Pre-season 2019-20 Top 25 Fantasy Hockey Goalie Rankings
Year after year there are always huge surprises in net. It’s by far the most unpredictable position in Fantasy Hockey, but that won’t stop us from trying! Today we’re going to look at some early Fantasy Hockey Goalie Rankings.
Andrei Vasilevskiy is the clear No. 1 choice. He won a league-high 39 games despite only appearing in 53 contests, posting a 2.40 GAA, .925 save percentage, and adding six shutouts. He won the Vezina as the league’s top goaltender and should be the first netminder off the board.
A short distance away is where our No. 2 choice, Sergei Bobrovsky, now plays. He won 37 games in 2018-19, with a league-best nine shutouts. He did that with the Columbus Blue Jackets though, so while it remains to be seen how he’ll fare with the Florida Panthers, he makes for an enticing selection.
Cup champion Jordan Binnington places in the top 10, but could easily find himself much lower or much higher on the list. He is the epitome of unpredictability. Once given an opportunity, he went on a 24-5-1 run and never let up. Can he really keep that going, or will he come back down to earth? It’s reasonable to expect some regression, but he shouldn’t go too low.
Semyon Varlamov and Robin Lehner each find themselves with new teams. Varlamov receives a boost in value due to the Islanders’ incredible defensive structure. Meanwhile, Lehner dips a bit by leaving said structure and having Corey Crawford eating away at potential starts.
Philipp Grubauer has been given the reigns in Colorado. It’ll be his first opportunity as a full-time starter. He fared well in the 2019 playoffs, but he’ll have a challenge out of the gate with all the injuries to the Avalanche defense, and the departure of Tyson Barrie. He makes for a high-risk, high-reward selection.
At the end of the list, we have Darcy Kuemper. He gave everything he could in trying to get the Coyotes to the playoffs and fell just short. He’ll likely be in a timeshare with Antti Raanta. Injuries over the past two campaigns prevented Raanta from making the list, but it wouldn’t be a surprise if the Kuemper/Raanta tandem ends up being the best in the league, so try to get both of them if you can.
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2019 Fantasy Hockey Goalie Rankings
Rankings are based on the following categories: Wins, Goals Against Average, Save Percentage, Shutouts.
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