2014-2015 Fantasy Forward Rankings

  • Most players’ data is aggregated from 2011-2014 (except players without hyperlinks)
  • Player age is as of Dec.31, 2014
  • “GM” stands for “games missed”

Note: The “Key Linemates” column gives an insight into which players normally play together. If one player – say Chris Kunitz – is dependent on another (Crosby) for their production, Crosby is listed as a key linemate. Or if two players are better together, like Getzlaf and Perry, each is listed as the other’s key linemate. When no key linemate is listed, that means that player is probably the catalyst on their line, and will likely produce well no matter who they play with. I.e, they are the straw stirring the drink. For teams which saw significant off-season changes, many “TBA’s” are listed, as line combos are hard to determine. (Especially for 2nd line players who are likely to move around).

Stats from 2011-2014
Rk Player Age Team Pos GP GM G A PTS +/- PIM Pts/GP Pro-Rated Key Linemates Projected
1 Sidney Crosby 27 PIT C 138 74 59 138 197 59 76 1.43 117 —- 110
2 Evgeni Malkin 28 PIT C 166 46 82 132 214 33 168 1.29 106 —- 100
3 Steven Stamkos 24 TBL C 167 45 114 80 194 12 116 1.16 95 —- 100
4 John Tavares 24 NYI C 189 23 83 111 194 -14 84 1.03 84 —- 90
5 Taylor Hall 23 EDM LW 181 31 70 113 183 -13 113 1.01 83 —- 90
6 Claude Giroux 26 PHI C 207 5 69 158 227 6 97 1.10 90 —- 80
7 Phil Kessel 27 TOR RW 212 0 94 120 214 -17 65 1.01 83 —- 80
8 Nicklas Backstrom 27 WSH C 172 40 40 131 171 -16 98 0.99 81 Ovechkin 80
9 Alex Ovechkin 29 WSH LW/RW 204 8 121 79 200 -41 110 0.98 80 Backstrom 80
10 Patrick Kane 26 CHI RW 198 14 75 115 190 25 70 0.96 79 —- 80
11 Jamie Benn 25 DAL LW/C 193 19 72 103 175 24 159 0.91 75 Seguin 80
12 Tyler Seguin 22 DAL C 209 3 82 101 183 73 64 0.88 72 Benn 80
13 Matt Duchene 23 COL C 176 36 54 87 141 -15 39 0.80 66 —- 80
14 Nathan MacKinnon 19 COL C 82 24 39 63 20 26 0.77 63 —- 80
15 Ryan Nugent-Hopkins 21 EDM C 182 30 41 91 132 -11 50 0.73 60 Hall 80
16 Jason Spezza 31 OTT C 160 52 59 96 155 -12 84 0.97 80 —- 70
17 Ryan Getzlaf 29 ANA C 203 9 57 136 193 31 147 0.95 78 Perry 70
18 Jonathan Toews 26 CHI C 182 30 80 93 173 71 89 0.95 78 Kane 70
19 Patrick Sharp 33 CHI C/LW 184 28 73 94 167 49 92 0.91 75 various 70
20 Joe Thornton 35 SJS C 212 0 36 157 193 43 89 0.91 75 —- 70
21 Anze Kopitar 27 LAK C 211 1 64 124 188 60 60 0.89 73 —- 70
