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Fantasy: Rankings for 2018 Stanley Cup Playoffs lists most valuable forwards, defensemen, goaltenders for basic postseason pools

by Rob Reese @NHLReese / Fantasy Editor

We've reached the 2018 Stanley Cup Final, meaning fans in postseason pools and various daily fantasy formats need to be mindful of the overall player landscape for the Vegas Golden Knights and Washington Capitals.

Below are updated fantasy player rankings by position (forwards, defensemen, goalies) for basic postseason pools counting points (goals, assists) for skaters and wins and shutouts for goalies. Whether you are able to make roster changes or are locked into your team, use this list as power rankings to monitor changes in value and as an overall basis for your decision-making.


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NOTES: These updated rankings take into account past regular season and playoff production, Stanley Cup Final matchup, power-play usage, lineup placement and goalie situation. The Golden Knights are facing elimination (*).



1. Alex Ovechkin, LW, WSH
2. Evgeny Kuznetsov, C, WSH
3. Jonathan Marchessault, C/LW, VGK*
4. Nicklas Backstrom, C, WSH
5. William Karlsson, C/LW, VGK*
6. Reilly Smith, LW/RW, VGK*
7. James Neal, LW/RW, VGK*
8. T.J. Oshie, RW, WSH
9. David Perron, LW/RW, VGK*
10. Erik Haula, C/LW, VGK*
11. Tom Wilson, LW/RW, WSH
12. Alex Tuch, LW/RW, VGK*
13. Jakub Vrana, LW/RW, WSH
14. Lars Eller, C, WSH
15. Andre Burakovsky, LW/RW, WSH



1. John Carlson, WSH
2. Colin Miller, VGK*
3. Shea Theodore, VGK*
4. Nate Schmidt, VGK*
5. Matt Niskanen, WSH
6. Dmitry Orlov, WSH



1. Marc-Andre Fleury, G, VGK*
2. Braden Holtby, G, WSH

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