2020-21 Forward Tiers

2020-21 Forward Tiers

The forward position is the deepest in fantasy hockey, and with so many options on the table, getting a handle on how to go about valuing and ranking such a massive pool of players can often feel like a daunting task. Grouping players with similar value into tiers is a fantastic way to simplify things, so without futher ado...

Here are your 2020-21 Fantasy forwards ranked by tiers:

Tier 1 – The cornerstones

Nathan MacKinnon, Connor McDavid, Leon Draisaitl, Nikita Kucherov, Alex Ovechkin, Artemi Panarin, Patrick Kane, Auston Matthews, Sidney Crosby, Jack Eichel, Sebastian Aho, Steven Stamkos

This list is comprised of the "can't-miss" guys you can build a fantasy team around. They all have 100-point upside over the course of a full campaign, and with a few minor exceptions, come with next to no concerns. Every skater in this tier has already been playing at an extremely high level for years, and although a few of them have entered their thirties (E.g. Ovechkin, Crosby, Kane and Stamkos), none of them have shown any signs of slowing down. Some may argue Stamkos would be better suited as a Tier 2 option due to his injury concerns, but when he's healthy, he's still one of the best in the business, and he's expected to be back to 100 percent for the first time in quite some time when the 2020-21 season gets underway.

Tier 2 – The sidekicks

Brad Marchand

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