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NHL Fades: Wednesday

by Corey Abbott
Updated On: October 4, 2018, 4:04 pm ET

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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Frederik Andersen (TOR) - G - $8,600 (FanDuel), $8,500 (DraftKings)


Andersen is a much more viable roster option on FanDuel, but on DraftKings he is overpriced and you will get more bang for your buck elsewhere. There are five goaltenders available for Wednesday's slate who have averaged more fantasy points per game than Andersen and after two matches New Jersey’s offense has scored 5.00 goals for per contest. This could be another wide open affair.


Sean Monahan (CGY) - C - $7,200 (FanDuel), $5,700 (DraftKings)


Monahan has a more reasonable price on DraftKings, but he still may not be worth rostering against a tough Kings team that has allowed only one goal in two games. He is a tough fade to make because he has been playing well of late, but the matchup may be too difficult to overcome and you should be able to build your roster around someone with a much higher ceiling.


Taylor Hall (NJD) -W - $7,100 (FanDuel), $6,300 (DraftKings)


Hall has produced three assists in two games this season along with 10 shots, but he hasn’t had much success against Toronto recently. He has one assist in his last four meetings versus the Maple Leafs. It came last year and he was credited with seven shots in two matches. Hall could either face Nazem Kadri’s checking line or Auston Matthews’ excellent puck possession combination. Either way it will be a difficult matchup and it could result in another quiet night for Hall against the Buds.


Jeff Carter (LAK) - C - $6,900 (FanDuel), $6,100 (DraftKings)


It’s only been two games, but Carter hasn’t made much of an impact yet this season. He has one assist and four shots on goal for the 2-0 Kings. Carter should get going eventually, but that could prove to be a difficult task against a Calgary squad that has also won two straight contests. Flames netminder Mike Smith has been playing well and he’s coming off a 2-0 whitewash of Anaheim on Monday. This has the makings of a low-scoring contest.


Jordan Eberle (NYI) - W - $6,000 (FanDuel), $5,700 (DraftKings)


Eberle has picked up an assist in each of his last two games, but he is still looking for his first goal with the Islanders. He didn’t have a goal in five regular-season contests last year versus Anaheim. Eberle registered three helpers and 10 shots during that span when he was a member of the Edmonton Oilers. He also has six goals in 27 career outings versus the Ducks, so it doesn’t seem likely that he will break out Wednesday night.


Torey Krug (BOS) - D - $5,400 (FanDuel), $5,400 (DraftKings)


The price tags on Krug aren’t bad, but he just got back in the lineup on Monday afternoon from a non-displaced jaw fracture. It’s not the type of injury that impacted his conditioning, but he still needs to get back to game speed and find his timing again. Boston and Colorado will meet again on Wednesday after the Avalanche blanked the Bruins in Krug’s return. He only has one goal and one assist in nine career matches against the Avs.


Probable Goaltenders:


New Jersey (Cory Schneider) Confirmed @ Toronto (Frederik Andersen)

Pittsburgh (Matt Murray) Confirmed @ Washington (Braden Holtby) Confirmed

Boston (Tuukka Rask) Confirmed @ Colorado (Semyon Varlamov) Confirmed

NY Islanders (Jaroslav Halak) Confirmed @ Anaheim (John Gibson) Confirmed

Calgary (Mike Smith) Confirmed @ Los Angeles (Jonathan Quick)

Corey Abbott

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