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Fantasy hockey rankings Week 5 replace: Maintain onto Jordan Staal and Bryan Rust

Setting apart for a second the truth that we all know some early torrid paces will calm down, different gamers will warmth up and accidents will occur: Let’s take a fast take a look at the variety of fantasy factors remaining for a few of our prime skaters.

If we take a participant’s fantasy factors per recreation (FPPG) and multiply it by the variety of video games they’ve left, that is how a lot fantasy worth they’ve remaining — once more, assuming a static tempo ahead (which we all know is not the case).

The skater with essentially the most remaining fantasy worth proper now could be Joe Pavelski, however few are banking on his 3.4 FPPG to carry for one more 44 video games. The subsequent three gamers ought to come as a shock to nobody, as Alex Ovechkin, Auston Matthews and Connor McDavid are subsequent in line.

However who’s that lurking in fifth place? With an affordable pattern of the season on the books to make this calculation, it is honest to name it a shock to see Jordan Staal right here. If I had advised you it was a member of the Carolina Hurricanes, you’ll have guessed Sebastian Aho, until you have been paying shut consideration to the workforce.

Averaging 3.0 FPPG via 11 video games, Staal has discovered a rhythm with Andrei Svechnikov and Warren Foegele, in addition to discovered his means onto the workforce’s prime power-play unit.

With Staal sneaking his means up the checklist of prime fantasy stars thus far this season, it has me questioning who else has subtle-but-elite worth. I’ve tried to focus on some gamers who could not get prime billing for his or her workforce, however are shelling out prime fantasy factors.


Rasmus Ristolainen, D, Buffalo Sabres: He isn’t taken over the facility play from Rasmus Dahlin or something like that, however he is utilizing the secondary power-play time successfully and gathering stronger peripheral stats (hits, blocked photographs) to make him the Sabres prime fantasy defenseman thus far. His 2.2 FPPG and lots of postponements has him sitting eighth amongst all defensemen for fantasy worth remaining.


Alec Martinez, D, Vegas Golden Knights: On a workforce with Shea Theodore and Alex Pietrangelo, it is Martinez gathering essentially the most fantasy factors. He is second within the NHL in blocked photographs, whereas choosing up sufficient factors and power-play factors to gasoline a ridiculous run thus far this season. The factors is probably not regular, as each Theodore and Pietrangelo have missed time, however the peripheral stats will proceed.


Bryan Rust, W, Pittsburgh Penguins: Main all Penguins in fantasy factors thus far this season, lots of the worth comes from him getting pucks on the web. He is sixteenth in photographs on objective within the NHL and is a mainstay on the Penguins energy play (regardless of that not which means as a lot this season).


Devon Toews, D, Colorado Avalanche: He leads the Avalanche blue line in FPPG, which is a big accomplishment with Cale Makar in the home. Whereas his position might be secondary (very similar to Ristolainen and Martinez), he collects sufficient counting stats to remain within the combine right here. I do not anticipate him to complete forward of Makar, however he’ll give him a run for his cash.


Jean-Gabriel Pageau, C, New York Islanders: Main the Islanders in fantasy factors, Pageau is getting it performed throughout the board. He is helped by rating eighth amongst all ahead in blocked photographs, whereas gathering factors on each particular groups. As for fantasy worth remaining at his present tempo, he sits 86th within the league — simply behind Roman Josi and simply forward of John Tavares.



Jean-Gabriel Pageau beats Sabres goalie Linus Ullmark up excessive within the Islanders’ 3-1 win.

Forwards on the transfer


Anze Kopitar, C, Los Angeles Kings (up 21 spots to No. 25): The Kings chief is having himself a 12 months. He could be on tempo for a 107-point season if there have been 82 video games on faucet. There’s not a lot totally different concerning the lineup and deployment this season, as he is nonetheless with Dustin Brown and Alex Iafallo — however I feel we may give some credit score to the remainder of the depth chart exhibiting higher and taking among the opponents’ defensive focus off Kopitar’s line.


Jack Hughes, C, New Jersey Devils (up 49 spots to No. 92): We spent lots of time discussing banked fantasy factors with the previous two fantasy forecasters, and I feel it is time to put money into Hughes now or miss the boat. The Devils are due again in motion for the primary time since Jan. 31. Whereas Hughes hasn’t been a whole revelation with reference to his FPPG (1.8 although 9 video games), having 47 video games remaining this season offers him further contests to attract on and makes him much more enticing to your fantasy squad.

