Top 100 Keeper League Defensemen

by Dobber on March 7, 2017 | (12 Comments)

The Top 100 defensemen to own in your points-only keeper leagues...

 

As always, this ranking is for points-only keepers. Two players within 5.0 rating of each other are equal value and would depend on your needs. Factored are proneness to injury, immediate production, long-term production, depth chart and distance from prime years (age).

 

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Def Rk Player Team Rating March Feb
1 Brent Burns SJS 135.1 9 14
2 Erik Karlsson OTT 117.5 18 17
3 Victor Hedman TBL 90.7 39 48
4 Kevin Shattenkirk WAS 72.9 66 78
5 John Klingberg DAL 69.7 74 83
6 Dustin Byfuglien WPG 66.1 80 91
7 Kris Letang PIT 63.7 84 99
8 Oliver Ekman-Larsson ARI 60.5 89 97
9 Duncan Keith CHI 59.2 92 108
10 P.K. Subban NSH 59.2 93 100
11 Roman Josi NSH 58.5 94 110
12 Drew Doughty LAK 57.2 102 105
13 Dougie Hamilton CGY 51.9 116 121
14 John Carlson WAS 49.6 123 130
15 Shea Weber MON 49.5 124 119
16 Torey Krug BOS 49.5 125 161
17 Seth Jones CBJ 46.1 136 129
18 Zach Werenski CBJ 45.3 138 135
19 Rasmus Ristolainen BUF 45.2 139 140
20 Justin Schultz PIT 44.8 141 142
21 Tyson Barrie COL 40.8 147 144
22 Alex Pietrangelo STL 37.6 153 154
23 Ryan Suter MIN 35.6 158 155
24 Keith Yandle FLA 35.6 159 170
25 Ryan McDonagh NYR 33.6 164 162
26 Jake Gardiner TOR 32.0 167 167
27 Nick Leddy NYI 31.0 174 189
28 Shayne Gostisbehere PHI 30.9 176 159
29 Justin Faulk CAR 29.4 182 188
30 Matt Niskanen WAS 28.5 186 196
31 Morgan Rielly TOR 28.2 187 169
32 Cam Fowler ANA 26.8 191 173
33 Ryan Ellis NSH 26.2 194 214
34 Mark Giordano CGY 24.9 205 193
35 Aaron Ekblad FLA 24.8 206 209
36 Jacob Trouba WPG 24.7 208 210
37 Brent Seabrook CHI 23.6 215 213
38 Matt Dumba MIN 22.1 224 225
39 Oscar Klefbom EDM 22.0 225 319
40 Colton Parayko STL 21.8 226 227
41 Dmitry Orlov WAS 19.3 239 195
42 Damon Severson NJD 18.7 244 253
43 Alec Martinez LAK 17.9 251 226
44 Nikita Zaitsev TOR 16.9 261 287
45 Ivan Provorov PHI 16.6 265 249
46 Brady Skjei NYR 15.8 273 372
47 Mike Green DET 15.5 279 241
48 Sami Vatanen ANA 15.3 280 216
49 Jared Spurgeon MIN 15.3 283 324
50 Nick Holden NYR 15.0 286 294
51 Nathan Beaulieu MON 14.8 289 259
52 TJ Brodie CGY 14.6 292 298
53 Andrej Sekera EDM 14.1 298 261
54 Anthony DeAngelo ARI 13.3 313 317
55 Hampus Lindholm ANA 11.7 331 336
56 Connor Murphy ARI 11.5 333 338
57 Adam Larsson EDM 11.5 334 339
58 Shea Theodore ANA 11.2 338 347
59 Colin Miller BOS 11.2 339 348
60 Brandon Montour ANA 10.8 345 353
61 Mike Matheson FLA 10.5 349 310
62 Cody Ceci OTT 9.9 354 357
63 Tyler Myers WPG 9.8 355 363
64 Brian Dumoulin PIT 9.6 357 368
65 Ryan Pulock NYI 9.6 359 370
66 Julius Honka DAL 8.9 373 379
67 Connor Carrick TOR 8.6 375 380
68 Ryan Graves NYR 8.6 376 383
69 Joshua Morrissey WPG 8.3 378 387
70 Dion Phaneuf OTT 8.3 379 374
71 Noah Hanifin CAR 8.2 380 350
72 Derrick Pouliot PIT 8.2 381 389
73 Madison Bowey WAS 8.1 382 391
74 Esa Lindell DAL 8.1 384 392
75 David Savard CBJ 8.0 386 365
76 Nikita Zadorov COL 7.7 389 394
77 Mattias Ekholm NSH 7.6 390 395
78 Mike Reilly MIN 7.4 392 397
79 Jordan Schmaltz STL 7.3 393 398
80 Jake Muzzin LAK 7.2 395 419
81 Mark Streit PIT 6.6 405 543
82 Marc-Edouard Vlasic SJS 6.5 406 412
83 Anton Stralman TBL 6.3 409 376
84 Ville Pokka CHI 6.3 410 416
85 Michael Stone CGY 6.3 411 439
86 Steven Santini NJD 6.1 413 421
87 Darnell Nurse EDM 6.0 415 423
88 Jeff Petry MON 5.9 417 329
89 Jaccob Slavin CAR 5.8 419 407
90 Jacob Larsson ANA 5.8 420 425
91 Slater Koekkoek TBL 5.8 421 426
92 Erik Johnson COL 5.8 422 427
93 Michael Del Zotto PHI 5.6 424 411
94 Cody Franson BUF 5.1 435 444
95 Thomas Chabot OTT 4.8 441 450
96 Ryan Murphy CAR 4.7 446 456
97 Alex Goligoski ARI 4.7 448 458
98 Andrei Markov MON 4.4 455 465
99 Brad Hunt STL 4.4 456 466
100 Troy Stecher VAN 4.2 464 480

