Top 50 Fantasy Prospect Defensemen – October 2017

by Dobber on October 12, 2017 | (20 Comments)

Here are the Top 50 prospect defensemen to own in your fantasy hockey keeper league - October edition.

 

See the Top 200 fantasy prospect forwards here. Remember - prospects +/- 5.0 ratings points of each other are considered equal and at that point are a matter of personal preference and/or team need.

 

Click any player name to be taken to our scouting report on him - from a fantasy hockey standpoint.

 

Oct 10 Prospect Team age type Jul 10 Jun 10
1 Shea Theodore VGK d 69.6 1 1
2 Brandon Montour ANA d 69.5 3 3
3 Mikhail Sergachev TBL d 64.0 6 5
4 Charlie McAvoy BOS d 62.1 5 6
5 Miro Heiskanen DAL d 62.1 8 NR
6 Anthony DeAngelo NYR d 61.4 2 2
7 Thomas Chabot OTT d 61.3 4 4
8 Julius Honka DAL d 60.9 7 7
9 Timothy Liljegren TOR d 60.6 10 NR
10 Erik Brannstrom VGK d 60.4 9 NR
11 Ryan Pulock NYI d 59.1 11 8
12 Jakob Chychrun ARI d 56.8 12 9
13 Travis Sanheim PHI d 56.6 15 11
14 Madison Bowey WAS d 56.4 13 10
15 Victor Mete MON d 56.3 98 87
16 Will Butcher NJD d 55.9 19 14
17 Cale Makar COL d 55.4 14 NR
18 Olli Juolevi VAN d 55.0 16 12
19 Gustav Forsling CHI d 54.7 17 13
20 Jake Walman STL d 53.4 18 15
21 Dante Fabbro NSH d 53.1 20 17
22 Vince Dunn STL d 52.9 40 34
23 Derrick Pouliot VAN d 52.7 21 16
24 Jan Rutta CHI d 51.0 NR NR
25 Brendan Guhle BUF d 50.9 22 18
26 Jordan Schmaltz STL d 50.4 23 20
27 Noah Juulsen MON d 50.2 24 21
28 Rasmus Andersson CGY d 49.5 25 23
29 Jeremy Roy SJS d 49.0 28 24
30 Oliver Kylington CGY d 48.5 29 26
31 Samuel Girard NSH d 48.4 52 42
32 Juuso Valimaki CGY d 48.4 30 NR
33 Ryan Graves NYR d 48.3 26 19
34 Jacob Larsson ANA d 47.9 31 25
35 Jake Bean CAR d 47.7 32 27
36 Gabriel Carlsson CBJ d 46.8 42 56
37 Ryan Sproul DET d 46.6 27 22
38 Slater Koekkoek TBL d 46.5 33 28
39 Jakub Zboril BOS d 46.4 34 29
40 Dennis Cholowski DET d 45.3 44 36
41 Kyle Wood ARI d 45.3 35 31
42 Jordan Subban VAN d 45.2 36 30
43 Vili Saarijarvi DET d 44.7 54 44
44 Ethan Bear EDM d 44.6 37 32
45 Pierre-Olivier Joseph ARI d 44.5 38 NR
46 Sean Day NYR d 44.2 68 59
47 Nicolas Hague VGK d 44.2 39 NR
48 Travis Dermott TOR d 44.0 61 52
49 Philippe Myers PHI d 43.9 43 35
50 Samuel Morin PHI d 43.5 45 37

 

 

 

  • Jon hill

    You have Butcher #16 here, but #40 in top keeper defensemen. Odd, considering you have Mete #15 here and #100 in top keeper defensemen.

    • Dobber

      One list is a month old. The other list is a week old. But the two lists factor different things, too.

  • seb

    Who would you say has a better upside Girard or Forsling (not including wait time)

    • Dobber

      Girard more upside

  • Geoffrey Yas Guthe

    Cal Foote has been off to a fast start. Definitely could argue he is better than most of the guys ranked 30-50

    • Dobber

      59th. Reminds me of Haydn Fleury. D-first. Maybe I remember his father too much

  • Okayposo

    Where does Tim Heed rank?

    • Dobber

      74th

  • keenweezy14

    Seeing Sproul as the highest ranked Detroit defense prospect is a little surprising. I would have thought Hicketts and Hronek would be the two highest based on their age and expected usage in Grand Rapids.

    • Dobber

      Hicketts, Chowlowski, Hronek and even Saarijarvi are moving up the charts quickly and Sproul is freefalling. Trend points to all four passing Sproul if he doesn’t get it together by midseason

  • cheese_cake

    Hey, I’m still new to the prospect rankings. What do the players’ scores actually translates to? Thanks!

    • Dobber

      Nothing. Just my own number. Compare them relative to each other.

      • cheese_cake

        Damn that made me chuckle hard from surprise hahaha. Fair enough, then what is considered in making those rankings? Is it a linear scale (can we say that, according to your ranking, having Theodore is close to two times better in most fantasy leagues than having Morin)?
        I’m trying to see what I can make of those rankings 🙂

      • Dobber

        I don’t think it can be quantified that way, I would just say this guy is better than that guy unless they are within 5.0 of each other. I use NHL certainty, wait time and upside

      • cheese_cake

        Thank you!

  • NikW71

    Any reason why Djoos not on the list or just an oversight?

    • NHLGodfather

      I was thinking the same thing.

    • Dobber

      The reason is that he ranked 56th, and using the +/- 5.0 rating points rule that ranks him between 34th and 100th.
      The rankings were done on Tuesday and posted Wed/Thurs. So as of Tuesday, here was a guy who was a healthy scratch three straight games.

      So of course, the day after he has a two-point debut, I suppose I can expect these questions!
      A strong month would certainly move him up.

      • NikW71

        Not criticizing, just curious. Thanks for the reply.

      • Dobber

        Nah, it’s the ‘rule of rankings’ – as soon as I finish them, a player who is low goes out and has a five point game or something. Happens all the time!