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 ($8800) – Jamie Benn ($8400) – Valerie Nichushkin ($3500)
This line had a monster night against Carolina their last time out recording 11 points between them. With talented second year player Valerie Nichushkin joining this trio the offensive potential is through the roof as all three players now bring a unique blend of size, speed and skill. The Stars are currently first in goals scored as a team on the season and also second in terms of power play effectiveness as well. The Flyers have certainly improved their play at both ends of the ice recently but still allow the second most shots on net per game in the league… a dangerous trend when going against a talented team like this. With Nichushkin’s price being so low I’d highly recommend getting some exposure to this line and would consider stacking all three as it’s very possible this line generates multiple goals again.
Also check out: the Hawks scoring trio of Anisimov/Panarin/Kane and the Wings top line of Zetterberg/Larkin/Abdelkadar
Mark Scheifele ($4700) – Drew Stafford ($3900) – Mathieu Perreault ($4000)
This line has been hit or miss all season but they’ve recorded points in huge bundles when they’ve hit which is great for stacking purposes. Last night versus Columbus they had a monster night recording 9 points between the three of them. All three of these players play on the Power Play in some capacity for the Jets and they often end up skating against weaker competition since Winnipeg is deep at forward and use their top line of Ladd-Wheeler-Little to match with the other team’s best line. Tonight this trio gets a tougher matchup in the Blackhawks but I still think they make for a great value trio as it’s hard to find second lines at this price who are all offensively talented and play big minutes on the PP. I’d consider using two or all three of these players if thinking of using a line stack on tonight’s slate.
Claude Giroux ($6700) – Brayden Schenn ($4000) – Michael Raffl ($3300) or Jakub Voracek ($5600)
The Flyers play the Stars tonight and both offenses have been playing well of late. The Flyers have now put up 3 or more goals in 4 of their last five games and the main reason why has been because they’ve been getting production from their top players. The line of Grioux-Schenn-Raffl has produced well the past couple games with Claude Giroux being the main reason why. The diminutive forward now has 5 points in his last games and has also been firing the puck at the net a ton, averaging 4 SOG over his last 5 games. Brayden Schenn has really benefit from Giroux’s improved play and now has 4 assists in his last three games too and is due for a breakout. The Stars allowed 4 goals in the third period to the pop gun offense of the Hurricanes in their last game and could be ripe for the plucking by the suddenly hot Flyers top line. I’d target this under owned group for tournaments and consider using Jakub Voracek over Raffl if you wanted to target the Power Play exclusively.
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