Top 300 Keeper League Skaters – December 2018

by Dobber on December 4, 2018

 

Here are the Top 300 skaters to own in your point-only keeper leagues – December edition!

 

Lots of movement this month as the players start getting settled into their roles and their scoring habits fall into something more consistent. Generally speaking, in points-only leagues I look at how the player can help me in the current year, and I balance that off by looking at the next two to three seasons. Beyond that, anything can happen. And in full keeper leagues I find that roster turnover is a good 70% or 80% in three years so looking four years ahead to me is usually a fool's game. Besides susceptibility to injury and upside, I also look at 3YP (a player's future three-year peak production average) and where the team is going offensively.

As always, players within +/- 5.0 should be considered equal in value and at that point become a matter of personal preference and/or team needs (immediate help versus future help, risk comfort zone, etc.).

Click on any player name to be taken to his player profile, which I custom built to give me all the info I need when evaluating a player for the purpose of trading or other roster decisions. If these profiles could use something else that you need, please let us know and we'll add it.

 

Dec Player Team DEF? Rating Nov Oct Change
1 Connor McDavid EDM   257.9 1 1 0
2 Nathan MacKinnon COL   205.4 3 4 1
3 Nikita Kucherov TBL   203.8 2 2 -1
4 Mikko Rantanen COL   181.3 11 28 7
5 Mitchell Marner TOR   176.6 7 27 2
6 Auston Matthews TOR   174.3 8 18 2
7 Sidney Crosby PIT   173.4 5 3 -2
8 John Tavares TOR   168.7 6 5 -2
9 Mark Scheifele WPG   164.2 18 11 9
10 Evgeni Malkin PIT   161.5 4 13 -6
11 Blake Wheeler WPG   159.2 15 8 4
12 Claude Giroux PHI   156.7 17 10 5
13 Alex Ovechkin WAS   156.5 12 9 -1
14 Johnny Gaudreau CGY   152.6 10 7 -4
15 Jack Eichel BUF   152.5 16 14 1
16 Nicklas Backstrom WAS   152.3 21 22 5
17 Brad Marchand BOS   152.1 9 6 -8
18 Patrick Kane CHI   148.5 20 17 2
19 Phil Kessel PIT   146.7 13 16 -6
20 Taylor Hall NJD   146.0 14 15 -6
21 Evgeny Kuznetsov WAS   143.7 19 24 -2
22 Artemi Panarin CBJ   140.8 22 20 0
23 Patrik Laine WPG   134.4 30 25 7
24 Leon Draisaitl EDM   132.2 28 29 4
25 David Pastrnak BOS   131.7 25 23 0
26 Tyler Seguin DAL   130.5 23 21 -3
27 Steven Stamkos TBL   122.6 26 12 -1
28 Mathew Barzal NYI   122.6 29 26 1
29 Brayden Point TBL   120.8 44 62 15
30 Elias Pettersson VAN   120.1 27 119 -3
31 Aleksander Barkov FLA   119.3 33 32 2
32 Jakub Voracek PHI   118.8 24 30 -8
33 Vladimir Tarasenko STL   117.9 31 36 -2
34 Jonathan Huberdeau FLA   117.2 42 39 8
35 Jamie Benn DAL   116.7 32 31 -3
36 Mark Stone OTT   116.0 39 51 3
37 Sean Monahan CGY   116.0 37 45 0
38 Sebastian Aho CAR   114.2 43 49 5
39 Mikael Granlund MIN   113.6 40 41 1
40 Morgan Rielly TOR y 110.0 48 107 8
41 Jonathan Marchessault VGK   109.7 35 33 -6
42 Filip Forsberg NSH   109.7 36 34 -6
43 Brent Burns SJS y 108.6 41 48 -2
44 Matthew Tkachuk CGY   106.3 71 89 27
45 Thomas Chabot OTT y 105.7 57 242 12
46 Gabriel Landeskog COL   104.8 84 88 38
47 Ryan O'Reilly STL   104.5 51 65 4
48 Ryan Getzlaf ANA   102.8 47 43 -1
49 Alexander Radulov DAL   102.1 58 53 9
50 John Carlson WAS y 101.5 66 85 16
51 Jake Guentzel PIT   100.9 64 58 13
