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Week 21: Fantasy top 100 forward rankings for 2017-18

Carter's return boosts Toffoli; Kane, Miller biggest risers after trades; impact of Bergeron injury

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

Each week during the regular season, NHL.com has you covered with an overview of the fantasy forward landscape. With production trends, injury news and top 100 rankings based on performance and upside in standard Yahoo leagues, fantasy owners should use this information as a basis for roster decision-making.

 

FANTASY COVERAGE: 2018 deadline recap | Waiver wire top 10 | Projected lineups

 
TOP 100 FORWARD RANKINGS

Standard Yahoo categories include goals, assists, plus/minus, PIMs, PPP and SOG for skaters. ... Value has been quantified based on factors including but not limited to past production, line combinations, power-play usage, injury history, age, sleeper, bounce-back or breakout potential, anticipated regression, contract status, Yahoo ADP and overall upside for the rest of the season. ... Any players with day-to-day injury concerns (DTD) are noted. NEW - INJ. indicates a player who has returned from injury and rejoined the rankings.

1. Nikita Kucherov, RW, TBL (DTD)
2. Alex Ovechkin, LW, WSH (SAME)
3. Evgeni Malkin, C, PIT (+2)
4. Sidney Crosby, C, PIT (-1)
5. Connor McDavid, C, EDM (-1)
6. Steven Stamkos, C, TBL (SAME)
7. Blake Wheeler, C/RW, WPG (SAME)
8. Phil Kessel, RW, PIT (SAME)
9. Claude Giroux, C/LW, PHI (+7)
10. Taylor Hall, LW, NJD (+7)
11. Tyler Seguin, C/RW, DAL (SAME)
12. Brad Marchand, LW, BOS (-3)
13. Johnny Gaudreau, LW, CGY (SAME)
14. Jamie Benn, C/LW, DAL (-2)
15. Anze Kopitar, C, LAK (+5)
16. Nathan MacKinnon, C, COL (+3)
17. Jakub Voracek, RW, PHI (+5)
18. Vladimir Tarasenko, RW, STL (-4)
19. Patrik Laine, RW, WPG (+5)
20. Mark Scheifele, C, WPG (+3)
21. David Pastrnak, RW, BOS (SAME)
22. Sean Monahan, C, CGY (+4)
23. Aleksander Barkov, C, FLA (+4)
24. John Tavares, C, NYI (-6)
25. Alexander Radulov, RW, DAL (+3)
26. Patrick Kane, RW, CHI (-1)
27. Jonathan Marchessault, C/LW, VGK (+7)
28. Filip Forsberg, LW, NSH (+1)
29. Evgeny Kuznetsov, C, WSH (+1)
30. Mathew Barzal, C, NYI (+1)
31. Leon Draisaitl, C/RW, EDM (+1)
32. Sean Couturier, C, PHI (+3)
33. Ryan Getzlaf, C, ANA (+3)
34. Nikolaj Ehlers, LW/RW, WPG (+5)
35. William Karlsson, C/LW, VGK (+5)
36. Matthew Tkachuk, LW, CGY (+5)
37. Jonathan Huberdeau, LW, FLA (+8)
38. Vincent Trocheck, C, FLA (+8)
39. Rickard Rakell, C/LW/RW, ANA (+8)
40. Mitchell Marner, C/RW, TOR (+12)
41. Reilly Smith, LW/RW, VGK (+12)
42. Artemi Panarin, C/LW, CBJ (+1)
43. Brock Boeser, RW, VAN (-6)
44. Brayden Schenn, C/LW, STL (-11)
45. Brayden Point, C/RW, TBL (+4)
46. Eric Staal, C, MIN (+8)
47. Mikko Rantanen, LW/RW, COL (+1)
48. Mark Stone, RW, OTT (+3)
49. Dustin Brown, LW/RW, LAK (+8)
50. Mikael Granlund, C/RW, MIN (+9)
51. William Nylander, C/RW, TOR (-13)
52. Joe Pavelski, C/RW, SJS (+4)
53. Logan Couture, C/LW, SJS (+7)
54. Josh Bailey, LW/RW, NYI (-12)
55. Nicklas Backstrom, C, WSH (-11)
56. Viktor Arvidsson, LW/RW, NSH (+7)
57. Ryan Johansen, C, NSH (+7)
58. Patric Hornqvist, RW, PIT (NEW - INJ.)
59. Evgenii Dadonov, LW/RW, FLA (+15)
60. Evander Kane, LW, SJS (+15)
61. Jaden Schwartz, LW, STL (-11)
62. Anders Lee, LW, NYI (-7)
63. David Perron, LW/RW, VGK (-1)
64. Jason Zucker, LW/RW, MIN (+2)
65. James van Riemsdyk, LW, TOR (+6)
66. Yanni Gourde, C/RW, TBL (+6)
67. Nazem Kadri, C, TOR (+11)
68. Jonathan Toews, C, CHI (-10)
69. Tyler Johnson, C/RW, TBL (-2)
70. Tyler Toffoli, C/RW, LAK (+10)
71. Sebastian Aho, LW/RW, CAR (-10)
72. Mike Hoffman, LW/RW, OTT (-7)
73. Max Pacioretty, LW, MTL (-5)
74. Corey Perry, RW, ANA (-5)
75. Gabriel Landeskog, LW, COL (-5)
76. James Neal, LW/RW, VGK (DTD)
77. Travis Konecny, C/LW/RW, PHI (-4)
78. Kevin Fiala, LW/RW, NSH (+6)
79. Erik Haula, C/LW, VGK (-2)
80. Kyle Palmieri, RW, NJD (+14)
81. Jake Guentzel, C/LW, PIT (+18)
82. J.T. Miller, C/LW/RW, TBL (NEW)
83. Nico Hischier, C, NJD (+15)
84. Jordan Eberle, C/RW, NYI (+3)
85. Mathieu Perreault, C/LW, WPG (-4)
86. Teuvo Teravainen, C/LW/RW, CAR (+3)
87. Cam Atkinson, RW, CBJ (+3)
88. Brendan Gallagher, RW, MTL (+7)
89. Kyle Connor, LW, WPG (+8)
90. Jeff Carter, C, LAK (NEW - INJ.)
91. Anthony Mantha, LW/RW, DET (-8)
92. Dylan Larkin, C/RW, DET (-1)
93. Danton Heinen, C/LW/RW, BOS (-5)
94. Nick Schmaltz, C/LW, CHI (-9)
95. Matt Duchene, C/RW, OTT (+1)
96. Vladislav Namestnikov, C/LW, NYR (-17)
97. Derick Brassard, C, PIT (NEW)
98. Paul Stastny, C, WPG (NEW)
99. Rick Nash, LW/RW, BOS (NEW)
100. Craig Smith, RW, NSH (NEW)

