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Fantasy goalie top 25 rankings for 2018-19

Binnington emerges as must-own option; Jones rejoins first 10; Bobrovsky, Hutton trending down

by Fantasy Hockey Staff @NHLFantasy

NHL.com's fantasy hockey goalie top 25 rankings are based on past production and expectations for the rest of the season in standard Yahoo leagues. For more fantasy hockey coverage, visit NHL.com/Fantasy.

 

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TRENDING UP

Martin Jones, SJS -- The San Jose Sharks goalie has won eight straight games with a .918 save percentage in the span and rejoined the top 10 for the first time since early in the season. He could have an even higher ceiling if his SV% (.903) reverts closer to his career average (.914). After an inconsistent start, Jones is 13-2-1 with a .920 SV% over his past 17 games and now ranks second in wins (22) behind Marc-Andre Fleury of the Vegas Golden Knights (26).

Jordan Binnington, STL -- The St. Louis Blues goalie is 3-0-1 in his past four games with a .960 SV%. If he continues the strong play, he could challenge Jake Allen (2-4-0 in his past six games) for additional starts. Even in a timeshare situation, Binnington's peripherals (1.55 goals-against average, .937 SV%, one shutout) make him a must-own goalie in season-long leagues. He has passed fellow rookie Collin Delia of the Chicago Blackhawks to join the fantasy top 25 goalie rankings this week.

 

TRENDING DOWN

Sergei Bobrovsky, CBJ -- The fantasy value of the Columbus Blue Jackets goalie is complicated after he missed two games after an unspecified team incident and then allowed five goals on 27 shots faced against the New York Rangers on Sunday. Backup Joonas Korpisalo (13 percent owned) has joined the top 25 rankings after three straight wins and has a similar SV% (.902) to Bobrovsky (.903) on the season. Columbus could remain in Stanley Cup Playoff contention even without Bobrovsky, who's a potential 2019 unrestricted free agent and could be traded, giving Korpisalo fantasy appeal for the rest of the season.

Carter Hutton, BUF -- The Buffalo Sabres have lost three straight and nine of their past 12 games, and Hutton's fantasy value has fallen significantly over the stretch. Hutton, once a fantasy steal based on average draft position, has gone 1-6-2 with an .895 SV% over his past nine games, dipping his SV% on the season to .912 through 31 games. Buffalo, which has a young defense and top-heavy offense, has reverted back to fringe playoff status after a 10-game winning streak from Nov. 8-27.

 

FANTASY TOP 25 GOALIE RANKINGS

Standard Yahoo goalie categories include wins, goals-against average, save percentage and shutouts. Value has been quantified based on factors including but not limited to past production, team goalie situations, anticipated start volume, projected goal support (or lack thereof), injury history, sleeper, bounce-back or breakout potential, anticipated regression, age and contract status (potential 2019 UFA: *; RFA: **). DTD indicates player with day-to-day injury.

1. Andrei Vasilevskiy, G, TBL (SAME)
2. Pekka Rinne, G, NSH (SAME)
3. Marc-Andre Fleury, G, VGK (SAME)
4. Frederik Andersen, G, TOR (SAME)
5. Tuukka Rask, G, BOS (SAME)
6. Matt Murray, G, PIT (+2)
7. Martin Jones, G, SJS (+6)
8. Connor Hellebuyck, G, WPG (+1)
9. Braden Holtby, G, WSH (+1)
10. John Gibson, G, ANA (-4)
11. Devan Dubnyk, G, MIN (-4)
12. Carey Price, G, MTL (+4)
13. Sergei Bobrovsky, G, CBJ* (-2)
14. Ben Bishop, G, DAL (-2)
15. David Rittich, G, CGY** (+2)
16. Jonathan Quick, G, LAK (-1)
17. Robin Lehner, G, NYI* (+1)
18. Carter Hutton, G, BUF (-4)
19. Semyon Varlamov, G, COL* (SAME)
20. Jaroslav Halak, G, BOS (SAME)
21. Henrik Lundqvist, G, NYR (+1)
22. Jacob Markstrom, G, VAN (+1)
23. Carter Hart, G, PHI (+2)
24. Jordan Binnington, G, STL** (NEW)
25. Joonas Korpisalo, G, CBJ** (NEW)

Dropped out: Collin Delia, G, CHI**; Curtis McElhinney, G, CAR*

Just missed: Jimmy Howard, G, DET*; Juuse Saros, G, NSH; Laurent Brossoit, G, WPG**; Jake Allen, G, STL; Darcy Kuemper, G, ARI

Injuries: Antti Raanta, G, ARI; Corey Crawford, G, CHI; Craig Anderson, G, OTT; Brian Elliott, G, PHI*; Cory Schneider, G, NJD; Michal Neuvirth, G, PHI*; Ryan Miller, G, ANA*

 

READ: Last week's Top 25 goalie rankings

 

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