Top 300 Keeper League Players – January 2017 Edition

by Dobber on January 3, 2017 | (9 Comments)

McDavid and Crosby continue to pull away from the pack, Kucherov creeping upward, Malkin returns to the Top 10...

 

These rankings are for points-only keeper leagues that don't count positions. If your league is different you can still use this list, but simply take that into consideration. It gives you an idea of their immediate and long-term production. But as always, a player's value in trade talks depends on your immediate needs. If you're gunning for first place you have less interest in Steven Stamkos than you would be if you were rebuilding for the future. If you're going for it here and now, then you'd value Sam Gagner's points a lot more than a team in the basement looking ahead to next year (when is current production rate is not as certain to continue). 

 

Check in tomorrow for the Top 100 defensemen.

 

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Jan Player Team DEF? Rating Dec Nov Change
1 Connor McDavid EDM   190.8 1 1 0
2 Sidney Crosby PIT   188.4 2 2 0
3 Patrick Kane CHI   153.4 3 3 0
4 Tyler Seguin DAL   149.3 5 7 1
5 Evgeni Malkin PIT   142.7 12 13 7
6 Vladimir Tarasenko STL   141.4 9 11 3
7 Jamie Benn DAL   138.9 4 4 -3
8 Nikita Kucherov TBL   134.8 10 14 2
9 Alex Ovechkin WAS   129.4 6 5 -3
10 John Tavares NYI   127.9 7 6 -3
11 Nicklas Backstrom WAS   127.0 8 8 -3
12 Artemi Panarin CHI   124.9 19 22 7
13 Phil Kessel PIT   121.2 17 26 4
14 Erik Karlsson OTT y 120.5 11 9 -3
15 Auston Matthews TOR   117.5 18 21 3
16 Mark Scheifele WPG   113.7 15 34 -1
17 Ryan Getzlaf ANA   113.4 16 15 -1
18 Brent Burns SJS y 113.1 30 30 12
19 Claude Giroux PHI   112.9 13 12 -6
20 Joe Pavelski SJS   111.0 21 20 1
21 Patrik Laine WPG   110.6 37 39 16
22 Jakub Voracek PHI   110.2 26 27 4
23 Johnny Gaudreau CGY   108.3 24 10 1
24 Leon Draisaitl EDM   107.5 41 43 17
25 Jack Eichel BUF   105.9 14 19 -11
26 Blake Wheeler WPG   102.7 20 18 -6
27 Evgeny Kuznetsov WAS   102.6 23 16 -4
28 Matt Duchene COL   102.0 25 23 -3
29 Cam Atkinson CBJ   99.7 54 91 25
30 Nikolaj Ehlers WPG   99.1 40 71 10
31 Corey Perry ANA   99.0 31 32 0
32 Steven Stamkos TBL   98.5 32 17 0
33 Ryan Johansen NSH   97.5 28 28 -5
34 Anze Kopitar LAK   97.1 29 25 -5
35 Nathan MacKinnon COL   96.6 27 29 -8
36 Taylor Hall NJD   95.4 22 24 -14
37 Mark Stone OTT   92.9 39 42 2
38 Alexander Wennberg CBJ   92.9 52 89 14
39 Mitch Marner TOR   90.3 70 85 31
40 Derek Stepan NYR   90.2 74 77 34
41 Nick Foligno CBJ   89.1 59 84 18
42 Max Pacioretty MON   89.0 44 44 2
43 Filip Forsberg NSH   88.5 34 33 -9
44 Aleksander Barkov FLA   88.1 38 41 -6
45 Brandon Saad CBJ   86.7 77 82 32
46 Alex Galchenyuk MON   86.4 33 35 -13
47 James van Riemsdyk TOR   85.1 50 55 3
48 Jordan Eberle EDM   84.8 35 36 -13
49 Mikael Granlund MIN   84.2 85 109 36
50 Alexander Radulov MON   81.6 45 49 -5
51 Joe Thornton SJS   81.5 43 37 -8
52 Brayden Schenn PHI   81.1 51 51 -1
53 Jonathan Drouin TBL   80.2 69 67 16
54 Logan Couture SJS   79.7 49 50 -5
55 Brad Marchand BOS   77.0 60 69 5
56 Mike Hoffman OTT   76.7 55 66 -1
57 Jeff Carter LAK   76.0 92 98 35
58 Ryan O'Reilly BUF   75.1 36 31 -22
59 Tyler Toffoli LAK   75.1 42 40 -17
