Top 300 Keeper League Players – January 2018

by Dobber on January 9, 2018

 

This is way late, but here are the Top 300 skaters to own in a points-only keeper league - January edition.

 

As always, consider players within +/-5.0 rating points as having equal value and at that point become just a matter of need and/or personal preference. Check back tomorrow (Wednesday) for the Top 100 Defensemen...(and yes, that pushes the Prospect list back as well - the Midseason Guide has taken up my time!)

 

Click on any name to be taken to their spectacular Frozen Pool player profile.

 

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Jan Player Team DEF? Rating Dec Nov Change
1 Connor McDavid EDM   199.6 1 1 0
2 Nikita Kucherov TBL   197.6 2 2 0
3 Sidney Crosby PIT   153.7 4 4 1
4 John Tavares NYI   152.5 7 10 3
5 Mark Scheifele WPG   150.8 5 5 0
6 Steven Stamkos TBL   147.9 8 9 2
7 Patrick Kane CHI   147.9 3 3 -4
8 Johnny Gaudreau CGY   144.1 6 14 -2
9 Nathan MacKinnon COL   142.5 24 41 15
10 Alex Ovechkin WAS   138.3 11 11 1
11 Vladimir Tarasenko STL   135.1 9 7 -2
12 Blake Wheeler WPG   134.6 19 19 7
13 Jack Eichel BUF   132.9 12 6 -1
14 Tyler Seguin DAL   132.7 13 12 -1
15 Auston Matthews TOR   125.5 10 17 -5
16 Phil Kessel PIT   124.7 27 26 11
17 Nicklas Backstrom WAS   124.7 15 8 -2
18 Evgeny Kuznetsov WAS   123.5 17 18 -1
19 Claude Giroux PHI   122.7 39 45 20
20 Patrik Laine WPG   120.9 20 20 0
21 Jamie Benn DAL   120.3 18 16 -3
22 Brad Marchand BOS   120.0 21 21 -1
23 Leon Draisaitl EDM   120.0 14 15 -9
24 Jakub Voracek PHI   119.5 34 39 10
25 Evgeni Malkin PIT   118.2 23 23 -2
26 Erik Karlsson OTT y 115.5 16 13 -10
27 Sean Monahan CGY   113.7 22 27 -5
28 Taylor Hall NJD   112.9 26 25 -2
29 Anze Kopitar LAK   110.4 30 33 1
30 Jonathan Huberdeau FLA   109.3 29 30 -1
31 David Pastrnak BOS   107.1 32 37 1
32 Nikolaj Ehlers WPG   106.0 25 22 -7
33 Mark Stone OTT   105.0 31 36 -2
34 Brayden Schenn STL   103.1 33 43 -1
35 Aleksander Barkov FLA   102.2 35 38 0
36 Brock Boeser VAN   102.1 55 118 19
37 Artemi Panarin CBJ   101.0 36 24 -1
38 Jonathan Marchessault VGK   100.3 62 100 24
39 Mikko Rantanen COL   99.7 63 101 24
40 Josh Bailey NYI   98.2 74 166 34
41 Alexander Radulov DAL   97.8 43 47 2
42 Ryan Getzlaf ANA   97.0 53 28 11
43 Jaden Schwartz STL   94.6 37 52 -6
44 Filip Forsberg NSH   93.8 28 29 -16
45 Mikael Granlund MIN   93.5 40 35 -5
46 John Klingberg DAL y 92.6 48 56 2
47 Mitch Marner TOR   92.0 42 32 -5
48 Brent Burns SJS y 91.6 57 31 9
49 Mathew Barzal NYI   91.3 79 168 30
50 Victor Hedman TBL y 91.2 44 46 -6
51 Sean Couturier PHI   90.6 69 88 18
52 Teuvo Teravainen CAR   90.0 45 89 -7
53 Brayden Point TBL   88.5 50 59 -3
54 Anders Lee NYI   87.4 54 79 0
55 Logan Couture SJS   87.1 46 51 -9
56 Vincent Trocheck FLA   85.1 61 67 5
57 Mike Hoffman OTT   84.4 47 48 -10
58 Jonathan Drouin MON   83.7 41 40 -17
59 Ryan Johansen NSH   83.7 38 34 -21
60 Joe Pavelski SJS   83.6 49 42 -11
61 Shayne Gostisbehere PHI y 83.6 96 102 35
62 Dylan Larkin DET   83.4 83 86 21
63 Sebastian Aho CAR   83.4 67 93 4
64 Vladislav Namestnikov TBL   81.8 86 103 22
