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Keeper league rankings for September 2014. The Big 2? Or Big 5? Players 3/4/5 are deadlocked!

 

NOTE: These rankings only capture keeper leagues that are points-only, do not factor positions. They also give some value bonus (very small) to teams who have a bright future and a good chance of becoming/maintaining a big powerhouse in terms of lots of fantasy-relevant players.

 

 

Because there are so many different league types, one cannot satisfy them all with a single list. Factors taken into account: predicted points for the current season; age; upside; proven/unproven; team bonus (if the team is on the rise or consistently scoring a lot); proneness to injury; and the "name" factor (if it's a big name, he gets a few extra bonus due to the trade value boost). 

 

Let's not nitpick over: 1) Player A being ranked 10 spots above Player B when their "rating" is only 6.5 apart. Two players within 10 rating points are pretty much a wash and an argument can be made for either. 2) A defenseman (for example) who is great for penalty minutes and points being ranked so low (pay attention angry Zdeno Chara owners!). That is valuable in your league, but not for the league I described above.

 

 

 

This month - takes into account my projections in the Fantasy Hockey Guide (buy it here)

 

 

Sep Player Team DEF? Rating Aug Jul Change
1 Sidney Crosby PIT   251.6 1 1 0
2 Evgeni Malkin PIT   197.9 2 2 0
3 John Tavares NYI   181.0 3 4 0
4 Alex Ovechkin WAS   180.9 4 5 0
5 Steven Stamkos TB   179.9 5 3 0
6 Claude Giroux PHI   160.0 6 6 0
7 Nicklas Backstrom WAS   158.8 7 7 0
8 Patrick Kane CHI   156.7 8 9 0
9 Ryan Getzlaf ANA   154.8 9 8 0
10 Phil Kessel TOR   147.2 10 11 0
11 Taylor Hall EDM   147.0 11 13 0
12 Tyler Seguin DAL   138.2 12 10 0
13 Nathan MacKinnon COL   134.1 13 14 0
14 Corey Perry ANA   133.7 14 12 0
15 Anze Kopitar LA   133.4 15 15 0
16 Jordan Eberle EDM   129.2 16 21 0
17 Matt Duchene COL   126.5 17 17 0
18 Eric Staal CAR   124.4 18 23 0
19 Jamie Benn DAL   123.0 19 16 0
20 Erik Karlsson OTT y 119.2 20 19 0
21 Jonathan Toews CHI   118.8 21 18 0
22 Joe Pavelski SJ   112.8 22 25 0
23 Henrik Sedin VAN   112.0 23 24 0
24 Chris Kunitz PIT   110.6 24 30 0
25 Joe Thornton SJ   109.2 25 22 0
26 Henrik Zetterberg DET   107.2 26 42 0
27 Ryan Nugent-Hopkins EDM   106.6 27 20 0
28 Zach Parise MIN   106.2 28 26 0
29 Jason Spezza DAL   104.7 29 33 0
30 Jakub Voracek PHI   103.7 30 43 0
31 Blake Wheeler WPG   103.3 31 34 0
32 Kyle Okposo NYI   101.3 32 35 0
33 Derek Stepan NYR   101.3 33 39 0
34 Logan Couture SJ   100.4 34 36 0
35 James van Riemsdyk TOR   97.6 35 38 0
36 P.K. Subban MTL y 97.5 36 62 0
37 Patrick Sharp CHI   95.3 37 37 0
38 Thomas Vanek MIN   94.8 38 47 0
39 Martin St Louis NYR   93.2 39 28 0
40 Daniel Sedin VAN   88.5 40 27 0
41 Gabriel Landeskog COL   87.4 41 31 0
42 Max Pacioretty MTL   87.2 42 75 0
43 Bobby Ryan OTT   87.0 43 32 0
44 David Krejci BOS   87.0 44 45 0
45 Alexander Steen STL   84.9 45 49 0
46 Patrick Marleau SJ   83.1 46 44 0
47 Patric Hornqvist PIT   82.9 47 58 0
48 Kyle Turris OTT   82.6 48 53 0
49 James Neal NSH   82.4 49 40 0
50 Andrew Ladd WPG   82.1 51 95 1
51 T.J. Oshie STL   81.6 52 48 1
