Top 50 NHL Fantasy Hockey Defensemen Rankings - January 2023 1.0

January 2023 NHL fantasy hockey defensemen rankings update number one.

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-50/9524.2
2Adam Fox, NYR-45/8524.9
3Roman Josi, NAS-45/8532.6
4Rasmus Dahlin, BUF35/8522.7
5Quinn Hughes, VAN-45/8523.2
6Victor Hedman, TB-45/8532.1
7John Carlson, WAS-45/8533.0
8Charlie McAvoy, BOS-35/8025.0
9Erik Karlsson, SJ30/8032.6
10Morgan Rielly, TOR-40/8028.8

11Dougie Hamilton, NJ-35/7529.6
12Shea Theodore, VGK-40/7527.4
13Alex Pietrangelo, VGK-30/6533.0
14Brent Burns, CAR-30/7037.8
15Aaron Ekblad, FLA-40/7526.9
16Kris Letang, PIT-40/7535.7
17Miro Heiskanen, DAL-30/7023.5
18Josh Morrissey, WPG25/55New career highs with plenty of games left to play27.8
19Drew Doughty, LA-35/7033.1
20Thomas Chabot, OTT-30/6525.9

21Tyson Barrie, EDM-30/7031.5
22Devon Toews, COL-30/6528.9
23Noah Dobson, NYI-20/6523.0
24Mikhail Sergachev, TB30/7024.5
25Seth Jones, CHI-35/65He'd be 10 spots higher if team wasn't so bad28.3
26Rasmus Andersson, CGY-20/5026.2
27Shayne Gostisbehere, AZ-15/5529.7
28Hampus Lindholm, BOS-25/55Back to normal; still pretty good though29.0
29Justin Faulk, STL-20/6030.8
30Brandon Montour, FLA20/50Delivering on increased offensive opportunities28.7

31Filip Hronek, DET-25/5525.2
32Tony DeAngelo, PHI-25/7027.2
33Evan Bouchard, EDM-20/6523.2
34Moritz Seider, DET-30/75Stats sure look better after 4A outburst vs WPG21.7
35Darnell Nurse, EDM-30/5527.9
36Torey Krug, STL35/70Injuries piling up once again31.7
37Jakob Chychrun, AZ-25/60On the trade block - keep an eye out24.8
38John Klingberg, ANH-30/70Could be a lot higher if and when he's traded30.4
39Vince Dunn, SEA-25/5526.2
40Neal Pionk, WPG-25/5027.4
41Gustav Forsling, FLA-15/5026.6
42Calen Addison, MIN15/5522.7
43Sean Durzi, LA15/5024.2
44Jared Spurgeon, MIN-30/5533.1
45Ivan Provorov, PHI-20/5526.0
46Jeff Petry, PIT-25/6035.1
47Bowen Byram, COL-25/7021.6
48Noah Hanifin, CGY-20/5025.9
49Erik Gustafsson, WAS15/55Enigmatic blueliner clicking again for Caps30.8
50Mackenzie Weegar, CGY-30/60Hasn't nearly the same role as in Florida28.9

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