Top 100 Keeper League Defensemen – December 2016

by Dobber on December 2, 2016 | (9 Comments)

 

Here are the Top 100 defensemen to own in fantasy hockey keeper leagues, December edition.

As always, these were curated from the main Top 300 list (which were posted here on December 1). See that link for details on the type of league these rankings are geared towards.

 

Def. Rk Player Team Rating Dec Nov
1 Erik Karlsson OTT 127.8 11 9
2 Brent Burns SJS 103.4 30 30
3 P.K. Subban NSH 84.6 48 47
4 Kris Letang PIT 73.8 65 56
5 Roman Josi NSH 71.3 73 63
6 John Klingberg DAL 69.7 79 53
7 Oliver Ekman-Larsson ARI 67.6 82 54
8 Kevin Shattenkirk STL 64.9 88 93
9 Dustin Byfuglien WPG 61.1 103 101
10 Keith Yandle FLA 60.8 104 108
11 Drew Doughty LAK 60.0 107 97
12 Victor Hedman TBL 59.8 108 119
13 John Carlson WAS 59.4 110 102
14 Shea Weber MON 56.7 118 121
15 Tyson Barrie COL 51.7 130 123
16 Duncan Keith CHI 50.5 134 140
17 Dougie Hamilton CGY 48.4 138 135
18 Morgan Rielly TOR 46.3 145 152
19 Aaron Ekblad FLA 45.1 147 155
20 Shayne Gostisbehere PHI 44.4 149 134
21 Zach Werenski CBJ 41.9 154 207
22 Ryan Suter MIN 41.3 158 168
23 Alex Pietrangelo STL 40.9 161 171
24 Justin Faulk CAR 40.8 163 151
25 Rasmus Ristolainen BUF 38.8 166 166
26 Seth Jones CBJ 38.4 167 167
27 Mark Giordano CGY 36.9 171 139
28 Sami Vatanen ANA 35.2 182 178
29 Cam Fowler ANA 34.6 186 202
30 Ryan McDonagh NYR 32.6 189 189
31 Nick Leddy NYI 32.4 191 191
32 Damon Severson NJD 30.4 196 203
33 Ryan Ellis NSH 26.3 211 219
34 Brent Seabrook CHI 26.0 212 237
35 Colton Parayko STL 25.9 214 238
36 Mike Green DET 23.4 230 235
37 Jake Gardiner TOR 23.3 232 216
38 Torey Krug BOS 22.8 235 240
39 TJ Brodie CGY 22.1 243 226
40 Jacob Trouba WPG 19.4 261 270
41 Anton Stralman TBL 18.8 271 232
42 Noah Hanifin CAR 18.7 272 253
43 Matt Dumba MIN 18.1 278 261
44 Mike Matheson FLA 16.4 297 262
45 Matt Niskanen WAS 15.9 306 298
46 Alec Martinez LAK 15.8 308 451
47 Erik Johnson COL 15.2 321 369
48 Jake Muzzin LAK 14.6 334 278
49 Nathan Beaulieu MON 14.4 338 349
50 Nikita Zaitsev TOR 14.3 341 282
51 Adam Larsson EDM 14.0 345 315
52 Anthony DeAngelo ARI 13.3 355 385
53 Ivan Provorov PHI 13.0 357 239
54 Hampus Lindholm ANA 12.9 359 271
55 Derrick Pouliot PIT 12.8 361 365
56 Cody Ceci OTT 12.7 363 307
57 Oscar Klefbom EDM 12.6 364 370
58 Justin Schultz PIT 12.3 370 375
59 Michael Stone ARI 12.3 371 356
60 Shea Theodore ANA 12.2 372 376
61 Dmitry Orlov WAS 11.7 380 383
62 Dennis Wideman CGY 11.6 381 269
63 Tyler Myers WPG 11.5 385 386
64 Connor Murphy ARI 11.5 386 387
65 Andrei Markov MON 11.2 391 405
66 Colin Miller BOS 11.2 392 393
67 Ryan Pulock NYI 11.0 393 368
68 Marc-Edouard Vlasic SJS 10.9 398 277
69 Brandon Montour ANA 10.8 399 398
70 David Savard CBJ 10.2 403 346
71 Mike Reilly MIN 9.7 405 406
72 Brian Dumoulin PIT 9.6 406 407
73 Joshua Morrissey WPG 9.3 408 410
74 Mattias Ekholm NSH 9.1 412 292
75 Patrick Wiercioch COL 8.9 413 416
76 Julius Honka DAL 8.9 414 417
77 Connor Carrick TOR 8.9 415 418
78 Alex Goligoski ARI 8.7 418 379
79 Brady Skjei NYR 8.3 423 NR
80 Alex Petrovic FLA 8.3 424 425
81 Dion Phaneuf OTT 8.1 426 366
82 Madison Bowey WAS 8.1 427 426
83 Olli Maatta PIT 8.1 428 427
84 Esa Lindell DAL 8.1 429 428
85 Nikita Zadorov COL 7.7 432 432
86 Andrej Sekera EDM 7.6 433 433
87 Jordan Schmaltz STL 7.3 436 435
88 Trevor Daley PIT 6.9 440 440
89 Michael Del Zotto PHI 6.6 445 458
90 Slater Koekkoek TBL 6.3 447 448
91 Ryan Murray CBJ 6.3 448 455
92 Ville Pokka CHI 6.3 449 449
93 Brayden McNabb LAK 6.2 451 450
94 Darnell Nurse EDM 6.0 455 447
95 Travis Hamonic NYI 5.9 458 404
96 Brandon Manning PHI 5.9 460 462
97 Jaccob Slavin CAR 5.8 461 454
98 Jacob Larsson ANA 5.8 462 463
99 Jason Demers FLA 5.6 465 467
100 Eric Gelinas COL 5.6 467 469

