As is the case with every FanDuel Fades, we are going to look at some players who should think twice about placing in your lineup or who you should avoid using entirely. Remember to check back on this page later in the day for confirmations on starting goalies and keep an eye on Rotoworld’s daily blurbs for all your fantasy hockey needs.
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Patrice Bergeron (BOS) - C - $6,400
Bergeron and the Bruins were blanked by the Minnesota Wild on Tuesday night and it won’t get any easier at Madison Square Garden Wednesday versus the Rangers. Henrik Lundqvist has been outstanding against the Bruins in his career. Bergeron scored in his first game back from a lower-body injury, but he hasn’t generated a point in his last two outings.
Ryan Nugent-Hopkins (EDM) - C - $5,500
Nugent-Hopkins registered an assist on Sunday versus Winnipeg to give him two points in six matches this campaign. However, he is still looking for his first goal of the year and he has been credited with only 12 shots. RNH also doesn’t have a power-play point yet, so he won’t help you in daily fantasy at this time.
James Neal (NSH) - W - $6,500
Neal has amassed 23 shots in five games, but he hasn’t been recording many points. He has one assist and no goals for the Predators so far this season. Neal should be able to break through eventually after he scored 31 times in 2015-16, but he has never really lit it up against Anaheim before. He has four goals in 21 career matches versus the Ducks.
Jakob Silfverberg (ANA) - W - $5,300
Silfverberg had an assist in Anaheim’s opener, but he hasn’t recorded a point in his last six games. He has 14 shots in seven games despite seeing plenty of ice time. Silfverberg also hasn’t picked up a power-play point yet. You are better off avoiding him for now.
Torey Krug (BOS) - D - $5,500
Krug is still looking for his first point of the 2016-17 season. He has gone pointless after six games and he has been credited with 17 shots thanks to the six he had in one game versus New Jersey last Thursday. Krug has had his struggles defensively as well and the return of partner Adam McQuaid on Tuesday didn’t help matters.
Cam Talbot (EDM) - G - $8,700
Edmonton has been surprisingly stingy defensively early into the 2016-17 campaign, but that will be put to the test against Washington on Wednesday. The Capitals haven’t been lighting it up offensively yet, but that could change in a hurry with the talent they have on the roster. Talbot has a 1-2-0 record along with a 2.62 GAA and a .912 save percentage versus Washington in his career.