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.
Editor's Note: This is your chance to try FanDuel risk free! Sign up today and if you lose your first contest, you’ll be refunded the entry fee up to $10. Play now.
Brian Elliott G (St. Louis) - $9,600
Elliott has three straight shutouts but it's Jake Allen's turn in goal tonight. Elliott has been great of late as he has won his last eight starts, but with Allen splitting the net with him, he doesn't get as much playing time as he deserves.
Jonas Hiller G (Calgary) - $6,300
Hiller is slated to face the Chicago Blackhawks and that is not a good matchup for the netminder who comes into the game with a .883 save percentage and has given up at least three goals in each of his last seven losses. You are going out on a limb if you start Hiller tonight.
Alex Pietrangelo D (St. Louis) - $6,200
Pietrangelo always seems to make my list and with only five goals and 24 assists, he does not deserve to be the fourth highest priced defenseman tonight. He has only assist in his last five contests and with Kevin Shattenkirk quarterbacking the top power play, there doesn't seem to be a great opportunity for Pietrangelo in the remainder of the regular season.
Matt Niskanen D (Washington) - $4,000
The return of John Carlson to the Capitals lineup should have knocked down the value of Niskanen but the defenseman had been in a slump previous to his return as he has not had a point in his last six games and only one assist in his last eight contests. Niskanen has only five goals and 29 points (the same as Pietrangelo) and although he in only $4,000, he is still not a good play Saturday against the Blues.
Jakub Voracek RW (Philadelphia) - $7,100
Voracek has been back for only four games since missing over three weeks with a lower body injury. He was placed on the third line with Nick Cousins and was bumped to the second unit on Thursday with Sean Couturier. He had been with Claude Giroux before the injury but coach Dave Hakstol put Wayne Simmonds and Brayden Schenn with Giroux and that has worked out great as the Flyers are 10-2-2 in their last 14, the best in the NHL. It's not the best spot for Voracek who has only two assists since his return.
Jordan Eberle RW (Edmonton) -$6,200
Eberle has four goals in his last six games but had not scored in his previous eight contests with nary an assist. He is playing alongside Connor McDavid and Patrick Maroon but the Oilers, outside of last game against San Jose, have not been scoring a lot. Edmonton takes on the tough Los Angeles Kings Saturday night and it's not a great matchup for Eberle and the Oilers.
Brad Marchand LW (Boston) - $7,100
Marchand has great stats this season with 34 goals and 55 points to go with a plus-18 rating but the tough winger has been slumping of late with only one assist and a minus-five rating in his last seven games. He continues to play on the top line with Patrice Bergeron but the slump is reason enough to take a pass on Saturday.
Alex Killorn LW (Tampa Bay) - $5.600
Killorn has four assists in his last four games but had gone the previous five contests without a point. He plays alongside Steven Stamkos and Nikita Kucherov in five-on-five opportunities so he should be better than 13 goals and 38 points but playing the tough Florida Panthers will make it tougher for Killorn to see the scoresheet.
John Tavares C (New York Islanders) - $8,100
Tavares is having a nice season with 27 goals and 58 points but it's nowhere close to the 86 point effort of last season when he finished second in NHL scoring to Jamie Benn, who actually needed a four point effort on the last night to win. Tavares has only a goal and three points in his last six games while failing to reach four fantasy points in FanDuel in any of the contests.
Jonathan Toews C (Chicago) - $6,900
Toews is a great hockey player and a good fantasy one. He has 25 goals and 50 points this season but he has been slumping of late with only a goal and an assist with a minus-four rating in his last six games. Toews and the Blackhawks are in Calgary Saturday and that's a good matchup for Chicago but his lack of scoring of late has to scare poolies.