Top 300 Keeper League Players – December 2016

by Dobber on December 1, 2016 | (9 Comments)

Here is the December edition of the monthly keeper league skater rankings. Scheifele, Ehlers surge while injuries take a toll on others

 

These are for points-only keeper leagues where positions do not matter (explaining why defensemen are somewhat lower). Factors into account the current season's pace, the next three seasons projection, the team around him, his proneness to injury and of course his overall upside. There is also a small bonus for what I deem 'star players', because in trade talks people tend to have more of a death grip on those guys...

 

Check back tomorrow for the Top 100 keeper league defensemen

 

Dec Player Team DEF? Rating Nov Oct Change
1 Connor McDavid EDM   190.8 1 1 0
2 Sidney Crosby PIT   180.0 2 2 0
3 Patrick Kane CHI   163.5 3 3 0
4 Jamie Benn DAL   147.9 4 4 0
5 Tyler Seguin DAL   147.7 7 7 2
6 Alex Ovechkin WAS   145.1 5 5 -1
7 John Tavares NYI   140.1 6 6 -1
8 Nicklas Backstrom WAS   139.7 8 8 0
9 Vladimir Tarasenko STL   132.1 11 12 2
10 Nikita Kucherov TBL   128.7 14 16 4
11 Erik Karlsson OTT y 127.8 9 10 -2
12 Evgeni Malkin PIT   125.0 13 17 1
13 Claude Giroux PHI   120.3 12 15 -1
14 Jack Eichel BUF   116.2 19 11 5
15 Mark Scheifele WPG   115.5 34 36 19
16 Ryan Getzlaf ANA   115.0 15 18 -1
17 Phil Kessel PIT   113.5 26 27 9
18 Auston Matthews TOR   113.0 21 40 3
19 Artemi Panarin CHI   112.6 22 20 3
20 Blake Wheeler WPG   109.8 18 14 -2
21 Joe Pavelski SJS   109.7 20 21 -1
22 Taylor Hall NJD   109.5 24 26 2
23 Evgeny Kuznetsov WAS   108.9 16 13 -7
24 Johnny Gaudreau CGY   108.3 10 9 -14
25 Matt Duchene COL   107.5 23 41 -2
26 Jakub Voracek PHI   107.1 27 29 1
27 Nathan MacKinnon COL   105.0 29 24 2
28 Ryan Johansen NSH   105.0 28 23 0
29 Anze Kopitar LAK   104.6 25 22 -4
30 Brent Burns SJS y 103.4 30 31 0
31 Corey Perry ANA   100.6 32 30 1
32 Steven Stamkos TBL   100.3 17 19 -15
33 Alex Galchenyuk MON   98.0 35 37 2
34 Filip Forsberg NSH   97.4 33 25 -1
35 Jordan Eberle EDM   94.9 36 33 1
36 Ryan O'Reilly BUF   94.0 31 46 -5
37 Patrik Laine WPG   93.3 39 43 2
38 Aleksander Barkov FLA   91.7 41 42 3
39 Mark Stone OTT   91.4 42 39 3
40 Nikolaj Ehlers WPG   91.3 71 71 31
41 Leon Draisaitl EDM   91.2 43 51 2
42 Tyler Toffoli LAK   89.8 40 35 -2
43 Joe Thornton SJS   86.8 37 34 -6
44 Max Pacioretty MON   86.5 44 47 0
45 Alexander Radulov MON   86.1 49 58 4
46 Kyle Okposo BUF   85.9 45 55 -1
47 Sean Monahan CGY   84.8 38 28 -9
48 P.K. Subban NSH y 84.6 47 48 -1
49 Logan Couture SJS   83.8 50 54 1
50 James van Riemsdyk TOR   83.6 55 60 5
51 Brayden Schenn PHI   82.2 51 57 0
52 Alexander Wennberg CBJ   82.1 89 119 37
53 Jonathan Toews CHI   79.3 46 49 -7
54 Cam Atkinson CBJ   78.6 91 82 37
55 Mike Hoffman OTT   76.7 66 62 11
56 Jonathan Huberdeau FLA   76.6 57 32 1
57 Tyler Johnson TBL   76.0 58 38 1
58 Jeff Skinner CAR   75.5 95 137 37
59 Nick Foligno CBJ   74.8 84 110 25
60 Brad Marchand BOS   74.7 69 88 9
61 Wayne Simmonds PHI   74.6 74 98 13
62 Jaden Schwartz STL   74.3 64 63 2
63 Sam Bennett CGY   74.2 60 67 -3
64 Gustav Nyquist DET   73.9 59 74 -5
