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 every night.
Anaheim Ducks (vs. Vancouver Canucks)
The Ducks offense has really been rolling of late and truth be told you could probably put any of their top three lines in this spot right now and not go wrong. However, the line that I think has the best upside for the Ducks right now, night in night out, is this one. While Rickard Rakall missed the last game with an illness (check his status before the game!) he would get replaced with Ryan Kesler on this line who is no downgrade. Either way this trio is in a great spot to produce here against a weak Canucks team who finally broke a nine game losing streak their last time out but who are great targets right now for fantasy. This Ducks line won’t be an easy one to contain as they have six goals between them in their last four games and should see plenty of power-play time together here too. While almost all of the Ducks skaters make for good targets today I’d consider this one my favorite stack (assuming Rakall is healthy) and hope for a multi-goal night from one of or both the wingers.
Minnesota Wild (vs. Detroit Red Wings)
Erik Haula ($4200) – Nino Neidereitter ($4500) – Jason Pominville ($4700)
The Wild have really been rolling of late and a big reason why has been the play of this line which has played a ton of minutes lately for the Wild. The trio have now produced an outstanding ten points over their last three contests with Eric Haula really leading the charge for this crew. While these three might not see a ton of power-play time the extra minutes at even strength have been paying off of late and they get a better than expected matchup tonight against the Red Wings who are in a death spiral battle with the Bruins for the last playoff spot. The Wild also need a win to help lock up the last playoff spot in the West and I expect this line to continue to see big minutes tonight against a Red Wings team they can certainly take advantage of right now. I’d look to these three as a nice under-owned value stack and would consider all three as nice value picks on their own too.
Chicago Blackhawks (vs. Winnipeg Jets)
Jonathan Toews ($5900) – Andrew Ladd ($5200) – Thomas Fleischmann ($3300)
This is something of a narrative play but it’s also backed up by the recent strong play of this line. Former teammates Andrew Ladd and Jonathan Toews have been great together since being reunited and the duo has put up six points between them over their last four games. The Hawks take on the Jets in Winnipeg tonight, Ladd’s former team, and that should be enough motivation to expect a big game from the do it all winger. While most people might be chasing the Patrick Kane line in this matchup using Ladd and Toews, along with the inexpensive but talented Tomas Fleischmann (who will be playing in place of the ill Marian Hossa), isn’t a bad idea, especially for big tournaments where these three should be very low owned. I’d considering stacking these three and hope Ladd puts on a show for his former team and fans.
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