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Week 24: Fantasy top 100 forward rankings for 2017-18

Nugent-Hopkins, Kreider, Reinhart, Smith worth adding for fantasy playoffs; Scheifele, Neal, Palat back from injuries

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.

 

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

Dropped out: Dylan Larkin, C/RW, DET; Alex Killorn, LW, TBL; Zach Parise, LW, MIN; Anthony Mantha, LW/RW, DET

Just missed: Ryan O'Reilly, C, BUF; Erik Haula, C/LW, VGK; Nico Hischier, C, NJD; Nino Niederreiter, LW/RW, MIN; Kyle Turris, C, NSH; Mikko Koivu, C, MIN; Patrick Maroon, LW, NJD; Mats Zuccarello, RW, NYR; Alex Galchenyuk, C/LW, MTL; Derek Stepan, C, ARI; Thomas Vanek, LW/RW, CBJ; Patrick Marleau, C/LW, TOR; Pavel Buchnevich, LW/RW, NYR; Alex DeBrincat, LW/RW, CHI; Bryan Rust, LW/RW, PIT; Boone Jenner, C/LW, CBJ

Key injuries: Patrice Bergeron, C, BOS; Brock Boeser, RW, VAN; Reilly Smith, LW/RW, VGK (dropped out); Matthew Tkachuk, LW, CGY (dropped out); Mark Stone, RW, OTT (dropped out); Max Pacioretty, LW, MTL; Joe Thornton, C, SJS

 

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