Defensemen on the transfer


Brent Burns, D, San Jose Sharks (down 22 spots to No. 49): He is doing his greatest to hold onto worth with continued excessive quantity of photographs on objective (although nowhere close to a Burns-esque tempo), however the numbers simply aren’t there this season. The Sharks energy play is not a supply of monster stats anymore and Burns’ fantasy worth is struggling due to it. At his present tempo, he ranks thirty ninth amongst defensemen for fantasy worth remaining. He nonetheless will get just a little rope within the rankings as a result of Sharks unusual begin to the season (no residence video games till this previous weekend).


Drew Doughty, D, Los Angeles Kings (up 33 spots to No. 65): We won’t spotlight Kopitar with out mentioning Doughty right here. He is additionally on a tempo for one of the best season of his profession, with 11 factors and three targets although 13 video games. He is already scored greater than half his whole of power-play factors from final season. He ranks third for fantasy worth remaining amongst defensemen — simply behind Victor Hedman and simply forward of Jeff Petry.

Goaltenders on the transfer


Anton Khudobin, G, Dallas Stars (down 34 spots to No. 89): It isn’t a good comparability, because the Stars are clearly giving Jake Oettinger the lesser of the assignments in relation to beginning, however the truth that he and Khudobin are lifeless even at 1.9 FPPG thus far and that Khudobin has solely performed 54 % of the workforce’s whole minutes are each regarding for his general worth. Whereas the workforce will nonetheless see loads of Nashville, Detroit, Columbus and Chicago, there are additionally loads of video games towards Carolina, Tampa Bay and Florida to come back.


Mackenzie Blackwood, G, New Jersey Devils (up 13 spots to No. 113): I do know we’ve not seen him within the crease for almost a month (Jan. 19), however Blackwood seemed rock stable in his three outings to start out the season. It is a small pattern, however I feel the danger is value taking given the large benefit the Devils have in remaining video games performed. A truncated schedule is certain to chop into his taking part in time a bit — as one would anticipate extra back-to-back units to make up for misplaced time — however for these seeking to inject new life of their fantasy crease, I can not consider a greater commerce goal in relation to price versus potential reward.

New to rankings

P.Okay. Subban (No. 203), Ty Smith (215), Max Comtois (219), Justin Schultz (232), James Reimer (234), Nick Foligno (235), Alex Iafallo (237), Jack Roslovic (238), Jonas Brodin (241), Justin Faulk (243), Brandon Tanev (246), Evan Bouchard (248), Brock McGinn (250).

Simply missed

Paul Stastny, Adam Lowry, David Savard, Ryan Donato, Ryan Johansen, Phillip Danault, Tyler Bertuzzi, Ryan Getzlaf, Pius Suter, Jaden Schwartz, Drake Batherson, Joe Thornton, Jeff Carter, Tyler Johnson, Robby Fabbri, Jason Dickinson, Zdeno Chara, Nikita Zaitsev, Joonas Donskoi, Andreas Athanasiou.

Dropped out

Tanner Pearson, Alexis Lafreniere, Esa Lindell, Matt Grzelcyk, Jason Zucker, Anthony Duclair, Adam Henrique, Alex Killorn, Adam Boqvist, Pekka Rinne, Tim Stutzle, Rickard Rakell, Tyler Motte.

