Top 50 NHL Fantasy Hockey Defenseman Rankings - October 2022 2.0 UPDATE

October 2022 NHL fantasy hockey defenseman rankings update number two.

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-50/95 pts24.0
2Roman Josi, NAS-45/9032.4
3Adam Fox, NYR-45/8524.7
4Victor Hedman, TB-45/8531.9
5Quinn Hughes, VAN-45/8523.0
6John Carlson, WAS-45/8532.8
7Morgan Rielly, TOR-40/8528.6
8Kris Letang, PIT-40/7535.5
9Rasmus Dahlin, BUFUP30/80Could be finally reaching massive upside22.5
10Shea Theodore, VGK-40/7527.2
11Charlie McAvoy, BOS-35/7524.8
12Aaron Ekblad, FLADOWN40/75Injuries continue to stymie upside26.7
13Brent Burns, CAR-30/7037.6
14Drew Doughty, LA-35/7032.9
15Dougie Hamilton, NJ-35/6529.4
16Miro Heiskanen, DAL-30/6523.3
17Alex Pietrangelo, VGK-30/6532.8
18Thomas Chabot, OTT-30/6525.7
19Zach Werenski, CBJ-30/6525.3
20Moritz Seider, DET-30/7521.5
21Torey Krug, STL-35/7031.5
22Devon Toews, COL-30/6528.7
23Noah Dobson, NYIUP20/6022.8
24Tony DeAngelo, PHI-25/7027.0
25John Klingberg, ANH-30/7030.2
26Seth Jones, CHI-35/6528.1
27Evan Bouchard, EDM-20/6523.0
28Tyson Barrie, EDM-30/7031.3
29Shayne Gostisbehere, AZUP15/5529.5
30Justin Faulk, STL-20/5530.6
31Erik Karlsson, SJ-30/7532.4
32Mackenzie Weegar, CGY-30/6028.8
33Darnell Nurse, EDM-30/5527.7
34Mikhail Sergachev, TB-30/6024.3
35Bowen Byram, COL-25/70Upside is high, but so is competition in COL21.4
36Rasmus Andersson, CGY-20/5026.0
37Samuel Girard, COL-30/6524.5
38Noah Hanifin, CGY-20/5025.7
39Calen Addison, MINUP10/5022.5
40Jared Spurgeon, MIN-30/5532.9
41Filip Hronek, DET-25/5525.0
42Jacob Trouba, NYR-20/4528.7
43Jakob Chychrun, AZ-25/60On the trade block - keep an eye out24.6
44Jaccob Slavin, CAR-20/5028.5
45Neal Pionk, WPG-25/5027.2
46Damon Severson, NJ-20/5528.2
47Matt Dumba, MIN-25/5528.3
48Jeff Petry, PIT-25/6034.9
49Josh Morrissey, WPG-25/5527.6
50Ivan Provorov, PHI-20/5525.8

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