This article will identify the best line-stacking combos to use for fantasy hockey purposes every night. Considering that at least one player on a forward line will often get an assist on a goal when his line mate scores, stacking players from the same line can prove very fruitful for fantasy purposes. Use these targets to help identify some of your best options ever night.
High Priced First lines
Tyler Seguin ($8400) – Jamie Benn ($8200) – Patrick Eaves ($4100)
The Stars play the Coyotes tonight and it sets up as a terrific matchup for an offense that is coming off a slow game and might be slightly under-owned tonight because of it. While the burst of offense this line first showed when Patrick Eaves was added to the wing might appear to be dried up there’s a pretty serious downgrade in opponent tonight for the Stars as they take on the Coyotes and their extremely thin goaltending situation. The Coyotes are near dead last in several major defensive categories—like killing penalties and goals against—and will now have to ride their third or fourth string goalie in this game and most nights for the foreseeable future. The price on Benn and Seguin is expensive but the matchup and the fact they’ll be paired with Eaves all night at even strength and on the power-play, makes this a potentially great correlation/stacking opportunity for fantasy. If you want a big first line to pay up for tonight they’re definitely one near the top of my list.
Also check out: The line of Parise-Coyle-Granlund of the Minnesota Wild who have a great matchup against the Oilers.
David Krejci ($6000) – Loui Eriksson ($5400) – Jimmy Hayes ($3800)
The Bruins have a great matchup tonight against a Nashville team who is amoung the leaders in preventing SOG but only middle of the pack in goals against and near the bottom of the league in penalty killing. Much of Nashville’s problems stem from their below average goaltending and this position could very well be an issue for them tonight against the Bruins top ranked power-play. The line of Krejci/Eriksson and Hayes has 15 points between them in their last four games and Eriksson alone has scored in four straight. With Krejci and Eriksson seeing a ton of time on the powerplay together I love pairing them with the more than capable Hayes who will also see time on the second unit power-play. These three come cheap and make for one of the best value stacks on tonight’s slate.
Derek Stepan ($5200) – Mats Zuccarello ($6100) – Chris Kreider ($4400)
The Maple Leafs have allowed four or more goals in four of their last five games and quite simply make for one of the best targets in fantasy right now for your skaters. Even so the Rangers skaters should still see lower ownership percentages tonight as many fantasy players might not see any offensive potential with Rick Nash out. However, centre Derek Stepan has been on a tear recently and has five points and three goals in his last three games, while line-mate Mats Zuccarello has four points in his last two. These two have picked up the slack recently and should be able to take advantage of a Leafs power-play that has now dropped to the tenth worst in the league. This line should see a ton of minutes together at even strength and on the power-play, and as a trio I don’t think they’ll be super highly owned on this gigantic slate. They’re a great target overall tonight.
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