52 Vladimir Tarasenko STL   81.5 53 46 1
53 Bryan Little WPG   81.0 54 51 1
54 Valeri Nichushkin DAL   81.0 55 56 1
55 Jonathan Huberdeau FLA   80.9 56 68 1
56 Ryan Johansen CBJ   80.7 50 52 -6
57 Rick Nash NYR   80.4 57 41 0
58 Ondrej Palat TB   79.9 59 79 1
59 Gustav Nyquist DET   79.9 60 63 1
60 Jason Pominville MIN   79.6 61 57 1
61 Pavel Datsyuk DET   79.4 58 29 -3
62 Patrice Bergeron BOS   78.6 62 80 0
63 Ryan O'Reilly COL   78.4 63 54 0
64 Nazem Kadri TOR   77.8 65 70 1
65 Jonathan Drouin TB   77.0 66 109 1
66 Alex Pietrangelo STL y 76.9 67 55 1
67 Jeff Skinner CAR   76.9 68 82 1
68 Mark Scheifele WPG   76.7 69 50 1
69 Keith Yandle ARI y 76.2 70 73 1
70 Alex Galchenyuk MTL   76.0 71 60 1
71 Aleksander Barkov FLA   75.6 72 81 1
72 Duncan Keith CHI y 75.1 73 74 1
73 Evgeny Kuznetsov WAS   74.6 74 174 1
74 Shea Weber NSH y 74.5 76 106 2
75 Wayne Simmonds PHI   73.9 75 98 0
76 David Backes STL   73.7 77 65 1
77 Paul Stastny STL   73.6 78 72 1
78 Mikael Granlund MIN   73.3 79 67 1
79 Radim Vrbata VAN   73.3 80 118 1
80 Jarome Iginla COL   73.0 64 84 -16
81 Jeff Carter LA   72.4 81 59 0
82 Alexander Semin CAR   72.1 82 89 0
83 Marian Gaborik LA   72.1 83 105 0
84 Milan Lucic BOS   72.0 85 87 1
85 Cody Hodgson BUF   71.2 84 93 -1
86 Marian Hossa CHI   71.0 86 69 0
87 Evander Kane WPG   70.8 87 76 0
88 Jaden Schwartz STL   70.8 88 66 0
89 David Desharnais MTL   70.8 90 96 1
90 Brad Marchand BOS   70.6 91 112 1
91 Teddy Purcell EDM   70.4 92 85 1
92 Mats Zuccarello NYR   70.1 97 86 5
93 Mikko Koivu MIN   70.0 93 71 0
94 Victor Hedman TB y 69.8 94 104 0
95 Oliver Ekman-Larsson ARI y 69.2 95 94 0
96 Dustin Byfuglien WPG y 69.0 96 61 0
97 Mikkel Boedker ARI   68.1 98 91 1
98 Tyler Toffoli LA   67.8 99 77 1
99 Brandon Saad CHI   65.4 100 90 1
100 Kevin Shattenkirk STL y 65.2 101 100 1
101 Mike Ribeiro NSH   63.2 102 119 1
102 Nail Yakupov EDM   63.1 89 78 -13
103 Craig Smith NSH   63.1 103 111 0
104 Jiri Hudler CGY   62.9 104 97 0
105 Ryan Strome NYI   62.5 105 147 0
106 Matt Moulson BUF   62.1 106 129 0
107 Carl Soderberg BOS   62.1 107 133 0
108 Tyler Ennis BUF   61.5 108 88 0
109 Valtteri Filppula TB   61.4 109 64 0
110 Tyler Bozak TOR   60.9 110 120 0
111 Drew Doughty LA y 60.6 111 102 0
112 Brayden Schenn PHI   60.4 112 83 0
113 Brendan Gallagher MTL   59.7 113 126 0
114 Loui Eriksson BOS   59.6 114 117 0
115 David Perron EDM   58.9 120 101 5
116 Tomas Hertl SJ   58.4 116 135 0
117 Colin Wilson NSH   58.3 115 122 -2
118 Patrik Elias NJ   57.9 117 110 -1
119 Sam Gagner ARI   57.9 118 146 -1
120 Tyler Johnson TB   57.9 119 92 -1
121 Kris Letang PIT y 57.7 121 130 0
122 Clarke MacArthur OTT   57.4 122 158 0
123 Derick Brassard NYR   57.2 123 107 0
124 Dustin Brown LA   56.8 124 161 0
125 Ryan Kesler ANA   56.1 125 108 0
126 Cam Atkinson CBJ   55.4 126 125 0
127 Sean Monahan CGY   55.0 127 103 0
128 Matt Read PHI   54.8 128 151 0
129 Jiri Tlusty CAR   54.0 129 173 0
130 Nick Bjugstad FLA   53.1 130 137 0
131 Tomas Plekanec MTL   53.0 131 140 0
132 Alex Killorn TB   52.7 132 145 0
133 Mike Cammalleri NJ   52.7 133 142 0
134 Marcus Johansson WAS   52.2 134 121 0
135 Mike Richards LA   52.1 135 139 0
136 Ales Hemsky DAL   51.7 136 166 0
137 Frans Nielsen NYI   51.4 137 114 0
