Top 100 Keeper Defensemen – October 2015

by Dobber on October 2, 2015

The Top 100 defensemen to own in your points-only keeper league – October edition.

 

Based on last month's comments (yes, I always read those because the readers are quick to point out oversights or tell me something I didn't know – it makes these rankings better) I found a way to subtly tweak the formula in such a way that unproven (i.e. prospect) defensemen are still very much valued, but just a tad lower. It's great to own a player who could make the team in 2016-17 and perhaps get 50 points by 2017-18…but how do you measure that against a 'guaranteed' 35-40 point player? That's the fine line we walk…

 

These rankings are just pulled from my Top 300 Player Rankings. Remember this is for points-only keeper leagues. And all the factors are listed in the Top 300 link.

 

 

Def. Rk Player Team Rating Oct Sep
1 Erik Karlsson OTT 114.2 20 20
2 P.K. Subban MON 91.5 45 44
3 Keith Yandle NYR 76.9 71 71
4 Kevin Shattenkirk STL 76.0 73 73
5 Oliver Ekman-Larsson ARI 68.1 84 84
6 Alex Pietrangelo STL 63.1 95 95
7 Victor Hedman TBL 62.8 98 92
8 John Carlson WAS 62.6 100 99
9 Drew Doughty LAK 62.1 103 102
10 Duncan Keith CHI 61.9 104 103
11 Dustin Byfuglien WPG 61.6 106 105
12 Roman Josi NSH 59.4 112 111
13 Mark Giordano CGY 59.4 113 112
14 Shea Weber NSH 59.1 114 113
15 Brent Burns SJS 53.3 130 130
16 Tyson Barrie COL 50.8 137 138
17 Kris Letang PIT 50.8 138 144
18 Mike Green DET 49.9 143 142
19 Dougie Hamilton CGY 48.2 147 147
20 John Klingberg DAL 48.0 148 148
21 Aaron Ekblad FLA 47.2 153 153
22 Justin Schultz EDM 42.0 160 160
23 Morgan Rielly TOR 41.0 167 167
24 Jacob Trouba WPG 35.9 181 180
25 Sami Vatanen ANA 35.2 184 183
26 Nick Leddy NYI 34.9 187 186
27 Justin Faulk CAR 34.5 189 189
28 Torey Krug BOS 33.4 195 193
29 Seth Jones NSH 32.9 199 196
30 Cam Fowler ANA 31.8 208 206
31 Matt Niskanen WAS 29.7 213 212
32 Ryan Suter MIN 29.5 215 214
33 Matt Dumba MIN 28.2 222 222
34 Anton Stralman TBL 28.1 223 223
35 Hampus Lindholm ANA 27.8 226 226
36 Jack Johnson CBJ 26.6 230 231
37 Mark Streit PHI 25.9 237 238
38 James Wisniewski CAR 25.1 244 246
39 Alex Goligoski DAL 24.8 247 250
40 Ryan Ellis NSH 24.5 248 251
41 Ryan McDonagh NYR 23.7 256 259
42 Cody Franson BUF 22.9 263 264
43 Cody Ceci OTT 22.3 266 228
44 Michael Del Zotto PHI 21.4 271 270
45 Niklas Kronwall DET 21.2 273 272
46 Dennis Wideman CGY 21.0 275 274
47 David Savard CBJ 21.0 276 275
48 Jake Muzzin LAK 20.8 277 276
49 Anthony DeAngelo TBL 20.6 281 211
50 Derrick Pouliot PIT 19.9 289 243
51 Andrej Sekera EDM 19.5 295 292
52 Brent Seabrook CHI 19.2 297 295
53 Tyler Myers WPG 18.7 300 298
54 Jake Gardiner TOR 18.0 308 306
55 Andrei Markov MON 17.9 310 309
56 Adam Larsson NJD 17.7 315 314
57 TJ Brodie CGY 17.3 322 273
58 Erik Johnson COL 17.2 324 320
59 Ryan Murphy CAR 17.1 329 307
60 Nathan Beaulieu MON 15.8 341 334
61 Jason Garrison TBL 15.2 347 339
62 Damon Severson NJD 14.6 350 345
63 Brandon Gormley COL 13.5 365 389
64 Trevor Daley CHI 13.3 371 365
65 Calvin de Haan NYI 13.2 373 367
66 Eric Gelinas NJD 13.0 379 370
67 Griffin Reinhart EDM 12.6 384 376
68 Travis Hamonic NYI 12.6 385 377
69 Joshua Morrissey WPG 12.5 386 378
70 Shayne Gostisbehere PHI 12.4 387 379
71 Ryan Pulock NYI 12.3 388 380
72 Nikita Nesterov TBL 12.3 389 381
73 Kris Russell CGY 12.1 391 382
74 Johnny Boychuk NYI 12.1 392 383
75 Olli Maatta PIT 12.0 395 387
76 Dion Phaneuf TOR 11.6 396 388
77 Oscar Klefbom EDM 11.4 398 391
78 Connor Murphy ARI 11.3 400 393
79 Colin Miller BOS 11.1 403 396
80 Nikita Zadorov COL 10.2 410 402
81 Patrick Wiercioch OTT 9.9 411 403
82 Brendan Smith DET 9.9 412 404
83 Adam Clendening PIT 9.8 414 341
84 Mattias Ekholm NSH 9.6 416 408
85 Simon Despres ANA 9.6 417 409
86 Brayden McNabb LAK 9.4 419 411
87 Joe Morrow BOS 9.3 420 458
88 Mark Barberio MON 8.9 422 415
89 Connor Carrick WAS 8.9 423 357
90 Shea Theodore ANA 8.7 425 332
91 David Rundblad CHI 8.4 428 421
92 Slater Koekkoek TBL 8.3 429 316
93 Danny DeKeyser DET 8.1 432 426
94 Jared Spurgeon MIN 8.0 433 427
95 Mike Matheson FLA 8.0 434 405
96 Mark Pysyk BUF 7.7 437 418
97 Darnell Nurse EDM 7.6 438 344
98 Kevin Connauton CBJ 7.6 439 413
99 Jonas Brodin MIN 7.6 440 430
100 Stefan Elliott ARI 7.3 444 429