Top 100 Fantasy Hockey Forwards - October 15, 2018

Our first in-season look at the top 100 forwards in fantasy hockey. On the right hand side you'll see each player's previous ranking as well as the number of spots they moved up or down.
Our fantasy hockey forward rankings are for the next 2 to 3 seasons, and consider each player's track record, upside, age, team and injury history. Because fantasy league categories vary widely, these rankings focus on point production.

1Connor McDavid, EDM1021.7
2Sidney Crosby, PIT2031.2
3Nikita Kucherov, TB3025.3
4Nathan MacKinnon, COLPicking up right where he left off.4023.1
5Auston Matthews, TORForcing his way up the list with a scorching start.8321.1
6John Tavares, TORSlotting in nicely with Toronto's talent up front.6028.0
7Tyler Seguin, DAL5-226.7
8Evgeni Malkin, PIT7-132.2
9Johnny Gaudreau, CGY9025.2
10Jack Eichel, BUF11121.9
11Evgeny Kuznetsov, WAS19826.4
12Taylor Hall, NJ12026.9
13Alex Ovechkin, WASSome expected a Cup hangover. Doesn't look like it.13033.1
14Mark Scheifele, WPG10-425.6
15Jamie Benn, DAL15029.2
16Patrick Laine, WPG14-220.5
17Brad Marchand, BOSHe'd be higher if he wasn't such a suspension risk.18130.4
18Patrick Kane, CHIKane, Blackhawks off to a roaring start. 17-129.9
19David Pastrnak, BOSHuman highlight reel is trending upwards. 20122.4
20Steven Stamkos, TB16-428.7
21Blake Wheeler, WPG21032.1
22Artemi Panarin, CBJMight not be in Columbus by season's end.22026.9
23Claude Giroux, PHI23030.7
24Phil Kessel, PIT24031.0
25Mitch Marner, TORBasically runs the Leafs' top powerplay.28321.4
26Nicklas Backstrom, WAS27130.9
27Anze Kopitar, LA25-231.1
28Vladimir Tarasenko, STLTaking lots of shots; line still working on chemistry.26-226.8
29Mathew Barzal, NYIHandling #1 C pressure well so far.32321.4
30Mikko Rantanen, COLShowing last year was no flash in the pan.33321.9
31Jakub Voracek, PHI30-129.1
32Leon Draisaitl, EDM29-322.9
33Alexander Barkov, FLA31-223.1
34Filip Forsberg, NAS34024.2
35Ryan Getzlaf, ANH35033.4

36Vincent Trocheck, FLA36025.2
37Alex Radulov, DAL44732.3
38Sean Monahan, CGY38024.0
39Brayden Schenn, STL40127.1
40Jonathan Huberdeau, FLA42225.3
41Clayton Keller, AZ39-220.2
42Max Pacioretty, VGKLike many of his teammates, off to slow start.41-129.9
43Patrice Bergeron, BOS46333.2
44William Karlsson, VGK48425.7
45Jonathan Marchessault,VGK51627.8
46Sebastian Aho, CAR591321.2
47William Nylander, TORStill no contract. Leafs scoring without him.43-422.4
48Joe Pavelski, SJ45-334.2
49Logan Couture, SJ47-229.5
50Mark Stone, OTT50026.4
51Nikolaj Ehlers, WPGIn a slump dating back to last season.37-1422.6
52Jaden Schwartz, STL49-326.3
53Brock Boeser, VANA little slow out of the gate.52-121.6
54Mikael Granlund, MIN53-126.6
55Sean Couturier, PHI54-125.8
56Rickard Rakell, ANH56025.4
57Gabriel Landeskog, COLLife is good on the MacKinnon/Rantanen line.58125.9
58Brayden Point, TBBig upside, but steep competition for minutes.62422.6
59Teuvo Teravainen, CAR60124.1
60James van Riemsdyk, PHIOut a month or so.55-529.4
61Mike Hoffman, FLA57-428.9
62Jeff Carter, LA61-133.8
63Viktor Arvidsson, NAS63025.5

64Nico Hischier, NJ64019.8
65Ryan O'Reilly, STLStill building chemistry with new teammates.66127.7
66Anders Lee, NYI68228.3
67Kyle Palmieri, NJPart of a dynamic duo with Taylor Hall.73627.7
68Jordan Eberle, NYI65-328.4
69Kyle Connor, WPG70121.8
70Alex DeBrincat, CHI75520.8
71Alex Galchenyuk, AZWeek to week with a LBI.67-424.6
72Ryan Nugent-Hopkins, EDM71-125.5
73Eric Staal, MIN72-133.9
74Jeff Skinner, BUFStill figuring it out in Buffalo.69-526.4
75Ryan Johansen, NAS74-126.2
76Derek Stepan, AZ76028.3
77Dylan Larkin, DET78122.2
78Matt Duchene, OTT79127.7
79Elias Pettersson, VANSo far, so good. Big upside here.971819.9
80Nazem Kadri, TORNot getting as many chances on the 3rd line.77-328.0
81Ilya Kovalchuk, LA80-135.5
82Mika Zibanejad, NYR81-125.5
83Sam Reinhart, BUF82-122.9
84Jonathan Toews, CHIHot start has owners hoping for a bounceback.85130.4
85Evgenii Dadonov, FLA83-229.6
86Wayne Simmonds, PHILooks healthy. Due for a bounceback.84-230.1
87T.J. Oshie, WAS91431.8
88Jake Guentzel, PIT86-224.0
89J.T. Miller, TB89025.6
90Reilly Smith, VGK92227.5
91Josh Bailey, NYI93229.0
92Matthew Tkachuk, CGY94220.8
93Cam Atkinson, CBJ90-329.3
94Jonathan Drouin, MTL88-623.5
95Bo Horvat, VAN87-823.5
96Pierre-Luc Dubois, CBJ95-120.3
97Evander Kane, SJ96-127.2
98Pavel Buchnevich, NYR98023.5
99Tyler Toffoli, LA100126.5
100James Neal, CGY--31.1

On the Bubble (no particular order):

Kyle Turris, NAS
Mats Zuccarello, NYR
Nolan Patrick, PHI
Andrei Svechnikov, CAR
Casey Mittelstadt, BUF
Paul Stastny, VGK
Tyler Johnson, TB
Yanni Gourde, TB
Anthony Mantha, DET
David Perron, STL
Nino Niederreiter, MIN
Erik Haula, VGK
Patric Hornqvist, PIT
Chris Kreider, NYR
Kyle Okposo, BUF

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