Top 300 Keeper League Skaters – April, 2018

by Dobber on April 4, 2018

Here are the Top 300 players to own in your points-only keeper league – April edition.

 

April, May and June are my "fun months". These are when I stop including this season's immediate payback, and look ahead to next year and onward. But I do it without crunching the numbers. My Fantasy Guide is out on August 1 and so the numbers, free agency, depth charts all get factored into July and August rankings. Until then, I go through player by player and focus more on their 3YP, upside, and then ballpark next season's points. Fun, right?

These are for points-only leagues, I look no further than three years ahead, players within +/- 5.0 rating points of each other should be considered equal and at that point become a matter of personal bias and/or team needs.

 

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April Player Team DEF? Rating Mar Feb Change
1 Connor McDavid EDM   227.0 1 1 0
2 Nikita Kucherov TBL   181.6 2 2 0
3 Nathan MacKinnon COL   180.4 5 8 2
4 Sidney Crosby PIT   165.0 3 3 -1
5 Blake Wheeler WPG   153.4 7 10 2
6 Alex Ovechkin WAS   151.6 8 11 2
7 Johnny Gaudreau CGY   151.2 4 5 -3
8 Claude Giroux PHI   149.5 11 13 3
9 John Tavares NYI   147.7 9 4 0
10 Phil Kessel PIT   143.8 12 12 2
11 Evgeni Malkin PIT   142.0 10 18 -1
12 Steven Stamkos TBL   141.9 6 6 -6
13 Taylor Hall NJD   137.2 15 19 2
14 Patrick Kane CHI   136.5 13 9 -1
15 Mathew Barzal NYI   135.8 21 28 6
16 Jack Eichel BUF   129.9 16 7 0
17 Patrik Laine WPG   129.7 17 25 0
18 Mark Scheifele WPG   129.0 18 17 0
19 Jonathan Marchessault VGK   128.6 25 35 6
20 Brad Marchand BOS   128.3 22 20 2
21 Evgeny Kuznetsov WAS   128.0 19 21 -2
22 Vladimir Tarasenko STL   127.3 24 15 2
23 Mikko Rantanen COL   127.0 29 32 6
24 Auston Matthews TOR   126.9 31 22 7
25 Tyler Seguin DAL   126.1 20 14 -5
26 Anze Kopitar LAK   125.5 23 33 -3
27 Jakub Voracek PHI   125.1 14 16 -13
28 Leon Draisaitl EDM   124.0 26 26 -2
29 Mitch Marner TOR   123.6 38 51 9
30 Erik Karlsson OTT y 122.1 40 40 10
31 Aleksander Barkov FLA   120.9 28 43 -3
32 David Pastrnak BOS   120.5 32 30 0
33 Artemi Panarin CBJ   118.1 43 44 10
34 Jamie Benn DAL   117.3 27 24 -7
35 Nicklas Backstrom WAS   113.2 35 23 0
36 Mark Stone OTT   111.7 34 41 -2
37 Jonathan Huberdeau FLA   110.5 33 29 -4
38 Nikolaj Ehlers WPG   109.5 37 36 -1
39 Sean Monahan CGY   107.7 36 31 -3
40 Brock Boeser VAN   106.1 39 34 -1
41 Mikael Granlund MIN   105.3 46 49 5
42 Clayton Keller ARI   104.6 68 72 26
43 Vincent Trocheck FLA   103.5 48 50 5
44 Filip Forsberg NSH   103.4 52 47 8
45 Ryan Getzlaf ANA   103.1 50 45 5
46 William Karlsson VGK   102.1 53 56 7
47 Alexander Radulov DAL   101.9 41 37 -6
48 Eric Staal MIN   100.9 49 70 1
49 Ryan Johansen NSH   100.4 63 58 14
50 Sebastian Aho CAR   99.4 67 61 17
51 Josh Bailey NYI   98.9 30 27 -21
52 Sean Couturier PHI   98.8 47 46 -5
53 Jaden Schwartz STL   98.1 57 52 4
54 Teuvo Teravainen CAR   96.7 59 53 5
55 Brent Burns SJS y 95.0 51 42 -4
56 Viktor Arvidsson NSH   94.5 58 84 2
57 Brayden Point TBL   94.5 42 48 -15
58 William Nylander TOR   94.3 61 57 3
59 Brayden Schenn STL   93.6 45 39 -14
60 Victor Hedman TBL y 90.3 55 55 -5
