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
Claude Giroux ($7000) – Wayne Simmonds ($6600) – Jakub Voracek ($6400)
After a slow start the Flyers top line has been in good form for fantasy of late scoring 12 points in their last four games. The Flyers as a team are on a three game losing streak but they’ve also had to play three of the toughest/hottest teams in the league during that span. Tonight they have a home game against the Sabres who haven’t been terrible defensively this year but are coming off a 7-4 thrashing at the hands of the Panthers. The Sabres goalie Robin Lehner has been solid since returning but will need to rebound here against what should be a motivated Flyers squad. The great thing about using the Flyers top line as a stack for fantasy is that they all play together on the Power Play and will see a ton of offensive opportunities together, making the potential for correlation scoring very high. This is a great line for stacking purposes and look to be in a great position for a potential big night here. They’re one of my top stacks of the night.
Also check out: The Blackhawks top line of Jonathan Toews-Marian Hossa-Andrew Shaw.
Rickard Rakell ($4600) – Corey Perry ($6500) – Patrick Maroon ($3100)
The Anaheim Ducks are simmering right now and have won 6 of their last 7 games. Part of the reason for their resurgence is that they are getting balanced scoring from their top two lines. With Corey Perry now playing alongside Rickard Rakell—both at even strength and on the power-play—the correlation potential for this second line is definitely higher than it has been in the past. These two players combined for four points in their last outing, including 2 power-play points, and have a really nice matchup against the Columbus Blue Jackets tonight who are last in the league in goals against and below average in killing penalties. I like the Ducks offense tonight in general and think using Perry and Rakell alongside Maroon is an excellent way to get a cheap stack on your team with a ton of scoring potential for fantasy.
Leon Draisaitl ($5300) – Taylor Hall ($6700) – Iiro Pakarinen ($2700) or Nail Yakupov ($3800)
The Oilers have not been good lately and have been outscored by a ridiculous margin in their last three games. However, after a couple tough games it’s easy to forget that they still have one of the most talented groups of young forwards in the league that are capable of breaking out at anytime. The Oilers have played much better at home this year compared to the road and will be getting a Toronto Maple Leafs squad who are going through similar struggles and have now allowed ten goals against in their last 2 games. I think you might see a more wide-open, high scoring game between these two teams and would recommend looking at the duo of Hall and Draisaitl for tournaments tonight. The two have been slow lately but will be low owned tonight and are in a nice spot to potentially breakout. Pair them with Yakupov (power-play) or Pakarinen (even-strength) if looking for the full stack.
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