Top 50 NHL Fantasy Hockey Defenseman Rankings - October 2022 3.0 UPDATE

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October 2022 NHL fantasy hockey defenseman rankings update number three.

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-45/90No reason to worry about slow start32.4
3Adam Fox, NYR-45/8524.7
4Victor Hedman, TB-45/8531.9
5Quinn Hughes, VAN-45/8523.1
6John Carlson, WAS-45/8532.8
7Morgan Rielly, TOR-40/8528.7
8Kris Letang, PIT-40/7535.5
9Rasmus Dahlin, BUF30/8022.6
10Shea Theodore, VGK-40/7527.3
11Charlie McAvoy, BOS-35/75Will reassume key role on Bs when he's back24.9
12Aaron Ekblad, FLA40/75Injuries continue to slow him down26.7
13Brent Burns, CAR-30/7037.7
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-30/6525.8
19Zach Werenski, CBJ-30/6525.3
20Moritz Seider, DET-30/7521.6
21Torey Krug, STL-35/7031.6
22Devon Toews, COL-30/6528.7
23Noah Dobson, NYI20/6022.8
24Tony DeAngelo, PHI-25/7027.0
25Shayne Gostisbehere, AZ15/55Rolling in AZ, but likely dealt by the deadline29.5
26Justin Faulk, STL-20/5530.6
27Erik Karlsson, SJ30/75Productive if healthy - a big if32.4
28John Klingberg, ANH30/7030.2
29Seth Jones, CHI-35/65Still productive, but 'Hawks rebuild will hurt28.1
30Evan Bouchard, EDM-20/6523.0
31Tyson Barrie, EDM-30/7031.3
32Darnell Nurse, EDM-30/5527.8
33Mikhail Sergachev, TB-30/6024.4
34Bowen Byram, COL-25/70Potential is high, but so is competition21.4
35Rasmus Andersson, CGY-20/5026.0
36Mackenzie Weegar, CGY-30/6028.8
37Calen Addison, MIN10/50Has taken hold of PP1 QB duties as a rookie22.6
38Jared Spurgeon, MIN-30/5532.9
39Filip Hronek, DET-25/5525.0
40Neal Pionk, WPG-25/5027.3
41Josh Morrissey, WPG-25/5527.6
42Damon Severson, NJ-20/5528.2
43Jeff Petry, PIT-25/6034.9
44Ivan Provorov, PHI-20/5525.8
45Jacob Trouba, NYR-20/4528.7
46Jaccob Slavin, CAR-20/5028.5
47Vince Dunn, SEA-25/5526.0
48Noah Hanifin, CGY20/5025.8
49Hampus Lindholm, BOS25/5528.8
50Samuel Girard, COL-30/6524.5

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