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FanDuel Fades: Oct. 14

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

There aren't many games to choose from Wednesday with only four on tap. Fortunately, there are plenty of great players to select, but we won't be covering those individuals here. Remember to check out the probable goalie starters at the bottom of the page, which will be updated throughout the day.

 

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Sergei Bobrovsky G (Blue Jackets) - $8,500

 

The Blue Jackets have a 0-3-0 record to start the 2015-16 season and Bobrovsky has allowed four goals against in each contest. Columbus' last game was a 4-2 loss to the Buffalo Sabres, which doesn't inspire much confidence. The team is bound to turn it around at some point, but I don't like their chances against the Senators and Bobrovsky needs to gain some trust back after a shaky start to the year.

 

Brad Marchand LW (Bruins) - $5,300

 

Marchand missed Monday afternoon's game against Tampa Bay due to a concussion. He isn't expected to play Wednesday night, but he did return to the ice for Tuesday's practice. Marchand said he felt good following the session, but he hasn't been cleared for contact yet. He has no points and seven shots in two games so far this campaign.

 

Wayne Simmonds RW (Flyers) - $6,200

 

It's been a quiet start for the Flyers with one win and four goals scored after three games and it won't get any easier against Chicago on Wednesday night. Simmonds has one assist and two shots during that time along with six penalty minutes. He does most of his damage on the power play, but Philadelphia is still working out the kinks when it comes to the man advantage. The team has two goals on 10 opportunities thus far.

 

Ryan Kesler C (Ducks) - $6,300

 

The Ducks have scored one goal in the opening two games of the season. Kesler didn't have a shot on goal in Monday's 2-1 shootout loss to Vancouver. He generated 20 goals and 47 points in 81 games last season during his first campaign in Anaheim. Anaheim's offense will look to break out against Arizona, but the two teams played some tight games last season. I would feel more comfortable spending the extra cash on Ryan Getzlaf rather than go with Kesler at the price he has.

 

Zdeno Chara D (Bruins) - $5,400

 

The Bruins have struggled mightily defensively three games into the season. Chara didn't play in the first two because of an upper-body injury, but he was back in the lineup Monday afternoon. He logged 21:27 of ice time, with 4:10 coming on the penalty kill. Chara saw just 40 seconds on the power play and probably won't get a substantial increase there after the Bruins went 3-for-4 with Torey Krug as the only defenseman on the top unit. The veteran defender will have to carry a sizable load and that will probably hurt his plus-minus rating, especially if his first game (when he posted a minus-2 rating) is a good indicator.

 

Michal Neuvirth G (Flyers) - $8,000

 

Neuvirth posted a 31-save shutout against Florida in his first start with Philadelphia on Monday. He got the nod because Steve Mason had to deal with a personal matter and will start again in Wednesday's game versus Chicago. Neuvirth has a 4.00 goals-against average and an .862 save percentage in two career appearances versus the Blackhawks. If you were thinking about trying to save some money and using Neuvirth after his goose egg then I would advise against it.

 

Goaltenders

 

Ottawa (Craig Anderson) confirmed @ Columbus (Sergei Bobrovsky) confirmed

Chicago (Corey Crawford) confirmed @ Philadelphia (Michal Neuvirth) confirmed

Boston (Jonas Gustavsson) @ Colorado (Semyon Varlamov) confirmed

Arizona (Mike Smith) confirmed @ Anaheim (Anton Khudobin) confirmed

Corey Abbott

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