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Fantasy left wing top 50 rankings for 2019-20

Panarin in top five after joining Rangers; DeBrincat, Keller valuable options; Gusev, Vrana among sleeper picks

by Pete Jensen @NHLJensen / Senior Fantasy Editor's fantasy hockey top 50 left wing rankings are based on past production and expectations for the 2019-20 season in standard leagues. For more fantasy coverage, visit and subscribe for free to the NHL Fantasy on Ice podcast.


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Standard fantasy categories include goals, assists, plus/minus, power-play points, shots on goal and hits for skaters. Forward positions indicate Yahoo eligibility for 2019-20; some of the below players have two or three positions of eligibility, but their primary position is left wing. ... Value has been quantified based on factors including past production, projected line combinations, power-play usage, injury history, sleeper upside, anticipated regression or bounce-back candidacy, age and contract status (current unrestricted and restricted free agents listed below). Potential 2020 UFAs (*) and RFAs (**) are also noted. ... INJ. indicates player with injury concern(s) from the end of last season or this offseason.

1. Alex Ovechkin, LW, WSH
2. Brad Marchand, LW, BOS
3. Leon Draisaitl, C/LW, EDM
4. Johnny Gaudreau, LW, CGY
5. Artemi Panarin, LW, NYR
6. Taylor Hall, LW, NJD*
7. Claude Giroux, C/LW/RW, PHI
8. Gabriel Landeskog, C/LW, COL
9. Alex DeBrincat, LW/RW, CHI
10. Jake Guentzel, LW/RW, PIT
11. Matthew Tkachuk, LW, CGY
12. Jonathan Huberdeau, LW, FLA
13. Filip Forsberg, LW, NSH
14. Jamie Benn, C/LW, DAL
15. Timo Meier, LW/RW, SJS
16. Max Pacioretty, LW, VGK
17. Jonathan Marchessault, C/LW, VGK
18. Teuvo Teravainen, LW/RW, CAR
19. Clayton Keller, LW/RW, ARI
20. Kyle Connor, LW, WPG
21. Jeff Skinner, C/LW, BUF
22. Mike Hoffman, LW/RW, FLA*
23. Evander Kane, LW, SJS*** (SUSP.)
24. Brady Tkachuk, LW, OTT
25. Rickard Rakell, LW/RW, ANA
26. James van Riemsdyk, LW, PHI
27. Nikolaj Ehlers, LW/RW, WPG
28. Nikita Gusev, LW, NJD
29. Alex Galchenyuk, C/LW, PIT* (INJ.)
30. J.T. Miller, LW/RW, VAN
31. Mikael Granlund, LW/RW, NSH*
32. Chris Kreider, LW, NYR*
33. Jaden Schwartz, LW, STL
34. Anders Lee, LW, NYI
35. Nino Niederreiter, LW/RW, CAR
36. Jake DeBrusk, LW/RW, BOS**
37. Zach Parise, LW, MIN
38. Jakub Vrana, LW, WSH
39. Andreas Johnsson, LW/RW, TOR
40. Tyler Bertuzzi, LW/RW, DET**
41. Max Comtois, LW, ANA
42. Victor Olofsson, LW/RW, BUF**
43. Gustav Nyquist, LW/RW, CBJ
44. Marcus Johansson, LW, BUF
45. Tomas Tatar, LW/RW, MTL
46. Jason Zucker, LW/RW, MIN
47. Jonathan Drouin, C/LW, MTL
48. Alexandre Texier, C/LW, CBJ
49. Andre Burakovsky, LW/RW, COL**
50. Ondrej Palat, LW, TBL

*** NOTE: E. Kane (physical abuse of officials) has been suspended three games.

Others to consider: Alexander Nylander, LW/RW, CHI; Oskar Lindblom, LW, PHI**; Taro Hirose, LW, DET**; Jared McCann, C/LW, PIT**; Kevin Fiala, LW/RW, MIN


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