65 William Nylander TOR   81.4 66 63 1
66 Mika Zibanejad NYR   81.0 51 53 -15
67 Tyler Toffoli LAK   79.7 81 77 14
68 Rickard Rakell ANA   79.4 70 73 2
69 P.K. Subban NSH y 79.3 68 72 -1
70 Clayton Keller ARI   79.1 64 60 -6
71 William Karlsson VGK   78.2 100 289 29
72 Patrice Bergeron BOS   77.6 104 92 32
73 Eric Staal MIN   77.6 77 87 4
74 J.T. Miller NYR   76.1 65 61 -9
75 Jordan Eberle NYI   75.5 73 74 -2
76 Jonathan Toews CHI   75.1 82 65 6
77 Tyler Johnson TBL   75.0 105 99 28
78 James van Riemsdyk TOR   74.9 52 54 -26
79 Jeff Skinner CAR   74.6 76 49 -3
80 Nico Hischier NJD   73.5 60 66 -20
81 Ryan O'Reilly BUF   73.4 75 50 -6
82 Gabriel Landeskog COL   73.0 102 133 20
83 Kyle Turris NSH   72.2 84 69 1
84 Matt Duchene OTT   71.8 71 58 -13
85 Nazem Kadri TOR   70.7 59 64 -26
86 Mats Zuccarello NYR   70.6 89 80 3
87 Reilly Smith VGK   69.7 152 184 65
88 Viktor Arvidsson NSH   69.6 72 70 -16
89 Drew Doughty LAK y 69.3 113 120 24
90 Ryan Nugent-Hopkins EDM   68.9 94 104 4
91 Pavel Buchnevich NYR   68.7 85 139 -6
92 Max Pacioretty MON   67.6 87 55 -5
93 John Carlson WAS y 67.2 118 140 25
94 Jake Guentzel PIT   66.5 58 57 -36
95 Ondrej Palat TBL   66.2 101 94 6
96 Evander Kane BUF   66.1 99 116 3
97 Alexander Wennberg CBJ   65.3 56 44 -41
98 Nino Niederreiter MIN   64.4 93 78 -5
99 Henrik Zetterberg DET   63.9 108 84 9
100 Alex Pietrangelo STL y 63.7 103 108 3
101 Elias Lindholm CAR   63.6 107 81 6
102 Morgan Rielly TOR y 62.0 119 150 17
103 Anthony Mantha DET   61.9 97 125 -6
104 Roman Josi NSH y 61.7 98 109 -6
105 Derek Stepan ARI   61.7 106 91 1
106 T.J. Oshie WAS   60.5 88 85 -18
107 Alex DeBrincat CHI   60.3 117 205 10
108 Alex Galchenyuk MON   59.3 129 83 21
109 Corey Perry ANA   59.2 92 82 -17
110 Nick Schmaltz CHI   59.0 165 170 55
111 Erik Haula VGK   58.6 178 241 67
112 Matthew Tkachuk CGY   58.5 114 110 2
113 James Neal VGK   58.2 133 130 20
114 Jakob Silfverberg ANA   58.0 116 95 2
115 Bo Horvat VAN   57.7 95 90 -20
116 Bryan Little WPG   56.7 128 135 12
117 Wayne Simmonds PHI   56.4 122 96 5
118 Joe Thornton SJS   56.3 123 122 5
119 Oliver Ekman-Larsson ARI y 55.8 80 76 -39
120 David Krejci BOS   55.4 125 121 5
121 Kyle Connor WPG   55.2 126 134 5
122 Evgeny Dadonov FLA   55.1 109 119 -13
123 Max Domi ARI   55.0 90 71 -33
124 Derick Brassard OTT   54.8 124 124 0
125 Kevin Shattenkirk NYR y 54.7 112 107 -13
126 Brandon Saad CHI   53.9 132 62 6
127 Mathieu Perreault WPG   53.8 147 160 20
128 Jeff Carter LAK   53.7 121 113 -7
129 Tyson Barrie COL y 53.4 111 128 -18
130 David Perron VGK   52.9 171 174 41
131 Christian Dvorak ARI   52.3 110 105 -21
132 Charlie Coyle MIN   51.9 135 137 3
133 Tanner Pearson LAK   50.4 155 153 22
134 Danton Heinen BOS   50.1 226 264 92
135 Tomas Hertl SJS   49.7 140 144 5
136 Kris Letang PIT y 49.6 137 141 1
137 Jason Zucker MIN   49.5 120 177 -17
138 Milan Lucic EDM   49.5 134 132 -4
139 Kevin Fiala NSH   49.4 177 221 38
140 Mikhail Sergachev TBL y 49.2 144 162 4
141 Zach Werenski CBJ y 48.3 115 111 -26
142 Seth Jones CBJ y 48.0 145 127 3
143 Cam Atkinson CBJ   47.0 91 68 -52
144 Gustav Nyquist DET   47.0 150 114 6
