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.
High Priced First lines
Tyler Seguin ($8800) – Jamie Benn ($8400) – Valeri Nichushkin ($3800)
Normally I’m all for looking for an under the radar play but the truth is this matchup sets up great for the highest scoring line in hockey. The Stars first line put up four points in their last game and will be going up against one of the worst teams defensively in the league. The Flames rank dead last in goals against on the season and penalty killing meaning they give up a ton of goals and are horrible at defending on special teams. The Stars first line play a ton of minutes on the PP and with the addition of the talented Nichushkin aren’t as expensive to roster as they have been in the past. The Stars blew a huge lead the last time they played the Flames and I expect revenge might be on their mind here. Expect a big game from this line tonight and don’t be afraid to stack them in tournaments or cash games.
Also check out: the Blues first line of Alex Steen/Vladimir Taransenko/Paul Stastny
Claude Giroux ($6600)- Michael Raffl ($3400) – Brayden Schenn ($4100)
The Flyers offense has been heating up lately and this line has been part of that resurgence. Brayden Schenn has been firing a ton of shots on net since he got moved to the wing with Giroux and has also scored 4 points over his last four games. Both Giroux and Schenn will see a huge amount of time on the first unit power play together and while Raffl may not get as much playing time I think targeting him as a value play makes sense given the matchup against the struggling Canucks. The bottom line is line will see a ton of regular strength ice time together and should be able to take advantage of the matchup. Roster them if you’re looking for a cheap line with upside tonight.
Patrick Marleau ($6000) – Joel Ward ($4600) – Melker Karlsson ($3600)
The Sharks will once again be without Logan Couture for a while and that means that Patrick Marleau will once again be paired with Joel Ward on the Sharks second line. Marleau has been playing solidly all season and with Couture out Ward will also likely be seeing some time on the first unit power play tonight as well. The Maple Leafs have been rather solid defensively of late but are still weak in net and showed some cracks last game when they allowed 5 goals to the Lightning. This line will likely be completely ignored by most people tonight but should see lots of ice time against a weaker Leafs squad and could be in for a big night. I’d target them in tournaments if looking for a low owned stack.
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