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Fantasy: Top 250 rankings for 2016-17

NHL.com identifies most valuable assets for standard leagues

by Pete Jensen @NHLJensen / NHL.com Fantasy Insider

Fantasy hockey is officially back, and Yahoo's position eligibility changes have had a sizable impact on the top 250 player landscape.

There are now only 31 dual-eligible players in the top 250, with Joe Pavelski of the San Jose Sharks and Nathan MacKinnon of the Colorado Avalanche being the lone top 50 assets with multi-position eligibility. Players who had positions added or removed, in many cases, have seen changes in their rank based on position scarcity. The value of center-only players has especially taken a hit because of the overabundance at the position.

POSITIONAL RANKINGSC | LW | RW | D | G | BOLD PREDICTIONS

DRAFT GUIDES: STANDARDHITS | AUCTIONPOINTS-ONLY | KEEPER

PRESEASON TAKEAWAYS: FORWARDD-MAN | GOALIE

Sign up now to play Yahoo Fantasy Hockey and rank your players based on NHL.com's list. These rankings have been updated after recent injury news (i.e. Sidney Crosby, Jonathan Huberdeau, Matt Murray, Jaden Schwartz), the World Cup of Hockey 2016 and NHL Preseason to help fantasy owners prioritize players. Roster cuts have also benefited players around the League, most notably Winnipeg Jets goalie Connor Hellebuyck.

NOTE: These top 250 rankings have been updated Oct. 10 ... Standard Yahoo categories include goals, assists, plus/minus, penalty minutes, power-play points and shots on goal for skaters, and wins, goals-against average, save percentage and shutouts for goalies.