145 Oliver Bjorkstrand CBJ   46.4 163 165 18
146 Patric Hornqvist PIT   46.0 143 175 -3
147 Alexander Kerfoot COL   45.3 174 222 27
148 Alex Killorn TBL   45.1 158 161 10
149 Ryan Strome EDM   44.3 131 129 -18
150 Nick Leddy NYI y 43.9 159 188 9
151 Dougie Hamilton CGY y 43.8 127 115 -24
152 Torey Krug BOS y 43.6 146 158 -6
153 Sam Reinhart BUF   43.6 136 97 -17
154 Kyle Palmieri NJD   43.1 130 98 -24
155 Jesper Bratt NJD   42.7 166 171 11
156 Phillip Danault MON   42.6 154 146 -2
157 Tomas Tatar DET   42.0 138 126 -19
158 Marcus Johansson NJD   41.7 148 112 -10
159 Brendan Gallagher MON   41.4 160 163 1
160 Henrik Sedin VAN   40.8 214 225 54
161 Victor Rask CAR   40.4 167 106 6
162 Sven Bärtschi VAN   40.3 142 159 -20
163 Kevin Hayes NYR   39.7 156 117 -7
164 Kevin Labanc SJS   39.5 193 194 29
165 Keith Yandle FLA y 39.5 161 152 -4
166 Thomas Vanek VAN   39.4 227 269 61
167 Tyler Bozak TOR   39.3 179 155 12
168 Mikael Backlund CGY   38.8 172 178 4
169 Kyle Okposo BUF   38.4 149 123 -20
170 Andre Burakovsky WAS   38.3 162 142 -8
171 Conor Sheary PIT   38.0 151 136 -20
172 Daniel Sedin VAN   37.9 215 226 43
173 Dustin Byfuglien WPG y 37.1 164 138 -9
174 Pierre-Luc Dubois CBJ   37.0 237 233 63
175 Jordan Staal CAR   36.7 187 206 12
176 Sam Bennett CGY   36.7 185 169 9
177 Paul Stastny STL   36.4 189 217 12
178 Bobby Ryan OTT   36.3 175 167 -3
179 Chris Kreider NYR   35.2 78 75 -101
180 Devin Shore DAL   35.1 188 191 8
181 Duncan Keith CHI y 34.7 153 157 -28
182 Connor Brown TOR   34.5 173 180 -9
183 Andreas Athanasiou DET   33.4 209 209 26
184 Josh Ho-Sang NYI   33.3 181 207 -3
185 Dylan Strome ARI   33.0 195 199 10
186 Yanni Gourde TBL   32.7 291 375 105
187 Alexander Steen STL   32.7 200 189 13
188 Rasmus Ristolainen BUF y 32.6 186 164 -2
189 Ryan Suter MIN y 32.6 207 208 18
190 Mikko Koivu MIN   32.5 139 143 -51
191 Nick Foligno CBJ   32.5 157 131 -34
192 Patrick Maroon EDM   32.0 141 145 -51
193 Josh Anderson CBJ   31.8 244 291 51
194 Justin Williams CAR   31.5 204 238 10
195 Jake Gardiner TOR y 31.5 196 186 1
196 Sven Andrighetto COL   31.4 190 187 -6
197 Jakub Vrana WAS   31.4 199 195 2
198 Adam Henrique ANA   31.4 184 183 -14
199 Dustin Brown LAK   31.3 245 273 46
200 Ivan Provorov PHI y 31.3 194 190 -6
201 Alex Tuch VGK   31.0 235 253 34
202 Craig Smith NSH   30.2 286 397 84
203 Will Butcher NJD y 29.8 205 230 2
204 Ryan Hartman CHI   29.4 208 181 4
205 TJ Brodie CGY y 28.9 198 202 -7
206 Adrian Kempe LAK   28.8 211 244 5
207 Derek Ryan CAR   28.8 316 347 109
208 Jacob Trouba WPG y 28.6 228 198 20
209 Colton Parayko STL y 28.5 223 232 14
210 Brandon Montour ANA y 28.3 216 213 6
211 Artturi Lehkonen MON   27.5 176 148 -35
212 Anthony Duclair ARI   27.5 201 229 -11
213 Shea Weber MON y 27.4 170 173 -43
214 Brendan Perlini ARI   27.4 197 200 -17
215 Vladimir Sobotka STL   27.3 191 193 -24
216 Ryan Spooner BOS   27.3 282 251 66
217 Noah Hanifin CAR y 27.2 229 300 12
218 Pavel Zacha NJD   26.9 206 176 -12
219 Ryan Kesler ANA   26.9 225 220 6
220 Matt Dumba MIN y 26.7 240 214 20
221 Mattias Janmark DAL   26.6 265 259 44
222 Richard Panik CHI   26.4 168 172 -54
