Top 300 Keeper League Skaters – May 2018

by Dobber on May 4, 2018

 

Here are the Top 300 players to own in your points-only keeper league – May 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 (pre-order it now!) 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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May Player Team DEF? Rating April March Change
1 Connor McDavid EDM   237.9 1 1 0
2 Nikita Kucherov TBL   183.9 2 2 0
3 Nathan MacKinnon COL   174.7 3 5 0
4 Sidney Crosby PIT   167.1 4 3 0
5 John Tavares NYI   152.9 9 9 4
6 Johnny Gaudreau CGY   151.2 7 4 1
7 Claude Giroux PHI   151.0 8 11 1
8 Alex Ovechkin WAS   147.4 6 8 -2
9 Blake Wheeler WPG   146.5 5 7 -4
10 Evgeni Malkin PIT   145.6 11 10 1
11 Jack Eichel BUF   145.3 16 16 5
12 Mark Scheifele WPG   143.5 18 18 6
13 Steven Stamkos TBL   141.9 12 6 -1
14 Brad Marchand BOS   140.5 20 22 6
15 Phil Kessel PIT   138.8 10 12 -5
16 Taylor Hall NJD   137.2 13 15 -3
17 Mathew Barzal NYI   135.8 15 21 -2
18 Patrick Kane CHI   135.2 14 13 -4
19 Auston Matthews TOR   131.5 24 31 5
20 Patrik Laine WPG   131.3 17 17 -3
21 Vladimir Tarasenko STL   129.6 22 24 1
22 Evgeny Kuznetsov WAS   129.6 21 19 -1
23 Jonathan Marchessault VGK   127.8 19 25 -4
24 Anze Kopitar LAK   126.9 26 23 2
25 Nicklas Backstrom WAS   126.3 35 35 10
26 Tyler Seguin DAL   126.1 25 20 -1
27 Mikko Rantanen COL   124.7 23 29 -4
28 Artemi Panarin CBJ   124.2 33 43 5
29 Leon Draisaitl EDM   124.0 28 26 -1
30 Mitch Marner TOR   123.6 29 38 -1
31 Jakub Voracek PHI   123.3 27 14 -4
32 Aleksander Barkov FLA   122.3 31 28 -1
33 Erik Karlsson OTT y 122.1 30 40 -3
34 David Pastrnak BOS   120.5 32 32 -2
35 Jamie Benn DAL   120.4 34 27 -1
36 Nikolaj Ehlers WPG   112.5 38 37 2
37 William Karlsson VGK   112.5 46 53 9
38 Mark Stone OTT   112.0 36 34 -2
39 Jonathan Huberdeau FLA   110.5 37 33 -2
40 Vincent Trocheck FLA   109.8 43 48 3
41 Sean Monahan CGY   107.7 39 36 -2
42 Brock Boeser VAN   106.1 40 39 -2
43 Mikael Granlund MIN   105.3 41 46 -2
44 Clayton Keller ARI   104.6 42 68 -2
45 Ryan Johansen NSH   103.4 49 63 4
46 Filip Forsberg NSH   103.4 44 52 -2
47 Alexander Radulov DAL   103.1 47 41 0
48 Ryan Getzlaf ANA   103.1 45 50 -3
49 Sean Couturier PHI   101.8 52 47 3
50 Eric Staal MIN   100.9 48 49 -2
51 Sebastian Aho CAR   100.7 50 67 -1
52 Josh Bailey NYI   99.5 51 30 -1
53 Jaden Schwartz STL   99.2 53 57 0
54 Teuvo Teravainen  CAR   97.8 54 59 0
55 Jake Guentzel PIT   95.0 69 97 14
56 Brent Burns SJS y 95.0 55 51 -1
57 Viktor Arvidsson NSH   94.5 56 58 -1
58 Brayden Point TBL   94.5 57 42 -1
59 William Nylander TOR   94.3 58 61 -1
60 Brayden Schenn STL   94.1 59 45 -1
61 John Klingberg DAL y 91.5 64 44 3
62 Victor Hedman TBL y 90.3 60 55 -2
63 Shayne Gostisbehere PHI y 90.1 67 62 4
64 P.K. Subban NSH y 89.2 61 60 -3
65 Joe Pavelski SJS   89.0 63 56 -2
66 Rickard Rakell ANA   88.8 62 65 -4
67 Nico Hischier NJD   88.0 65 73 -2
68 John Carlson WAS y 87.5 82 77 14
69 J.T. Miller TBL   87.1 70 70 1
70 Alex DeBrincat CHI   84.5 75 91 5
