Boston Cannons attackman Asher Nolting

PLL Fantasy: Ranking top three players at each position

By Paul Lamonaca | May 28, 2024

Training camp is underway, and the 2024 PLL season is less than one week out. Let's dive into who could be the top players at each position in weekly fantasy this year. 


1. Asher Nolting, Boston Cannons

In 2023, Nolting finished second in the PLL in total fantasy points with 505 (42.1 per week). He was able to make a huge jump in his game from his rookie year to his second year by shooting 11.4% more off his initial dodge while being guarded by teams’ top defenders. What's more exceptional is that Nolting's shot percentage off the dodge was higher than the league's shot percentage off an assist opportunity. Nolting should be able to pick up right where he left off after displaying his dominance in the 2024 Championship Series.

2. Mac O’Keefe,  Utah Archers

O’Keefe has made a name for himself as one of the best off-ball shooters in the PLL. He finished with 475 fantasy points in 2023, the highest out of any left-handed scorer in the league. Grant Ament, Utah’s distributor at attack, gave more assist opportunities to O’Keefe than any other Archers player in 2023, and O’Keefe was able to finish 33.3% of those. If Ament stays healthy, O’Keefe should continue to rack up points with his electrifying step-down shot.

3. Jeff Teat,  New York Atlas

Teat is a Swiss Army knife when it comes to his versatility as an attackman. He can create offense through dodging, finishing and feeding. Teat ranked 11th in fantasy scoring last season, but he has tremendous upside now that he’ll be paired with rookie attackman Connor Shellenberger. The No. 2 overall draft pick will most likely be the quarterback for the Atlas’ offense, making Teat a great complement to Shellenberger’s distributing ability. Teat will be playing a doubleheader in Week 1 for the Atlas, meaning his point production may fluctuate between games. His first game (vs. Boston on Saturday) will be a safer bet for fantasy players since he might be fatigued for the second. 


1. Tom Schreiber,  Utah Archers

There’s not much that needs to be said about how outstanding of a midfielder Schreiber is. Aside from him being a four-time Gait Brothers Midfielder of the Year and a 2023 PLL champion, Schreiber finished with 407 fantasy points in 2023, the most of any midfielder. No other player at his position had more than 370.

2. Zach Currier, Philadelphia Waterdogs

He can play offense, he can play defense and he can even face off. Currier is the do-it-all midfielder. He finished second among midfielders in fantasy points last season with 369.2. While his scoring numbers are below average for highly rated fantasy midfielders, Currier earns his points in the middle of the field through ground balls. If the Waterdogs don’t roster a faceoff athlete, expect Currier to take the bulk of draws, which could bring his fantasy stock even higher.

3. Tucker Dordevic, Maryland Whipsnakes

With one year under his belt, the 2023 PLL Rookie of the Year is poised to be one of the top midfielders in fantasy lacrosse in 2024. As a rookie, Dordevic finished fourth in total fantasy points for all midfielders. While Dordevic may become the top priority for opposing defenses, do not sleep on his ability to distribute the ball to his teammates, which could allow him to up his assist total in Year 2. 


1. Will Bowen, Carolina Chaos

As a rookie last season, Bowen led all defensemen in fantasy points with 214. With Year 2 on deck for Bowen, he has the opportunity to become a top candidate for the Dave Pietramala Defender of the Year Award in 2024.

2. Garrett Epple, Boston Cannons

The 2023 first-team All-Pro and Defender of the Year finished last season ranked second among defensemen in fantasy points with 193. Over the offseason, Epple signed with the Cannons, becoming a huge addition to a solidified defense that has championship aspirations in 2024.

3. Michael Rexrode, New York Atlas 

Rexrode had the ninth-highest total of fantasy points by a defenseman with 129 last season. The Atlas ranked dead last in defensive efficiency, which mainly stemmed from goaltending issues. While defenders earn their fantasy points individually, the Atlas brought in first-round rookie goaltender Liam Entenmann, who can provide stability to New York’s struggling defense. More saves by Entenmann could lead to more ground balls for Rexrode and, in turn, more fantasy points. 


1. Blaze Riorden, Carolina Chaos

The four-time Oren Lyons Goalie of the Year had the highest weekly fantasy output of any goaltender in 2023, averaging 36.4 points per game. Riorden has led the PLL in saves in every season since the league’s inception in 2019. He’ll continue to be a force in the cage for Carolina and pile up saves week by week.

2. Brett Dobson, Utah Archers 

The second-team All-Pro averaged 33.8 fantasy points per game in 2023. Dobson was the backbone of an Archers team that won its first PLL championship. Dobson has made his mark as one of the best netminders in the league, and it is only his third year in the pros.

3. Colin Kirst, Boston Cannons

Since taking over the starting job last season, Kirst has become a complete game-changer for the Cannons. In just his second year in the PLL, Kirst finished fourth among goalies with 25.4 fantasy points each week. With new additions to the Cannons’ defense in Epple and Bryce Young, Kirst is poised for a very promising 2024. 


1. Trevor Baptiste, New York Atlas

How dominant is Baptiste? Dominant enough that he finished with 50 more fantasy points in 2023 than the next-closest faceoff specialist. Baptiste led the league in faceoff percentage four out of the last five seasons, and it shows in his fantasy point production, with him averaging 33.7 points per game in 2023.

2. Mike Sisselberger, Utah Archers

In his rookie season, Sisselberger was a catalyst for the Archers by having the second-highest faceoff percentage in the league. Sisselberger fits the Archers’ offensive scheme perfectly with his ability to push the ball in transition and play a run-and-gun style of lacrosse.

3. TD Ierlan, California Redwoods

Ierlan averaged 19.7 fantasy points per game in 2023, and that number could rise after California traded for long-stick midfielder Jared Conners, who will be a tremendous help on the wings. Ierlan has been consistent through his three seasons as a pro and will continue to provide overall stability for the Redwoods.