Fantasy hockey top-250 rankings

1. David Pastrnak, RW, Bos (RW1)
2. Connor McDavid, C, Edm (C1)
3. Andrei Vasilevskiy, G, TB (G1)
4. Auston Matthews, C, Tor (C2)
5. Alex Ovechkin, LW, Wsh (LW1)
6. Steven Stamkos, C, TB (C3)
7. Leon Draisaitl, LW, Edm (LW2)
8. Mitchell Marner, RW, Tor (RW2)
9. Jack Eichel, C, Buf (C4)
10. John Carlson, D, Wsh (D1)
11. Brad Marchand, LW, Bos (LW3)
12. Nathan MacKinnon, C, Col (C5)
13. Victor Hedman, D, TB (D2)
14. Patrick Kane, RW, Chi (RW3)
15. Jonathan Huberdeau, LW, Fla (LW4)
16. Patrice Bergeron, C, Bos (C6)
17. Connor Hellebuyck, G, Wpg (G2)
18. Artemi Panarin, LW, NYR (LW5)
19. Mark Scheifele, C, Wpg (C7)
20. Mikko Rantanen, RW, Col (RW4)
21. Mark Stone, RW, Vgs (RW5)
22. Sebastian Aho, C, Automotive (C8)
23. Alex Pietrangelo, D, Vgs (D3)
24. Aleksander Barkov, C, Fla (C9)
25. Anze Kopitar, C, LA (C10)
26. Philipp Grubauer, G, Col (G3)
27. Brayden Level, C, TB (C11)
28. Sidney Crosby, C, Pit (C12)
29. Max Pacioretty, LW, Vgs (LW6)
30. Semyon Varlamov, G, NYI (G4)
31. John Tavares, C, Tor (C13)
32. Blake Wheeler, RW, Wpg (RW6)
33. Kyle Connor, LW, Wpg (LW7)
34. Ivan Provorov, D, Phi (D4)
35. Jacob Markstrom, G, Cgy (G5)
36. Patrik Laine, RW, Cls (RW7)
37. Roman Josi, D, Nsh (D5)
38. Charlie McAvoy, D, Bos (D6)
39. Cale Makar, D, Col (D7)
40. Jeff Petry, D, Mon (D8)
41. Nicklas Backstrom, C, Wsh (C14)
42. Andrei Svechnikov, LW, Automotive (LW8)
43. Joe Pavelski, RW, Dal (RW8)
44. Jake Guentzel, LW, Pit (LW9)
45. Jordan Binnington, G, StL (G6)
46. Alex DeBrincat, LW, Chi (LW10)
47. Taylor Corridor, LW, Buf (LW11)
48. Gabriel Landeskog, LW, Col (LW12)
49. Brent Burns, D, SJ (D9)
50. Frederik Andersen, G, Tor (G7)
51. Dougie Hamilton, D, Automotive (D10)
52. Ryan Nugent-Hopkins, C, Edm (C15)
53. Sean Couturier, C, Phi (C16)
54. Johnny Gaudreau, LW, Cgy (LW13)
55. Mika Zibanejad, C, NYR (C17)
56. Marc-Andre Fleury, G, Vgs (G8)
57. Darnell Nurse, D, Edm (D11)
58. Jamie Benn, LW, Dal (LW14)
59. Elias Lindholm, RW, Cgy (RW9)
60. John Klingberg, D, Dal (D12)
61. Elias Pettersson, C, Van (C18)
62. Tuukka Rask, G, Bos (G9)
63. Travis Konecny, RW, Phi (RW10)
64. Filip Forsberg, LW, Nsh (LW15)
65. Drew Doughty, D, LA (D13)
66. Logan Couture, C, SJ (C19)
67. Carey Value, G, Mon (G10)
68. J.T. Miller, C, Van (C20)
69. Igor Shesterkin, G, NYR (G11)
70. Morgan Rielly, D, Tor (D14)
71. Thomas Chabot, D, Ott (D15)
72. Evgeni Malkin, C, Pit (C21)
73. Matthew Tkachuk, LW, Cgy (LW16)
74. Seth Jones, D, Cls (D16)
75. Mathew Barzal, C, NYI (C22)
76. Brayden Schenn, C, StL (C23)
77. Aaron Ekblad, D, Fla (D17)
78. T.J. Oshie, RW, Wsh (RW11)
79. John Gibson, G, Ana (G12)
80. Tyson Barrie, D, Edm (D18)
81. Adam Fox, D, NYR (D19)
82. Quinn Hughes, D, Van (D20)
83. Darcy Kuemper, G, Ari (G13)
84. Kailer Yamamoto, RW, Edm (RW12)
85. Carter Hart, G, Phi (G14)
