Top 50 NHL Fantasy Hockey Defensemen Rankings - December 2022 2.0

December 2022 NHL fantasy hockey defensemen rankings update number two.

Our fantasy hockey defensemen 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-50/9524.1
2Adam Fox, NYR-45/8524.8
3Roman Josi, NAS-45/8532.5
4Quinn Hughes, VAN-45/8523.2
5Morgan Rielly, TOR-40/8028.8
6Rasmus Dahlin, BUF-35/8522.7
7John Carlson, WAS-45/8532.9
8Victor Hedman, TB45/85Sergachev cutting into offensive role32.0
9Charlie McAvoy, BOS-35/8025.0
10Aaron Ekblad, FLA-40/7526.8

11Dougie Hamilton, NJ-35/7529.5
12Shea Theodore, VGK-40/7527.4
13Erik Karlsson, SJ-30/80Trade rumours swirl amid bounceback32.5
14Miro Heiskanen, DAL-30/7023.4
15Brent Burns, CAR-30/7037.8
16Alex Pietrangelo, VGK-30/6532.9
17Devon Toews, COL-30/6528.8
18Drew Doughty, LA-35/7033.0
19Noah Dobson, NYI-20/6522.9
20Kris Letang, PIT40/75Could be out a while after stroke scare35.6

21Thomas Chabot, OTT-30/6525.9
22Mikhail Sergachev, TB30/70Getting reps in Tampa's prime PP1 QB role24.5
23Josh Morrissey, WPG25/5527.7
24Tony DeAngelo, PHI-25/7027.1
25Torey Krug, STL-35/7031.7
26Seth Jones, CHI-35/65He'd be 10 spots higher if team wasn't so bad28.2
27Rasmus Andersson, CGY-20/5026.1
28Filip Hronek, DET25/5525.1
29Justin Faulk, STL-20/6030.7
30Moritz Seider, DET30/75Trying to overcome sophomore slump vibes21.7

32Shayne Gostisbehere, AZ-15/5529.7
33Brandon Montour, FLA20/50Delivering on increased offensive opportunities28.7
31Hampus Lindholm, BOS-25/55Back to normal; still pretty good though28.9
34Evan Bouchard, EDM-20/6523.1
35Tyson Barrie, EDM-30/70No defensive stalwart, but still a PP threat31.4
36John Klingberg, ANH-30/70Prime trade deadline target30.3
37Darnell Nurse, EDM-30/5527.9
38Bowen Byram, COL-25/7021.5
39Neal Pionk, WPG-25/5027.4
40Mackenzie Weegar, CGY30/60Rough start in Calgary, but the talent is there28.9

41Calen Addison, MIN-15/5522.7
42Sean Durzi, LA15/5024.1
43Vince Dunn, SEA-25/5526.1
44Jeff Petry, PIT-25/6035.0
45Jared Spurgeon, MIN-30/5533.0
46Ivan Provorov, PHI-20/5525.9
47Noah Hanifin, CGY-20/5025.9
48Cam Fowler, ANH-15/5031.0
49Jakob Chychrun, AZ-25/60On the trade block - keep an eye out24.7
50Gustav Forsling, FLA-15/5026.5

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