TOP 250 FANTASY HOCKEY PLAYER RANKINGS

1. Patrick Kane, RW, CHI
2. Alex Ovechkin, LW, WSH
3. Jamie Benn, LW, DAL
4. Sidney Crosby, C, PIT - INJ. (diagnosed with concussion Monday; no timetable for return)
5. Erik Karlsson, D, OTT 
6. Brent Burns, D, SJS 
7. Joe Pavelski, C/RW, SJS
8. Connor McDavid, C, EDM
9. Tyler Seguin, C, DAL
10. P.K. Subban, D, NSH
11. Johnny Gaudreau, LW, CGY
12. Vladimir Tarasenko, RW, STL
13. John Tavares, C, NYI
14. Braden Holtby, G, WSH
15. Kris Letang, D, PIT
16. Carey Price, G, MTL
17. Claude Giroux, C, PHI
18. Nikita Kucherov, RW, TBL
19. Cory Schneider, G, NJD
20. Evgeny Kuznetsov, C, WSH
21. Steven Stamkos, C, TBL
22. Corey Perry, RW, ANA
23. Ben Bishop, G, TBL
24. Evgeni Malkin, C, PIT
25. Blake Wheeler, RW, WPG
26. Anze Kopitar, C, LAK
27. Joe Thornton, C, SJS
28. Taylor Hall, LW, NJD
29. Oliver Ekman-Larsson, D, ARI 
30. Martin Jones, G, SJS
31. Dustin Byfuglien, D, WPG
32. Artemi Panarin, LW, CHI
33. Jonathan Quick, G, LAK - INJ.
34. Logan Couture, C, SJS
35. Patrice Bergeron, C, BOS - INJ.
36. Nicklas Backstrom, C, WSH
37. Corey Crawford, G, CHI
38. Wayne Simmonds, RW, PHI
39. Ryan Getzlaf, C, ANA
40. Filip Forsberg, LW, NSH
41. James Neal, RW, NSH
42. John Gibson, G, ANA
43. Phil Kessel, RW, PIT
44. Aleksander Barkov, C, FLA
45. Jack Eichel, C, BUF - INJ.
46. Nathan MacKinnon, C/RW, COL
47. Roman Josi, D, NSH
48. Mark Scheifele, C, WPG
49. Drew Doughty, D, LAK
50. Sean Monahan, C, CGY
51. Pekka Rinne, G, NSH
52. Shayne Gostisbehere, D, PHI
53. Ryan Johansen, C, NSH
54. Max Pacioretty, LW, MTL
55. Jake Allen, G, STL
56. Jason Spezza, C, DAL
57. John Carlson, D, WSH
58. Ryan O'Reilly, C/LW, BUF
59. Mark Giordano, D, CGY
60. Zach Parise, LW, MIN
61. John Klingberg, D, DAL
62. Keith Yandle, D, FLA
63. Daniel Sedin, LW, VAN
64. Victor Hedman, D, TBL
65. Henrik Lundqvist, G, NYR
66. Brad Marchand, LW, BOS
67. Brian Elliott, G, CGY
68. Tyler Toffoli, C/RW, LAK
69. Roberto Luongo, G, FLA
70. Duncan Keith, D, CHI
71. Matt Duchene, C, COL
72. Jonathan Toews, C, CHI
73. Alexander Steen, C/LW, STL
74. Brayden Schenn, C/LW, PHI
75. Brandon Saad, LW/RW, CBJ
76. Milan Lucic, LW, EDM
77. Devan Dubnyk, G, MIN
78. Patrick Sharp, LW/RW, DAL
79. Jordan Eberle, RW, EDM
80. Max Domi, LW, ARI
81. Gabriel Landeskog, LW, COL
82. Kyle Okposo, RW, BUF - INJ.
83. Marc-Andre Fleury, G, PIT
84. Shea Weber, D, MTL
85. Jakub Voracek, LW/RW, PHI
86. Tyson Barrie, D, COL
87. Andrew Ladd, LW, NYI
88. Rasmus Ristolainen, D, BUF
89. Kevin Shattenkirk, D, STL
90. Dylan Larkin, C/RW, DET
91. Justin Faulk, D, CAR
92. Tyler Johnson, C, TBL
93. Aaron Ekblad, D, FLA
94. Patric Hornqvist, RW, PIT
95. Jaromir Jagr, RW, FLA
96. Tuukka Rask, G, BOS
97. Jonathan Drouin, LW, TBL
98. Patrik Laine, RW, WPG
99. Petr Mrazek, G, DET
100. Robby Fabbri, C/LW, STL
101. Rick Nash, LW, NYR
102. Torey Krug, D, BOS
103. Mike Hoffman, LW, OTT
104. Jeff Carter, C, LAK
105. Matt Murray, G, PIT - INJ.
106. T.J. Oshie, RW, WSH
107. Alex Galchenyuk, C, MTL
108. Auston Matthews, C, TOR
109. Ryan Suter, D, MIN
110. Vincent Trocheck, C, FLA
111. Jaroslav Halak, G, NYI
112. Brent Seabrook, D, CHI
113. Kyle Palmieri, RW, NJD
114. Ryan Kesler, C, ANA
115. Jake Muzzin, D, LAK
116. James van Riemsdyk, LW, TOR
117. Mika Zibanejad, C/RW, NYR
118. Alexander Radulov, RW, MTL
119. Frederik Andersen, G, TOR
120. Mark Stone, RW, OTT - INJ.
121. Henrik Sedin, C, VAN
122. Boone Jenner, C/LW, CBJ
123. Brendan Gallagher, RW, MTL
124. Alex Pietrangelo, D, STL
125. David Krejci, C, BOS
126. Marc-Edouard Vlasic, D, SJS
127. Loui Eriksson, LW, VAN
128. Robin Lehner, G, BUF
129. Teuvo Teravainen, LW/RW, CAR
130. Derick Brassard, C, OTT
131. Sami Vatanen, D, ANA