223 Micheal Ferland CGY   26.3 275 466 52
224 Drake Caggiula EDM   25.8 218 216 -6
225 Robby Fabbri STL   25.7 238 234 13
226 Aaron Ekblad FLA y 25.6 183 149 -43
227 Travis Konecny PHI   25.6 192 154 -35
228 Christian Fischer ARI   25.5 231 245 3
229 Colin Miller VGK y 25.5 242 236 13
230 Jimmy Vesey NYR   25.4 232 215 2
231 Zach Hyman TOR   25.2 251 249 20
232 Jesse Puljujarvi EDM   25.1 241 224 9
233 Charlie McAvoy BOS y 24.8 234 228 1
234 Brett Ritchie DAL   24.4 236 231 2
235 Jared Spurgeon MIN y 23.7 246 243 11
236 Anthony Beauvillier NYI   23.7 210 210 -26
237 Nick Bjugstad FLA   23.6 258 270 21
238 Jason Pominville BUF   23.4 202 182 -36
239 Kailer Yamamoto EDM   23.3 248 286 9
240 Joonas Donskoi SJS   22.9 230 247 -10
241 Artem Anisimov CHI   22.9 203 240 -38
242 Cam Fowler ANA y 22.7 250 237 8
243 Tyler Myers WPG y 22.5 271 313 28
244 Oscar Klefbom EDM y 22.2 212 196 -32
245 Michael Frolik CGY   22.1 233 218 -12
246 Calle Jarnkrok NSH   22.0 310 310 64
247 Ryan Dzingel OTT   21.9 247 261 0
248 Timo Meier SJS   21.9 260 250 12
249 Ryan McDonagh NYR y 21.8 252 265 3
250 Mike Green DET y 21.7 254 287 4
251 Joel Eriksson Ek MIN   21.5 221 211 -30
252 Nikolay Goldobin VAN   21.2 257 248 5
253 Tyson Jost COL   21.1 222 197 -31
254 Carl Soderberg COL   21.0 418 459 164
255 Bryan Rust PIT   20.6 249 263 -6
256 Brock Nelson NYI   20.6 213 179 -43
257 Rick Nash NYR   20.5 262 255 5
258 Charles Hudon MON   20.4 263 257 5
259 Andrew Ladd NYI   20.4 276 301 17
260 Jake Muzzin LAK y 20.3 288 281 28
261 Sam Steel ANA   20.1 264 258 3
262 Evgeny Svechnikov DET   19.9 266 260 4
263 Ivan Barbashev STL   19.9 267 239 4
264 Kirill Kaprizov MIN   19.8 269 242 5
265 Anders Bjork BOS   19.6 217 223 -48
266 Jean-Gabriel Pageau OTT   19.5 219 147 -47
267 Nick Merkley ARI   19.5 299 297 32
268 Jason Spezza DAL   19.1 182 156 -86
269 Nolan Patrick PHI   18.9 169 151 -100
270 Ondrej Kase ANA   18.9 277 360 7
271 Shea Theodore VGK y 18.8 278 227 7
272 Patrick Marleau TOR   18.8 279 303 7
273 Colin White OTT   18.6 280 267 7
274 Sam Gagner VAN   18.4 319 204 45
275 Mattias Ekholm NSH y 18.3 281 369 6
276 Ilya Kovalchuk UFA   18.2 326 326 50
277 Nick Ritchie ANA   18.2 270 262 -7
278 Michael McLeod NJD   18.2 283 274 5
279 Denis Malgin FLA   18.1 284 275 5
280 Daniel O'Regan SJS   18.1 274 276 -6
281 Jakob Forsbacka Karlsson BOS   18.0 285 278 4
282 Brendan Leipsic VGK   18.0 272 308 -10
283 Daniel Sprong PIT   17.8 334 336 51
284 Jordan Weal PHI   17.8 255 201 -29
285 Logan Brown OTT   17.6 289 282 4
286 Ryan Ellis NSH y 17.5 290 283 4
287 Sonny Milano CBJ   17.4 259 284 -28
288 Cody Glass VGK   17.3 287 279 -1
289 Luke Kunin MIN   17.3 292 285 3
290 Owen Tippett FLA   17.1 293 288 3
291 Casey Mittelstadt BUF   17.0 294 294 3
292 David Backes BOS   16.9 380 383 88
293 Mark Jankowski CGY   16.8 296 292 3
294 Justin Schultz PIT y 16.6 180 185 -114
295 Justin Faulk CAR y 16.6 243 192 -52
296 Zach Parise MIN   16.5 298 296 2
297 Brian Gibbons NJD   16.5 NR NR NEW
298 Taylor Raddysh TBL   16.4 301 299 3
299 Michael Grabner NYR   16.3 302 510 3
300 Elias Pettersson VAN   16.3 307 306 7
               
