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Fantasy hockey top 100 forward rankings

Most valuable options at position in standard leagues for rest of season; podcast

by Fantasy Hockey Staff @NHLFantasy

NHL.com ranks the top 100 fantasy hockey forwards in standard leagues for the rest of the 2021-22 season. For more coverage, visit NHL.com/Fantasy and subscribe for free to the "NHL Fantasy on Ice" podcast.

 

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FANTASY TOP 100 FORWARDS

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 past production in the regular season and Stanley Cup Playoffs, line combinations, injury history or concern (INJ.), age, contract status (potential 2022 unrestricted free agents: *) and overall upside for the rest of the season. Forward position eligibility for Yahoo Fantasy leagues is listed below.

1. Nathan MacKinnon, C, COL
2. Connor McDavid, C, EDM
3. Alex Ovechkin, LW, WSH
4. Leon Draisaitl, C/LW, EDM
5. Auston Matthews, C, TOR
6. Jonathan Huberdeau, LW, FLA
7. Mikko Rantanen, C/RW, COL
8. Brad Marchand, LW, BOS
9. Kirill Kaprizov, LW/RW, MIN
10. Artemi Panarin, LW, NYR
11. Sebastian Aho, C, CAR
12. Aleksander Barkov, C, FLA
13. Nikita Kucherov, RW, TBL
14. Brayden Point, C/RW, TBL
15. Sidney Crosby, C, PIT
16. Jake Guentzel, LW/RW, PIT
17. Gabriel Landeskog, C/LW, COL
18. Steven Stamkos, C/RW, TBL
19. Nazem Kadri, C, COL*
20. J.T. Miller, C/LW, VAN
21. Johnny Gaudreau, LW/RW, CGY*
22. Mika Zibanejad, C, NYR
23. Matthew Tkachuk, LW/RW, CGY
24. Mark Stone, RW, VGK
25. David Pastrnak, RW, BOS
26. John Tavares, C, TOR
27. Kyle Connor, LW, WPG
28. Andrei Svechnikov, LW/RW, CAR
29. Elias Lindholm, C/RW, CGY
30. Patrice Bergeron, C, BOS*
31. Timo Meier, LW/RW, SJS
32. William Nylander, LW/RW, TOR
33. Evgeni Malkin, C, PIT*
34. Chris Kreider, LW/RW, NYR
35. Brady Tkachuk, LW, OTT
36. Mitchell Marner, RW, TOR
37. Vladimir Tarasenko, RW, STL
38. Jordan Kyrou, C/LW/RW, STL
39. Pavel Buchnevich, LW/RW, STL (COVID-19 protocol)
40. Evgeny Kuznetsov, C, WSH
41. Troy Terry, RW, ANA (COVID-19 protocol)
42. Mark Scheifele, C, WPG
43. Patrick Kane, RW, CHI
44. Sam Bennett, C/LW, FLA
45. Teuvo Teravainen, LW/RW, CAR
46. Joe Pavelski, C/RW, DAL*
47. Sam Reinhart, C/RW, FLA
48. Jason Robertson, LW, DAL (DTD)
49. Jack Hughes, C/LW, NJD
50. Alex DeBrincat, LW/RW, CHI
51. Trevor Zegras, C/LW, ANA (rookie)
52. Drake Batherson, RW, OTT
53. Anthony Duclair, LW/RW, FLA
54. Nikolaj Ehlers, LW/RW, WPG
55. Bryan Rust, LW/RW, PIT* (COVID-19 protocol)
56. Filip Forsberg, LW, NSH* (COVID-19 protocol)
57. Matt Duchene, C/RW, NSH
58. Roope Hintz, C/LW, DAL
59. Lucas Raymond, LW/RW, DET (rookie)
60. Anze Kopitar, C, LAK
61. Chandler Stephenson, C/LW, VGK
62. Brock Boeser, RW, VAN
63. Elias Pettersson, C, VAN
64. Dylan Larkin, C, DET
65. Josh Norris, C, OTT
66. Ryan Hartman, C/RW, MIN
67. Mats Zuccarello, RW, MIN
68. Nicklas Backstrom, C, WSH
69. Ryan O'Reilly, C, STL
70. Tomas Hertl, C/LW, SJS*
71. Ondrej Palat, LW, TBL* (DTD)
72. Tom Wilson, RW, WSH
73. Evan Rodrigues, C/RW, PIT*
74. Jonathan Marchessault, C/LW, VGK
75. Robert Thomas, C/RW, STL
76. Patrik Laine, LW/RW, CBJ
77. David Perron, LW/RW, STL* (COVID-19 protocol)
78. Ryan Strome, C/RW, NYR*
79. Pierre-Luc Dubois, C, WPG
80. Mathew Barzal, C, NYI
81. Logan Couture, C, SJS
82. Ivan Barbashev, C/LW/RW, STL
83. Mikael Granlund, C/RW, NSH
84. Reilly Smith, RW, VGK*
85. Joel Eriksson Ek, C, MIN (COVID-19 protocol)
86. Vincent Trocheck, C, CAR*
87. Bo Horvat, C, VAN
88. Marcus Foligno, LW/RW, MIN
89. Kevin Fiala, LW/RW, MIN
90. Conor Garland, LW/RW, VAN (COVID-19 protocol)
91. Tyler Bertuzzi, LW/RW, DET
92. Clayton Keller, LW/RW, ARI
93. Nino Niederreiter, LW/RW, CAR*
94. Claude Giroux, C/LW, PHI*
95. Alex Killorn, LW/RW, TBL
96. Tanner Jeannot, LW/RW, NSH
97. Ryan Getzlaf, C, ANA*
98. Taylor Hall, LW, BOS
99. Alexander Kerfoot, C/LW/RW, TOR
100. Ryan Johansen, C, NSH

Other forwards to consider in fantasy:

101. T.J. Oshie, C/RW, WSH (DTD)
102. Brayden Schenn, C/RW, STL
103. Ondrej Kase, RW, TOR (COVID-19 protocol)
104. Jesper Bratt, LW/RW, NJD
105. Andrew Mangiapane, LW/RW, CGY
106. Blake Coleman, LW/RW, CGY
107. Cam Atkinson, RW, PHI
108. Carter Verhaeghe, C/LW, FLA
109. Andre Burakovsky, LW/RW, COL*
110. Adrian Kempe, LW/RW, LAK
111. Erik Haula, C/LW, BOS
112. Boone Jenner, C/LW, CBJ
113. Oliver Bjorkstrand, LW/RW, CBJ
114. Anthony Cirelli, C/RW, TBL
115. Andrew Copp, C/LW/RW, WPG*
116. Alex Tuch, LW/RW, BUF
117. Oliver Wahlstrom, RW, NYI
118. Anders Lee, LW, NYI
119. Phil Kessel, RW, ARI*
120. Anton Lundell, C, FLA (rookie)
121. Matt Boldy, LW, MIN (rookie)
122. Ilya Mikheyev, LW/RW, TOR*
123. Gustav Nyquist, LW/RW, CBJ
124. Trevor Moore, LW/RW, LAK

Other key injuries (players worth stashing):

Max Pacioretty, LW, VGK
Jack Eichel, C, VGK
Ryan Nugent-Hopkins, C/LW, EDM
Sean Couturier, C, PHI
Tyler Toffoli, LW/RW, MTL
Blake Wheeler, C/RW, WPG
Adam Henrique, C/LW, ANA
Anthony Mantha, LW/RW, WSH
Jakub Vrana, LW, DET

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