61 P.K. Subban NSH y 89.2 60 63 -1
62 Rickard Rakell ANA   89.2 65 67 3
63 Joe Pavelski SJS   89.0 56 65 -7
64 John Klingberg DAL y 88.5 44 38 -20
65 Nico Hischier NJD   88.0 73 78 8
66 Jonathan Drouin MON   86.7 76 69 10
67 Shayne Gostisbehere PHI y 86.2 62 68 -5
68 Anders Lee NYI   83.3 69 54 1
69 Jake Guentzel PIT   83.0 97 99 28
70 J.T. Miller TBL   82.7 70 79 0
71 Logan Couture SJS   81.9 64 59 -7
72 David Perron VGK   81.3 66 76 -6
73 Patrice Bergeron BOS   81.0 71 60 -2
74 Reilly Smith VGK   80.9 54 71 -20
75 Alex DeBrincat CHI   80.0 91 107 16
76 Dylan Larkin DET   79.8 72 64 -4
77 Cam Atkinson CBJ   78.4 135 140 58
78 Mike Hoffman OTT   78.0 80 80 2
79 Nazem Kadri TOR   77.8 82 97 3
80 James van Riemsdyk TOR   76.7 89 94 9
81 Gabriel Landeskog COL   74.4 74 73 -7
82 John Carlson WAS y 74.4 77 85 -5
83 Kevin Fiala NSH   74.2 92 126 9
84 Ryan O'Reilly BUF   74.0 78 81 -6
85 Evgeny Dadonov FLA   73.6 90 122 5
86 Jordan Eberle NYI   73.2 86 75 0
87 Jason Zucker MIN   72.9 83 138 -4
88 Matt Duchene OTT   72.7 98 105 10
89 Tyler Toffoli LAK   72.3 88 74 -1
90 Nick Schmaltz CHI   72.1 84 83 -6
91 Matthew Tkachuk CGY   71.7 79 89 -12
92 Kyle Connor WPG   71.5 81 115 -11
93 Erik Haula VGK   71.2 85 93 -8
94 Travis Konecny PHI   70.9 130 179 36
95 Alex Galchenyuk MON   69.7 101 109 6
96 Max Domi ARI   69.5 133 130 37
97 Tyler Johnson TBL   69.1 75 66 -22
98 Nino Niederreiter MIN   69.0 137 119 39
99 Sam Reinhart BUF   68.9 131 151 32
100 Chris Kreider NYR   68.8 163 187 63
101 Derek Stepan ARI   68.6 111 113 10
102 Anthony Mantha DET   68.6 105 104 3
103 Alexander Wennberg CBJ   67.7 156 96 53
104 Elias Lindholm CAR   67.5 110 100 6
105 Jeff Carter LAK   67.2 146 144 41
106 Max Pacioretty MON   67.0 100 91 -6
107 Oliver Ekman-Larsson ARI y 67.0 118 118 11
108 Jonathan Toews CHI   66.5 93 82 -15
109 Tyson Barrie COL y 66.4 107 123 -2
110 Christian Dvorak ARI   66.3 127 128 17
111 Drew Doughty LAK y 64.6 103 98 -8
112 Morgan Rielly TOR y 64.4 109 114 -3
113 Evander Kane SJS   64.3 104 102 -9
114 Roman Josi NSH y 64.1 87 101 -27
115 Pavel Buchnevich NYR   64.1 123 90 8
116 Seth Jones CBJ y 63.9 120 129 4
117 Kyle Turris NSH   63.9 96 77 -21
118 Ilya Kovalchuk UFA   63.6 240 274 122
119 Ondrej Palat TBL   63.3 112 95 -7
120 Bo Horvat VAN   63.1 115 116 -5
121 Mika Zibanejad NYR   62.6 102 87 -19
122 Charlie Coyle MIN   61.2 144 136 22
123 Danton Heinen BOS   60.8 117 125 -6
124 Mats Zuccarello NYR   59.9 106 88 -18
125 Derick Brassard PIT   59.8 114 127 -11
126 Ryan Nugent-Hopkins EDM   59.8 113 92 -13
127 Jeff Skinner CAR   58.6 99 86 -28
128 Torey Krug BOS y 58.5 125 145 -3
129 Yanni Gourde TBL   57.9 95 165 -34
130 Pierre-Luc Dubois CBJ   57.7 167 171 37
131 Ryan Spooner NYR   57.2 154 181 23
132 Zach Werenski CBJ y 56.7 140 137 8
133 Dougie Hamilton CGY y 56.4 128 149 -5
134 Alex Pietrangelo STL y 56.4 129 108 -5
135 Bryan Little WPG   56.3 116 106 -19
136 Kris Letang PIT y 55.9 134 132 -2
137 Robby Fabbri STL   54.9 222 223 85
138 Alexander Kerfoot COL   54.9 121 131 -17
139 Vladislav Namestnikov NYR   54.8 94 62 -45
140 Kyle Palmieri NJD   54.7 160 161 20
141 Corey Perry ANA   54.6 119 110 -22
142 Mathieu Perreault WPG   54.5 122 111 -20
