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Fantasy top 250 rankings for 2018-19

Karlsson among first 10 players after trade to Sharks; Golden Knights rise after Pacioretty addition

by Fantasy Hockey Staff @NHLFantasy / NHL.com

NHL.com's top 250 player rankings are based on past production and expectations for this season in standard Yahoo leagues. For more fantasy coverage, visit NHL.com/Fantasy.

 

FANTASY RANKINGS: F (C | LW | RW) | D | Goalies 

2018-19 PROJECTIONS: Forward points | D-man points | Goalie winsCheat sheet

MORE COVERAGE: First line rankings | Second lines | Power plays

 

NHL.COM CONSENSUS RANKINGS

The below list of the top 250 fantasy hockey players for 2018-19 is in order of NHL.com consensus rank (average of Pete Jensen and Rob Reese's individual ranks, noted as "J" for Jensen and "R" for Reese next to each player). Any ties in consensus rank were broken by Yahoo average draft position; the hits category was the tie-breaker for any players without an ADP.

 

KARLSSON TRADED TO SHARKS

The San Jose Sharks acquired defenseman Erik Karlsson from the Ottawa Senators on Thursday, altering the overall fantasy landscape. Karlsson, a potential 2019 unrestricted free agent, is now the top-ranked fantasy defenseman by NHL.com and worth targeting in the first round of a standard 12-team draft.

Fellow elite defenseman Brent Burns is now the second-ranked defenseman after being surpassed by Karlsson, with Victor Hedman and Dustin Byfuglien right behind Burns to round out the top 25 overall. Goaltender Martin Jones entered the top 50 overall (42nd) after the Karlsson trade. Defenseman Marc-Edouard Vlasic not only joined the consensus top 250 but is now on the cusp of the top 150 (153rd) with a chance to be paired with Karlsson at even strength. Center Joe Thornton (knee surgery) also entered the top 200 overall after he said he is fully healthy. Thornton is expected to play on the top line with right wing Joe Pavelski and left wing Evander Kane.

Read: Fantasy spin on Karlsson trade to SJS

 

PACIORETTY TRADED TO GOLDEN KNIGHTS

The Vegas Golden Knights acquired left wing Max Pacioretty from the Montreal Canadiens on Monday, immediately boosting his fantasy value. Pacioretty joins both Jensen and Reese's top 75 overall fantasy rankings with even greater bounce-back appeal. Pacioretty should play on a line with either center William Karlsson or Paul Stastny and also see first power-play usage.

Goaltender Marc-Andre Fleury is now among the top 50 overall in the consensus rankings, and Karlsson is also just outside the top 50 with a safety net of playing with either Pacioretty or Jonathan Marchessault at even strength. Defenseman Shea Theodore joins the top 150 as a sleeper candidate and potential beneficiary of Pacioretty joining the first power-play unit.

Read: Fantasy spin on Pacioretty trade to VGK

 

TOP 250 PLAYER RANKINGS FOR 2018-19

Standard Yahoo categories now include goals, assists, plus/minus, power-play points, shots on goal and hits for skaters and wins, goals-against average, save percentage and shutouts for goalies. Forward positions indicate Yahoo eligibility for 2018-19 season (subject to additions, but never subtractions, at Yahoo's discretion). ... Value has been quantified based on factors including but not limited to past production, projected line combinations, defense pairs and goalie start volume, power-play usage, injury history, sleeper upside, anticipated regression or bounce-back candidacy, age and contract status (current restricted free agents). ... Potential 2019 UFAs (*) and RFAs (**) are also noted below. ... INJ. indicates players with injury concerns.

