2018-2019 Fantasy Sports Rankings, Projections & News

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Stanley Cup Playoffs fantasy picks


NHL.com identifies daily fantasy hockey picks throughout the 2019 Stanley Cup Playoffs. Follow this page prior to and after video games for news, lineup patterns and injury ramifications for FanDuel DFS contests. For more fantasy coverage, check outNHL.com/ Dream

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CENTERS

Auston Matthews, TOR–The Toronto Maple Leafs center deserves spending up for against the Boston Bruins in Video Game 5 of the preliminary with 4 points (3 goals, one assist) and 11 shots on goal in his previous 2 video games. He’s skating on the 2nd line with wingsAndreas JohnssonandKasperi Kapanenat even strength and the leading power play withJohn Tavares,Mitchell Marnerand defensemanMorgan Rielly

Charlie Coyle, BOS–The Bruins center has three points (2 objectives, one assist) in the past three games skating on the 3rd line with mostly forwardsDanton HeinenandDavid BackesCoyle played 18: 57 in Game 4 and has multiple SOG in 3 of the four games this series (total of nine SOG). Coyle is worth rostering as a worth play in FanDuel DFS contests versus the Maple Leafs, who will be without third line centerNazem Kadrifor the rest of the preliminary.

WING

Mikko Rantanen, COL–The Colorado Avalanche right wing has three straight multipoint video games skating on the 2nd line at even strength and top power play with forwardsNathan MacKinnon,Gabriel Landeskog,Colin Wilsonand defensemanTyson BarrieRantanen leads Colorado with 6 points (3 goals, three helps) in 4 video games and has 16 SOG over the span.

DEFENSEMAN

Charlie McAvoy, BOS–The Bruins defenseman scored a goal and had a help in their 6-4 win versus the Maple Leafs in Game 4. McAvoy leads Boston skaters in ice time with 24: 17 per video game and brings important even-strength direct exposure to forwardsBrad Marchand,Patrice BergeronandDavid Pastrnak

GOALIE

Philipp Grubauer, COL–The Avalanche goalie has won three straight video games with a.942 conserve portion over the span and could get rid of the Flames in Game 5. The Avalanche have held elite left wingJohnny Gaudreauto one assist in four video games this series, which will be crucial to advancing to the 2nd round. Grubauer is 1-1 with a.926 SV%in 2 roadway video games this series.

INJURY NOTE

Avalanche defensemanSamuel Girardcould go back to the lineup in Video game 5 after missing the past 2 games with an upper-body injury.

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Fantasy rankings for 2019 Stanley Cup Playoffs


NHL.com has actually upgraded fantasy gamer rankings for standard Stanley Cup Playoff swimming pools counting points (goals, helps) for skaters and wins and shutouts for goalies. For more dream hockey protection, go toNHL.com/ Dream

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NOTES: These rankings take into consideration past routine season and playoff production, matches, possibility of a deep postseason run, lineup placement, power-play usage and goalie scenario. Whether you are able to make roster changes or are locked into your roster, utilize this list to keep an eye on modifications in worth and as a basis for your decision-making. Contract status notes have actually been consisted of (potential unlimited free agent: *; restricted: **). …DTDindicates gamer with day-to-day injury. These rankings are a collective effort by Pete Jensen and Rob Reese.

DREAM FORWARD RANKINGS FOR PLAYOFFS

1.Nikita Kucherov, RW, TBL
2.Alex Ovechkin, LW, WSH
3.Brad Marchand, LW, BOS
4.David Pastrnak, RW, BOS
5.Patrice Bergeron, C, BOS
6.Steven Stamkos, C/RW, TBL
7.Sidney Crosby, C, PIT
8.Johnny Gaudreau, LW, CGY
9.Brayden Point, C, TBL **
10Evgeni Malkin, C, PIT
11Evgeny Kuznetsov, C, WSH
12Sean Monahan, C, CGY
13Mitchell Marner, C/RW, TOR **
14Nathan MacKinnon, C, COL
15Auston Matthews, C, TOR
16Mikko Rantanen, RW, COL ** (DTD)
17Tyler Seguin, C, DAL
18Jake Guentzel, C/LW/RW, PIT
19John Tavares, C, TOR
20Blake Wheeler, C/RW, WPG
21Mark Scheifele, C, WPG
23Matthew Tkachuk, LW, CGY **
24Filip Forsberg, LW, NSH
25Vladimir Tarasenko, RW, STL
26Patrik Laine, LW/RW, WPG **
27Alexander Radulov, RW, DAL
28Nicklas Backstrom, C, WSH
29Phil Kessel, RW, PIT
30Jonathan Marchessault, C/LW, VGK
31Artemi Panarin, LW, CBJ *
32Sebastian Aho, C/LW/RW, AUTOMOBILE **
33Gabriel Landeskog, LW, COL
34Joe Pavelski, C/RW, SJS *
35Mark Stone, RW, VGK
36Elias Lindholm, C/RW, CGY
37Tomas Hertl, C/LW/RW, SJS
38Jamie Benn, C/LW, DAL
39Viktor Arvidsson, LW/RW, NSH
40Tom Wilson, RW, WSH
41Ryan O’Reilly, C, STL
42Logan Couture, C/LW, SJS
43T.J. Oshie, RW, WSH
44Reilly Smith, LW/RW, VGK
45William Karlsson, C/LW, VGK **
46Brayden Schenn, C/LW, STL
47Mathew Barzal, C, NYI
48Timo Meier, LW/RW, SJS ** (DTD)
49Teuvo Teravainen, LW/RW, AUTOMOBILE
50Max Pacioretty, LW, VGK
51Ryan Johansen, C, NSH
52Paul Stastny, C, VGK
53Evander Kane, LW, SJS
54Kyle Connor, LW, WPG **
55Camera Atkinson, RW, CBJ
56Patric Hornqvist, RW, PIT
57David Krejci, C, BOS
58Jake DeBrusk, LW/RW, BOS
59Matt Duchene, C, CBJ *
60Nino Niederreiter, LW/RW, Cars And Truck
61Anders Lee, LW, NYI *
62William Nylander, C/RW, TOR
63Mikael Granlund, C/LW/RW, NSH
64Nikolaj Ehlers, LW/RW, WPG
65Pierre-Luc Dubois, C/LW, CBJ
66Andrei Svechnikov, LW/RW, AUTOMOBILE
67Mats Zuccarello, RW, DAL *
68David Perron, LW/RW, STL
69Justin Williams, RW, VEHICLE *
70Tyler Johnson, C/LW/RW, TBL
71Yanni Gourde, C/LW/RW, TBL
72Jakub Vrana, LW/RW, WSH **
73Joe Thornton, C, SJS *
74Kevin Hayes, C, WPG *
75Gustav Nyquist, LW/RW, SJS *

FANTASY DEFENSEMAN RANKINGS FOR PLAYOFFS

1.Victor Hedman, TBL (DTD)
2.Mark Giordano, CGY
3.Brent Burns, SJS
4.Torey Krug, BOS
5.John Carlson, WSH
6.Erik Karlsson, SJS *
7.Kris Letang, PIT
8.Alex Pietrangelo, STL
9.Morgan Rielly, TOR
10Tyson Barrie, COL
11Dustin Byfuglien, WPG
12John Klingberg, DAL
13Roman Josi, NSH
14Charlie McAvoy, BOS **
15P.K. Subban, NSH
16Seth Jones, CBJ
17Dougie Hamilton, Cars And Truck
18Shea Theodore, VGK
19Mikhail Sergachev, TBL
20Ryan McDonagh, TBL
21Ryan Pulock, NYI
23Miro Heiskanen, DAL
24Jake Muzzin, TOR
25Mattias Ekholm, NSH
26Justin Schultz, PIT
27Vince Dunn, STL
28Josh Morrissey, WPG (DTD)
29Ryan Ellis, NSH
30Colton Parayko, STL
31Nate Schmidt, VGK
32Esa Lindell, DAL **
33Justin Faulk, VEHICLE
34Zach Werenski, CBJ **
35Noah Hanifin, CGY
36TJ Brodie, CGY
37Jake Gardiner, TOR *
38Samuel Girard, COL
39 Cale Makar, COL
40Erik Johnson, COL

