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2017 Fantasy Hockey Cheat Sheet – Defensemen

A cheat sheet version of our 2017 defenseman rankings for fantasy hockey.

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About This Cheat Sheet

These cheat sheets are updated when our projections get modified due to injuries, role change, etc. Injured players who are scheduled to miss four weeks or more have been moved to the bottom of the sheets. These rankings take into account a standard scoring system and are meant to be a general guide. See anything that looks awry? Please let us know.   Last update:  Wednesday, September 20, 2017

2017 Fantasy Hockey Defenseman Rankings  (With Projected Stats)
Stats below are 2017 projections. Click headings to sort.
  Total Power Play Short-Handed Overall Defense Health
Rank Player Name Team GP Pts G A Pts G A Pts G A +/- PIM SOG Hits BS Injury Status
1 Burns, BrentBrent Burns SAN 82 71 24 47 23 9 14 1 0 1 9 42 321 88 135
2 Byfuglien, DustinDustin Byfuglien WPG 80 50 15 35 15 3 12 2 1 1 6 118 239 177 110
3 Karlsson, ErikErik Karlsson OTT 71 64 15 49 30 5 25 1 0 1 6 24 213 55 167 Out   Foot

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