Top 100 Roto Rankings – August 2020

Ian Gooding

2020-08-16

The NHL's return to play has begun. Not only has the league completed the play-in round, but the 16-team (actual?) playoffs are now well underway. So far, so good.

Because of the small sample size of games, and the fact that not all players have returned to play, the number of changes for August has been fairly limited. However, I have made a few changes, not only based on recent play but also from feedback by you, the loyal Dobber Hockey visitor.

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.

RankNameJul-20Comments
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
16Sebastian Aho208/20 – On fire since return to play
17Tuukka Rask166/20 – Strong Vezina Trophy favorite
18Jonathan Huberdeau176/20 – Finished the season cold (1 PT in last 6 GP)
19Andrei Vasilevskiy182/20 – Back in the Vezina conversation
20Evgeni Malkin196/20 – Only 5 players had higher PTS/GP than Malkin (1.35)
21Victor Hedman215/20 – Only behind Carlson and Josi in scoring among d-men
22Steven Stamkos227/20 – Well over a point per game over last 4 seasons
23Elias Pettersson236/20 – Equalled last year’s points (66) in 3 fewer GP
24Mitchell Marner246/20 – Over a point per game over last 2 seasons
25Patrik Laine253/20 – 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
33Jake Guentzel438/20 – Over a point-per-game scorer in 39 GP
34Mikko Rantanen448/20 – Over a point per game in the last three seasons
35Blake Wheeler336/20 – Not declining yet? 22 PTS in last 19 GP
36Kris Letang356/20 – Scoring down, but has managed to stay healthy
37Evander Kane386/20 – Solid goals, shots, and hits again
38J.T. Miller403/20 – Now a top-20 scorer at over a point per game
39Andrei Svechnikov414/20 – Contributes to a ton of roto categories when not scoring
40Dougie Hamilton424/20 – Would be ready to play soon
41Ben Bishop348/20 – Regression plus lost starts to Khudobin
42Taylor Hall368/20 – Stayed healthy in 2019-20, but scoring down
43Claude Giroux378/20 – Fell well below point-per-game mark in 2019-20
44Brady Tkachuk456/20 – He’s this high because the hits and the shots
45Max Pacioretty465/20 – Expected to return from injury
46Johnny Gaudreau476/20 – 20 PTS in last 20 GP, but scoring still way down from ’18-19
47Tyler Seguin396/20 – Not among the point-per-game scorers, and sliding further
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 Pietrangelo516/20 – Was on pace for his first 60-point season
52Kyle Connor536/20 – Finished the season tied for 6th in goals
53Erik Karlsson544/20 – Would be ready to play now
54Teuvo Teravainen557/20 – Near point-per-game pace, but assist heavy
55Vladimir Tarasenko528/20 – Hasn’t gotten back on track since return
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 Krug707/20 – Adjusting for current value with Bruins
71Kevin Fiala808/20 – Point-per-game pace continued in play-in round
72Shea Weber716/20 – Finished season with 0 PTS in last 6 GP
73Nicklas Backstrom724/20 – Assist-heavy totals, which are down slightly
74Frederik Andersen733/20 – Ratios down from previous seasons
75Carey Price838/20 – Star in play-in round shows possible rebound
76Drew Doughty743/20 – Still a strong contributor, but dragged down by +/-
77Keith Yandle756/20 – PPP nearly cut in half from 2018-19
78Neal Pionk766/20 – PPTOI and PPP doubled in move to Winnipeg
79Darcy Kuemper783/20 – Finally returned from injury
80Ryan Nugent-Hopkins817/20 – Near PT/GP numbers over the past two seasons
81David Perron827/20 – Tarasenko return could cut into value
82Brendan Gallagher844/20 – Shot totals keep him on this list
83Oscar Klefbom852/20 – Showing what he is capable of on PP1
84Shea Theodore866/20 – Was on pace for his first 50-point season
85Tony DeAngelo798/20 – Weak play-in round could hurt 5-on-5 minutes
86Marc-Andre Fleury778/20 – Lehner has cut into starts
87Jamie Benn876/20 – Continuing sharp scoring decline
88Travis Konecny887/20 – Led Flyers in both points and PPP this season
89Dylan Larkin896/20 – Was hot (13 PTS in last 10 GP) before pause
90Rasmus Ristolainen906/20 – Hits total is what keeps him on this list
91Jakub Voracek916/20 – Finished season hot (10 A in last 6 GP)
92Ilya Samsonov926/20 – Only 1 QS in last 8 GP
93Jacob Markstrom934/20 – Should be ready to play when season resumes
94Seth Jones944/20 – Should be ready to play when season resumes
95Ryan O’Reilly957/20 – Low shot total (118) led to low goal total (12)
96Brayden Schenn963/20 – Providing balanced scoring and hit totals
97Zach Werenski977/20 – Comparable to teammate Jones in many ways
98Igor Shesterkin987/20 – Brilliant ratios in brief NHL time
99William Nylander997/20 – First 30-goal season, could be more
100Mathew Barzal1007/20 – Solid point totals assist heavy with light peripherals

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HOT PLAYERS

  Players Team GP G A P
VICTOR HEDMAN T.B 6 3 5 8
JOHN KLINGBERG DAL 6 1 6 7
ALEXANDER RADULOV DAL 7 1 6 7
MATTIAS JANMARK DAL 4 1 2 3

LINE COMBOS

  Frequency COL Players
20.1% PIERRE-EDOUARD BELLEMARE MATT NIETO LOGAN O'CONNOR
17.5% NAZEM KADRI VLADISLAV NAMESTNIKOV VALERI NICHUSHKIN
17.2% ANDRE BURAKOVSKY NATHAN MACKINNON MIKKO RANTANEN

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