Tuesday features a lighter schedule than usual in the NHL with seven games. At Yahoo, it's always worth scrolling all the way through the player pool because some solid players can jump out at, or near, minimum price. With that said, here are some targets, fades and values to consider when assembling your lineups.
Jake Allen, STL vs. BOS ($30): St. Louis allows the sixth fewest high-danger scoring chances per 60 minutes in the league (9.73), and Allen owns an incredible .920 save percentage and 2.06 GAA at Scottrade Center during his career. Additionally, the Bruins are in a tough road spot playing their third away game in four nights. Allen is priced for profit.
GOALIE TO AVOID
Tuukka Rask, BOS at STL ($35): As noted, this is far from the cushiest road matchup for Boston, especially with St. Louis boasting a 16-4-4 record on home ice. Entering January, Rask's save percentage has dropped and GAA had climbed each of the past two months, and he sports a mediocre .910 save percentage through his last 14 games. At this salary, there are better options.
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Robby Fabbri, STL vs. BOS ($18)
: Projected to continue playing with Vladimir Tarasenko
, Fabbri's fantasy value is skyrocketing. The duo has combined for a high-end 3.87 goals per 60 minutes at five-on-five this season, and Fabbri's salary presents nice upside. Additionally, his cap hit hardly accounts for the sophomore's impressive seven goals and 17 points over his past 18 games.
CENTER TO AVOID
Tyler Seguin, DAL at ANA ($28)
: Frequent linemate Jamie Benn
(foot) could return against Anaheim, but there is no guarantee that he'll be 100 percent if he even suits up. Offensively, Seguin's a shell of himself without Benn, as the duo has combined for 3.36 goals per 60 minutes at five-on-five, but Seguin has a 2.35 mark without Benn. Additionally, this is a back-to-back road spot for the Stars.
Cam Atkinson, CLM at CAR ($27)
: The 27-year-old winger is in the midst of a true breakout campaign and boasts an elite 3.35 points and 10.06 shots per 60 minutes, and he's showing no signs of slowing down with 15 goals, 31 points and 82 shots through his past 27 games. With Carolina limiting opponents to just 2.35 goals per home game, look for Atkinson to have lower ownership than he should, too.
Kevin Labanc, SAN at EDM ($15)
: With three goals, six points and 14 shots through his past seven games while skating alongside Logan Couture
, Labanc's fantasy stock is on the rise. He's also receiving power-play looks with the second unit and lands in a favorable matchup against an Oilers squad allowing the third most high-danger scoring chances per 60 minutes (12.01) in the league. Plus, Labanc's salary still presents significant cap relief.
WINGERS TO AVOID
Marian Hossa, CHI vs. DET ($21)
: The price of admission here is far too high. After shooting 8.0 percent over the previous two seasons, Hossa's scored 16 times on his first 70 shots (22.9 percent) this year, and regression is already catching up to him. He's notched only two assists while averaging just 14:45 of ice time (59 seconds on the power play) during his active six-game goal drought, and shouldn't be relied on Tuesday.
Jordan Eberle, EDM vs. SAN ($19)
: Currently struggling through a 14-game goalless drought, Eberle has just five assists and 24 shots during the offensive skid. Additionally, his 1.66 goal per 60 minutes at five-on-five over the past two seasons when not skating with Connor McDavid
is an atrocious mark. Eberle isn't even being deployed on the No. 1 power-play unit anymore.
Duncan Keith, CHI vs. DET ($21)
: Mr. Consistency doesn't break the bank and has 11 points, 21 shots and 17 blocked shots while logging 25:55 of ice time (3:20 with the man advantage) per night through his past 12 games. There is nothing scary about a matchup with the Red Wings either, and Keith checks out as one of the most reliable blue-line options in the player pool Tuesday.
Mattias Ekholm, NAS vs. VAN ($14)
: Through 11 games with P.K. Subban
(back) out of the lineup, Ekholm has averaged 23:54 of ice time (2:12 on the power play) and two goals, seven points, 11 shots and 12 blocked shots. The production doesn't explode off the page, but it provides a nice fantasy floor alongside the huge minutes and manageable salary. Plus, Vancouver has allowed 3.16 goals per road game this year and has surrendered the fourth most high-danger scoring chances per 60 minutes in the league.
DEFENSEMEN TO AVOID
Torey Krug, BOS at STL ($19)
: With an impressive 17 assists through his past 22 games, Krug isn't your typical fade, especially since he's also recorded 56 shots on net during that stretch. However, this is a difficult matchup, and his current offensive run is unsustainable. As mentioned above, St. Louis is also 16-4-4 at the Scottrade Center with a plus-13 goal differential.
Brent Seabrook, CHI vs. DET ($18)
: After posting an admirable 1.56 points per 60 minutes last season, Seabrook sports a 1.39 mark this year and has one assist in his past eight games. Additionally, he owns a minus-6 rating and has registered just nine shots and eight blocked shots during that eight-game offensive skid. This isn't the spot to spend up for Seabrook, considering his recent form.
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