71 Anders Lee NYI   84.3 68 69 -3
72 Jonathan Drouin MON   83.1 66 76 -6
73 Patrice Bergeron BOS   82.4 73 71 0
74 Kyle Connor WPG   82.3 92 81 18
75 Cam Atkinson CBJ   82.2 77 135 2
76 David Perron VGK   82.0 72 66 -4
77 Logan Couture SJS   81.9 71 64 -6
78 Reilly Smith VGK   81.3 74 54 -4
79 Dylan Larkin DET   79.8 76 72 -3
80 Mike Hoffman OTT   78.0 78 80 -2
81 Nazem Kadri TOR   77.8 79 82 -2
82 James van Riemsdyk TOR   76.7 80 89 -2
83 Gabriel Landeskog COL   74.4 81 74 -2
84 Kevin Fiala NSH   74.2 83 92 -1
85 Jordan Eberle NYI   74.0 86 86 1
86 Ryan O'Reilly BUF   74.0 84 78 -2
87 Evgeny Dadonov FLA   73.6 85 90 -2
88 Max Pacioretty MON   72.9 106 100 18
89 Jason Zucker MIN   72.9 87 83 -2
90 Matt Duchene OTT   72.7 88 98 -2
91 Travis Konecny PHI   72.4 94 130 3
92 Tyler Toffoli LAK   72.3 89 88 -3
93 Nick Schmaltz CHI   72.1 90 84 -3
94 Matthew Tkachuk CGY   71.7 91 79 -3
95 Erik Haula VGK   71.6 93 85 -2
96 Alex Galchenyuk MON   69.7 95 101 -1
97 Max Domi ARI   69.5 96 133 -1
98 Christian Dvorak ARI   69.1 110 127 12
99 Tyler Johnson TBL   69.1 97 75 -2
100 Nino Niederreiter MIN   69.0 98 137 -2
101 Sam Reinhart BUF   68.9 99 131 -2
102 Chris Kreider NYR   68.8 100 163 -2
103 Jonathan Toews CHI   68.7 108 93 5
104 Anthony Mantha DET   68.6 102 105 -2
105 Jeff Carter LAK   68.3 105 146 0
106 Alexander Wennberg CBJ   67.7 103 156 -3
107 Elias Lindholm CAR   67.5 104 110 -3
108 Tyson Barrie COL y 67.1 109 107 1
109 Oliver Ekman-Larsson ARI y 67.0 107 118 -2
110 Evander Kane SJS   65.0 113 104 3
111 Drew Doughty LAK y 64.6 111 103 0
112 Morgan Rielly TOR y 64.4 112 109 0
113 Roman Josi NSH y 64.1 114 87 1
114 Pavel Buchnevich NYR   64.1 115 123 1
115 Seth Jones CBJ y 63.9 116 120 1
116 Kyle Turris NSH   63.9 117 96 1
117 Ilya Kovalchuk UFA   63.6 118 240 1
118 Derek Stepan ARI   63.6 101 111 -17
119 Ondrej Palat TBL   63.3 119 112 0
120 Bo Horvat VAN   63.1 120 115 0
121 Mika Zibanejad NYR   62.6 121 102 0
122 Derick Brassard PIT   61.9 125 114 3
123 Charlie Coyle MIN   61.2 122 144 -1
124 Danton Heinen BOS   60.8 123 117 -1
125 Kris Letang PIT y 60.3 136 134 11
126 Mats Zuccarello NYR   59.9 124 106 -2
127 Ryan Nugent-Hopkins EDM   59.8 126 113 -1
128 Zach Werenski CBJ y 59.6 132 140 4
129 Jeff Skinner CAR   58.6 127 99 -2
130 Torey Krug BOS y 58.5 128 125 -2
131 Yanni Gourde TBL   57.9 129 95 -2
132 Dougie Hamilton CGY y 57.9 133 128 1
133 Pierre-Luc Dubois CBJ   57.7 130 167 -3
134 Ryan Spooner NYR   57.2 131 154 -3
135 Oliver Bjorkstrand CBJ   56.9 143 124 8
136 Alex Pietrangelo STL y 56.4 134 129 -2
137 Bryan Little WPG   55.6 135 116 -2
138 Robby Fabbri STL   54.9 137 222 -1
139 Alexander Kerfoot COL   54.9 138 121 -1
140 Vladislav Namestnikov NYR   54.8 139 94 -1
141 Kyle Palmieri NJD   54.7 140 160 -1
142 Corey Perry ANA   54.6 141 119 -1
143 Mathieu Perreault WPG   54.5 142 122 -1
144 Kevin Labanc SJS   54.0 149 149 5
145 Tomas Hertl SJS   54.0 144 142 -1
146 Kevin Hayes NYR   52.2 146 158 0
147 Wayne Simmonds PHI   52.2 145 132 -2
148 Jake Gardiner TOR y 51.8 150 153 2