86. Patric Hornqvist, RW, Fla (RW13)
87. Ryan Ellis, D, Nsh (D21)
88. Shea Theodore, D, Vgs (D22)
89. Anton Khudobin, G, Dal (G15)
90. Kris Letang, D, Pit (D23)
91. Ilya Samsonov, G, Wsh (G16)
92. Jack Hughes, C, NJ (C24)
93. Tom Wilson, RW, Wsh (RW14)
94. Tomas Hertl, C, SJ (C25)
95. Victor Olofsson, RW, Buf (RW15)
96. Jacob Trouba, D, NYR (D24)
97. Jakob Chychrun, D, Ari (D25)
98. Ondrej Palat, LW, TB (LW17)
99. Brock Boeser, RW, Van (RW16)
100. Vincent Trocheck, C, Automotive (C26)
101. Brady Tkachuk, LW, Ott (LW18)
102. Nikolaj Ehlers, LW, Wpg (LW19)
103. Shea Weber, D, Mon (D26)
104. Robin Lehner, G, Vgs (G17)
105. Ryan O’Reilly, C, StL (C27)
106. Ryan Pulock, D, NYI (D27)
107. Evander Kane, LW, SJ (LW20)
108. Rasmus Ristolainen, D, Buf (D28)
109. Alec Martinez, D, Vgs (D29)
110. Chris Kreider, LW, NYR (LW21)
111. Pierre-Luc Dubois, C, Wpg (C28)
112. Teuvo Teravainen, RW, Automotive (RW17)
113. Mackenzie Blackwood, G, NJ (G18)
114. Tyler Toffoli, RW, Mon (RW18)
115. Bryan Rust, RW, Pit (RW19)
116. Nick Suzuki, C, Mon (C29)
117. Kirill Kaprizov, LW, Min (LW22)
118. Matt Dumba, D, Min (D30)
119. Keith Yandle, D, Fla (D31)
120. James van Riemsdyk, LW, Phi (LW23)
121. William Nylander, RW, Tor (RW20)
122. Sam Reinhart, RW, Buf (RW21)
123. Anders Lee, LW, NYI (LW24)
124. Rasmus Andersson, D, Cgy (D32)
125. Evgeny Kuznetsov, C, Wsh (C30)
126. Bo Horvat, C, Van (C31)
127. Neal Pionk, D, Wpg (D33)
128. Erik Karlsson, D, SJ (D34)
129. Dylan Larkin, C, Det (C32)
130. David Perron, RW, StL (RW22)
131. Roope Hintz, C, Dal (C33)
132. Ryan Suter, D, Min (D35)
133. Rasmus Dahlin, D, Buf (D36)
134. Jake Muzzin, D, Tor (D37)
135. Joonas Korpisalo, G, Cls (G19)
136. Devon Toews, D, Col (D38)
137. Zach Werenski, D, Cls (D39)
138. Alexander Radulov, RW, Dal (RW23)
139. Sergei Bobrovsky, G, Fla (G20)
140. Oliver Bjorkstrand, RW, Cls (RW24)
141. Claude Giroux, LW, Phi (LW25)
142. Mikhail Sergachev, D, TB (D40)
143. Oliver Ekman-Larsson, D, Ari (D41)
144. Colton Parayko, D, StL (D42)
145. Zach Parise, LW, Min (LW26)
146. Sean Monahan, C, Cgy (C34)
147. Denis Gurianov, LW, Dal (LW27)
148. Torey Krug, D, StL (D43)
149. Cam Talbot, G, Min (G21)
150. Josh Anderson, RW, Mon (RW25)
151. Jared Spurgeon, D, Min (D44)
152. Mark Giordano, D, Cgy (D45)
153. Cam Atkinson, RW, Cls (RW26)
154. Damon Severson, D, NJ (D46)
155. Jordan Staal, C, Automotive (C35)
156. Timo Meier, RW, SJ (RW27)
157. Dominik Kubalik, LW, Chi (LW28)
158. Kevin Lankinen, G, Chi (G22)
159. Mike Hoffman, LW, StL (LW29)
160. Carter Verhaeghe, C, Fla (C36)
161. Jakub Voracek, RW, Phi (RW28)
162. Miro Heiskanen, D, Dal (D47)
163. Andre Burakovsky, LW, Col (LW30)
164. Dustin Brown, RW, LA (RW29)
165. Kevin Fiala, C, Min (C37)
166. Jordan Eberle, RW, NYI (RW30)
167. Alexander Edler, D, Van (D48)
168. Brendan Gallagher, RW, Mon (RW31)
169. Jakub Vrana, C, Wsh (C38)