FANTASY GOALIE RANKINGS FOR PLAYOFFS

1.Andrei Vasilevskiy, TBL
2.Marc-Andre Fleury, VGK
3.Tuukka Rask, BOS
4.Ben Bishop, DAL
5.Matt Murray, PIT
6.Braden Holtby, WSH
7.Jordan Binnington, STL **
8.Connor Hellebuyck, WPG
9.Pekka Rinne, NSH
10Frederik Andersen, TOR
11David Rittich, CGY **
12Martin Jones, SJS
13Sergei Bobrovsky, CBJ *
14Petr Mrazek, Cars And Truck *
15Philipp Grubauer, COL
16Robin Lehner, NYI *
17Thomas Greiss, NYI
18Jake Allen, STL
19Jaroslav Halak, BOS
20Mike Smith, CGY *

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Fantasy rankings for 2019 Stanley Cup Playoffs


NHL.com has upgraded fantasy player rankings for basic Stanley Cup Playoff swimming pools counting points (goals, helps) for skaters and wins and nothings for goalies. For more fantasy hockey coverage, visitNHL.com/ Fantasy

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NOTES: These rankings take into account previous regular season and playoff production, matchups, probability of a deep postseason run, lineup positioning, power-play use and goalie circumstance. Whether you are able to make lineup changes or are locked into your roster, utilize this list to keep track of modifications in value and as a basis for your decision-making. Contract status notes have been included (potential unrestricted totally free agent: *; limited: **). …DTDsuggests player with everyday injury. These rankings are a collaborative effort by Pete Jensen and Rob Reese.

FANTASY FORWARD RANKINGS FOR PLAYOFFS

1.Nikita Kucherov, RW, TBL
2.Alex Ovechkin, LW, WSH
3.Brad Marchand, LW, BOS
4.David Pastrnak, RW, BOS
5.Patrice Bergeron, C, BOS
6.Steven Stamkos, C/RW, TBL
7.Sidney Crosby, C, PIT
8.Johnny Gaudreau, LW, CGY
9.Brayden Point, C, TBL **
10Evgeni Malkin, C, PIT
11Evgeny Kuznetsov, C, WSH
12Sean Monahan, C, CGY
13Mitchell Marner, C/RW, TOR **
14Nathan MacKinnon, C, COL
15Auston Matthews, C, TOR
16Mikko Rantanen, RW, COL ** (DTD)
17Tyler Seguin, C, DAL
18Jake Guentzel, C/LW/RW, PIT
19John Tavares, C, TOR
20Blake Wheeler, C/RW, WPG
21Mark Scheifele, C, WPG
23Matthew Tkachuk, LW, CGY **
24Filip Forsberg, LW, NSH
25Vladimir Tarasenko, RW, STL
26Patrik Laine, LW/RW, WPG **
27Alexander Radulov, RW, DAL
28Nicklas Backstrom, C, WSH
29Phil Kessel, RW, PIT
30Jonathan Marchessault, C/LW, VGK
31Artemi Panarin, LW, CBJ *
32Sebastian Aho, C/LW/RW, Cars And Truck **
33Gabriel Landeskog, LW, COL
34Joe Pavelski, C/RW, SJS *
35Mark Stone, RW, VGK
36Elias Lindholm, C/RW, CGY
37Tomas Hertl, C/LW/RW, SJS
38Jamie Benn, C/LW, DAL
39Viktor Arvidsson, LW/RW, NSH
40Tom Wilson, RW, WSH
41Ryan O’Reilly, C, STL
42Logan Couture, C/LW, SJS
43T.J. Oshie, RW, WSH
44Reilly Smith, LW/RW, VGK
45William Karlsson, C/LW, VGK **
46Brayden Schenn, C/LW, STL
47Mathew Barzal, C, NYI
48Timo Meier, LW/RW, SJS ** (DTD)
49Teuvo Teravainen, LW/RW, Cars And Truck
50Max Pacioretty, LW, VGK
51Ryan Johansen, C, NSH
52Paul Stastny, C, VGK
53Evander Kane, LW, SJS
54Kyle Connor, LW, WPG **
55Webcam Atkinson, RW, CBJ
56Patric Hornqvist, RW, PIT
57David Krejci, C, BOS
58Jake DeBrusk, LW/RW, BOS
59Matt Duchene, C, CBJ *
60Nino Niederreiter, LW/RW, VEHICLE
61Anders Lee, LW, NYI *
62William Nylander, C/RW, TOR
63Mikael Granlund, C/LW/RW, NSH
64Nikolaj Ehlers, LW/RW, WPG
65Pierre-Luc Dubois, C/LW, CBJ
66Andrei Svechnikov, LW/RW, Cars And Truck
67Mats Zuccarello, RW, DAL *
68David Perron, LW/RW, STL
69Justin Williams, RW, AUTOMOBILE *
70Tyler Johnson, C/LW/RW, TBL
71Yanni Gourde, C/LW/RW, TBL
72Jakub Vrana, LW/RW, WSH **
73Joe Thornton, C, SJS *
74Kevin Hayes, C, WPG *
75Gustav Nyquist, LW/RW, SJS *

FANTASY DEFENSEMAN RANKINGS FOR PLAYOFFS

1.Victor Hedman, TBL (DTD)
2.Mark Giordano, CGY
3.Brent Burns, SJS
4.Torey Krug, BOS
5.John Carlson, WSH
6.Erik Karlsson, SJS *
7.Kris Letang, PIT
8.Alex Pietrangelo, STL
9.Morgan Rielly, TOR
10Tyson Barrie, COL
11Dustin Byfuglien, WPG
12John Klingberg, DAL
13Roman Josi, NSH
14Charlie McAvoy, BOS **
15P.K. Subban, NSH
16Seth Jones, CBJ
17Dougie Hamilton, AUTOMOBILE
18Shea Theodore, VGK
19Mikhail Sergachev, TBL
20Ryan McDonagh, TBL
21Ryan Pulock, NYI
23Miro Heiskanen, DAL
24Jake Muzzin, TOR
25Mattias Ekholm, NSH
26Justin Schultz, PIT
27Vince Dunn, STL
28Josh Morrissey, WPG (DTD)
29Ryan Ellis, NSH
30Colton Parayko, STL
31Nate Schmidt, VGK
32Esa Lindell, DAL **
33Justin Faulk, VEHICLE
34Zach Werenski, CBJ **
35Noah Hanifin, CGY
36TJ Brodie, CGY
37Jake Gardiner, TOR *
38Samuel Girard, COL
39 Cale Makar, COL
40Erik Johnson, COL

DREAM GOALIE RANKINGS FOR PLAYOFFS

1.Andrei Vasilevskiy, TBL
2.Marc-Andre Fleury, VGK
3.Tuukka Rask, BOS
4.Ben Bishop, DAL
5.Matt Murray, PIT
6.Braden Holtby, WSH
7.Jordan Binnington, STL **
8.Connor Hellebuyck, WPG
9.Pekka Rinne, NSH
10Frederik Andersen, TOR
11David Rittich, CGY **
12Martin Jones, SJS
13Sergei Bobrovsky, CBJ *
14Petr Mrazek, Cars And Truck *
15Philipp Grubauer, COL
16Robin Lehner, NYI *
17Thomas Greiss, NYI
18Jake Allen, STL
19Jaroslav Halak, BOS
20Mike Smith, CGY *

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Fantasy hockey awards for 2018-19 season


NHL.com fantasy editors Pete Jensen and Rob Reese identify the most valuable dream players for each position and biggest surprises and dissatisfactions at the end of the 2018-19 season (selections made April 3, 2019). For more dream coverage, visitNHL.com/ Dream

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Total MVP
Jensen’s pick:Nikita Kucherov, TBL
Reese’s choice:Nathan MacKinnon, COL

Center MVP
Consensus choice: Nathan MacKinnon, COL

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Greatest center surprise
Jensen’s choice:Mika Zibanejad, NYR
Reese’s choice:David Krejci, BOS

Left wing MVP
Jensen’s choice:Alex Ovechkin, WSH
Reese’s pick:Brad Marchand, BOS

Greatest LW surprise
Jensen’s pick:Gabriel Landeskog, COL
Reese’s choice:Max Domi, MTL

Right wing MVP
Jensen’s choice: Nikita Kucherov, TBL
Reese’s pick:Patrick Kane, CHI

