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FanDuel Fades: November 5

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

Nine games are scheduled for Thursday night, so there are plenty of players to choose from. The Winnipeg Jets and Florida Panthers played the night before, while Columbus and Colorado will play the first game of their back-to-back sets.

 

Remember to come back later in the day to check for confirmation on the starting goaltenders and keep an eye on the injured players list.

 

John Tavares C (NYI) - $9,200

 

Tavares is nearly back to 100 percent and should be in the lineup Thursday after missing three games with an illness. He was hit pretty hard by it and didn't start feeling good until earlier this week. Tavares may not be up to game speed if he does play and offense will be hard to come by in what should be a low-scoring game against Montreal.

 

Max Pacioretty LW (MTL) - $8,700

 

Pacioretty hasn't recorded a point in his last five games and he has a minus-4 rating in his past three outings. Montreal's top line has been quiet lately and Thursday's opponent, the Islanders, have been stingy defensively this season.

 

Roberto Luongo G (FLA) - $8,400

 

Luongo started Wednesday's 3-2 shootout loss to Anaheim and made 37 saves in regulation and overtime. He is expected to get Thursday's match against San Jose off and Al Montoya will be between the pipes. Montoya has played well in three appearances this season and is just $7,600.

 

Brandon Pirri LW (FLA) - $5,800

 

Pirri has been ice cold offensively, with no goals and one assist in his last seven contests. He has been bumped to the third line with Dave Bolland and Rocco Grimaldi. Pirri saw just 12:29 of ice time in Wednesday's shootout loss to Anaheim.

 

Anze Kopitar C (Kings) - $6,500

 

Kopitar could be in the lineup Thursday after he suffered a head injury on Tuesday. He was tested for a concussion, but the ailment doesn't appear to be serious. If he plays then I have my doubts that he'll make much of an impact. Kopitar has struggled this year, with four goals and no assists in 12 games, and getting his bell rung is unlikely to help.

 

Jakub Voracek RW (Flyers) - $7,500

 

Voracek has had an awful start to the season, with no goals and four assists in 12 games, and Philadelphia's offense has generated five goals in the last four matches. Voracek has piled up 50 shots already which is great evidence that his goalless drought won't last, but he's a high-priced struggling winger who isn't worth rostering at this time.

 

Jason Pominville RW (Wild) - $6,500

 

Pominville is also searching for his first goal of the season. He has five helpers and 28 shots in 11 games and he has one point in his last eight outings. Pominville will also be looking to try to end his slump against a Nashville team that doesn't give up many goals.  The Predators rank seventh in the league in goals against per game at 2.27.

 

Victor Hedman D (Lightning) - $6,300

 

Hedman has generated 10 assists in 13 games this season, but he has one point in his last six games. The Lightning have averaged 1.17 goals per game during that span. You can find blueliners with the similar potential for points who are much more cap friendly.

 

Goaltenders

 

Tampa Bay (Andrei Vasilevskiy) confirmed @ Buffalo (Linus Ullmark) confirmed

Boston (Tuukka Rask) @ Washington (Braden Holtby) confirmed

New York Islanders (Jaroslav Halak) confirmed @ Montreal (Mike Condon) confirmed

Winnipeg (Michael Hutchinson) @ Ottawa (Craig Anderson) confirmed

Nashville (Pekka Rinne) @ Minnesota (Devan Dubnyk) confirmed

Philadelphia (Michal Neuvirth) confirmed @ Calgary (Karri Ramo) confirmed

Colorado (Semyon Varlamov) confirmed @ Arizona (Mike Smith) confirmed

Columbus (Sergei Bobrovsky) @ Los Angeles (Jonathan Quick)

Florida (Al Montoya) confirmed @ San Jose (Alex Stalock) confirmed

Corey Abbott

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