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Fantasy defenseman top 50 rankings for 2018-19

Pietrangelo, Gustafsson enter first 25; Sergachev, Keith rejoin list

by Rob Reese @NHLReese / NHL.com Fantasy Editor

NHL.com's fantasy hockey defenseman top 50 rankings are based on past production and expectations for the rest of the season in standard Yahoo leagues. For more fantasy hockey coverage, visit NHL.com/Fantasy.

 

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FANTASY TOP 50 DEFENSEMAN RANKINGS

Standard Yahoo categories include goals, assists, plus/minus, power-play points, shots on goal and now hits for skaters. ... Value has been quantified based on factors including but not limited to past production, defense pairs, power-play usage, injury history, sleeper, bounce-back or breakout potential, anticipated regression, age and contract status (potential 2019 UFA: *; RFA: **). DTD indicates players with day-to-day injury concerns.
 
1. Brent Burns, SJS (SAME)
2. Erik Karlsson, SJS* (SAME)
3. John Carlson, WSH (+1)
4. Kris Letang, PIT (+1)
5. Morgan Rielly, TOR (-2)
6. Mark Giordano, CGY (SAME)
7. Victor Hedman, TBL (DTD)
8. Seth Jones, CBJ (SAME)
9. Torey Krug, BOS (+2)
10. Roman Josi, NSH (SAME)
11. Thomas Chabot, OTT (+2)
12. Dustin Byfuglien, WPG (DTD)
13. John Klingberg, DAL (-1)
14. Mattias Ekholm, NSH (+1)
15. Shea Weber, MTL (-1)
16. P.K. Subban, NSH (+1)
17. Keith Yandle, FLA (+1)
18. Ryan Suter, MIN (+2)
19. Drew Doughty, LAK (+3)
20. Rasmus Ristolainen, BUF (-4)
21. Charlie McAvoy, BOS** (+7)
22. Alex Pietrangelo, STL (+21)
23. Erik Gustafsson, CHI (+6)
24. Tyson Barrie, COL (-5)
25. Rasmus Dahlin, BUF (-1)
26. Jeff Petry, MTL (-3)
27. Ryan Ellis, NSH (-2)
28. Jake Muzzin, TOR (-7)
29. Jared Spurgeon, MIN (+4)
30. Ryan Pulock, NYI (+7)
31. Oliver Ekman-Larsson, ARI (-5)
32. Zach Werenski, CBJ** (-5)
33. Shayne Gostisbehere, PHI (-2)
34. Justin Schultz, PIT (+5)
35. Aaron Ekblad, FLA (-5)
36. Jacob Trouba, WPG** (-4)
37. Miro Heiskanen, DAL (-3)
38. Dougie Hamilton, CAR (-3)
39. Jake Gardiner, TOR* (-3)
40. Josh Morrissey, WPG (-2)
41. TJ Brodie, CGY (DTD)
42. Alexander Edler, VAN* (DTD)
43. Colton Parayko, STL (+1)
44. Vince Dunn, STL (+3)
45. Shea Theodore, VGK (+3)
46. Ryan McDonagh, TBL (-1)
47. Mikhail Sergachev, TBL (NEW)
48. Darnell Nurse, EDM (-6)
49. Jordan Oesterle, ARI* (SAME)
50. Duncan Keith, CHI (NEW)

 

Dropped out: Erik Johnson, COL; Mike Matheson, FLA

Key injury: Matt Dumba, MIN

Just Missed: Ivan Provorov, PHI**; Kevin Shattenkirk, NYR; Tyler Myers, WPG*; Devon Toews, NYI; Samuel Girard, COL

 

READ: Last week's Top 50 defenseman rankings

 

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