143 Oliver Bjorkstrand CBJ   54.1 124 141 -19
144 Tomas Hertl SJS   54.0 142 133 -2
145 Wayne Simmonds PHI   52.8 132 117 -13
146 Kevin Hayes NYR   52.2 158 177 12
147 Brendan Gallagher MON   51.8 138 153 -9
148 Ryan Strome EDM   51.7 147 155 -1
149 Kevin Labanc SJS   51.1 149 147 0
150 Jake Gardiner TOR y 50.2 153 174 3
151 Ryan Ellis NSH y 49.8 242 263 91
152 James Neal VGK   49.7 126 112 -26
153 Christian Fischer ARI   49.3 189 203 36
154 T.J. Oshie WAS   48.8 136 121 -18
155 Kevin Shattenkirk NYR y 48.3 204 143 49
156 Conor Sheary PIT   47.4 191 170 35
157 Tomas Tatar VGK   47.3 151 152 -6
158 Marcus Johansson NJD   47.1 202 164 44
159 Keith Yandle FLA y 46.8 155 158 -4
160 Jesper Bratt NJD   46.6 143 142 -17
161 Jakob Silfverberg ANA   46.5 157 120 -4
162 Artturi Lehkonen MON   46.5 212 220 50
163 Dustin Byfuglien WPG y 45.8 145 169 -18
164 Joe Thornton SJS   45.5 188 154 24
165 Matt Dumba MIN y 45.2 183 217 18
166 Sam Bennett CGY   44.3 170 176 4
167 Paul Stastny WPG   43.5 150 167 -17
168 Tanner Pearson LAK   43.4 152 135 -16
169 Kyle Okposo BUF   42.5 141 134 -28
170 Ryan Donato BOS   42.3 NR NR NEW
171 Ryan Kesler ANA   42.0 262 213 91
172 Anthony Beauvillier NYI   41.8 224 232 52
173 Brandon Saad CHI   41.6 165 148 -8
174 Tyson Jost COL   40.7 246 252 72
175 Alex Killorn TBL   40.6 148 150 -27
176 Andreas Athanasiou DET   40.1 176 172 0
177 Charlie McAvoy BOS y 39.8 200 204 23
178 David Krejci BOS   39.7 139 124 -39
179 Ryan Suter MIN y 39.3 162 183 -17
180 Nick Foligno CBJ   39.1 179 182 -1
181 Thomas Vanek CBJ   38.2 172 159 -9
182 Patric Hornqvist PIT   38.2 175 168 -7
183 Ivan Provorov PHI y 38.2 184 195 1
184 Sven Bärtschi VAN   37.5 164 163 -20
185 Timo Meier SJS   37.3 210 244 25
186 Nick Bjugstad FLA   37.2 193 246 7
187 Jimmy Vesey NYR   37.2 217 247 30
188 Connor Brown TOR   36.6 199 202 11
189 Jordan Staal CAR   35.5 192 166 3
190 Craig Smith NSH   35.4 174 186 -16
191 Alex Tuch VGK   35.1 203 196 12
192 Adam Henrique ANA   34.6 187 193 -5
193 Nick Ritchie ANA   34.4 268 276 75
194 Mikael Backlund CGY   34.4 161 162 -33
195 Calle Jarnkrok NSH   34.4 171 216 -24
196 Brendan Perlini ARI   33.9 228 221 32
197 Mikhail Sergachev TBL y 33.7 177 156 -20
198 Charles Hudon MON   33.1 230 236 32
199 Justin Schultz PIT y 32.7 293 302 94
200 Zach Hyman TOR   32.5 207 222 7
201 Tyler Bozak TOR   32.3 190 210 -11
202 Gustav Nyquist DET   32.0 166 146 -36
203 Bobby Ryan OTT   30.9 196 190 -7
204 Mark Jankowski CGY   30.9 267 275 63
205 Henrik Zetterberg DET   30.8 108 103 -97
206 Kailer Yamamoto EDM   30.8 223 231 17
207 Colin Miller VGK y 30.7 180 205 -27
208 Devin Shore DAL   30.5 194 188 -14
209 Brandon Montour ANA y 30.3 225 209 16
210 Will Butcher NJD y 30.2 256 199 46
211 Nick Leddy NYI y 29.6 159 160 -52
212 Dylan Strome ARI   29.3 185 180 -27
213 Nolan Patrick PHI   29.3 265 268 52
214 Zach Parise MIN   29.3 376 378 162
215 Tyler Myers WPG y 29.3 195 215 -20
216 Rasmus Ristolainen BUF y 28.8 198 198 -18
217 Henrik Borgstrom FLA   28.4 295 306 78
218 Jesse Puljujarvi EDM   28.3 218 226 0
219 Eeli Tolvanen NSH   28.2 275 284 56
220 Aaron Ekblad FLA y 28.2 239 238 19
221 Jean-Gabriel Pageau OTT   27.9 311 319 90