138 Tomas Fleischmann FLA   51.1 138 115 0
139 Justin Williams LA   50.4 156 153 17
140 Nick Bonino VAN   50.4 139 141 -1
141 Troy Brouwer WAS   50.0 140 155 -1
142 Brad Richards CHI   49.8 144 164 2
143 Reilly Smith BOS   48.9 141 136 -2
144 PA Parenteau MTL   48.7 142 134 -2
145 Jakob Silfverberg ANA   48.7 143 132 -2
146 Nino Niederreiter MIN   48.2 145 152 -1
147 Jordan Staal CAR   47.8 148 143 1
148 Brandon Dubinsky CBJ   47.7 146 150 -2
149 Antoine Vermette ARI   47.2 147 156 -2
150 Joffrey Lupul TOR   46.7 149 113 -1
151 Sean Couturier PHI   46.4 150 131 -1
152 Mika Zibanejad OTT   46.4 151 186 -1
153 Lars Eller MTL   46.3 152 165 -1
154 Ryan Callahan TB   46.3 153 179 -1
155 Chris Kreider NYR   46.3 154 99 -1
156 Johan Franzen DET   46.3 155 194 -1
157 Jaromir Jagr NJ   46.0 159 168 2
158 Jacob Trouba WPG y 45.4 157 172 -1
159 Michael Frolik WPG   44.8 160 162 1
160 Mikhail Grabovski NYI   44.6 158 124 -2
161 John Carlson WAS y 44.5 161 178 0
162 Charlie Coyle MIN   44.3 162 144 0
163 Mike Green WAS y 43.0 163 148 0
164 Martin Hanzal ARI   42.5 164 149 0
165 Alex Goligoski DAL y 42.1 165 205 0
166 Alex Tanguay COL   41.9 166 209 0
167 Nikita Kucherov TB   41.9 167 189 0
168 Ryan Suter MIN y 41.5 168 190 0
169 Jake Gardiner TOR y 41.2 169 237 0
170 Pascal Dupuis PIT   41.1 170 127 0
171 Mathieu Perreault WPG   40.5 171 170 0
172 Scott Hartnell CBJ   40.5 172 116 0
173 Seth Jones NSH y 40.3 173 177 0
174 Patrik Berglund STL   40.2 174 157 0
175 Dougie Hamilton BOS y 40.0 175 217 0
176 Niklas Kronwall DET y 39.9 176 182 0
177 Adam Henrique NJ   39.8 177 154 0
178 Sam Bennett CGY   39.5 178 123 0
179 Drew Stafford BUF   39.1 179 192 0
180 Leon Draisaitl EDM   39.1 180 138 0
181 Brock Nelson NYI   38.9 181 251 0
182 Justin Schultz EDM y 38.7 182 183 0
183 Cody Eakin DAL   38.4 183 185 0
184 Josh Bailey NYI   38.3 184 200 0
185 Artem Anisimov CBJ   38.2 185 159 0
186 Tobias Enstrom WPG y 37.7 186 206 0
187 Morgan Rielly TOR y 36.8 187 239 0
188 Alex Chiasson OTT   36.7 188 223 0
189 Mikael Backlund CGY   36.5 189 160 0
190 Derek Roy NSH   36.4 190 171 0
191 Zack Kassian VAN   36.2 191 175 0
192 Brent Burns SJ y 35.9 193 169 1
193 Anders Lee NYI   35.1 194 288 1
194 Tomas Tatar DET   35.1 195 176 1
195 Sam Reinhart BUF   34.9 196 218 1
196 Elias Lindholm CAR   34.8 197 193 1
197 Vincent Lecavalier PHI   34.7 192 163 -5
198 Matt Nieto SJ   34.4 198 240 0
199 Ryan McDonagh NYR y 33.9 199 187 0
200 Teuvo Teräväinen  CHI   33.9 200 234 0
201 Boone Jenner CBJ   33.4 202 247 1
202 Jeremy Morin CHI   33.4 204 256 2
203 Chris Stewart BUF   32.8 201 226 -2
204 Jussi Jokinen FLA   32.5 203 201 -1
205 Kyle Palmieri ANA   32.2 205 181 0
206 Jori Lehtera STL   32.0 206 NR 0
207 Andrew Cogliano ANA   31.8 207 202 0
208 Mikhail Grigorenko BUF   31.7 208 216 0
209 Roman Josi NSH y 31.7 209 244 0
210 Torey Krug BOS y 31.5 210 215 0
211 Filip Forsberg NSH   31.3 211 207 0
212 Sven Bärtschi CGY   31.2 212 204 0
213 Benoit Pouliot EDM   30.8 213 243 0
214 Erik Johnson COL y 30.8 214 236 0
215 Damien Brunner NJ   30.7 215 198 0
216 Tyson Barrie COL y 30.0 216 221 0
217 Emerson Etem ANA   29.9 217 224 0
218 Anthony Mantha DET   29.6 218 254 0
219 Slava Voynov LA y 29.5 219 191 0
