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FanDuel Fades: February 14

by Ryan Dadoun
Updated On: October 4, 2018, 4:04 pm ET

Welcome to FanDuel Fades, where we highlight players you might want to avoid tonight.  Below you'll also find a list of probable goaltenders that gets updated in the afternoon.

 

Daniel Sedin (VAN) - W - $5,900

 

Sedin is averaging just 9.8 FanDuel points per game, which isn't good at his price point.  He hasn't been particularly bad lately in terms of overall production, but he's still scored just one goal in his last 12 games, which limits his value.

 

Mark Scheifele (WPG) - C - $7,500

 

Scheifele has gone four straight games without a point, bringing an end to a very strong stretch for him.  That's part of the reason why I recommend passing on him tonight, but the other is his competition.  Sidney Crosby is available and is having a far more productive season from a FanDuel perspective at a more than fair price for his services ($8,800).  After him, Tyler Seguin and Connor McDavid are attractive at $8,600 each given that they'll be facing teams that struggle defensively.  So in the end if you are willing to spend for an expensive center, there are more appealing options out there tonight.

 

Bobby Ryan (OTT) - W- $5,000

 

With an average of 8 FanDuel points per game, Ryan hasn't been worthwhile on most nights even at his present price.  There have been stretches where he's been hot and during those periods he's worthy of consideration, but he's gone five straight games without recording a point so this obviously isn't one of those hot streaks.

 

John Klingberg (DAL) - D - $5,500

 

Klingberg had a bit of a hot streak recently, but he's gone four straight games without a point.  Over his last 13 contests, he's been limited to a goal and five points.

 

Ryan Miller (VAN) - G - $8,400

 

Miller is regarded as the Canucks' probable goaltender, but as of the time of writing that hasn't been confirmed.  Assuming he does play though, he'll have his hands full with the Penguins' high-powered offense.  It doesn't help matters that Miller has allowed four or more goals in three of his last four starts, though admittedly the one exception was his 33-save shutout over Columbus on Feb. 9.

 

Matt Duchene (COL) - C - $5,900

 

Duchene has been held off the scoresheet in seven of his last nine games.  He's been somewhat cold for a while now too with three goals and 10 points in his last 22 games.

 

Jordan Eberle (EDM) - W - $5,600

 

Eberle has gone seven straight games without recording a point.  It's unfortunate because he did have a four-point game on Jan. 21 and recorded six points over four games from Jan. 16-21.  That had a potential to be a turning point in an otherwise disappointing season for Eberle, but in the end it wasn't.

 

Probable Goaltenders

Avalanche (Jeremy Smith) Confirmed @ Devils (Cory Schneider) Confirmed

Canucks (Ryan Miller) Confirmed @ Penguins (Matt Murray) Confirmed

Sabres (Robin Lehner) Confirmed @ Senators (Craig Anderson) Confirmed

Islanders (Thomas Greiss) Confirmed @ Maple Leafs (Frederik Andersen) Confirmed

Ducks (John Gibson) Confirmed @ Wild (Devan Dubnyk) Confirmed

Stars (Antti Niemi) Confirmed @ Jets (Connor Hellebuyck) Confirmed

Coyotes (Louis Domingue) Confirmed @ Oilers (Cam Talbot) Confirmed

Ryan Dadoun

Ryan Dadoun is an Associate Editor for Hockey on NBC Sports Edge. Feel free to follow him on Twitter or check out his blog.