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
Kyle Turris ($6200) – Bobby Ryan ($5700) – Mike Hoffman ($5800)
This line has been on fire for a while now and definitely demands your consideration every night they play. Winger Mike Hoffmann has been unstoppable of late recording 7 shots in 3 of his last 6 games while also scoring 4 times in his 4 games. The Sens take on the Lightening tonight who I would generally try to avoid as they are 5th in the league in goals against and a solid team defensively. This trio has been so good recently that I don’t think the matchup matters much and they are also going to see a lot of time on the PP together as well which Tampa has struggled to defend. Ottawa is very much a one-line team right now in terms of scoring and this line sees more ice time as a unit than any other trio on the Sens, consider them as your top stack tonight.
Sean Monahan ($5400) – Johnny Gaudreau ($6300) – David Jones ($3300) or Sam Bennett ($3500)
The Flames have been on fire recently winning three games in a row and scoring 4 or more time while doing it. One of the main reasons for this resurgence has been the improved play of their top line. Centre Sean Monahan and sidekick Johnny Gaudreau have recorded 9 points between them in their last three games and been an offensive force of late for the surging Flames. The Sabres are an improved team this year but still rank in the bottom half of the league in goals against and struggle on the penalty kill. Speedy winger David Jones will play with this line tonight at even strength but expect to see the more offensively skilled Sam Bennett with these two on the PP. Bennett may have more upside but is designated as a centre on DK which might make him harder to fit in.
Bryan Little ($5400) – Blake Wheeler ($7100) – Andrew Ladd ($5200)
The Columbus Blue Jackets have been a lot better recently allowing 2 or fewer goals in 5 of their last seven games. However, the main reason for this improved play was because their goalie, Sergei Bobrovsky, had been playing out of his mind. Bobrovsky is now out with a lower-body injury and I expect the Blue jackets to show some regression defensively as a result. The Jets top line hasn’t exploded for any big games recently but is still playing well and have 6 points between them in their last 3 games. This line plays almost all their minutes together, including on the PP and so if one or two of them gets going a big night correlation wise could be in the cards. I definitely like this trio as a lower owned tournament play.
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