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FanDuel Fades: April 15

by Corey Abbott
Updated On: October 4, 2018, 4:04 pm ET

It's night three of the 2016 Stanley Cup Playoffs.


As is the case with every FanDuel Fades, we are going to look at some players who you should think twice about placing in your lineup or who you should avoid using entirely. Remember to check back on this page later in the day for confirmations on starting goalies and keep an eye on Rotoworld's daily blurbs for all your fantasy hockey needs.


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Filip Forsberg LW (Nashville) - $8,400


Forsberg has helped plenty of people in daily fantasy this season, while averaging 3.5 fantasy points per game. However, he didn't have a point in three meetings against the Ducks this year and 40 of his 64 points, including 22 of his goals, were scored at home. I do see him becoming a factor before the end of the series, but I don't envision that happening in Game 1, especially with Anaheim dictating the line match-ups.


Ondrej Palat LW (Tampa Bay) - $6,200


Palat's spot on the Lightning "Triplets" line was taken by Alex Killorn in Game 1. Killorn had the game-winning goal and an assist on Wednesday against Detroit, so Palat is likely staying with Valtteri Filppula and Jonathan Drouin on Friday night. Killorn will cost you just $5,600 and there are some other cheaper options with better potential for points than Palat.


David Backes RW (St. Louis) - $6,300


Backes got a lucky bounce in Game 1 when his centering pass went off Trevor van Riemsdyk's skate and into the net. It was his only 'shot' on goal in the match. Backes' overtime winner was also just his sixth goal in 30 playoff outings. This series looks like it could be tight, if the opener was any indication and I think you can do better than investing in Backes.


Frederik Andersen G (Anaheim) - $9,100


Keep an eye on Anaheim's goaltending situation today. It's unclear at this time who will get the nod between Andersen and John Gibson, who will cost $8,700. Nashville didn't have a problem filling the net with goals against Chicago in the playoffs last year and Andersen hasn't been great versus the Predators in his career. He has a 2.87 goals-against average and a .913 save percentage despite a 4-1-0 record.


Henrik Zetterberg C (Detroit) - $4,800


Zetterberg was slashed on the hand late on Wednesday night in Game 1 against Tampa Bay. He is expected to be fine to play Friday, but he hasn't scored a goal since Mar. 17. That amounts to 12 straight games, including the playoffs. During that span he has piled up minus ratings and he has contributed six assists.




Detroit (Jimmy Howard) confirmed @ Tampa Bay (Ben Bishop)

NY Islanders (Thomas Greiss) confirmed @ Florida (Roberto Luongo) confirmed

Chicago (Corey Crawford) @ St. Louis (Brian Elliott)

Nashville (Pekka Rinne) @ Anaheim (John Gibson) confirmed

Corey Abbott

Corey Abbott is an Editor for Hockey on Rotoworld. Feel free to follow him on Twitter @CoreAbbott.