Top 200 Rankings: Banger Leagues
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Here are the top 200 skaters and goalies ranked in descending order based on their value in 10 or 12 team "Banger Leagues." A typical banger league consists of goals, assists, plus/minus, penalty minutes, power-play points, shots on goal, hits and blocked shots for skaters. For goaltenders, wins, goals-against-average, save percentage and shutouts are recorded.

Rank Player Position Team
1  Alex Ovechkin LW WAS
2  Erik Karlsson D OTT
3  Jamie Benn LW DAL
4  Brent Burns D SJ
5  Sidney Crosby C PIT
6  P.K. Subban D NAS
7  Tyler Seguin C DAL
8  Braden Holtby G WAS
9  Kris Letang D PIT
10  Carey Price G MTL

Ovechkin will be among the league leaders in goals, power-play points, shots and hits each year. You can't say the same for many players. Defensemen are clearly a trend here. If you're able to draft a few multi-category studs on the back end early on, it can provide great flexibility later in the draft. Karlsson's shot-blocking ability is overshadowed by his offensive prowess.

Rank Player Position Team
11  Patrick Kane RW CHI
12  Connor McDavid C EDM
13  Jonathan Quick G LA
14  Corey Crawford G CHI
15  Dustin Byfuglien D WPG
16  Steven Stamkos C TB
17  Joe Pavelski C/RW SJ
18  Roman Josi D NAS
19  Ben Bishop G TB
20  Blake Wheeler RW WPG
21  Wayne Simmonds RW PHI
22  Mark Giordano D CGY
23  Martin Jones G SJ
24  Cory Schneider G NJ
25  Max Pacioretty LW MTL
26  Evgeni Malkin C PIT
27  John Gibson G ANA
28  Vladimir Tarasenko RW STL
29  Henrik Lundqvist G NYR
30  Jake Allen G STL
31  Claude Giroux C PHI
32  Evgeny Kuznetsov C WAS
33  Filip Forsberg LW NAS
34  Ryan Johansen C NAS
35  Oliver Ekman-Larsson D ARI
36  Shayne Gostisbehere D PHI
37  Roberto Luongo G FLA
38  Corey Perry RW ANA
39  John Tavares C NYI
40  John Carlson D WAS
41  Nikita Kucherov RW TB
42  Aleksander Barkov C FLA
43  Devan Dubnyk G MIN
44  Anze Kopitar C LA
45  Jeff Carter C LA
46  Shea Weber D MTL
47  Victor Hedman D TB
48  Matt Murray G PIT
49  Drew Doughty D LA
50  Tuukka Rask G BOS

Some may be puzzled why Kane is left out of the top 10. He's seemingly a lock for 80 points if healthy, but he offers very little in secondary stats such as PIMs, hits and blocks. With many teams executing a tandem in net, it's important to try for two of the top 10-12 goaltenders in the first few rounds.

Rank Player Position Team
51  Milan Lucic LW EDM
52  Gabriel Landeskog LW COL
53  Rasmus Ristolainen D BUF
54  Marc-Andre Fleury G PIT
55  Taylor Hall LW NJ
56  Petr Mrazek G DET
57  Brayden Schenn C/LW PHI
58  Justin Faulk D CAR
59  Brian Elliott G CGY
60  Pekka Rinne G NAS
61  Andrew Ladd LW NYI
62  Brad Marchand LW BOS
63  Nathan MacKinnon C/RW COL
64  John Klingberg D DAL
65  Artemi Panarin LW CHI
66  Patrice Bergeron C BOS
67  Kevin Shattenkirk D STL
68  James van Riemsdyk LW TOR
69 Cam Talbot G EDM
70 Robin Lehner G BUF
71 Craig Anderson G OTT
72  Frederik Andersen G TOR
73  Tyler Toffoli C/RW LA
74  Seth Jones D CLB
75  Jame Neal LW/RW NAS
76  Dougie Hamilton D CGY
77  Jack Eichel C BUF
78  Ryan Getzlaf C ANA
79  Tyson Barrie D COL
80  Michal Neuvirth G PHI
81  Steve Mason G PHI
82  T.J. Brodie D CGY
83  T.J. Oshie RW WAS
84  Patric Hornqvist RW PIT
85  Mark Scheifele C WPG
86  Ryan Kesler C ANA
87  Aaron Ekblad D FLA
88  Ryan Suter D MIN
89  Duncan Keith D CHI
90  Jonathan Toews C CHI
91 Semyon Varlamov G COL
92  Jaroslav Halak G NYI
93  Thomas Greiss G NYI
94  Jake Muzzin D LA
95  Nicklas Backstrom C WAS
96  Logan Couture C SJ
97 Boone Jenner C/LW CLB
98  Rick Nash LW NYR
99  David Backes C/RW BOS
100  Chris Kunitz LW PIT

Lucic is an absolute beast in banger leagues. He will rack up the hits and PIMs, and he could have a career offensive season if he sticks on McDavid's wing. If you can't draft multiple top netminders, drafting a tandem such as Neuvirth and Mason for your No. 2 and No. 3 goalies can be efficient. Toews is a much worse player in fantasy than in real life.

