Top 100 Keeper League Defensemen – November 2018

by Dobber on November 9, 2018

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

 

These rankings are for points-only leagues without an IR (so if your player misses 10 games, or is a risk to miss 10 games, you lose those seven or eight points – they can't be replaced!). Also factored – upside, three-year career-best likelihood, injury risk, team offensive strength.

As always, two players within +/- 5.0 rating points of each other should be considered equal value and become a matter of personal bias or team need.

The big one that sticks out here is Thomas Chabot. It seems odd that I would rate him ahead of Klingberg or Karlsson, since I would not trade Klingberg or Karlsson for him. Then again, if I owned Chabot (I don't, in any of my leagues)…would I trade him for Karlsson or Klingberg? I'd have to think long and hard about that one. All I know is that I plugged in his new projection for this year (70 points…for now – no way he continues his torrid 100-point pace), I bumped his upside to a shade under a point-per-game, he has zero for injury risk – and this is how things popped out. Equal to Klingberg (due to my above-mentioned +/-5.0 rule). I think in due time things will settle in for Chabot as we get a true feel of what he can do and what he is going to do. I suspect he'll dip down 10 or 15 spots over the next month or two, then back up a dozen, back down five or six again, and so on until he settles at the correct ranking. Right now, try tearing Chabot off of his keeper league owner – I don't believe it is possible (even for Burns).

 

To see the overall Top 300 Keeper League Skaters, click here.

 

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Def Rk Player Team Rating Nov Oct Change
1 Brent Burns SJS 108.6 41 48 7
2 Victor Hedman TBL 104.9 46 44 -2
3 Morgan Rielly TOR 103.5 48 107 59
4 Thomas Chabot OTT 97.6 57 242 185
5 John Klingberg DAL 94.2 61 63 2
6 John Carlson WAS 90.7 66 85 19
7 Shayne Gostisbehere PHI 88.7 72 57 -15
8 Erik Karlsson SJS 86.6 78 35 -43
9 P.K. Subban NSH 85.6 80 80 0
10 Kris Letang PIT 75.1 95 143 48
11 Drew Doughty LAK 67.0 109 102 -7
12 Torey Krug BOS 65.3 113 86 -27
13 Dustin Byfuglien WPG 65.1 114 152 38
14 Seth Jones CBJ 64.9 115 100 -15
15 Tyson Barrie COL 63.8 119 118 -1
16 Dougie Hamilton CAR 61.9 122 98 -24
17 Oliver Ekman-Larsson ARI 59.3 129 124 -5
18 Roman Josi NSH 59.2 130 103 -27
19 Keith Yandle FLA 58.4 132 141 9
20 Zach Werenski CBJ 57.4 136 132 -4
21 Matt Dumba MIN 54.6 140 129 -11
22 Ryan Ellis NSH 53.8 142 126 -16
23 Alex Pietrangelo STL 47.6 158 137 -21
24 Jake Gardiner TOR 47.1 160 154 -6
25 Rasmus Dahlin BUF 46.8 162 148 -14
26 Ivan Provorov PHI 38.5 176 172 -4
27 Charlie McAvoy BOS 36.6 181 197 16
28 Rasmus Ristolainen BUF 36.1 182 180 -2
29 Jacob Trouba WPG 34.3 188 199 11
30 Shea Theodore VGK 31.8 198 181 -17
31 Ryan Suter MIN 30.2 204 251 47
32 Kevin Shattenkirk NYR 30.1 205 192 -13
33 Ryan McDonagh TBL 29.4 210 336 126
34 Josh Morrissey WPG 28.8 215 241 26
35 Will Butcher NJD 28.6 218 243 25
36 Brandon Montour ANA 28.0 221 195 -26
37 Colton Parayko STL 28.0 222 221 -1
38 Ryan Pulock NYI 27.1 228 201 -27
39 Mikhail Sergachev TBL 26.0 233 213 -20
40 Mark Giordano CGY 24.7 242 377 135
41 Aaron Ekblad FLA 23.8 253 187 -66
42 Mike Matheson FLA 23.3 257 257 0
43 Noah Hanifin CGY 23.0 259 208 -51
44 Damon Severson NJD 21.4 268 370 102
45 Neal Pionk NYR 21.0 271 501 230
46 Henri Jokiharju CHI 20.9 272 407 135
47 Sami Vatanen NJD 20.6 275 358 83
48 Mattias Ekholm NSH 20.1 279 332 53
49 Colin Miller VGK 19.6 284 260 -24
50 Oscar Klefbom EDM 19.0 291 288 -3
51 Evan Bouchard EDM 18.7 296 289 -7
52 Miro Heiskanen DAL 18.5 299 359 60
53 Jeff Petry MON 17.6 304 416 112
54 Hampus Lindholm ANA 17.3 307 350 43
55 Jake Muzzin LAK 17.1 308 271 -37
56 Cam Fowler ANA 17.1 309 298 -11
57 Brady Skjei NYR 17.0 310 420 110
58 TJ Brodie CGY 17.0 312 300 -12
59 Tony DeAngelo NYR 16.9 313 346 33
60 Jared Spurgeon MIN 15.8 329 372 43
61 Nick Leddy NYI 15.7 332 247 -85
62 Quinn Hughes VAN 15.5 339 326 -13
63 Justin Schultz PIT 15.2 344 240 -104
64 Vince Dunn STL 14.9 348 418 70
65 Tyler Myers WPG 14.2 356 266 -90
66 Jaccob Slavin CAR 14.0 359 330 -29
67 Samuel Girard COL 13.5 367 349 -18
68 Christian Djoos WAS 13.0 375 356 -19
69 Dmitry Orlov WAS 12.3 383 314 -69
70 Esa Lindell DAL 12.3 385 400 15
71 Matt Grzelcyk BOS 11.9 389 388 -1
72 Dennis Cholowski DET 11.7 392 406 14
73 Adam Boqvist CHI 11.4 395 379 -16
74 Marc-Edouard Vlasic SJS 11.0 400 386 -14
75 Erik Brannstrom VGK 10.6 405 392 -13
76 Alex Goligoski ARI 10.4 406 393 -13
77 Duncan Keith CHI 10.1 407 397 -10
78 Cale Makar COL 10.1 409 399 -10
79 Darnell Nurse EDM 9.9 410 401 -9
80 Matt Niskanen WAS 9.8 412 403 -9
81 Derrick Pouliot VAN 9.7 413 390 -23
82 Jakob Chychrun ARI 9.7 414 404 -10
83 Filip Hronek DET 9.4 416 419 3
84 Juuso Valimaki CGY 9.2 419 410 -9
85 Justin Faulk CAR 9.2 421 412 -9
86 Nikita Zadorov COL 9.1 422 413 -9
87 Jake McCabe BUF 8.7 424 435 11
88 Erik Gustafsson CHI 8.3 428 423 -5
89 Kale Clague LAK 8.2 429 424 -5
90 Sami Niku WPG 8.2 432 427 -5
91 Mike Green DET 8.0 437 431 -6
92 Conor Timmins COL 7.9 438 432 -6
93 Travis Sanheim PHI 7.6 441 438 -3
94 Nate Schmidt VGK 7.4 445 444 -1
95 Timothy Liljegren TOR 7.3 446 446 0
96 Rasmus Andersson CGY 7.3 447 447 0
97 Travis Dermott TOR 7.2 450 450 0
98 Alexander Edler VAN 6.8 456 454 -2
99 Dante Fabbro NSH 6.7 468 466 -2
100 Josh Manson ANA 6.5 458 395 -63