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Fantasy defenseman top 50 rankings for 2018-19

NHL.com’s dream hockey defenseman leading 50 rankings are based on past production and expectations for the rest of the season in standard Yahoo leagues. For more dream hockey coverage, seeNHL.com/ Dream.

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Drew Doughty, LAK:The Los Angeles Kings defenseman has 4 points (one objective, three assists) in his previous four games. Doughty’s providing category coverage with 11 shots on goal, nine hits and a plus-5 over the span. The Kings are 2-2-0 in their past 4 video games and, with goalieJonathan Quick(lower body) near to returning, Doughty is an under-the-radar trade target in season-long formats.Matt Dumba, MINUTES: The Minnesota Wild defenseman is on a six-game point streak totaling nine points( five objectives, 4 helps) and 28 SOG. Dumba has asserted himself as the Wild’s No. 1 fantasy defenseman option over Ryan Suter and has actually signed up with NHL.com’s leading 10 rankings at the position. Dumba hasincluded worthin leagues that count hits; he ranks 28th (45 in 23 video games) at the position entering Tuesday.Colin Miller, VGK: The Vegas Golden Knights defenseman has emerged as a quality streaming option in all

formats with 10 points( two objectives, eight helps), including 5 on the power play, in the past 10 games. Miller has 10 SOG, 17 hits and is plus-6 over the period. If Miller’s success on the very first power-play system with forwards Jonathan Marchessault, Max Pacioretty, Alex Tuch and Reilly Smith continues, he might possibly surpass Shea Theodore as the top dream defenseman choice for the Golden Knights.Ryan McDonagh, TBL: Even with Victor Hedman back in the lineup,McDonagh is making the caseto stay on dream lineups with five points( one objective, 4 helps) and a plus-7 in his previous four video games. While McDonagh is not a high-end trade target, he might be able to replicate the production that Mikhail Sergachev had last season( 40 points in 79 video games ).

McDonaghdeserveskeeping for exposure to Tampa Bay’s deep forward group.Video: FLA@TBL: McDonaghpokes home Stamkos’ long pass INJURY UPDATES Shea Weber, MTL: The Montreal Canadiens defenseman is anticipated to return against the Carolina Hurricanes on Tuesday after missing out on the first 24 video games with a knee injury. Weber will likely have an immediate dream impact with exposure to forwards Max Domi, Jonathan Drouin, Jesperi Kotkaniemi and Brendan Gallagher on the leading power-play unit. Defenseman Jeff Petry( 17 points in 24 video games) will remain in NHL.com’s rankings this week

, however fantasy owners may wish to turn in other places moving forward.Alexander Edler, VAN: The Vancouver Canucks defenseman returned versus the Los Angeles Kings on Saturday. Edler( 21 percent owned) was held without a point however regained his spot on the top power play with forwards Elias Pettersson and Bo Horvat. Extreme right Brock Boeser is expected to return Tuesday, offering Edler another valuable forward to possibly take advantage of. He’s worth including standard leagues as a fourth or fifth defenseman with high upside if he canstay healthy.TOP 50 DEFENSEMAN RANKINGSStandard Yahoo classifications consist ofobjectives, assists, plus/minus, power-play points, shots on objective and now strikes for skaters. … Worth has actually been quantified based upon elements including but not restricted to past production, defense sets, power-play usage, injury history, sleeper, bounce-back or breakout potential, anticipated regression, age and agreementstatus( possible 2019 UFA: *; RFA: **). DTD suggests gamers with everyday injury issues.1. Brent Burns, SJS( SAME) 2. John Carlson, WSH (SAME) 3. Victor Hedman, TBL ( 1) 4. Morgan Rielly, TOR( -1) 5. Erik Karlsson, SJS *( SAME) 6. Dustin Byfuglien, WPG( SAME )7. Roman Josi, NSH( 1)8. Kris Letang, PIT( 1) 9. Seth Jones, CBJ( -2) 10. Matt Dumba, MINUTES( 4 )11. Thomas Chabot, OTT( 1 )12. Tyson Barrie, COL( DTD )13. Mark Giordano, CGY (SAME) 14. Torey Krug, BOS ( 1) 15. P.K. Subban, NSH( DTD) 16. Keith Yandle, FLA( SAME) 17.

Drew Doughty, LAK( 6 )18. Rasmus Ristolainen, BUF( SAME) 19. Ryan Ellis, NSH ( 3) 20. Ryan Suter, MINUTES( 4) 21. Shea Weber, MTL( 4 )22. Zach Werenski, CBJ **( -2) 23. Shayne Gostisbehere, PHI( -3) 24. Oliver Ekman-Larsson, ARI( -7 )25. Rasmus Dahlin, BUF( 4) 26. Charlie McAvoy, BOS **( DTD) 27. Dougie Hamilton, CAR( -6) 28. Neal Pionk, NYR **( SAME) 29. Miro Heiskanen, DAL( 2 )30. Alex Pietrangelo, STL ( 2) 31. Jake Gardiner, TOR *( -5 )32. Oscar Klefbom, EDM ( 1) 33. Mattias Ekholm, NSH( 1) 34.Aaron Ekblad, FLA ( 1)

35. Mike Green, DET ( 1)

36. Ivan Provorov, PHI ** (-7 )

37. Shea Theodore, VGK ( 2 )

38. Ryan McDonagh, TBL ( 8)

39. Colin Miller, VGK ( 10)

40. Brandon Montour, ANA ( 9 )

41. Erik Johnson, COL (-4 )

42. Justin Faulk, VEHICLE (-4 )

43. Alexander Edler, VAN * (

NEW– INJ.) 44. Will Butcher, NJD ** (-3 )

45.Jared Spurgeon, MIN (-3)

46.Samuel Girard, COL (-3)

47.Jeff Petry, MTL (-3 )

48.Esa Lindell, DAL **( BRAND-NEW) 49

.Noah Hanifin, CGY (NEW)

50. Sami Vatanen, NJD (NEW )

Justmissed: Michal Kempny, WSH; T.J. Brodie, CGY;Igor Ozhiganov, TOR; Ryan Murray, CBJ; Danny DeKeyser, DET Dropped out

: Brent Seabrook, CHI; Henri Jokiharju, CHI; Damon Severson, NJD; Josh Manson, ANA Secret injuries: John Klingberg, DAL; Justin Schultz, PIT; Camera Fowler, ANA READ:

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