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FanDuel Fades: April 22

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

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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Jussi Jokinen LW (Florida) - $6,600

 

I considered putting Jonathan Huberdeau in this spot instead after he was banged up in Game 4, but he appears to be fine and it's probably only a matter of time before he breaks out. I'm less optimistic about Jokinen. He had a goal and two helpers in Game 1, but he hasn't picked up a point in the last three contests. Jokinen has been credited with four shots during his scoring skid and he didn't have any in Game 4.

 

Milan Lucic LW (Los Angeles) - $5,900

 

The Kings need better efforts from their top players, especially Jeff Carter and Tyler Toffoli. However, I'm going to suggest avoiding Lucic because he doesn't have as much upside. He hasn't done much since contributing two assists in Game 1 and has just six shots on goal in four games despite skating alongside Anze Kopitar.

 

Jakub Voracek RW (Philadelphia) - $6,200

 

Voracek was dropped to the second line in Game 4 and he'll probably skate with Sam Gagner and Michael Raffl again on Friday night after the Flyers won their first game of the series. He has one goal in four games versus Washington and has failed to hit one point on FanDuel in three of those outings.

 

Patrick Sharp RW (Dallas) - $6,100

 

Sharp had two goals on seven shots in Game 3, but he has been a disappointing play in his other three contests. He has failed to record a shot on goal twice and he hasn't earned a point during those matches. With Minnesota facing elimination Friday night, they will do all they can to slow down the Stars' top line, which means Sharp may not have much room to try to get back on track.

 

Marc-Edouard Vlasic D (San Jose) - $5,000

 

Vlasic earned his first point of the series in Game 4 when he accounted for an assist. Unfortunately, he also picked up a minus-1 rating so he didn't hit two points on FanDuel for a third straight game. Vlasic has surpassed three fantasy points in just one of his last 10 games, dating back to the regular season.

 

Mikko Koivu C (Minnesota) - $5,000

 

Koivu has one goal in four games against the Dallas Stars in Round 1 of the postseason. It's no surprise that he has missed Zach Parise, who remains sidelined with a back injure, dearly. Koivu has been playing with Mikael Granlund and David Jones, which doesn't inspire much confidence. The veteran center has also produced only eight shots in the series.

 

Goaltenders

 

Philadelphia (Michal Neuvirth) @ Washington (Braden Holtby) confirmed

New York Islanders (Thomas Greiss) confirmed @ Florida (Roberto Luongo) confirmed

Minnesota (Devan Dubnyk) @ Dallas (Antti Niemi)

San Jose (Martin Jones) @ Los Angeles (Jonathan Quick)

Corey Abbott

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