The 2019-20 season isn’t technically over, but there isn’t much to talk about, why not do a way-too-early fantasy hockey rankings! The Overtime Heroics Fantasy Hockey squad is putting together individual top 10 positional rankings for all you beautiful people. For this series, we will be using Daily Faceoff for positions. There are a lot of dual/triple position eligible players. Hopefully, you find this series fun and informative. Be sure to check out my Top 10 Centers and Top 10 Left Wing articles too.
Way Too Early Fantasy Hockey Rankings
Top 10 Right Wings
1. Nikita Kucherov – Tampa Bay Lightning
68 games played: 33G / 52A / 85pts / +26 / 38 PIM / 25 PPP / 210 SOG / 37 Hits / 19 Blocks
On pace for his third consecutive 100+ point season, Kucherov has been able to perform no matter his line mates. Fortunately, he has some top talent to play with up and down the line up in Tampa Bay. Most recently he was playing with Brayden Point and Ondrej Palat. He also lined up with Steven Stamkos, Tyler Johnson and Anthony Cirelli during the season. He is an elite player on his own, but having other top end talent to play with, pushes him to the top of this list.
2. David Pastrnak – Boston Bruins
70 games played: 48G / 47A / 95pts / +21 / 40 PIM / 38 PPP / 279 SOG / 47 Hits / 22 Blocks
At number two, we have Pasta. Pastrnak dominated this season, trailing only the dynamic duo from Edmonton in points and power play points. He is tied with Alex Ovechkin for the league lead in goals scored. He leads the league with 20 power play goals. The only reason he is at number two, is because Kucherov has put up elite numbers for a few years. If Pastrnak can replicate these numbers, it will be tough to keep him out of the top spot going forward.
3. Patrick Kane – Chicago Blackhawks
70 games played: 33G / 51A / 84pts / +8 / 40 PIM / 23 PPP / 275 SOG / 24 Hits / 19 Blocks
Close to the top of most rankings, Kane is as safe a pick as you can make in fantasy hockey. His high shot totals coupled with his 12.1% career shooting percentage usually leads to a high point total. He was on a 98 point pace before the stoppage, attaining a second consecutive 100+ season was certainly possible.
4. Mitch Marner – Toronto Maple Leafs
59 games played: 16G / 51A / 67pts / +6 / 16 PIM / 24 PPP / 154 SOG / 24 Hits / 37 Blocks
Held to only 59 of Toronto’s 70 games, but that didn’t slow Marner down at all. He was on pace for another 90+ point season and he has a spot locked alongside Auston Matthews. If Matthews and Marner can put together a season where they are both healthy, you could see the same type of production that we are seeing from the Dynamic Duo in Edmonton. Thats Connor McDavid and Leon Draisaitl, if you didn’t know.
5. Vladimir Tarasenko – St. Louis Blues
10 games played: 3G / 7A / 10pts / -2 / 0 PIM / 3 PPP / 26 SOG / 17 Hits / 7 Blocks
Even though his season was cut extremely short due to an injury, Tarasenko should have no problem getting right back up to the top level we are used to seeing. Before this season, Tarasenko was averaging 289 SOG over his previous four seasons. Put that with a 12.5% average shooting percentage, and you have a player that can hit 30+ goal season with relative ease.
6. Mikko Rantanen – Colorado Avalanche
42 games played: 19G / 22A / 41pts / -2 / 14 PIM / 14 PPP / 107 SOG / 28 Hits / 23 Blocks
Another player that struggled with injuries this season, Rantanen was still able to produce when he was on the ice. On pace for a third consecutive 80+ point season, Rantanen has found a great home on the elite top line in Colorado. Exposure to both Nathan MacKinnon and Gabriel Landeskog will never hurt a players value.
7. Matthew Tkachuk – Calgary Flames
69 games played: 23G / 38A / 61pts / -5 / 74 PIM / 19 PPP / 188 SOG / 122 Hits / 22 Blocks
The regression bug hit Calgary hard this season, but Tkachuk was one of the few players that was pace to put up the similar numbers from last year. His shooting percentage came down 4% from last year, but his assist totals we pacing out a notch higher. But his value is found, both, with his offensive upside and his hits and PIM’s production. A bangers league gem, Tkachuk could find himself inside the top five with an uptick in point production, coupled with the top peripheral numbers.
8. Mark Stone – Vegas Golden Knights
65 games played: 21G / 42A / 63pts / +15 / 27 PIM / 17 PPP / 168 SOG / 56 Hits / 51 Blocks
Stone was bound to regress a bit after putting up a career year in 2018-19, but that was not the case at all. On pace for another career high in point totals, Stone was looking at a 79 point pace when the season closed down. On a line with Max Pacioretty and Paul Stastny, Stone has thrived having that level of talent around him.
9. Blake Wheeler – Winnipeg Jets
71 games played: 22G / 43A / 65pts / +1 / 37 PIM / 22 PPP / 180 SOG / 102 Hits / 51 Blocks
The elder statesmen of this list, Wheeler brings a solid level of point production and a high high total. Wheeler has been putting up 20+ goal season with ease his whole career, and coming off of back-to-back 91 point seasons expectations were high. This season, however, Wheeler has reverted back to the 75-80 point player he has usually been.
10. Tom Wilson – Washington Capitals
68 games played: 21G / 23A / 44pts / -3 / 93 PIM / 7 PPP / 154 SOG / 253 Hits / 58 Blocks
Akin to Brady Tkachuk, Wilson’s main value comes from his top peripheral stats. He will contribute 40-45 points along with 200+ hits and 100+ PIMs. Getting power play time with Alex Ovechkin certainly boosts his value as well.
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