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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 and Rob Reese @NHLFantasy / NHL.com Fantasy Editors

With the fantasy hockey playoffs underway in most head-to-head leagues, NHL.com has taken one final look at the overall landscape.

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 and drops. Remaining schedules and impact of recent trades have been factored into these rankings.

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

 

Injured forwards left out of rankings: Brock Boeser, RW, VAN; Max Pacioretty, LW, MTL; Joe Thornton, C, SJS; Ondrej Palat, LW, TBL; Josh Anderson, RW, CBJ; Kyle Okposo, RW, BUF; Anthony Duclair, LW/RW, CHI

Injured defensemen left out: Charlie McAvoy, D, BOS; Erik Johnson, D, COL; Shea Weber, D, MTL; Kevin Shattenkirk, D, NYR; Jared Spurgeon, D, MIN; Jacob Trouba, D, WPG

Injured goaltenders left out: Corey Crawford, G, CHI; Carey Price, G, MTL; Brian Elliott, G, PHI; Michal Neuvirth, G, PHI

 

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