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Fantasy: Top 250 rankings for 2017-18

NHL.com identifies most valuable standard-league assets for rest of season

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

The NHL's Christmas break provides fantasy owners with a rare opportunity to step back and re-evaluate their team(s). And what better way to see where your players stack up than to view NHL.com's updated top 250 rankings?

As we approach the midway point of the season (Jan. 6, 2018), there are plenty of hot starters who could regress, slow starters who could improve, sleeper candidates for the rest of the season and many other developments around the League.

The below rankings are based on past production and expectations for the rest of the season in standard Yahoo leagues. Fantasy owners should use these updated rankings as a basis for team evaluation and potential adds, drops or trades.

 

NOTES: Positions indicate eligibility in Yahoo leagues. … Injured players have been included based on approximate recovery timetables and potential impact upon returning. … 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. … Value has been quantified based on factors including but not limited to past production, line combinations, defense pairs, power-play usage, team goalie situations, injury history, sleeper upside, anticipated regression or bounce-back candidacy, age and contract status. … Any players with injury concerns (INJ.) are noted.

 

1. Nikita Kucherov, RW, TBL
2. Steven Stamkos, C, TBL
3. Connor McDavid, C, EDM
4. Alex Ovechkin, LW, WSH
5. Sidney Crosby, C, PIT
6. Vladimir Tarasenko, RW, STL
7. John Tavares, C, NYI
8. Andrei Vasilevskiy, G, TBL
9. Tyler Seguin, C/RW, DAL
10. Auston Matthews, C, TOR
11. Brad Marchand, LW, BOS
12. Phil Kessel, RW, PIT
13. Brent Burns, D, SJS
14. Erik Karlsson, D, OTT
15. Evgeni Malkin, C, PIT
16. Blake Wheeler, RW, WPG
17. Filip Forsberg, LW, NSH
18. Johnny Gaudreau, LW, CGY
19. Jamie Benn, C/LW, DAL
20. Patrick Kane, RW, CHI
21. Mark Scheifele, C, WPG (INJ.)
22. Jonathan Quick, G, LAK
23. Victor Hedman, D, TBL
24. David Pastrnak, RW, BOS
25. Drew Doughty, D, LAK
26. Sergei Bobrovsky, G, CBJ
27. Patrik Laine, RW, WPG
28. Nathan MacKinnon, C, COL
29. Jakub Voracek, RW, PHI
30. Brayden Schenn, C/LW, STL
31. Anze Kopitar, C, LAK
32. Pekka Rinne, G, NSH
33. Tuukka Rask, G, BOS
34. Claude Giroux, C/LW, PHI
35. Patrice Bergeron, C, BOS
36. P.K. Subban, D, NSH
37. Anders Lee, LW, NYI
38. John Klingberg, D, DAL
39. Evgeny Kuznetsov, C, WSH
40. Corey Crawford, G, CHI (INJ.)
41. Alex Pietrangelo, D, STL
42. Ryan Getzlaf, C, ANA
43. Braden Holtby, G, WSH
44. Carey Price, G, MTL
45. Roman Josi, D, NSH
46. Taylor Hall, LW, NJD
47. Nicklas Backstrom, C, WSH
48. Mathew Barzal, C, NYI
49. Frederik Andersen, G, TOR
50. Connor Hellebuyck, G, WPG
51. Brock Boeser, RW, VAN
52. Josh Bailey, LW/RW, NYI
53. Jack Eichel, C, BUF