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Most significant RW surprise
Jensen’s pick:Josh Anderson, CBJ
Reese’s choice:Elias Lindholm, CGY

Defenseman MVP
Jensen’s choice:Brent Burns, SJS
Reese’s choice:Mark Giordano, CGY

Biggest D-man surprise
Consensus choice:Erik Gustafsson, CHI

Goalie MVP
Jensen’s pick:Andrei Vasilevskiy, TBL
Reese’s pick:Ben Bishop, DAL

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Biggest goalie surprise
Jensen’s picks:Robin LehnerandThomas Greiss, NYI
Reese’s pick:Jordan Binnington, STL

Biggest dream dissatisfaction (forward):
Jensen’s pick:Patrik Laine, WPG
Reese’s pick:Anze Kopitar, LAK

Greatest fantasy dissatisfaction (defenseman):
Agreement pick:Shayne Gostisbehere, PHI

Biggest fantasy dissatisfaction (goalie):
Jensen’s choice:Jonathan Quick, LAK
Reese’s choice:Martin Jones, SJS

Leading novice
Agreement choice:Elias Pettersson, VAN

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NHL fantasy hockey team power rankings for 2019-20


NHL.com has actually updated the fantasy team power rankings based upon the most recenttop 250 listFactors taken into account consist of positional depth, power play, lineup and injury patterns, overall benefit and group security for standard leagues next season. Dream owners ought to use these rankings as a basis for team examination and keeper choices. For more dream protection, check outNHL.com/ Dream

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TRENDING UP

Detroit Red Wings:The top line of forwardsDylan Larkin,Anthony ManthaandTyler Bertuzzihas actually integrated for 35 points (15 goals, 20 helps) over the past 6 video games getting in Saturday. Rookie forwardTaro Hirosehas actually made an instant effect with seven points (one goal, six assists) in 9 video games mainly skating on the 2nd line with forwardAndreas Athanasiou, who has 9 points (four objectives, 5 helps) over the exact same period.

Veteran defensemanMike Greenmissed substantial time this season however was fantasy-relevant with 26 points (five goals, 21 helps) in 43 video games. Rookie defensemanFilip Hronekhas produced in Green’s absence and has six points (2 objectives, 4 assists) in his past five video games, making him worthwhile of a late-round flier next season. In Spite Of the Red Wings not receiving the 2019 Stanley Cup Playoffs, goalieJimmy Howardwas a good streaming option with 23 wins and a.910 conserve percentage in 54 video games. Even before potential improvements at the 2019 NHL Draft and/or in free agency, the Red Wings have eight players in the top 250 rankings for next season.

OTHER TRENDS

— TheColumbus Blue Jacketshave 4 fantasy-relevant skaters (Artemi Panarin,Sergei Bobrovsky,Matt Duchene,Ryan Dzingel) who can end up being unlimited complimentary representatives July 1. Multiple departures would adversely affect the stock of fantasy-relevant skatersSeth Jones,Camera Atkinson,Pierre-Luc Dubois,Zach WerenskiandJosh AndersonGoalieElvis Merzlikinssigned up with the top 250 rankings with uncertainty surrounding Bobrovsky.

— ThePhiladelphia Flyershave a promising outlook with novice goalieCarter Hart, who is 16-12 -1 with a.919 conserve portion through his first 30 games. If defensemenShayne GostisbehereandIvan Provorovrecuperate, the Flyers should stay among the 15 most intriguing dream teams next season. ForwardOskar Lindblomhas sleeper potential for next season after forming chemistry with important forwardsSean CouturierandJakub Voracekon the 2nd line.

— TheToronto Maple Leafsought to rejoin the first 5 if elite centerAuston Matthewsremains healthy for a complete season and linemateWilliam Nylanderreturns to his 61- point pace from the previous two seasons. DefensemanJake Muzzinhas 16 points (five goals, 11 assists) through 30 games with the Maple Leafs and offsets the potential departure ofJake Gardiner(possible UFA). Top-nine forwardsMitchell Marner,Andreas JohnssonandKasperi Kapanenare prospective restricted complimentary agents.

DREAM GROUP POWER RANKINGS FOR 2019-20

1. Tampa Bay Lightning (SAME)
2. Boston Bruins (SAME)
3. Vegas Golden Knights (SAME)
4. Toronto Maple Leafs ( 4 )
5. Washington Capitals (-1 )
6. Pittsburgh Penguins (-1 )
7. San Jose Sharks (-1 )
8. Calgary Flames (-1 )
9. Nashville Predators (SAME)
10 Winnipeg Jets ( 1 )
11 St. Louis Blues (-1 )
12 Dallas Stars ( 1 )
13 Carolina Hurricanes ( 1 )
14 Colorado Avalanche ( 1 )
15 Philadelphia Flyers ( 5 )
16 Florida Panthers ( 1 )
17 Chicago Blackhawks ( 1 )
18 Columbus Blue Jackets (-6 )
19 New York City Islanders (-3 )
20 Vancouver Canucks (-1 )
21 Montreal Canadiens (SAME)
22 Edmonton Oilers (SAME)
23 Detroit Red Wings ( 4 )
24 Anaheim Ducks (SAME)
25 Minnesota Wild (SAME)
26 Buffalo Sabres ( 3 )
27 Arizona Coyotes (-4 )
28 New York City Rangers (SAME)
29 Los Angeles Kings (-3 )
30 Ottawa Senators (SAME)
31 New Jersey Devils (SAME)

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Fantasy hockey top 250 rankings for 2019-20


NHL.com’s dream hockey top 250 total rankings are based upon previous production and expectations for next season in basic Yahoo leagues. For more fantasy coverage, seeNHL.com/ Dream

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DREAM TOP 250 GAMER RANKINGS

Basic Yahoo categories consist of goals, helps, plus/minus, power-play points, shots on objective and hits for skaters and wins, goals-against average, save portion and nothings for goalies. Forward positions suggest Yahoo eligibility for 2018-19 season. … Value has actually been quantified based upon aspects including however not limited to previous production, forecasted line combinations, defense pairs and goalie start volume, power-play usage, injury history, sleeper upside, expected regression or bounce-back candidacy for next season, age and agreement status (potential 2019 UFA: *; RFA: **). …DTDshows gamer with daily injury. These rankings are a collective effort by Pete Jensen, Rob Reese and David Satriano.

