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Fantasy forward top 100 rankings for 2019-20

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

NHL.com's fantasy hockey top 100 forward rankings are based on past production and expectations for the rest of the 2019-20 season in standard leagues. For more fantasy coverage, visit NHL.com/Fantasy and subscribe for free to the NHL Fantasy on Ice podcast.

 

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FANTASY TOP 100 FORWARD RANKINGS

Standard fantasy categories include 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 past production, projected line combinations, power-play usage, injury history, sleeper upside, anticipated regression or bounce-back candidacy, age and contract status (current unrestricted and restricted free agents listed below). Potential 2020 UFAs (*) and RFAs (**) are also noted.

1. Connor McDavid, C, EDM (SAME)
2. Leon Draisaitl, C/LW, EDM (+2)
3. David Pastrnak, RW, BOS (-1)
4. Alex Ovechkin, LW, WSH (-1)
5. Patrick Kane, RW, CHI (SAME)
6. Nathan MacKinnon, C, COL (SAME)
7. Brad Marchand, LW, BOS (SAME)
8. Aleksander Barkov, C, FLA (+1)
9. Auston Matthews, C, TOR (-1)
10. Nikita Kucherov, RW, TBL (+1)
11. Artemi Panarin, LW, NYR (+1)
12. Patrice Bergeron, C, BOS (DTD)
13. Elias Pettersson, C, VAN (SAME)
14. Jonathan Huberdeau, LW, FLA (+1)
15. John Tavares, C, TOR (-1)
16. Taylor Hall, LW, NJD* (SAME)
17. Steven Stamkos, C/LW, TBL (+1)
18. Filip Forsberg, LW, NSH (+1)
19. Evgeny Kuznetsov, C, WSH (+2)
20. Jack Eichel, C, BUF (+3)
21. Max Pacioretty, LW, VGK (+7)
22. Matthew Tkachuk, LW, CGY (-2)
23. Tyler Seguin, C, DAL (+11)
24. Johnny Gaudreau, LW, CGY (-7)
25. Mark Scheifele, C, WPG (SAME)
26. Brock Boeser, RW, VAN (SAME)
27. Mark Stone, RW, VGK (-5)
28. Sebastian Aho, C, CAR (+1)
29. Evgeni Malkin, C, PIT (+1)
30. Patrik Laine, LW/RW, WPG (-3)
31. Andrei Svechnikov, LW/RW, CAR (+14)
32. Tomas Hertl, C/LW, SJS (+1)
33. Evander Kane, LW, SJS (+2)
34. Mathew Barzal, C, NYI** (+2)
35. Claude Giroux, C/LW/RW, PHI (-11)
36. Alex DeBrincat, LW/RW, CHI (+4)
37. Blake Wheeler, RW, WPG (SAME)
38. Nicklas Backstrom, C, WSH* (-7)
39. Brayden Point, C, TBL (-7)
40. Evgenii Dadonov, LW/RW, FLA* (+1)
41. Teuvo Teravainen, LW/RW, CAR (+2)
42. Jake Guentzel, LW/RW, PIT (SAME)
43. Tom Wilson, RW, WSH (+3)
44. Logan Couture, C, SJS (+11)
45. Ryan O'Reilly, C, STL (-7)
46. Elias Lindholm, C/RW, CGY (-7)
47. Sean Monahan, C, CGY (-3)
48. William Nylander, C/RW, TOR (-1)
49. Brayden Schenn, C/LW, STL (SAME)
50. J.T. Miller, LW/RW, VAN (SAME)
51. Timo Meier, LW/RW, SJS (+3)
52. Alexander Radulov, RW, DAL (-1)
53. T.J. Oshie, RW, WSH (SAME)
54. Anthony Mantha, LW/RW, DET** (+2)
55. Jonathan Marchessault, C/LW, VGK (+3)
56. Matt Duchene, C, NSH (-8)
57. Dylan Larkin, C, DET (SAME)
58. Anze Kopitar, C, LAK (+3)
59. William Karlsson, C, VGK (+4)
60. Zack Kassian, RW, EDM* (+6)
61. Brendan Gallagher, RW, MTL (-9)
62. Phil Kessel, RW, ARI (-3)
63. Travis Konecny, RW, PHI (-3)
64. David Perron, LW/RW, STL (-2)
65. Viktor Arvidsson, LW/RW, NSH (-1)
66. Kyle Connor, LW, WPG (+2)
67. Jonathan Toews, C, CHI (+2)
68. Nikolaj Ehlers, LW/RW, WPG (+5)
69. Mike Hoffman, LW/RW, FLA* (+5)
70. Dylan Strome, C, CHI** (+23)
71. Jamie Benn, C/LW, DAL (+7)
72. Sam Reinhart, C/RW, BUF** (-7)
73. Sean Couturier, C, PHI (-3)
74. Ryan Nugent-Hopkins, C/LW, EDM (+3)
75. Jakub Vrana, LW, WSH (-8)
76. Joe Pavelski, C/RW, DAL (+5)
77. Tyler Bertuzzi, LW/RW, DET** (+5)
78. Jack Hughes, C, NJD (-7)
79. James Neal, LW/RW, EDM (-7)
80. Jakub Voracek, RW, PHI (-5)
81. Bo Horvat, C, VAN (-5)
82. Max Domi, C/LW, MTL** (-3)
83. Ryan Strome, C/RW, NYR** (+7)
84. Ryan Getzlaf, C, ANA (+3)
85. Clayton Keller, LW/RW, ARI (-5)
86. Jeff Skinner, C/LW, BUF (-3)
87. Cam Atkinson, RW, CBJ (-3)
88. Victor Olofsson, LW/RW, BUF** (-3)
89. Kyle Palmieri, RW, NJD (-3)
90. Rickard Rakell, LW/RW, ANA (+6)
91. Nazem Kadri, C, COL (+7)
92. Tomas Tatar, LW/RW, MTL (+8)
93. Nick Schmaltz, C/LW/RW, ARI (-5)
94. Kaapo Kakko, RW, NYR (-2)
95. David Krejci, C, BOS (NEW)
96. Brady Tkachuk, LW, OTT (-5)
97. Jean-Gabriel Pageau, C, OTT* (-2)
98. Ryan Johansen, C, NSH (-4)
99. Jaden Schwartz, LW, STL (-2)
100. Reilly Smith, RW, VGK (-1)

