Top 50 Fantasy Hockey Defenseman Rankings - January 26, 2022

Jan 26nd update: A quick Wednesday rankings tweak. Once again a fairly stable top 25 or so, and a fairly chaotic bottom half. Enjoy!

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. Notes made in previous rankings may carry over to new rankings if they remain relevant.

1Cale Makar, COL On pace for around 35 goals; what more can you say?
2Adam Fox, NYR  
3Victor Hedman, TB  
4Roman Josi, NAS  
5John Carlson, WAS  
6Quinn Hughes, VAN  
7Morgan Rielly, TOR Contract, Sandin struggles lock him as top Leafs OD
8Aaron Ekblad, FLA  
9Shea Theodore, VGK  
10Kris Letang, PITUPOn an absolute heater with now-healthy Pens lineup
11Dougie Hamilton, NJ  
12Seth Jones, CHI Earning his deal, but still not enough to lift 'Hawks
13Drew Doughty, LA  
14Alex Pietrangelo, VGK  
15Charlie McAvoy, BOS  
16Miro Heiskanen, DAL  
17Thomas Chabot, OTT  
18Zach Werenski, CBJ  
19Tony DeAngelo, CARUPA top pick if you believe issues are behind him
20Torey Krug, STL  
21Tyson Barrie, EDMDOWNNot meeting last year's lofty standards
22Devon Toews, COLUPThere's more upside here than we thought
23Rasmus Dahlin, BUF  
24Brent Burns, SJ Quietly putting together a nice bounceback year
25Moritz Seider, DET Rookie of the Year candidate keeps rolling
26Mackenzie Weegar, FLA  
27Darnell Nurse, EDM A slight letdown considering pay raise
28Neal Pionk, WPG  
29Samuel Girard, COL  
30John Klingberg, DAL Trade could be coming soon
31Mikhail Sergachev, TB We keep waiting for him to take that next step
32Jared Spurgeon, MIN  
33Shayne Gostisbehere, AZUPIs he back? Opportunity with 'Yotes paying dividends
34Jakob Chychrun, AZ On the trade block - keep an eye on this one
35Alex Goligoski, MINUPCan you believe this? On pace for 60 points
36Filip Hronek, DET  
37Matt Dumba, MIN  
38Ryan Ellis, PHI Top 15 upside, but he can't stay healthy
39Bowen Byram, COL Working his way up a crowded depth chart
40Erik Karlsson, SJDOWNBounceback season derailed by injuries again
41Justin Faulk, STL  
42Ivan Provorov, PHIDOWN 
43Rasmus Andersson, CGY  
44Evan Bouchard, EDM  
45Kevin Shattenkirk, ANH We know he can produce; Anaheim a good fit
46Cam Fowler, ANH Hard to trust production, but it's there right now
47Matt Grzelcyk, BOS  
48Jaccob Slavin, CAR  
49Jonas Brodin, MIN  
50Damon Severson, NJ Hops into Hamilton role while he's out
 Ryan Suter, DAL  
 Alec Martinez, VGK  
 Jeff Petry, MTL  
 Oliver Kylington, CGY  
 Nate Schmidt, WPG  
 Mattias Ekholm, NAS  
 Keith Yandle, PHI  
 Jacob Trouba, NYR  
 Mark Giordano, SEA  
 Oliver Ekman-Larsson, VAN  
 Josh Morrissey, WPG  
 Adam Boqvist, CBJ   
 Jake Muzzin, TOR  
 Dmitry Orlov, WAS  
 Ryan Pulock, NYI  
 Rasmus Ristolainen, PHI  
 Ty Smith, NJ  
 Duncan Keith, EDM  
 P.K. Subban, NJ  
 Nick Leddy, DET  
 Oscar Klefbom, EDM  
 Colton Parayko, STL  
 Erik Gustafsson, CHI  
 Brandon Montour, FLA  
 Alex Edler, LA  
 Noah Dobson, NYI  
 Justin Schultz, WAS  
 TJ Brodie, TOR  
 Vince Dunn, SEA  
 Will Butcher, NJ  
 Tyler Myers, VAN  
 Colin Miller, BUF  
 Ryan McDonagh, TB  
 Sami Vatanen, NJ  
 Hampus Lindholm, ANH  
 Noah Hanifin, CGY  
 Brady Skjei, CAR  
 Mike Matheson, PIT  
 Josh Manson, ANH  
 Esa Lindell, DAL  
 Nikita Zaitsev, OTT  
 Brett Pesce, CAR  

If you like our fantasy hockey rankings, please consider sharing this page and following us on Twitter and Facebook to get the latest fantasy hockey updates!