2018-2019 Fantasy Sports Rankings, Projections & News

Fantasy hockey line top 25 rankings for 2018-19

NHL.com ranks the top fantasy hockey forward lines and tracks notable changes and production trends every week throughout the 2018-19 season. For more fantasy coverage, go toNHL.com/ Fantasy.MORE FANTASY COVERAGE

: Top 200 rankings|Tracker|Top 10 waiver wire LINE CHANGES– Colorado Avalanche coach Jared Bednar made the most significant line news of the week when he separated the leading unit ofleft wing Gabriel Landeskog,

center Nathan

MacKinnon and left wing Mikko Rantanen on Friday by moving Landeskog to the second line. Left wing Matt Nieto( LW, 1 percent owned )skated with MacKinnon and Rantanen to begin the video game against the Chicago Blackhawks on Saturday, howeverwas eventually changed by Landeskog later. Tyson Jost( C/LW, 2 percent owned) likewise saw restricted time on the first line. Anyplayer withdirect exposure to the elite duo of MacKinnon and Rantanen carries dream upside, so keep a close eye on this scenario as the Avalanche look for more scoring depth.— The San Jose Sharks moved center Tomas Hertl to a line with wings Evander Kane and Joonas Donskoi versus the Edmonton Oilers on Saturday, and the trio combined for five points( two goals, 3 assists). Hertl has 13 points( 7 objectives, six assists) in the previous 10 games, assistingSan Jose go 7-1-2 because span. Donskoi( LW/RW, 3 percent owned), who has three points( one objective, 2assists) in his past two video games, has actually shown flashes of dream production before( had 12 points in 24 video games during the 2016 Stanley Cup Playoffs )and gains value in all formats with exposure to Kane and Hertl. The Sharks have changed lines regularly all season, most recently putting Joe Pavelski on a different line from Kane, Hertl and Donskoi and likewise away from Logan Couture and Timo Meier. However any connection might raise the Kane-Hertl-Donskoi line into the rankings as early as next week.PRODUCTION TRENDS– The New York City Islanders’ top line of center Mathew Barzal, left wing Anthony Beauvillier and extreme right Josh Bailey rejoins the ranks after big video games versus the Ottawa Senators on Friday and Toronto Maple Leafs on Saturday. The triohas actually combinedfor 10 points( six goals, four helps) in the previous 2 games, including 5 objectives and one assist from Barzal. Beauvillier( C/LW, 6 percent owned) has four objectives in his past nine games and is onrate to complete the season with 25 objectives. As long as this line remains together, each member is fantasy-relevant for the rest of the season in all formats.

— TheChicago Blackhawks line of right wing Patrick Kane, centerDylan Strome and left wing Artem Anisimov likewise joined the rankings after combining for 21 points (nine goals, 12 assists) in the previous 5 video games. Kane is in the middle of a seven-game point streak( seven objectives, six helps) with 27 shots on goal during the period( 3.9 SOG per game). Strome( C, 7 percent owned )has found his stride given that being obtained from the Arizona Coyotes on Nov. 25 and has 3 straight multipoint video games, totaling one objective and six helps. Anisimov( C, 2 percent owned) currently brings direct exposure to Kane and could gain left wing eligibility soon, which would even more improve hisdream value.FANTASY LINE RANKINGS FOR 2018-19 1.TBL: Tyler Johnson– Brayden Point– Nikita Kucherov ( 2) 2. COL: Gabriel Landeskog/ Matt Nieto– Nathan MacKinnon– Mikko Rantanen (-1) 3. CGY: Johnny Gaudreau– Sean Monahan– Elias Lindholm ( 2) 4. CBJ: Artemi Panarin– Pierre-Luc Dubois– Camera Atkinson ( 2) 5. BUF: Jeff Skinner– Jack Eichel– Sam Reinhart (-3) 6. WSH: Alex Ovechkin– Nicklas Backstrom– T.J. Oshie( -2) 7. FLA: Jonathan Huberdeau– Aleksander Barkov– Evgenii Dadonov (SAME )8. TOR: Andreas Johnsson– John Tavares– Mitchell Marner( 2) 9. BOS: Brad Marchand (DTD )/ Danton Heinen– Patrice Bergeron– David Pastrnak (SAME) 10. WPG: Nikolaj Ehlers

— Mark Scheifele– Blake Wheeler( -2)

11. EDM: Leon Draisaitl–Connor McDavidTy Rattie ( 1 )
12. DAL: Jamie Benn– Tyler Seguin– Alexander Radulov (-1 )13. TOR: Patrick Marleau– Auston Matthews— Kasperi Kapanen( SAME) 14. TBL: OndrejPalat– Steven Stamkos– Yanni Gourde( 1) 15. NSH: Ryan Hartman– Ryan Johansen– Viktor Arvidsson( NEW) 16. PIT: Jake Guentzel— Sidney Crosby–Bryan Rust (DTD )
/ Zach Aston-Reese( -2) 17. VGK: Jonathan Marchessault–William Karlsson–Reilly Smith ( 1 )
18. VGK: Brandon PirriPaul Stastny–Alex Tuch ( 1 )
19. WSH: Jakub Vrana–Evgeny Kuznetsov–Tom Wilson (-3)
20. WPG: Kyle Connor–Bryan Little–Patrik Laine (-3 )
21. VAN: Nikolay Goldobin/ Josh Leivo– Elias Pettersson– Brock Boeser( 3) 22. NYI: Anthony Beauvillier– Mathew Barzal– Josh Bailey( NEW) 23. CHI: Artem Anisimov–Dylan Strome–Patrick Kane( NEW) 24. SJS: Lukas Radil–Logan Couture–Timo Meier (-2 )
25. CAR:Andrei Svechnikov–Sebastian Aho–Teuvo Teravainen (-2 )
NOTES:With Colorado’s lines influx, the Tampa Bay Lightning lead the list for the very first time this season. The only other lines to hold that rank are the Avalancheand Boston BruinsThe Nashville Predators haverejoined the leading 15 line rankings with extreme right Viktor Arvidsson back from injury but are still waiting for the return of left wing Filip Forsberg( upper body). … The Edmonton Oilers ‘leading duoofMcDavid and Draisaitl has been reunited, and Rattie is rounding out the line in the absence of Alex Chiasson( knee; hurt reserve ). … With the return of left wing Sven Baertschi, the Vancouver Canucks turned Baertschi, Leivo and Goldobin on a line with important forwardsPettersson and Boeser. … Rust( lower body) left the game after the first duration Saturdayanddid not return; Aston-Reese replaced Rust on the very first line with Crosby and Guentzel.Read:Week 11 line rankingsRead the Original Post.

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