222 Patrick Maroon NJD   26.8 208 197 -14
223 Josh Ho-Sang NYI   26.7 244 214 21
224 Sam Steel ANA   26.6 226 233 2
225 Micheal Ferland CGY   26.2 206 189 -19
226 Rick Nash BOS   26.1 221 270 -5
227 Adrian Kempe LAK   26.1 211 224 -16
228 Ryan Pulock NYI y 25.8 323 328 95
229 Mattias Janmark DAL   25.8 209 194 -20
230 Joonas Donskoi SJS   25.6 229 235 -1
231 Alexander Steen STL   25.5 178 178 -53
232 Andre Burakovsky WAS   25.4 214 211 -18
233 Bryan Rust PIT   25.3 197 249 -36
234 Pavel Zacha NJD   25.2 254 250 20
235 Denis Malgin FLA   25.2 257 280 22
236 Ondrej Kase ANA   25.1 237 264 1
237 Dustin Brown LAK   24.9 181 185 -56
238 Richard Panik ARI   24.8 363 219 125
239 Pontus Aberg EDM   24.7 510 514 271
240 Colton Parayko STL y 24.7 215 218 -25
241 Chris Tierney SJS   24.6 216 243 -25
242 Michael Frolik CGY   24.5 255 248 13
243 Ryan Dzingel OTT   24.5 253 260 10
244 Jacob Trouba WPG y 24.3 220 229 -24
245 Shea Weber MON y 24.1 321 257 76
246 Milan Lucic EDM   23.9 182 139 -64
247 Casey Mittelstadt BUF   23.9 249 255 2
248 Brett Ritchie DAL   23.9 219 228 -29
249 Sami Vatanen NJD y 23.7 352 387 103
250 Jake DeBrusk BOS   23.5 243 261 -7
251 Joel Eriksson Ek MIN   23.3 248 253 -3
252 Mikko Koivu MIN   22.8 205 208 -47
253 Victor Rask CAR   22.7 173 157 -80
254 Cam Fowler ANA y 22.5 241 237 -13
255 Boone Jenner CBJ   22.4 357 366 102
256 Jake Muzzin LAK y 22.0 233 242 -23
257 Jakub Vrana WAS   21.8 238 207 -19
258 J.T. Compher COL   21.5 299 309 41
259 Mike Matheson FLA y 21.5 320 331 61
260 Ryan Hartman NSH   21.3 213 241 -47
261 Duncan Keith CHI y 21.2 231 206 -30
262 Riley Sheahan PIT   21.1 383 397 121
263 Shea Theodore VGK y 21.0 329 266 66
264 Derek Ryan CAR   20.8 271 201 7
265 Justin Williams CAR   20.7 186 192 -79
266 Nikolay Goldobin VAN   20.7 251 258 -15
267 TJ Brodie CGY y 20.5 235 225 -32
268 Noah Hanifin CAR y 20.3 259 212 -9
269 Dylan Sikura CHI   20.1 245 251 -24
270 Thomas Chabot OTT y 20.1 353 363 83
271 Nick Merkley ARI   19.9 250 256 -21
272 Colin White OTT   19.6 261 267 -11
273 Troy Terry ANA   19.5 286 294 13
274 Valeri Nichushkin DAL   19.4 585 595 311
275 Daniel O'Regan BUF   19.1 273 281 -2
276 Brendan Leipsic VAN   19.1 258 307 -18
277 Daniel Sprong PIT   18.8 260 265 -17
278 David Backes BOS   18.7 247 271 -31
279 Brock Nelson NYI   18.6 279 290 0
280 Anthony Cirelli TBL   18.6 274 322 -6
281 Boris Katchouk TBL   18.4 264 NR -17
282 Kirill Kaprizov MIN   18.4 266 269 -16
283 Vitali Abramov CBJ   18.2 269 277 -14
284 Michael McLeod NJD   18.2 270 278 -14
285 Andrew Mangiapane CGY   18.1 272 279 -13
286 Mattias Ekholm NSH y 18.0 236 254 -50
287 Phillip Danault MON   17.9 201 175 -86
288 Nick Bonino NSH   17.8 384 414 96
289 Jordan Kyrou STL   17.8 303 NR 14
290 Logan Brown OTT   17.6 276 285 -14
291 Adam Lowry WPG   17.5 277 286 -14
292 Warren Foegele CAR   17.5 NR NR NEW
293 Elias Pettersson VAN   17.3 278 288 -15
294 Adam Gaudette VAN   17.3 317 324 23
295 Valentin Zykov CAR   17.2 NR NR NEW
296 Patrik Berglund STL   17.1 529 495 233
297 Gabriel Vilardi LAK   17.1 319 326 22
298 Sonny Milano CBJ   17.1 291 289 -7
299 Joel Armia WPG   17.1 280 272 -19
300 Sven Andrighetto COL   17.0 281 227 -19
               
