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Fantasy left wing top 50 rankings for 2019-20

Panarin in top five after joining Rangers; DeBrincat best potential 2020 RFA; Keller among bounce-back candidates; Gusev, Vrana intriguing late-round 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, WSH
2. Brad Marchand, BOS (INJ.)
3. Leon Draisaitl, C/LW, EDM
4. Johnny Gaudreau, CGY
5. Artemi Panarin, NYR
6. Taylor Hall, NJD* (INJ.)
7. Claude Giroux, C/LW/RW, PHI
8. Alex DeBrincat, LW/RW, CHI**
9. Jake Guentzel, LW/RW, PIT
10. Matthew Tkachuk, CGY (RFA)
11. Gabriel Landeskog, C/LW, COL
12. Jonathan Huberdeau, FLA
13. Filip Forsberg, NSH
14. Jamie Benn, C/LW, DAL
15. Max Pacioretty, VGK
16. Timo Meier, LW/RW, SJS
17. Jonathan Marchessault, C/LW, VGK
18. Teuvo Teravainen, LW/RW, CAR
19. Clayton Keller, LW/RW, ARI
20. Kyle Connor, WPG (RFA)
21. Jeff Skinner, C/LW, BUF
22. Mike Hoffman, LW/RW, FLA*
23. Evander Kane, SJS
24. Rickard Rakell, LW/RW, ANA
25. James van Riemsdyk, PHI
26. Brady Tkachuk, OTT
27. Nikolaj Ehlers, LW/RW, WPG (INJ.)
28. Alex Galchenyuk, C/LW, PIT*
29. J.T. Miller, LW/RW, VAN
30. Mikael Granlund, LW/RW, NSH*
31. Chris Kreider, NYR*
32. Jaden Schwartz, STL
33. Zach Parise, MIN
34. Anders Lee, NYI
35. Nino Niederreiter, LW/RW, CAR
36. Jake DeBrusk, LW/RW, BOS**
37. Tyler Bertuzzi, LW/RW, DET**
38. Gustav Nyquist, LW/RW, CBJ
39. Andreas Johnsson, LW/RW, TOR
40. Jakub Vrana, WSH
41. Nikita Gusev, NJD
42. Max Comtois, ANA
43. Marcus Johansson, BUF
44. Tomas Tatar, LW/RW, MTL
45. Jason Zucker, LW/RW, MIN
46. Jonathan Drouin, C/LW, MTL
47. Alexandre Texier, C/LW, CBJ
48. Andre Burakovsky, LW/RW, COL**
49. Oskar Lindblom, PHI**
50. Ondrej Palat, TBL

Others to consider: Victor Olofsson, LW/RW, BUF**; Filip Zadina, LW/RW, DET; Jared McCann, C/LW, PIT**; Kevin Fiala, LW/RW, MIN; Taro Hirose, DET**


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