65 Kris Letang PIT y 73.8 56 56 -9
66 Max Domi ARI   73.5 72 93 6
67 Gabriel Landeskog COL   73.5 48 45 -19
68 Nazem Kadri TOR   72.8 75 89 7
69 Jonathan Drouin TBL   72.2 67 69 -2
70 Mitch Marner TOR   72.1 85 78 15
71 Ryan Nugent-Hopkins EDM   71.7 62 61 -9
72 Milan Lucic EDM   71.3 70 75 -2
73 Roman Josi NSH y 71.3 63 59 -10
74 Derek Stepan NYR   71.1 77 44 3
75 Patric Hornqvist PIT   71.1 76 108 1
76 Jonathan Marchessault FLA   70.6 106 204 30
77 Brandon Saad CBJ   70.6 82 84 5
78 J.T. Miller NYR   69.8 81 118 3
79 John Klingberg DAL y 69.7 53 50 -26
80 Kyle Turris OTT   69.6 68 72 -12
81 Sam Reinhart BUF   67.6 86 79 5
82 Oliver Ekman-Larsson ARI y 67.6 54 70 -28
83 Rickard Rakell ANA   67.6 144 133 61
84 David Pastrnak BOS   67.3 130 168 46
85 Mikael Granlund MIN   66.5 109 106 24
86 Marcus Johansson WAS   66.2 87 112 1
87 Rick Nash NYR   66.1 80 83 -7
88 Kevin Shattenkirk STL y 64.9 93 99 5
89 Ondrej Palat TBL   64.8 79 64 -10
90 Victor Rask CAR   64.3 100 145 10
91 Mats Zuccarello NYR   64.2 90 95 -1
92 Jeff Carter LAK   64.1 98 86 6
93 Vincent Trocheck FLA   63.5 94 92 1
94 Brendan Gallagher MON   63.3 105 111 11
95 Teuvo Teravainen  CAR   63.1 104 52 9
96 Patrice Bergeron BOS   63.1 61 66 -35
97 Nino Niederreiter MIN   63.1 113 104 16
98 Mika Zibanejad NYR   62.6 78 101 -20
99 Chris Kreider NYR   62.6 65 103 -34
100 Daniel Sedin VAN   62.0 92 76 -8
101 Henrik Sedin VAN   62.0 103 100 2
102 T.J. Oshie WAS   61.1 110 90 8
103 Dustin Byfuglien WPG y 61.1 101 102 -2
104 Keith Yandle FLA y 60.8 108 97 4
105 Bo Horvat VAN   60.5 142 142 37
106 Robby Fabbri STL   60.2 88 85 -18
107 Drew Doughty LAK y 60.0 97 94 -10
108 Victor Hedman TBL y 59.8 119 134 11
109 Andre Burakovsky WAS   59.5 111 107 2
110 John Carlson WAS y 59.4 102 91 -8
111 Derick Brassard OTT   59.2 73 68 -38
112 Charlie Coyle MIN   58.7 117 132 5
113 Jesse Puljujarvi EDM   58.7 107 80 -6
114 William Nylander TOR   58.6 118 157 4
115 Kevin Hayes NYR   58.4 116 135 1
116 Artem Anisimov CHI   57.5 147 182 31
117 Dylan Larkin DET   56.9 99 96 -18
118 Shea Weber MON y 56.7 121 146 3
119 Bobby Ryan OTT   56.3 52 53 -67
120 Zach Parise MIN   56.1 112 73 -8
121 Jason Spezza DAL   55.5 83 65 -38
122 James Neal NSH   54.9 126 123 4
123 Kyle Palmieri NJD   54.3 124 114 1
124 Carl Soderberg COL   53.7 114 109 -10
125 Jimmy Vesey NYR   52.9 129 188 4
126 Jakob Silfverberg ANA   52.9 143 140 17
127 David Krejci BOS   52.8 131 120 4
128 Tomas Tatar DET   52.6 96 87 -32
129 Paul Stastny STL   52.3 132 141 3
130 Tyson Barrie COL y 51.7 123 128 -7
131 Nick Bjugstad FLA   51.0 128 117 -3
132 Eric Staal MIN   50.7 150 172 18
133 Ryan Strome NYI   50.6 122 125 -11
134 Duncan Keith CHI y 50.5 140 156 6
135 Vladislav Namestnikov TBL   49.9 136 139 1
136 Bryan Little WPG   49.8 141 81 5
137 Andrew Ladd NYI   48.8 115 77 -22
138 Dougie Hamilton CGY y 48.4 135 129 -3
139 Sean Couturier PHI   48.2 120 116 -19
140 Alex Killorn TBL   48.0 149 159 9
141 Elias Lindholm CAR   47.7 148 124 7
142 Henrik Zetterberg DET   47.2 173 163 31
143 Adam Henrique NJD   46.9 137 115 -6
144 David Backes BOS   46.4 127 131 -17