52 Kyle Connor WPG   100.6 75 66 23
53 Anze Kopitar LAK   100.2 34 19 -19
54 William Karlsson VGK   100.2 54 46 0
55 Ryan Johansen NSH   99.1 55 60 0
56 Jonathan Drouin MON   98.3 93 83 37
57 Alex DeBrincat CHI   97.8 56 67 -1
58 Nico Hischier NJD   97.1 50 69 -8
59 Clayton Keller ARI   96.3 52 50 -7
60 Jeff Skinner BUF   95.2 77 76 17
61 Nikolaj Ehlers WPG   95.2 73 40 12
62 Victor Hedman TBL y 94.9 46 44 -16
63 Sean Couturier PHI   94.5 68 52 5
64 Ryan Nugent-Hopkins EDM   93.6 62 92 -2
65 Logan Couture SJS   93.2 74 79 9
66 Evgenii Dadonov FLA   93.0 83 82 17
67 Elias Lindholm CGY   93.0 76 81 9
68 Yanni Gourde TBL   92.9 60 104 -8
69 Matt Duchene OTT   92.2 85 87 16
70 Max Domi MON   92.1 79 99 9
71 Teuvo Teravainen CAR   91.4 65 59 -6
72 Rickard Rakell ANA   91.4 49 42 -23
73 Brock Boeser VAN   91.3 59 54 -14
74 J.T. Miller TBL   91.1 53 47 -21
75 Josh Bailey NYI   90.2 67 75 -8
76 Cam Atkinson CBJ   89.9 90 77 14
77 Tyson Barrie COL y 89.7 119 118 42
78 Mike Hoffman FLA   89.2 96 94 18
79 John Klingberg DAL y 86.8 61 63 -18
80 Erik Karlsson SJS y 86.6 78 35 -2
81 Vincent Trocheck FLA   85.9 38 37 -43
82 Dylan Larkin DET   85.3 81 78 -1
83 Brayden Schenn STL   85.2 45 38 -38
84 Timo Meier SJS   85.2 92 162 8
85 Pierre-Luc Dubois CBJ   84.9 108 91 23
86 Bo Horvat VAN   84.5 89 71 3
87 Viktor Arvidsson NSH   82.9 63 56 -24
88 Mika Zibanejad NYR   82.6 97 123 9
89 Eric Staal MIN   82.4 70 64 -19
90 Joe Pavelski SJS   81.3 111 74 21
91 Kyle Palmieri NJD   78.6 86 130 -5
92 P.K. Subban NSH y 78.3 80 80 -12
93 Sam Reinhart BUF   78.0 94 68 1
94 Patrice Bergeron BOS   77.8 69 73 -25
95 Anders Lee NYI   77.0 98 112 3
96 William Nylander TOR   76.6 88 55 -8
97 Jaden Schwartz STL   75.8 82 61 -15
98 Chris Kreider NYR   75.8 105 127 7
99 Jonathan Toews CHI   75.2 100 108 1
100 Tyler Johnson TBL   74.5 99 121 -1
101 Kris Letang PIT y 73.2 95 143 -6
102 Alex Galchenyuk ARI   72.2 87 70 -15
103 Alex Tuch VGK   71.8 149 158 46
104 Shayne Gostisbehere PHI y 71.3 72 57 -32
105 Travis Konecny PHI   70.7 120 96 15
106 Tomas Hertl SJS   69.5 102 135 -4
107 Keith Yandle FLA y 68.4 132 141 25
108 Chris Tierney OTT   68.3 104 219 -4
109 Brady Tkachuk OTT   67.8 173 230 64
110 Nick Schmaltz ARI   67.6 112 93 2
111 Kevin Labanc SJS   67.3 106 116 -5
112 Max Pacioretty VGK   66.6 110 72 -2
113 Seth Jones CBJ y 66.4 115 100 2
114 Nazem Kadri TOR   66.1 117 110 3
115 Jason Zucker MIN   65.5 101 84 -14
116 Torey Krug BOS y 65.3 113 86 -3
117 Drew Doughty LAK y 64.1 109 102 -8
118 Tomas Tatar MON   62.7 123 159 5
119 Dustin Byfuglien WPG y 61.8 114 152 -5
120 Zach Werenski CBJ y 60.3 136 132 16
121 Ryan Dzingel OTT   60.2 126 194 5
122 Alexander Kerfoot COL   60.1 154 160 32
123 Oliver Ekman-Larsson ARI y 59.3 129 124 6
124 Roman Josi NSH y 59.2 130 103 6
125 Jeff Carter LAK   59.1 116 109 -9
126 Reilly Smith VGK   58.8 157 90 31
127 Tyler Toffoli LAK   58.7 118 111 -9
128 Brendan Gallagher MON   58.7 127 147 -1
129 Kyle Turris NSH   58.6 125 140 -4
130 Pavel Buchnevich NYR   57.8 107 101 -23
131 Matt Dumba MIN y 57.5 140 129 9
132 Tom Wilson WAS   57.1 287 239 155
133 Andreas Athanasiou DET   56.6 169 168 36
134 Kevin Fiala NSH   56.0 138 106 4
135 Alexander Wennberg CBJ   55.9 141 139 6
136 Ondrej Palat TBL   55.1 143 142 7
137 Kevin Hayes NYR   54.9 134 128 -3
