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Week 15: Fantasy forward top 100 rankings for 2018-19

Hertl, Trocheck among biggest risers; Niederreiter, Vatrano join list on first lines; Benn, Laine, Kopitar falling

by Pete Jensen @NHLJensen / NHL.com Senior Fantasy Editor

NHL.com's fantasy hockey forward top 100 rankings are based on past production and expectations for the rest of the season in standard Yahoo leagues. For more fantasy coverage, visit NHL.com/Fantasy.

 

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FANTASY TOP 100 FORWARD RANKINGS

Standard Yahoo categories include goals, assists, plus/minus, power-play points, shots on goal and hits for skaters. Forward positions indicate Yahoo eligibility for 2018-19 season (subject to additions, but never subtractions, at Yahoo's discretion). ... Value has been quantified based on factors including but not limited to past production, projected line combinations, power-play usage, injury history, sleeper upside, anticipated regression or bounce-back candidacy, age and contract status (potential 2019 UFA: *; RFA: **). ... DTD indicates player with day-to-day injury.

1. Nikita Kucherov, RW, TBL (SAME)
2. Connor McDavid, C, EDM (SAME)
3. Alex Ovechkin, LW, WSH (SUSP.)
4. Johnny Gaudreau, LW, CGY (SAME)
5. Nathan MacKinnon, C, COL (SAME)
6. Mikko Rantanen, RW, COL** (SAME)
7. David Pastrnak, RW, BOS (+1)
8. Patrick Kane, RW, CHI (+7)
9. Sidney Crosby, C, PIT (-2)
10. Mitchell Marner, C/RW, TOR** (-1)
11. Blake Wheeler, C/RW, WPG (SAME)
12. Jack Eichel, C, BUF (-2)
13. Brayden Point, C, TBL** (+1)
14. Brad Marchand, LW, BOS (+2)
15. Steven Stamkos, C/RW, TBL (+4)
16. Auston Matthews, C, TOR** (-4)
17. John Tavares, C, TOR (-4)
18. Sean Monahan, C, CGY (-1)
19. Mark Scheifele, C, WPG (-1)
20. Patrice Bergeron, C, BOS (+1)
21. Jeff Skinner, C/LW, BUF* (-1)
22. Tyler Seguin, C, DAL (SAME)
23. Leon Draisaitl, C/LW/RW, EDM (SAME)
24. Artemi Panarin, LW, CBJ* (SAME)
25. Elias Pettersson, C, VAN (+1)
26. Gabriel Landeskog, LW, COL (+1)
27. Evgeni Malkin, C, PIT (-2)
28. Matthew Tkachuk, LW, CGY** (+1)
29. Elias Lindholm, C/RW, CGY (+1)
30. Sebastian Aho, C/LW/RW, CAR** (+2)
31. Filip Forsberg, LW, NSH (-3)
32. Nicklas Backstrom, C, WSH (+4)
33. Phil Kessel, RW, PIT (-2)
34. Claude Giroux, C/LW, PHI (-1)
35. Evgeny Kuznetsov, C, WSH (SAME)
36. Cam Atkinson, RW, CBJ (+1)
37. Joe Pavelski, C/RW, SJS* (+2)
38. Mark Stone, RW, OTT* (+2)
39. Evander Kane, LW, SJS (+2)
40. Mathew Barzal, C, NYI (+2)
41. Vladimir Tarasenko, RW, STL (+2)
42. Pierre-Luc Dubois, C/LW, CBJ (+3)
43. Dylan Larkin, C, DET (+4)
44. Patrik Laine, RW, WPG** (-10)
45. Timo Meier, LW/RW, SJS** (+3)
46. Alex Tuch, RW, VGK (+3)
47. Matt Duchene, C, OTT* (+3)
48. Jamie Benn, C/LW, DAL (-10)
49. Alexander Radulov, RW, DAL (-3)
50. Jake Guentzel, C/LW, PIT (+1)
51. Brock Boeser, RW, VAN** (+2)
52. Jonathan Marchessault, C/LW, VGK (+2)
53. Max Pacioretty, LW, VGK (+2)
54. Tomas Hertl, C/LW/RW, SJS (+11)
55. Aleksander Barkov, C, FLA (-3)
56. Logan Couture, C/LW, SJS (SAME)
57. Sam Reinhart, C/RW, BUF (SAME)
58. Ryan Nugent-Hopkins, C/LW, EDM (SAME)
59. Viktor Arvidsson, LW/RW, NSH (SAME)
60. Ryan Johansen, C, NSH (+3)
61. Kyle Connor, LW, WPG** (+6)
62. Ryan O'Reilly, C, STL (+6)
63. Mike Hoffman, LW/RW, FLA (-3)
64. Anders Lee, LW, NYI* (-2)
65. Zach Parise, LW, MIN (+4)
66. Teuvo Teravainen, LW/RW, CAR (+4)
67. Max Domi, C/LW, MTL (+4)
68. Tyler Johnson, C/LW/RW, TBL (+4)
69. Alex DeBrincat, LW/RW, CHI (+4)
70. Jonathan Toews, C, CHI (+9)
71. Vincent Trocheck, C, FLA (+12)
72. T.J. Oshie, RW, WSH (+12)
73. Tom Wilson, RW, WSH (-12)
74. Jonathan Huberdeau, LW, FLA (+2)
75. Anze Kopitar, C, LAK (-11)
76. Rickard Rakell, C/LW/RW, ANA (-10)
77. Chris Kreider, LW, NYR (+1)
78. Sean Couturier, C, PHI (+2)
79. Jakub Voracek, RW, PHI (+2)
80. Mika Zibanejad, C, NYR (+2)
81. Patric Hornqvist, RW, PIT (NEW - INJ.)
82. Kyle Palmieri, RW, NJD (-5)
83. Mikael Granlund, C/RW, MIN (-9)
84. William Karlsson, C/LW, VGK** (-9)
85. Evgenii Dadonov, LW/RW, FLA (SAME)
86. Bo Horvat, C, VAN (+1)
87. Paul Stastny, C, VGK (+1)
88. Gustav Nyquist, LW/RW, DET* (+6)
89. Nino Niederreiter, LW/RW, CAR (NEW)
90. Ryan Getzlaf, C, ANA (-4)
91. Josh Bailey, RW, NYI (+1)
92. Jonathan Drouin, C/LW, MTL (+3)
93. William Nylander, C/RW, TOR (+3)
94. Micheal Ferland, LW/RW, CAR* (DTD)
95. Clayton Keller, C/LW/RW, ARI (+2)
96. Yanni Gourde, C/LW/RW, TBL (+2)
97. Brendan Gallagher, RW, MTL (+2)
98. Frank Vatrano, C/LW/RW, FLA (NEW)
99. Ryan Dzingel, LW/RW, OTT (NEW)
100. Mats Zuccarello, RW, NYR* (NEW)

