Top 100 Roto Rankings – April 2020

Ian Gooding

2020-04-15

The season might be at a standstill with no return date in sight, but the Roto Rankings will continue to be updated.

Most notably, injured players who would have been on the verge of returning have been added back to the rankings. When reports surface of more players close to being fully healed, we will add those players back to the rankings. So treat these rankings as if hockey were still being played right now, as difficult as that may be. If the season is cancelled, then we will turn our attention to rankings for next season.  

Keep in mind that these are single-season rankings for a head-to-head or rotisserie league using the following settings: G, A, +/-, PPP, SOG, HIT, W, GAA, SV%. In other words, this list is focused on the 2019-20 season, but not beyond. This list could also be used by keeper owners with a "win now" mentality.

Are there any players that you believe are ranked too high or too low? Did we miss anyone in the top 100, or is there a player there that probably shouldn't be? Let us know in the comments below, and we will consider your feedback when compiling next month's rankings.

Rank Name Mar-20 Comments
1 David Pastrnak 1 2/20 – Seems like a lock for 50 goals at this point
2 Leon Draisaitl 2 3/20 – Plus/minus might be all that keeps him from #1?
3 Connor McDavid 3 3/20 – Back from quad injury
4 Nathan MacKinnon 4 1/20 – Potential Art Ross and Hart Trophy candidate
5 Alex Ovechkin 5 2/20 – Showing no age-related decline in goals
6 John Carlson 6 12/19 – Running away with points lead among defensemen
7 Nikita Kucherov 7 2/20 – Player, team recovering after slow start
8 Auston Matthews 9 2/20 – Pushing for the Rocket Richard Trophy
9 Brad Marchand 8 2/20 – Along for ride with huge year from Pastrnak
10 Patrick Kane 10 3/20 – Was on pace for nearly 100 points again
11 Roman Josi 11 1/20 – In the Norris Trophy conversation
12 Artemi Panarin 12 1/20 – Scorching hot since Christmas
13 Jack Eichel 13 3/20 – Extended slump, worries about playing through injury
14 John Tavares 14 11/19 – Returned from broken finger
15 Jonathan Huberdeau 15 12/19 – He and Barkov piling up the points
16 Sidney Crosby 16 1/20 – Returned from hernia surgery
17 Tuukka Rask 17 11/19 – Sparkling ratios make up for lack of starts
18 Mika Zibanejad 24 3/20 – Scoring at a goal-per-game pace in Feb/Mar
19 Andrei Vasilevskiy 18 2/20 – Back in the Vezina conversation
20 Patrice Bergeron 19 11/19 – Centering the league’s top line
21 Matthew Tkachuk 20 3/20 – Must-own in bangers leagues
22 Sebastian Aho 21 11/19 – Trying to rebound from frigid start
23 Elias Pettersson 22 11/19 – No sophomore slump, scoring alone bumps him up
24 Mitch Marner 23 12/19 – Recently returned from ankle injury
25 Evgeni Malkin 25 3/20 – As long as he doesn’t get injured
26 Patrik Laine 26 3/20 – You’ve been rewarded if you took a chance
27 Steven Stamkos NR 4/20 – Would be ready to play soon
28 Mark Scheifele 27 12/19 – A center who is a better points league option
29 Ben Bishop 28 3/20 – Losing starts to Khudobin
30 Johnny Gaudreau 29 1/20 – January an improvement over so-so first half
31 Aleksander Barkov 30 3/20 – Won’t meet last season’s numbers
32 Brayden Point 31 11/19 – Lightning’s slow start affecting Point
33 Victor Hedman 32 3/20 – Day-to-day with lower-body injury
34 Brent Burns 33 12/19 – Numbers across the board are down, especially plus minus
35 Tyler Seguin 34 3/20 – SOG total props up declining scoring numbers
36 Taylor Hall 35 4/20 – Value unchanged with trade
37 Kris Letang 36 12/19 – Back in business again
38 Claude Giroux 37 3/20 – Benefitting from Flyers’ win streak
39 Evander Kane 38 11/19 – Double-digit goals and great peripherals
40 Blake Wheeler 39 12/19 – Age-related decline begun?
41 J.T. Miller 40 3/20 – Now a top-20 scorer at over a point per game
42 Andrei Svechnikov 45 4/20 – Contributes to a ton of roto categories when not scoring
43 Dougie Hamilton NR 4/20 – Would be ready to play soon
44 Jake Guentzel NR 4/20 – Would be ready to play soon
45 Gabriel Landeskog 41 3/20 – Not his best season, but top-10 option over past month
46 Connor Hellebuyck 42 12/19 – Exceeded expectations behind Jets depleted D
47 Jordan Binnington 43 12/19 – Picked up where he left off from last season
