Top 200 Players for Salary Cap Leagues – November 2019

by Alexander MacLean on November 25, 2019

 

Here are the top 200 skaters to own in your salary cap league – November 25 version.

 

Standard pre-rankings note:

This isn’t meant to be a be-all and end-all rating system for you to use without thinking and just trade your players for anyone above them on the list that you can find, but used with some foresight for managing salaries, I’m hoping that the list can help you mine value in trades, and at the draft table.

 

The assumed league setup is for points-only leagues, with a salary allotment of approximately $73 million per team (10% of the NHL’s $81.5 million being allocated for goalies), for 12 forwards and six defencemen per roster, amongst a range from eight to 14 teams (completely covered by the top 200 list). Cap hit is used for the player cost, so if your league uses salary or AAV, please account for that, as it can greatly change the impact of rookies. The rankings are set up so as to provide the most value in the current season, while providing some value in future years, based on modeling for predicted salary increases and production growth.

 

For those of you with variations from this setup, whether in terms of number of teams, salary space, roster positions, or scoring categories, you can make your own personal tweaks to move players up or down as necessary. This list is made to be a baseline guide for player evaluation, and to promote discussion and understanding of how to optimize rosters in a cap league setting.

 

If you note a mistake, or have any further questions about the ranking system, please let me know. You can find me on Twitter here @alexdmaclean.

I’m not perfect, and the rankings won’t be either. My last update in the formula had an error that led to Cale Makar showing up as twice as valuable as Pettersson, among other discrepancies.

 

Until I finalize some of the numbers in the system, we’ll stick to the +/- 5.0 rating that Dobber uses on all of his rating schemes as the range for approximately equivalent value.

 

All salary info is courtesy of capfriendly. Click any player to be taken to his fantasy profile (complete with cap information) Without further ado, the rankings:

 

 

