Top 100 Roto Rankings – July 2020

Ian Gooding


By this time next month, the NHL should be well into its return-to-play plan with games in hub cities Toronto and Edmonton. This is provided that the COVID-19 situations in those cities don't get out of control, though.

Although play-in round and playoff stats aren't counted in most regular-season fantasy leagues, we will keep an eye on players who could show a change in overall fantasy value. Previous studies on this website have shown that playoff success sometimes – but not always – leads to future regular-season success.

Not all of the names on this list will play in the play-in round and playoffs, of course. No one on this list has opted out, either. As long as a significant number of players aren't being quarantined because of a positive COVID-19 test, there will be a lot of nearly-fully healthy lineups for the play-in tournament. If everything goes according to plan, you'll be able to see many of these players in action very soon.

Given the lack of games for several months, there haven't been a ton of changes in this month's rankings compared to last month's. However, there are several names new to the top 100 given both recent and potential future returns.

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.

1David Pastrnak16/20 – Only COVID19 could stop him from reaching 50 goals
2Leon Draisaitl23/20 – Plus/minus might be all that keeps him from #1?
3Connor McDavid36/20 – Only teammate Draisaitl finished with more points
4Nathan MacKinnon46/20 – SOG leader, 5th in overall points
5Nikita Kucherov56/20 – 36 PTS over last 24 GP
6Alex Ovechkin66/20 – Co-Rocket Richard winner not slowing down
7Auston Matthews76/20 – Only 1 G behind the Rocket Richard leaders
8Brad Marchand82/20 – Along for ride with huge year from Pastrnak
9Patrick Kane93/20 – Was on pace for nearly 100 points again
10John Carlson106/20 – Production more realistic after amazing Q1
11Artemi Panarin116/20 – Tied for 3rd in points, but some peripherals light
12Roman Josi126/20 – Carried the Preds in scoring as a d-man
13Jack Eichel133/20 – Extended slump, worries about playing through injury
14Mika Zibanejad143/20 – Scoring at a goal-per-game pace in Feb/Mar
15Sidney Crosby156/20 – PTS/GP-wise, he still belongs here
16Tuukka Rask166/20 – Strong Vezina Trophy favorite
17Jonathan Huberdeau176/20 – Finished the season cold (1 PT in last 6 GP)
18Andrei Vasilevskiy182/20 – Back in the Vezina conversation
19Evgeni Malkin196/20 – Only 5 players had higher PTS/GP than Malkin (1.35)
20Sebastian Aho206/20 – Maintaining 30+ G and PT/G pace over 2 seasons
21Victor Hedman215/20 – Only behind Carlson and Josi in scoring among d-men
22Steven Stamkos257/20 – Well over a point per game over last 4 seasons
23Elias Pettersson236/20 – Equalled last year’s points (66) in 3 fewer GP
24Mitchell Marner226/20 – Over a point per game over last 2 seasons
25Patrik Laine243/20 – You’ve been rewarded if you took a chance
26Patrice Bergeron266/20 – Second-half production slowed (20 PTS in 27 GP)
27John Tavares276/20 – Under 1 PT/GP for first time in 3 seasons
28Mark Scheifele286/20 – A point-per-game option for 4 consecutive seasons
29Matthew Tkachuk296/20 – 23 PTS in last 20 GP, but scoring still down from ’18-19
30Brayden Point306/20 – Points down, but still nearly a point per game
31Aleksander Barkov316/20 – Finished the season cold (0 PTS in last 6 GP)
32Connor Hellebuyck326/20 – Should receive strong Vezina Trophy consideration
33Blake Wheeler336/20 – Not declining yet? 22 PTS in last 19 GP
34Ben Bishop346/20 – Regression plus lost starts to Khudobin
35Kris Letang356/20 – Scoring down, but has managed to stay healthy
36Taylor Hall364/20 – Value unchanged with trade
37Claude Giroux373/20 – Benefitting from Flyers’ win streak
38Evander Kane386/20 – Solid goals, shots, and hits again
39Tyler Seguin396/20 – Not among the point-per-game scorers
40J.T. Miller403/20 – Now a top-20 scorer at over a point per game
41Andrei Svechnikov414/20 – Contributes to a ton of roto categories when not scoring
42Dougie Hamilton424/20 – Would be ready to play soon