60 Wayne Simmonds PHI   75.0 61 74 1
61 Sean Monahan CGY   74.7 47 38 -14
62 David Pastrnak BOS   74.2 84 130 22
63 Kyle Okposo BUF   74.0 46 45 -17
64 Kris Letang PIT y 73.8 65 56 1
65 Chris Kreider NYR   73.4 99 65 34
66 Jonathan Huberdeau FLA   73.0 56 57 -10
67 Jeff Skinner CAR   72.5 58 95 -9
68 Charlie Coyle MIN   72.2 112 117 44
69 Rickard Rakell ANA   72.0 83 144 14
70 Mats Zuccarello NYR   71.6 91 90 21
71 Tyler Johnson TBL   71.5 57 58 -14
72 Robby Fabbri STL   70.3 106 88 34
73 Sam Bennett CGY   69.9 63 60 -10
74 Milan Lucic EDM   69.8 72 70 -2
75 J.T. Miller NYR   69.8 78 81 3
76 Kyle Turris OTT   69.6 80 68 4
77 Victor Hedman TBL y 69.2 108 119 31
78 Nazem Kadri TOR   69.1 68 75 -10
79 Sam Reinhart BUF   69.0 81 86 2
80 Jonathan Toews CHI   67.8 53 46 -27
81 Eric Staal MIN   67.8 132 150 51
82 Jonathan Marchessault FLA   67.0 76 106 -6
83 Kevin Hayes NYR   66.8 115 116 32
84 Patric Hornqvist PIT   66.7 75 76 -9
85 Marcus Johansson WAS   66.6 86 87 1
86 Ryan Nugent-Hopkins EDM   65.8 71 62 -15
87 P.K. Subban NSH y 65.5 48 47 -39
88 Kevin Shattenkirk STL y 64.9 88 93 0
89 Nino Niederreiter MIN   64.5 97 113 8
90 Victor Rask CAR   64.3 90 100 0
91 Gabriel Landeskog COL   63.8 67 48 -24
92 Teuvo Teravainen  CAR   63.1 95 104 3
93 William Nylander TOR   61.5 114 118 21
94 Jaden Schwartz STL   61.2 62 64 -32
95 Oliver Ekman-Larsson ARI y 60.5 82 54 -13
96 Bo Horvat VAN   60.5 105 142 9
97 Dustin Byfuglien WPG y 59.3 103 101 6
98 Roman Josi NSH y 58.9 73 63 -25
99 Sam Gagner CBJ   58.7 236 316 137
100 Artem Anisimov CHI   58.4 116 147 16
101 Jason Spezza DAL   58.3 121 83 20
102 Ryan Kesler ANA   58.1 156 197 54
103 T.J. Oshie WAS   58.0 102 110 -1
104 Henrik Zetterberg DET   57.9 142 173 38
105 Brendan Gallagher MON   57.6 94 105 -11
106 John Klingberg DAL y 57.6 79 53 -27
107 John Carlson WAS y 57.5 110 102 3
108 Ondrej Palat TBL   57.5 89 79 -19
109 Drew Doughty LAK y 57.2 107 97 -2
110 Vincent Trocheck FLA   57.0 93 94 -17
111 Daniel Sedin VAN   57.0 100 92 -11
112 Henrik Sedin VAN   57.0 101 103 -11
113 Jakob Silfverberg ANA   55.8 126 143 13
114 Mika Zibanejad NYR   55.5 98 78 -16
115 Duncan Keith CHI y 54.9 134 140 19
116 Jesse Puljujarvi EDM   54.7 113 107 -3
117 Gustav Nyquist DET   54.2 64 59 -53
118 James Neal NSH   53.5 122 126 4
119 Rick Nash NYR   53.0 87 80 -32
120 Shea Weber MON y 52.4 118 121 -2
121 Anthony Mantha DET   52.4 209 234 88
122 Max Domi ARI   52.3 66 72 -56
123 Conor Sheary PIT   52.2 258 280 135
124 Zach Werenski CBJ y 51.3 154 207 30
125 Derick Brassard OTT   51.3 111 73 -14
126 Zach Parise MIN   51.0 120 112 -6
127 Keith Yandle FLA y 50.2 104 108 -23
128 Kyle Palmieri NJD   50.1 123 124 -5
129 Dylan Larkin DET   50.0 117 99 -12
130 Andre Burakovsky WAS   49.9 109 111 -21
131 Tomas Tatar DET   49.6 128 96 -3
132 David Krejci BOS   48.4 127 131 -5
133 Dougie Hamilton CGY y 48.4 138 135 5
134 Bobby Ryan OTT   48.2 119 52 -15
135 Bryan Little WPG   48.1 136 141 1
136 Tyson Barrie COL y 47.8 130 123 -6
137 Alex Killorn TBL   46.1 140 149 3
138 Adam Henrique NJD   45.9 143 137 5
139 Jimmy Vesey NYR   45.9 125 129 -14
140 Alexander Steen STL   45.3 160 170 20
141 Vladislav Namestnikov TBL   45.3 135 136 -6
