23/09/2020

NHL power rankings for fantasy hockey are based on the latest top 200 list.

NHL power rankings for fantasy hockey are based on the latest top 200 list. For more fantasy coverage, visit NHL.com/Fantasy and subscribe for free to the NHL Fantasy on Ice podcast.MORE FANTASY RANKINGS: Top 200 | 100 ‘F’ | 50 ‘D’ | 25 ‘G’
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FANTASY TEAM POWER RANKINGS FOR 2019-20
Fantasy owners should use these rankings as a basis for player/team evaluation in waiver-wire adds, drops and DFS streaming options. Factors taken into account include positional depth, power-play, lineup and injury trends, team security and overall upside for the rest of the 2019-20 season in standard leagues.
1. Washington Capitals (SAME)Players in top 200: 9NOTE
: Goalie Ilya Samsonov is 9-0-0 with one shutout and a .939 save percentage over his past 10 games. Samsonov has surpassed Braden Holtby in NHL.com’s rankings and could realistically start more games than Holtby for the remainder of the season.
2. Toronto Maple Leafs (SAME)Players in top 200: 8
3. Tampa Bay Lightning (SAME)Players in top 200: 9
4. Boston Bruins (SAME)Players in top 200: 8
5. Pittsburgh Penguins (+2)Players in top 200: 9NOTE
: With elite center Sidney Crosby back in the lineup, forward Jared McCann, who is skating on the top line, gains value in all formats. McCann has four points (three goals, one assist) and 13 shots on goal in his past four games.
6. Colorado Avalanche (-1)Players in top 200: 8
7. Carolina Hurricanes (-1)Players in top 200: 7NOTE
: Elite defenseman Dougie Hamilton is out with a broken left fibula, and there is no timetable for his return. In his absence, defenseman Jake Gardiner could become fantasy relevant if he captures the top power-play spot with forwards Sebastian Aho, Teuvo Teravainen, Andrei Svechnikov and Erik Haula. Defenseman Jacob Slavin rose in NHL.com’s top 200 rankings, but this injury could negatively impact Carolina’s team fantasy value.
8. Dallas Stars (SAME)Players in top 200: 7
9. Vegas Golden Knights (SAME)Players in top 200: 7NOTE
: Center Paul Stastny had two points (one goal, one assist) in Vegas’ first game under new coach Peter DeBoer on a line with elite wings Max Pacioretty and Mark Stone and has seven points (three goals, four assists) and 21 SOG in his past seven games. Center William Karlsson is expected to miss their next two games with an upper-body injury, and Chandler Stephenson will likely skate on the top line with Jonathan Marchessault and Reilly Smith. It’s worth noting Vegas has its bye week after NHL All-Star Weekend, so fantasy owners may want to consider outside replacement options.
10. Florida Panthers (SAME)Players in top 200: 9
11. St. Louis Blues (SAME)Players in top 200: 7
12. New York Rangers (SAME)Players in top 200: 9
13. Vancouver Canucks (+1)Players in top 200: 9NOTE
: Goalie Jacob Markstrom, who can become an unrestricted free agent on July 1, is 9-2-0 with a .918 save percentage in his past 11 games. Forward Jake Virtanen has two goals and 13 SOG in his past four games, making him an intriguing streaming option in deeper leagues.
14. Arizona Coyotes (-1)Players in top 200: 7
15. Winnipeg Jets (SAME)Players in top 200: 8
16. Edmonton Oilers (+1)Players in top 200: 9
17. Calgary Flames (+1)Players in top 200: 7
18. Montreal Canadiens (+2)Players in top 200: 8NOTE
: Wing Ilya Kovalchuk has seven points (three goals, four assists) in seven games with the Canadiens and is a must-own skater in all league formats. Defenseman Ben Chiarot has been skating on the top pair with Shea Weber and is worth owning in deep leagues with three points (two goals, one assist), eight SOG, two hits and six blocks in his past five games.
19. Philadelphia Flyers (-3)Players in top 200: 5
20. Nashville Predators (-1)Players in top 200: 6
21. Chicago Blackhawks (+1)Players in top 200: 5
22. Columbus Blue Jackets (+3)Players in top 200: 5NOTE
: Rookie goalie Elvis Merzlikins is 7-2-0 including two shutouts and a .949 save percentage in his past nine games and should maintain strong value until Joonas Korpisalo returns from knee surgery. Right wing Cam Atkinson had two points (one goal, one assist) in his first game back from injury and has rejoined NHL.com’s top 100 forward rankings.
23. San Jose Sharks (-2)Players in top 200: 6
24. New Jersey Devils (+2)Players in top 200: 4NOTE
: Forward Blake Coleman has seven goals and 38 SOG in his past seven games averaging more than 18 minutes per game over the span. Coleman has been among the biggest beneficiaries since Taylor Hall was traded to the Arizona Coyotes and is one of two players with at least 140 SOG and hits (other: Brady Tkachuk).
25. Buffalo Sabres (-1)Players in top 200: 5
26. New York Islanders (-3)Players in top 200: 4
27. Ottawa Senators (SAME)Players in top 200: 4
28. Minnesota Wild (SAME)Players in top 200: 1
29. Los Angeles Kings (SAME)Players in top 200: 4
30. Anaheim Ducks (SAME)Players in top 200: 3
31. Detroit Red Wings (SAME)Players in top 200: 3

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