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NHL fantasy hockey team power rankings for 2018-19

Turris' return boosts Predators; Chiasson, Nurse worth adding from Oilers; Killorn, Cirelli streaming options for Lightning

by Rob Reese @NHLReese / NHL.com Fantasy Editor

NHL.com has updated the fantasy hockey team power rankings based on the latest top 200, with added emphasis put on top 100 players. Other factors taken into account include rank of goalie(s) and power play, lineup and injury trends and overall upside and team security for standard leagues.

Fantasy owners should use these rankings as a basis for team evaluation, add/drop decisions and trade proposals. For more fantasy coverage, visit NHL.com/Fantasy.

 

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TRENDING UP

Edmonton Oilers: Defenseman Darnell Nurse has seven points (three goals, four assists) in his past five games and is skating on the first power-play unit with elite forwards Connor McDavid, Leon Draisaitl and Ryan Nugent-Hopkins. Nurse (41 percent owned in Yahoo) is a must-own player in all fantasy formats with defenseman Oscar Klefbom out at least two weeks with a hand injury. Wing Alex Chiasson has five points (three goals, two assists) in his past five and is worth rostering as a value play in DFS with exposure to McDavid and Draisaitl on the top line. The Oilers have a season-high seven players in NHL.com's top 200, including timeshare goalies Mikko Koskinen and Cam Talbot, and joined the top 15 of the power rankings this week.

Tampa Bay Lightning: Goalie Andrei Vasilevskiy stopped 48 of 49 shots faced against the Toronto Maple Leafs on Thursday and was reinserted as the No. 2 goalie in NHL.com's rankings behind Pekka Rinne of the Nashville Predators. Vasilevskiy's return, coupled with the emergence of rookie center Anthony Cirelli (six points, plus-7 in past four games), has moved the Lightning over the Toronto Maple Leafs to lead the fantasy power rankings. Left wing Alex Killorn has four points (two goals, two assists), eight shots on goal and is plus-6 in the past four games. Elite center Steven Stamkos has eight points (six goals, two assists) in the past five games and continues to trend up in NHL.com's rankings.

Nashville Predators: Forward Colton Sissons (C/LW; 14 percent owned) has six points (three goals, three assists), eight SOG and is plus-3 in the past four games. He's skating on the top power-play unit with forwards Ryan Johansen, Craig Smith and defensemen Ryan Ellis and Roman Josi. Defenseman P.K. Subban (lower body) has been out since Nov. 13 but could return next week. Rinne is 4-1-0 with a .905 save percentage in his past five games and remains NHL.com's top ranked goalie. Despite missing Subban, forwards Filip Forsberg and Viktor Arvidsson, the Predators remain an attractive fantasy team and gain value with center Kyle Turris returning to the lineup with an assist against the Vancouver Canucks on Thursday.

 
TRENDING DOWN

Arizona Coyotes: Goalie Antti Raanta could miss the rest of the regular season with a lower-body injury. Forward Nick Schmaltz has five points (three goals, two assists) in his past five games but is minus-7 over the span. Forward Clayton Keller has five assists in the past six games but is minus-8 over the span. Defenseman Oliver Ekman-Larsson has two points (one goal, one assist) and is minus-7 in the past five games. Until the Coyotes correct their defensive woes, fantasy owners should consider benching their skaters to preserve the plus/minus category. Goalie Adin Hill got a road win against the New York Rangers on Friday but has allowed 10 goals in his past three games and is a lower-end streaming option.

 

FANTASY TEAM POWER RANKINGS FOR 2018-19

1. Tampa Bay Lightning (+1)
2. Toronto Maple Leafs (-1)
3. Winnipeg Jets (SAME)
4. Vegas Golden Knights (+1)
5. Nashville Predators (+1)
6. Washington Capitals (+1)
7. Colorado Avalanche (-3)
8. Boston Bruins (SAME)
9. San Jose Sharks (+2)
10. Calgary Flames (+4)
11. Pittsburgh Penguins (+2)
12. Columbus Blue Jackets (-3)
13. Minnesota Wild (-3)
14. Buffalo Sabres (-1)
15. Edmonton Oilers (+4)
16. Anaheim Ducks (+1)
17. Dallas Stars (-1)
18. Montreal Canadiens (+3)
19. Vancouver Canucks (+3)
20. Florida Panthers (-5)
21. Philadelphia Flyers (-1)
22. Detroit Red Wings (+1)
23. Ottawa Senators (+1)
24. Carolina Hurricanes (+1) 
25. St. Louis Blues (+1)
26. New York Rangers (+1)
27. Arizona Coyotes (-9)
28. Chicago Blackhawks (SAME)
29. New York Islanders (SAME)
30. Los Angeles Kings (SAME)
31. New Jersey Devils (SAME)

 

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