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 the column all season (up to the 6 pm start times for most lineups) so check the column and Rotoworld’s daily blurbs for the latest updates.
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Carey Price G (Montreal) - $9,400
Price’s stats look okay overall with a 24-13-5 mark to go with a 2.42 GA and a .918 save percentage but he has not played well of late. He picked up his first win in four tries on Thursday against Arizona but he gave up four goals on only 25 shots in the overtime win. Prior to that, he had lost all three games in February, giving up nine goals on 79 shots. He has struggled mightily of late but that should not be a surprise as he missed most of the season last year and then came back early in 2016 to play for Canada in the World Cup. He has to be tired and hopefully the Canadiens give him a break and allow him to regain his stuff.
Shea Weber D (Montreal) - $5,700
Weber finally broke out of a six game pointless drought on Saturday with a goal. He has 13 goals and 32 points with a plus-15 rating this season but has only three goals and four points in his last 15 contests including last night. He is also a minus-four in the 15 games. There should be better choices this day on the blueline at better pricing than Weber.
Nick Leddy D (New York Islanders) - $5,000
Leddy is having an okay season with the Islanders this season as he has eight goals and 28 points but he has only one assist in his last six games. The Islanders play the lowly Avalanche Sunday and that should not hurt his chances offensively but he has not done any damage of late and I would wait to take him until he shows something again.
Filip Forsberg W (Nashville) - $6,800
Like most Nashville players, Forsberg has not had a good 2016-17 season. He has 15 goals and 34 points in 55 games, a far cry from the 63 and 64 point seasons that he has had in each of the last two seasons. He was hot for a bit with five goals and an assist in six games but has only three points in his last eight matchups.
Patrick Sharp W (Dallas) - $5,300
It is hard to believe that Patrick Sharp has fallen so far down on the overall depth chart but with only six goals and 12 points in an injury-riddled season, he should be less valuable than his $5,300 value. He has gone five games without a point and is on the third line with Lauri Korpikoski and Devin Shore. That’s not a great line if you are looking for a good fantasy night.
Matt Duchene C (Colorado) - $6,200
With trade rumors swirling around him, Duchene has been struggling of late with no points in his last three games. He hasn’t even had a shot in his last two games. He has gone nine games without a goal and has 15 goals and 32 points in 47 games. Duchene is a very good scorer but he may need to move on from Colorado or at least get the trade deadline over with before he is relaxed enough to play his game.