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 the column all season (up to the 6 pm start times for most lineups) so check the column and Rotoworld’s daily blurbs for the latest updates.
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Louis Domingue G (Arizona) - $7,000
The start of the NHL season has not been kind to Domingue who has given up 10 goals on only 61 shots and has averaged .3 FanDuel points thus far. The Coyotes play the Rangers in New York and while the Rangers are coming off a game Saturday, the Coyotes could be in trouble as they play their fourth road game in six days.
Alexander Edler D (Vancouver) - $4,500
Edler had a big game on Saturday with a power play goal and 23.7 FanDuel points but the Canucks are playing their fifth game in eight days and will be going against a rested Anaheim team that hasn’t played since Thursday. Edler is averaging around 25 minutes per game and that could take its toll on the 30-year-old blueliner.
Travis Hamonic D (Islanders) - $3,900
Hamonic is a solid defenseman but his offensive skills are not nearly as good as his outstanding defensive game. As mentioned earlier, there aren’t a lot of choices as there are only three games today, so take players with a better track record. He has a couple of assists this season but is also a minus-eight.
Andrew Ladd W (Islanders) - $5,500
Ladd is off to a horrible start in his first season in New York for the Islanders and it hasn’t helped that he and John Tavares are off to slow starts. Ladd is going to break loose sooner rather than later but he has yet to pick up a point in five games. He does have 12 shots on goal and this could be the night he gets on the scoresheet but you have to go with past performance and Ladd has been weak this season.
Loui Eriksson W (Vancouver) - $5,200
Eriksson has struggled with only two assists in five games as well as five shots on net. He was taken off the top line Saturday as he did not play with the Sedin twins, instead lining up with youngsters Jake Virtanen and Bo Horvat. As mentioned earlier, the Canucks are playing their fifth game in eight nights so it’s not a great spot for Eriksson.
Mikko Koivu C (Minnesota) - $5,400
Koivu had an excellent season last year but has started off a bit slow with only a goal and an assist in five games. He had no fantasy points in Saturday’s game but did have a couple of nice performances against LA (21.6 points) and Winnipeg (18.1 FanDuel points) in the last eight days. Still, the Wild are on the road and a tired team against the rested Islanders. As well, the ice conditions at Barcley’s Center have been poor and that could affect Koivu.