138 Jordan Eberle NYI   54.9 131 105 -7
139 Jakob Silfverberg ANA   54.8 121 134 -18
140 Derek Stepan ARI   54.6 139 113 -1
141 Anthony Mantha DET   54.5 146 115 5
142 Evander Kane SJS   53.7 124 120 -18
143 Nino Niederreiter MIN   52.9 144 117 1
144 James van Riemsdyk PHI   52.7 128 95 -16
145 David Perron STL   52.3 103 114 -42
146 Christian Dvorak ARI   50.9 148 122 2
147 Nick Foligno CBJ   50.9 155 161 8
148 Nick Ritchie ANA   50.6 216 218 68
149 Artturi Lehkonen MON   50.6 150 165 1
150 Rasmus Dahlin BUF y 49.5 162 148 12
151 David Krejci BOS   48.5 165 163 14
152 Brandon Saad CHI   48.5 163 157 11
153 Andrei Svechnikov CAR   47.4 151 153 -2
154 Colin White OTT   46.8 192 276 38
155 Ryan Ellis NSH y 46.7 142 126 -13
156 Nolan Patrick PHI   46.6 133 149 -23
157 Mats Zuccarello NYR   45.9 137 151 -20
158 Zach Parise MIN   44.5 249 396 91
159 Charlie Coyle MIN   44.4 145 133 -14
160 Dougie Hamilton CAR y 44.4 122 98 -38
161 Casey Mittelstadt BUF   44.3 161 145 0
162 Gustav Nyquist DET   44.3 164 171 2
163 Patric Hornqvist PIT   44.0 187 170 24
164 T.J. Oshie WAS   43.5 171 210 7
165 Erik Haula VGK   43.5 168 125 3
166 Wayne Simmonds PHI   43.4 135 138 -31
167 Jake Gardiner TOR y 42.1 160 154 -7
168 Danton Heinen BOS   41.7 152 131 -16
169 Conor Sheary BUF   41.3 153 146 -16
170 Oliver Bjorkstrand CBJ   40.6 156 136 -14
171 Kyle Okposo BUF   39.1 186 204 15
172 Alex Pietrangelo STL y 39.0 158 137 -14
173 Mikko Koivu MIN   38.3 239 246 66
174 Mikael Backlund CGY   38.1 167 164 -7
175 Jakub Vrana WAS   37.5 185 209 10
176 Ryan Suter MIN y 37.4 204 251 28
177 Micheal Ferland CAR   37.3 180 493 3
178 Vinnie Hinostroza ARI   37.2 174 177 -4
179 Ryan Spooner EDM   37.2 147 144 -32
180 Sven Baertschi VAN   37.1 170 186 -10
181 Ryan McDonagh TBL y 37.0 210 336 29
182 Jimmy Vesey NYR   37.0 203 237 21
183 Jacob Trouba WPG y 37.0 188 199 5
184 Bryan Little WPG   36.7 206 183 22
185 Nikolay Goldobin VAN   36.6 200 259 15
186 Rasmus Ristolainen BUF y 36.1 182 180 -4
187 Dustin Brown LAK   35.9 197 202 10
188 Charlie McAvoy BOS y 35.7 181 197 -7
189 Mark Giordano CGY y 35.6 242 377 53
190 Christian Fischer ARI   35.1 172 176 -18
191 Marcus Johansson NJD   35.1 179 174 -12
192 Brock Nelson NYI   35.0 201 253 9
193 Shea Theodore VGK y 34.6 198 181 5
194 Ivan Provorov PHI y 34.4 176 172 -18
195 J.T. Compher COL   34.4 240 250 45
196 Anthony Beauvillier NYI   34.2 178 150 -18
197 Kasperi Kapanen TOR   34.2 189 310 -8
198 Jesper Bratt NJD   34.1 231 206 33
199 Adam Henrique ANA   34.0 190 193 -9
200 Ilya Kovalchuk LAK   33.8 91 97 -109
201 Craig Smith NSH   32.8 195 191 -6
202 Bobby Ryan OTT   32.7 250 348 48
203 Dylan Strome CHI   32.7 211 222 8
204 Alex Killorn TBL   32.3 224 189 20
205 Brett Howden NYR   32.2 191 NR -14
206 Andre Burakovsky WAS   31.8 175 167 -31
207 Eeli Tolvanen NSH   31.6 199 205 -8
208 Tyson Jost COL   31.5 247 229 39
209 Zach Hyman TOR   31.4 212 225 3
210 Jack Roslovic WPG   30.8 193 182 -17
211 Ondrej Kase ANA   30.1 226 223 15
212 Tyler Bertuzzi DET   29.9 258 262 46
213 Tanner Pearson PIT   29.5 232 166 19
214 Jake DeBrusk BOS   29.5 208 203 -6
215 Sam Bennett CGY   29.4 209 220 -6
216 Paul Stastny VGK   29.1 214 196 -2
217 Brendan Perlini CHI   29.1 194 198 -23
218 Josh Morrissey WPG y 28.8 215 241 -3
