A tough question in any fantasy draft is when to get defensive. Some argue that because the position is so thin, it's a good idea to grab an elite blue liner early on the draft. Others will say not to waste a pick on one of the top guns and just fill out your defensive roster in the later rounds. No matter which way you go, selecting your defensemen will always be a difficult task.
is the clear cut No. 1 D-man this season, with Duncan Keith
and Dan Boyle
following at No. 2 and 3 respectively. Green is the only point-per-game player among all defensemen and the only guy worth drafting in the top two rounds.
There are a handful of youngsters to keep an eye on, such as Buffalo's Tyler Myers
(last season's Rookie of the Year), Atlanta's Zach Bogosian
, Ottawa's Erik Karlsson
, the Rangers' Michael Del Zotto
and Montreal's P.K. Subban
. All of them could be in line to improve on last years numbers. Just remember one thing come draft day, it's hard to find reliable fantasy defensemen, so it could be wise to grab a good one when you have the chance.
Top 150 Overall | Centers | Left Wings | Right Wings | Goalies
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, Ian White
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, Anton Babchuk