1. Connor McDavid, C, EDM (J: 2; R: 1)
2. Alex Ovechkin, LW, WSH (J: 1; R: 2)
3. Nikita Kucherov, RW, TBL (J: 5; R: 3)
4. Sidney Crosby, C, PIT (J: 3; R: 5)
5. Patrik Laine, RW, WPG** (J: 7; R: 4)
6. Evgeni Malkin, C, PIT (J: 6; R: 8)
7. Jamie Benn, C/LW, DAL (J: 4; R: 11)
8. Erik Karlsson, D, SJS* (J: 8; R: 10)
9. Brad Marchand, LW, BOS (J: 12; R: 7)
10. John Tavares, C, TOR (J: 10; R: 9)
11. Nathan MacKinnon, C, COL (J: 14; R: 6)
12. Auston Matthews, C, TOR** (J: 9; R: 12)
13. David Pastrnak, RW, BOS (J: 11; R: 13)
14. Steven Stamkos, C, TBL (J: 13; R: 16)
15. Tyler Seguin, C, DAL (J: 17; R: 14)
16. Connor Hellebuyck, G, WPG (J: 19; R: 15)
17. Andrei Vasilevskiy, G, TBL (J: 18; R: 18)
18. Claude Giroux, C/LW, PHI (J: 16; R: 20)
19. Blake Wheeler, C/RW, WPG (J: 15; R: 24)
20. Vladimir Tarasenko, RW, STL - INJ. (J: 22; R: 17)
21. Patrick Kane, RW, CHI (J: 21; R: 21)
22. Taylor Hall, LW, NJD (J: 20; R: 22)
23. Brent Burns, D, SJS (J: 28; R: 19)
24. Victor Hedman, D, TBL (J: 23; R: 25)
25. Dustin Byfuglien, D, WPG (J: 26; R: 27)
26. Evgeny Kuznetsov, C, WSH (J: 24; R: 30)
27. Mark Scheifele, C, WPG (J: 27; R: 28)
28. Braden Holtby, G, WSH (J: 36; R: 23)
29. Artemi Panarin, LW, CBJ - INJ.* (J: 34; R: 26)
30. Johnny Gaudreau, LW, CGY (J: 29; R: 32)
31. Mitchell Marner, RW, TOR** (J: 30; R: 31)
32. Frederik Andersen, G, TOR (J: 35; R: 29)
33. Anze Kopitar, C, LAK (J: 25; R: 43)
34. Jack Eichel, C, BUF (J: 33; R: 35)
35. Filip Forsberg, LW, NSH (J: 39; R: 34)
36. Drew Doughty, D, LAK (J: 38; R: 37)
37. Patrice Bergeron, C, BOS - INJ. (J: 32; R: 44)
38. Phil Kessel, RW, PIT (J: 37; R: 41)
39. Jonathan Quick, G, LAK (J: 40; R: 38)
40. Aleksander Barkov, C, FLA (J: 42; R: 36)
41. Pekka Rinne, G, NSH* (J: 46; R: 33)
42. Martin Jones, G, SJS (J: 31; R: 48)
43. Sergei Bobrovsky, G, CBJ* (J: 41; R: 39)
44. Tuukka Rask, G, BOS (J: 43; R: 42)
45. P.K. Subban, D, NSH (J: 45; R: 40)
46. Joe Pavelski, C/RW, SJS* (J: 44; R: 45)
47. Evander Kane, LW, SJS (J: 50; R: 47)
48. Seth Jones, D, CBJ (J: 56; R: 46)
49. Leon Draisaitl, C/RW, EDM (J: 49; R: 54)
50. Marc-Andre Fleury, G, VGK (J: 47; R: 56)
51. John Klingberg, D, DAL (J: 52; R: 51)
52. Alexander Radulov, RW, DAL (J: 54; R: 53)
53. Jakub Voracek, RW, PHI (J: 51; R: 57)
54. Roman Josi, D, NSH (J: 55; R: 55)
55. Nicklas Backstrom, C, WSH (J: 61; R: 50)
56. William Karlsson, C/LW, VGK** (J: 48; R: 64)
57. Mathew Barzal, C, NYI (J: 60; R: 58)
58. Brock Boeser, RW, VAN - INJ.** (J: 67; R: 52)
59. John Gibson, G, ANA (J: 62; R: 60)
60. Matt Murray, G, PIT (J: 58; R: 65)
61. Ryan Getzlaf, C, ANA (J: 53; R: 71)
62. Max Pacioretty, LW, VGK (J: 57; R: 67)
63. Rickard Rakell, LW/RW, ANA (J: 64; R: 61)
64. Ben Bishop, G, DAL - INJ. (J: 65; R: 62)
65. John Carlson, D, WSH (J: 68; R: 59)
66. Mikko Rantanen, RW, COL** (J: 79; R: 49)
67. Sean Monahan, C, CGY (J: 59; R: 70)
68. Jonathan Marchessault, C/LW, VGK (J: 69; R: 63)
69. Kris Letang, D, PIT (J: 70; R: 66)
