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FanDuel Fades: March 18

by Corey Abbott
Updated On: October 4, 2018, 4:04 pm ET

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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Artemi Panarin LW (Chicago) - $6,600

 

The talented rookie skated with Marian Hossa on Wednesday night instead of Patrick Kane, who moved up to play with Jonathan Toews. Panarin and Kane have developed great chemistry while spending most of the season on the same line, so not having them together could take some adjusting. Panarin hasn't recorded a point in three straight games and there are some great bargains on left wing Friday night.

 

James Neal RW (Nashville) - $6,400

 

Neal tallied a hat trick against Edmonton and he had a one goal and a helper versus the Islanders on Thursday, so he is sure to have some takers on Friday. However, he will be playing a much tougher opponent at Washington. Neal posted four shots and didn't have a point versus the Capitals back on Feb. 9 in a 5-3 loss.  He also has one goal and three helpers in 10 games on zero days rest this season. 

 

Mark Scheifele C (Winnipeg) - $7,300

 

Scheifele has been red hot lately, but his price and opponent don't make him an ideal selection. His eight-game point streak came to an end on Wednesday at Calgary and he didn't look like the same player who has been racking up points this month. He also has two goals and one assist in 13 career contests versus Chicago. It appears to be a good time to take a break from him and there are plenty of great options at center on Friday night.

 

Daniel Sedin LW (Vancouver) - $7,100

 

Sedin hasn't been struggling to produce offense, with four goals and two assists in the last nine games, but he hasn't been doing enough on the scoresheet to justify his price tag. He has surpassed five points on FanDuel once during that nine-game span and he has picked up two points or less on four occasions. Sedin has been credited with just four shots in the last five games and he hasn't picked up a plus-rating in his past 10 appearances. He isn't worth the investment right now.

 

Shea Weber D (Nashville) - $5,700

 

The Predators will be playing the second game of a back-to-back situation against a rested Washington team. Weber has surpassed three fantasy points on FanDuel once in his last four outings and he could be in store for a minus-rating on Friday night.

 

Semyon Varlamov G (Colorado) - $9,600

 

Varlamov was up to the task against Vancouver on Wednesday, but Calgary is a tough team to deal with on the road. He has also struggled against the Flames in his career with a 5-6-1 record, a 3.00 goals-against average and an .887 save percentage. He is the most expensive goaltender on Friday night and there are better options available.

 

Goaltenders

 

Ottawa (Craig Anderson) confirmed @ Buffalo (Chad Johnson) confirmed

Nashville (Pekka Rinne) @ Washington (Braden Holtby) confirmed

Chicago (Scott Darling) confirmed @ Winnipeg (Ondrej Pavelec) confirmed

Colorado (Semyon Varlamov) confirmed @ Calgary (Joni Ortio) confirmed

Vancouver (Jacob Markstrom) confirmed @ Edmonton (Cam Talbot)

Boston (Tuukka Rask) @ Anaheim (Frederik Andersen) confirmed

Corey Abbott

Corey Abbott is an Editor for Hockey on Rotoworld. Feel free to follow him on Twitter @CoreAbbott.