54. Kris Letang, D, PIT (INJ.)
55. Alexander Radulov, RW, DAL
56. Sean Monahan, C, CGY
57. Leon Draisaitl, C/RW, EDM
58. Evander Kane, LW, BUF
59. Ben Bishop, G, DAL
60. Jake Allen, G, STL
61. Dustin Byfuglien, D, WPG (INJ.)
62. Vladislav Namestnikov, C/LW, TBL
63. John Carlson, D, WSH
64. Shayne Gostisbehere, D, PHI
65. Mikhail Sergachev, D, TBL
66. Artemi Panarin, C/LW, CBJ
67. Nikolaj Ehlers, LW, WPG
68. Kyle Turris, C, NSH
69. Brayden Point, C/RW, TBL
70. Aleksander Barkov, C, FLA
71. Jonathan Huberdeau, LW, FLA
72. Sean Couturier, C, PHI
73. Vincent Trocheck, C, FLA
74. William Nylander, C/RW, TOR
75. Jaden Schwartz, LW, STL (INJ.)
76. Kevin Shattenkirk, D, NYR
77. Jonathan Marchessault, C/LW, VGK
78. John Gibson, G, ANA
79. Henrik Lundqvist, G, NYR
80. Ryan Johansen, C, NSH
81. Joe Pavelski, C/RW, SJS
82. Mikko Rantanen, LW/RW, COL
83. Marc-Andre Fleury, G, VGK
84. Mika Zibanejad, C, NYR
85. Nick Leddy, D, NYI
86. Torey Krug, D, BOS
87. Tyler Toffoli, C/RW, LAK
88. James Neal, LW/RW, VGK
89. Viktor Arvidsson, LW/RW, NSH
90. Rickard Rakell, C/LW, ANA
91. Devan Dubnyk, G, MIN
92. Zach Werenski, D, CBJ (INJ.)
93. Kevin Fiala, LW/RW, NSH
94. Tyler Johnson, C/RW, TBL
95. Mitchell Marner, C/RW, TOR
96. Matt Murray, G, PIT (INJ.)
97. Tyson Barrie, D, COL (INJ.)
98. Wayne Simmonds, RW, PHI
99. Cam Talbot, G, EDM
100. Cory Schneider, G, NJD
101. Max Pacioretty, LW, MTL
102. Dustin Brown, LW/RW, LAK
103. Jake Guentzel, C/LW, PIT
104. Anthony Mantha, LW/RW, DET
105. Mark Stone, RW, OTT
106. Patric Hornqvist, RW, PIT
107. Eric Staal, C, MIN
108. Mike Smith, G, CGY
109. Martin Jones, G, SJS
110. Morgan Rielly, D, TOR
111. Will Butcher, D, NJD
112. T.J. Oshie, RW, WSH
113. Milan Lucic, LW, EDM
114. James van Riemsdyk, LW, TOR
115. Dougie Hamilton, D, CGY
116. Duncan Keith, D, CHI
117. Jonathan Toews, C, CHI
118. Oliver Ekman-Larsson, D, ARI
119. Logan Couture, C/LW, SJS (INJ.)
120. Gabriel Landeskog, LW, COL
121. William Karlsson, C/LW, VGK
122. Mike Hoffman, LW/RW, OTT
123. Shea Weber, D, MTL (INJ.)
124. Nazem Kadri, C, TOR
125. Jeff Skinner, LW, CAR
126. Colton Parayko, D, STL
127. Charlie McAvoy, D, BOS
128. Mikael Granlund, C/RW, MIN
129. Brian Elliott, G, PHI
130. Mark Giordano, D, CGY
131. Corey Perry, RW, ANA (INJ.)
132. Seth Jones, D, CBJ
133. Reilly Smith, LW/RW, VGK
134. Matthew Tkachuk, LW, CGY
135. Mats Zuccarello, RW, NYR
136. Sebastian Aho, LW/RW, CAR
137. Brandon Montour, D, ANA 
138. Clayton Keller, C/LW/RW, ARI
139. Nino Niederreiter, LW/RW, MIN (INJ.)
140. Dylan Larkin, C/RW, DET
141. Ryan Suter, D, MIN
142. Pierre-Luc Dubois, C/LW, CBJ
143. Aaron Ekblad, D, FLA
144. Kyle Palmieri, RW, NJD
145. Jake Muzzin, D, LAK
146. Tyler Myers, D, WPG
147. Josh Anderson, RW, CBJ
148. Mattias Ekholm, D, NSH
149. Teuvo Teravainen, C/LW/RW, CAR
150. Jordan Eberle, C/RW, NYI
151. Pavel Buchnevich, LW/RW, NYR
152. Tom Wilson, LW/RW, WSH
153. Danton Heinen, C/LW/RW, BOS
