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Fantasy second line rankings for 2020-21

NHL.com lists best No. 2 units for potential stacking options in standard draft

by Pete Jensen @NHLJensen / NHL.com Senior Fantasy Editor

NHL.com ranks the second forward lines around the League for potential fantasy hockey stacking options in the 2020-21 season. For more coverage, visit NHL.com/Fantasy and subscribe for free to the NHL Fantasy on Ice podcast.

 

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FANTASY SECOND LINE RANKINGS

NOTES: Standard fantasy categories: goals, assists, plus/minus, power-play points, shots on goal and hits for skaters. Value has been quantified based on factors including but not limited to NHL.com top 250 rank, past production in the regular season and Stanley Cup Playoffs, line stability or fluctuation, team scoring distribution, average ice time, injury history or concern (INJ. - players who could miss the start of this season), contract status, age and overall upside for the 2020-21 season. These rankings are a collaborative effort by Pete Jensen and Rob Reese.

First lines (including units featuring forwards like Connor McDavid, Sidney Crosby, Mika Zibanejad) have been ranked on a separate list.

1. EDM: Kahun / Nugent-Hopkins -- Draisaitl -- Yamamoto

2. PIT: Zucker -- Malkin -- Rust

3. WSH: Vrana -- Kuznetsov / Backstrom -- Oshie

4. NYR: Panarin -- R. Strome -- Kakko

5. COL: Landeskog / Burakovsky -- Kadri -- Saad

6. TOR: Vesey / Mikheyev -- Tavares -- Nylander

7. WPG: Ehlers / Connor -- Stastny -- Laine

8. STL: Schwartz -- R. Thomas -- Hoffman

Key injury: Tarasenko

9. VGK: Marchessault -- W. Karlsson -- R. Smith

10. CGY: M. Tkachuk -- E. Lindholm / Backlund -- Mangiapane / Dube

11. TBL: Killorn -- Cirelli -- Gourde

12. DAL: Kiviranta -- Pavelski -- Radulov / Gurianov

13. NYI: Beauvillier -- Nelson -- Bailey

14. MTL: Drouin / Toffoli -- Suzuki -- J. Anderson / Armia

15. PHI: Farabee / Lindblom -- Hayes -- Konecny

16. SJS: Kane / Donato -- Hertl -- Leonard

17. VAN: Pearson -- Horvat -- Virtanen / Hoglander

18. BUF: Skinner / Olofsson -- E. Staal -- Reinhart

19. CBJ: Foligno / Bemstrom -- Domi -- Atkinson

20. CAR: Niederreiter / Svechnikov -- Trocheck -- Fast / Necas

21. BOS: DeBrusk -- Krejci -- Kase / C. Smith

22. OTT: Stutzle -- Stepan -- Dadonov / Batherson

23. MIN: Johansson -- J. Eriksson Ek / Bonino -- Fiala / Kaprizov

24. CHI: Kubalik -- P. Suter / Soderberg -- Shaw

Note: J. Toews (medical issue) is out indefinitely

25. NJD: A. Johnsson -- J. Hughes -- J. Boqvist

26. NSH: Haula -- Duchene -- Granlund

27. LAK: Athanasiou -- Byfield / Vilardi -- Carter

28. ANA: Rakell -- Henrique / Zegras -- Silfverberg

29. ARI: Crouse -- Dvorak -- Kessel

30. FLA: Denisenko / Acciari -- Wennberg -- Hornqvist / Tippett

31. DET: Namestnikov -- Fabbri -- Zadina / B. Ryan

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