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Fantasy: Top 200 overall rankings for August

Mika Zibanejad joins list after trade to Rangers; Shane Doan back for more coverage

by Pete Jensen @NHLJensen / Fantasy Insider


Even in the middle of summer, fantasy hockey developments keep on coming. And things will continue to change in August as we inch closer to NHL training camps and the World Cup of Hockey 2016 in September.

The New York Rangers made news in late July by acquiring center Mika Zibanejad in a trade that sent center Derick Brassard to the Ottawa Senators. Brassard, who was ranked 59th based on standard-league performance last season, had 40 power-play points in the past two seasons and looks to be Ottawa's No. 1 center, bumping Kyle Turris just outside the top 200. Viable wings Mike Hoffman, Mark Stone and/or Bobby Ryan could see production spikes at even strength and/or on the power play playing with Brassard.

Video: The crew compares Brassard and Zibanejad

Zibanejad finished 167th last season in Yahoo rankings but enters the top 130 based on potential after going to the Rangers, where he should play top-six minutes and challenge for a spot on their first power-play unit, which has a void with the departure of Brassard and defenseman Keith Yandle (to the Florida Panthers). Zibanejad is an underrated playmaker who has improved his points total in each of his NHL seasons and carries sleeper potential after a 51-point, 184 shot-on-goal season. The 23-year-old is a potential fresh linemate for Rick Nash, Chris Kreider and/or Mats Zuccarello, who each produced at a high level in the past.

Another recent fantasy development is the return of 39-year-old forward Shane Doan, who quietly finished 60th among all players last season for the Arizona Coyotes and is one of the most underrated multicategory cogs in the game. He signed a one-year contract and should remain relevant as the Coyotes shift to their young nucleus of forwards Max Domi, Anthony Duclair and prospect Dylan Strome, who's expected to push for a roster spot. Strome, along with Jesse Puljujarvi of the Edmonton Oilers, are among the rookie forwards who will be drafted much later than Auston Matthews (Toronto Maple Leafs) and Patrik Laine (Winnipeg Jets) on average but have high fantasy upside.

Video: Shane Doan signs one-year contract with Coyotes

So, after an eventful July, here's an updated look at the top 200 fantasy player rankings for this season. Value has been quantified based on past production trends, potential line combinations, power-play usage, team goalie situations, injury history, bounce-back or breakout upside, projected regression, age, and contract status (remaining restricted free agents are noted below). This list will be updated again with fantasy-relevant news leading up to training camps.

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Also, will examine each team's fantasy outlook in its 30 Teams in 30 Days series during August.

NOTE: Standard Yahoo categories include goals, assists, plus/minus, penalty minutes, power-play points and shots on goal for skaters, and wins, goals-against average, save percentage and shutouts for goalies.