149 Ryan Strome EDM   51.7 148 147 -1
150 Ryan Ellis NSH y 49.8 151 242 1
151 James Neal VGK   49.7 152 126 1
152 Christian Fischer ARI   49.3 153 189 1
153 Brendan Gallagher MON   49.2 147 138 -6
154 T.J. Oshie WAS   48.8 154 136 0
155 Keith Yandle FLA y 47.4 159 155 4
156 Marcus Johansson NJD   46.6 158 202 2
157 Jesper Bratt NJD   46.6 160 143 3
158 Jakob Silfverberg ANA   46.5 161 157 3
159 Artturi Lehkonen MON   46.5 162 212 3
160 Tanner Pearson LAK   46.2 168 152 8
161 Dustin Byfuglien WPG y 45.8 163 145 2
162 Joe Thornton SJS   45.5 164 188 2
163 Kevin Shattenkirk NYR y 45.3 155 204 -8
164 Matt Dumba MIN y 45.2 165 183 1
165 Sam Bennett CGY   44.3 166 170 1
166 Conor Sheary PIT   43.7 156 191 -10
167 Tomas Tatar VGK   43.2 157 151 -10
168 Kyle Okposo BUF   42.5 169 141 1
169 Ryan Donato BOS   42.3 170 NR 1
170 Ryan Kesler ANA   42.0 171 262 1
171 Anthony Beauvillier NYI   41.8 172 224 1
172 Brandon Saad CHI   41.6 173 165 1
173 Paul Stastny WPG   41.0 167 150 -6
174 Tyson Jost COL   40.7 174 246 0
175 Alex Killorn TBL   40.6 175 148 0
176 Patric Hornqvist PIT   40.2 182 175 6
177 Andreas Athanasiou DET   40.1 176 176 -1
178 Charlie McAvoy BOS y 39.8 177 200 -1
179 David Krejci BOS   39.7 178 139 -1
180 Nick Foligno CBJ   39.1 180 179 0
181 Timo Meier SJS   38.7 185 210 4
182 Ivan Provorov PHI y 38.2 183 184 1
183 Alex Tuch VGK   37.9 191 203 8
184 Sven Bärtschi VAN   37.5 184 164 0
185 Jimmy Vesey NYR   37.2 187 217 2
186 Connor Brown TOR   36.6 188 199 2
187 Nick Bjugstad FLA   36.3 186 193 -1
188 Gustav Nyquist DET   36.2 202 166 14
189 Jordan Staal CAR   35.5 189 192 0
190 Craig Smith NSH   35.4 190 174 0
191 Mikhail Sergachev TBL y 35.0 197 177 6
192 Justin Schultz PIT y 34.8 199 293 7
193 Adam Henrique ANA   34.6 192 187 -1
194 Nick Ritchie ANA   34.4 193 268 -1
195 Mikael Backlund CGY   34.4 194 161 -1
196 Calle Jarnkrok NSH   34.4 195 171 -1
197 Brendan Perlini ARI   33.9 196 228 -1
198 Thomas Vanek CBJ   33.9 181 172 -17
199 Ryan Suter MIN y 33.5 179 162 -20
200 Bobby Ryan OTT   33.4 203 196 3
201 Charles Hudon MON   33.1 198 230 -3
202 Tyler Bozak TOR   32.3 201 190 -1
203 Zach Hyman TOR   31.5 200 207 -3
204 Mark Jankowski CGY   30.9 204 267 0
205 Henrik Zetterberg DET   30.8 205 108 0
206 Kailer Yamamoto EDM   30.8 206 223 0
207 Victor Rask CAR   30.8 253 173 46
208 Colin Miller VGK y 30.7 207 180 -1
209 Devin Shore DAL   30.5 208 194 -1
210 Brandon Montour ANA y 30.3 209 225 -1
211 Will Butcher NJD y 30.2 210 256 -1
212 Nick Leddy NYI y 29.6 211 159 -1
213 Dylan Strome ARI   29.3 212 185 -1
214 Nolan Patrick PHI   29.3 213 265 -1
215 Zach Parise MIN   29.3 214 376 -1
216 Tyler Myers WPG y 29.3 215 195 -1
217 Rasmus Ristolainen BUF y 28.8 216 198 -1
218 Henrik Borgstrom FLA   28.4 217 295 -1
219 Jesse Puljujarvi EDM   28.3 218 218 -1
220 Eeli Tolvanen NSH   28.2 219 275 -1
221 Aaron Ekblad FLA y 28.2 220 239 -1
222 Jean-Gabriel Pageau OTT   27.9 221 311 -1
223 Bryan Rust PIT   27.3 233 197 10
224 Patrick Maroon NJD   26.8 222 208 -2
