NHL.com’s fantasy hockey top 50 defenseman rankings are based on past production and expectations for the rest of the 2019-20 season in standard leagues.

NHL.com’s fantasy hockey top 50 defenseman rankings are based on past production and expectations for the rest of the 2019-20 season in standard leagues.

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TOP 50 DEFENSEMAN RANKINGS
Standard fantasy categories include goals, assists, plus/minus, power-play points, shots on goal and hits for skaters. Value has been quantified based on factors including but not limited to past production, projected line combinations, power-play usage, injury history, sleeper upside, anticipated regression or bounce-back candidacy, age and contract status (current unrestricted and restricted free agents listed below). Potential 2020 UFAs (*) and RFAs (**) are noted.
1. John Carlson, WSH (SAME)2. Roman Josi, NSH (SAME)3. Alex Pietrangelo, STL* (SAME)4. Victor Hedman, TBL (+1)5. Cale Makar, COL (-1)6. Kris Letang, PIT (SAME)7. Quinn Hughes, VAN (SAME)8. Torey Krug, BOS* (SAME)9. Shea Theodore, VGK (+3)10. Zach Werenski, CBJ (SAME)11. Keith Yandle, FLA (SAME)12. Tyson Barrie, TOR* (-3)13. Rasmus Dahlin, BUF (SAME)14. Shea Weber, MTL (NEW – INJ.)15. Neal Pionk, WPG (SAME)16. Ryan Ellis, NSH (DTD
)17. Brent Burns, SJS (+2)18. Mark Giordano, CGY (DTD
)19. Jeff Petry, MTL (-2)20. John Klingberg, DAL (-2)21. Tony DeAngelo, NYR** (DTD
)22. Charlie McAvoy, BOS (+11)23. Jaccob Slavin, CAR (-1)24. Miro Heiskanen, DAL (+3)25. Mikhail Sergachev, TBL** (SAME)26. Ivan Provorov, PHI (+4)27. Mattias Ekholm, NSH (-1)28. Thomas Chabot, OTT (+3)29. Ryan Graves, COL (-1)30. Jacob Trouba, NYR (-1)31. Matt Niskanen, PHI (+11)32. Jakob Chychrun, ARI (+12)33. Alexander Edler, VAN (+4)34. Aaron Ekblad, FLA (+2)35. Ryan Suter, MIN (-11)36. Oliver Ekman-Larsson, ARI (-4)37. Adam Fox, NYR (-2)38. Darnell Nurse, EDM (+3)39. Rasmus Ristolainen, BUF (-1)40. Nate Schmidt, VGK (+8)41. Jake Muzzin, TOR* (-2)42. Jared Spurgeon, MIN (-2)43. Damon Severson, NJD (SAME)44. Erik Gustafsson, CHI* (-10)45. Jake Gardiner, CAR (SAME)46. Alex Goligoski, ARI (NEW)47. Mike Matheson, FLA (DTD
)48. Drew Doughty, LAK (-2)49. Kevin Shattenkirk, TBL* (SAME)50. Rasmus Andersson, CGY (NEW)
Dropped out: Erik Karlsson, SJS (INJ.); Oscar Klefbom, EDM (INJ.); Nikita Zadorov, COL**
Just missed: Ryan Pulock, NYI**; Hampus Lindholm, ANA; Cam Fowler, ANA; Vince Dunn, STL; Jonas Brodin, MIN
Key injuries: Dougie Hamilton, CAR; Morgan Rielly, TOR

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