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FanDuel Fades: Oct. 10

by Ryan Dadoun
Updated On: October 4, 2018, 4:04 pm ET

There's 14 games today, but most leagues will ignore the 1:00 p.m. ET contest between the Tampa Bay Lightning and Buffalo Sabres. Be sure to take a look at the goaltending matchups at the bottom of the page and check back later as it will be updated. You can also check out Rotoworld's probable starters page here.

 

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James van Riemsdyk LW (Leafs) - $5,900

 

van Riemsdyk has recorded 61 and 56 points in his last two campaigns, but Phil Kessel was a common linemate of his during that span.  Now that Kessel is in Pittsburgh, van Riemsdyk is likely to take a step back this season. Even if you believe he can be a substantial offensive threat on his own though, it's better to wait a few weeks and see how he's doing than take a risk on him at this early stage of the campaign.

 

Brad Marchand LW (Bruins) - $5,300

 

Boston's offense is a question mark in general this season, but you'll want to avoid it today in particular as the Bruins will be facing Montreal and Carey Price.  Under other circumstances, Marchand would be a serviceable, but not great option.

 

Loui Eriksson RW (Bruins) - $5,300

 

The main reason to avoid him is the same as Marchand: It's not worth betting on Boston's offense against Carey Price.  Eriksson would be someone worth avoiding either way though.  Although he's just 30 years old, he's taken a substantial step back from his days of recording 70 points per campaign.  While his price has certainly declined as well, it's still too high to make it worth taking a chance on him at this time.

 

Jonathan Toews C (Blackhawks) $7,400

 

The Chicago Blackhawks have been forced to hit the ground running with three games in four days.  Toews had an assist in each of his last two contests, but I'm concerned about fatigue being a factor tonight against the New York Islanders.  While he's typically a good guy to grab at that price, I'd look elsewhere today.

 

Corey Crawford G (Blackhawks) $8,500

 

Chicago is expected to start Scott Darling tonight, so it would be a big blow to your team if you took Crawford.  Under normal circumstances, that wouldn't be a bad price for Crawford.

 

Oliver Ekman-Larsson D (Coyotes) - $5,900

 

Normally Ekman-Larsson would be a fine pickup at that price, but he'll be up against a talented Pittsburgh Penguins squad that has something to prove after getting shutout of their season opener.  This could be a very one-sided game against Arizona and that would likely make this a very bad night for Ekman-Larsson.

 

Patrick Sharp RW (Stars) - $7,200

 

That's a steep price for Sharp given that he only recorded 43 points last season.  Granted, he could bounce back in Dallas, but it'd be better to let some time pass to see if that's the case rather than take a chance on him now.

 

Henrik Lundqvist G (Rangers) - $9,400

 

Lundqvist is expected to start today, but it will be his third game in four days.  When you're playing that kind of money for a goaltender, you want to feel like you have a safe bet and given Lundqvist's lack of rest and the decent quality of his opponent (Columbus), he doesn't qualify as that tonight.

 

Goaltenders

Tampa Bay (Ben Bishop) @ Buffalo (Chad Johnson) confirmed

Montreal (Carey Price) confirmed @ Boston (Tuukka Rask)

Ottawa (Craig Anderson) confirmed @ Toronto (James Reimer) confirmed

Philadelphia (Steve Mason) confirmed @ Florida (Roberto Luongo) confirmed

Columbus (Sergei Bobrovsky) confirmed @ New York Rangers (Henrik Lundqvist) confirmed

New Jersey (Keith Kinkaid) confirmed @ Washington (Braden Holtby) confirmed

Detroit (Petr Mrazek) confirmed @ Carolina (Cam Ward) confirmed

Edmonton (Cam Talbot) @ Nashville (Pekka Rinne)

St. Louis (Jake Allen) confirmed @ Minnesota (Devan Dubnyk) confirmed

New York Islanders (Thomas Greiss) @ Chicago (Scott Darling) confirmed

Dallas (Antti Niemi) confirmed @ Colorado (Semyon Varlamov) confirmed

Calgary (Jonas Hiller) confirmed @ Vancouver (Ryan Miller) confirmed

Pittsburgh (Marc-Andre Fleury) confirmed @ Phoenix (Mike Smith)

Anaheim (Frederik Andersen) confirmed @ San Jose (Martin Jones) confirmed

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