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FanDuel Fades: October 29

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

After a light schedule on Wednesday there are eight games set for Thursday night. Pittsburgh is the only club that played last night, while Carolina, Philadelphia, Buffalo, Colorado, Chicago, Vancouver and Montreal will play the first game of their back-to-back sets.

 

Check back at the bottom of the page for updates on goalie starters and keep it locked to Rotoworld's player news page for news throughout the day. Take a look at our injury page as well.

 

Carey Price G (MTL) - $10,600

 

Price is incredibly pricey for Thursday's game at Edmonton. He just had his worst start of the season this past Tuesday when he surrendered five goals on 28 shots in a 5-1 loss. Montreal may go right back with him to try to erase that outing from his memory, but there's also speculation that Mike Condon could start for the third time this season against the Oilers. The Canadiens play in Calgary on Friday, so both goaltenders will probably see action.

 

Marc-Andre Fleury G (PIT) - $9,600

 

Fleury turned aside 33 of 34 shots in a 3-1 win over Washington on Wednesday. That makes it probable that Jeff Zatkoff will see his first start of the season against Buffalo. Just like the Montreal situation, you should take a wait-and-see approach before devoting that much cap room to a goaltender who may not play. There's also some additional risk here because Fleury did play the night before.

 

Jaroslav Halak G (NYI) - $9,100

 

Halak is feeling under the weather, so he won't be in the lineup against Carolina on Thursday night. Thomas Greiss will get the nod and Jean-Francois Berube will back him up.

 

Eric Staal LW (CAR) - $7,500

 

Staal recorded his first point in five games in Tuesday's game against Detroit when he scored his third goal of the season. I don't think this is the start of a scoring spree and the Hurricanes will be facing a tough opponent in the Islanders on Thursday even without the services of Halak.

 

Matt Duchene C (COL) - $6,900

 

It's been a cold start to the year for Duchene. He has one goal and one assist in eight games for the struggling Avalanche to go with a minus-5 rating and 15 shots. Duchene has picked up both of his points in the last four contests, but Colorado will be in tough on the road against a hungry Tampa Bay Lightning team on Thursday.

 

Kevin Shattenkirk D (STL) - $5,800

 

Shattenkirk is close to returning to the lineup, but he won't play Thursday night versus the visiting Anaheim Ducks. The offensive defenseman was hoping to play in the contest, but he isn't ready just yet.

 

Andrei Markov D (MTL) - $5,700

 

Markov has amassed 10 points in 10 games this season, but five of them came in one outing and he has a minus-5 rating in his last two contests. The veteran defender still ranks third in the league with a plus-9 rating, but he's a little too expensive for someone would could record just one assist Thursday night.

 

Patric Hornqvist RW (PIT) - $7,300

 

Hornqvist is still looking for his first goal of the season after nine games. He has one assist, 22 shots and a minus-4 rating yet DFS players are being asked to pay a premium for his services. Hornqvist is playing with Sidney Crosby during five-on-five play and he has a spot on the top power-play unit, but his struggles up to this point don't make him an attractive selection especially at that cost.

 

Goaltenders

 

Carolina (Eddie Lack) confirmed @ New York Islanders (Thomas Greiss) confirmed

New Jersey (Cory Schneider) confirmed @ Philadelphia (Steve Mason)

Buffalo (Chad Johnson) confirmed @ Pittsburgh (Jeff Zatkoff)

Colorado (Semyon Varlamov) confirmed @ Tampa Bay (Ben Bishop) confirmed

Anaheim (Frederik Andersen) confirmed @ St. Louis (Jake Allen) confirmed

Chicago (Corey Crawford) confirmed @ Winnipeg (Michael Hutchinson) confirmed 

Vancouver (Ryan Miller) @ Dallas (Kari Lehtonen) confirmed

Montreal (Carey Price) confirmed @ Edmonton (Cam Talbot) confirmed

Corey Abbott

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