There are limited options today available for defensemen, but you still have some very solid options available. Ryan Suter of the Minnesota Wild is as safe of a pick as any out there. Suter averages 3.3 fantasy hockey points per game (the most among all defensemen playing on Monday) and costs just $4,200. He plays in every situation and racks up fantasy points.
The Boston Bruins have two attractive options in Zdeno Chara and Torey Krug. Chara averages 2.9 fantasy points per game (second most among those playing today) and costs $6,000. Krug averages 2.3 fantasy points per game and costs $6,300. The Predators also feature two attractive options in Shea Weber and Roman Josi. Weber averages 2.8 fantasy points per game and costs $6,700. Josi averages 2.8 fantasy points per game and costs $6,600.
Rasmus Ristolainen of the Sabres and Alexander Edler of the Canucks are two solid options. Rasmus averages 2.5 fantasy hockey points per game and costs $5,000. He’s the Sabres most productive blueliner so he’s definitely worth considering. Alexander Edler has been playing quite well as of late with six points in his last seven games. He averages 2.3 fantasy points per game and costs $4,900.
Looking for a very cheap option that could be a value pick? Go with Colin Miller of the Boston Bruins. He averages 2.3 fantasy hockey points per game and costs just $3,500. He has nine points in eighteen games this season.
DAILY PICKS: Suter is a given at his price. His inexpensive cost allows you to have some flexibility. You can go with someone like Chara, Ristolainen, Weber, Josi, or Edler. Or you can go the hardcore value route and go with Miller. Me? I’m going with Miller because of all the attractive forward options.