1.Nikita Kucherov, RW, TBL
2.Alex Ovechkin, LW, WSH
3.Connor McDavid, C, EDM
4.Brad Marchand, LW, BOS
5.Patrick Kane, RW, CHI
6.Leon Draisaitl, C/LW/RW, EDM
7.David Pastrnak, RW, BOS
8.Andrei Vasilevskiy, G, TBL
9.Brent Burns, D, SJS
10Patrice Bergeron, C, BOS
11Sidney Crosby, C, PIT
12Mitchell Marner, C/RW, TOR **
13Johnny Gaudreau, LW, CGY
14Nathan MacKinnon, C, COL
15Tyler Seguin, C, DAL
16Auston Matthews, C, TOR
17Mikko Rantanen, RW, COL ** (DTD)
18Steven Stamkos, C/RW, TBL
19John Tavares, C, TOR
20Aleksander Barkov, C, FLA
21Ben Bishop, G, DAL (DTD)
22Marc-Andre Fleury, G, VGK
23Victor Hedman, D, TBL (DTD)
24Blake Wheeler, C/RW, WPG
25Brayden Point, C, TBL **
26Vladimir Tarasenko, RW, STL
27Evgeni Malkin, C, PIT (NEW – INJ.)
28Morgan Rielly, D, TOR
29John Carlson, D, WSH
30Sebastian Aho, C/LW/RW, AUTOMOBILE **
31Mark Scheifele, C, WPG
32Erik Karlsson, D, SJS * (NEW – INJ.)
33Patrik Laine, LW/RW, WPG **
34Claude Giroux, C/LW/RW, PHI
35Matthew Tkachuk, LW, CGY **
36Elias Pettersson, C, VAN
37Tuukka Rask, G, BOS
38Gabriel Landeskog, LW, COL
39Evgeny Kuznetsov, C, WSH
40Sean Monahan, C, CGY
41Kris Letang, D, PIT
42Artemi Panarin, LW, CBJ *
43Mark Giordano, D, CGY
44Dylan Larkin, C, DET
45Carey Price, G, MTL
46Frederik Andersen, G, TOR
47Jack Eichel, C, BUF
48Alex DeBrincat, LW/RW, CHI
49Alexander Radulov, RW, DAL
50Taylor Hall, LW, NJD (NEW – INJ.)
51Jordan Binnington, G, STL **
52Matt Murray, G, PIT
53Jake Guentzel, C/LW/RW, PIT
54Filip Forsberg, LW, NSH
55Nicklas Backstrom, C, WSH
56Mark Stone, RW, VGK
57Brock Boeser, RW, VAN **
58Jonathan Huberdeau, LW, FLA
59Seth Jones, D, CBJ
60Roman Josi, D, NSH
61Dustin Byfuglien, D, WPG
62Braden Holtby, G, WSH
63John Klingberg, D, DAL
64Jamie Benn, C/LW, DAL
65Phil Kessel, RW, PIT
66Connor Hellebuyck, G, WPG
67Pekka Rinne, G, NSH
68Tyson Barrie, D, COL
69Sergei Bobrovsky, G, CBJ *
70Torey Krug, D, BOS
71Mika Zibanejad, C, NYR
72Jonathan Marchessault, C/LW, VGK
73Tomas Hertl, C/LW/RW, SJS
74Sean Couturier, C, PHI
75Elias Lindholm, C/RW, CGY
76Joe Pavelski, C/RW, SJS *
77Timo Meier, LW/RW, SJS **
78Viktor Arvidsson, LW/RW, NSH
79Erik Gustafsson, D, CHI
80Jonathan Toews, C, CHI
81Teuvo Teravainen, LW/RW, VEHICLE
82Ryan O’Reilly, C, STL
83Brayden Schenn, C/LW, STL
84Max Pacioretty, LW, VGK
85Ryan Nugent-Hopkins, C/LW, EDM
86Keith Yandle, D, FLA
87Corey Crawford, G, CHI
88John Gibson, G, ANA
89Evander Kane, LW, SJS
90Tom Wilson, RW, WSH
91P.K. Subban, D, NSH
92Web Cam Atkinson, RW, CBJ
93Jakub Voracek, RW, PHI
94Antti Raanta, G, ARI (NEW – INJ.)
95Kyle Connor, LW, WPG **
96Mathew Barzal, C, NYI
97Shea Weber, D, MTL
98Logan Couture, C/LW, SJS
99Petr Mrazek, G, VEHICLE *
100Philipp Grubauer, G, COL
101Alex Pietrangelo, D, STL
102Martin Jones, G, SJS
103Carter Hart, G, PHI
104Thomas Chabot, D, OTT
105Brendan Gallagher, RW, MTL
106Mike Hoffman, LW/RW, FLA
107Devan Dubnyk, G, MINUTES
108Evgenii Dadonov, LW/RW, FLA
109Reilly Smith, LW/RW, VGK
110William Karlsson, C/LW, VGK **
111Matt Duchene, C, CBJ *
112Drew Doughty, D, LAK
113Matt Dumba, D, MINUTES (NEW – INJ.)
114Dougie Hamilton, D, CAR
115Robin Lehner, G, NYI *
116Thomas Greiss, G, NYI
117Rasmus Dahlin, D, BUF
118Miro Heiskanen, D, DAL
119Jeff Skinner, C/LW, BUF *
120T.J. Oshie, RW, WSH
121Max Domi, C/LW, MTL
122Nino Niederreiter, LW/RW, CAR
123Mikael Granlund, C/LW/RW, NSH
124Oliver Ekman-Larsson, D, ARI
125Anze Kopitar, C, LAK
126Dylan Strome, C, CHI
127Bo Horvat, C, VAN
128Pierre-Luc Dubois, C/LW, CBJ
129Rickard Rakell, C/LW/RW, ANA
130 Quinn Hughes, D, VAN
131Charlie McAvoy, D, BOS **
132David Rittich, G, CGY **
133Jacob Markstrom, G, VAN (NEW)
134Andrei Svechnikov, LW/RW, CAR
135William Nylander, C/RW, TOR
136Clayton Keller, C/LW/RW, ARI
137Nikolaj Ehlers, LW/RW, WPG
138Ryan Johansen, C, NSH
139Paul Stastny, C, VGK
140Aaron Ekblad, D, FLA
141Chris Kreider, LW, NYR (NEW – INJ.)
142Kyle Palmieri, RW, NJD
143Patric Hornqvist, RW, PIT
144Anders Lee, LW, NYI *
145Dustin Brown, RW, LAK
146Brady Tkachuk, LW, OTT
147David Krejci, C, BOS
148Darcy Kuemper, G, ARI
149Ryan Suter, D, MINUTES
150Nico Hischier, C, NJD (NEW – INJ.)
151Jonathan Quick, G, LAK (NEW)
152Zach Parise, LW, MIN
153Anthony Mantha, LW/RW, DET
154Mats Zuccarello, RW, DAL * (NEW – INJ.)
155Vincent Trocheck, C, FLA (NEW)
156Jake DeBrusk, LW/RW, BOS
157Jaroslav Halak, G, BOS
158Justin Faulk, D, CAR
159Josh Anderson, RW, CBJ
160James van Riemsdyk, LW, PHI
161Andreas Athanasiou, C/LW/RW, DET
162Rasmus Ristolainen, D, BUF (NEW)
163David Perron, LW/RW, STL
164Ryan Ellis, D, NSH
165Sam Reinhart, C/RW, BUF
166Justin Williams, RW, AUTOMOBILE *
167Ryan Getzlaf, C, ANA (NEW)
168Tyler Bertuzzi, LW/RW, DET (NEW)
169Juuse Saros, G, NSH
170Jimmy Howard, G, DET * (NEW)
171Shea Theodore, D, VGK
172Jake Muzzin, D, TOR
173Jakob Silfverberg, RW, ANA
174Alexander Edler, D, VAN *
175Zach Werenski, D, CBJ **
176Tyler Johnson, C/LW/RW, TBL
177Gustav Nyquist, LW/RW, SJS *
178Kevin Hayes, C, WPG *
179Henrik Lundqvist, G, NYR (NEW)
180Yanni Gourde, C/LW/RW, TBL
181Kevin Labanc, LW/RW, SJS **
182Ivan Provorov, D, PHI ** (NEW)
183Jonathan Drouin, C/LW, MTL (NEW)
184Mikhail Sergachev, D, TBL (NEW)
185Shayne Gostisbehere, D, PHI
186Joe Thornton, C, SJS *
187 Ryan Donato, C/LW/RW, MIN **
188Eric Staal, C, MINUTES
189Jakub Vrana, LW/RW, WSH **
190Micheal Ferland, LW/RW, CAR *
191Travis Konecny, C/LW/RW, PHI **
192Roope Hintz, C/LW, DAL
193Anton Khudobin, G, DAL
194Tomas Tatar, LW/RW, MTL
195Jason Zucker, LW/RW, MIN
196Alex Galchenyuk, C/LW, ARI (NEW)
197Andreas Johnsson, LW/RW, TOR **
198Jacob Trouba, D, WPG **
199Oscar Klefbom, D, EDM
200Nick Schmaltz, C/LW, ARI ** (NEW – INJ.)
201Mattias Ekholm, D, NSH
202Kasperi Kapanen, RW, TOR ** (NEW)
203Marcus Johansson, LW, BOS *
204Ryan Pulock, D, NYI
205Alexander Kerfoot, C/LW, COL **
206Andrew Shaw, C/RW, MTL
207Ondrej Kase, RW, ANA (NEW – INJ.)
208Mikko Koskinen, G, EDM (NEW)
209Justin Schultz, D, PIT
210J.T. Miller, C/LW/RW, TBL
211Semyon Varlamov, G, COL * (NEW)
212Thatcher Demko, G, VAN ** (NEW)
213Vince Dunn, D, STL
214Mike Green, D, DET (NEW – INJ.)
215Mikael Backlund, C, CGY
216Josh Bailey, LW/RW, NYI
217Josh Morrissey, D, WPG (NEW – INJ.)
218Ryan McDonagh, D, TBL
219Alex Tuch, RW, VGK (NEW)
220Colton Parayko, D, STL
221 Max Comtois, LW, ANA (NEW)
222 Cale Makar, D, COL (NEW)
223Duncan Keith, D, CHI
224Zack Kassian, RW, EDM (NEW)
225Oskar Lindblom, LW, PHI (NEW)
226Zach Hyman, LW, TOR
227Nate Schmidt, D, VGK
228Brandon Montour, D, BUF
229Danton Heinen, C/LW/RW, BOS **
230Darnell Nurse, D, EDM
231Colin White, C, OTT ** (NEW)
232Webcam Fowler, D, ANA
233Wayne Simmonds, RW, NSH * (NEW)
234 Elvis Merzlikins, G, CBJ (NEW)
235Jake Gardiner, D, TOR * (NEW – INJ.)
236Nazem Kadri, C, TOR (NEW)
237 Filip Hronek, D, DET (NEW)
238Pavel Buchnevich, RW, NYR ** (NEW)
239Esa Lindell, D, DAL ** (NEW)
240Curtis McElhinney, G, VEHICLE *
241Samuel Girard, D, COL (NEW)
242Sven Baertschi, LW, VAN (NEW)
243Noah Hanifin, D, CGY (NEW)
244Travis Sanheim, D, PHI ** (NEW)
245 Sam Steel, C, ANA (NEW)
246Jeff Petry, D, MTL (NEW)
247Devon Toews, D, NYI (NEW)
248 Taro Hirose, LW, DET (NEW)
249 Erik Brannstrom, D, OTT (NEW)
250 Victor Olofsson, LW/RW, BUF (NEW)

