Unlike in recent years, there is some uncertainty at the top of the D-rankings. After Brent Burns, Erik Karlsson enters the season banged up and the oft-injured Kris Letang comes in with some neck concerns. If the injury red flags are scaring you away, look no further than Victor Hedman and Roman Josi.
If you pass on the high-end defensemen, fear not because the position is loaded. All of the top defenseman are in the same jerseys they were last year, expect for Kevin Shattenkirk, who is with the Rangers now.
Second-year blueliners, Zach Werenski, Ivan Provorov and Nikita Zaitsev enjoyed great rookie seasons and won’t go undrafted this time around! The new rookie crop consists of Thomas Chabot and Charlie McAvoy, who are both expected to make a fantasy impact in the Atlantic Division.