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Fantasy top 25 goalie rankings for 2019-20 on May 22

Bishop reclaims first spot after impressive postseason; Flyers' coaching change boosts Hart's value for next season

by Fantasy Hockey Staff @NHLFantasy

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

NOTE: Trends below reflect performance in the Stanley Cup Playoffs and/or IIHF World Championship, potential impact after coaching changes and other factors. Prospects for the 2019 NHL Draft have been excluded for now but lottery results have been factored into these rankings.

 

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Ben Bishop, DAL -- He took the Dallas Stars to Game 7 of the second round and had a valiant 52-save performance in the double-overtime loss; he went 7-6 with a .933 save percentage in 13 Stanley Cup Playoff games. Andrei Vasilevskiy and the Tampa Bay Lightning were swept in the first round of the playoffs, so Bishop, who led the NHL in SV% during the regular season (.934), deserves to be the top-ranked fantasy goalie entering the offseason -- even with injury concerns.

Jordan Binnington, STL -- The St. Louis Blues rookie continues to gain fantasy value with an impressive postseason, going 12-7 with a .914 SV% and one shutout through 19 games. He has gained separation from backup Jake Allen and is St. Louis' No. 1 fantasy goalie option moving forward. With Binnington's impressive regular season (24-5-1; .927 SV%) and high level of play during the postseason (7-2 on road entering Stanley Cup Final), fantasy owners should target him among the first six at the position.

Carter Hart, PHI -- The Philadelphia Flyers goalie was second among rookies in wins (16) behind Binnington this season, taking over for goalies Brian Elliott and Michael Neuvirth in the second half and finishing with a .917 SV% in 31 games. The Flyers acquired goalie Cam Talbot prior to the 2019 NHL Trade Deadline, but, like Elliott and Neuvirth, Talbot can become an unrestricted free agent July 1. Hart will likely be the No. 1 goalie option for the Flyers next season and could return significant value in fantasy drafts if they receive a boost from new coach Alain Vigneault.

 

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: **). INJ. indicates player with injury concern for next season.

1. Ben Bishop, DAL (+1)
2. Andrei Vasilevskiy, TBL (-1)
3. Tuukka Rask, BOS (+1)
4. Marc-Andre Fleury, VGK (-1)
5. Carey Price, MTL (SAME)
6. Jordan Binnington, STL** (+1)
7. Frederik Andersen, TOR (-1)
8. Sergei Bobrovsky, CBJ* (+4)
9. Pekka Rinne, NSH (+2)
10. Braden Holtby, WSH (-1)
11. Matt Murray, PIT (-3)
12. Connor Hellebuyck, WPG (-2)
13. Philipp Grubauer, COL (+4)
14. John Gibson, ANA (SAME)
15. Carter Hart, PHI (+4)
16. Corey Crawford, CHI (-3)
17. Martin Jones, SJS (+1)
18. Antti Raanta, ARI (INJ.)
19. Petr Mrazek, CAR* (-3)
20. Robin Lehner, NYI* (+1)
21. Devan Dubnyk, MIN (-1)
22. Thomas Greiss, NYI (SAME)
23. David Rittich, CGY** (SAME)
24. Jacob Markstrom, VAN (SAME)
25. Henrik Lundqvist, NYR (NEW)

Dropped out: Darcy Kuemper, ARI

Just missed: Jonathan Quick, LAK; Jaroslav Halak, BOS; Juuse Saros, NSH; Jimmy Howard, DET; Anton Khudobin, DAL; Mikko Koskinen, EDM; Semyon Varlamov, COL*; Thatcher Demko, VAN; Mike Smith, CGY*; Cory Schneider, NJD; Mackenzie Blackwood, NJD

READ: Top 25 goalie rankings for 2019-20 on April 4

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