Name Pos Cap Hit Yrs Rem Rating
Elias Pettersson F $925,000 2 264.00
Rasmus Dahlin D $925,000 2 207.75
Thomas Chabot D $863,333 1 206.46
Miro Heiskanen D $894,166 2 194.42
Andrei Svechnikov F $925,000 2 193.21
Alex DeBrincat F $778,333 1 191.67
Cale Makar D $880,833 2 185.53
Brady Tkachuk F $925,000 2 182.93
Filip Hronek D $714,166 2 174.38
Erik Gustafsson D $1,200,000 1 173.96
Mathew Barzal F $863,333 1 170.17
Jack Hughes F $925,000 3 168.21
Morgan Rielly D $5,000,000 3 160.85
Nathan MacKinnon F $6,300,000 4 159.57
Brad Marchand F $6,125,000 6 157.82
Leon Draisaitl F $8,500,000 6 156.16
John Carlson D $8,000,000 7 155.93
Anthony DeAngelo D $925,000 1 155.31
Quinn Hughes D $916,666 2 155.21
Robert Thomas F $894,166 2 154.41
Kaapo Kakko F $925,000 3 153.08
Aleksander Barkov F $5,900,000 3 152.30
Dylan Strome F $863,333 1 148.82
Nikita Kucherov F $9,500,000 8 148.21
Jonathan Huberdeau F $5,900,000 4 146.36
Connor McDavid F $12,500,000 7 144.15
David Pastrnak F $6,666,666 4 143.87
Pierre-Luc Dubois F $894,166 1 143.27
Conor Garland F $775,000 2 139.11
Mikhail Sergachev D $894,166 1 138.93
Roman Josi D $4,000,000 1 138.93
Vince Dunn D $722,500 1 138.47
Johnny Gaudreau F $6,750,000 3 137.43
Brent Burns D $8,000,000 6 133.67
Jesperi Kotkaniemi F $925,000 2 133.40
Sean Couturier F $4,333,333 3 132.43
Dennis Cholowski D $894,166 2 132.02
Torey Krug D $5,250,000 1 130.48
Mark Scheifele F $6,125,000 5 129.77
Kevin Labanc F $1,000,000 1 128.64
Elias Lindholm F $4,850,000 5 128.32
Henri Jokiharju D $925,000 2 127.58
Teuvo Teravainen F $5,400,000 5 126.55
Devon Toews D $700,000 1 126.51
Patrick Kane F $10,500,000 4 125.65
Barrett Hayton F $894,167 3 124.98
Clayton Keller F $885,833 1 124.40
Brayden Point F $6,750,000 3 123.87
Sam Steel F $863,333 2 123.64
Kirby Dach F $925,000 3 122.78
Morgan Frost F $863,333 3 122.67
Victor Hedman D $7,875,000 6 122.64
Keith Yandle D $6,350,000 4 122.55
Brad Hunt D $700,000 2 121.46
Dougie Hamilton D $5,750,000 2 121.39
Martin Necas F $863,333 3 121.29
Samuel Girard D $728,333 1 121.21
Tomas Hertl F $5,625,000 3 119.64
Steven Stamkos F $8,500,000 5 119.49
Nick Suzuki F $863,333 3 119.15
Jake Guentzel F $6,000,000 5 118.97
Sean Monahan F $6,375,000 4 118.73
Filip Chytil F $894,166 2 118.43
Sidney Crosby F $8,700,000 6 118.13
Nico Hischier F $925,000 1 117.09
Tyler Bertuzzi F $1,400,000 1 116.85
Mattias Ekholm D $3,750,000 3 116.66
Ryan Pulock D $2,000,000 1 116.28
Tyson Barrie D $5,500,000 1 115.98
Phillip Danault F $3,083,333 2 115.88
John Klingberg D $4,250,000 3 115.62
Zach Werenski D $5,000,000 3 115.41
Seth Jones D $5,400,000 3 115.29
Adam Fox D $925,000 3 114.95
Kevin Shattenkirk D $1,750,000 1 114.72
Mark Giordano D $6,750,000 3 114.62
Cody Glass F $863,333 3 114.56
Max Comtois F $820,000 2 113.46
Drake Batherson F $736,666 2 112.95
Erik Brannstrom D $863,333 3 112.34
Mika Zibanejad F $5,350,000 3 111.16
Josh Mahura D $745,000 2 111.16
Jakub Vrana F $3,350,000 2 110.89
Trevor Zegras F $0 0 110.56
Joel Farabee F $925,000 3 110.02
Dylan Larkin F $6,100,000 4 109.67
Kris Letang D $7,250,000 3 109.63
Ryan Dzingel F $3,375,000 2 109.57
Anthony Cirelli F $728,333 1 109.52
Matthew Tkachuk F $7,000,000 3 108.54
Max Domi F $3,150,000 1 108.53
Alex Turcotte F $0 0 108.40
Rasmus Sandin D $894,167 3 107.98
Brendan Gallagher F $3,750,000 2 107.86
Patrice Bergeron F $6,875,000 3 107.86
Taylor Hall F $6,000,000 1 107.80
Gabriel Landeskog F $5,571,429 2 107.43
Jack Eichel F $10,000,000 7 107.16
Darnell Nurse D $3,200,000 1 107.14
Adam Boqvist D $894,167 3 107.10