Dropped out: Jonathan Drouin, C/LW, MTL (INJ.)

Just missed: Nico Hischier, C, NJD; Vincent Trocheck, C, FLA; Oskar Lindblom, LW, PHI**; Kasperi Kapanen, LW/RW, TOR; Pavel Buchnevich, RW, NYR; Jared McCann, C/LW, PIT**; Andre Burakovsky, LW/RW, COL**; Robby Fabbri, LW/RW, DET**; Jakob Silfverberg, RW, ANA; Paul Stastny, C, VGK; Pierre-Luc Dubois, C, CBJ**; Anders Lee, LW, NYI; Bryan Rust, LW/RW, PIT; Martin Necas, C/RW, CAR; Kevin Labanc, LW/RW, SJS**; Derick Brassard, C/LW, NYI*; Nick Suzuki, C/RW, MTL; Kirby Dach, C, CHI; Andreas Athanasiou, C/LW/RW, DET**

Key injuries: Mitchell Marner, RW, TOR; Sidney Crosby, C, PIT; Mikko Rantanen, RW, COL; Vladimir Tarasenko, RW, STL; Gabriel Landeskog, C/LW, COL; Mika Zibanejad, C, NYR; Roope Hintz, C/LW, DAL**; Patric Hornqvist, RW, PIT; Jake DeBrusk, LW/RW, BOS**; Erik Haula, C/LW, CAR*

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