Top 100 Keeper League Defensemen – April 2017

by Dobber on April 7, 2017 | (1 Comments)

The Top 100 defensemen to own in your points-only keeper leagues, April edition

 

Curated from the overall Top 300 skaters list, found here.

 

The Rules: These are for points-only leagues, and so this is both a long-term and short-term projection of upside measured against immediate dividends. Generally speaking, a rating of two players that are within +/- 5.0 rating points is an indication of equal value, and at that point you would need to consider your own needs and goals when comparing the two. Considered are depth chart, proneness to injury, upside, three-year-likely average, immediate season, and team direction.

This Month: I wiped this season clean and look ahead to next year and beyond. I did player-by-player look and - only off the top of my head - I tweaked the numbers. This means that injuries are wiped out (i.e. Myers), and inflated 2016-17 numbers are also wiped out (i.e. Burns), as well as some prospects who are going to see a bit of action next year. This is not a full analysis with careful study - an analysis like that takes me nearly two months and I do that for the Fantasy Guide (so the August 1st rankings). This is only "eyeballing" it for each player.

 

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Click a player name to see their stats, game logs, advanced stats and the rest of their profile

 

Def Rk Player Team Rating April March
1 Erik Karlsson OTT 125.1 13 18
2 Brent Burns SJS 108.5 26 9
3 Victor Hedman TBL 92.6 43 39
4 Kevin Shattenkirk WAS 72.9 75 66
5 John Klingberg DAL 71.0 81 74
6 P.K. Subban NSH 68.2 90 93
7 Oliver Ekman-Larsson ARI 60.5 105 89
8 Roman Josi NSH 57.8 112 94
9 Duncan Keith CHI 54.9 119 92
10 Dougie Hamilton CGY 54.7 121 116
11 Shayne Gostisbehere PHI 51.5 128 176
12 Dustin Byfuglien WPG 51.3 129 80
13 Tyson Barrie COL 50.3 133 147
14 Alex Pietrangelo STL 50.0 135 153
15 Torey Krug BOS 47.5 140 125
16 Drew Doughty LAK 46.7 143 102
17 Kris Letang PIT 46.2 147 84
18 Seth Jones CBJ 46.1 148 136
19 Zach Werenski CBJ 45.3 150 138
20 John Carlson WAS 42.8 158 123
21 Justin Schultz PIT 42.7 160 141
22 Morgan Rielly TOR 42.6 161 187
23 Jake Gardiner TOR 39.3 170 167
24 Rasmus Ristolainen BUF 38.1 172 139
25 Shea Weber MON 37.8 173 124
26 Keith Yandle FLA 37.6 174 159
27 Ryan Ellis NSH 35.8 176 194
28 Jacob Trouba WPG 34.0 183 208
29 Matt Dumba MIN 33.1 187 224
30 Nick Leddy NYI 32.4 191 174
31 Justin Faulk CAR 32.1 193 182
32 Ryan McDonagh NYR 30.9 201 164
33 Brady Skjei NYR 30.3 204 273
34 Cam Fowler ANA 29.5 206 191
35 Oscar Klefbom EDM 28.7 209 225
36 Aaron Ekblad FLA 28.5 211 206
37 Mark Giordano CGY 27.4 214 205
38 Ryan Suter MIN 26.6 219 158
39 Colton Parayko STL 24.1 226 226
40 TJ Brodie CGY 23.7 229 292
41 Brent Seabrook CHI 23.6 231 215
42 Dmitry Orlov WAS 23.2 235 239
43 Ivan Provorov PHI 23.0 236 265
44 Matt Niskanen WAS 22.2 239 186
45 Nikita Zaitsev TOR 21.9 241 261
46 Hampus Lindholm ANA 17.7 267 331
47 Damon Severson NJD 17.7 269 244
48 Sami Vatanen ANA 17.6 270 280
49 Jared Spurgeon MIN 17.5 271 283
50 Nathan Beaulieu MON 17.1 276 289
51 Tyler Myers WPG 15.5 293 355
52 Mike Green DET 15.5 294 279
53 Jaccob Slavin CAR 15.1 297 419
54 Shea Theodore ANA 14.5 303 338
55 Andrej Sekera EDM 14.1 313 298
56 Anthony DeAngelo ARI 13.3 324 313
57 Mike Matheson FLA 13.3 326 349
58 Marc-Edouard Vlasic SJS 12.6 332 406
59 Darnell Nurse EDM 11.6 342 415
60 Brandon Montour ANA 10.8 349 345
61 Colin Miller BOS 10.7 351 339
62 Adam Larsson EDM 10.7 352 334
63 Alec Martinez LAK 10.3 356 251
64 Cody Ceci OTT 9.9 358 354
65 Esa Lindell DAL 9.9 359 384
66 Julius Honka DAL 9.9 360 373
67 Anton Stralman TBL 9.7 361 409
68 Ryan Pulock NYI 9.6 364 359
69 Erik Johnson COL 9.5 365 422
70 Joshua Morrissey WPG 9.3 366 378
71 Alex Goligoski ARI 8.7 372 448
72 Brian Dumoulin PIT 8.5 375 357
73 Derrick Pouliot PIT 8.2 378 381
74 Connor Murphy ARI 8.2 379 333
75 Madison Bowey WAS 8.1 380 382
76 Noah Hanifin CAR 8.0 383 380
77 David Savard CBJ 8.0 384 386
78 Dion Phaneuf OTT 8.0 385 379
79 Thomas Chabot OTT 7.8 387 441
80 Nikita Zadorov COL 7.7 390 389
81 Connor Carrick TOR 7.3 395 375
82 Jordan Schmaltz STL 7.2 396 393
83 Jake Walman STL 7.1 398 496
84 Mattias Ekholm NSH 7.0 401 390
85 Jakob Chychrun ARI 6.7 405 484
86 Jake Muzzin LAK 6.5 407 395
87 Michael Del Zotto PHI 6.3 410 424
88 Mikhail Sergachev MON 6.2 412 506
89 Ryan Graves NYR 6.1 413 376
90 Steven Santini NJD 6.1 414 413
91 Nick Holden NYR 6.1 415 286
92 Ville Pokka CHI 6.1 416 410
93 Jonas Brodin MIN 6.0 418 425
94 Michael Stone CGY 5.9 419 411
95 Jacob Larsson ANA 5.8 421 420
96 Jake McCabe BUF 5.7 422 465
97 Troy Stecher VAN 5.7 423 464
98 Mark Pysyk FLA 5.5 426 473
99 Cody Franson BUF 5.1 432 435
100 Olli Juolevi VAN 4.9 434 513

 

 

 

  • david

    rough year for Gio. once a perennial top-10er, now barely top-40, looking up at the likes of Skjei and Kefblom… Conversely, does not Jake Gardiner, with his 5 years of barely cracking 30 pts and minus-a-thousand, seem a tad high at #23? I would take Risto, Trouba, Faulk over him in a heartbeat…