22 Henrik Sedin 34 VAN C 200 12 36 140 176 45 118 0.88 72 D.Sedin 70
23 Chris Kunitz 35 PIT LW 208 4 83 98 181 71 154 0.87 71 Crosby 70
24 Corey Perry 29 ANA RW 205 7 95 83 178 35 264 0.87 71 Getzlaf 70
25 Jordan Eberle 24 EDM RW 206 6 78 100 178 -11 44 0.86 71 Hall 70
26 Joe Pavelski 30 SJS C 212 0 88 83 171 43 73 0.81 66 Thornton 70
27 Logan Couture 25 SJS C 193 19 75 80 155 30 40 0.80 66 —- 70
28 Daniel Sedin 34 VAN LW 192 20 58 96 154 26 96 0.80 66 H.Sedin 70
29 Ryan O’Reilly 23 COL C 190 22 52 87 139 -5 18 0.73 60 Duchene/ MacKinnon 70
30 Paul Stastny 29 STL C 190 22 55 82 137 -6 70 0.72 59 —- 70
31 Kyle Okposo 26 NYI RW 198 14 55 83 138 -26 135 0.70 57 Tavares 70
32 James Neal 27 NSH LW 179 33 88 90 178 26 168 0.99 81 Ribeiro 60
33 Martin St. Louis 39 NYR RW 206 6 72 131 203 10 40 0.99 81 Nash 60
34 Henrik Zetterberg 34 DET LW 173 39 49 116 165 35 85 0.95 78 —- 60
35 Pavel Datsyuk 36 DET C 162 50 51 102 153 43 34 0.94 77 —- 60
36 Eric Staal 30 CAR C 209 3 63 121 184 -28 176 0.88 72 —- 60
37 Thomas Vanek 30 MIN LW 194 18 73 97 170 0 118 0.88 72 Granlund 60
38 Marian Hossa 35 CHI RW 193 19 76 92 168 66 56 0.87 71 Toews 60
39 Max Pacioretty 26 MTL LW 196 16 87 77 164 18 119 0.84 69 —- 60
40 Zach Parise 30 MIN LW 197 15 78 85 163 7 78 0.83 68 Koivu 60
41 Blake Wheeler 28 WPG RW 210 2 64 110 174 4 146 0.83 68 —- 60
42 Mikko Koivu 31 MIN C 168 44 34 101 135 12 78 0.80 66 Parise 60
43 David Krejci 28 BOS C 206 6 52 112 164 35 84 0.80 66 —- 60
44 Jarome Iginla 37 COL RW 204 8 76 85 161 19 121 0.79 65 Duchene/ MacKinnon 60
45 Jason Pominville 32 MIN RW 211 1 74 93 167 -3 36 0.79 65 Parise+Koivu 60
46 Mike Ribeiro 34 NSH C 202 10 47 112 159 -12 171 0.79 65 Neal 60
47 Patrice Bergeron 29 BOS C 203 9 62 96 158 98 81 0.78 64 —- 60
48 Marian Gaborik 32 LAK RW 170 42 64 69 133 19 58 0.78 64 Kopitar 60
49 Patrick Marleau 35 SJS LW 212 0 80 85 165 8 68 0.78 64 —- 60
50 Alex Steen 28 STL LW 151 61 56 61 117 46 88 0.77 63 Stastny 60
51 Alexander Semin 30 CAR RW 186 26 56 84 140 24 144 0.75 62 E.Staal 60
52 Jakub Voracek 25 PHI RW 208 4 63 94 157 15 89 0.75 62 Giroux 60
53 Radim Vrbata 33 PHX RW 191 21 67 74 141 24 60 0.74 61 H.Sedin 60
54 Rick Nash 30 NYR LW 191 21 77 63 140 7 102 0.73 60 St.Louis 60
55 Loui Eriksson 29 BOS RW 191 21 48 89 137 23 26 0.72 59 Bergeron/ Krejci 60
56 Brad Richards 34 CHI C 210 2 56 95 151 -1 54 0.72 59 Hossa/Kane 60