1. Patrick Kane, C/RW, CHI
2. Sidney Crosby, C, PIT
3. Alex Ovechkin, LW/RW, WSH
4. Jamie Benn, LW, DAL
5. Erik Karlsson, D, OTT
6. Brent Burns, D/RW, SJS
7. Joe Pavelski, C/LW/RW, SJS
8. Tyler Seguin, C/RW, DAL
9. Connor McDavid, C, EDM
10. P.K. Subban, D, NSH
11. Johnny Gaudreau, LW, CGY (RFA)
12. Vladimir Tarasenko, RW, STL
13. Kris Letang, D, PIT
14. Claude Giroux, C/RW, PHI
15. John Tavares, C, NYI
16. Braden Holtby, G, WSH
17. Nikita Kucherov, RW, TBL (RFA)
18. Evgeny Kuznetsov, C/LW, WSH
19. Steven Stamkos, C, TBL
20. Evgeni Malkin, C/RW, PIT
21. Joe Thornton, C, SJS
22. Anze Kopitar, C, LAK
23. Ben Bishop, G, TBL
24. Blake Wheeler, RW, WPG
25. Artemi Panarin, LW, CHI
26. Carey Price, G, MTL
27. Logan Couture, C/LW, SJS
28. Corey Perry, RW, ANA
29. Patrice Bergeron, C, BOS
30. Nicklas Backstrom, C, WSH
31. Phil Kessel, RW, PIT
32. Wayne Simmonds, LW/RW, PHI
33. Taylor Hall, C/LW, NJD
34. Dustin Byfuglien, D/RW, WPG
35. Filip Forsberg, C/LW/RW, NSH
36. Martin Jones, G, SJS
37. Cory Schneider, G, NJD
38. Roman Josi, D, NSH
39. Jonathan Quick, G, LAK
40. Oliver Ekman-Larsson, D, ARI
41. Corey Crawford, G, CHI
42. James Neal, LW/RW, NSH
43. Shayne Gostisbehere, D, PHI
44. Ryan Getzlaf, C, ANA
45. Jack Eichel, C, BUF
46. Aleksander Barkov, C, FLA
47. John Carlson, D, WSH
48. Ryan Johansen, C/RW, NSH
49. John Gibson, G, ANA
50. Drew Doughty, D, LAK
51. Mark Scheifele, C, WPG
52. Sean Monahan, C, CGY (RFA)
53. Nathan MacKinnon, C/RW, COL
54. Pekka Rinne, G, NSH
55. Ryan O'Reilly, C/LW/RW, BUF
56. Zach Parise, LW, MIN
57. Mark Giordano, D, CGY
58. Jason Spezza, C, DAL
59. Daniel Sedin, LW, VAN
60. Max Pacioretty, LW, MTL
61. Jake Allen, G, STL
62. Jonathan Huberdeau, C/LW, FLA
63. Victor Hedman, D, TBL
64. Matt Murray, G, PIT
65. Brad Marchand, LW, BOS
66. Jonathan Toews, C, CHI
67. Alexander Steen, C/LW, STL
68. Henrik Lundqvist, G, NYR
69. John Klingberg, D, DAL
70. Tyler Toffoli, C/LW/RW, LAK
71. Tyler Johnson, C, TBL
72. Duncan Keith, D, CHI
73. Kyle Okposo, RW, BUF
74. Brian Elliott, G, CGY
75. Keith Yandle, D, FLA
76. Brayden Schenn, C/LW, PHI
77. Jeff Carter, C/RW, LAK
78. Vincent Trocheck, C/RW, FLA
79. Matt Duchene, C/LW, COL
80. Roberto Luongo, G, FLA
81. Auston Matthews, C, TOR
82. Jaromir Jagr, RW, FLA
83. Patric Hornqvist, RW, PIT
84. Patrick Sharp, C/LW/RW, DAL
85. Shea Weber, D, MTL
86. Jonathan Drouin, LW, TBL
87. Milan Lucic, LW, EDM
88. Ryan Kesler, C/RW, ANA
89. Tyson Barrie, D, COL
90. T.J. Oshie, C/RW, WSH
91. Devan Dubnyk, G, MIN
92. Rasmus Ristolainen, D, BUF (RFA)
93. Brandon Saad, LW/RW, CBJ
94. Jordan Eberle, RW, EDM
95. Frederik Andersen, G, TOR
96. Kevin Shattenkirk, D, STL
97. Aaron Ekblad, D, FLA
98. Andrew Ladd, LW, NYI
99. Rick Nash, LW/RW, NYR
100. Torey Krug, D, BOS

