Top 200 Cap League Skater Rankings – November 2022

Alexander MacLean


New rankings are updated below, and there are some fun movers due to new contracts, early season results, and a few other minor edits.

The Injury to Aaron Ekblad has bumped up both Brandon Montour and Gustav Forsling, and even with Ekblad's return, both should be able to hold onto fantasy relevance, though maybe not quite at this peak. Both are also on very team-friendly deals, for this season and next. If the Panthers can move out Sergei Bobrovsky's contract, then they will be in an excellent position financially.

On the ice, they're starting to turn things around, and more scoring overall should help keep the hot-starters afloat as any early deployment or percentages normalize.

One other name I want to point out is J.J. Moser. He has five points in his last six games coming into Wednesday, but with the return of Jakob Chychrun Moser has been demoted off the top power play unit. In Chychrun's first game back, Moser saw a season-low share of power play time, and a season-high on the penalty kill. In spite of that, he still went plus-two, with an assist at even strength, and racked up some peripherals to boot. His scoring won't drop off a cliff, especially since Nick Schmaltz also returned to help the offence, but while Chychrun is active and on the team Moser will have his ceiling capped.

Standard pre-rankings note:

This isn't meant to be a be-all and end-all rating system for you to use without thinking and just trade your players for anyone above them on the list that you can find, but used with some foresight for managing salaries. The assumed league setup is for points-only leagues, and I have made an effort to balance it for a range of league and roster sizes. Cap hit is used for the player cost, so if your league uses salary or AAV, please account for that, as it can greatly change the impact of rookies. The rankings are set up so as to provide the most value in the current season, while providing some value in future years, based on modeling for predicted salary increases and production growth.

For those of you with variations from this setup, whether in terms of number of teams, salary space, roster positions, or scoring categories, you can make your own personal tweaks to move players up or down as necessary. This