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Fantasy hockey line top 25 rankings for 2019-20

Palat joins Kucherov, Stamkos on Lightning's first unit; Sharks have two on list; Ducks enter mix

by Jonathan Baron / NHL.com Independent Correspondent

NHL.com ranks the top 25 forward lines from a fantasy hockey standpoint for the 2019-20 season. For more fantasy coverage, visit NHL.com/Fantasy and subscribe for free to the NHL Fantasy on Ice podcast.

 

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NOTES: Value of the below lines has been quantified based on factors including but not limited to past production, continuity at even strength and collective upside in standard leagues. ... Lines, as always, are subject to change in any given game. … Elite second lines may be included on this list.

1. BOS: Brad Marchand -- Patrice Bergeron -- David Pastrnak (SAME)

2. COL: Gabriel Landeskog -- Nathan MacKinnon -- Mikko Rantanen (SAME)

3. EDM: Leon Draisaitl -- Connor McDavid -- Zack Kassian (+4)

4. TBL: Ondrej Palat -- Steven Stamkos / Brayden Point -- Nikita Kucherov (-1)

NOTE: Point was moved off the top line and onto the second unit with Tyler Johnson and Yanni Gourde against the Colorado Avalanche on Saturday. Palat would become a must-add player in standard leagues if he maintains this lineup placement.

5. CGY: Johnny Gaudreau -- Sean Monahan / Mikael Backlund -- Elias Lindholm (-1)

6. WPG: Patrik Laine -- Mark Scheifele -- Blake Wheeler (-1)

7. WSH: Alex Ovechkin -- Nicklas Backstrom -- Tom Wilson (-1)

8. TOR: Andreas Johnsson -- Auston Matthews -- Mitchell Marner (+4)

9. VGK: Max Pacioretty -- Paul Stastny -- Mark Stone (+5)

10. DAL: Jamie Benn / Jason Dickinson -- Tyler Seguin -- Alexander Radulov (-1)

11. PIT: Jake Guentzel -- Sidney Crosby -- Dominik Simon (+4)

12. VGK: Jonathan Marchessault -- William Karlsson -- Reilly Smith (+4)

13. FLA: Jonathan Huberdeau -- Aleksander Barkov (DTD) / Noel Acciari -- Evgenii Dadonov (-5)

NOTE: Barkov left the game against the Nashville Predators on Saturday with an apparent injury in the first period. Acciari replaced Barkov on the top line; wings Huberdeau and Dadonov would lose fantasy appeal if Barkov misses time.

14. BUF: Victor Olofsson -- Jack Eichel -- Sam Reinhart (+7)

15. NSH: Calle Jarnkrok -- Ryan Johansen -- Viktor Arvidsson (NEW)

16. NYR: Artemi Panarin -- Mika Zibanejad -- Chris Kreider (-2)

17. DET: Tyler Bertuzzi -- Dylan Larkin -- Anthony Mantha (SAME)

18. VAN: J.T. Miller -- Elias Pettersson -- Brock Boeser (+6)

19. SJS: Timo Meier -- Logan Couture -- Patrick Marleau (+4)

20. CAR: Nino Niederreiter -- Sebastian Aho -- Teuvo Teravainen (-2)

21. CHI: Andrew Shaw -- Dylan Strome -- Patrick Kane (-2)

22. STL: Jaden Schwartz -- Brayden Schenn -- Vladimir Tarasenko (-2)

23. NJD: Taylor Hall -- Nico Hischier (DTD) / Jack Hughes -- Kyle Palmieri (+2)

24. SJS: Evander Kane -- Tomas Hertl -- Kevin Labanc (NEW)

25. ANA: Rickard Rakell -- Adam Henrique -- Jakob Silfverberg (NEW)

NOTE: Rakell, Henrique and Silfverberg have combined for 16 points (nine goals, seven assists) in the past four games entering Sunday. Henrique has four goals and one assist in the past three games and is worth streaming in deep leagues.

Dropped out: TOR (Kasperi Kapanen -- John Tavares, INJ. -- Mitchell Marner); NSH (Filip Forsberg, INJ. -- Matt Duchene -- Mikael Granlund); PHI: Claude Giroux -- Kevin Hayes -- Jakub Voracek / James van Riemsdyk)

 

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