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NHL Fades: Thursday

Thursday, January 11, 2018


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).

 

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Jack Eichel (BUF) - C - $7,600 (FanDuel), $6,700 (DraftKings)

 

Eichel has registered two goals and two assists in two games following a three-game span without a point. However, he only has one helper in two games versus Columbus this season. Sergei Bobrovsky, who has bounced back from a rough December, has allowed just three goals on 67 shots to the Sabres in 2017-18, while picking up a pair of victories.

 

Evgeny Kuznetsov (WSH) - C - $6,700 (FanDuel), $5,600 (DraftKings)

 

Kuznetsov scored his 13th goal of the season on Tuesday night. He only had one assist in six outings going into that contest against Vancouver. Kuznetsov has been seeing time with Jakub Vrana, who has gone seven games without a point, and Tom Wilson, who isn’t known for his offensive ability. Kuznetsov also didn’t have a point nor a shot against Carolina on Jan. 2 in a 5-4 overtime win for Washington. You will probably be better off targeting the top line of the Capitals in this one.

 

Evander Kane (BUF) - W - $6,500 (FanDuel), $6,400 (DraftKings)

 

Kane has one goal and one assist in eight games. He also got into a physical and verbal fight with a teammate at Wednesday’s practice, which could be a distraction. Kane doesn’t have a point in the past three matches and more importantly Columbus will be a difficult matchup on Thursday night. Kane has one goal in two tilts versus the Blue Jackets this year, but his recent issues on and off the ice don’t inspire much confidence going into this contest.

 

Jeff Skinner (CAR) - W - $5,700 (FanDuel), $5,400 (DraftKings)

 

Skinner had an assist and four shots in his last meeting against Washington, but he has only generated two points in his last seven appearances. He has’t picked up a point in the first two games of Carolina’s road trip and Thursday could another quiet evening if that trend continues. Skinner also has just two power-play points in the past 17 contests and both were assists. He is more expensive than Teuvo Teravainen, who is riding a four-game point streak, on FanDuel and DraftKings.

 

Mikhail Sergachev (TBL) - D - $4,400 (FaDuel), $4,800 (DraftKings)

 

Sergachev has been great during his rookie season, but he has slowed down recently. He hasn’t scored a goal since Dec. 16 and he has generated three assists in the last 11 outings. 

 

Justin Faulk (CAR) - D - $4,500 (FanDuel), $4,300 (DraftKings)

 

Faulk recorded two goals and two assists in three games before going into a five-game scoring slump. He ended that with a goal and an assist against Tampa Bay on Tuesday night. Still, it’s been a disappointing season for the most part for Faulk, who has four goals and 13 points in 42 games. He has also notched only three goals and nine points in 25 career appearances versus Washington.

 

Probable Goaltenders:

 

Columbus (Sergei Bobrovsky) @ Buffalo (Linus Ullmark) Confirmed

Carolina (Scott Darling) Confirmed @ Washington (Braden Holtby) Confirmed

Calgary (Mike Smith) Confirmed @ Tampa Bay (Andrei Vasilevskiy) Confirmed



Corey Abbott is an Associate Editor for Hockey on Rotoworld. Feel free to follow him Twitter @CoreAbbott.
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