 

 

  • Chris Liggio

    in my keeper I already have Josi and Hedman on board from last season but now with rise of Ristolainen I drafted do you think I might have to start considering keeping 3 D next season? Counting hits, blocks, ATOI Risto’s value is undeniable. Came into this season with Johansen, Backstrom, Hall, Simmonds, Voracek, Josi, Hedman, M. Jones….it would be hard to part with any of them but Risto has arguably been my most valuable piece so far this year and I only see him getting better.

  • MasterMind

    How the hell is Yandle # 10 which is 11 spots ahead of werenski? I thought this was a list for keeper leagues. Tj Brodie blows should be way back on this list. Doesn’t shoot, don’t score goals, don’t get points, bad in plus minus. Should put more effort into rankings

    • Dobber

      And you should put more restraint over giving players the crown after 25 games. Holy schnikies… Werenski over Yandle, eh? I’m not there yet. The needle is moving towards there, but why on earth would I trade a player who year after year gets 50 points and never misses a game for a player who could be Gostisbehere one year…and then Gostisbehere the next year? If you’re one of those fly-by-nighter keeper league owners who jumps on every Richard Panik hot streak then my lists aren’t for you. These lists are for patient owners who want to win this year and ongoing.
      The rules of my lists are explained: doesn’t count shots, doesn’t count goals, doesn’t count plus/minus. Did the words “points only” lose you somewhere?

      • MasterMind

        You sure have a lot of answers for a guy that is wrong an awful lot. I won championships 8 times in the past 17 years.(With proof) So I wouldn’t call myself a fly by night keeper owner. You should learn to take criticism better. I noticed when people question something, your responses are very arrogant and cocky, like your better then people. Yandle is now 30, wasn’t good on the rangers and not great on the panthers. Give me werenski over Yandle any day especially with the big age difference. It’s actually funny because the people in my league that follow your lists, have never won anything and have a lot of rookie draft busts. Still waiting on your cocky response to Brodie being way higher then he should

      • Dobber

        I do struggle with taking criticism, but to be fair I run a popular website and so getting criticism 12 times per hour, 365 days a year can add up. So I’ve narrowed down the criticism that I take to just the polite, constructive kind. The ones that have “how the hell” in the first sentence – that kind I don’t take. If you’re used to being rude to writers because they don’t argue back, then this site may not be for you.

        I’m wrong 47% of the time. My motto is that most experts are right 52% of the time – and I beat them by getting to 53%.

        My cockiness is all part of the “trash talk” mentality that makes fantasy hockey so fun. It’s the image that I’m trying to convey and it’s helped to grow this site. Hell, my logo is me in shades pointing at the reader and being cocky. That’s my logo! lol it’s my identity, and it’s what’s grown the site over 11 years.

        If you don’t enjoy trash talk you could always just check some boxes in the local newspaper and do your pools that way 😉

        Yandle being 30 just means he’s down to three good years. The average player is on a keeper league team for 2-3 years so looking beyond that is pointless. I own Yandle in one league and wouldn’t trade him for Werenski. I own Werenski in the other and wouldn’t trade him for Yandle. Yandle was great for the Rangers after the first 10 games. And he’s been great for the Panthers after the first 10 games. Points only. Yandle has 11 points in his last 21 games. Werenski has 10 points in his last 20. WHOOPS! Better move Werenski up to 10th based on his 25 career games, and move Yandle down to 50 despite his steady track record and guaranteed 82 games! lol

        Brodie is so high because I’m not knee-jerking players up and down the list based on how they do in one month. Panik is 40th, now Panik is 500th, now Panik is 60th, now he’s 350th…is that how you want your lists? Panicky owners are the worst.

        Geez man. Last year, someone exactly like you (was it you?) was whining about Brodie being too low! If, next year, Werenski starts off with 5 points in 25 games you’ll wonder why he’s still in the Top 20! Sounds like I can’t win with you.

  • Tom Collins

    Still no Streit? Tied for 17th in points for defencemen and on pace for 40-plus points. Granted, he’s the oldest dman in the league, but still…

    • Dobber

      With no future and little help for the present in points-only leagues, I have no interest in owning him in either league that has this format (I’m in first in both – zero interest, his current points don’t help me at all).

  • Philippe

    What about Troy Stetcher ?

    • Dobber

      Is it his 26-point pace that attracts you, or his rugged good looks? 😉

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