Welcome to FanDuel Fades where we highlight players you might want to avoid tonight. Below you'll also find a list of probable goaltenders, which we update during the afternoon.
Dustin Byfuglien (WPG) – D – $6,500
The Jets are about to play in their third game in four days. That might be particularly hard on Byfuglien, given the kind of minutes he’s been getting. He logged 24:00 minutes last night and 30:22 on Tuesday. If not for the fatigue concerns though, he would be a decent option given his five assists in seven games.
Gabriel Landeskog (COL) – W – $5,900
Landeskog has been flat lately, recording just 1.6 FanDuel points in each of his last three games. There’s some other interesting options in that price range, like Milan Lucic ($5,800), who has been playing with Connor McDavid.
Jonathan Toews (CHI) – C – $6,400
Toews is off to a sluggish start this season with no goals and two assists in seven games. That’s put him well behind the similarly priced centers available tonight. In particular, Mika Zibanejad ($6,000), looks like an intriguing option, especially since he’ll be up against the Carolina Hurricanes, who are off to a rough start.
Daniel Sedin (VAN) – W – $6,000
For basically the last decade, the Edmonton Oilers have been a welcome opponent for forwards. However, that hasn’t been as true so far in 2016-17 as Edmonton has gotten off to a 6-1-0 start and goalie Cam Talbot has allowed just two goals in his last three games. With that in mind, this isn’t an ideal time to gamble on Sedin or the Canucks.
Jarome Iginla (COL) – W – $4,800
Even at that price point, it would be better to pass at Iginla. He has a goal and no assists in five games so far this season and at the age of 39, he’s not a guarantee to be a significant offensive contributor this season.
Corey Crawford (CHI) – G - $8,600
Crawford is off to a bit of a rough start with a 3.02 GAA and .897 save percentage in five starts this season. He should bounce back as the campaign drags on, but Edmonton is not an ideal opponent right now either way. I already touched on the Oilers’ hot start a bit, but even if their record wasn’t impressive, they would still boast an offense that features Connor McDavid, Jordan Eberle, Ryan Nugent-Hopkins, Leon Draisaitl, and Milan Lucic. That’s not great for opposing goaltenders.