Top 100 Keeper League Defensemen – May 2019

by Dobber on May 7, 2019

 

Here are the Top 100 defensemen to own in your points-only keeper leagues – May edition!

 

More tweaks this month, mostly based on playoff performances. As always, players ranked between +/- 5.0 rating points should be considered equal value and at that point become a matter of team needs and/or personal bias. Click any player name to be taken to their kick-ass statistical profile (charts, game logs, extra stats, most frequent linemates, etc). Check out yesterday's Top 300 skaters list here. This list was just pulled out of that one.

 

Available now for pre-order – the Ultimate Fantasy Pack 2019 and the Keeper League Fantasy Pack 2019.

 

Def Rk Player Team Rating May Apr Change
1 Erik Karlsson SJS 125.0 36 35 -1
2 Brent Burns SJS 121.8 41 40 -1
3 Morgan Rielly TOR 110.5 50 49 -1
4 John Carlson WAS 109.1 52 52 0
5 Mark Giordano CGY 89.9 76 77 1
6 Victor Hedman TBL 88.6 80 80 0
7 Thomas Chabot OTT 85.3 86 86 0
8 Tyson Barrie COL 84.1 88 89 1
9 John Klingberg DAL 81.4 91 91 0
10 Rasmus Dahlin BUF 75.3 96 95 -1
11 Torey Krug BOS 74.7 99 97 -2
12 Roman Josi NSH 74.6 100 106 6
13 Keith Yandle FLA 72.6 104 103 -1
14 Kris Letang PIT 69.7 109 109 0
15 Seth Jones CBJ 67.7 113 112 -1
16 Jacob Trouba WPG 64.2 121 119 -2
17 Shayne Gostisbehere PHI 64.0 122 120 -2
18 Zach Werenski CBJ 63.1 124 122 -2
19 Erik Gustafsson CHI 62.7 126 124 -2
20 Oliver Ekman-Larsson ARI 62.1 128 126 -2
21 P.K. Subban NSH 62.1 129 125 -4
22 Matt Dumba MIN 56.2 139 137 -2
23 Drew Doughty LAK 55.7 141 140 -1
24 Dougie Hamilton CAR 54.0 145 161 16
25 Ryan Ellis NSH 47.1 166 166 0
26 Alex Pietrangelo STL 47.1 167 182 15
27 Rasmus Ristolainen BUF 41.6 182 180 -2
28 Charlie McAvoy BOS 40.8 185 185 0
29 Dustin Byfuglien WPG 40.3 187 187 0
30 Shea Theodore VGK 38.8 189 211 22
31 Josh Morrissey WPG 37.9 192 191 -1
32 Jake Gardiner TOR 37.8 193 193 0
33 Mattias Ekholm NSH 36.3 197 197 0
34 Darnell Nurse EDM 35.4 199 199 0
35 Ryan Suter MIN 34.6 201 201 0
36 Ryan Pulock NYI 34.3 202 195 -7
37 Brandon Montour BUF 30.5 216 214 -2
38 Cale Makar COL 29.6 220 416 196
39 Mikhail Sergachev TBL 29.3 223 218 -5
40 Ryan McDonagh TBL 28.9 225 221 -4
41 Aaron Ekblad FLA 28.7 226 222 -4
42 Jake Muzzin TOR 28.7 227 223 -4
43 Tony DeAngelo NYR 28.2 233 235 2
44 Ivan Provorov PHI 26.3 241 237 -4
45 Travis Sanheim PHI 25.7 246 241 -5
46 Shea Weber MON 25.5 249 243 -6
47 Will Butcher NJD 25.5 250 245 -5
48 Miro Heiskanen DAL 24.9 251 262 11
49 Jaccob Slavin CAR 24.6 253 318 65
50 Vince Dunn STL 24.2 257 249 -8
51 Damon Severson NJD 24.0 260 258 -2
52 Noah Hanifin CGY 23.9 262 254 -8
53 Rasmus Andersson CGY 21.3 275 309 34
54 Tyler Myers WPG 20.4 280 275 -5
55 Justin Schultz PIT 20.3 282 276 -6
56 Esa Lindell DAL 19.9 285 280 -5
57 Mike Matheson FLA 19.5 294 288 -6
58 Kevin Shattenkirk NYR 19.3 295 305 10
59 Evan Bouchard EDM 18.7 298 290 -8
60 Samuel Girard COL 18.5 301 322 21
61 TJ Brodie CGY 17.9 309 301 -8
62 Colton Parayko STL 17.5 314 308 -6
63 Travis Dermott TOR 17.5 315 310 -5
64 Jared Spurgeon MIN 17.5 316 311 -5
65 Jeff Petry MON 17.0 319 314 -5
66 Nate Schmidt VGK 17.0 320 315 -5
67 Quinn Hughes VAN 16.5 329 327 -2
68 Colin Miller VGK 16.0 339 336 -3
69 Matt Grzelcyk BOS 14.5 361 406 45
70 Oscar Klefbom EDM 13.5 368 364 -4
71 Neal Pionk NYR 12.2 386 408 22
72 Henri Jokiharju CHI 11.9 394 387 -7
73 Sami Vatanen NJD 11.7 397 407 10
74 Filip Hronek DET 11.7 398 390 -8
75 Erik Brannstrom OTT 11.6 403 394 -9
76 Adam Boqvist CHI 11.4 406 397 -9
77 Justin Faulk CAR 11.4 407 417 10
78 Nick Leddy NYI 11.4 408 398 -10
79 Cam Fowler ANA 10.5 415 410 -5
80 Oliver Kylington CGY 10.1 418 415 -3
81 Erik Cernak TBL 10.0 419 430 11
82 Christian Djoos WAS 9.9 422 420 -2
83 Devon Toews NYI 9.8 423 485 62
84 Dennis Cholowski DET 9.4 428 424 -4
85 Brady Skjei NYR 9.4 429 442 13
86 Juuso Valimaki CGY 9.2 431 426 -5
87 Hampus Lindholm ANA 9.2 433 428 -5
88 Alexander Edler VAN 8.9 434 431 -3
89 Calle Rosen TOR 8.6 437 435 -2
90 Jakob Chychrun ARI 8.5 439 436 -3
91 Kale Clague LAK 8.2 441 438 -3
92 Sami Niku WPG 8.2 442 439 -3
93 Conor Timmins COL 7.9 446 443 -3
94 Alex Goligoski ARI 7.6 448 444 -4
95 Ryan Murray CBJ 7.6 449 445 -4
96 Timothy Liljegren TOR 7.3 452 448 -4
97 Olli Juolevi VAN 7.1 457 452 -5
98 Dmitry Orlov WAS 7.0 460 454 -6
99 Duncan Keith CHI 6.6 471 466 -5
100 Dante Fabbro NSH 6.2 475 472 -3