142 Ryan Strome NYI   45.2 133 122 -9
143 Morgan Rielly TOR y 45.0 145 152 2
144 Ryan Spooner BOS   44.9 148 133 4
145 Rasmus Ristolainen BUF y 44.5 166 166 21
146 Tyler Bozak TOR   44.5 151 200 5
147 Seth Jones CBJ y 44.3 167 167 20
148 Viktor Arvidsson NSH   43.6 210 414 62
149 Tanner Pearson LAK   42.5 150 161 1
150 Sebastian Aho CAR   41.8 155 165 5
151 Shayne Gostisbehere PHI y 41.6 149 134 -2
152 Brock Nelson NYI   41.4 168 174 16
153 Patrice Bergeron BOS   41.0 96 61 -57
154 Ryan McDonagh NYR y 40.7 189 189 35
155 Thomas Vanek DET   40.7 164 181 9
156 Ryan Suter MIN y 39.8 158 168 2
157 Alex Pietrangelo STL y 39.5 161 171 4
158 Matthew Tkachuk CGY   39.4 229 276 71
159 Elias Lindholm CAR   39.1 141 148 -18
160 Sven Bärtschi VAN   38.7 188 196 28
161 Mikko Koivu MIN   38.5 197 154 36
162 Jason Zucker MIN   38.2 222 236 60
163 Travis Konecny PHI   38.0 195 209 32
164 Valtteri Filppula TBL   37.7 174 223 10
165 Boone Jenner CBJ   37.4 159 153 -6
166 Scott Hartnell CBJ   37.2 185 192 19
167 Tomas Hertl SJS   37.2 152 138 -15
168 Christian Dvorak ARI   36.5 173 185 5
169 Justin Faulk CAR y 36.2 163 151 -6
170 Cam Fowler ANA y 36.0 186 202 16
171 Mikko Rantanen COL   35.9 187 248 16
172 Evander Kane BUF   35.4 181 186 9
173 Nick Bonino PIT   35.3 169 172 -4
174 Jake Gardiner TOR y 34.3 232 216 58
175 Colin Wilson NSH   34.1 177 182 2
176 Loui Eriksson VAN   33.7 146 125 -30
177 Justin Schultz PIT y 33.5 370 375 193
178 Pierre-Luc Dubois CBJ   32.5 180 188 2
179 Dylan Strome ARI   32.4 192 177 13
180 Radim Vrbata ARI   32.4 193 198 13
181 Mikael Backlund CGY   32.3 249 252 68
182 Frans Nielsen DET   32.1 184 158 2
183 Sean Couturier PHI   32.1 139 120 -44
184 Ryan Dzingel OTT   32.0 227 230 43
185 Josh Bailey NYI   31.5 218 227 33
186 Anders Lee NYI   31.2 205 162 19
187 David Backes BOS   31.0 144 127 -43
188 Paul Stastny STL   30.6 129 132 -59
189 Jean-Gabriel Pageau OTT   30.5 170 164 -19
190 Michael Frolik CGY   30.4 203 206 13
191 Tomas Plekanec MON   30.3 179 145 -12
192 Reilly Smith FLA   30.3 157 159 -35
193 Carl Soderberg COL   30.0 124 114 -69
194 David Perron STL   29.8 165 187 -29
195 Marian Hossa CHI   29.7 199 212 4
196 Torey Krug BOS y 29.5 235 240 39
197 Sami Vatanen ANA y 29.5 182 178 -15
198 Mark Giordano CGY y 29.1 171 139 -27
199 Martin Hanzal ARI   29.0 201 193 2
200 Anthony Duclair ARI   28.3 176 176 -24
201 Nick Bjugstad FLA   28.2 131 128 -70
202 Brent Seabrook CHI y 27.7 212 237 10
203 Curtis Lazar OTT   27.7 200 194 -3
204 Aaron Ekblad FLA y 27.1 147 155 -57
205 Paul Byron MON   26.9 NR NR NEW
206 Mike Cammalleri NJD   26.6 202 333 -4
207 Mikhail Grigorenko COL   26.5 207 221 0
208 Brayden Point TBL   26.2 204 263 -4
209 Mathew Barzal NYI   25.9 213 217 4
210 Andrew Ladd NYI   25.9 137 115 -73
211 Oliver Bjorkstrand CBJ   25.8 215 208 4
212 Nick Leddy NYI y 25.5 191 191 -21
213 Damon Severson NJD y 25.3 196 203 -17
214 Nail Yakupov STL   25.1 175 163 -39
215 Kyle Connor WPG   25.1 221 215 6
216 Connor Brown TOR   24.9 270 288 54
217 Alec Martinez LAK y 24.4 308 451 91
218 Travis Zajac NJD   24.0 224 391 6
219 Andreas Athanasiou DET   23.8 225 231 6
220 Mike Ribeiro NSH   23.6 220 213 0
221 Shane Prince NYI   23.4 228 233 7
