As is the case with every NHL Fades, we are going to look at some players who you 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.
Keep in mind that FanDuel allows you to roster nine players (2C, 4W, 2D, 1G) with a salary cap of $55,000, while DraftKings has a cap of $50,000 for nine players (2C, 3W, 2D, 1G, 1UT).
Editor's Note: Rotoworld’s Season Pass is now available for the low price of $19.99. You get plenty of extra articles including the minor league report, the junior report and much, much more. Buy it now!
Henrik Lundqvist (NYR) - G - $8,500 (FanDuel), $7,400 (DraftKings)
Lundqvist has been better recently, but it’s been a rocky start to the season for him. He has posted a 1-2-0 record with a 3.06 goals-against average and an .898 save percentage in four previous appearances. Columbus also seemed to have Lundqvist’s number last year, while limiting him to 1-2-0 record with a 4.44 GAA and an .853 save percentage in four outings.
Kyle Turris (OTT) - C - $5,200 (FanDuel), $5,400 (DraftKings)
Turris is a bit overvalued on DraftKings, as he’s only produced one assist and eight shots in three games this season. Ottawa has had trouble scoring this campaign and Calgary has only surrendered 2.25 goals against per game. I would be looking elsewhere.
Taylor Hall (NJD) - W - $7,100 (FanDuel), $6,200 (DraftKings)
New Jersey has been great out of the gate in 2017-18, but Hall hasn’t exactly been firing on all cylinders yet. He has collected three assists and 14 shots in three games, but he is still looking for his first goal. Hall didn’t find the scoresheet in Wednesday’s win over Toronto and Washington is another opponent that he historically hasn’t had much success against. Hall has one goal and one helper in eight career matches versus the Capitals.
Rick Nash (NYR) - W - $5,600 (FanDuel), $5,000 (DraftKings)
Nash has gone four straight games without a point this season and scoring against Columbus has been a problem for him in the past. The 33-year-old forward was drafted first overall by the Blue Jackets back in 2002 and since he joined the Rangers in 2012-13, Nash has accounted for four goals and one assist in 14 contests versus his former team.
Tyson Barrie (COL) - D - $4,900 (FanDuel), $5,300 (DraftKings)
Barrie ended a two-game scoring skid with an assist on Wednesday against Boston. He has recorded one of his three points on the power play this season, so he may not be a strong option to help in that regard on Friday night. Barrie also hasn’t picked up a point in five consecutive games versus Anaheim dating back to the 2015-16 campaign.
Seth Jones (CBJ) - D - $4,900 (FanDuel), $5,000 (DraftKings)
Jones has contributed one assist, six blocks and seven shots in three outings this season. He performed well versus New York last year with two goals and three points in four contests, but before that he only had three helpers in eight appearances against the Rangers. There are better options available than Jones and until he shows signs of heating up again he shouldn’t be on your radar.