145 Morgan Rielly TOR y 46.3 152 152 7
146 Loui Eriksson VAN   45.4 125 121 -21
147 Aaron Ekblad FLA y 45.1 155 148 8
148 Ryan Spooner BOS   44.9 133 113 -15
149 Shayne Gostisbehere PHI y 44.4 134 136 -15
150 Tanner Pearson LAK   43.9 161 180 11
151 Tyler Bozak TOR   43.0 200 198 49
152 Tomas Hertl SJS   42.9 138 150 -14
153 Jussi Jokinen FLA   42.4 156 149 3
154 Zach Werenski CBJ y 41.9 207 382 53
155 Sebastian Aho CAR   41.8 165 167 10
156 Ryan Kesler ANA   41.6 197 179 41
157 Reilly Smith FLA   41.4 159 147 2
158 Ryan Suter MIN y 41.3 168 186 10
159 Boone Jenner CBJ   41.1 153 154 -6
160 Alexander Steen STL   41.1 170 181 10
161 Alex Pietrangelo STL y 40.9 171 162 10
162 Mikkel Boedker SJS   40.9 146 105 -16
163 Justin Faulk CAR y 40.8 151 170 -12
164 Thomas Vanek DET   40.7 181 210 17
165 David Perron STL   39.8 187 176 22
166 Rasmus Ristolainen BUF y 38.8 166 217 0
167 Seth Jones CBJ y 38.4 167 165 0
168 Brock Nelson NYI   38.3 174 178 6
169 Nick Bonino PIT   38.1 172 171 3
170 Jean-Gabriel Pageau OTT   37.6 164 151 -6
171 Mark Giordano CGY y 36.9 139 127 -32
172 Craig Smith NSH   36.8 169 169 -3
173 Christian Dvorak ARI   36.5 185 187 12
174 Valtteri Filppula TBL   36.3 223 245 49
175 Nail Yakupov STL   36.3 163 143 -12
176 Anthony Duclair ARI   35.7 176 161 0
177 Colin Wilson NSH   35.6 182 174 5
178 Jason Pominville MIN   35.5 183 177 5
179 Tomas Plekanec MON   35.4 145 126 -34
180 Pierre-Luc Dubois CBJ   35.4 188 175 8
181 Evander Kane BUF   35.4 186 158 5
182 Sami Vatanen ANA y 35.2 178 190 -4
183 Mathieu Perreault WPG   35.1 157 144 -26
184 Frans Nielsen DET   35.1 158 164 -26
185 Scott Hartnell CBJ   35.0 192 196 7
186 Cam Fowler ANA y 34.6 202 267 16
187 Mikko Rantanen COL   33.2 248 236 61
188 Sven Bärtschi VAN   33.1 196 185 8
189 Ryan McDonagh NYR y 32.6 189 212 0
190 Pavel Zacha NJD   32.4 180 173 -10
191 Nick Leddy NYI y 32.4 191 189 0
192 Dylan Strome ARI   32.4 177 153 -15
193 Radim Vrbata ARI   32.4 198 253 5
194 Joel Eriksson Ek MIN   31.6 190 280 -4
195 Travis Konecny PHI   31.4 209 227 14
196 Damon Severson NJD y 30.4 203 371 7
197 Mikko Koivu MIN   29.8 154 155 -43
198 Joonas Donskoi SJS   29.7 184 183 -14
199 Marian Hossa CHI   29.7 212 290 13
200 Curtis Lazar OTT   29.1 194 192 -6
201 Martin Hanzal ARI   29.0 193 191 -8
202 Mike Cammalleri NJD   29.0 333 184 131
203 Michael Frolik CGY   28.8 206 224 3
204 Brayden Point TBL   28.8 263 300 59
205 Anders Lee NYI   28.5 162 122 -43
206 Troy Brouwer CGY   27.9 199 197 -7
207 Mikhail Grigorenko COL   27.5 221 228 14
208 Richard Panik CHI   27.2 211 357 3
209 Anthony Mantha DET   26.7 234 232 25
210 Viktor Arvidsson NSH   26.5 414 NR 204
211 Ryan Ellis NSH y 26.3 219 220 8
212 Brent Seabrook CHI y 26.0 237 256 25
213 Mathew Barzal NYI   25.9 217 218 4
214 Colton Parayko STL y 25.9 238 225 24
215 Oliver Bjorkstrand CBJ   25.8 208 166 -7
216 Patrick Sharp DAL   25.8 179 130 -37
217 Erik Haula MIN   25.7 218 219 1
218 Josh Bailey NYI   25.6 227 239 9
219 Adam Lowry WPG   25.4 220 222 1
220 Mike Ribeiro NSH   25.1 213 208 -7
221 Kyle Connor WPG   25.1 215 223 -6
222 Jason Zucker MIN   24.6 236 264 14