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DREAM TOP 250 GAMER RANKINGS

Basic Yahoo classifications consist of goals, helps, plus/minus, power-play points, shots on objective and hits for skaters and wins, goals-against average, conserve percentage and shutouts for goalies. Forward positions indicate Yahoo eligibility for 2018-19 season (topic to additions, but never ever subtractions, at Yahoo’s discretion). … Worth has been measured based on factors including but not restricted to previous production, forecasted line combinations, defense pairs and goalie start volume, power-play usage, injury history, sleeper upside, anticipated regression or bounce-back candidacy for next season, age and contract status (potential 2019 UFA: *; RFA: **). …DTDshows player with day-to-day injury. These rankings are upgraded based mainly on order of forwards by Pete Jensen, defensemen by Rob Reese and goalies by David Satriano.

1.Nikita Kucherov, RW, TBL
2.Alex Ovechkin, LW, WSH
3.Connor McDavid, C, EDM
4.Brad Marchand, LW, BOS
5.Patrick Kane, RW, CHI
6.Leon Draisaitl, C/LW/RW, EDM
7.David Pastrnak, RW, BOS
8.Andrei Vasilevskiy, G, TBL
9.Brent Burns, D, SJS
10Patrice Bergeron, C, BOS
11Sidney Crosby, C, PIT
12Mitchell Marner, C/RW, TOR **
13Johnny Gaudreau, LW, CGY
14Nathan MacKinnon, C, COL
15Tyler Seguin, C, DAL
16Auston Matthews, C, TOR
17Mikko Rantanen, RW, COL ** (DTD)
18Steven Stamkos, C/RW, TBL
19John Tavares, C, TOR
20Aleksander Barkov, C, FLA
21Ben Bishop, G, DAL (DTD)
22Marc-Andre Fleury, G, VGK
23Victor Hedman, D, TBL (DTD)
24Blake Wheeler, C/RW, WPG
25Brayden Point, C, TBL **
26Vladimir Tarasenko, RW, STL
27Evgeni Malkin, C, PIT (NEW – INJ.)
28Morgan Rielly, D, TOR
29John Carlson, D, WSH
30Sebastian Aho, C/LW/RW, VEHICLE **
31Mark Scheifele, C, WPG
32Erik Karlsson, D, SJS * (NEW – INJ.)
33Patrik Laine, LW/RW, WPG **
34Claude Giroux, C/LW/RW, PHI
35Matthew Tkachuk, LW, CGY **
36Elias Pettersson, C, VAN
37Tuukka Rask, G, BOS
38Gabriel Landeskog, LW, COL
39Evgeny Kuznetsov, C, WSH
40Sean Monahan, C, CGY
41Kris Letang, D, PIT (DTD)
42Artemi Panarin, LW, CBJ *
43Mark Giordano, D, CGY
44Dylan Larkin, C, DET
45Carey Rate, G, MTL
46Frederik Andersen, G, TOR
47Jack Eichel, C, BUF
48Alex DeBrincat, LW/RW, CHI
49Alexander Radulov, RW, DAL
50Taylor Hall, LW, NJD (NEW – INJ.)
51Jordan Binnington, G, STL **
52Matt Murray, G, PIT
53Jake Guentzel, C/LW/RW, PIT
54Filip Forsberg, LW, NSH
55Nicklas Backstrom, C, WSH
56Mark Stone, RW, VGK
57Brock Boeser, RW, VAN **
58Jonathan Huberdeau, LW, FLA
59Seth Jones, D, CBJ
60Roman Josi, D, NSH
61Dustin Byfuglien, D, WPG
62Braden Holtby, G, WSH
63John Klingberg, D, DAL
64Jamie Benn, C/LW, DAL
65Phil Kessel, RW, PIT
66Connor Hellebuyck, G, WPG
67Pekka Rinne, G, NSH
68Tyson Barrie, D, COL
69Sergei Bobrovsky, G, CBJ *
70Torey Krug, D, BOS
71Mika Zibanejad, C, NYR
72Jonathan Marchessault, C/LW, VGK
73Tomas Hertl, C/LW/RW, SJS
74Sean Couturier, C, PHI
75Elias Lindholm, C/RW, CGY
76Joe Pavelski, C/RW, SJS *
77Timo Meier, LW/RW, SJS **
78Viktor Arvidsson, LW/RW, NSH
79Erik Gustafsson, D, CHI
80Jonathan Toews, C, CHI
81Teuvo Teravainen, LW/RW, Cars And Truck
82Ryan O’Reilly, C, STL
83Brayden Schenn, C/LW, STL
84Max Pacioretty, LW, VGK
85Ryan Nugent-Hopkins, C/LW, EDM
86Keith Yandle, D, FLA
87Corey Crawford, G, CHI
88John Gibson, G, ANA
89Evander Kane, LW, SJS
90Tom Wilson, RW, WSH
91P.K. Subban, D, NSH
92Camera Atkinson, RW, CBJ
93Jakub Voracek, RW, PHI
94Antti Raanta, G, ARI (NEW – INJ.)
95Kyle Connor, LW, WPG **
96Mathew Barzal, C, NYI
97Shea Weber, D, MTL
98Logan Couture, C/LW, SJS
99Petr Mrazek, G, CAR *
100Philipp Grubauer, G, COL
101Alex Pietrangelo, D, STL
102Martin Jones, G, SJS
103Carter Hart, G, PHI
104Thomas Chabot, D, OTT
105Brendan Gallagher, RW, MTL
106Mike Hoffman, LW/RW, FLA
107Devan Dubnyk, G, MINUTES
108Evgenii Dadonov, LW/RW, FLA
109Reilly Smith, LW/RW, VGK
110William Karlsson, C/LW, VGK **
111Matt Duchene, C, CBJ *
112Drew Doughty, D, LAK
113Matt Dumba, D, MINUTES (NEW – INJ.)
114Dougie Hamilton, D, Cars And Truck
115Robin Lehner, G, NYI *
116Thomas Greiss, G, NYI
117Rasmus Dahlin, D, BUF
118Miro Heiskanen, D, DAL
119Jeff Skinner, C/LW, BUF *
120T.J. Oshie, RW, WSH
121Max Domi, C/LW, MTL
122Nino Niederreiter, LW/RW, VEHICLE
123Mikael Granlund, C/LW/RW, NSH
124Oliver Ekman-Larsson, D, ARI
125Anze Kopitar, C, LAK
126Dylan Strome, C, CHI
127Bo Horvat, C, VAN
128Pierre-Luc Dubois, C/LW, CBJ
129Rickard Rakell, C/LW/RW, ANA
130 Quinn Hughes, D, VAN
131Charlie McAvoy, D, BOS **
132David Rittich, G, CGY **
133Jacob Markstrom, G, VAN (NEW)
134Andrei Svechnikov, LW/RW, Cars And Truck
135William Nylander, C/RW, TOR
136Clayton Keller, C/LW/RW, ARI
137Nikolaj Ehlers, LW/RW, WPG
138Ryan Johansen, C, NSH
139Paul Stastny, C, VGK
140Aaron Ekblad, D, FLA
141Chris Kreider, LW, NYR (NEW – INJ.)
142Kyle Palmieri, RW, NJD
143Patric Hornqvist, RW, PIT
144Anders Lee, LW, NYI *
145Dustin Brown, RW, LAK
146Brady Tkachuk, LW, OTT
147David Krejci, C, BOS
148Darcy Kuemper, G, ARI
149Ryan Suter, D, MIN
150Nico Hischier, C, NJD (NEW – INJ.)
151Jonathan Quick, G, LAK (NEW)
152Zach Parise, LW, MIN
153Anthony Mantha, LW/RW, DET
154Mats Zuccarello, RW, DAL * (NEW – INJ.)
155Vincent Trocheck, C, FLA (NEW)
156Jake DeBrusk, LW/RW, BOS
157Jaroslav Halak, G, BOS
158Justin Faulk, D, CAR
159Josh Anderson, RW, CBJ
160James van Riemsdyk, LW, PHI
161Andreas Athanasiou, C/LW/RW, DET
162Rasmus Ristolainen, D, BUF (NEW)
163David Perron, LW/RW, STL
164Ryan Ellis, D, NSH
165Sam Reinhart, C/RW, BUF
166Justin Williams, RW, AUTOMOBILE *
167Ryan Getzlaf, C, ANA (NEW)
168Tyler Bertuzzi, LW/RW, DET (NEW)
169Juuse Saros, G, NSH
170Jimmy Howard, G, DET * (NEW)
171Shea Theodore, D, VGK
172Jake Muzzin, D, TOR
173Jakob Silfverberg, RW, ANA
174Alexander Edler, D, VAN *
175Zach Werenski, D, CBJ **
176Tyler Johnson, C/LW/RW, TBL
177Gustav Nyquist, LW/RW, SJS *
178Kevin Hayes, C, WPG *
179Henrik Lundqvist, G, NYR (NEW)
180Yanni Gourde, C/LW/RW, TBL
181Kevin Labanc, LW/RW, SJS **
182Ivan Provorov, D, PHI ** (NEW)
183Jonathan Drouin, C/LW, MTL (NEW)
184Mikhail Sergachev, D, TBL (NEW)
185Shayne Gostisbehere, D, PHI
186Joe Thornton, C, SJS *
187Ryan Donato, C/LW/RW, MINUTES **
188Eric Staal, C, MINUTES
189Jakub Vrana, LW/RW, WSH **
190Micheal Ferland, LW/RW, CAR *
191Travis Konecny, C/LW/RW, PHI **
192Roope Hintz, C/LW, DAL
193Anton Khudobin, G, DAL
194Tomas Tatar, LW/RW, MTL
195Jason Zucker, LW/RW, MIN
196Alex Galchenyuk, C/LW, ARI (NEW)
197Andreas Johnsson, LW/RW, TOR **
198Jacob Trouba, D, WPG **
199Oscar Klefbom, D, EDM
200Nick Schmaltz, C/LW, ARI ** (NEW – INJ.)
201Mattias Ekholm, D, NSH
202Kasperi Kapanen, RW, TOR ** (NEW)
203Marcus Johansson, LW, BOS *
204Ryan Pulock, D, NYI
205Alexander Kerfoot, C/LW, COL **
206Andrew Shaw, C/RW, MTL
207Ondrej Kase, RW, ANA (NEW – INJ.)
208Mikko Koskinen, G, EDM (NEW)
209Justin Schultz, D, PIT
210J.T. Miller, C/LW/RW, TBL
211Semyon Varlamov, G, COL * (NEW)
212Thatcher Demko, G, VAN ** (NEW)
213Vince Dunn, D, STL
214Mike Green, D, DET (NEW – INJ.)
215Mikael Backlund, C, CGY
216Josh Bailey, LW/RW, NYI
217Josh Morrissey, D, WPG (NEW – INJ.)
218Ryan McDonagh, D, TBL
219Alex Tuch, RW, VGK (NEW)
220Colton Parayko, D, STL
221 Max Comtois, LW, ANA (NEW)
222 Cale Makar, D, COL (NEW)
223Duncan Keith, D, CHI
224Zack Kassian, RW, EDM (NEW)
225Oskar Lindblom, LW, PHI (NEW)
226Zach Hyman, LW, TOR
227Nate Schmidt, D, VGK
228Brandon Montour, D, BUF
229Danton Heinen, C/LW/RW, BOS **
230Darnell Nurse, D, EDM
231Colin White, C, OTT ** (NEW)
232Web Cam Fowler, D, ANA
233Wayne Simmonds, RW, NSH * (NEW)
234Elvis Merzlikins, G, CBJ (NEW)
235Jake Gardiner, D, TOR * (NEW – INJ.)
236Nazem Kadri, C, TOR (NEW)
237Filip Hronek, D, DET (NEW)
238Pavel Buchnevich, RW, NYR ** (NEW)
239Esa Lindell, D, DAL ** (NEW)
240Curtis McElhinney, G, AUTOMOBILE *
241Samuel Girard, D, COL (NEW)
242Sven Baertschi, LW, VAN (NEW)
243Noah Hanifin, D, CGY (NEW)
244Travis Sanheim, D, PHI ** (NEW)
245 Sam Steel, C, ANA (NEW)
246Jeff Petry, D, MTL (NEW)
247Devon Toews, D, NYI (NEW)
248Taro Hirose, LW, DET (NEW)
249Erik Brannstrom, D, OTT (NEW)
250 Victor Olofsson, LW/RW, BUF (NEW)