 

 

Bonus - next 10...

 

101  Jake McCabe BUF
102  Travis Sanheim PHI
103  Jakob Chychrun ARI
104  Ben Hutton VAN
105  Jason Demers FLA
106  Jake Walman STL
107  Mikhail Sergachev MON
108  Yohann Auvitu NJD
109  Olli Juolevi VAN
110  Brandon Carlo BOS

 

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  • Paul Switzer

    Ville Pokka is very overrated. 84?

    • Dobber

      Maybe. The new list is out in a day or two. It’s hard comparing a 35-year-old whose helping right now but with minimal upside, to an 18-year-old middle-draft pick with a good future, to a 23-year-old prospect on the cusp of making a high-scoring team. Know what I mean? Try putting THAT into a formula lol

      • Paul Switzer

        True, but Pokka shouldn’t be ranked ahead of Forsling. Pokka is not getting a sniff with the Blackhawks while the team had Forsling play 36 games with the Hawks. With the Hawks resting dmen tonight they have called up Forsling not Pokka. Plus, Forsling is 2 years younger than Pokka. I understand it’s hard to rank all these guys but Pokka is a lot closer to getting trading than getting a shot with the Hawks.

      • Dobber

        I believe he’s not ahead of Forsling. But you’ll see that tomorrow when the updated rankings are up.
        That being said, +/-5.0 rating points are considered equal value.

      • Dobber

        Getting traded, by the way, would shoot Pokka ahead of Forsling because Forsling would remain buried while Pokka gets freed. Your ‘will be traded’ argument actually hurts your case a bit

      • Paul Switzer

        It doesn’t hurt my case at all. IF Pokka is traded then his ranking goes up. Currently, he is overrated because of his position on the depth chart with the Blackhawks.

      • Dobber

        Sorry, I thought you used his probable trade as a reason why he should be lower ranked than Forsling. The opposite would be true. How do you like today’s update?

      • Paul Switzer

        I don’t think Pokka even belongs in the top 100. I would easily take Stecher or Larsson over him. I just haven’t seen much from Pokka and I know the Hawks are not very high on him based on their actions.

      • Dobber

        What are you talking about? They gave up Nick Leddy to get him, so even if he’s a bust they’ll give him a million opportunities to turn things around – that’s just smart asset management. All teams do it. If they trade for a player and that player sucks, they keep playing that player anyway. You see it all the time.
        He’s had one poor season, but I’ll let him turn 24 before even remotely passing judgment.
        How do you like today’s update? (read the rules)

      • Paul Switzer

        I know exactly what the Hawks gave up to get Pokka and I applauded the trade at the time. It was good asset management since the Hawks were able to get a decent prospect when everyone knew they had to trade Leddy for cap purposes. However, since that trade Pokka has not improved much for anyone to get excited about. And if you’ve paid attention to how the Hawks have treated prospects in this regime you’d know the Hawks are not high on Pokka. It doesn’t matter that they traded Leddy for him. It doesn’t matter what other teams do. The Hawks will cut bait on players if they don’t fit their team or they are just not high on them. They are treating Pokka the same way they treated Mark McNeil and he was a 1st round draft pick. On the other hand it is clear both through their words and actions that the Hawks are high on Forsling. Maybe a skeptic says the Hawks have treated Forsling the way they have this season because they didn’t want him to stay in Sweden but the Hawks are not known to play those kind of games.

        What do I think of the rankings? Like I already wrote, Pokka should not be in the top 100. If you feel the need to have a Blackhawk prospect in the top 100, it is definitely Forsling. And yes I know about your rating of 5 pts within each other. But in this case we are talking about similarly aged dmen NOT a 22-year old versus a 32-year old. I would hope that players’ rankings that are in the same stage of their career could be used as a comparison. But overall, I don’t think Pokka is in the same conversation as Stecher and Larsson regardless as to how many points separate them in your rankings.

      • Dobber

        Fair opinion. I hope you respect mine.

  • 36crazyfists

    What are your thoughts on DeAngelo?

    Good chance to put up 40-50 points annually?