Dropped out: Taylor Hall, LW, NJD (INJ.); Nico Hischier, C, NJD; David Perron, LW/RW, STL; Alex Galchenyuk, C/LW, ARI; Jakub Vrana, LW/RW, WSH**

Just missed: Nick Bjugstad, C/LW/RW, PIT; Ondrej Palat, LW, TBL; Dustin Brown, RW, LAK; James van Riemsdyk, LW, PHI; Tomas Tatar, LW/RW, MTL; Brady Tkachuk, LW, OTT; Andrei Svechnikov, LW/RW, CAR; Wayne Simmonds, RW, PHI*; Blake Coleman, C/LW/RW, NJD; Josh Anderson, RW, CBJ; Nazem Kadri, C, TOR; Mikael Backlund, C, CGY; Anthony Mantha, LW/RW, DET; Travis Konecny, C/LW/RW, PHI**; Kevin Hayes, C, NYR*; Nick Foligno, C/LW/RW, CBJ; Joe Thornton, C, SJS*; J.T. Miller, C/LW/RW, TBL; Jaden Schwartz, LW, STL; Ilya Kovalchuk, LW/RW, LAK; David Krejci, C, BOS; Brock Nelson, C/LW, NYI*; Sven Baertschi, LW, VAN; Conor Garland, RW, ARI**

Key injuries: Nikolaj Ehlers, LW/RW, WPG; Reilly Smith, LW/RW, VGK; Kyle Turris, C, NSH; Corey Perry, RW, ANA; Ondrej Kase, RW, ANA; Nick Schmaltz, C/LW, ARI**

 

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