219 Henrik Borgstrom FLA   28.7 217 156 -2
220 Phillip Danault MON   28.4 244 256 24
221 Mark Jankowski CGY   28.2 237 245 16
222 Vladislav Namestnikov NYR   28.1 220 188 -2
223 Brandon Montour ANA y 28.0 221 195 -2
224 Jason Pominville BUF   28.0 273 458 49
225 Mikkel Boedker OTT   27.8 243 261 18
226 Jesperi Kotkaniemi MON   27.6 223 265 -3
227 Nick Bjugstad FLA   27.6 184 185 -43
228 Mike Matheson FLA y 27.2 257 257 29
229 Robert Thomas STL   27.2 269 272 40
230 Drake Batherson OTT   26.9 286 282 56
231 Martin Necas CAR   26.9 229 212 -2
232 Damon Severson NJD y 26.6 268 370 36
233 Connor Brown TOR   26.4 219 224 -14
234 Jordan Staal CAR   26.4 207 214 -27
235 Kailer Yamamoto EDM   25.9 234 232 -1
236 Jesse Puljujarvi EDM   25.8 236 179 0
237 Kevin Shattenkirk NYR y 25.7 205 192 -32
238 Alexander Steen STL   25.5 227 228 -11
239 Aaron Ekblad FLA y 25.1 253 187 14
240 Tage Thompson BUF   25.0 241 248 1
241 Neal Pionk NYR y 24.9 271 501 30
242 Pavel Zacha NJD   24.5 246 200 4
243 Joonas Donskoi SJS   24.3 248 263 5
244 Mikhail Sergachev TBL y 24.2 233 213 -11
245 Charles Hudon MON   24.1 238 226 -7
246 Richard Panik ARI   24.1 230 236 -16
247 Mattias Ekholm NSH y 24.1 279 332 32
248 Adrian Kempe LAK   23.8 196 184 -52
249 Boone Jenner CBJ   23.8 301 293 52
250 Sam Steel ANA   23.6 255 227 5
251 Andreas Johnsson TOR   23.5 293 284 42
252 Will Butcher NJD y 23.2 218 243 -34
253 Colton Parayko STL y 23.2 222 221 -31
254 Samuel Girard COL y 23.1 367 349 113
255 Thomas Vanek DET   23.1 225 217 -30
256 Josh Anderson CBJ   23.1 294 312 38
257 Joel Eriksson Ek MIN   23.0 213 215 -44
258 Noah Hanifin CGY y 23.0 259 208 1
259 Lars Eller WAS   22.7 260 268 1
260 Dominik Kahun CHI   22.2 261 313 1
261 Blake Coleman NJD   22.0 NR NR NEW
262 Ryan Strome NYR   21.9 274 173 12
263 Aleksi Heponiemi FLA   21.9 NR NR NEW
264 Anthony Duclair CBJ   21.7 277 311 13
265 Devin Shore DAL   21.6 292 207 27
266 Daniel Sprong ANA   21.6 235 244 -31
267 Dylan Sikura CHI   21.6 266 264 -1
268 Brett Connolly WAS   21.5 357 502 89
269 Kristian Vesalainen WPG   21.2 NR NR NEW
270 Drake Caggiula EDM   21.1 394 378 124
271 Jordan Kyrou STL   21.0 270 273 -1
272 Adam Lowry WPG   20.9 256 255 -16
273 Henri Jokiharju CHI y 20.9 272 407 -1
274 Tyler Bozak STL   20.5 254 302 -20
275 Ryan Pulock NYI y 20.5 228 201 -47
276 Derick Brassard PIT   20.2 166 190 -110
277 Joshua Ho-Sang NYI   20.2 262 249 -15
278 Denis Malgin FLA   20.1 278 277 0
279 Jeff Petry MON y 20.0 304 416 25
280 Nick Merkley ARI   19.9 280 278 0
281 Filip Zadina DET   19.7 281 279 0
282 Ryan Donato BOS   19.7 282 169 0
283 Anthony Cirelli TBL   19.6 263 231 -20
284 Colin Miller VGK y 19.6 284 260 0
285 Vitali Abramov CBJ   19.5 285 280 0
286 Kirill Kaprizov MIN   19.4 288 283 2
287 Calle Jarnkrok NSH   19.2 289 234 2
288 Troy Terry ANA   19.1 290 267 2
289 Artem Anisimov CHI   19.1 320 309 31
290 Oscar Klefbom EDM y 19.0 291 288 1
291 Logan Brown OTT   18.9 295 286 4
292 Hampus Lindholm ANA y 18.8 307 350 15
293 Evan Bouchard EDM y 18.7 296 289 3
294 Andrew Mangiapane CGY   18.7 297 290 3
295 Nicolas Roy CAR   18.6 298 322 3
296 Joe Thornton SJS   18.6 183 175 -113
297 Miro Heiskanen DAL y 18.5 299 359 2
298 Boris Katchouk TBL   18.4 300 292 2
299 Cody Eakin VGK   18.4 404 422 105
300 Pontus Aberg ANA   18.2 352 384 52

