Last season, I separated the goalies into two distinct categories: Elite and Best of the Rest. This season, however, I'll be adding a new tier that includes just one player, Andrei Vasilevskiy, as he seems to be in a league of his own right now.
Once again, I've considered past performance, longevity, health and supporting cast while separating this year's goaltenders into three distinct tiers: In a League of His Own, The Elite and Best of the Rest.
In a League of His Own
Andrei Vasilevskiy - Tampa Bay
It's been awhile since there's been a consensus No. 1 fantasy netminder, perhaps not since Martin Brodeur hung up his skates, though even he had to compete with the likes of Patrick Roy and Dominik Hasek. Andrei Vasilevskiy only played 53 games last season, a sharp decline from the 65 he logged the year before, but he still managed to rack up a league-leading 39 wins on his way to claiming the Vezina Trophy. A postseason sweep at the hands of the Blue Jackets should only serve as motivation for the 24-year-old. While his workload will continue to be held in check, it would hardly be surprising to see the Russian netminder threaten the 40-win mark while walking away with the Vezina Trophy for a second straight campaign in 2019-20. It should also be noted that Vasilevskiy will backed by an offense that should continue to thrive after putting up 3.89 goals per game last year