Here are ASL's top-40 Defender rankings to help you with your start/sit decisions.

Other position ranks are: Top-25 Goalies || Top-40 Ws || Top-25 Cs

These rankings were updated as of 10:56 AM ET.

Rank Player Match
1 Kris Letang Pit vs Fla
2 Seth Jones CBJ @ TB
3 Victor Hedman TB vs CBJ
4 John Klingberg Dal @ StL
5 John Carlson Wsh vs Phi
6 Jeff Petry Mtl @ Det
7 Brad Hunt Vgs vs NYR
8 Tyson Barrie Col @ Wpg
9 Keith Yandle Fla @ Pit
10 Torey Krug Bos vs Min
11 Zach Werenski CBJ @ TB
12 Jared Spurgeon Min @ Bos
13 Dougie Hamilton Car @ NYI
14 Josh Morrissey Wpg vs Col
15 Shea Weber (Out) Mtl @ Det
16 Nate Schmidt Vgs vs NYR
17 Aaron Ekblad Fla @ Pit
18 Ryan Pulock NYI vs Car
19 Shea Theodore Vgs vs NYR
20 Rasmus Ristolainen Buf vs NJ

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Rank Player Match
21 Justin Faulk Car @ NYI
22 Alex Pietrangelo StL vs Dal
23 Darnell Nurse Edm @ sj
24 Michal Kempny Wsh vs Phi
25 Neal Pionk NYR @ Vgs
26 Shayne Gostisbehere Phi @ Wsh
27 Jaccob Slavin Car @ NYI
28 Colton Parayko StL vs Dal
29 Nick Leddy NYI vs Car
30 Jacob Trouba Wpg vs Col
31 Miro Heiskanen Dal @ StL
32 Sami Vatanen NJ @ Buf
33 Michael Matheson Fla @ Pit
34 Erik Johnson Col @ Wpg
35 Ryan Suter Min @ Bos
36 Johnny Boychuk NYI vs Car
37 Esa Lindell Dal @ StL
38 Ryan McDonagh TB vs CBJ
39 Matt Niskanen Wsh vs Phi
40 Ivan Provorov Phi @ Wsh

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