225 Josh Ho-Sang NYI   26.7 223 244 -2
226 Sam Steel ANA   26.6 224 226 -2
227 Micheal Ferland CGY   26.2 225 206 -2
228 Rick Nash BOS   26.1 226 221 -2
229 Adrian Kempe LAK   26.1 227 211 -2
230 Ryan Pulock NYI y 25.8 228 323 -2
231 Mattias Janmark DAL   25.8 229 209 -2
232 Joonas Donskoi SJS   25.6 230 229 -2
233 Alexander Steen STL   25.5 231 178 -2
234 Andre Burakovsky WAS   25.4 232 214 -2
235 Cam Fowler ANA y 25.2 254 241 19
236 Pavel Zacha NJD   25.2 234 254 -2
237 Denis Malgin FLA   25.2 235 257 -2
238 Ondrej Kase ANA   25.1 236 237 -2
239 Dustin Brown LAK   24.9 237 181 -2
240 Richard Panik ARI   24.8 238 363 -2
241 Pontus Aberg EDM   24.7 239 510 -2
242 Colton Parayko STL y 24.7 240 215 -2
243 Chris Tierney SJS   24.6 241 216 -2
244 Michael Frolik CGY   24.5 242 255 -2
245 Ryan Dzingel OTT   24.5 243 253 -2
246 Jacob Trouba WPG y 24.3 244 220 -2
247 Shea Weber MON y 24.1 245 321 -2
248 Milan Lucic EDM   23.9 246 182 -2
249 Casey Mittelstadt BUF   23.9 247 249 -2
250 Brett Ritchie DAL   23.9 248 219 -2
251 Sami Vatanen NJD y 23.7 249 352 -2
252 Jake Muzzin LAK y 23.6 256 233 4
253 Jake DeBrusk BOS   23.5 250 243 -3
254 Joel Eriksson Ek MIN   23.3 251 248 -3
255 TJ Brodie CGY y 23.2 267 235 12
256 Riley Sheahan PIT   23.2 262 383 6
257 Mikko Koivu MIN   22.8 252 205 -5
258 Boone Jenner CBJ   22.4 255 357 -3
259 Duncan Keith CHI y 22.2 261 231 2
260 Jakub Vrana WAS   21.8 257 238 -3
261 J.T. Compher COL   21.5 258 299 -3
262 Mike Matheson FLA y 21.5 259 320 -3
263 Ryan Hartman NSH   21.3 260 213 -3
264 Shea Theodore VGK y 21.0 263 329 -1
265 Justin Williams CAR   20.7 265 186 0
266 Nikolay Goldobin VAN   20.7 266 251 0
267 Derek Ryan CAR   20.4 264 271 -3
268 Noah Hanifin CAR y 20.3 268 259 0
269 Dylan Sikura CHI   20.1 269 245 0
270 Thomas Chabot OTT y 20.1 270 353 0
271 Nick Merkley ARI   19.9 271 250 0
272 Colin White OTT   19.6 272 261 0
273 Troy Terry ANA   19.5 273 286 0
274 Andreas Johnsson TOR   19.4 NR NR NEW
275 Valeri Nichushkin DAL   19.4 274 585 -1
276 Daniel O'Regan BUF   19.1 275 273 -1
277 Brendan Leipsic VAN   19.1 276 258 -1
278 Daniel Sprong PIT   18.8 277 260 -1
279 David Backes BOS   18.7 278 247 -1
280 Brock Nelson NYI   18.6 279 279 -1
281 Anthony Cirelli TBL   18.6 280 274 -1
282 Boris Katchouk TBL   18.4 281 264 -1
283 Kirill Kaprizov MIN   18.4 282 266 -1
284 Vitali Abramov CBJ   18.2 283 269 -1
285 Michael McLeod NJD   18.2 284 270 -1
286 Andrew Mangiapane CGY   18.1 285 272 -1
287 Mattias Ekholm NSH y 18.0 286 236 -1
288 Phillip Danault MON   17.9 287 201 -1
289 Nick Bonino NSH   17.8 288 384 -1
290 Jordan Kyrou STL   17.8 289 303 -1
291 Logan Brown OTT   17.6 290 276 -1
292 Adam Lowry WPG   17.5 291 277 -1
293 Warren Foegele CAR   17.5 292 NR -1
294 Elias Pettersson VAN   17.3 293 278 -1
295 Adam Gaudette VAN   17.3 294 317 -1
296 Valentin Zykov CAR   17.2 295 NR -1
297 Patrik Berglund STL   17.1 296 529 -1
298 Gabriel Vilardi LAK   17.1 297 319 -1
299 Sonny Milano CBJ   17.1 298 291 -1
300 Joel Armia WPG   17.1 299 280 -1
               
