Welcome to the FanDuel Fades where we highlight players that we think you should avoid tonight. It's worth emphasizing that this is meant exclusively for daily leagues and the players are being weighed against their FanDuel prices. This is NOT meant to provide any insight into how we view these players in season-long fantasy leagues. After the recommendations you'll find today's list of probable goaltenders, which we update during the afternoon.
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Daniel Sedin LW (Vancouver) - $6,200
When you have Jonathan Huberdeau ($6,900) on a five-game goal scoring streak, Boone Jenner ($6,700) coming off five goals and six points in his last six games, and Ondrej Palat having recorded three goals and 10 points in his last seven contests, it's hard to look favorably upon Sedin. The Canucks forward has had a good season, but he has just two points in his last nine games as Vancouver limps towards the finish line. The fact that the Canucks are up against Los Angeles tonight also makes me pessimistic about Sedin's chances of outperforming tonight's other left wingers.
Kyle Okposo RW (NY Islanders) - $6,100
Okposo is a similar case to Sedin in the sense that he's been largely quiet lately while many of his peers are hot. Okposo has two goals and an assist in his last nine games. By contrast Nikita Kucherov ($6,900) has five goals and eight points in his last six contests, Jaromir Jagr ($6,300) is on a five-game point streak, and David Backes ($6,000) has recorded at least a point in four straight contests.
Alex Killorn LW (Tampa Bay) - $5,300
Killorn has averaged 2.2 FanDuel points per game this season, which pales in comparison to the left wingers that are just mildly more expensive tonight, including Max Domi (2.7 FanDuel points per game, $5,500) and Jaden Schwartz (3, $5,700). Killorn did have a run of five assists over four games from March 17-25, but he has no points in his last four contests and is missing his regular linemate in Steven Stamkos (blood clot).
Ryan Callahan RW (Tampa Bay) - $4,800
Callahan has gone 11 straight games without recording a single point and is minus-three over that span. He's only recorded 28 points in 72 contests this season and half of that was thanks to an unusually productive February.
Frans Nielsen C (NY Islanders) - $5,300
Nielsen has no goals and three assists in his last nine games, which isn't terrible, but nothing to write home about. Given tonight's crop of centers, you're better off spending some money on this category as for $6,200 you could get Paul Stastny while he's on a five-game point streak or Aleksander Barkov ($6,500), who has been very productive overall this season (3.6 FanDuel points per game) and is also on a five-game point streak.
Rick Nash RW (NY Rangers) - $7,100
Nash is the second most expensive right winger tonight, but there are cheaper options that top his average of 3.1 FanDuel points per game, including Nikita Kucherov (3.6, $6,900), Jaromir Jagr (3.2, $6,300), and Tyler Toffoli (3.4, $6,000). In some cases that could be overlooked by other factors, but Nash has been held off the scoresheet in seven of his last 10 games. All-in-all, this has been a disappointing season for him as he's gone from 42 goals in 2014-15 to 15 markers in 56 contests in 2015-16.