               
April Player Team DEF? Rating Mar Feb Change
274 Valeri Nichushkin DAL   19.4 585 595 311
239 Pontus Aberg EDM   24.7 510 514 271
296 Patrik Berglund STL   17.1 529 495 233
381 Colton Sissons NSH   9.0 592 602 211
399 Austin Watson NSH   7.5 591 601 192
214 Zach Parise MIN   29.3 376 378 162
419 Kris Versteeg CGY   6.3 574 581 155
414 Jeff Petry MON y 6.6 559 512 145
               
               
April Player Team DEF? Rating Mar Feb Change
585 Henrik Sedin VAN   -2.0 168 173 -417
586 Daniel Sedin VAN   -2.0 169 191 -417
519 Tyler Motte VAN   2.3 324 329 -195
403 Ivan Barbashev STL   7.3 252 259 -151
543 Andrew Ladd NYI   1.4 397 401 -146
363 Anthony Duclair CHI   11.2 234 200 -129
516 David Desharnais NYR   2.4 410 346 -106
480 Nail Yakupov COL   4.0 377 399 -103
               
April Player Team DEF? Rating Mar Feb Change
170 Ryan Donato BOS   42.3 NR NR NEW
292 Warren Foegele CAR   17.5 NR NR NEW
295 Valentin Zykov CAR   17.2 NR NR NEW
325 Drake Batherson OTT   15.2 NR NR NEW
355 Miles Wood NJD   11.9 NR NR NEW
496 Juuso Valimaki CGY y 3.3 NR NR NEW
505 Ty Rattie EDM   2.7 NR NR NEW

