Welcome to the FanDuel Fades where we highlight players that we think you should avoid tonight. After the recommendations you'll find today's list of probable goaltenders, which we update during the afternoon.
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Victor Hedman D (Tampa Bay) - $5,800
Hedman is having a strong season with six goals and 37 points in 64 games, but this hasn't been a particularly good stretch for him from an offensively perspective. He has no goals and an assist in his last eight contests, making this one of the slowest sections of the campaign for him thus far. Wait for him to break out of this slump before going back to taking him in daily leagues.
Tyler Toffoli RW (Los Angeles) - $5,500
At face value, Toffoli looks like one of the best value picks among tonight's available right wingers. After all, he's averaging 3.4 FanDuel points per game at $5,500, which matches Corey Perry ($7,700) and surpasses Wayne Simmonds ($7,400), and Gabriel Landeskog ($6,800). The issue is that Toffoli hasn't been nearly as effective recently. He's only recorded at least one point in two of his last 10 games and among the games he failed to record a point during that stretch, he consistently posted less than 2 FanDuel points per game.
Sean Monahan C (Calgary) - $7,400
Monahan has been hot lately, but that streak might be fading as he's been held off the scoresheet in two of his last three games. Normally I'd ignore that, but his price is now $7,400, which seems awfully high for him. He's averaged 2.9 FanDuel points per game while Patrice Bergeron averages 4.1 FanDuel points and costs $8,100 while Evgeny Kuznetsov averages 3.9 and costs $7,000. Those are two examples of players that surpass Monahan in that regard, but they're far from the only ones among tonight's centers. Monahan certainly has outperformed his season average recently, but he's become a high-risk pick at this point.
Ben Bishop G (Tampa Bay) - $9,300
Bishop is the most expensive goaltender available tonight, but he won't play. Andrei Vasilevskiy is expected to get the nod instead against Philadelphia.
Evander Kane LW (Buffalo) - $6,700
There's nothing terribly wrong with Kane from a value perspective when taken in isolation, but compared to the other left wingers available tonight, Kane falls short. At 3.2 FanDuel points per game at $6,700, he falls short enough from the more pricey options to make the discount not worth it. It'd be better to have Daniel Sedin (4 FanDuel points per game, $7,700) or Alexander Ovechkin (5.3, $10,200). But let's say that you need to spend less money on this LW spot as part of your strategy, the other half of Kane's problem is that the players cheaper than him are also pretty hot right now. Ondrej Palat ($6,300) has four goals and five points in his last five games, Jussi Jokinen ($6,100) is on a seven-game point streak. Plus there's Tomas Hertl ($5,200) that has 20 points in his last 26 games. So Kane is essentially in the middle between players that have done better than him in the long term and players that have outperformed him recently.
Valtteri Filppula C (Tampa Bay) - $4,300
Filppula did get an assist on Saturday, but I need to see more out of him before I'd start to consider him a good value option. Prior to that point, Filppula had been held off the scoresheet for 10 straight games. Even then I might be more willing to give him a pass given his price point, but the reality is that he's been underwhelming even beyond his recent cold streak. He's averaged just 1.7 FanDuel points per game, which isn't anything to be happy with, even at $4,300.
Max Domi LW (Arizona) - $5,700
Domi is serving a one-game suspension and consequentially won't play on Monday. Even if he was available though, I would still likely recommend passing on him for the same reasons I cited with Evander Kane. Domi would have been a cheaper option than Kane, but he's also been less successful this season from a FanDuel perspective.