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Fantasy goalie top 25 rankings for 2019-20


NHL.com’s fantasy hockey goalie top 25 rankings are based on previous production and expectations for next season in basic Yahoo leagues. For more dream hockey protection, visitNHL.com/ Dream

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FANTASY TOP 25 GOALIE RANKINGS

Standard Yahoo goalie classifications include wins, goals-against average, conserve portion and shutouts. Worth has been quantified based on elements including however not restricted to past production, team goalie circumstances, prepared for start volume, injury history, forecasted goal assistance (or lack thereof), sleeper, bounce-back or breakout potential and anticipated regression for next season, age and contract status (potential 2019 UFA: *; RFA: **).DTDindicates player with day-to-day injury.

1.Andrei Vasilevskiy, TBL
2.Ben Bishop, DAL (DTD)
3.Marc-Andre Fleury, VGK (DTD)
4.Tuukka Rask, BOS
5.Carey Price, MTL
6.Frederik Andersen, TOR
7.Jordan Binnington, STL **
8.Matt Murray, PIT
9.Braden Holtby, WSH
10Connor Hellebuyck, WPG
11Pekka Rinne, NSH
12Sergei Bobrovsky, CBJ *
13Corey Crawford, CHI
14Antti Raanta, ARI (NEW – INJ)
15John Gibson, ANA
16Petr Mrazek, AUTOMOBILE *
17Philipp Grubauer, COL
18Martin Jones, SJS
19Carter Hart, PHI
20Devan Dubnyk, MIN
21Robin Lehner, NYI *
22Thomas Greiss, NYI
23David Rittich, CGY **
24Jacob Markstrom, VAN (NEW)
25Darcy Kuemper, ARI (DTD)

Dropped out:Jaroslav Halak, BOS;Juuse Saros, NSH

Simply missed:Jimmy Howard, DET *;Jonathan Quick, LAK;Henrik Lundqvist, NYR;Anton Khudobin, DAL;Mikko Koskinen, EDM;Thatcher Demko, VAN **

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‘Zion Was the Breaking Point’: Why U.S. Senator Called for NCAA to Pay Players


DURHAM, NORTH CAROLINA - FEBRUARY 20: (EDITORS NOTE: Retransmission with alternate crop.) Zion Williamson #1 of the Duke Blue Devils reacts after falling as his shoe breaks in the first half of the game against the North Carolina Tar Heels at Cameron Indoor Stadium on February 20, 2019 in Durham, North Carolina. (Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)

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WASHINGTON— Long prior to he was Senator Chris Murphy, D-Conn., he was Commissioner Chris Murphy. When he was 10 or 11, Murphy formed a fantasy football league with his pals in middle school. This was in the days before the internet, of course, so he would spend hours putting together huge draft boards and drawing up the offered gamers at every position. In high school, he turned his attention to the NCAA tournament.