220 Christian Ehrhoff PIT y 29.5 220 211 0
221 Patrick Maroon ANA   29.3 221 195 0
222 Dion Phaneuf TOR y 29.2 222 167 0
223 Ryan Spooner BOS   28.6 224 231 1
224 Nathan Horton CBJ   28.5 225 128 1
225 Ty Rattie STL   28.5 226 232 1
226 Cam Fowler ANA y 28.2 223 213 -3
227 John Gaudreau CGY   28.1 237 233 10
228 Marcus Foligno BUF   27.6 227 268 -1
229 Travis Zajac NJ   27.4 228 208 -1
230 Cory Conacher NYI   27.4 229 184 -1
231 Mark Giordano CGY y 27.3 230 228 -1
232 Max Domi ARI   27.2 232 238 0
233 Mason Raymond CGY   26.7 238 225 5
234 Nick Foligno CBJ   26.5 233 230 -1
235 Nathan Gerbe CAR   26.3 234 180 -1
236 Brent Seabrook CHI y 26.2 235 252 -1
237 Mark Arcobello EDM   25.4 239 304 2
238 Mark Streit PHI y 25.3 240 265 2
239 Andrej Sekera CAR y 25.1 241 235 2
240 Andrew Shaw CHI   25.0 242 242 2
241 Mark Stone OTT   25.0 243 255 2
242 David Legwand OTT   24.9 252 196 10
243 Tommy Wingels SJ   24.9 236 210 -7
244 Shane Doan ARI   24.8 250 203 6
245 Joe Colborne CGY   24.8 231 259 -14
246 Cody Franson TOR y 24.4 244 246 -2
247 Brett Connolly TB   24.3 245 258 -2
248 Jack Johnson CBJ y 24.3 246 276 -2
249 Carl Hagelin NYR   24.2 247 278 -2
250 Colton Sceviour DAL   24.0 248 295 -2
251 Kasperi Kapanen PIT   24.0 249 280 -2
252 Michael Dal Colle NYI   23.8 251 298 -1
253 Erik Haula MIN   23.4 253 300 0
254 Zdeno Chara BOS y 23.3 254 345 0
255 Beau Bennett PIT   23.0 255 214 0
256 Jason Zucker MIN   22.8 256 262 0
257 Bo Horvat VAN   22.7 257 269 0
258 Dmitrij Jaskin STL   22.7 258 263 0
259 J.T. Miller NYR   22.0 260 267 1
260 Curtis Lazar OTT   21.9 261 272 1
261 Lee Stempniak NYR   21.9 259 260 -2
262 TJ Brodie CGY y 21.9 262 374 0
263 Alexander Wennberg CBJ   21.9 263 275 0
264 William Nylander TOR   21.6 264 277 0
265 Peter Holland TOR   21.3 265 253 0
266 Alexander Khokhlachev BOS   21.2 266 354 0
267 Tomas Jurco DET   21.1 267 257 0
268 Olli Jokinen NSH   21.1 268 212 0
269 Brad Boyes FLA   21.0 269 271 0
270 Hunter Shinkaruk VAN   20.9 270 314 0
271 Nick Leddy CHI y 20.7 271 250 0
272 Justin Abdelkader DET   20.5 273 302 1
273 Devante Smith-Pelly ANA   20.5 274 341 1
274 Linden Vey VAN   20.4 275 219 1
275 Tanner Pearson LA   20.4 276 283 1
276 Nikolaj Ehlers WPG   20.2 277 285 1
277 Vincent Trocheck FLA   20.1 278 245 1
278 Henrik Samuelsson ARI   20.1 279 286 1
279 Teemu Pulkkinen DET   19.9 281 327 2
280 Justin Faulk CAR y 19.7 282 303 2
281 Jean-Gabriel Pageau OTT   19.7 280 270 -1
282 Brandon Pirri FLA   19.7 283 188 1
283 Vladislav Namestnikov TB   19.7 284 289 1
284 Jason Garrison TB y 19.5 285 316 1
285 Sebastian Collberg NYI   19.5 286 290 1
286 James Wisniewski CBJ y 19.5 287 241 1
287 Anthony Duclair NYR   19.4 272 282 -15
288 Matej Stransky DAL   19.3 288 293 0
289 Nikolai Kulemin NYI   19.2 289 376 0
290 Jamie McGinn COL   19.2 290 266 0
291 Nikolay Goldobin SJ   19.2 291 321 0
292 Nicklas Jensen VAN   19.2 292 294 0
293 Kevin Hayes NYR   19.2 356 366 63
294 Brian Campbell FLA y 19.2 293 249 -1
295 Hampus Lindholm ANA y 19.1 294 322 -1
296 Jay Bouwmeester STL y 19.0 295 291 -1
297 Peter Mueller STL   18.9 296 368 -1
298 Reid Boucher NJ   18.8 297 299 -1
299 Dany Heatley ANA   18.7 298 439 -1
300 Ryan Ellis NSH y 18.6 299 301 -1

