A 10 NHL games on the docket to kick off December and that means DFS DK players will have another stacked player pool for tonight’s slate of hockey action. There are superstars, and value buys a plenty to be had on the Line Stack front, so let’s take a look:
Tyler Seguin ($8,900) – Jamie Benn ($8,500) – Patrick Sharp ($6,200)
This line is starting to get into the nearly impossible stage of fitting them all into your lineup, but if you have the ability to get them in you should be doing it. Seguin and Benn’s seasons have been well documented as both sits within a few points of Patrick Kane for the league lead in points. Benn has opened up a four-goal lead in the Rocket Richard race with 18 tallies on the season and sits second to Kane with 35 points. Seguin sits third in the league in assists with 21 and third in points with 34. Both superstars are riding eight-game scoring streaks at the moment. Sharp was held scoreless on Saturday against Minnesota snapping his three-game, five-point streak but he has still been a point-per-game player over his last 10 games with 10 points. This line could have a field-day with the Flames 30th-ranked scoring defense on Tuesday night so find a way to fit any combination of them in your lineup.
Nathan MacKinnon ($7,500) – Matt Duchene ($5,800) – Gabriel Landeskog ($7,000)
This line was kept off the scoresheet against the Isles during Colorado’s 5-3 loss last night, but they still remain one of the most productive lines in the league over the last month. MacKinnon leads the three in scoring with 24 points, and all three are the only skaters on the Avs who have hit the 20-point plateau. Monday night snapped a two-point streak for MacKinnon, who has put up nine points and 34 shots in his last 10. Duchene has been one of the hottest scorers in the whole of the league over the last month with 16 points, and five multi-point games, in his last 10 games. Before Monday, Landeskog was coming off back-to-back multi-point outings and was riding a five-game point streak. The Avs have a tough matchup against Cory Schneider and the Devils in New Jersey tonight, but this line has combined to put up 32 points on the road this season, led by Duchene’s impressive 15 points away from home.
Kyle Turris ($6,300) – Bobby Ryan ($5,600) – Mike Hoffman ($5,400)
One of the more underrated top lines in the NHL is the Senators first unit, who are one of only a handful of lines in the NHL with all three players over the 20-point mark. Turris is blossoming into a very good number one center and leads the Sens in goals on the season with 11. He has settled in nicely in between two very solid playmakers in Hoffman and Ryan. Ryan actually started the season on the Senators second line, but jumped up when Hoffman, and then Mark Stone, were both injured and has stuck there ever since. With 21 points in 23 games he’s currently on pace for his best season in Ottawa, and his best season overall since 2010-2011 when he posted 71 points. Hoffman is tied with Ryan with 21 points, is second on the team with 10 goals and sits fourth with 54 shots on goal. The Sens top line will have a great matchup with the Flyers and their starting goalie Steve Mason who, despite shutting out the Rangers over the weekend, holds a 2.78 GAA and .911 SV% on the season.
Max Pacioretty ($7,900) – Tomas Plekanec ($6,100) – Devante Smith-Pelly ($3,000)
This was my top line stack of the evening on today’s Cheat Sheet. Pacioretty has been great in the month of November with points in nine of his last 11 games. He leads the team with 12 goals and has also added 12 assists on the season to sit in a tie with Plekanec for the team lead with 24 points. Plekanec has been equally as hot and productive as Pacioretty with points in nine of his last 11 games as well. Plekanec sits second on the team with 17 assists on the season while adding seven goals. Smith-Pelly had a solid debut on this line with a multi-goal effort but has been quieted his last two outings while only seeing a combined 26 minutes of TOI. Still as long as he is on this line, and he remains as inexpensive as he is right now, consider him for your lineup as a great low-risk, high-reward value play. This line has not seen a drop-off in production since the loss of Brendan Gallagher, but is a better line when he’s there. Still the Canadiens have a great matchup on Tuesday against Columbus so find a way to get this line stack in your DFS lineups.
Anze Kopitar ($5,100) – Marian Gaborik ($4,600) – Tanner Pearson ($3,800)
Kopitar and Gaborik have had their struggles this season but both have found some scoring touch as of late for the Kings. Kopitar has points in four of his last five games and is coming off a two assists game against Chicago over the weekend. He now has 13 points on the season. Those assists came on Gaborik’s two goals, one the game-winner in OT, and now gives Gaborik three goals in his last three games. He’s has an uncharacteristically slow start to his season with only five goals and seven points through 23 games but looks like he might be finally turning the corner. Pearson was a mainstay with Jeff Carter and Tyler Toffoli last season, but finds himself in another prime role on the Kings top line. Despite being held pointless in his last two games, he has 12 points on the season and has put up seven of those in his last 10 games. The King welcome the Canucks tonight who are coming off a 4-0 loss last night in Anaheim.
Jack Eichel ($5,100) – Matt Moulson ($3,600) – Brian Gionta ($3,400)
The Sabres have been shuffling their lines in their top-six due to injuries and inconsistency this season, but they seem like they have settled on something the last few outings. This line has been productive lately with Eichel potting two goals in his last three games. Moulson has bounced around the Sabres lineup but has settled in here and assists in back-to-back games for Buffalo. Gionta had an assist against Carolina on Friday and has 10 SOG in his last four games. The Sabres have a difficult matchup with Detroit’s Petr Mrazek on Tuesday night, but this line should see good opportunity to produce with sufficient ice time and are one of the more cost-effective top-six line stacks available tonight..
Make sure to check out my NHL Cheat Sheet and NHL Targets posts today before finalizing your lineups. As always for any DFS Hockey questions or comments this season, find me on Twitter at: @JHarding_Hockey