222 Colton Parayko STL y 23.2 214 238 -8
223 Jordan Staal CAR   23.2 223 228 0
224 Michael Grabner NYR   22.8 234 500 10
225 Jake Guentzel PIT   22.6 244 260 19
226 Kevin Fiala NSH   22.5 237 244 11
227 Patrick Maroon EDM   22.5 256 264 29
228 Tyler Ennis BUF   22.5 238 175 10
229 Nick Ritchie ANA   22.3 247 254 18
230 Ryan Ellis NSH y 22.3 211 219 -19
231 Zach Hyman TOR   21.7 342 352 111
232 Adam Lowry WPG   21.2 219 220 -13
233 Nikolay Goldobin SJS   21.1 250 257 17
234 Mathieu Perreault WPG   21.1 183 157 -51
235 Troy Brouwer CGY   21.0 206 199 -29
236 Joonas Donskoi SJS   21.0 198 184 -38
237 Clayton Keller ARI   21.0 251 258 14
238 Jakub Vrana WAS   20.7 254 259 16
239 Joel Eriksson Ek MIN   20.7 194 190 -45
240 Kevin Labanc SJS   20.7 255 304 15
241 Brandon Dubinsky CBJ   20.0 253 214 12
242 Bryan Rust PIT   20.0 505 508 263
243 Valeri Nichushkin DAL   19.9 246 229 3
244 Artturi Lehkonen MON   19.9 257 265 13
245 Pavel Zacha NJD   19.8 190 180 -55
246 Chris Kunitz PIT   19.7 240 246 -6
247 Timo Meier SJS   19.6 259 266 12
248 Matt Dumba MIN y 19.6 278 261 30
249 Brandon Sutter VAN   19.5 241 302 -8
250 Jason Pominville MIN   19.4 178 183 -72
251 Nicolas Petan WPG   19.3 262 327 11
252 Sven Andrighetto MON   19.0 268 274 16
253 Jacob Trouba WPG y 18.7 261 270 8
254 Noah Hanifin CAR y 18.7 272 253 18
255 Tobias Rieder ARI   18.5 239 245 -16
256 Brett Ritchie DAL   18.5 273 279 17
257 Drake Caggiula EDM   18.5 280 290 23
258 Alex Tuch MIN   18.4 275 281 17
259 Devin Shore DAL   18.4 283 283 24
260 Pavel Buchnevich NYR   18.3 277 285 17
261 Erik Haula MIN   18.2 217 218 -44
262 Denis Malgin FLA   18.2 265 NR 3
263 Tyler Motte CHI   18.1 266 204 3
264 Charles Hudon MON   18.0 279 287 15
265 Frank Vatrano BOS   17.8 291 289 26
266 TJ Brodie CGY y 17.7 243 226 -23
267 Kris Versteeg CGY   17.6 396 396 129
268 Lawson Crouse ARI   17.4 282 291 14
269 Francis Perron OTT   17.3 284 294 15
270 Colin White OTT   17.3 286 296 16
271 Nick Schmaltz CHI   17.3 287 297 16
272 Dmitry Orlov WAS y 17.2 380 383 108
273 Brock Boeser VAN   17.1 288 299 15
274 Matt Niskanen WAS y 16.8 306 298 32
275 Austin Czarnik BOS   16.7 293 NR 18
276 Sonny Milano CBJ   16.6 248 255 -28
277 Jared McCann FLA   16.6 281 256 4
278 Mike Green DET y 16.5 230 235 -48
279 William Karlsson CBJ   16.5 231 268 -48
280 Alexander Nylander BUF   16.0 285 295 5
281 Danton Heinen BOS   16.0 267 273 -14
282 Hudson Fasching BUF   15.8 303 313 21
283 Hunter Shinkaruk CGY   15.8 309 320 26
284 Jayce Hawryluk FLA   15.8 304 314 20
285 Brendan Leipsic TOR   15.7 312 322 27
286 Michael Dal Colle NYI   15.6 302 312 16
287 Brendan Perlini ARI   15.6 313 323 26
288 J.T. Compher COL   15.4 316 326 28
289 Ivan Provorov PHI y 15.4 357 239 68
290 Ivan Barbashev STL   15.3 319 330 29
291 Justin Williams WAS   15.2 336 224 45
292 Alan Quine NYI   15.2 290 301 -2
293 Evgeny Svechnikov DET   15.2 322 334 29
294 Anton Rodin VAN   15.1 301 311 7
295 Jaromir Jagr FLA   15.0 317 328 22
296 Anthony Beauvillier NYI   14.8 332 343 36
297 Nick Cousins PHI   14.6 335 286 38
298 Richard Panik CHI   14.5 208 211 -90
299 Chris Tierney SJS   14.4 296 308 -3
300 Rocco Grimaldi COL   14.4 337 348 37
               