170. Anthony Cirelli, C, TB (C39)
171. Nick Ritchie, LW, Bos (LW31)
172. Joel Farabee, LW, Phi (LW32)
173. Jaroslav Halak, G, Bos (G23)
174. Kyle Palmieri, RW, NJ (RW32)
175. Nino Niederreiter, RW, Automotive (RW33)
176. Ryan Strome, C, NYR (C40)
177. William Karlsson, C, Vgs (C41)
178. Ryan McDonagh, D, TB (D49)
179. Samuel Girard, D, Col (D50)
180. Juuse Saros, G, Nsh (G24)
181. Tomas Tatar, LW, Mon (LW33)
182. Jake Allen, G, Mon (G25)
183. Viktor Arvidsson, RW, Nsh (RW34)
184. Joel Eriksson Ek, C, Min (C42)
185. Elvis Merzlikins, G, Cls (G26)
186. Conor Garland, RW, Ari (RW35)
187. Mikael Granlund, LW, Nsh (LW34)
188. Alex Tuch, RW, Vgs (RW36)
189. Pavel Buchnevich, RW, NYR (RW37)
190. Boone Jenner, C, Cls (C43)
191. Jean-Gabriel Pageau, C, NYI (C44)
192. Jordan Kyrou, C, StL (C45)
193. Josh Norris, C, Ott (C46)
194. Christian Dvorak, LW, Ari (LW35)
195. Anthony Mantha, RW, Det (RW38)
196. Kevin Hayes, C, Phi (C47)
197. Duncan Keith, D, Chi (D51)
198. Josh Morrissey, D, Wpg (D52)
199. Nazem Kadri, C, Col (C48)
200. Phil Kessel, RW, Ari (RW39)
201. Nick Schmaltz, C, Ari (C49)
202. Vladimir Tarasenko, RW, StL (RW40)
203. P.Okay. Subban, D, NJ (D53)
204. Blake Coleman, LW, TB (LW36)
205. Jaccob Slavin, D, Automotive (D54)
206. Petr Mrazek, G, Automotive (G27)
207. Evgenii Dadonov, RW, Ott (RW41)
208. Erik Gustafsson, D, Phi (D55)
209. Max Domi, C, Cls (C50)
210. Chandler Stephenson, C, Vgs (C51)
211. Brock Nelson, C, NYI (C52)
212. Adrian Kempe, C, LA (C53)
213. Matt Duchene, C, Nsh (C54)
214. Chris Driedger, G, Fla (G28)
215. Ty Smith, D, NJ (D56)
216. Pavel Francouz, G, Col (G29)
217. Tyler Myers, D, Van (D57)
218. Scott Laughton, LW, PHI (LW37)
219. Max Comtois, LW, Ana (LW38)
220. Ryan Graves, D, Col (D58)
221. Adam Larsson, D, Edm (D59)
222. Noah Dobson, D, NYI (D60)
223. Miles Wooden, LW, NJ (LW39)
224. Mikko Koskinen, G, Edm (G30)
225. Antti Raanta, G, Ari (G31)
226. Jonathan Marchessault, LW, Vgs (LW40)
227. Clayton Keller, C, Ari (C55)
228. Brian Elliott, G, Phi (G32)
229. Andrew Copp, C, Wpg (C56)
230. Jordan Greenway, LW, Min (LW41)
231. Calvin Petersen, G, LA (G33)
232. Justin Schultz, D, Wsh (D61)
233. Linus Ullmark, G, Buf (G34)
234. James Reimer, G, Automotive (G35)
235. Nick Foligno, LW, Cls (LW42)
236. Mikael Backlund, C, Cgy (C57)
237. Alex Iafallo, LW, LA (LW43)
238. Jack Roslovic, C, Cls (C58)
239. Zach Hyman, LW, Tor (LW44)
240. Vince Dunn, D, StL (D62)
241. Jonas Brodin, D, Min (D63)
242. Kasperi Kapanen, RW, Pit (RW42)
243. Justin Faulk, D, StL (D64)
244. Martin Necas, C, Automotive (C59)
245. Dylan Strome, C, Chi (C60)
246. Brandon Tanev, LW, Pit (LW45)
247. Cody Glass, C, Vgs (C61)
248. Evan Bouchard, D, Edm (D65)
249. Connor Murphy, D, Chi (D66)
250. Brock McGinn, LW, Automotive (LW46)

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