70. Sebastian Aho, C/LW, CAR** (J: 66; R: 74)
71. Shayne Gostisbehere, D, PHI (J: 75; R: 69)
72. Nikolaj Ehlers, LW/RW, WPG (J: 77; R: 68)
73. Ilya Kovalchuk, LW/RW, LAK (J: 63; R: 82)
74. Dougie Hamilton, D, CAR (J: 74; R: 73)
75. Vincent Trocheck, C, FLA (J: 76; R: 75)
76. Patric Hornqvist, RW, PIT (J: 71; R: 81)
77. Matthew Tkachuk, LW, CGY** (J: 81; R: 72)
78. Wayne Simmonds, RW, PHI - INJ.* (J: 73; R: 84)
79. Torey Krug, D, BOS - INJ. (J: 82; R: 77)
80. Logan Couture, C/LW, SJS (J: 84; R: 78)
81. Rasmus Dahlin, D, BUF (J: 80; R: 83)
82. Brayden Schenn, C, STL (J: 72; R: 93)
83. Clayton Keller, LW/RW, ARI (J: 83; R: 85)
84. William Nylander, C/RW, TOR - RFA (J: 78; R: 90)
85. Devan Dubnyk, G, MIN (J: 93; R: 76)
86. Viktor Arvidsson, RW, NSH (J: 97; R: 79)
87. Tyson Barrie, D, COL (J: 90; R: 86)
88. Mikael Granlund, C/RW, MIN (J: 89; R: 88)
89. Gabriel Landeskog, LW, COL (J: 85; R: 92)
90. Keith Yandle, D, FLA (J: 88; R: 89)
91. Ivan Provorov, D, PHI** (J: 99; R: 80)
92. Jeff Skinner, LW, BUF* (J: 86; R: 95)
93. Jonathan Huberdeau, LW, FLA (J: 95; R: 87)
94. Sean Couturier, C, PHI - INJ. (J: 94; R: 97)
95. Brayden Point, C, TBL** (J: 92; R: 100)
96. Mark Giordano, D, CGY (J: 87; R: 107)
97. Charlie McAvoy, D, BOS** (J: 98; R: 96)
98. Antti Raanta, G, ARI (J: 91; R: 104)
99. Alex Pietrangelo, D, STL (J: 104; R: 94)
100. Morgan Rielly, D, TOR (J: 108; R: 91)
101. Jake Allen, G, STL - INJ. (J: 102; R: 101)
102. James van Riemsdyk, LW, PHI (J: 101; R: 102)
103. Oliver Ekman-Larsson, D, ARI (J: 96; R: 108)
104. Jake Guentzel, LW, PIT** (J: 100; R: 105)
105. Zach Werenski, D, CBJ - INJ.** (J: 107; R: 99)
106. Mike Hoffman, LW/RW, FLA (J: 106; R: 103)
107. Teuvo Teravainen, LW/RW, CAR** (J: 105; R: 106)
108. Cam Talbot, G, EDM* (J: 110; R: 109)
109. Matt Dumba, D, MIN (J: 122; R: 98)
110. Kyle Connor, LW, WPG** (J: 109; R: 111)
111. Rasmus Ristolainen, D, BUF (J: 103; R: 118)
112. Cam Atkinson, RW, CBJ (J: 112; R: 113)
113. Ryan Johansen, C, NSH (J: 113; R: 112)
114. T.J. Oshie, RW, WSH (J: 111; R: 117)
115. Eric Staal, C, MIN* (J: 115; R: 115)
116. Pierre-Luc Dubois, C/LW, CBJ (J: 116; R: 116)
117. Mike Smith, G, CGY* (J: 123; R: 110)
118. Ryan Nugent-Hopkins, C/LW, EDM (J: 117; R: 120)
119. Aaron Ekblad, D, FLA (J: 125; R: 114)
120. Jeff Carter, C, LAK (J: 114; R: 126)
121. Ryan Ellis, D, NSH (J: 118; R: 123)
122. Alex DeBrincat, LW/RW, CHI (J: 120; R: 124)
123. Roberto Luongo, G, FLA (J: 126; R: 119)
124. Sam Reinhart, C/RW, BUF (J: 119; R: 128)
125. Ryan O'Reilly, C, STL (J: 129; R: 125)
126. Nazem Kadri, C, TOR (J: 121; R: 135)
127. Corey Crawford, G, CHI - INJ. (J: 135; R: 122)
128. Mikhail Sergachev, D, TBL (J: 124; R: 134)
129. Dylan Larkin, C, DET (J: 132; R: 127)
130. Anders Lee, LW, NYI* (J: 127; R: 132)
131. Jake Gardiner, D, TOR* (J: 130; R: 131)
132. Reilly Smith, LW/RW, VGK (J: 143; R: 121)
133. Carey Price, G, MTL (J: 136; R: 130)
