Top 50 NHL Fantasy Hockey Defensemen Rankings - January 2023 2.0

January 2023 NHL fantasy hockey defensemen rankings update part 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-50/9524.3
2Adam Fox, NYR-45/8525.0
3Roman Josi, NAS-45/8532.7
4Rasmus Dahlin, BUF40/8522.8
5Quinn Hughes, VAN-45/8523.3
6Victor Hedman, TB-45/8532.1
7John Carlson, WAS-45/8533.1
8Erik Karlsson, SJ30/80Hard to keep him sub-top 5, but injury risk remains32.7
9Charlie McAvoy, BOS-35/8025.1
10Dougie Hamilton, NJ-35/7529.6

11Morgan Rielly, TOR-40/80Something seems off, but he's still PP1 threat28.9
12Shea Theodore, VGK-40/7527.5
13Alex Pietrangelo, VGK-30/6533.0
14Kris Letang, PIT-40/7535.8
15Brent Burns, CAR-30/7037.9
16Aaron Ekblad, FLA-40/7527.0
17Josh Morrissey, WPG25/55New career highs with plenty of games left to play27.8
18Miro Heiskanen, DAL-30/7023.5
19Drew Doughty, LA-35/7033.2
20Thomas Chabot, OTT-30/6526.0

20Thomas Chabot, OTT-30/6526.0
21Devon Toews, COL-30/6528.9
22Noah Dobson, NYI-20/6523.1
23Tyson Barrie, EDM-30/7031.5
24Seth Jones, CHI-35/65He'd be 10 spots higher if team wasn't so bad28.3
25Mikhail Sergachev, TB-30/7024.6
26Rasmus Andersson, CGY-20/5026.3
27Brandon Montour, FLA20/50Delivering on increased offensive opportunities28.8
28Hampus Lindholm, BOS-25/5529.0
29Justin Faulk, STL-20/6030.9
30Torey Krug, STL-35/70There's upside here if he can stay healthy31.8

31Moritz Seider, DET-30/7521.8
32Filip Hronek, DET-25/5525.2
33Tony DeAngelo, PHI-25/7027.3
34Shayne Gostisbehere, AZ-15/5529.8
35Evan Bouchard, EDM-20/6523.3
36John Klingberg, ANH-30/7030.5
37Jakob Chychrun, AZ-25/60On the trade block - keep an eye out24.8
38Vince Dunn, SEA25/5526.3
39Darnell Nurse, EDM-30/5528.0
40Jeff Petry, PIT-25/6035.2
41Gustav Forsling, FLA-15/5026.6
42Calen Addison, MIN-15/5522.8
43Neal Pionk, WPG-25/5027.5
44Sean Durzi, LA-15/5024.3
45Jared Spurgeon, MIN-30/5533.2
46Noah Hanifin, CGY-20/5026.0
47Erik Gustafsson, WAS-15/55Enigmatic blueliner clicking again for Caps30.9
48Bowen Byram, COL-25/7021.6
49Michael Matheson, MTL-15/4528.9
50Owen Power, BUF-15/50Blue-chip rookie just getting started20.2

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