57 Evander Kane 23 WPG LW 185 27 66 65 131 1 199 0.71 58 Wheeler 60
58 T.J. Oshie 28 STL RW 189 23 47 87 134 29 107 0.71 58 Stastny 60
59 Tyler Bozak 28 TOR C 177 35 49 75 124 -5 42 0.70 57 Kessel 60
60 Jeff Skinner 22 CAR C/LW 177 35 66 56 122 -43 104 0.69 57 —- 60
61 Mats Zuccarello 27 NYR LW 102 24 46 70 21 46 0.69 57 —- 60
62 David Perron 26 EDM LW 183 29 59 65 124 3 162 0.68 56 —- 60
63 Bobby Ryan 27 OTT RW 198 14 65 70 135 11 115 0.68 56 —- 60
64 James van Riemsdyk 25 TOR LW 171 41 59 58 117 -16 100 0.68 56 Kessel 60
65 Jeff Carter 29 LAK C 175 37 74 43 117 -4 76 0.67 55 —- 60
66 Gabriel Landeskog 22 COL LW 199 13 57 77 134 37 144 0.67 55 Duchene/ MacKinnon 60
67 Wayne Simmonds 26 PHI RW 209 3 72 69 141 -12 302 0.67 55 —- 60
68 Ondrej Palat 23 TBL LW 95 25 38 63 37 20 0.66 54 Stamkos/ Filppula 60
69 Patric Hornqvist 27 NSH RW 176 36 53 57 110 9 70 0.63 52 Crosby / Malkin 60
70 Gustav Nyquist 25 DET LW/RW 97 32 29 61 18 18 0.63 52 —- 60
71 Kyle Turris 25 OTT C 185 27 50 66 116 38 94 0.63 52 Ryan 60
72 Vladimir Tarasenko 23 STL RW 102 29 33 62 21 26 0.61 50 Schwartz 60
73 Brandon Saad 22 CHI LW 126 29 45 74 37 32 0.59 48 Toews/Kane 60
74 Derick Brassard 27 NYR C 202 10 44 71 115 -17 104 0.57 47 Nash/St.Louis 60
75 Jaden Schwartz 22 STL C/LW 132 34 38 72 25 31 0.55 45 Tarasenko 60
76 Ales Hemsky 31 DAL RW 182 30 32 67 99 -34 83 0.54 44 Spezza 60
77 Mikael Granlund 22 MIN C 90 10 39 49 -7 28 0.54 44 Vanek 60
78 Alex Galchenyuk 20 MTL C 113 22 36 58 2 46 0.51 42 —- 60
79 Ryan Johansen 22 CBJ C 189 23 47 49 96 -6 79 0.51 42 —- 60
80 Craig Smith 25 NSH C 195 17 42 58 100 -4 72 0.51 42 Neal/ Ribeiro 60
81 Jonathan Huberdeau 21 FLA LW 117 23 36 59 -20 55 0.50 41 Bjugstad 60
82 Patrik Elias 38 NJD LW 194 18 58 109 167 -7 68 0.86 71 Jagr 50
83 Joffrey Lupul 31 TOR LW/RW 151 61 58 71 129 -6 104 0.85 70 —- 50
84 Matt Moulson 31 BUF LW 204 8 74 90 164 0 44 0.80 66 Hodgson 50
85 Jaromir Jagr 42 NJD RW 200 12 59 97 156 19 98 0.78 64 Elias 50
86 Johan Franzen 35 DET RW 172 40 59 69 128 42 121 0.74 61 Datsyuk 50
87 Valtteri Filppula 30 TBL C 197 15 57 84 141 19 40 0.72 59 Palat 50
88 Andrew Ladd 29 WPG LW 208 4 69 81 150 10 143 0.72 59 Little 50
89 Derek Stepan 24 NYR C 212 0 52 100 152 51 52 0.72 59 Nash/St.Louis 50
90 Milan Lucic 26 BOS LW 207 5 57 90 147 45 301 0.71 58 Krejci 50
