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
Sean Monahan ($5900) – Jiri Hudler ($4300) – Johnny Gaudreau ($7000)
The Flames top line has really been simmering in their last couple of games and come into this matchup tonight in a great spot to potentially have a huge night. The Canucks have been reeling lately and on top of giving up 15 goals in their last three games they have also given up 30 or more shots in each of their last five appearances as well. This trio can be very hot and cold but with 10 points in their last two games between them you have to love the fact they come into this matchup with a ton of confidence. Stacking wise, they also make for a great fantasy play as they’ll play together at even strength and on the PP; overall they’ll also see more ice on average than almost any first line in the league which only increases the chances for a big game. I love this trio tonight and think they’re a great stacking option for all contests.
Also check out: The line of Giroux-Simmonds-Voracek for Philly who also has a nice matchup against the struggling Canadians.
Adam Henrique ($4700) – Lee Stempniak ($4800) – Joseph Blandisi ($3800)
No one should be confusing the Devils for an offensive powerhouse as they sit last in the league in goals scored on the year as a team. That being said they still have some players who can put the puck in the net consistently and their top line and power play unit is extremely cheap for fantasy. The Islanders as a team have been a tad more giving in terms of goals allowed on the road than at home and will be starting Jaroslav Halak in net tonight, who is coming off a couple bad performances (has posted save percentages of under .900 in four of his last five games). This is a line that will see a lot of PP time together and could easily provide you with multiple goals and a lot of correlation scoring. If you’re looking for a cheap stacking option tonight, this is one of my top choices.
Ryan O’Reilly ($6100) – Evander Kane ($6300) – Sam Reinhart ($4300)
The Blue Jackets have certainly been better as a team lately defensively, allowing two or less goals in four of their six starts. However, that being said this is still a team that struggles at shutting down the oppositions top scoring options and allows the sixth most shots per game in the entire league. Buffalo’s top line is dynamic with playmaker Ryan O’Reilly manning centre, and goal scoring threats Evander Kane and Sam Reinhart offering pretty big goal scoring upside on the wings. The Sabres power-play (which these three all play on) has been in the top half of the league in terms of efficiency all season and this matchup and game—which has the highest O/U on the slate—has the potential to devolve into a shootout given the goaltending and weaker D’s. I like targeting these three for tournaments and think they’ll be overlooked for the most part even on the short slate.
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