Rank Player Position Team
101  Kyle Okposo RW BUF
102  Nazem Kadri C TOR
103  Kyle Palmieri RW NJ
104  Connor Hellebuyck G WPG
105  Sergei Bobrovsky G CLB
106  Justin Abdelkader LW/RW DET
107  Zach Parise LW MIN
108  Tomas Hertl C/LW SJ
109 Torey Krug D BOS
110  Brent Seabrook D CHI
111  Ryan McDonagh D NYR
112  Johnny Gaudreau LW CGY
113  Matt Duchene C COL
114  Bobby Ryan RW OTT
115  Mika Zibanejad C/RW NYR
116  Phil Kessel RW PIT
117  Alex Pietrangelo D STL
118  Dylan Larkin C/RW DET
119  Vincent Trocheck C FLA
120  Mark Stone RW OTT
121  Morgan Rielly D TOR
122  Sean Monahan C CGY
123  Jason Spezza C DAL
124  Alexander Steen LW STL
125  Daniel Sedin LW VAN 
126  Alex Galchenyuk C MTL
127  Tyler Johnson C TB
128  Sami Vatanen D ANA
129  Evander Kane LW BUF
130  Dion Phaneuf D OTT
131  Scott Hartnell LW CLB
132  Erik Johnson D COL
133  Brendan Gallagher RW MTL
134  Leo Komarov C/RW TOR
135  Alex Goligoski D ARI
136  Mike Hoffman LW OTT
137  Marc-Edouard Vlasic D SJ
138  Leon Draisaitl C EDM
139  Hampus Lindholm D ANA
140  Kyle Turris C OTT
141  Brandon Dubinsky C CLB
142  J.T. Miller C/LW NYR
143  Ryan O'Reilly C/LW BUF
144  Chris Kreider LW NYR
145  Jordan Staal C CAR
146  Matt Niskanen D WAS
147  Joe Thornton C SJ
148  Jordan Eberle RW EDM
149  Alec Martinez D LA
150  Colton Parayko D STL

Despite being small in stature, Kadri put up big numbers in terms of PIMs and hits. If he approaches last season's shot total of 260, more goals will likely follow. He'll also be surrounded by more talent this season. Thornton is one-dimensional in banger leagues. When he's not tallying assists in bunches, he can be a virtual dud on your fantasy team.

Rank Player Position Team
151  Brandon Saad LW/RW CLB
152  Radko Gudas D PHI
153  Keith Yandle D FLA
154  Auston Matthews C TOR
155  Patrik Laine RW WPG
156  Jaden Schwartz LW STL
157  Zdeno Chara D BOS
158  Nino Niederreiter RW MIN
159 Jonathan Huberdeau LW FLA
160  Sam Bennett C CGY
161  Mattias Ekholm D NAS
162 Adam Larsson D EDM
163  Andrei Markov D MTL
164  Bryan Little C WPG
165  Michael Stone D ARI
166  Jaromir Jagr RW FLA
167 Francois Beauchemin D COL
168  Robby Fabbri C/LW STL
169  Dan Girardi D NYR
170  Troy Brouwer RW CGY
171  Matt Beleskey LW BOS
172  Derick Brassard C OTT
173  Johnny Boychuk D NYI
174  Henrik Sedin C VAN
175  Max Domi LW ARI
176  Jonathan Drouin LW TB
177  David Krejci C BOS
178  Charlie Coyle C/RW MIN
179  Jamie McGinn LW ARI
180  Patrick Sharp LW/RW DAL
181  Jakub Voracek LW/RW PHI
182  Mats Zuccarello RW NYR
183  Nick Foligno LW CLB
184  Cam Atkinson RW CLB
185  Marian Hossa RW CHI
186  David Perron LW/RW STL
187  Zack Smith C OTT
188  Loui Eriksson LW BOS
189  Gustav Nyquist LW/RW DET
190  Mike Cammalleri LW NJ
191  Henrik Zetterberg C/LW DET
192  Martin Hanzal C ARI
193  Frans Nielsen C DET
194  Carl Soderberg C COL
195  Reilly Smith RW FLA
196  Jean-Gabriel Pageau C OTT
197  Andrei Vasilevskiy G TB
198  Alexander Radulov RW MTL
199  Tom Wilson RW WAS
200  Matt Martin LW TOR

If your roster has enough scoring but needs some grit, look no further than Gudas. He had 116 PIMs, 304 hits, and 157 blocks last season while chipping in with 150 shots. He has a very high floor from week to week.

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