154. Justin Faulk, D, CAR
155. Joe Thornton, C, SJS
156. Brendan Gallagher, RW, MTL
157. Tomas Hertl, C/LW/RW, SJS
158. Oliver Bjorkstrand, RW, CBJ
159. Shea Theodore, D, VGK
160. Ondrej Palat, LW, TBL
161. Keith Yandle, D, FLA 
162. Alexander Steen, C/LW/RW, STL
163. Ryan Kesler, C, ANA
164. David Perron, LW/RW, VGK
165. Ryan McDonagh, D, NYR
166. Jesse Puljujarvi, RW, EDM
167. Rasmus Ristolainen, D, BUF
168. Kyle Connor, LW, WPG
169. Jonathan Drouin, C/LW/RW, MTL
170. Brandon Saad, LW, CHI
171. Cam Atkinson, RW, CBJ (INJ.)
172. Patrick Marleau, C/LW, TOR
173. Jason Zucker, LW/RW, MIN
174. Craig Smith, RW, NSH
175. Justin Schultz, D, PIT (INJ.)
176. Aaron Dell, G, SJS
177. Alex DeBrincat, LW/RW, CHI
178. Evgenii Dadonov, RW, FLA
179. Yanni Gourde, C/RW, TBL
180. Mike Green, D, DET
181. Matt Niskanen, D, WSH
182. Justin Williams, RW, CAR
183. Henrik Sedin, C, VAN
184. Colin Miller, D, VGK
185. Jaroslav Halak, G, NYI
186. Chris Kreider, LW, NYR (INJ.)
187. Henrik Zetterberg, C/LW, DET
188. Alex Galchenyuk, C/LW, MTL
189. Matt Duchene, C/RW, OTT
190. Ryan Nugent-Hopkins, C, EDM
191. Cam Fowler, D, ANA
192. Jacob Trouba, D, WPG
193. Craig Anderson, G, OTT
194. Roberto Luongo, G, FLA (INJ.)
195. Esa Lindell, D, DAL
196. Ivan Provorov, D, PHI
197. Daniel Sedin, LW, VAN
198. Nico Hischier, C, NJD
199. Nick Schmaltz, C/LW, CHI
200. Bryan Little, C, WPG
201. J.T. Miller, C/LW/RW, NYR
202. Jakob Silfverberg, LW/RW, ANA
203. Erik Haula, C, VGK
204. Mathieu Perreault, C/LW, WPG
205. Jesper Bratt, LW/RW, NJD
206. Ryan Ellis, D, NSH (INJ.)
207. Darnell Nurse, D, EDM
208. Robin Lehner, G, BUF
209. Adam Henrique, C, ANA
210. Derick Brassard, C, OTT
211. Jakub Vrana, LW/RW, WSH
212. Alexander Kerfoot, C/RW, COL
213. Mikko Koivu, C, MIN
214. Nick Foligno, C/LW/RW, CBJ
215. Andre Burakovsky, LW/RW, WSH
216. David Krejci, C, BOS (INJ.)
217. Bo Horvat, C, VAN (INJ.)
218. Max Domi, LW, ARI
219. Jeff Carter, C, LAK (INJ.)
220. Paul Stastny, C, STL
221. Jake Gardiner, D, TOR
222. Erik Johnson, D, COL
223. Jeff Petry, D, MTL
224. Elias Lindholm, C/RW, CAR
225. Zach Hyman, C/LW, TOR
226. Rick Nash, LW/RW, NYR
227. Ryan O'Reilly, C, BUF
228. Zach Parise, LW, MIN (INJ.)
229. Matt Dumba, D, MIN
230. Mikael Backlund, C, CGY
231. Ryan Miller, G, ANA
232. Tanner Pearson, LW, LAK
233. Patrick Maroon, LW, EDM
234. Oscar Klefbom, D, EDM (INJ.)
235. Noah Hanifin, D, CAR
236. Jake DeBrusk, LW, BOS
237. Artem Anisimov, C, CHI
238. Alex Killorn, LW, TBL
239. Dmitry Orlov, D, WSH
240. Thomas Vanek, LW/RW, VAN
241. Jordan Staal, C, CAR
242. Antti Raanta, G, ARI
243. Tyler Bozak, C, TOR
244. Malcolm Subban, G, VGK
245. Hampus Lindholm, D, ANA
246. Micheal Ferland, LW/RW, CGY
247. Vladimir Sobotka, LW, STL
248. Josh Morrissey, D, WPG
249. Charlie Coyle, C/RW, MIN
250. Andrej Sekera, D, EDM

 

[ RELATED:Top 250 rankings for 2017-18, Update No. 4]

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