Pre-season 2019-20 Top 50 Fantasy Hockey Defensemen Rankings
There have been some notable defensemen on the move this offseason, so let’s take a peek at some early Fantasy Hockey Defensemen Rankings.
P.K. Subban was dealt to the Devils and Tyson Barrie to the Maple Leafs. This, of course, affects their value, as Subban should see a rise in production, while Barrie takes a hit as he’s no longer the main man running the power play.
Cale Makar and Quinn Hughes make for a pair of rookies to watch. Both are poised to take on significant minutes and run their team’s power play. However, don’t expect them to produce like recent rookie Rasmus Dahlin — who could easily vault into the top 20 or higher with a strong sophomore season.
It will be interesting to see how Matt Dumba fares, after missing 50 games with a ruptured pectoralis muscle. His 12 goals and 10 assists through 32 contests had him as one of the top producers of his position at the time. While he may need a handful of games to get back up to speed, don’t let him slip too far in the draft.
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2019 Fantasy Hockey Defensemen Rankings
Rankings are based on the following categories: Goals, Assists, Plus/Minus, Shots on Goal, Power Play Points, and Hits.
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