As a freshman and sophomore in high school, he ran a March Insanity swimming pool that he states attracted a couple hundred entries each year. Each night of the competition, he ‘d being in front of the stack of papers and tally the outcomes by hand. “And there was no money involved!” he exclaims in mock exaggeration. He says there’s no cash involved in this year’s office pool amongst his Senate personnel either, and that’s a good thing for Murphy. He chose Michigan State, Gonzaga, Tennessee and UNC to reach the Final Four and discovers himself 23 rd out of 32 entries.

Murphy’s mind is on the NCAA for more reasons than simply the Madness. Last Thursday, the very first day of the Sugary food 16, he released a report contacting the NCAA to pay its professional athletes. Later on that day, Bleacher Report took a seat with Murphy in his Senate workplace to go over why he sees player settlement as a civil rights concern, how Congress might get involved and what he sees for the future of college sports. (The conversation has actually been modified for length and clearness.)

The NCAA did not react to duplicated requests for comment.

Bleacher Report: Zion Williamson was discussed at the top of your report. Does your interest in the concern go back further than that?

Chris Murphy:I’ve been mad about this for a while. Zion’s injury and all the discussion around it triggered me to decide to finally put out this report that I’ve been noodling over for years. I could not help however discover that this industry has gotten so big therefore lucrative in a truly brief duration of time. I take note of the TELEVISION agreements that get signed. There’s no other way around the fact that there are a growing number of individuals making millions of dollars off a sport that’s expected to be amateur.

Zion was the snapping point for me. One kid slipping on the court caused Nike’s market assessment to drop a billion dollars. No amateur unpaid professional athlete– no amateur unpaid employee– must have that kind of effect on an industry.

B/R: What would a legal choice appear like to resolve player compensation?

Senator Chris Murphy (D-Conn.) believes the NCAA's policy of not financially compensating athletes is a civil rights violation.

Senator Chris Murphy (D-Conn.) thinks the NCAA’s policy of not financially compensating athletes is a civil rights violation.Susan Walsh/Associated Press

CM:I believe it’s too early to know what that is. This is far better done by the NCAA. And I’m not alone– there’s a growing level of pain inside and outside the political arena about how trainees are being treated. But they have actually got some real antitrust problems. It’s not clear to me how they continue to survive court obstacles when they’re the only video game in town. At the minimum, it appears crazy that these kids can’t make any loan off their own branding and likeness. There’s been legislation put forward in your home of Representatives to provide capability to a minimum of generate income off their own personas’ being marketed. There’s some benefit to that.

However I have actually consulted with the NCAA. They’ve sat right here. They understand how I feel. I ‘d like to give them the possibility to make this right or chart a path to making this right before we present legislation in the Senate.

B/R: Is it enough of a repair simply to let gamers profit from their names and similarities, or would you eventually wish to see them paid too?

CM:I’m being mindful not to set the boundaries for what’s an appropriate option. I ‘d love to see the NCAA try. They’re not even trying. Once the NCAA moves forward with some options, we can assess what makes good sense. Certainly, letting kids generate income off their licensing or retailing would only benefit a handful of players. The LSU linemen are probably not going to make a lot of loan off their jerseys being offered, but they’re simply as much a part of the moneymaking operation as the quarterback and the running back are.

B/R: Naturally, a player like Zion would make more loan than practically anybody else in college basketball. But that LSU lineman could offer his sign to boosters, right? That’s more money than they can solve now.

CM:I believe there’s a legitimate concern if you want to put all these kids in business on their own or whether you desire to ensure them all some fundamental share of the profits. If the new system is totally reliant on retailing, then that puts a massive organisation problem on the kids. That might be the proper way to go, but there likewise may be a method to share the revenues without needing each trainee to become their own personal LLC.

B/R: Have you offered some believed to the Title IX ramifications of paying players?

CM:It’s one of the numerous intriguing and complex questions about how a payment plan would eventually be organized. There’s lots of truly complicated concerns that you need to get beyond, and Title IX is among them. However the existing system is made complex and convoluted, and everyone except for the kids makes money from that system. I make sure we can figure it out.

While Sen. Murphy said figuring out the Title IX implications of paying college athletes is one of many complicated questions that would need to be answered, the income a team like the UConn women's team generates demonstrates the need to answer them for all college athletes.

While Sen. Murphy stated figuring out the Title IX implications of paying college athletes is one of many complicated concerns that would need to be responded to, the income a team like the UConn women’s group creates demonstrates the requirement to answer them for all college athletes.Stephen Dunn/Associated Press/Associated Press

And you know, in my state, the females make as much, if not more, for the state than the males do. The ladies are quite rewarding in the state of Connecticut. (Editor’s note: According to UConn’s annual monetary statement to the NCAA,both basketball groups at UConn operated at a deficit in 2018, although the women lost less loan in general.)

B/R: You described the NCAA as the only video game in the area. Do you concur with Judge Claudia Wilken’s choice last month that stated schools were violating antitrust law by refusing to pay their professional athletes above and beyond their scholarships?

CM:The NCAA is a monopoly. It utilizes its monopoly powers super-effectively in order to make a little handful of grownups super-rich at the cost of kids. It utilizes its monopoly power to keep the make money from the kids who are, by the method, mostly black– in football and basketball– and enhance a little handful of grownups who are, by the way, largely white. That’s why this is a problem of monopoly power and also a concern of civil rights.

B/R: Is the racial element of this what makes it a civil liberties concern to you, or is it because of the labor aspects of it? This is America, and individuals aren’t being spent for their labor?

CM:It’s both. You have actually got individuals not being compensated for their labor, so that’s a civil liberties concern. This is also a civil rights problem because of the racial structure of the players being very various than the racial structure of the coaches and the CEOs of those sports services that are making lots of cash.

B/R: It was fascinating that you hung around in the report speaking about the loan being invested in facilities. It appears like you believe schools are focusing on other methods to invest their money rather of paying gamers.

CM:It is among the things that got me interested in the subject, viewing this race to the unreasonable that’s occurring with football centers that will soon become the norm for basketball centers. We’re simply seeing the start of this. Clemson may have the most ridiculous center today (Ed. note: The $55 million football operations center consists of a mini golf course, play area slide and bowling street), however UConn will have one in 10 years. If you’re going to compete, you need to have the bells and whistles that talk to 18- year-old kids. … I do not understand how that’s connected to the scholastic mission of the institution of the athletic mission of the institution.

It simply becomes this race to the top– or the bottom, depending upon how you look at it– that no school will have the ability to avoid. And this report doesn’t enter that vibrant as much, but future reports will. That’s another essential piece of the story. The pressure that is put on UConn to act like Alabama to complete is really harmful. Georgia State raised fees on every single trainee in order to spend for their Division I programming due to the fact that they didn’t make sufficient money off the licensing charges and ticket sales. They asked all their trainees to pay more merely for the privilege of having a decent sports program.

B/R:Is the timing of this report from you related to the ongoing FBI examination into prohibited payments to high school basketball employees?

CM: There’s a great deal of contributing aspects to this breaking point showing up. Everyone understands– and has understood for several years– that college basketball recruiting is typically a cesspool. There are a lot of different entry points to this argument, and it seemed the right time to introduce it to the Senate.

B/R:It’s an interesting position for you to be in due to the fact that the Department of Justice has argued in court that the schools are being defrauded by these payments to high school gamers. The reality that those defendants were condemned or pleaded guilty was a win for the NCAA’s definition of amateurism.

CM:The majority of the scandals you hear about linked to college sports cast the students as the villain. It’s always the trainees who have contravened of these byzantine rules. Now there are exceptions to that– UNC– but the kids are not to blame here. They’re stuck in a system in which it’s difficult to follow the guidelines, and there’s great deals of factors to be pretty jealous of everyone else, who are earning money at your cost.

B/R:Given everything else that is taking place in our nation right now, why press on this issue now?