               
Jan Player Team DEF? Rating Dec Nov Change
242 Bryan Rust PIT   20.0 505 508 263
329 Nick Holden NYR y 13.0 535 563 206
177 Justin Schultz PIT y 33.5 370 375 193
359 Jared Spurgeon MIN y 11.4 497 471 138
99 Sam Gagner CBJ   58.7 236 316 137
123 Conor Sheary PIT   52.2 258 280 135
267 Kris Versteeg CGY   17.6 396 396 129
318 Andrej Sekera EDM y 13.8 433 433 115
231 Zach Hyman TOR   21.7 342 352 111
               
Jan Player Team DEF? Rating Dec Nov Change
475 Patrick Sharp DAL   4.5 216 179 -259
371 Jussi Jokinen FLA   10.4 153 156 -218
463 Teemu Pulkkinen MIN   4.9 264 272 -199
517 Teddy Purcell LAK   2.8 324 195 -193
469 Daniel Carr MON   4.7 298 309 -171
459 Jake Virtanen VAN   5.2 289 300 -170
339 Craig Smith NSH   12.2 172 169 -167
376 Benoit Pouliot EDM   9.9 226 201 -150
               
Jan Player Team DEF? Rating Dec Nov Change
205 Paul Byron MON   26.9 NR NR NEW
403 Derek Ryan CAR   8.2 NR NR NEW
477 Brad Hunt STL y 4.4 NR NR NEW
490 Troy Stecher VAN y 4.0 NR NR NEW
532 Vinnie Hinostroza CHI   2.0 NR NR NEW

