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 ($6900) – Wayne Simmonds ($6600) – Brayden Schenn ($4500)
I whiffed last night when recommending this trio but will give them a chance at redemption here against another weak Canadian team. The Flyers are taking on the Leafs tonight who, if you haven’t already heard, are terrible and have now let in four or more goals in five of their last six games. Goalie Jonathan Bernier will be starting in net for the Leafs tonight and he has struggled all season, and now posted save percentages of well under .900 in his last three starts. This line may be coming off a bagel in terms of points scored last night but the fact all three will play together on the power-play and at even strength make them one of the best stacks in the business in terms of producing a potentially big fantasy total. If you’re into stacking, I’d definitely think about attacking this weak Leafs D with the Flyers top line tonight, there’s simply a ton of upside in the matchup.
Also check out: The line of Seguin—Benn—Sharp tonight as the Stars v Bruins game has a high O/U total and the potential for a big game from both teams top lines.
Mike Ribeiro ($3700) – Filip Forsberg ($5700) – Craig Smith ($4100)
The Predators have been a pretty solid team offensively all season and have been rolling pretty balanced lines ever since adding Ryan Johansen. Instead of targeting Johansen’s line though I’d instead recommend checking out this much cheaper trio for Nashville who have lit it up for 8 points in their last two outings. These three were played the most of any Predator’s trio at even strength in their last game and will also all see time on the power-play as well, giving all three more fantasy upside. I love the value you’re getting with Mike Ribeiro especially on this line as he has been more effective offensively of late and benefits from having a shoot first type of winger like Forsberg on his side. Look to this trio if you need an effective yet affordable stack tonight.
Matt Duchene ($6600) – Jarome Iginla ($4500) – Mikhail Grigorenko ($3100)
There’s no doubt that one of the best games to target tonight is the Oilers-Avalanche contest as it has one of the highest O/U on the slate and will feature two goalies who are prone to giving up big games, regardless of who starts. However, while many may lean towards the MacKinnon line, it is this trio who have really been producing lately for Colorado. Jarome Iginla has recorded 18 SOG and four goals over his last four games and looks to be playing inspired hockey of late. At only $4500 he makes this trio very affordable and is one of the best value plays on the entire slate himself given the matchup. Overall, all three men will see time on the power-play against an Oilers squad who have been sub-par in that area over the last stretch and just in general make for a great opponent for your skaters. I like using these three if you’re looking for a possibly lower owned stack tonight and think they make a great tournament target.
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