAN -- 45
Kyle Connor, LW, WPG -- 44
Jakub Vrana, LW/RW, WSH -- 44
Kevin Fiala, LW/RW, NSH -- 44
Brock Nelson, C/LW, NYI -- 44
Jussi Jokinen, LW, EDM -- 43
Jason Zucker, LW/RW, MIN -- 43
Dylan Strome, C, ARI -- 43
Travis Konecny, C/LW, PHI -- 43
Martin Hanzal, C, DAL (INJ.) -- 43
Anthony Duclair, LW/RW, ARI -- 43
Vladislav Namestnikov, C/LW, TBL -- 43
Phillip Danault, C/LW, MTL -- 43
Sven Baertschi, LW, VAN -- 43
Pavel Buchnevich, LW/RW, NYR -- 43
Ivan Barbashev, C/LW, STL -- 42
Scott Hartnell, LW, NSH -- 42
Jason Pominville, RW, BUF -- 42
Andreas Athanasiou, C/LW, DET (RFA) -- 42
Mikkel Boedker, LW/RW, SJS -- 42
Michael Frolik, RW, CGY -- 42
Jean-Gabriel Pageau, C, OTT -- 42
Boone Jenner, C/LW, CBJ (INJ.) -- 41
Frans Nielsen, C, DET -- 41
Timo Meier, LW/RW, SJS -- 41
Oliver Bjorkstrand, RW, CBJ -- 41
Craig Smith, RW, NSH -- 41
Patrick Maroon, LW, EDM -- 40
David Backes, RW, BOS -- 40
Brandon Dubinsky, C, CBJ (INJ.) -- 40
David Perron, LW/RW, VGK -- 40
Loui Eriksson, LW/RW, VAN -- 40
Sam Bennett, C/LW, CGY -- 40
Reilly Smith, RW, VGK -- 40

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