43Jake Guentzel434/20 – Would be ready to play soon
44Mikko Rantanen446/20 – Expected to return from injury
45Brady Tkachuk456/20 – He’s this high because the hits and the shots
46Max Pacioretty465/20 – Expected to return from injury
47Johnny Gaudreau476/20 – 20 PTS in last 20 GP, but scoring still way down from ’18-19
48Gabriel Landeskog483/20 – Not his best season, but top-10 option over past month
49Jordan Binnington496/20 – Good numbers in first full season
50Brent Burns506/20 – Down in all roto categories from 2018-19
51Alex Pietrangelo526/20 – Was on pace for his first 60-point season
52Vladimir Tarasenko534/20 – Would be ready to play now
53Kyle Connor546/20 – Finished the season tied for 6th in goals
54Erik Karlsson554/20 – Would be ready to play now
55Teuvo Teravainen517/20 – Near point-per-game pace, but assist heavy
56Filip Forsberg563/20 – Drop to ranking with more comparable scorers
57Mark Stone575/20 – Ready to return if season resumes
58Tom Wilson586/20 – Identical G and A to B. Tkachuk
59Cale Makar596/20 – 50 PT rookie season was in only 57 games
60Carter Hart603/20 – Benefitting from Flyers’ win streak
61Jonathan Marchessault616/20 – 3 consecutive seasons of 230+ SOG
62Mike Hoffman623/20 – Consistent as they come as a goal scorer
63Sean Couturier636/20 – Slight regression from 2018-19
64Quinn Hughes646/20 – NHL’s top rookie scorer as a defenseman
65Alex DeBrincat655/20 – Signs there for a potential rebound in 2020-21
66Anze Kopitar666/20 – Rebounded nicely after subpar 2018-19
67Elias Lindholm673/20 – On pace to finish below last season’s total
68Evgeny Kuznetsov686/20 – Down in virtually all roto categories
69Morgan Rielly697/20 – Possible bounce-back candidate next season
70Torey Krug757/20 – Adjusting for current value with Bruins
71Shea Weber706/20 – Finished season with 0 PTS in last 6 GP
72Nicklas Backstrom724/20 – Assist-heavy totals, which are down slightly
73Frederik Andersen733/20 – Ratios down from previous seasons
74Drew Doughty743/20 – Still a strong contributor, but dragged down by +/-
75Keith Yandle766/20 – PPP nearly cut in half from 2018-19
76Neal Pionk776/20 – PPTOI and PPP doubled in move to Winnipeg
77Marc-Andre Fleury783/20 – Lehner will cut into starts
78Darcy Kuemper793/20 – Finally returned from injury
79Tony DeAngelo803/20 – Top-5 scoring blueliner as of early March
80Kevin Fiala813/20 – On a tear and shooting a ton
81Ryan Nugent-HopkinsNR7/20 – Near PT/GP numbers over the past two seasons
82David Perron717/20 – Tarasenko return could cut into value
83Carey Price825/20 – Numbers do not reflect an elite goalie
84Brendan Gallagher834/20 – Shot totals keep him on this list
85Oscar Klefbom852/20 – Showing what he is capable of on PP1
86Shea Theodore866/20 – Was on pace for his first 50-point season
87Jamie Benn876/20 – Continuing sharp scoring decline
88Travis KonecnyNR7/20 – Led Flyers in both points and PPP this season
89Dylan Larkin906/20 – Was hot (13 PTS in last 10 GP) before pause
90Rasmus Ristolainen916/20 – Hits total is what keeps him on this list
91Jakub Voracek926/20 – Finished season hot (10 A in last 6 GP)
92Ilya Samsonov936/20 – Only 1 QS in last 8 GP
93Jacob Markstrom944/20 – Should be ready to play when season resumes
94Seth Jones964/20 – Should be ready to play when season resumes
95Ryan O’Reilly887/20 – Low shot total (118) led to low goal total (12)
96Brayden Schenn983/20 – Providing balanced scoring and hit totals
97Zach WerenskiNR7/20 – Comparable to teammate Jones in many ways
98Igor ShesterkinNR7/20 – Brilliant ratios in brief NHL time
99William NylanderNR7/20 – First 30-goal season, could be more
100Mathew BarzalNR7/20 – Solid point totals assist heavy with light peripherals
OutRobin Lehner957/20 – Uncertainty about current situation and next season
Sean Monahan977/20 – Outside the top 50 in all listed roto categories
Jeff Petry997/20 – Lower upside than other d-men here
Timo Meier847/20 – Failed to reach 50 PTS but led team in scoring
Pierre-Luc Dubois897/20 – Failed to reach 50 PTS but led team in scoring
Bryan Rust1007/20 – Many advanced stats indicate possible regression


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