Top 100 Keeper League Defensemen – August 2018

by Dobber on August 10, 2018

 

Here are the Top 100 d-men to own in your points-only keeper league – August edition.

 

This month is the big one – the annual full player-by-player audit. For the Fantasy Guide I review each player's listed upside and 3YP and tweak as needed. I also put in the calculated projections into these rankings. What's left is the following keeper ranking. Where players move up/down are where I had them too high or low based on monthly manual adjustments. That's why these annual "audits" come in handy…

As always, players within plus/minus 5.0 ratings should be considered equal and at that point become a matter of personal bias and/or team needs. Look for the Top 300 Keeper Skaters list was posted yesterday (here). The Top G list was posted Tuesday (here).

 

Click on a player name to be taken to his sweet new fantasy hockey profile (and bookmark that section because you'll be referring to it often because it's pretty awesome)

 

To order and download the acclaimed, 13th annual, DobberHockey Fantasy Guide, click here

 

 

Def. Rk Player Team Rating Aug Jul
1 Erik Karlsson OTT 113.3 36 35
2 Victor Hedman TBL 104.9 44 64
3 Brent Burns SJS 102.5 48 56
4 Shayne Gostisbehere PHI 93.2 57 63
5 John Klingberg DAL 89.7 63 61
6 P.K. Subban NSH 78.3 79 66
7 Seth Jones CBJ 78.0 80 117
8 John Carlson WAS 73.9 85 67
9 Torey Krug BOS 73.6 86 134
10 Dougie Hamilton CAR 68.5 99 116
11 Drew Doughty LAK 67.0 100 118
12 Roman Josi NSH 66.5 101 120
13 Morgan Rielly TOR 65.4 104 115
14 Tyson Barrie COL 62.3 115 110
15 Oliver Ekman-Larsson ARI 59.3 123 105
16 Zach Werenski CBJ 56.3 131 126
17 Alex Pietrangelo STL 54.7 136 136
18 Ryan Ellis NSH 54.2 141 150
19 Keith Yandle FLA 53.9 142 153
20 Kris Letang PIT 52.7 143 135
21 Matt Dumba MIN 52.5 144 169
22 Rasmus Dahlin BUF 49.5 148 184
23 Dustin Byfuglien WPG 48.9 151 167
24 Jake Gardiner TOR 48.6 153 152
25 Ivan Provorov PHI 41.3 171 180
26 Rasmus Ristolainen BUF 36.1 181 206
27 Shea Theodore VGK 36.0 182 225
28 Kevin Shattenkirk NYR 35.0 186 166
29 Aaron Ekblad FLA 34.5 189 218
30 Brandon Montour ANA 33.4 198 217
31 Charlie McAvoy BOS 33.1 200 174
32 Jacob Trouba WPG 33.0 202 234
33 Ryan Pulock NYI 32.6 204 228
34 Noah Hanifin CGY 31.2 211 263
35 Mikhail Sergachev TBL 30.4 215 182
36 Colton Parayko STL 29.4 223 239
37 Justin Schultz PIT 26.2 241 207
38 Josh Morrissey WPG 26.1 242 271
39 Will Butcher NJD 25.9 243 203
40 Nick Leddy NYI 25.1 249 223
41 Ryan Suter MIN 24.6 252 229
42 Mike Matheson FLA 23.3 260 257
43 Colin Miller VGK 22.2 262 227
44 Thomas Chabot OTT 21.9 264 258
45 Tyler Myers WPG 21.6 268 221
46 Jake Muzzin LAK 21.1 271 264
47 Oscar Klefbom EDM 18.7 290 343
48 Cam Fowler ANA 17.1 301 250
49 TJ Brodie CGY 17.0 302 254
50 Mark Giordano CGY 16.4 316 340
51 Dmitry Orlov WAS 16.1 317 407
52 Duncan Keith CHI 15.1 329 274
53 Jaccob Slavin CAR 15.0 330 354
54 Mattias Ekholm NSH 14.9 331 310
55 Ryan McDonagh TBL 14.6 334 349
56 Tony DeAngelo NYR 13.6 343 356
57 Samuel Girard COL 13.5 346 321
58 Hampus Lindholm ANA 13.4 347 360
59 Nate Schmidt VGK 13.1 351 300
60 Christian Djoos WAS 13.0 352 351
61 Sami Vatanen NJD 12.7 353 256
62 Miro Heiskanen DAL 12.7 354 425
63 Quinn Hughes VAN 12.5 359 368
64 Julius Honka DAL 12.1 364 362
65 Damon Severson NJD 12.0 365 428
66 Jared Spurgeon MIN 11.8 367 361
67 Evan Bouchard EDM 11.7 369 378
68 Adam Boqvist CHI 11.4 374 382
69 Matt Grzelcyk BOS 10.9 383 NR
70 Erik Brannstrom VGK 10.6 386 424
71 Alex Goligoski ARI 10.4 388 423
72 Josh Manson ANA 10.2 390 427
73 Esa Lindell DAL 9.9 392 350
74 Darnell Nurse EDM 9.9 393 317
75 Matt Niskanen WAS 9.8 395 508
76 Derrick Pouliot VAN 9.7 396 403
77 Jakob Chychrun ARI 9.7 397 336
78 Justin Faulk CAR 9.2 400 347
79 Nikita Zadorov COL 9.1 401 392
80 Jeff Petry MON 8.9 404 459
81 Jake McCabe BUF 8.7 405 404
82 Vince Dunn STL 8.6 407 448
83 Brady Skjei NYR 8.4 408 359
84 Henri Jokiharju CHI 8.4 410 468
85 Madison Bowey WAS 8.0 416 398
86 Mike Green DET 8.0 417 399
87 Juuso Valimaki CGY 7.9 418 478
88 Conor Timmins COL 7.9 419 481
89 Jordan Schmaltz STL 7.7 423 415
90 Travis Sanheim PHI 7.6 424 422
91 Sebastian Aho (d) NYI 7.5 426 409
92 Timothy Liljegren TOR 7.3 432 391
93 Rasmus Andersson CGY 7.3 433 432
94 Travis Dermott TOR 7.2 436 411
95 Oliver Kylington CGY 7.1 437 434
96 Erik Gustafsson CHI 7.1 438 513
97 Jordan Oesterle ARI 7.1 439 494
98 Olli Juolevi VAN 7.1 441 437
99 Alexander Edler VAN 6.8 443 534
100 Victor Mete MON 6.8 445 413