 

Dec Player Team DEF? Rating Nov Oct Change
340 Alex Chiasson EDM   15.6 552 593 212
348 Denis Gurianov DAL   15.2 543 535 195
309 Shea Weber MON y 17.3 489 480 180
367 Frans Nielsen DET   13.8 528 525 161
431 Jason Spezza DAL   8.9 587 602 156
132 Tom Wilson WAS   57.1 287 239 155
304 Carl Soderberg COL   17.8 449 449 145
405 Andrew Shaw MON   11.1 537 530 132
270 Drake Caggiula EDM   21.1 394 378 124
               
Dec Player Team DEF? Rating Nov Oct Change
337 Robby Fabbri STL   15.7 159 155 -178
355 James Neal CGY   14.9 177 178 -178
460 Jake Muzzin LAK y 7.1 308 271 -152
347 Patrick Maroon STL   15.2 202 211 -145
533 Marc-Edouard Vlasic SJS y 3.2 400 386 -133
373 Ty Rattie EDM   13.5 245 252 -128
583 Alexander Edler VAN y -0.1 456 454 -127
494 Milan Lucic EDM   5.5 368 258 -126
               
Dec Player Team DEF? Rating Nov Oct Change
261 Blake Coleman NJD   22.0 NR NR NEW
263 Aleksi Heponiemi FLA   21.9 NR NR NEW
269 Kristian Vesalainen WPG   21.2 NR NR NEW
361 Jamie Oleksiak PIT y 14.3 NR NR NEW
498 Lawrence Pilut BUF y 5.4 NR NR NEW
540 Matt Luff LAK   2.9 NR NR NEW
562 Scott Mayfield NYI y 1.7 NR NR NEW