91 Brad Marchand 26 BOS LW 203 9 71 73 144 90 178 0.71 58 Bergeron 50
92 Bryan Little 27 WPG C 204 8 54 88 142 5 88 0.70 57 Ladd 50
93 Nazem Kadri 24 TOR C 147 65 43 58 101 5 98 0.69 57 Lupul 50
94 David Backes 30 STL RW/C 204 8 57 82 139 34 282 0.68 56 Tarasenko 50
95 Mike Cammalleri 32 NJD C 173 39 59 59 118 -38 77 0.68 56 —- 50
96 Tomas Hertl 21 SJS LW 37 15 10 25 11 4 0.6757 55 Thornton 50
97 David Desharnais 28 MTL C 208 4 42 98 140 19 74 0.67 55 Pacioretty 50
98 Jiri Hudler 30 CGY C 198 14 52 79 131 1 80 0.66 54 —- 50
99 Ryan Callahan 29 TBL RW 186 26 62 59 121 2 97 0.65 53 Stamkos 50
100 Justin Williams 33 LAK RW 212 0 52 83 135 39 114 0.64 52 Kopitar 50
101 Mikkel Boedker 25 PHX RW 82 19 32 51 -9 20 0.622 51 —- 50
102 Tyler Ennis 25 BUF C 175 37 46 62 108 -28 72 0.62 51 TBA 50
103 Ryan Kesler 30 VAN C 171 41 51 54 105 -9 149 0.61 50 TBA 50
104 Clarke MacArthur 29 OTT LW 192 20 52 66 118 18 141 0.61 50 Ryan 50
105 Tomas Plekanec 31 MTL C 209 3 51 77 128 -1 118 0.61 50 Galchenyuk 50
106 Cody Hodgson 24 BUF C 203 9 54 65 119 -29 50 0.59 48 Moulson 50
107 Tyler Johnson 24 TBL C 96 27 29 56 26 30 0.58 48 Palat 50
108 Brandon Dubinsky 28 CLB C 182 30 28 76 104 23 284 0.57 47 Atkinson 50
109 Adam Henrique 24 NJD C 193 19 52 58 110 8 43 0.57 47 TBA 50
110 Matt Read 28 PHI RW 196 16 57 54 111 10 30 0.57 47 TBA 50
111 Brendan Gallagher 22 MTL RW 125 34 35 69 14 106 0.55 45 Galchenyuk 50
112 Dany Heatley 33 ANA LW 194 18 47 55 102 -28 54 0.53 43 Getzlaf 50
113 Nick Bonino 26 ANA C 154 32 48 80 12 38 0.52 43 TBA 50
114 Mathieu Perreault 26 WPG C 172 40 40 50 90 29 80 0.52 43 —- 50
115 Travis Zajac 29 NJD C 143 69 27 47 74 -5 54 0.52 43 Cammalleri 50
116 Cam Atkinson 25 CBJ RW 141 37 35 72 6 36 0.51 42 —- 50
117 Mark Scheifele 21 WPG C 67 13 21 34 9 14 0.51 42 Wheeler/ Kane 50
118 Tomas Tatar 24 DET LW 91 23 23 46 14 34 0.51 42 TBA 50
119 Colin Wilson 25 NSH C 174 38 33 54 87 5 46 0.50 41 TBA 50
120 Nail Yakupov 21 EDM RW 111 28 27 55 -37 60 0.50 41 TBA 50
121 Reilly Smith 23 BOS RW 122 23 37 60 25 24 0.49 40 Bergeron 50
122 Antoine Vermette 32 PHX C 212 0 48 55 103 -16 108 0.49 40 Gagner 50
123 Jamie McGinn 26 COL LW 204 8 50 47 97 -19 93 0.48 39 MacKinnon 40
124 Chris Stewart 27 BUF RW 190 22 48 44 92 1 267 0.48 39 Hodgson/ Ennis 50
125 Tyler Toffoli 22 LAK C 72 14 20 34 24 12 0.47 39 Carter 50
126 Brayden Schenn 23 PHI C 183 40 45 85 -15 112 0.46 38 Simmonds 50
