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FanDuel Fades: Oct. 13

Updated On: October 4, 2018, 4:04 pm ET

There are nine games Tuesday night with Winnipeg, Florida, Tampa Bay and Vancouver playing the second game of back-to-back situations. Keep an eye on the starting goaltenders at the bottom of the page and check out Rotoworld's probables for the later games.

 

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Alex Ovechkin LW (Capitals) - $9,500

 

Ovechkin missed the morning skate for personal reasons and he's a game-time decision for Tuesday night's game against San Jose as a result. He comes in at a hefty price on FanDuel (third-highest overall and the most expensive forward), so he's a significant investment. Obviously, you should keep an eye on news from the pregame warmup if you are dead set on using him in your lineup, but in situations like this I tend to take the cautious approach and look elsewhere. There are some great left wingers to choose from tonight, who won't eat away your salary space and they don't come with the risk of not playing.

 

Antti Raanta G (Rangers) - $8,600

 

It's puzzling why Raanta has such a high price tag. He is more expensive than several number one goaltenders and more importantly, he's not even starting Tuesday night. Henrik Lundqvist will be making his fourth straight start after winning his previous three outings and allowing just two goals against in each match. Raanta could be a good value pick when he gets a chance to start, but he still needs a price reduction.

 

Dan Boyle D (Rangers) - $4,400

 

Boyle will be a healthy scratch Tuesday night. Coach Alain Vigneault wants a more physical blueline against Winnipeg, so Dylan McIlrath will play in Boyle's place, and Kevin Klein will take his spot on the power play. Vigneault is clearly expecting more from the veteran defender, but he did pick up a power-play assist and a plus-2 rating in Saturday's win over Columbus.

 

Radim Vrbata RW (Canucks) - $6,600

 

Vrbata has racked up 14 shots in three games this season, but he doesn't have a point to show for it yet. He had three shots on goal in Monday's 2-1 shootout win over Anaheim. Vrbata is working on the second line with Sven Baertschi and Bo Horvat, which is a significant drop off from getting to play with the Sedin twins. He had plenty of success with Daniel and Henrik last season, but Brandon Sutter has taken hold of that role early into the 2015-16 campaign.

 

Brad Richards C (Red Wings) - $5,400

 

Richards appeared to have some chemistry with Tomas Tatar during the preseason, but that hasn't translated to the regular season yet. Still, it's not like Richards hasn't struggled to produce before despite being surrounded by talent. He spent most of the 2014-15 alongside Patrick Kane with Chicago and managed 37 points in 76 games. Richards has no points, two shots and a minus-1 rating in his first two games with Detroit. Playing against his former team, the Lightning, could give him a boost, but the 35-year-old center isn't getting much ice time (13:04 on average) and I don't like his chances of breaking out Tuesday.

 

Ondrej Pavelec G (Jets) - $8,400

 

Pavelec has been very good for Winnipeg in his first two appearances this season. He has one win along with a .932 save percentage and a 2.52 goals-against average. The Rangers would have been a tough opponent Tuesday night, but Pavelec will get the night off after he played Monday afternoon in a 4-2 loss to the Islanders. The 28-year-old netminder was outstanding in the defeat, while stopping 40 of the 43 shots he faced. Michael Hutchinson will be between the pipes for Tuesday's contest.

 

Goaltenders

 

Nashville (Pekka Rinne) confirmed @ New Jersey (Keith Kinkaid) confirmed

Winnipeg (Michael Hutchinson) confirmed @ New York Rangers (Henrik Lundqvist) confirmed

Montreal (Carey Price) confirmed @ Pittsburgh (Marc-Andre Fleury) confirmed

San Jose (Martin Jones) confirmed @ Washington (Braden Holtby) confirmed

Florida (Al Montoya) confirmed @ Carolina (Eddie Lack) confirmed

Tampa Bay (Ben Bishop) confirmed @ Detroit (Jimmy Howard) confirmed

Edmonton (Anders Nilsson) confirmed @ Dallas (Kari Lehtonen) confirmed

St. Louis (Brian Elliott) confirmed @ Calgary (Jonas Hiller) confirmed

Vancouver (Ryan Miller) @ Los Angeles (Jonathan Quick)


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