               
Jan Player Team DEF? Rating Dec Nov Change
384 Lias Andersson NYR   8.8 594 591 210
254 Carl Soderberg COL   21.0 418 459 164
350 Tom Wilson WAS   12.3 486 488 136
207 Derek Ryan CAR   28.8 316 347 109
186 Yanni Gourde TBL   32.7 291 375 105
362 Jake DeBrusk BOS   11.3 467 550 105
134 Danton Heinen BOS   50.1 226 264 92
292 David Backes BOS   16.9 380 383 88
               
               
Jan Player Team DEF? Rating Dec Nov Change
589 Valeri Nichushkin DAL   -2.0 309 309 -280
579 Anton Rodin VAN   -0.9 321 322 -258
566 Brandon Dubinsky CBJ   0.1 349 353 -217
433 Radim Vrbata FLA   6.1 239 203 -194
405 Nail Yakupov COL   7.5 224 219 -181
519 Michael Dal Colle NYI   2.7 341 344 -178
465 Rocco Grimaldi COL   4.5 315 331 -150
361 Loui Eriksson VAN   11.3 220 252 -141
               
Jan Player Team DEF? Rating Dec Nov Change
297 Brian Gibbons NJD   16.5 NR NR NEW
313 Eeli Tolvanen NSH   15.2 NR NR NEW
341 Radek Faksa DAL   13.1 NR NR NEW
474 Dominik Simon PIT   4.3 NR NR NEW

 

 

 

  • Thunder N

    Does Nolan Patrick really less keeper value than Andrew Ladd?