CM:This is not the most essential issue that America deals with today. I’m completely cognizant of that. However to me … it’s another example of where a rich power structure has actually made themselves abundant at the cost of individuals who have been purposefully rejected sufficient settlement.

As coaches such as Rick Pitino have made exorbitant salaries, players do not receive what they rightly should given the value they generate for schools, argues Murphy.

As coaches such as Rick Pitino have actually made exorbitant incomes, gamers do not receive what they appropriately should provided the value they produce for schools, argues Murphy.Robert Franklin/Associated Press

I believe there are all sorts of industries in which the rich are getting a lot richer and the haves are getting a lot more and the have-nots are getting left. To me, thistalks to a wider problem in society whereby a very little handful of folks in America are rigging the rules for their benefit. Coaches and these garments business CEOs and the broadcast executives are rigging the guidelines to enhance themselves. That’s happening in other parts of our economy.

A lot of individuals appreciate this sport who do not care about politics. And perhaps it’s a way to discuss civil rights and social justice to folks who don’t always care or take note of those problems.

B/R:Looking forward, how would you like for college sports to look?

CM:I do not understand that I want college sports to get much larger than they are today. I hope that college sports do not become much more dominant on school, and I say that as a huge college sports fan. And I hope we discover some way to adequately compensate the players, and there are a million methods to do that. I hope we’re not sitting here today 10 years from now with moms and dads of athletes in the NCAA tournament not being able to afford aircraft tickets to see their kids play.

B/R:Should we separate colleges from athletics?

CM: I enjoy college sports. Less so today, but for a long period of my life, my feelings fluctuated depending on how the UConn basketball group was doing. I wouldn’t trade that for the world. There’s a sense of state patriotism that comes from following college athletics. You get tied to your state in a totally nonpartisan way due to the fact that of your love for the University of Alabama or UCLA. It brings Republicans and Democrats together. The last thing I wish to do is to take apart this country’s love affair with college sports. I believe it does method more good than damage. This, in the grand plan of things, is a minor adjustment. And the NCAA is incorrect to suggest this would crash down their model. You can find a way to do right by trainees, and people will still reveal up out of allegiance for Michigan-Ohio State.

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Fantasy hockey line top 25 rankings for 2019-20


NHL.com ranks the top fantasy hockey forward lines for the 2019-20 season and tracks notable changes and production trends from around the League. For more fantasy coverage, visitNHL.com/Fantasy.

LINE CHANGES

— Entering Sunday, the Detroit Red Wings line of left wing Tyler Bertuzzi, centerDylan Larkinand right wingAnthony Manthahas combined for 20 points (nine goals, 11 assists) during a four-game winning streak. Larkin leads the Red Wings with four goals and 23 shots on goal during the stretch and has reached the 30-goal mark for the first time of his NHL career. Bertuzzi has seven points (three goals, four assists) and a plus-5 during a three-game point streak with consecutive three-point games and is one goal from his first 20-goal NHL season.

Larkin’s line rejoins the rankings for the first time since the Red Wings tradedGustav Nyquistand could become a regular unit in the top 25 rankings next season. The Red Wings also have young wings Filip Zadina and Taro Hirose to integrate into the top six as their rebuild continues. Hirose has points in five of his first six NHL games and has seen time on a line with breakout forward Andreas Athanasiou over the span.

— Entering Sunday, Buffalo Sabres rookie forward Victor Olofsson has two points (one goal, one assist), including a power-play goal, and nine SOG in two games since making his NHL debut March 28 and leads Rochester of the American Hockey League with 60 points (27 goals, 33 assists) in 64 AHL games. Olofsson has skated on the top line with centerJack Eicheland right wingSam Reinhartat even strength and also been used on the first power-play unit with valuable rookie defenseman Rasmus Dahlin, whom Olofsson played with for Frolunda of the Swedish Hockey League in 2016-17 and 2017-18. Olofsson or Alexander Nylander could emerge as an in-house replacement for valuable left wingJeff Skinner, who can become an unrestricted free agent July 1.

PRODUCTION TRENDS

— Colorado Avalanche forwardAlexander Kerfoothas five points (one goal, four assists) during a four-game point streak skating on the first line with centerNathan MacKinnonand wingJ.T. Compher. Kerfoot and Compher have helped filled the injury voids left by forwardsMikko Rantanen(mid-body) andGabriel Landeskog(upper body), and coach Jared Bednar kept the top line intact after Landeskog’s return Friday. The Avalanche have had mixed results with the top-heavy line of MacKinnon, Rantanen and Landeskog and could continue to spread out their elite forwards next season.

— Anaheim Ducks forwardsRickard Rakell,Jakob Silfverbergand rookie Sam Steel have formed chemistry down the stretch and could carry it over to next season. Silfverberg has 16 points (seven goals, nine assists) in 15 games since signing a new contract March 2, and Rakell and Steel have scored hat tricks in the past week. The Ducks also have veteran centerRyan Getzlaf, who has played frequently with Rakell in the past but is dealing with an upper-body injury, and could play them on separate lines next season. Anaheim also has young forwards Max Comtois and Daniel Sprong in the mix for top-six roles next season.

FANTASY LINE RANKINGS FOR 2019-20

NOTE: Value has been quantified based on factors including but not limited to past production, line continuity and contract status (potential 2019 unrestricted free agent: *; restricted: **). …DTDindicates player with day-to-day injury.

1. BOS:Brad MarchandPatrice BergeronDavid Pastrnak

2. TBL:Tyler Johnson— Brayden Point** —Nikita Kucherov

3. TOR:Zach HymanJohn Tavares— Mitchell Marner**

4. CGY:Johnny GaudreauSean Monahan— Elias Lindholm 

5. NSH:Filip ForsbergRyan JohansenViktor Arvidsson

6. WPG: Kyle Connor** —Mark ScheifeleBlake Wheeler

7. FLA:Jonathan HuberdeauAleksander BarkovEvgenii Dadonov

8. WSH:Alex OvechkinNicklas BackstromTom Wilson

9. PIT:Jake GuentzelSidney CrosbyBryan Rust

10. EDM:Leon DraisaitlConnor McDavidZack Kassian/ Alex Chiasson*

11. DAL:Jamie BennTyler SeguinAlexander Radulov

12. STL:Brayden SchennRyan O’ReillyVladimir Tarasenko

13. CAR:Nino Niederreiter— Sebastian Aho** — Justin Williams*

14. TOR: Andreas Johnsson** —Auston MatthewsWilliam Nylander

15. PHI: Oskar Lindblom —Sean CouturierJakub Voracek

16. SJS: Timo Meier** —Logan Couture— Joe Pavelski* (DTD) / Gustav Nyquist*

17. VGK:Jonathan Marchessault— William Karlsson** —Reilly Smith

18. VGK:Max PaciorettyPaul Stastny(DTD) /Cody EakinMark Stone

19. WPG:Nikolaj Ehlers— Kevin Hayes* — Patrik Laine**

20. WSH: Jakub Vrana** —Evgeny KuznetsovT.J. Oshie

21. TBL:Ondrej PalatSteven StamkosJ.T. Miller

22. CHI:Alex DeBrincatJonathan ToewsPatrick Kane(NEW)

23. VAN:Sven Baertschi— Elias Pettersson —Brock Boeser(NEW)

24. DET: Tyler Bertuzzi — Dylan Larkin — Anthony Mantha (NEW)

25. ANA: Rickard Rakell — Sam Steel — Jakob Silfverberg (NEW)

NOTES: The San Jose Sharks line of Meier, Couture and Nyquist was left out of the top 15 because of Nyquist’s free agent status and the injury to Pavelski, who’s also a potential UFA. … The Chicago Blackhawks’ line of Kane, Toews and DeBrincat has been used on occasion down the stretch and carries a high ceiling for next season. … Lines for the Pittsburgh Penguins (Evgeni Malkin), New Jersey Devils (Taylor Hall), Avalanche (Rantanen, Landeskog) and Arizona Coyotes (Nick Schmaltz) were left off the rankings because of injury concerns and/or line flux. … The top line of the Columbus Blue Jackets (Artemi Panarin,Matt Duchene) and New York Islanders (Anders Lee,Jordan Eberle) each has two potential UFAs and been left off the rankings.

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