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Week 23: NHL fantasy hockey team power rankings for 2018-19

Barrie's production, Landeskog's return lift Avalanche into first 15; Khudobin must-add goalie for Stars

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.

 

MORE FANTASY COVERAGETop 200 | 100 'F'50 'D' | 25 'G'Line ranks | Tracker | Daily lineups

 

TRENDING UP

Colorado Avalanche: Left wing Gabriel Landeskog is expected to return against the Arizona Coyotes on Friday. Landeskog, who has NHL career-highs in goals (33) and points (69) this season, will give the Avalanche two fantasy-relevant lines. Forward Alexander Kerfoot has four points (one goal, three assists) in his past three games skating on the top line with elite center Nathan MacKinnon. Elite right wing Mikko Rantanen is still day to day with an undisclosed injury, so the Avalanche would get an additional boost once he returns.

Defenseman Tyson Barrie has 12 points (six goals, six assists), five on the power play, in the past 11 games. He's covering categories with 37 shots on goal, eight hits, 21 blocks and a plus-1 over the span. Goalie Philipp Grubauer is 5-0-1, including a .958 save percentage and one shutout in the past six games, lifting Colorado into the top 15 rankings. The Avalanche have four games next week, making them a valuable team to target in fantasy championship rounds.

Dallas Stars: Elite goalie Ben Bishop is day to day with a lower-body injury, but backup Anton Khudobin has won two straight games with a .948 SV% and is a must-own player for the remainder of the season. Each of the Stars' final four games are against non-contending teams. Elite center Tyler Seguin has 10 points (four goals, six assists) and 32 SOG in the past six games, and right wing Alexander Radulov has 19 points (11 goals, eight assists) in the past 17 games.

Rookie defenseman Miro Heiskanen has four points (two goals, two assists) in his past five games and is worth streaming for the rest of the season. Rookie forward Roope Hintz is also worth considering with nine points (four goals, five assists) and 25 SOG in the past 10 games in mostly a top-six role. The Stars have seven players in NHL.com's top 200 rankings this week, and right wing Mats Zuccarello (broken arm) could return in time for the Stanley Cup Playoffs.

 

FANTASY TEAM POWER RANKINGS FOR 2018-19

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

 

Read: Week 22 Fantasy Team Power Rankings

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