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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Max Pacioretty LW (Montreal) - $6,700
Montreal has been a bit better offensively this month, but the team continues to struggle and Pacioretty still isn't firing on all cylinders. He has produced one goal and two assists in the last six games. Pacioretty also has a minus-6 rating over that span and a minus-15 rating over 12 appearances. He is slated to play with Lars Eller and Sven Andrighetto, who have 24 points combined this year, against Colorado. An assist or a goal with a minus-rating seems like a likely possibility and that won't be worth the investment.
Johnny Gaudreau LW (Calgary) - $9,000
Gaudreau is coming off a three-point performance against Anaheim on Monday and he is the second-most expensive forward behind just Patrick Kane ($9,100). He didn't have a point in three games versus the Minnesota Wild last season. He's likely to have plenty of takers Wednesday and the contrarian play could work in your favor here.
Jason Pominville RW (Minnesota) - $4,800
Pominville played with Erik Haula and Nino Niederreiter on the third line in interim coach John Torchetti's debut on Monday. He has recorded one goal and one assist in the last 23 matches. Pominville has also gone six straight contests without picking up a point. Charlie Coyle is $100 cheaper and he is skating on the top combination with Mikko Koivu and Zach Parise.
Ryan McDonagh D (New York Rangers) - $5,900
McDonagh expects to return from a concussion on Wednesday night after missing the last four games. There are only three defensemen more expensive than McDonagh on Wednesday night and it usually takes some time to get back into a rhythm after coming back from an injury like this.
J.T. Miller LW (New York Rangers) - $5,900
Miller has cooled down lately with no points in the last three games and one goal in his past five outings. Derek Stepan's line, with Chris Kreider and Mats Zuccarello, has been playing great and they aren't very costly either if you don't mind going against the visiting Blackhawks.