Here are the Top 200 rankings heading into Week 14 of the fantasy hockey season.
The rankings apply to standard-scoring leagues. Skaters accumulate value via goals, assists, plus/minus, penalty minutes, power-play points, and shots on goal. Goalies track wins, goals-against average, save percentage and shutouts.
Ovechkin took a big hit in last week's rankings, but he soars back up the board after a week where he had thee goals, four assists and a staggering 16 shots on goal in four games. He, and the Capitals, are rolling. Holtby also sees a promotion with the Capitals having won nine consecutive games, with at least four goals scored in each of their past four outings.
An uncharacteristically poor week from Price drops him from the top 10, for now. The week was an anomaly, but Holtby and Dubnyk have been consistently better. Backstrom has joined Ovechkin on the scoresheet of late, but he provides significantly fewer shots, hits and penalty minutes to support his offensive output. Carter is a surprising second in the league in goals, but his 17.4 shooting percentage will decline.
Atkinson continues to produce. The breakout season is taking most owners by surprise, likely limiting his trade value. While he seems like an obvious sell-high candidate, his current owners are likely better off holding him. Lucic has been a disappointment for the Oilers, scoring only 10 goals through 45 games. He has been dropped to the second line, lowering his likelihood for assists while away from McDavid.
Maroon has usurped Lucic on the left side of McDavid, and he has scored seven goals through as many games in January. His 25.9 shooting percentage is alarmingly high, but he has multiple shots in each game this month. Tkachuk has cooled slightly, but he still has five points in seven January games. He continues playing upwards of 15 minutes most nights.
Gallagher barely holds onto a spot in the top 200 while injured. He'll return from injury with enough time left to provide a spark for his patient owners, but he could be flipped in a trade for some moderate immediate help. Vasilevskiy has been on a nasty slide over the past month, and he could cede playing time to a healthy Ben Bishop.