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Daniel Sedin LW (Vancouver) - $6,100
Vancouver's offense has been ice cold since mid-March and the Sharks just defeated them 4-1 on Tuesday night. Sedin hasn't been productive during that stretch with one goal and one assist in the last nine games. He also has a minus-6 rating over that span.
Patric Hornqvist RW (Pittsburgh) - $6,800
Hornqvist has not scored a goal in the past eight games and he has one marker over the last 13. During that eight-game span, he has contributed only two assists and he hasn't reached the scoresheet in most recent four appearances. Hornqvist is still playing on the top line of the Penguins, but his lack of production doesn't justify the price. I would look elsewhere.
Rick Nash RW (NY Rangers) - $7,200
Nash scored in back-to-back games last week to end his slump since returning from a left leg bone bruise, but then he was held pointless in two games over the weekend. It still appears to be working progress with Nash, as he gets back up to game speed. He hasn't been racking up shots like he normally does either and there are plenty of cheaper options available at right wing on Thursday.
Jason Pominville RW (Minnesota) - $6,000
Pominville has had success alongside Erik Haula and Nino Niederreiter, but he doesn't come cheap on Thursday. He is the same price as Jaromir Jagr and $300 more than Mats Zuccarello. Pominville has two assists and four shots in three games since returning from a lower-body injury. Those are OK numbers, but there are much better options.
Jeff Skinner LW (Carolina) - $6,500
Skinner has picked up one assist and a minus-3 rating in three games versus the Rangers this season. His three-game point streak came to an end this past Tuesday and he has scored just one goal in the last 10 matches. He's unlikely to help you very much.
Jeff Carter C (Los Angeles) - $7,000
Carter posted a three-point night against Edmonton on Saturday to end an eight-game goal drought. He has had a productive month thanks to some multi-point efforts, but that kind of outing may not be in the cards on Thursday. He hasn't had much success against Calgary in his career, with nine points in 23 meetings with the Flames, and didn't earn a point in the Kings' last contest versus them. Center is a deep position in terms of options, so Carter can be avoided in favor of a cheaper selection.
Alex Galchenyuk C (Montreal) - $5,600
Galchenyuk has cooled off a bit from his red hot stretch earlier this month. He has one goal in his last seven matches and some minus ratings have given him negative point totals on FanDuel in three of his last six. Galchenyuk has also recorded just two goals and two assists in 13 career games against the Lightning.
Boone Jenner C (Columbus) - $6,500
Jenner has been on a roll lately, but then he was limited to 9:25 against Washington on Monday. He took a puck to the mouth in the contest, but was able to return. Whether he has a cage obstructing his vision or not, it could be difficult for him to produce against New York on Thursday night. Jenner has contributed just one assist in four previous games versus the Islanders this season.
Ben Bishop G (Tampa Bay) - $10,200
Bishop has been great this season and he has been outstanding against Montreal over his career, but the Canadiens have gotten to him this year. He allowed four goals on 27 shots back on Feb. 9 in his last appearance and he has gone winless in two meetings against them this season. Bishop also has a 3.46 goals-against average and an .885 save percentage. Those aren't the numbers you want from a goalie who will cost you over $10,000 in cap space. In some cases the price alone would be enough to fade him.
Shea Weber D (Nashville) - $5,500
It's not a bad price for Weber, but he's coming off a couple of rough games and Pittsburgh could make it another one. Weber has one goal, four assists and a minus-6 rating against the Penguins in his career. Even if he earns an assist in the game, his FanDuel total will take a hit if he gets another minus rating and that's something that I see happening.