134. Dustin Brown, RW, LAK - INJ. (J: 134; R: 133)
135. J.T. Miller, C/RW, TBL (J: 131; R: 138)
136. Ryan Suter, D, MIN - INJ. (J: 142; R: 129)
137. Andrei Svechnikov, RW, CAR (J: 133; R: 143)
138. Evgenii Dadonov, LW/RW, FLA (J: 137; R: 140)
139. Tomas Hertl, C/LW/RW, SJS (J: 128; R: 151)
140. Henrik Lundqvist, G, NYR (J: 148; R: 136)
141. Semyon Varlamov, G, COL* (J: 140; R: 145)
142. Jaden Schwartz, LW, STL (J: 138; R: 147)
143. Philipp Grubauer, G, COL (J: 141; R: 146)
144. Nico Hischier, C, NJD (J: 146; R: 149)
145. Carter Hutton, G, BUF (J: 147; R: 152)
146. Travis Konecny, LW/RW, PHI** (J: 157; R: 142)
147. Mika Zibanejad, C, NYR (J: 145; R: 155)
148. Tom Wilson, RW, WSH (J: 139; R: 164)
149. Elias Pettersson, C, VAN (J: 160; R: 144)
150. Shea Theodore, D, VGK - RFA (J: 150; R: 157)
151. Tyler Toffoli, RW, LAK (J: 168; R: 139)
152. Alex Galchenyuk, C/LW, ARI (J: 149; R: 160)
153. Marc-Edouard Vlasic, D, SJS (J: 153; R: 158)
154. Jordan Eberle, RW, NYI* (J: 152; R: 161)
155. Ryan Pulock, D, NYI (J: 166; R: 148)
156. Brandon Montour, D, ANA (J: 174; R: 141)
157. Jake Muzzin, D, LAK (J: 180; R: 137)
158. Yanni Gourde, C/RW, TBL* (J: 158; R: 162)
159. Jonathan Toews, C, CHI (J: 164; R: 156)
160. Mark Stone, RW, OTT* (J: 154; R: 171)
161. Nino Niederreiter, LW/RW, MIN (J: 144; R: 181)
162. Jason Zucker, LW/RW, MIN (J: 176; R: 150)
163. Casey Mittelstadt, C, BUF (J: 162; R: 166)
164. Pavel Buchnevich, RW, NYR** (J: 156; R: 172)
165. Jack Roslovic, C, WPG (J: 161; R: 168)
166. Nolan Patrick, C, PHI (J: 171; R: 159)
167. Filip Zadina, LW, DET (J: 163; R: 167)
168. Anthony Mantha, LW/RW, DET (J: 159; R: 174)
169. Cory Schneider, G, NJD - INJ. (J: 170; R: 165)
170. Matt Duchene, C, OTT* (J: 155; R: 188)
171. Bo Horvat, C, VAN (J: 192; R: 154)
172. Patrick Marleau, C/LW, TOR (J: 173; R: 173)
173. Timo Meier, LW, SJS** (J: 169; R: 177)
174. James Neal, RW, CGY (J: 167; R: 180)
175. Nick Leddy, D, NYI (J: 165; R: 185)
176. Nick Bjugstad, C/RW, FLA (J: 172; R: 178)
177. Erik Johnson, D, COL (J: 193; R: 163)
178. Colton Parayko, D, STL (J: 181; R: 176)
179. Will Butcher, D, NJD** (J: 189; R: 169)
180. Miro Heiskanen, D, DAL (J: 188; R: 170)
181. Josh Manson, D, ANA (J: 175; R: 184)
182. Justin Faulk, D, CAR (J: 209; R: 153)
183. Joe Thornton, C, SJS - INJ.* (J: 178; R: 187)
184. Anthony Beauvillier, C/LW, NYI** (J: 177; R: 189)
185. Chris Kreider, LW, NYR (J: 151; R: 219)
186. Zach Hyman, LW, TOR (J: 179; R: 191)
187. Brendan Gallagher, RW, MTL (J: 197; R: 175)
188. Kevin Shattenkirk, D, NYR (J: 184; R: 193)
189. Petr Mrazek, G, CAR* (J: 185; R: 192)
190. Kevin Fiala, LW/RW, NSH** (J: 199; R: 179)
191. Derick Brassard, C, PIT* (J: 198; R: 182)
192. Kyle Palmieri, RW, NJD (J: 187; R: 194)
193. Robin Lehner, G, NYI* (J: 186; R: 195)
194. Elias Lindholm, C/RW, CGY (J: 201; R: 183)
195. Nick Schmaltz, C/LW, CHI** (J: 182; R: 203)
196. Jakub Vrana, LW/RW, WSH** (J: 195; R: 190)
