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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 All-Star break provides fantasy owners with one last opportunity to step back and re-evaluate their team(s) for a few days before the stretch run of the season.

The below top 250 player 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.

 

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NOTES: Positions indicate eligibility in Yahoo leagues. … Injured players (INJ.) 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.

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

 

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