48 Teuvo Teravainen 44 3/20 – On pace to match last season’s total
49 Alex Pietrangelo 46 1/20 – Important cog on a Blues machine
50 Vladimir Tarasenko NR 4/20 – Would be ready to play now
51 Erik Karlsson NR 4/20 – Would be ready to play now
52 Brady Tkachuk 59 1/20 – On pace to be 1st member of 300 HIT/300 SOG club
53 Kyle Connor 56 2/20 – Place on the list for Jets leading scorer long overdue
54 Evgeny Kuznetsov 48 3/20 – On pace for a downturn
55 Jonathan Marchessault 49 3/20 – Propped up by high shot total
56 Frederik Andersen 47 3/20 – Ratios down from previous seasons
57 Keith Yandle 51 12/19 – Continues to be power-play dynamo
58 Carey Price 52 12/19 – Numbers do not reflect an elite goalie
59 Filip Forsberg 53 3/20 – Drop to ranking with more comparable scorers
60 Sean Couturier 54 3/20 – On pace for just under last season’s total
61 Sean Monahan 55 12/19 – Trying to get back on track after slow start
62 Mike Hoffman 58 3/20 – Consistent as they come as a goal scorer
63 Tom Wilson 60 11/19 – Scoring and hitting – what more do you want?
64 Carter Hart 61 3/20 – Benefitting from Flyers’ win streak
65 Cale Makar 62 2/20 – Calder favorite with near point-per-game numbers
66 Quinn Hughes 63 1/20 – Pushing Makar in Calder Trophy race
67 David Perron 64 12/19 – Benefitting from Tarasenko injury
68 Shea Weber 65 3/20 – Return was earlier than expected
69 Anze Kopitar 66 9/19 – Veteran C being drafted well after pick 100 in Yahoo
70 Morgan Rielly 91 3/20 – Returned, but well off last season’s pace
71 Elias Lindholm 68 3/20 – On pace to finish below last season’s total
72 Nicklas Backstrom 50 4/20 – Assist-heavy totals, which are down slightly
73 Drew Doughty 69 3/20 – Still a strong contributor, but dragged down by +/-
74 Torey Krug 70 3/20 – Day-to-day with upper-body injury
75 Rasmus Ristolainen 72 2/20 – Value hurt a little by Buffalo woes
76 Alex DeBrincat 73 3/20 – Scoring down, but strong rebound candidate
77 Jamie Benn 74 3/20 – Hits total, not scoring, keeping him afloat here
78 Marc-Andre Fleury 67 3/20 – Lehner will cut into starts
79 Robin Lehner 78 3/20 – Will battle Fleury for starts
80 Ilya Samsonov 79 2/20 – Wrestling starting job away from struggling Holtby
81 Neal Pionk 80 1/20 – Leaned on heavily and contributing as a result
82 Dylan Larkin 81 12/19 – Not even leading last-place Wings in scoring
83 Darcy Kuemper 82 3/20 – Finally returned from injury
84 Tony DeAngelo 83 3/20 – Top-5 scoring blueliner as of early March
85 Kevin Fiala 84 3/20 – On a tear and shooting a ton
86 Brendan Gallagher 71 4/20 – Shot totals keep him on this list
87 Bryan Rust 86 1/20 – Picking up the scoring slack with injuries
88 Timo Meier 75 3/20 – Decent peripherals, if you don’t include plus/minus
89 Oscar Klefbom 88 2/20 – Showing what he is capable of on PP1
90 Jeff Petry 89 2/20 – Player of interest: Weber injury and trade rumors
91 Shea Theodore 90 2/20 – Already surpassed career best numbers
92 Ryan O’Reilly 57 4/20 – Assist-heavy total brings down ranking
93 Pierre-Luc Dubois 76 3/20 – CBJ offense doesn’t have much else at the moment
94 Jakub Voracek NR 4/20 – Very similarly ranked to O’Reilly
95 Juuse Saros 99 3/20 – Taken the starting goalie job away from Rinne
96 Brock Boeser 96 3/20 – Returned from rib injury
97 Jacob Markstrom NR 4/20 – Should be ready to play when season resumes
98 Seth Jones NR 4/20 – Should be ready to play when season resumes
99 Pavel Francouz 93 3/20 – Filling in admirably for Grubauer
100 Brayden Schenn 100 3/20 – Providing balanced scoring and hit totals
Out Matt Murray 97 4/20 – Ratios only league average
Ondrej Palat 87 4/20 – Only 3 points in last 9 games
Tyson Barrie 92 4/20 – Toronto trade has hurt his value
Elvis Merzlikins 85 4/20 – Only one win since Feb 7
Tristan Jarry 77 4/20 – Splitting starts with Murray
Ryan Strome 94 4/20 – One point in last seven games before pause
Joonas Korpisalo 95 4/20 – Last handful of starts not very strong
Dominik Kubalik 98 4/20 – Repeating in 2020-21 will be a tall order

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LINE COMBOS

  Frequency N.J Players
29% NICO HISCHIER KYLE PALMIERI MILES WOOD
19.5% JESPER BRATT NIKITA GUSEV PAVEL ZACHA
12.5% JOEY ANDERSON JACK HUGHES TRAVIS ZAJAC

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