Top 50 Fantasy Prospect Defensemen – February 2018

by Dobber on February 13, 2018

Here are the Top 50 prospect blueliners to own in your points-only fantasy hockey keeper league, February edition!

 

As always, players within +/-5.0 rating points of each other should be considered equal and at that point would depend on your team needs (NHL-ready but lower upside, or several years away with high upside) and personal biases. The top forwards list was out Monday – click here. Click any name to be taken to their DobberProspects scouting profile.

 

Feb 10 Prospect Team age type Jan 10 Dec 10
1 Shea Theodore VGK d 67.4 1 4
2 Samuel Girard COL d 67.3 2 7
3 Will Butcher NJD d 63.2 3 5
4 Timothy Liljegren TOR d 63.0 4 6
5 Miro Heiskanen DAL d 62.1 5 8
6 Thomas Chabot OTT d 61.7 6 9
7 Ryan Pulock NYI d 61.6 9 13
8 Julius Honka DAL d 60.9 8 11
9 Cale Makar COL d 58.6 12 17
10 Jakob Chychrun ARI d 58.0 11 14
11 Erik Brannstrom VGK d 57.9 10 12
12 Anthony DeAngelo NYR d 57.9 7 10
13 Travis Sanheim PHI d 56.6 13 15
14 Victor Mete MON d 56.3 14 16
15 Madison Bowey WAS d 55.2 15 18
16 Olli Juolevi VAN d 55.0 16 19
17 Gustav Forsling CHI d 53.3 17 20
18 Dante Fabbro NSH d 53.1 18 22
19 Vince Dunn STL d 52.9 19 23
20 Jordan Schmaltz STL d 52.6 21 25
21 Rasmus Andersson CGY d 51.7 22 26
22 Jake Walman STL d 51.2 23 27
23 Juuso Valimaki CGY d 51.0 32 35
24 Brendan Guhle BUF d 50.9 25 28
25 Jan Rutta CHI d 50.5 24 21
26 Noah Juulsen MON d 50.2 26 29
27 Henri Jokiharju CHI d 49.9 27 30
28 Jeremy Roy SJS d 49.0 28 31
29 Jake Bean CAR d 48.8 29 32
30 Christian Djoos WAS d 48.5 30 33
31 Oliver Kylington CGY d 48.5 31 34
32 Travis Dermott TOR d 47.8 34 49
33 Dennis Cholowski DET d 47.3 35 37
34 Adam Fox CGY d 46.8 47 66
35 Derrick Pouliot VAN d 46.8 20 24
36 Gabriel Carlsson CBJ d 46.8 36 38
37 Conor Timmins COL d 46.1 41 57
38 Slater Koekkoek TBL d 45.9 37 39
39 Ethan Bear EDM d 45.8 38 40
40 Chad Krys CHI d 45.6 39 41
41 Pierre-Olivier Joseph ARI d 45.6 43 44
42 Jacob Larsson ANA d 45.5 33 36
43 Cal Foote TBL d 45.3 58 59
44 Vili Saarijarvi DET d 44.7 42 43
45 Ian Mitchell CHI d 44.5 102 104
46 Philippe Myers PHI d 44.4 49 50
47 Kale Clague LAK d 44.4 50 51
48 Jakub Zboril BOS d 44.2 44 45
49 Sean Day NYR d 44.2 45 46
50 Nicolas Hague VGK d 44.2 46 47

 

 

 

8 responses to “Top 50 Fantasy Prospect Defensemen – February 2018”

  1. Dzingel Bells says:

    I read your stuff all the time man, keep up the good work! My fantasy keeper Squad sends its regards *tips hat*

  2. Michael says:

    Just curious, on the Prospects Rankings Theodore is 4.2 points higher than Butcher but on the Keeper Rankings Butcher is 11.4 points higher than Theodore.

    How should I read this?

    • Dobber says:

      Butcher is helping more right now, and immediacy has more weight in the full keeper rankings and less weight in these ones

  3. disqus_Aj3sWwR6nq says:

    *Sees no MIN D in your top 50* *Understands why and leaves*

  4. François-Xavier Ringuet says:

    Is there a reason why Filip Hronek is still not part of the top 50?

    -2nd in AHL for points by rookie defenceman (10th in all D)
    -Carries on much more offence then Saarijarvi in the same team, while being 1 year younger.
    -Best +- in his team by far. (+21)
    -Is in an organisation where he can quickly climb on the depth chart and will maybe get a call-up this year.

    Is it something in his game that I did not notice because, from my point of view, he looks like a steal in the 2nd round of the 2016 draft.