Top 50 NHL Fantasy Hockey Defenseman Rankings 2024 (July Update)

First post-free agent frenzy NHL fantasy hockey defenseman rankings for July. 

Enjoy your summer, but don't forget that fantasy hockey draft prep is just around the corner! Here's our latest top 50 fantasy hockey defenseman breakdown.

1Cale Makar, COL-25.7
2Quinn Hughes, VAN-24.8
3Adam Fox, NYR-26.4
4Roman Josi, NAS-34.1
5Rasmus Dahlin, BUF-24.3
6Evan Bouchard, EDM-24.7
7Miro Heiskanen, DAL-25.0
8Victor Hedman, TB-No Sergachev = more opportunities33.6
9Josh Morrissey, WPG-29.3
10Charlie McAvoy, BOS-26.6


11Noah Dobson, NYI-Broke out, but does he gel with Roy?24.5
12Morgan Rielly, TOR-30.4
13Dougie Hamilton, NJ-Hasn't played in eons; how will it go?31.1
14John Carlson, WAS-34.5
15Shea Theodore, VGK-29.0
16Devon Toews, COL-30.4
17Drew Doughty, LA-34.6
18Zach Werenski, CBJ-Health, weak team make him a gamble27.0
19Erik Karlsson, PIT-34.1
20Mikhail Sergachev, UTA-The main man in Utah following trade26.1


21Moritz Seider, DET-23.3
22Vince Dunn, SEA-27.7
23Kris Letang, PIT-37.2
24Michael Matheson, MTL-30.4
25Mackenzie Weegar, CGY-30.5
26Brent Burns, CAR-End is near for one of the best39.4
27Thomas Chabot, OTT-27.5
28Filip Hronek, VAN-Big value as Hughes' D partner26.7
29Alex Pietrangelo, VGK-Hanifin will eat into offensive reps34.5
30Luke Hughes, NJReturn of Hamilton could slow his rise20.8


31Noah Hanifin, VGK-27.5
32Brandon Montour, SEA-30.3
33Jakob Chychrun, WAS-26.3
34Rasmus Andersson, CGY-27.7
35Brock Faber, MIN21.9
36Thomas Harley, DAL22.9
37Seth Jones, CHI-Becomes relevant again as CHI rises29.8
38Jake Sanderson, OTT-22.0
39Shayne Gostisbehere, CAR-31.2
40Brady Skjei, NAS-30.3
41Sean Durzi, UTA-25.7
42Gustav Forsling, FLA-28.1
43Aaron Ekblad, FLA-28.4
44Owen Power, BUF-Lots of upside, but may take time21.6
45Torey Krug, STL-33.3
46Mattias Ekholm, NAS-34.2
47Pavel Mintyukov, ANH-Flew under radar on inept Ducks team20.6
48Bowen Byram, BUF-Crowded Sabres blueline won't help23.1
49Justin Faulk, STL-32.3
50Travis Sanheim, PHI-His 44 point output was shocking28.3

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.



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