Welcome to FanDuel Fades, where we highlight players that would be better to avoid tonight, factoring in their price on FanDuel. At the bottom you'll see a list of probable goaltenders for tonight. Please note that we do update that list in the afternoon so be sure to check back later.
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Claude Giroux C (Philadelphia) - $7,600
Giroux is mired in his worst slump of the season thus far as he has one point in his last seven games. Once his cold streak is over he'll be a fine option at that price, but for now it's best to take a wait-and-see approach.
Victor Hedman D (Tampa Bay) - $6,300
Hedman has gone five straight games without recording a point and is minus-two over that span. On top of that he hasn't been a great option overall this season as he's averaged just 2.3 FanDuel points per game this season. Given that Duncan Keith, Kris Letang, and P.K. Subban all have the same price point as Hedman, this just doesn't seem like a great time to take the Lightning blueliner.
Andrew Ladd LW (Winnipeg) - $7,100
Ladd got off to a strong start this season, but he's been on the decline since. Things have gotten dramatically worse from Dec. 6 onward though as he's recorded just two goals and four points in 12 games. It wouldn't be shocking to see Ladd eventually turn his season around, but he's too big of a gamble right now at that price point.
Sean Couturier C (Philadelphia) - $5,500
Recently Couturier has been a good value pickup as he went on a run of three goals and seven points in six games from Dec. 15-30. He was playing alongside Jakub Voracek and Wayne Simmonds though and was taken off of that line during Saturday's contests. Based on Monday's practice, it appears that switch will persist into tonight's action. Couturier is instead projected to play with Michael Raffl and Brayden Schenn and he's unlikely to enjoy the same kind of success in that role.
Teuvo Teravainen RW (Chicago) - $5,900
Teravainen has no goals and three assists in his last seven games. To be fair he did have decent games against Colorado and Arizona recently, but now he's going up against Pittsburgh on a night when they're starting the formidable Marc-Andre Fleury. The fact that Pittsburgh also seems to be hitting its stride under new coach Mike Sullivan makes this a tough game to bet on Teravainen.
Zach Parise LW (Minnesota) - $9,300
Parise is having a hot-and-cold season and right now he's stuck in the latter. Over his last six games he's been held off the scoresheet five times and has a minus-four rating. It makes him hard to come to terms with spending that high price for him at the moment, especially when Johnny Gaudreau and Max Pacioretty are both $100 cheaper and have had better FanDuel seasons thus far.
Sean Monahan C (Calgary) - $8,100
Monahan had a fantastic stretch that lasted through the first half of December, but he's cooled down with just one assist and a minus-three rating in his last six games. While there's been stretches where that $8,100 price point would seem fair for him, overall Monahan hasn't been worth it as he's averaged just 2.6 FanDuel points per game.
Tyler Johnson C (Tampa Bay) - $7,000
Johnson hasn't been able to live up to that price point this season as he has just four goals and 11 points in 26 contests. He certainly has the potential to do better, but he's shown no signs of bouncing back lately as he hasn't recorded a point in his last six games.