 

 

18 responses to “Top 300 Keeper League Skaters – April, 2018”

  1. Joe says:

    Okay, so my first posting. I have used your info a few times however just some comments.

    Malkin gets no love from anyone and you are no different. Having some of the guys you have ahead of him is an insult to this superstar.

    Having Marchessault ahead of Kuznetsov, Rantanen and Mathews is a serious mistake. Lets forget the first 2 years of MAR and KUZ (only because it is not a fair comparison) and KUZ has outperformed him and he is 2 years younger.

    Dubois so far down at 19 years of age. This kid is going to be a rock star in the NHL. I expected better from you.

    • Dobber says:

      After owning Malkin since he was 18, I finally traded him last summer. One of my favorite players, but three out of four years he gets hurt. In my leagues, when he gets 95 points he’s a hero. But if he plays 67 games and gets 70 points it really cripples me because I count on him for more. This is a points-only ranking, so 67-game Band-Aid Boys make this 95-point superstar into just your run-of-the-mill 70-point guy.
      And that’s all he is. A 70-point player with upside when he decides to honor us with some decent health.

      Dubois – If you read DobberHockey and buy the Fantasy Prospects Report, then I expect better from you. He is a two-way power threat, but in points-only leagues his ceiling is limited.

      I love Marchessault. Real Deal. We’ll touch base in two years and you can tell me how right I am 😉

      I’m starting to get the feeling that you didn’t know this was a points-only ranking?

      • Dobber says:

        Irony is that this time last year I was criticized for overrating Dubois. Fantasy Hockey is a fickle game…

      • Joe says:

        I drafted him based on your rating. I still think he will be a point per game player.

      • Dobber says:

        To me that’s his absolute ceiling, and he needs linemates (Panarin and Atkinson will do for sure!) to get there. Without linemates and luck, I figure a 65-70 guy. Still great! Needs to be more proven to move up these charts, as you know I don’t move guys up or down super fast.

      • Joe says:

        I am in a points only league and like you drafted him his first year. He is consistently a point per game player, yes he does get hurt. I don’t look for him to be a 95 point guy, I expect 70 to 75, when he get more I win by 52 points.

        No doubt we can chat about your other picks in 3 years, however a 27 year old small player will get his share of injuries. I believe that the 3 guys I gave you for head to head with MAR. will outscore him.

        PS: I do buy the guides from the site and use them for information.

      • Joe says:

        I do agree with 90% of your rankings, just some of them I question why. I do check your rankings every month so thanks for putting it out there, it is appreciated.

      • Dobber says:

        Thanks Joe!

  2. anonymouse says:

    Doughty outside the top 100? How?

    • Dobber says:

      Keep in mind – positions don’t matter. So ask yourself how many points will he get next year, how many is his upside, and how many will he average over his three best seasons going forward?

  3. tangerinedreamteam says:

    Can’t say that i value Marchessault as a top 30 keeper yet. I’ve slowly started believing in the VGK train, but he’s closer to 40 than 20 on my lists.

  4. Matthew says:

    Curious why you dropped Kyle Connor?

    • Dobber says:

      He didn’t drop, others just moved ahead of him. But I should have adjusted him as well, and moved him higher. I’ll have it fixed next month. Should be about 20 higher.

  5. Sensible Guy says:

    There’s a mistake, you have Karlsson with the Sens still…