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Aug Player Team DEF? Rating Jul Jun Change
Sep Player Team DEF? Rating Aug Jul Change
402 Derrick Pouliot PIT y 10.4 503 554 101
293 Kevin Hayes NYR   19.2 356 366 63
378 Devin Setoguchi CGY   12.5 403 227 25
139 Justin Williams LA   50.4 156 153 17
227 John Gaudreau CGY   28.1 237 233 10
242 David Legwand OTT   24.9 252 196 10
244 Shane Doan ARI   24.8 250 203 6
               
               
Sep Player Team DEF? Rating Aug Jul Change
337 Curtis Glencross CGY   15.5 304 437 -33
80 Jarome Iginla COL   73.0 64 84 -16
287 Anthony Duclair NYR   19.4 272 282 -15
600 Raffi Torres SJ   -4.1 585 594 -15
245 Joe Colborne CGY   24.8 231 259 -14
353 Ryan Murray CBJ y 14.7 339 334 -14
102 Nail Yakupov EDM   63.1 89 78 -13
               
               
Aug Player Team DEF? Rating Jul Jun Change
376 Michael Keranen MIN   13.0 NR NR NEW

 

 

 

 

 

 

Comments  

#8 number54 2014-09-10 18:00
Here's an interesting question: If by some miracle Ville Leino were to make the Bruins' roster out of camp, where would you put his production?
#7 AlexTheGreat 2014-09-02 16:37
Taking into account positions would you keep Shattenkirk over Pacioretty?
#6 Mark24 2014-09-01 12:00
Can't help but ask, what happened to Ryan Murray?
+1 #5 Chunkys_Choice 2014-08-07 15:35
Just curious why Andrew Ladd moved up 44 spots, from 95 to 51? Did I miss something that dramatically improved his scoring situation in Winnipeg?
#4 Dobber 2014-08-06 23:39
Godin - in a points-only fantasy league? You're welcome to his 62 points. I don't think he'll finish in the Top 30 this year or any future year of his career.

TwoPuck - this is because these rankings take my Guide projections, so the one-year column was adjusted. I must have had an inflated sense of 'immediate' value on those guys.

For my Guide, I also re-evaluated my 3YP and my Upside for each player, so all were adjusted. Every August is an "audit" of these rankings, in which all factors are studied and adjusted carefully. Whereas throughout the year I really only adjust immediacy, injury factor, and in more extreme cases - upside. And of course, team depth chart, if a player is moved.
#3 finminer 2014-08-06 20:44
Always useful. It would be interesting to see these rankings expressed as points per million of salary, which might give insight to points leagues that use NHL salaries.
#2 Godin 2014-08-06 20:40
I never complain about anyone's rankings. After all, they are just one person's opinion, but, personally, I would take #62 Bergeron over 40 of the first 50 rated here.
#1 TwoPuckCanuck 2014-08-06 19:09
Couldn't help but notice that three top centers in Tampa all took a dive. Stamkos' is relative, but still went (-2) on the month allowing Ovechkin and Tavares to jump up. Filppula and Johnson went (-45) and (-27) respectively. However, all of their wingers moved up in rankings, some with significant jumps.

What is going on with the centers in Tampa??

Thanks for the insight.

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