Top 50 NHL Fantasy Hockey Defensemen Rankings - February 2023 2.0

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February 2023 NHL fantasy hockey defensemen rankings update 2.0.

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
5Erik Karlsson, SJ30-95Injuries seemingly behind him, EK of old is back32.7
6Quinn Hughes, VAN-45-8523.3
7Victor Hedman, TB-45-8532.2
8John Carlson, WAS-45-85Big name value here, but falling behind the pack33.1
9Charlie McAvoy, BOS-35-8525.2
10Dougie Hamilton, NJ-35-80Bouncing back after slow start with Devils29.7

11Morgan Rielly, TOR-40-8028.9
12Josh Morrissey, WPG25-55Legit shot at 80, basically double the expectation27.9
13Brent Burns, CAR-30-7037.9
14Shea Theodore, VGK-40-7527.5
15Alex Pietrangelo, VGK-30-6533.1
16Kris Letang, PIT-40-7535.8
17Miro Heiskanen, DAL-30-7023.6
18Noah Dobson, NYI-20-6523.1
19Aaron Ekblad, FLA-40-75More competition for offensive reps now27.0
20Thomas Chabot, OTT-30-6526.0

21Devon Toews, COL-30-6529.0
22Drew Doughty, LA-35-7033.2
23Brandon Montour, FLA20-6028.8
24Mikhail Sergachev, TB-30-7024.6
25Hampus Lindholm, BOS-25-5529.1
26Moritz Seider, DET30-75Patient owners reaping the rewards21.9
27Tyson Barrie, EDM-30-7031.6
28Rasmus Andersson, CGY-20-5026.3
29Justin Faulk, STL-20-6030.9
30Torey Krug, STL-35-7031.8

31Seth Jones, CHI-35-6528.4
32Tony DeAngelo, PHI-25-7027.3
33Jakob Chychrun, AZ25-60Trade should come any time now...right?24.9
34Shayne Gostisbehere, AZ-15-5529.8
35Vince Dunn, SEA25-5526.3
36Filip Hronek, DET-25-5525.3
37John Klingberg, ANH-30-70Needs out of Anaheim pronto30.5
38Gustav Forsling, FLA-15-5026.7
39Darnell Nurse, EDM-30-5528.0
40Jeff Petry, PIT-25-6035.2

41Jared Spurgeon, MIN-30-5533.2
42Sean Durzi, LA-15-5024.3
43Evan Bouchard, EDM20-6523.3
44Calen Addison, MIN-15-5522.8
45Noah Hanifin, CGY-20-5026.1
46Bowen Byram, COL-25-7021.7
47Erik Gustafsson, WAS-15-5530.9
48K'Andre Miller, NYR-15-4523.0
49Samuel Girard, COL-30-6524.5
50Cam Fowler, ANH-15-5031.2

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