               
May Player Team DEF? Rating April March Change
423 Olli Maatta PIT y 6.2 477 490 54
207 Victor Rask CAR   30.8 253 173 46
405 Carl Hagelin PIT   7.3 441 485 36
375 Brian Dumoulin PIT y 9.7 397 417 22
235 Cam Fowler ANA y 25.2 254 241 19
74 Kyle Connor WPG   82.3 92 81 18
88 Max Pacioretty MON   72.9 106 100 18
55 Jake Guentzel PIT   95.0 69 97 14
68 John Carlson WAS y 87.5 82 77 14
               
May Player Team DEF? Rating April March Change
199 Ryan Suter MIN y 33.5 179 162 -20
118 Derek Stepan ARI   63.6 101 111 -17
198 Thomas Vanek CBJ   33.9 181 172 -17
166 Conor Sheary PIT   43.7 156 191 -10
167 Tomas Tatar VGK   43.2 157 151 -10
163 Kevin Shattenkirk NYR y 45.3 155 204 -8
72 Jonathan Drouin MON   83.1 66 76 -6
               
               
May Player Team DEF? Rating April March Change
274 Andreas Johnsson TOR y 19.4 NR NR NEW
483 Adam Fox CGY y 3.9 NR NR NEW
484 Kale Clague LAK y 3.9 NR NR NEW

 

 

 

4 responses to “Top 300 Keeper League Skaters – May 2018”

  1. NHLGodfather says:

    Why the big jump for Victor Rask? BTW: Hall only missed six games this season and played all 82 games two seasons ago. Sam Bennett at 165. I threw in the towel on him and cut him from my keeper team. I think he may be more like Beau Bennett. I hope I didn’t give up on him prematurely and he ends up having that 4th year break out season in 2018/19.

    • Dobber says:

      You’re probably right about Sam, I haven’t given up on him completely though – needs to get past that fourth year. As I said, this is without deep analysis, just breezing through each player and tweaking. I had Rask too low in one area and I adjusted.
      Hall is an injury risk and it’s held him to 70 points or less often – and will continue to do so, with occasional blips of health that lead to big years. Malkin Jr.

  2. Micchar says:

    I’d have Taylor Hall in the 5 spot, just after Crosby.