223 Jordan Staal CAR   24.5 228 201 5
224 Travis Zajac NJD   23.8 391 448 167
225 Andreas Athanasiou DET   23.8 231 231 6
226 Benoit Pouliot EDM   23.6 201 195 -25
227 Ryan Dzingel OTT   23.5 230 318 3
228 Shane Prince NYI   23.4 233 250 5
229 Matthew Tkachuk CGY   23.4 276 268 47
230 Mike Green DET y 23.4 235 327 5
231 William Karlsson CBJ   23.3 268 261 37
232 Jake Gardiner TOR y 23.3 216 274 -16
233 Joe Colborne COL   23.0 205 209 -28
234 Michael Grabner NYR   22.8 500 508 266
235 Torey Krug BOS y 22.8 240 221 5
236 Sam Gagner CBJ   22.7 316 414 80
237 Kevin Fiala NSH   22.5 244 235 7
238 Tyler Ennis BUF   22.5 175 160 -63
239 Tobias Rieder ARI   22.5 245 246 6
240 Chris Kunitz PIT   22.4 246 193 6
241 Brandon Sutter VAN   22.2 302 363 61
242 Brandon Pirri NYR   22.2 210 336 -32
243 TJ Brodie CGY y 22.1 226 200 -17
244 Jake Guentzel PIT   21.6 260 NR 16
245 Brett Connolly WAS   21.6 243 215 -2
246 Valeri Nichushkin DAL   21.4 229 230 -17
247 Nick Ritchie ANA   21.3 254 242 7
248 Sonny Milano CBJ   21.2 255 244 7
249 Mikael Backlund CGY   21.2 252 330 3
250 Nikolay Goldobin SJS   21.1 257 248 7
251 Clayton Keller ARI   21.0 258 249 7
252 David Desharnais MON   20.9 242 233 -10
253 Brandon Dubinsky CBJ   20.7 214 202 -39
254 Jakub Vrana WAS   20.7 259 252 5
255 Kevin Labanc SJS   20.7 304 293 49
256 Patrick Maroon EDM   19.9 264 234 8
257 Artturi Lehkonen MON   19.9 265 269 8
258 Conor Sheary PIT   19.8 280 271 22
259 Timo Meier SJS   19.6 266 260 7
260 Jordan Martinook ARI   19.6 267 NR 7
261 Jacob Trouba WPG y 19.4 270 262 9
262 Nicolas Petan WPG   19.3 327 320 65
263 Cody Eakin DAL   19.3 249 237 -14
264 Teemu Pulkkinen MIN   19.2 272 251 8
265 Denis Malgin FLA   19.2 NR NR NEW
266 Tyler Motte CHI   19.1 204 203 -62
267 Danton Heinen BOS   19.0 273 265 6
268 Sven Andrighetto MON   19.0 274 258 6
269 Jori Lehtera STL   18.9 275 229 6
270 Connor Brown TOR   18.8 288 277 18
271 Anton Stralman TBL y 18.8 232 216 -39
272 Noah Hanifin CAR y 18.7 253 374 -19
273 Brett Ritchie DAL   18.5 279 270 6
274 Lee Stempniak CAR   18.5 241 380 -33
275 Alex Tuch MIN   18.4 281 272 6
276 Ty Rattie STL   18.3 284 263 8
277 Pavel Buchnevich NYR   18.3 285 287 8
278 Matt Dumba MIN y 18.1 261 254 -17
279 Charles Hudon MON   18.0 287 275 8
280 Drake Caggiula EDM   17.7 290 328 10
281 Jared McCann FLA   17.6 256 247 -25
282 Lawson Crouse ARI   17.4 291 282 9
283 Devin Shore DAL   17.4 283 283 0
284 Francis Perron OTT   17.3 294 285 10
285 Alexander Nylander BUF   17.3 295 286 10
286 Colin White OTT   17.3 296 288 10
287 Nick Schmaltz CHI   17.3 297 289 10
288 Brock Boeser VAN   17.1 299 295 11
289 Jake Virtanen VAN   17.1 300 276 11
290 Alan Quine NYI   16.9 301 291 11
291 Frank Vatrano BOS   16.8 289 279 -2
292 Jiri Hudler DAL   16.8 160 138 -132
293 Austin Czarnik BOS   16.7 NR NR NEW
294 Riley Barber WAS   16.6 305 294 11
295 Kalle Kossila ANA   16.4 306 296 11
296 Chris Tierney SJS   16.4 308 213 12
297 Mike Matheson FLA y 16.4 262 266 -35
298 Daniel Carr MON   16.3 309 298 11
299 Kerby Rychel TOR   16.2 293 257 -6
300 Reid Boucher NJD   16.2 303 292 3
               