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101. Patrik Laine, LW/RW, WPG
102. Gabriel Landeskog, LW, COL
103. Marc-Andre Fleury, G, PIT
104. Ryan Suter, D, MIN
105. Jakub Voracek, LW/RW, PHI
106. Brent Seabrook, D, CHI
107. Kyle Palmieri, LW/RW, NJD
108. Derick Brassard, C, OTT
109. Jake Muzzin, D, LAK
110. Loui Eriksson, LW/RW, VAN
111. Tuukka Rask, G, BOS
112. Justin Faulk, D, CAR
113. Jussi Jokinen, C/LW/RW, FLA
114. Mike Hoffman, C/LW, OTT
115. Robby Fabbri, C, STL
116. Henrik Sedin, C, VAN
117. Max Domi, C/LW, ARI
118. Teuvo Teravainen, LW, CAR
119. Dylan Larkin, C/LW, DET
120. Tomas Hertl, C/LW, SJS
121. David Krejci, C, BOS
122. Henrik Zetterberg, C/LW, DET
123. Alex Pietrangelo, D, STL
124. Petr Mrazek, G, DET
125. Seth Jones, D, CBJ
126. Adam Henrique, C/LW, NJD
127. Marian Hossa, RW, CHI
128. Marc-Edouard Vlasic, D, SJS
129. Jaden Schwartz, LW, STL
130. Mika Zibanejad, C/RW, NYR
131. Alex Galchenyuk, C/LW, MTL
132. Thomas Greiss, G, NYI
133. Justin Williams, RW, WSH
134. Sami Vatanen, D, ANA
135. James van Riemsdyk, LW, TOR
136. Alexander Radulov, RW, MTL
137. Dougie Hamilton, D, CGY
138. Mark Stone, RW, OTT
139. Colton Parayko, D, STL
140. Michael Cammalleri, C/LW, NJD
141. Andrei Vasilevskiy, G, TBL
142. Ryan McDonagh, D, NYR
143. Jeff Skinner, LW/RW, CAR
144. Boone Jenner, C/RW, CBJ
145. Mats Zuccarello, LW/RW, NYR
146. Bobby Ryan, LW/RW, OTT
147. Anton Stralman, D, TBL
148. Robin Lehner, G, BUF
149. David Backes, C/RW, BOS
150. Brendan Gallagher, RW, MTL
151. Bryan Little, C/RW, WPG
152. Michal Neuvirth, G, PHI
153. Morgan Rielly, D, TOR
154. Anthony Duclair, LW/RW, ARI
155. Ondrej Palat, LW, TBL
156. Joonas Donskoi, RW, SJS
157. Eric Staal, C/LW, MIN
158. Nick Leddy, D, NYI
159. James Reimer, G, FLA
160. Reilly Smith, LW/RW, FLA
161. Paul Stastny, C, STL
162. Mikko Koivu, C, MIN
163. Mikkel Boedker, LW/RW, SJS
164. Rickard Rakell, C, ANA (RFA)
165. Jaroslav Halak, G, NYI
166. Zdeno Chara, D, BOS
167. Shane Doan, LW/RW, ARI
168. Sergei Bobrovsky, G, CBJ
169. TJ Brodie, D, CGY
170. Derek Stepan, C, NYR
171. Hampus Lindholm, D, ANA (RFA)
172. Frans Nielsen, C, DET
173. Evander Kane, LW, BUF
174. Nikolaj Ehlers, LW/RW, WPG
175. Leon Draisaitl, C/RW, EDM
176. Semyon Varlamov, G, COL
177. William Nylander, C/RW, TOR
178. Sam Reinhart, C, BUF
179. Michael Stone, D, ARI
180. PA Parenteau, RW, NYI
181. Alec Martinez, D, LAK
182. Mattias Ekholm, D, NSH
183. Brandon Dubinsky, C/LW, CBJ
184. Steve Mason, G, PHI
185. Trevor Daley, D, PIT
186. Mike Green, D, DET
187. Andre Burakovsky, LW, WSH
188. Victor Rask, C, CAR
189. Dion Phaneuf, D, OTT
190. Scott Hartnell, LW, CBJ
191. Sean Couturier, C, PHI
192. Matt Niskanen, D, WSH
193. Alex Killorn, C/LW, TBL
194. Andrei Markov, D, MTL
195. Troy Brouwer, RW, CGY
196. Brian Campbell, D, CHI
197. Cam Talbot, G, EDM
198. Johnny Boychuk, D, NYI
199. Matt Dumba, D, MIN
200. David Pastrnak, LW/RW, BOS

Just missed: Dylan Strome (C, ARI), Chris Kreider (LW, NYR), Nick Bonino (C, PIT), Jimmy Howard (G, DET), Jesse Puljujarvi (RW, EDM), Cam Atkinson (RW, CBJ), Nick Holden (D, NYR), Noah Hanifin (D, CAR), Connor Hellebuyck (G, WPG), Ryan Pulock (D, NYI)

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