Top 50 NHL Fantasy Hockey Defensemen Rankings - March 2023 1.0

March 2023 NHL fantasy hockey defensemen rankings update 1.0.

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-50-100Rolling again after latest ailment24.4
2Adam Fox, NYR-45-9025.1
3Roman Josi, NAS-45-9032.8
4Rasmus Dahlin, BUF40-9522.9
5Quinn Hughes, VAN-45-9023.4
6Erik Karlsson, SJ-30-9532.8
7Dougie Hamilton, NJ35-8529.7
8Charlie McAvoy, BOS-45-8525.2
9Victor Hedman, TB-45-8532.2
10Morgan Rielly, TOR-40-8029.0

11Josh Morrissey, WPG30-85Unreal season, but still building track record28.0
12John Carlson, WAS45-85Health status murky, plus Caps on decline33.2
13Brent Burns, CAR-30-8038.0
14Shea Theodore, VGK-40-8027.6
15Miro Heiskanen, DAL-30-7523.7
16Alex Pietrangelo, VGK-30-7033.2
17Noah Dobson, NYI-20-7523.2
18Aaron Ekblad, FLA-40-75More competition for offensive reps now27.1
19Kris Letang, PIT-40-7535.9
20Thomas Chabot, OTT-30-7526.1

21Drew Doughty, LA-35-7033.3
22Brandon Montour, FLA20-6528.9
23Devon Toews, COL-30-6529.1
24Mikhail Sergachev, TB-30-7024.7
25Hampus Lindholm, BOS-25-5529.1
26Rasmus Andersson, CGY-20-5526.4
27Jakob Chychrun, OTT25-6025.0
28Evan Bouchard, EDM20-70PP1 role his for now with Barrie traded23.4
29Justin Faulk, STL-20-6031.0
30Tony DeAngelo, PHI-25-7027.4

31Moritz Seider, DET-30-7521.9
32Seth Jones, CHI-35-6528.4
33Torey Krug, STL-35-6531.9
34Shayne Gostisbehere,CAR-15-5529.9
35Tyson Barrie, NAS30-70Trade to NAS a downgrade, but he's still solid31.6
36Vince Dunn, SEA25-5526.4
37John Klingberg, MIN30-70PP1 opportunity knocks in Minny30.6
38Filip Hronek, VAN-25-5525.4
39Dmitry Orlov, BOS20-55"Bobby" Orlov clicking right away in BOS31.6
40Jeff Petry, PIT-25-5535.3

41Darnell Nurse, EDM-30-5528.1
42Jared Spurgeon, MIN-30-5533.3
43Bowen Byram, COL-25-7021.7
44Sean Durzi, LA-15-5024.4
45Michael Matheson, MTL15-45Only real PP1 option in Montreal29.0
46Gustav Forsling, FLA-15-5026.8
47Noah Hanifin, CGY-20-5026.1
48Rasmus Sandin, WAS20-50Will get bigger role with retooling Caps23.0
49Samuel Girard, COL-25-6524.8
50K'Andre Miller, NYR-15-4523.1

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