Ryan Ellis D $6,250,000 8 106.99
Josh Morrissey D $3,150,000 1 106.98
Brock Boeser F $5,875,000 3 106.37
Claude Giroux F $8,275,000 3 106.30
Eric Staal F $3,250,000 2 106.27
Mikko Rantanen F $9,250,000 6 105.20
Sebastian Aho F $8,454,000 5 105.17
Anthony Mantha F $3,300,000 1 105.12
Oliver Wahlstrom F $925,000 3 104.70
Oliver Bjorkstrand F $2,500,000 2 104.23
Mitch Marner F $10,893,000 6 104.18
Jason Robertson F $795,000 3 104.09
Ryan O'Reilly F $7,500,000 4 103.90
Evgeny Kuznetsov F $7,800,000 6 103.85
Oscar Klefbom D $4,167,000 4 103.82
Jonathan Marchessault F $5,000,000 5 103.62
Blake Wheeler F $8,250,000 5 103.48
Evgenii Dadonov F $4,000,000 1 103.33
Travis Sanheim D $3,250,000 2 103.32
Marcus Pettersson D $874,125 1 103.27
Alex Ovechkin F $9,538,462 2 103.19
Anthony Beauvillier F $2,100,000 2 102.49
David Perron F $4,000,000 3 102.46
Nick Ritchie F $1,498,925 2 102.23
Alex Pietrangelo D $6,500,000 1 101.81
Jesper Bratt F $749,167 1 101.73
Pavel Buchnevich F $3,250,000 2 101.69
Jake DeBrusk F $863,333 1 101.60
Artemi Panarin F $11,642,857 7 101.46
Sam Reinhart F $3,650,000 1 101.36
Blake Coleman F $1,800,000 2 101.23
Rickard Rakell F $3,789,444 3 101.16
Nicklas Backstrom F $6,700,000 1 100.58
Shayne Gostisbehere D $4,500,000 4 100.46
Jeff Petry D $5,500,000 2 100.21
Ryan Nugent-Hopkins F $6,000,000 2 100.19
William Karlsson F $5,900,000 8 100.06
Bo Horvat F $5,500,000 4 99.82
Rasmus Ristolainen D $5,400,000 3 99.81
Conor Timmins D $925,000 2 99.80
Viktor Arvidsson F $4,250,000 5 99.57
Sean Walker D $745,000 1 99.48
Michal Kempny D $2,500,000 3 98.91
Jake Muzzin D $4,000,000 1 98.57
Arthur Kaliyev F $0 0 98.48
Shea Theodore D $5,200,000 6 98.34
Cam Atkinson F $5,875,000 6 98.29
Timo Meier F $6,000,000 4 98.25
Oskar Lindblom F $925,000 1 97.88
Erik Karlsson D $11,500,000 8 97.59
Rasmus Andersson D $755,833 1 97.59
Auston Matthews F $11,634,000 5 97.22
Neal Pionk D $3,000,000 2 97.05
Brett Connolly F $3,500,000 4 96.89
Jacob Trouba D $8,000,000 7 96.83
Phil Kessel F $8,000,000 3 96.61
Logan Couture F $8,000,000 8 96.53
Andreas Johnsson F $3,400,000 4 96.23
Travis Konecny F $5,500,000 6 96.15
Will Butcher D $3,733,333 3 96.10
Matthew Boldy F $0 0 95.76
Alexander Radulov F $6,250,000 3 95.58
J.T. Miller F $5,250,000 4 95.14
Jordan Kyrou F $758,333 2 94.99
Roope Hintz F $811,667 1 94.80
Tyler Seguin F $9,850,000 8 94.69
Kasperi Kapanen F $3,200,000 3 94.48
John Tavares F $11,000,000 6 94.25
Mike Hoffman F $5,187,500 1 94.08
Kyle Connor F $7,142,857 7 93.78
Evan Bouchard D $894,167 3 93.02
Juuso Valimaki D $894,166 2 92.87
Brayden Schenn F $5,125,000 1 92.50
Bowen Byram D $925,000 3 92.45
Maxime Lajoie D $710,000 2 92.40
Reilly Smith F $5,000,000 3 92.06
Vitali Kravtsov F $925,000 3 91.98
Dominik Kahun F $925,000 1 91.65
Joseph Veleno F $925,000 3 91.58
Josh Bailey F $5,000,000 5 91.52
Frank Vatrano F $2,533,333 3 91.45
Mark Stone F $9,500,000 8 91.12
Zach Aston-Reese F $1,000,000 2 91.02
Filip Forsberg F $6,000,000 3 90.98
Michael Rasmussen F $894,166 2 90.84
Zdeno Chara D $2,000,000 1 90.82
Emil Bemstrom F $925,000 3 90.70
Jared Spurgeon D $5,187,500 1 90.69
Nazem Kadri F $4,500,000 3 90.68
Jordan Oesterle D $1,400,000 2 90.51
Jared McCann F $1,250,000 1 90.10
Matt Duchene F $8,000,000 7 89.99
Max Jones F $863,333 2 89.94
Andreas Athanasiou F $3,000,000 1 89.92
Jonathan Drouin F $5,500,000 4 89.85
Jake Gardiner D $4,050,000 4 89.34
Damon Severson D $4,166,666 4 89.31
Patrik Laine F $6,750,000 2 89.26
David Krejci F $7,250,000 2 89.09
Jaccob Slavin D $5,300,000 6 88.76