               
Dec Player Team DEF? Rating Nov Oct Change
234 Michael Grabner NYR   22.8 500 508 266
210 Viktor Arvidsson NSH   26.5 414 NR 204
400 Patrick Eaves DAL   10.8 571 571 171
224 Travis Zajac NJD   23.8 391 448 167
308 Alec Martinez LAK y 15.8 451 512 143
202 Mike Cammalleri NJD   29.0 333 184 131
383 Antoine Roussel DAL   11.6 488 481 105
311 Nic Dowd LAK   15.7 409 NR 98
236 Sam Gagner CBJ   22.7 316 414 80
               
Dec Player Team DEF? Rating Nov Oct Change
518 Henrik Samuelsson ARI   2.8 358 342 -160
401 Peter Holland TOR   10.5 250 238 -151
292 Jiri Hudler DAL   16.8 160 138 -132
324 Teddy Purcell LAK   15.1 195 194 -129
398 Marc-Edouard Vlasic SJS y 10.9 277 241 -121
412 Mattias Ekholm NSH y 9.1 292 243 -120
357 Ivan Provorov PHI y 13.0 239 361 -118
514 Matt Moulson BUF   2.9 399 549 -115
               
Dec Player Team DEF? Rating Nov Oct Change
265 Denis Malgin FLA   19.2 NR NR NEW
293 Austin Czarnik BOS   16.7 NR NR NEW
423 Brady Skjei NYR y 8.3 NR NR NEW
554 Brandon Carlo BOS y 0.6 NR NR NEW

 

 

 

  • chad

    Too low for Stamkos

    • Dobber

      He was propped up by St. Louis. And this year, it was looking like he was regaining his stature (thanks to being propped up by Kucherov) when he was injured. Again. And that injury seals it – he’s a Band-Aid Boy and shouldn’t be counted on for more than 70 games next season (until he shows different).

  • MasterMind

    If this a “Points“ only keeper league list Ovechkin should not be ahead of some of the players he is ahead of. Your not weighting in goals but yet Ovechkin is 6th on this list.

    • Dobber

      Only about 5 players in the league can get 120 points. Ovechkin is one of them.

    • Dobber

      Further to this – I just traded Ovechkin in my keeper league. I got Taylor Hall, Justin Schultz and 12 (!!!) draft picks for him. Poolies really value what he is capable of, not just what he’s been doing.

  • Onthecoast

    Huge drop off for Bobby Ryan, he was probably overrated before. I’ve been debating dropping him. Is he on the way out for fantasy relevance?

    • Chris Liggio

      yes 29 and too slow for today’s NHL

  • Cory

    What a weird picture.

    That’s the two best hockey players in the entire world battling for the puck, and the people in the front rows seem to be focused on other things.

    • Chris Liggio

      you ever take the time to look at how many people are on their phones at games it will make you sick to your stomach.

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