Dropped out: Bo Horvat, C, VAN; Nino Niederreiter, LW/RW, MIN; Alexander Steen, C/LW/RW, STL; Mats Zuccarello, RW, NYR; Alex DeBrincat, LW/RW, CHI

Just missed: David Krejci, C, BOS; Tom Wilson, LW/RW, WSH; Bryan Rust, LW/RW, PIT; Pierre-Luc Dubois, C/LW, CBJ; Nolan Patrick, C, PHI; Alex Killorn, LW, TBL; Henrik Zetterberg, C/LW, DET; Kyle Turris, C, NSH; Tomas Tatar, LW/RW, VGK; Alex Galchenyuk, C/LW, MTL; Daniel Sedin, LW, VAN; Thomas Vanek, LW/RW, CBJ; Bryan Little, C, WPG; Adam Henrique, C, ANA; Tanner Pearson, LW, LAK; Chris Kreider, LW, NYR; Ondrej Kase, LW/RW, ANA; Anthony Beauvillier, C/LW, NYI; Pavel Buchnevich, LW/RW, NYR; Tobias Rieder, LW/RW, LAK

Key injuries: Patrice Bergeron, C, BOS (dropped out); Auston Matthews, C, TOR (dropped out); Jack Eichel, C, BUF; Wayne Simmonds, RW, PHI; Joe Thornton, C, SJS; Nick Foligno, C/LW/RW, CBJ; Ondrej Palat, LW, TBL

 

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