132. Adam Henrique, C, NJD
133. Seth Jones, D, CBJ
134. Connor Hellebuyck, G, WPG
135. Tomas Hertl, C, SJS
136. Anthony Duclair, LW/RW, ARI
137. Jussi Jokinen, LW, FLA
138. Mats Zuccarello, RW, NYR
139. Thomas Greiss, G, NYI
140. Jeff Skinner, LW, CAR
141. Henrik Zetterberg, C/LW, DET
142. Marian Hossa, RW, CHI
143. Sam Reinhart, C/RW, BUF
144. Bobby Ryan, RW, OTT
145. David Backes, RW, BOS
146. Dougie Hamilton, D, CGY
147. Dylan Strome, C, ARI
148. Jaden Schwartz, LW, STL - INJ.
149. Michael Cammalleri, LW, NJD
150. Ryan McDonagh, D, NYR
151. Anton Stralman, D, TBL
152. Justin Williams, RW, WSH
153. Bryan Little, C, WPG - INJ.
154. Colton Parayko, D, STL
155. Andrei Vasilevskiy, G, TBL
156. Morgan Rielly, D, TOR
157. Mikkel Boedker, LW, SJS
158. Joonas Donskoi, RW, SJS
159. Rickard Rakell, C, ANA - RFA
160. William Nylander, C/RW, TOR
161. Nick Leddy, D, NYI
162. Nikolaj Ehlers, LW/RW, WPG
163. Ondrej Palat, LW, TBL
164. Mike Smith, G, ARI
165. Jiri Hudler, C/RW, DAL
166. Leon Draisaitl, C, EDM
167. James Reimer, G, FLA
168. Andre Burakovsky, LW, WSH
169. Reilly Smith, RW, FLA
170. Sergei Bobrovsky, G, CBJ
171. Derek Stepan, C, NYR
172. David Pastrnak, RW, BOS
173. Michal Neuvirth, G, PHI
174. Chris Kreider, LW, NYR
175. Jesse Puljujarvi, RW, EDM
176. Scott Hartnell, LW, CBJ
177. Zdeno Chara, D, BOS
178. Eric Staal, C, MIN
179. Kyle Turris, C, OTT
180. Semyon Varlamov, G, COL
181. Evander Kane, LW, BUF - INJ.
182. Tomas Tatar, LW, DET
183. Craig Anderson, G, OTT
184. Gustav Nyquist, LW/RW, DET
185. Hampus Lindholm, D, ANA - RFA
186. Leo Komarov, C/RW, TOR
187. Cam Talbot, G, EDM
188. Frans Nielsen, C, DET
189. Trevor Daley, D, PIT
190. Cam Atkinson, RW, CBJ
191. Alec Martinez, D, LAK
192. Steve Mason, G, PHI
193. TJ Brodie, D, CGY
194. Shane Doan, RW, ARI
195. Paul Stastny, C, STL
196. Matt Dumba, D, MIN
197. Troy Brouwer, RW, CGY
198. Mikko Koivu, C, MIN
199. Kyle Connor, LW, WPG
200. Jarome Iginla, RW, COL
201. Sam Bennett, C, CGY
202. Mattias Ekholm, D, NSH
203. Victor Rask, C, CAR
204. Brandon Dubinsky, C, CBJ
205. Tyler Ennis, C/LW, BUF
206. Mike Green, D, DET
207. Ryan Nugent-Hopkins, C, EDM
208. Matt Niskanen, D, WSH
209. Jakob Silfverberg, RW, ANA
210. Patrick Marleau, C/LW, SJS
211. Sebastian Aho, RW, CAR
212. Jimmy Howard, G, DET
213. Johnny Boychuk, D, NYI
214. Chris Kunitz, LW, PIT
215. Jonathan Huberdeau, LW, FLA - INJ.
216. Michael Stone, D, ARI - INJ.
217. Justin Abdelkader, LW/RW, DET
218. Anders Lee, LW, NYI
219. Oscar Klefbom, D, EDM
220. Alexander Wennberg, C, CBJ
221. Alex Killorn, C, TBL
222. Brian Campbell, D, CHI
223. David Perron, LW/RW, STL
224. Alexander Edler, D, VAN
225. Dion Phaneuf, D, OTT
226. Tomas Plekanec, C, MTL
227. Nazem Kadri, C, TOR
228. Andrei Markov, D, MTL
229. Cam Fowler, D, ANA
230. Pavel Buchnevich, LW, NYR
231. Nick Bonino, C, PIT
232. Sean Couturier, C, PHI
233. Olli Maatta, D, PIT
234. Marcus Johansson, LW/RW, WSH
235. Noah Hanifin, D, CAR
236. Antti Niemi, G, DAL
237. Jordan Staal, C/LW, CAR
238. Charlie Coyle, C/RW, MIN
239. Kris Russell, D, EDM
240. Kevin Fiala, LW, NSH
241. Michael Hutchinson, G, WPG
242. Elias Lindholm, C/RW, CAR
243. Kari Lehtonen, G, DAL
244. Carter Hutton, G, STL
245. Ivan Provorov, D, PHI
246. Mitchell Marner, C, TOR
247. Carl Hagelin, LW, PIT
248. Andreas Athanasiou, C, DET
249. Travis Konecny, C, PHI
250. Nail Yakupov, RW, STL

Just missed: Ryan Pulock (D, NYI), Nino Niederreiter (RW, MIN), Bo Horvat (C, VAN), Zach Werenski (D, CBJ), Mikael Granlund (C, MIN), Scott Wilson (C/LW, PIT), Ryan Strome (RW, NYI), Mikko Rantanen (RW, COL - INJ.), Travis Zajac (C, NJD), Dan Hamhuis (D, DAL), Yohann Auvitu (D, NJD)

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