  • Matt Price

    Hello,

    I was just curious if you guys plan on doing any rankings for leagues that count hits/blocks? It seems like those are much more common nowadays, and also are the only types of leagues I play in.

    I appreciate the articles!

  • richard lalonde

    I have a question.

    I know a little bit about keeper leagues.

    But maybe I misunderstand the concept of these rankings.

    Were my primary league (21 years now) to start fresh/ redraft all our players, and keeping in mind this draft would be for a keeper league, there is absolutely no way you’d see Kopitar or Stone drafted ahead of someone like Barzal. Or Tkacuk

    Even Malkin, great, great player that he has been, he’s getting up there in age. Time tells on everybody, and he’s in his 30’s.
    For building a team in a KEEPER league, I am taking Barzal ahead of him.

    • Dobber

      Hey Richard, nice to hear from you again.
      Two quick thoughts before I go to bed here. 1) You didn’t ask a question! 2) Next time a player gets 8 points in 2 games…please don’t come on a couple days later and tell me how terribly I’ve ranked him. Thanks!

      • richard lalonde

        Dobbs, I’m so glad you’re feeling better. Good news all around.

        No, I mentioned Barzal just because I had picked him up in a trade in early Nov (JVR and Leddy for Barzal and a 2nd Round pick next year).

        He was already a point a game back then, this current status of his is nothing that recent. And this last point flurry had nothing at all to do with me coming late to you with him and asking some sort of newb question about your rankings.

        In Nov I think Barzal was on your Prospect List. top 5,

        I bought that, big time, is part reason why I did the deal – I consult around.

        Kudos to you.

        You moved him to the Big List a week or so ago, so I’m now looking for insight, is all.

        Looking at your own Guides – I buy ’em every year – you’ll see that somewhere you describe Barzal as a “superstar in the making”, or somesuch term.

        That, and because I now own him, are why I picked him, particularly, to ask my question, but it could have been Tkachuk (got him also – another deal. It’s a rebuild year for me.) or any number of other up and comers.

        My question, I thought, was implied, but sorry for not being more clear.
        It is: at what point in creating your rankings does a great player’s age start to pull against him, and to what extent is it considered?

        That’s why I offered you the age of my own primary pool – 21 years. We are a pool with a long history and perhaps an even longer horizon, planning forward is very important.

        Listen, I drafted Malkin in that Pool while the guy was an 18 year old and still in Russia,

        I only finally traded him (and Tavares) a year or so ago in a deal for McDavid, a deal only made possible after McD had that injury.

        So, you see, I really like Malkin..

        But really, even me, I would sooner invest my keeper slots right now in someone with more future than Gino.

        Anyway, sorry if I annoyed you, no disrespect was intended towards your efforts.

        It was just a question of me trying to obtain perspective into your perspective.

        Welcome back – not that I personally felt that you had really ever left.

        rich
        rattus rattus

  • Sebastian

    Great list, just wondering, what parameters differ from keeper league rankings to prospect rankings? (like Theodore vs Girard)

  • Banks

    Enjoy reading your articles. One criticism I have is that Karlsson should be at least 10-15 spots higher, maybe more. 70-80 point dmen don’t grow on trees.

    • Dobber

      Thanks, it’s hard to balance points-only leagues that require X defensemen and leagues that have no such requirement. I’m in one of each. In the one where we need defensemen, Karlsson is Top 5. In the one where we don’t, he’s not in the Top 20

  • Gabriel Cefaloni

    Kucherov is awesome, really awesome… but equal to Mcdavid in keepers league? wow