127 Kyle Palmieri 23 ANA LW/RW 131 28 31 59 14 53 0.45 37 Kesler 50
128 Nick Bjugstad 22 FLA C 87 17 22 39 -22 18 0.45 37 Huberdeau 50
129 Chris Kreider 23 NYR LW 89 19 21 40 13 78 0.45 37 Stepan/ Brassard 50
130 Sean Monahan 20 CGY C 75 22 12 34 -20 8 0.45 37 Hudler 50
131 Aleksande Barkov 19 FLA C 54 8 16 24 -3 87 0.44 36 Fleischmann 50
132 Valeri Nichushkin 19 DAL RW 79 14 20 34 20 8 0.43 35 Seguin/ Benn 50
133 Tommy Wingels 26 SJS C 152 60 24 36 60 1 79 0.39 32 Thornton/ Marleau 50
134 Johnny Gaudreau 21 CGY LW ROOKIE —- 50
135 Jonathan Drouin 19 TBL LW ROOKIE Stamkos 50
136 Evgeni Kuznetsov 22 WSH RW ROOKIE Ovechkin 50
137 P.A. Parenteau 31 MTL RW 183 29 50 93 143 -16 157 0.78 64 Pacioretty 45
138 Pascal Dupuis 35 PIT LW 169 43 52 65 117 55 68 0.69 57 Crosby 40
139 Sam Gagner 25 PHX C 190 22 42 80 122 -30 100 0.64 52 Vermette 40
140 Frans Nielsen 30 NYI C 210 2 48 86 134 -17 26 0.64 52 TBA 40
141 Carl Soderberg 29 BOS C 79 16 34 50 2 42 0.63 52 Eriksson 40
142 Shane Doan 38 PHX RW 196 16 58 66 124 -9 119 0.63 52 Gagner 40
143 Milan Michalek 30 OTT RW/LW 182 30 56 57 113 -13 90 0.62 51 TBA 40
144 Tomas Fleischmann 30 FLA LW 210 2 47 77 124 -35 64 0.59 48 Barkov 40
145 Marcus Johansson 24 WSH C 194 18 28 84 112 -23 16 0.58 48 TBA 40
146 Martin Hanzal 27 PHX C 168 44 34 63 97 5 160 0.58 48 TBA 40
147 Mikhail Grabovski 30 NYI C 180 32 45 57 102 -4 101 0.57 47 TBA 40
148 Jiri Tlusty 26 CAR LW 195 17 56 48 104 18 66 0.53 43 E.Staal 40
149 Alex Killorn 25 TBL LW 82 17 24 41 8 63 0.5 41 TBA 40
150 Steve Downie 27 PIT RW 139 73 18 48 66 -4 249 0.47 39 Malkin/ Crosby 40
151 Mika Zibanejad 21 OTT C 120 23 31 54 -9 26 0.45 37 TBA 40
152 Nino Niederreiter 22 MIN RW 81 14 22 36 12 44 0.44 36 TBA 40
153 Andrew Cogliano 27 ANA C 212 0 48 43 91 23 47 0.43 35 Kesler 40
154 Charlie Coyle 22 MIN RW 70 12 18 30 -7 33 0.43 35 Granlund 40
155 Elias Lindholm 20 CAR RW 58 9 12 21 -4 4 0.36 30 Skinner 40
156 Michael Grabner 27 NYI RW 187 25 48 31 79 -24 36 0.42 34 Nielsen / Grabovski 40
157 Jakob Silfverberg 24 ANA RW 100 20 22 42 11 24 0.42 34 TBA 40
158 Sean Couturier 22 PHI C 205 7 30 51 81 11 69 0.40 33 —- 40
159 Matt Nieto 22 SJS LW 66 10 14 24 -4 16 0.36 30 Marleau 40
160 Nikita Kucherov 21 TBL RW 52 9 9 18 3 14 0.35 28 TBA 40
IR Jordan Staal 26 CAR C 192 20 50 71 121 -5 100 0.63 52
IR Nathan Horton 29 CLB RW 124 88 34 38 72 -2 100 0.58 48