I’m going to give you some fades as these players either should not be in your lineup or tread carefully if you want them on your FanDuel squad. We will also be updating the goaltending matchups at the bottom of t he column all season (up to the 7pm start times for most lineups) so check the column and Rotoworld’s daily blurbs for the latest updates.
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Roberto Luongo G (Florida) - $9,300
It appears that Al Montoya will get the start in Edmonton so Luongo can have a much needed break. Luongo has been great all season as the Panthers have been one of the surprise teams in the NHL. Luongo will be a great play this week, just not today.
Sami Vatanen D (Anaheim) - $4,700
Vatanen has only one assist in six games and is a minus-four. That's enough reason to not take the Anaheim defenseman, but going against Petr Mrazek, one of the top goaltenders in the NHL is the best reason to not take Vatanen.
Milan Michalek RW (Ottawa) - $5,000
Michalek has a goal and an assist in two games since returning from injury that caused him to miss five weeks but the veteran isn't close to that good anymore and has only six goals and 10 points this season in 26 games. Chances are he will be held off the scoresheet against Washington.
Jason Chimera LW (Washington) - $5,300
Chimera has two goals and no assists in his past seven games. His stats aren't bad with 12 goals and 22 points in 41 games but you're looking for better than that tonight.
Andrew Shaw LW (Chicago) - $5,000
Shaw has only one assist in his past five games and only six goals and 10 assists this season. He moves up and down the depth charts and now he is down. He doesn't get first power play time as much as he used to.
Ryan Nugent-Hopkins C (Edmonton) - $6,600
Nugent-Hopkins has actually played well of late with six assists in his last six games but the Panthers are a very good hockey team and they should be able to shut him down.