Fantasy Hockey Defenseman Rankings - December 8, 2021

Live updated fantasy hockey defensemen rankings.

Our fantasy hockey defenseman rankings project value for the next 1 to 2 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.

1Cale Makar, COL  
2Adam Fox, NYR Last season wasn't a one-off
3John Carlson, WAS  
4Victor Hedman, TB Arguably the best all around Dman in the game
5Quinn Hughes, VAN  
6Roman Josi, NAS  
7Dougie Hamilton, NJ  
8Morgan Rielly, TOR  
9Tyson Barrie, EDM  
10Aaron Ekblad, FLA Now the undisputed centerpiece of the Cats D
11Shea Theodore, VGK Has to share offensive duties with Pietrangelo
12Seth Jones, CHI Big ticket blueliner starting to produce
13Charlie McAvoy, BOSUp 
14Miro Heiskanen, DAL  
15Kris Letang, PIT A top talent, but the injury risk is real
16Alex Pietrangelo, VGK  
17Drew Doughty, LA  
18Zach Werenski, CBJ He'll get the opportunities with Jones gone
19Thomas Chabot, OTT  
20Darnell Nurse, EDM  
21Torey Krug, STL  
22Neal Pionk, WPG  
23Tony DeAngelo, CARUpHe's elite, but do you trust him?
24Rasmus Dahlin, BUFUpHe's looked better under Granato
25John Klingberg, DALDown 
26Moritz Seider, DETUpRookie sensation is off to a great start
27Brent Burns, SJ  
28Mikhail Sergachev, TB  
29Ryan Ellis, PHI Injuries a barrier to higher upside
30Mackenzie Weegar, FLA Lesser known blueliner is proving his worth
31Devon Toews, COL Riding shotgun with Makar is always nice
32Erik Karlsson, SJ Injuries, mobility issues cap his upside
33Jeff Petry, MTLDownMassively disappointing start for Petry, Habs
34Ivan Provorov, PHI Better D-man in real life than in fantasy hockey
35Matt Dumba, MIN  
36Jakob Chychrun, AZDown 
37Oliver Ekman-Larsson, VANDown 
38Jared Spurgeon, MIN  
39Samuel Girard, COL  
40Filip Hronek, DET  
41Josh Morrissey, WPG  
42Bowen Byram, COLUpWorking his way up a crowded depth chart
43Shayne Gostisbehere, AZUpSeems to have found a fit in Arizona
44Evan Bouchard, EDM  
45Justin Faulk, STL  
46Mark Giordano, SEA  
47Mattias Ekholm, NASDown 
48Jake Muzzin, TOR  
49Alec Martinez, VGK  
50Adam Boqvist, CBJ