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Rest of the Season Fantasy Hockey Rankings; Buy Low & Sell High

Chris Meaney FNTSY Senior Analyst January 29, 2017 9:05PM EDT
Rest of the Season Fantasy Hockey Rankings;  Buy Low & Sell High 

NHL All-Star weekend is over and that means only six weeks left until Fantasy Hockey Playoffs. If you play in Yahoo! leagues, Week 15 is two weeks long and you have five head-to-head matchups left before playoffs. Hopefully, you and your league mates treat Week 23 as Championship Week and not Week 24. Just like Fantasy Football, players rest during the final week of the season.

Side Bar: Wayne Simmonds was named All-Star Game MVP and he really has been a Fantasy Hockey MVP, as he ranks inside the Top 10 among forwards. He touches all categories on a nightly basis; goals, power play points, hits, pims, blocks and shots.

Below are a few Buy Low and Sell High Fantasy Hockey candidates. Should you sell Sidney Crosby? If so, what should you be asking for in return? That and more including Fantasy Hockey Playoff Strategy. Find out which teams play the most and least during playoff time. Why selling Mark Scheifele may not be a bad idea.

Rest of the Season Fantasy Hockey Rankings

Should owners be worried about Carey Price? Why Devan Dubnyk at one and why should owners buy Ben Bishop?

Rest of the Season Fantasy Hockey Rankings

Goals, Assists, Points, Power Play Points, Shots On Goal, Hits and Blocks are stats I used when putting together the following rankings.

I know some play with penalty minutes and plus/minus. Players like Wayne Simmonds, Dustin Byfuglien, Evander Kane and Andrew Shaw have added value in PIM leagues, while it’s tough to own Shayne Gostisbehere, Sean Monahan, Tyson Barrie and Matt Duchene in leagues with plus/minus.

I typically play with faceoffs, but it overvalues centers so I left that stat out when ranking; but there are a ton of under-owned centers who can rack up faceoffs and help you out in other categories; Mikko Koivu, Tyler Bozak, Bo Horvat and Brandon Dubinksy are just a few.

Brent Burns is the top defenseman and top skater in Fantasy now. Photo by Curtis Comeau / Icon Sportswire)

Brent Burns is the top defenseman and top skater in Fantasy now. Photo by Curtis Comeau / Icon Sportswire

Every site is different when it comes to eligibility and FantasyPros is missing a couple guys in certain spots. I’ve tried to hit on most, but if you have any questions let me know via Twitter. @chrismeaney

Patrik Laine would sit nicely in at the eight spot in the LW Rankings and Alexander Radulov would slot in at 20. Rickard Rakell, Mikael Granlund and Nino Niederreiter would round out the Top 35 at the position.

Brent Burns is not only the top Fantasy Hockey defenseman, but he’s the number one Fantasy Hockey skater to date. He tied for ninth in goals, ninth in assists, fourth in points and first in shots on goal. He also contributes in power play, hit and block categories. He was viewed as a first round pick for me and a number one d ranking heading into the season, he’s now a top six pick for me if the season started today. Burns just keeps on impressing.

Auston Matthews makes a big jump from the beginning of the season. The number one overall pick this season is tied for fourth in goals with Alex Ovechkin and eight in shots on goal. 40 is within reach for the Maple Leaf.

2016 Fantasy Hockey Rankings powered by FantasyProsECR ™ – Expert Consensus Rankings


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