I’m going to give you some fades as these players either should not be in your lineup or tread carefully if you want them on your FanDuel squad. We will also be updating the goaltending matchups at the bottom of the column all season (up to the 7 pm start times for most lineups) so check the column and Rotoworld’s daily blurbs for the latest updates.
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Andrei Vasilevskiy G (Tampa Bay) - $7,800
Vasilevskiy takes over as the starting netminder in Tampa Bay but his play of late has been mediocre as he started the season 6-1-1, giving up only 12 goals in eight games but his game has gone into the dumper since Thanksgiving as he is 6-12-4 and has given up 71 goals in 24 games. That is quite the change but the Lightning do have faith in the 22-year-old netminder who was taken in the first round in 2012.
Shea Weber D (Montreal) - $5,600
Weber got off to a great start in Montreal but he has only two goals and three points in his last 12 games, coinciding with a big slump by the Canadiens. On the season, the defenseman has 14 goals and 34 points but he started the season with eight goals and 18 points in his first 22 games. Weber is a great defenseman but you can avoid him during this slump.
Alec Martinez D (Los Angeles) - $4,500
Martinez was heading for all sorts of career highs as of January 18 as he had six goals and 25 points in 43 games. But he has had a goal and three assists in 18 games since then and while he should easily set a career record in points as his previous high is only 31, he has certainly slowed down. He is also a minus-11 in his last nine games. Take a pass.
Zach Parise W (Minnesota) - $6,700
It has not been a good season for Parise. He has only 14 goals and 28 points in 50 games thus far and while he has five goals in 10 February games, he has yet to pick up an assist. The Wild are well balanced up front and perhaps that is hurting the winger. He leads the Wild with 155 shots on goal and yet he is tied for sixth in goals on the squad and is ninth in total points. That is a far cry from his wonderful years in the past and he is also a team-worse minus-five this season on a Wild team that has the top plus/minuses in the NHL.
Brendan Gallagher W (Montreal) - $5,000
Gallagher has only one goal and no assists since December 10 although to be fair he missed over five weeks with a fractured right hand. But that lack of production is still 16 games and he has zeros across the board in the five games since his return. Gallagher has only six goals and 18 points in 44 games. He is seeing second line action with Alex Galchenyuk and Artturi Lehkonen but Montreal has had real trouble scoring and that he is still a top-six forward is more based on the poor effort by the Habs than by anything Gallagher has done thus far.
Adam Henrique C (New Jersey) - $5,100
The Devils do not have a lot of scoring up front and that’s why the off-season trade for Taylor Hall was a necessity. Henrique is an okay offensive player but still has only 16 goals and 33 points in 61 games this season. He has a goal and an assist in his last seven games, but more was expected this season with the addition of Hall and Henrique coming off a 30 goal season.