 

 

 

  • matt

    So I’m in a 16 team league with 6 keepers each, who would you keep of the following?

    Koivu
    Draisaitl
    Mantha
    Tarasenko
    Forsberg
    Hornqvist
    Werenski
    Ekman-Larsson
    Kuznetsov
    O’Reilly
    Subban
    Laine

    Allen
    Vasilevskiy

    I’m looking to deal for some picks for next year.

    • Dobber

      Draisaitl, Tarasenko, Werenski, OEL, Kuznetsov, Laine.

      Use Subban and Vas as a package to acquire a proven goalie. Use Forsberg and Allen to land draft picks

  • Triscuit_and_cheese

    You think Kuznetsov will really live up to what he did last year? My keeper league only has 12 teams with 5 keeper slots and I am really torn about what to do with Kuznetsov. The guys on my roster that I am considering are:

    Benn
    Seguin
    Scheifele
    Voracek
    Barkov

    Kuznetsov
    Ehlers

  • jerrodedson99

    Ristolainen gets no respect at 145….He’s 22 years old, quarterbacks an up-and-coming PP, solid in SOG and hits…He’s my locked-in keeper D for years to come.

    • Dobber

      You truly believe that’s no respect? Ranked 20th among D? Let me ask you something – will he ever get 65 points? So, in a points-only league where positions don’t matter, can a defenseman who will never get 65 points compete with 200 forwards who possibly could?

      • jerrodedson99

        I think approaching 65pts isn’t impossible in the near future. Especially once Eichel and Reinhart mature. In 2-3 years he could be in the discussion for top-five D-men. He’s already got 25pts in 36 games this year, which, if he continues, will put him in the 50pt range already. 65 ain’t that far off. (Positions count in my pool so I’m coming in from that perspective.)

      • jerrodedson99

        Also, in a non-position pool, he still gets a ton of shots, PP, and hits; he’s the complete package. So, in my mind, he should be placed among (and above many) of the 200 other players. But in a pts only pool I see your point.

      • Dobber

        I think you might be right, I adjusted his upside a little and adjusted his 3YP some more. But it only moves him to 130 and maybe three more spots on the D list. Basically because Buffalo sucks this year, the team isn’t scoring, and next year may be more of the same. So he won’t bear fruit for two years. If they were doing it now, then he’d be Top 10 D. But they’aren’t.

      • jerrodedson99

        Good point. Thanks for chatting. I love your site.