Top 100 Roto Rankings – May 2020

Ian Gooding

2020-05-15

We have now reached two months since the NHL season was paused, which means at this point there will be very few changes from April's rankings.

Aside from a few minor adjustments, previously injured players who would be healthy enough to return will re-enter the rankings. This list will continue to assume that the 2019-20 will be continued at some point. If the season is cancelled, then these rankings will be adjusted for the 2020-21 season, whenever that may start.

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%.

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

 

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HOT PLAYERS

  Players Team GP G A P
JOHN KLINGBERG DAL 4 0 6 6
ALEXANDER RADULOV DAL 5 1 5 6
VICTOR HEDMAN T.B 4 2 2 4
PAUL STASTNY VGK 6 2 4 6
BLAKE COLEMAN T.B 5 1 3 4
SHEA THEODORE VGK 4 1 2 3

LINE COMBOS

  Frequency ARI Players
25.7% LAWSON CROUSE CLAYTON KELLER DEREK STEPAN
19.9% TAYLOR HALL VINNIE HINOSTROZA CARL SODERBERG
17.7% CHRISTIAN DVORAK BARRETT HAYTON PHIL KESSEL

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