197. Alex Tuch, RW, VGK** (J: 190; R: 196)
198. Corey Perry, RW, ANA (J: 183; R: 207)
199. Derek Stepan, C, ARI (J: 191; R: 201)
200. Jake DeBrusk, LW, BOS (J: 202; R: 197)
201. Duncan Keith, D, CHI (J: 196; R: 204)
202. Cam Fowler, D, ANA (J: 206; R: 199)
203. Mike Matheson, D, FLA (J: 203; R: 205)
204. Kyle Turris, C, NSH (J: 224; R: 186)
205. Valentin Zykov, LW/RW, CAR (J: 200; R: 210)
206. Daniel Sprong, RW, PIT (J: 204; R: 208)
207. David Perron, LW, STL (J: 207; R: 206)
208. Ondrej Palat, LW, TBL (J: 213; R: 200)
209. Ondrej Kase, RW, ANA (J: 210; R: 211)
210. Tyler Myers, D, WPG* (J: 212; R: 213)
211. Paul Stastny, C, VGK (J: 225; R: 202)
212. James Reimer, G, FLA (J: 215; R: 217)
213. Craig Smith, RW, NSH (J: 221; R: 212)
214. Danton Heinen, LW/RW, BOS** (J: 235; R: 198)
215. Tyler Johnson, C/RW, TBL (J: 214; R: 220)
216. Mattias Ekholm, D, NSH (J: 194; R: 242)
217. Nikita Zadorov, D, COL** (J: 208; R: 231)
218. Mike Green, D, DET (J: 205; R: 236)
219. Mats Zuccarello, RW, NYR* (J: 217; R: 226)
220. Sami Vatanen, D, NJD (J: 220; R: 223)
221. Jeff Petry, D, MTL (J: 232; R: 214)
222. Colin Miller, D, VGK (J: 218; R: 229)
223. Eeli Tolvanen, RW, NSH (J: 219; R: 230)
224. Valeri Nichushkin, RW, DAL (J: 216; R: 234)
225. Justin Schultz, D, PIT (J: 211; R: 243)
226. Kailer Yamamoto, RW, EDM (J: 222; R: 232)
227. Juuse Saros, G, NSH (J: 237; R: 218)
228. Ryan Donato, LW/RW, BOS** (J: 251; R: 209)
229. Noah Hanifin, D, CGY (J: 239; R: 222)
230. David Krejci, C, BOS (J: 223; R: 239)
231. Mikko Koivu, C, MIN (J: 228; R: 237)
232. Darnell Nurse, D, EDM (J: 231; R: 235)
233. Thomas Chabot, D, OTT (J: 252; R: 215)
234. Jared Spurgeon, D, MIN (J: 241; R: 228)
235. Adam Henrique, C, ANA (J: 253; R: 216)
236. Max Domi, C/LW, MTL (J: 243; R: 227)
237. Ryan McDonagh, D, TBL (J: 226; R: 245)
238. Oliver Bjorkstrand, RW, CBJ (J: 236; R: 238)
239. Brian Elliott, G, PHI* (J: 254; R: 221)
240. Nick Foligno, C/RW, CBJ (J: 227; R: 251)
241. Robby Fabbri, C/LW, STL - INJ.** (J: 255; R: 224)
242. Josh Bailey, RW, NYI (J: 229; R: 252)
243. Milan Lucic, LW, EDM (J: 256; R: 225)
244. Aaron Dell, G, SJS (J: 230; R: 253)
245. Esa Lindell, D, DAL** (J: 238; R: 247)
246. Brandon Saad, LW, CHI (J: 233; R: 254)
247. Zdeno Chara, D, BOS* (J: 234; R: 255)
248. Jason Spezza, C, DAL* (J: 257; R: 233)
249. Martin Necas, C, CAR (J: 249; R: 244)
250. Brady Tkachuk, LW, OTT (J: 245; R: 250)

Just missed: Alexander Steen, RW, STL (J: 240; R: 256); Kyle Okposo, RW, BUF (J: 247; R: 249); Jaroslav Halak, G, BOS (J: 258; R: 240); Tyson Jost, C/LW, COL (J: 242; R: 257); Boone Jenner, C/LW, CBJ (J: 259; R: 241); Sven Baertschi, LW, VAN (J: 244; R: 258); Zach Parise, LW, MIN (J: 246; R: 259); Jacob Markstrom, G, VAN (J: 260; R: 246); Oscar Klefbom, D, EDM - INJ. (J: 248; R: 260); Jonathan Drouin, C, MTL (J: 261; R: 248); Carter Hart, G, PHI (J: 250; R: 261)

 

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