Top 100 Keeper League Defensemen – September 2019

by Dobber on September 2, 2019

 

Here are the Top 100 125 Defensemen to own in your points-only fantasy hockey keeper leagues – September edition!

 

Just some tweaks for this month, plus a few team changes and signings of minimal impact overall in your fantasy league. I also made adjustments, small ones, based on your comments from last month. I do read those, please speak up if you see something wrong and catch something that I missed.

Because of the lack of movement this month and the importance of the month, for September only, I will expand this list to the Top 125. Hope it helps! As always, players within plus/minus 5.0 rating points of each other should be considered equal and at that point become a matter of team needs and/or personal bias.

 

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Sunday I posted the Top 350 Skaters here.

 

To reiterate, as this is the No.1 point of contention in my rankings: players within plus/minus 5.0 rating points of each other should be considered equal and at that point become a matter of team needs and/or personal bias.

 

Def Rk Player Team Rating Sept Aug Change
1 Brent Burns SJS 115.5 46 46 0
2 Morgan Rielly TOR 112.5 48 48 0
3 Erik Karlsson SJS 105.0 52 52 0
4 John Carlson WAS 103.0 57 57 0
5 Tyson Barrie TOR 90.7 76 76 0
6 Victor Hedman TBL 89.6 77 77 0
7 Erik Gustafsson CHI 86.7 82 82 0
8 Thomas Chabot OTT 83.1 88 88 0
9 John Klingberg DAL 80.3 93 93 0
10 Keith Yandle FLA 76.1 98 98 0
11 Torey Krug BOS 75.8 100 100 0
12 Shayne Gostisbehere PHI 73.7 102 102 0
13 Mark Giordano CGY 72.1 104 104 0
14 Seth Jones CBJ 70.7 107 107 0
15 Rasmus Dahlin BUF 69.7 109 109 0
16 Roman Josi NSH 67.0 112 112 0
17 Matt Dumba MIN 62.6 124 124 0
18 Oliver Ekman-Larsson ARI 61.6 130 130 0
19 Kris Letang PIT 60.3 135 135 0
20 Jacob Trouba NYR 57.9 138 138 0
21 Drew Doughty LAK 56.8 139 139 0
22 Zach Werenski CBJ 56.7 140 140 0
23 Alex Pietrangelo STL 53.6 145 162 17
24 P.K. Subban NJD 52.1 149 148 -1
25 Miro Heiskanen DAL 51.3 153 168 15
26 Dougie Hamilton CAR 48.2 164 163 -1
27 Cale Makar COL 48.1 165 173 8
28 Josh Morrissey WPG 43.0 174 174 0
29 Shea Theodore VGK 42.0 177 177 0
30 Rasmus Ristolainen BUF 40.3 179 179 0
31 Ryan Pulock NYI 39.6 182 182 0
32 Brandon Montour BUF 37.5 189 190 1
33 Darnell Nurse EDM 36.4 192 193 1
34 Will Butcher NJD 36.0 197 198 1
35 Ryan Ellis NSH 34.1 203 184 -19
36 Dustin Byfuglien WPG 34.0 204 205 1
37 Aaron Ekblad FLA 33.5 206 207 1
38 Mikhail Sergachev TBL 33.0 208 204 -4
39 Quinn Hughes VAN 30.8 213 213 0
40 Ryan McDonagh TBL 30.8 214 214 0
41 Ryan Suter MIN 30.2 219 219 0
42 Charlie McAvoy BOS 29.3 225 225 0
43 Ivan Provorov PHI 29.3 227 227 0
44 Travis Sanheim PHI 27.3 236 236 0
45 Jake Muzzin TOR 26.2 243 243 0
46 Vince Dunn STL 25.7 246 246 0
