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 outright. Remember to check back later in the day for confirmations on starting goalies at the bottom of the page and keep an eye on Rotoworld's daily blurbs for all your fantasy hockey needs.
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All 12 teams in action on Friday night are rested, but Boston, Columbus, Nashville, Carolina, Tampa Bay and St. Louis will be back in action on Saturday. Friday will also mark the debuts of Ryan Johansen (Nashville) and Seth Jones (Columbus) for their new teams after they were traded for each other on Wednesday.
Evander Kane LW (Buffalo) - $6,400
Kane may be guilty of looking ahead to Sunday's game at Winnipeg. It will be his first game against his old team since their messy divorce last season. He has been fielding questions on the matter all week and now it's just around the corner. Kane has also been scoreless in his last five outings and he has a minus-5 rating in his past three. Not to mention, Artemi Panarin is $100 cheaper and Colin Wilson or Ondrej Palat make for good value plays. There are just better options out there than Kane whether he feels distracted or not.
Nick Foligno RW (Columbus) - $6,200
Foligno may be the biggest loser after Ryan Johansen was dealt to Nashville. The duo was great last season and they were working well together prior to the move. Foligno is projected to play with William Karlsson and Josh Anderson, but he still could get some shifts with Brandon Dubinsky. He will have to make the most of those opportunities or else it's unlikely that his point streak will continue.
Teuvo Teravainen RW (Chicago) - $5,700
Teravainen has scored one goal in his last nine contests and it was deposited into an empty net. He has four points over that span, which is a bit surprising considering he is skating on the third line with Andrew Desjardins and Phillip Danault. There are better options available at right wing than Teravainen for higher and lower prices. Jordan Eberle and Kyle Palmieri are less expensive, while James Neal is just $300 more.
Ryan Getzlaf C (Anaheim) - $7,500
Anaheim has been a bit better lately, but Getzlaf is still having problems generating consistent offense. He has one goal and no assists in his past five matches and putting pucks into the net has been his main issue all season. Getzlaf has three goals in 35 games and he is averaging just 2.17 shots per contest. He is the third-highest priced center Friday night and just isn't worth that kind of investment at the moment.
Jordan Staal C (Carolina) - $5,200
Staal earned 8.3 fantasy points on FanDuel in his last outing against Vancouver, but I'm not expecting him to do that again versus Columbus on Friday. He had no goals and one assist in his previous seven appearances and he has 17 points on the year. Staal isn't the bargain player you are looking for Friday, but Leon Draisaitl and Paul Stastny are $100 cheaper and could be options if you are looking to go in that direction.
Sami Vatanen D (Anaheim) - $5,500
Vatanen was an offensive force on the power play last season, but he has contributed just five points, including one goal, on the man advantage this year. He hasn't scored a goal in any situation since Nov. 25 versus Arizona and he has one point in his last five contests. There are some very good high-end options Friday night on defense and some great bargains as well, so you shouldn't have a problem avoiding Vatanen.
Victor Hedman D (Tampa Bay) - $6,100
Hedman is still sitting on two goals in 39 games this season because he hasn't scored one since Nov. 27. Hedman has also gone six straight matches without picking up a point. His Lightning teammate, Anton Stralman, has been supplying the points from the back end lately with one goal and four assists over a four-game point streak.