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Fanduel Fades: January 9

by Michael Finewax
Updated On: October 4, 2018, 4:04 pm ET

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 t he column all season (up to the 7pm start times for most lineups) so check the column and Rotoworld’s daily blurbs for the latest updates.

 

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Jake Allen G (St. Louis) - $9,500

Allen was hurt on Friday night and had to leave the game. It's likely that Brian Elliott would have started against the Kings on Saturday anyway, but this seems to be a good time to rest Allen.

 

Colton Parayko D (St. Louis) - $4,800

Parayko got off to a great start this season but has only one assist in his last 10 games. The return to action of Kevin Shattenkirk hurt him immensely as he lost his spot on the top power play. He has six goals and 16 points this season, most of it early in the year.

 

Alex Pietrangelo D (St. Louis) - $6,000

Pietrangelo has actually picked up the pace of late with a two game assist streak but overall, the season has not been kind to the former fourth overall pick in the 2008 Draft. The soon-to-be 26-year-old has only two goals and 17 points in 44 games with a minus-seven rating. He has had (not including the lockout year) seasons of 46, 51, 51 and 43 point seasons. He is not near that pace this season.

 

Marian Gaborik RW (Los Angeles) - $6,300

Gaborik has only a goal and five points in his last nine games although he has been playing better of late with a goal and three assists in his last four. But overall this season Gaborik has only eight goals and 17 points in 40 games and those type players are a dime-a-dozen. Once an elite scorer, Gaborik is not one anymore.

 

Patric Hornqvist RW (Pittsburgh) - $5,700

Hornqvist looked to be coming out of his season long slump four games ago but he has been held off the scoresheet the last two games and his eight goals and 16 points are very similar to the above Gaborik. Sure he could break out and do some damage but the odds are against it.

 

 Patrick Marleau LW (San Jose) - $6,400

Marleau was moved to the third line in practice on Friday and will play tonight with Matt Nieto and Joel Ward. He likely will still see first power play time and that will help but his five-on-five play may be curtailed by his linemates.

 

Tyler Johnson C (Tampa Bay) - $6,700

Johnson had a superb season in 2014-15 with 29 goals and 72 points along with a plus-33 rating but things have certainly changed this season. Johnson has only four goals and 12 points in 28 games as injuries have taken their toll. He returned to action five games ago and finally earned his first point since returning, an assist. Take a pass on Johnson.

 

Kyle Turris C (Ottawa) - $6,600

Turris has really struggled of late with only three assists in his last nine games while going minus-seven during that time span. Turris has 13 goals and 29 points in 41 games which is a shade below his production last year (which was the best of his career) but he is slumping now.

 

Goaltenders

Pittsburgh (Marc-Andre Fleury) confirmed @ Montreal (Mike Condon) confirmed

Toronto (Jonathan Bernier) confirmed @ San Jose (Martin Jones)

Boston (Tuukka Rask) @ Ottawa (Craig Anderson) confirmed

Carolina (Cam Ward) confirmed @ Columbus (Anton Forsberg)

Minnesota (Devan Dubnyk) @ Dallas (Kari Lehtonen)

Nashville (Pekka Rinne) @ Arizona (Louis Domingue)

Tampa Bay (Andrei Vasilevskiy) @ Vancouver (Jacob Markstrom)

St. Louis (Brian Elliott) @ Los Angeles (Jonathan Quick)

Michael Finewax

Michael Finewax is entering his 16th season as the Senior Hockey Writer and Editor for Rotoworld. You can follow him on Twitter @mfinewaxhockey.