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FanDuel Fades: March 21

by Ryan Dadoun
Updated On: October 4, 2018, 4:04 pm ET

Welcome to FanDuel Fades where we highlight players that you might want to avoid tonight.  Below you'll also find a list of the probable goaltenders, which gets updated in the afternoon.

 

Evgeny Kuznetsov (WAS) - C - $6,100

 

This has been a fairly quiet stretch for him with a goal and an assist in his last eight games.  It doesn't help matters that Washington's opponent tonight is the red hot Calgary Flames.

 

Rick Nash (NYR) - W - $6,100

 

It's been a little while since Nash was particularly productive offensively.  He hasn't recorded a point in his last four games and has just three points in his last 12 contests.  This season overall hasn't been great for him either with 18 goals and 33 points in 59 games, making it his second straight far cry from his 42-goal showing in 2014-15.

 

Reto Berra (FLA) - G - $7,500

 

Berra is projected to make his first start of the season on Tuesday.  He's a fairly affordable option for a goaltender, but he's also a risky one after spending most of the campaign in the minors and then only getting 25 minutes of work since he was summoned on March 3.  Plus he'll be playing for a team that's faded out of the playoff race and while the Panthers will be playing against another team in the same boat in Carolina, it does add another layer of uncertainty.

 

Ryan Suter (MIN) - D - $5,000

 

Suter has just one assist in his last seven games and three points in his last 13 contests.  He's had his times this season with 36 points overall, but it's been a little while now since he was hot.

 

Alexander Radulov (MON) - W - $5,600

 

Radulov had a four-point game on Feb. 27, but that's been the exception lately.  If you exclude that showing he'd only have two points in his last 12 contests.

 

Paul Stastny (STL) - C - $5,600

 

Stastny has averaged 9.7 FanDuel points per game this season, which puts him behind the curve compared to most other centers going for roughly the same price.  If he were hot that might not matter, but he hasn't been anything special lately with three points in his last five games and five points in his last 13.

 

Cory Schneider (NJD) - G - $7,800

 

New Jersey was never especially good this season, but the Devils have fallen hard lately, posting a 1-10-2 record dating back to Feb. 19.  Schneider hasn't come out of the Devils' descent looking unscathed as he's allowed at least three goals in each of his last five games and seven of his last eight.

 

Wayne Simmonds (PHI) - W - $6,600

 

With the Flyers' playoff hopes all-but completely gone, Simmonds seems to have faded lately.  He has two goals and three points in his last nine games, which is in stark contrast to the run of six goals in eight games that preceded his recent slump.

 

Kyle Turris (OTT) - C - $5,700

 

Turris is having a very good season, particularly at that price point, but he hasn't been as effective lately.  He's been limited to a goal and an assist in his last seven games, though he is worth keeping an eye on as he could be thawing out again.

 

Daniel Sedin (VAN) - W - $5,500

 

Sedin has saw his offensive production decline dramatically in 2016-17 and so far he hasn't been picking it up as the season draws to a close.  Only his last nine games he's been held off the scoresheet eight times, giving him no goals and two assists in that span.

 

Probable Goaltenders

Senators (Craig Anderson) Confirmed @ Bruins (Tuukka Rask) Confirmed

Penguins (Matt Murray) Confirmed @ Sabres (Robin Lehner) Confirmed

Flames (Brian Elliott) Confirmed @ Capitals (Braden Holtby) Confirmed

Rangers (Antti Raanta) Confirmed @ Devils (Cory Schneider) Confirmed 

Coyotes (Louis Domingue) Confirmed @ Lightning (Andrei Vasilevskiy) Confirmed

Hurricanes (Cam Ward) Confirmed @ Panthers (Reto Berra) Confirmed

Red Wings (Jimmy Howard) Confirmed @ Canadiens (Al Montoya) Confirmed

Sharks (Martin Jones) Confirmed @ Wild (Devan Dubnyk) Confirmed

Flyers (Steve Mason) Confirmed @ Jets (Michael Hutchinson) Confirmed

Canucks (Ryan Miller) Confirmed @ Blackhawks (Corey Crawford) Confirmed

Blues (Jake Allen) Confirmed @ Avalanche (Calvin Pickard) Confirmed

Ryan Dadoun

Ryan Dadoun is an Associate Editor for Hockey on NBC Sports Edge. Feel free to follow him on Twitter or check out his blog.