47 Noah Hanifin CGY 25.5 248 248 0
48 Filip Hronek DET 25.5 249 249 0
49 Jake Gardiner UFA 25.3 254 254 0
50 Tony DeAngelo NYR 25.0 258 258 0
51 Mattias Ekholm NSH 24.4 262 262 0
52 Damon Severson NJD 22.7 270 270 0
53 Colton Parayko STL 22.3 273 273 0
54 Samuel Girard COL 22.0 276 276 0
55 Mike Matheson FLA 21.1 288 288 0
56 Jaccob Slavin CAR 20.7 294 294 0
57 Tyler Myers VAN 20.1 302 302 0
58 TJ Brodie CGY 19.9 306 306 0
59 Shea Weber MON 19.3 311 311 0
60 Nate Schmidt VGK 17.9 331 330 -1
61 Oscar Klefbom EDM 17.7 333 332 -1
62 Jeff Petry MON 17.4 339 339 0
63 Evan Bouchard EDM 17.4 340 340 0
64 Justin Faulk CAR 17.4 341 341 0
65 Colin Miller BUF 17.0 345 344 -1
66 Adam Boqvist CHI 16.4 354 353 -1
67 Rasmus Andersson CGY 15.0 377 376 -1
68 Kevin Shattenkirk TBL 14.5 387 456 69
69 Justin Schultz PIT 14.4 388 385 -3
70 Jared Spurgeon MIN 14.1 390 387 -3
71 Travis Dermott TOR 14.0 393 390 -3
72 Esa Lindell DAL 13.6 396 393 -3
73 Henri Jokiharju BUF 12.2 417 414 -3
74 Erik Brannstrom OTT 11.9 419 416 -3
75 Hampus Lindholm ANA 11.7 423 420 -3
76 Neal Pionk WPG 11.4 429 426 -3
77 Matt Grzelcyk BOS 11.3 431 428 -3
78 Marcus Pettersson PIT 11.2 432 429 -3
79 Ty Smith NJD 11.0 433 430 -3
80 Oliver Kylington CGY 10.9 434 431 -3
81 Alexander Edler VAN 10.5 441 439 -2
82 Dmitry Orlov WAS 10.3 442 440 -2
83 Juuso Valimaki CGY 10.2 443 437 -6
84 Brady Skjei NYR 9.9 448 448 0
85 Erik Cernak TBL 9.7 450 450 0
86 Dennis Cholowski DET 9.7 451 451 0
87 Bowen Byram COL 9.6 454 454 0
88 Cody Ceci TOR 9.4 458 459 1
89 Adam Fox NYR 9.2 459 460 1
90 Jakob Chychrun ARI 9.1 461 462 1
91 Conor Timmins COL 8.9 462 463 1
92 Pierre-Olivier Joseph PIT 8.9 463 464 1
93 Sami Niku WPG 8.7 464 465 1
94 Devon Toews NYI 8.7 465 483 18
95 Nick Leddy NYI 8.2 469 473 4
96 Timothy Liljegren TOR 8.2 470 467 -3
97 Calle Rosen COL 8.2 471 471 0
98 Olli Juolevi VAN 8.1 474 476 2
99 Duncan Keith CHI 7.8 479 480 1
100 Lawrence Pilut BUF 7.2 484 485 1
101 Dante Fabbro NSH 7.2 485 488 3
102 Christian Djoos WAS 7.2 486 478 -8
103 Josh Mahura ANA 6.9 490 494 4
104 Victor Mete MON 6.8 491 489 -2
105 Joel Persson EDM 6.7 493 496 3
106 Tim Heed SJS 6.7 494 497 3
107 Caleb Jones EDM 6.6 495 498 3
108 Alexander Alexeyev WAS 6.6 496 499 3
109 Jake Bean CAR 6.4 498 501 3
110 Ethan Bear EDM 6.4 499 502 3
111 Kale Clague LAK 6.2 500 503 3
112 Scott Perunovich STL 6.2 501 504 3
113 Julius Honka DAL 6.0 506 484 -22
114 Nicolas Hague VGK 5.9 508 509 1
115 Sebastian Aho (d) NYI 5.8 511 482 -29
116 Kyle Capobianco ARI 5.7 513 513 0
117 Sami Vatanen NJD 5.6 515 515 0
118 Philippe Myers PHI 5.4 519 518 -1
119 Oliwer Kaski DET 5.3 521 520 -1
120 Cam Fowler ANA 4.8 527 526 -1
121 Ryan Merkley SJS 4.8 528 527 -1
122 Josh Brook MON 4.4 530 529 -1
123 Rasmus Sandin TOR 4.3 531 531 0
124 Alex Goligoski ARI 4.1 534 535 1
125 Noah Dobson NYI 3.6 543 544 1