Top 50 Fantasy Prospect Defensemen – March 2017

by Dobber on March 17, 2017 | (11 Comments)

The Top 50 prospect defensemen to own in fantasy hockey, March edition.

 

This month I did a full and thorough audit, as I do every four or five months. The list takes into account upside, likelihood, wait time, team depth, and organizational status. This month's graduates can be found at the bottom...

 

You can check out the Top 200 prospect forwards (posted yesterday) right here. As always, ratings within plus or minus 5.0 are considered equal value and at that point would depend on your needs, your mood, and your 'gut'.

 

Mar 10 Prospect Team age type Feb 10 Jan 10
1 Shea Theodore ANA d 63.0 1 1
2 Thomas Chabot OTT d 61.7 8 8
3 Mike Matheson FLA d 61.2 2 2
4 Julius Honka DAL d 60.4 4 4
5 Mikhail Sergachev MON d 60.3 5 5
6 Anthony DeAngelo ARI d 59.1 7 7
7 Ryan Pulock NYI d 58.3 6 6
8 Brandon Montour ANA d 57.2 16 15
9 Connor Carrick TOR d 57.1 9 9
10 Esa Lindell DAL d 56.4 11 21
11 Jakob Chychrun ARI d 56.3 12 12
12 Joshua Morrissey WPG d 56.2 14 11
13 Madison Bowey WAS d 56.1 13 13
14 Travis Sanheim PHI d 55.6 17 17
15 Gustav Forsling CHI d 54.6 10 10
16 Olli Juolevi VAN d 53.7 18 18
17 Derrick Pouliot PIT d 51.7 20 20
18 Ryan Graves NYR d 51.2 15 14
19 Charlie McAvoy BOS d 50.2 30 31
20 Troy Stecher VAN d 50.0 22 26
21 Slater Koekkoek TBL d 49.1 21 22
22 Jacob Larsson ANA d 48.7 24 25
23 Noah Juulsen MON d 48.7 31 29
24 Jake Walman STL d 48.3 25 27
25 Mike Reilly MIN d 47.7 28 23
26 Jordan Schmaltz STL d 47.7 29 30
27 Oliver Kylington CGY d 47.6 40 41
28 Joe Morrow BOS d 46.8 33 34
29 Jakub Zboril BOS d 46.0 32 33
30 Jeremy Roy SJS d 45.9 35 36
31 Jake Bean CAR d 45.7 37 38
32 Ryan Sproul DET d 45.3 39 40
33 Jordan Subban VAN d 45.2 23 24
34 Ville Pokka CHI d 44.6 27 28
35 Ethan Bear EDM d 44.6 41 42
36 Dennis Cholowski DET d 44.5 38 39
37 Will Butcher COL d 44.3 43 44
38 Chris Bigras COL d 44.0 44 45
39 Dante Fabbro NSH d 43.9 62 61
40 Philippe Myers PHI d 43.9 194 196
41 Parker Wotherspoon NYI d 43.8 47 48
42 Luc Snuggerud CHI d 43.6 131 132
43 Michal Kempny CHI d 43.5 48 49
44 Samuel Morin PHI d 43.5 61 43
45 Brendan Guhle BUF d 43.4 49 50
46 Adam Pelech NYI d 43.3 50 51
47 Kyle Wood ARI d 43.3 51 69
48 Rasmus Andersson CGY d 43.2 36 37
49 Samuel Girard NSH d 43.0 55 55
50 Mackenzie Weegar FLA d 42.9 97 99

 

This month's graduates:

Adam Clendening
Brandon Carlo
Colin Miller
Derek Forbort
Dylan DeMelo
Nikita Zaitsev
Philip Larsen
Xavier Ouellet

 

 

 

  • Jerry

    Where does McAvoy jump up to = 3? 2? 1?

  • Brad Phillips

    Curious to know where Toews and Djoos are on the list.

    • Dobber

      Toews is 51. Djoos is 71

      Keep in mind too, that the rating difference between 50th and 110th is 5.0 – practically equal value. Similar to the difference between 19th and 33rd for example. The best of the group stands tall with fewer peers…and then you have this large group of guys in the next group – and a bigger group of guys in the tier below that.

  • Mathieu

    Out of curiosity, where would you rank Dante Fabbro if he was owned by a team that actually needs a defenseman? Being a Predators, he stands at the end of a pretty long waiting line, but say we put that aside…

    • Dobber

      On another team he’d sit around 20th right now I’m guessing

  • Geoffrey Yas Guthe

    Curious about when Adam Fox will get recognized

    • Dobber

      He’s on the cusp – I have him 58th, 3.5 years away

  • SB M

    I don’t really understand why this site remains so high on Matheson. He seems like a candidate to be a solid player but never really post the kind of point totals that make a defenceman a difference maker for fantasy. Aren’t guys like Pulock and DeAngelo much more likely to become fantasy relevant?

    • Dobber

      He’ll be good. Last year at the Worlds he led Canada D in scoring. This year as a 30-pt guy with no PP time is impressive.
      DeAngelo a wild card, but is rated equal on this list – remember that +/-5.0 rating points are considered equal value. Pulock too. Equal

      • SB M

        Thanks for your comment. The reminder on the +/- 5 thing is helpful so I don’t read too much into it. He’s not getting 30 points this year though, he’s at 15 pts thru 68 games. Maybe next year.

      • Dobber

        You’re right, I hadn’t checked in on him in a month or two, his pace has fallen off. I’m still not worried