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 ($5800) – Johnny Gaudreau ($7100) – Jiri Hudler ($4500)
The Senators and the Flames meet tonight in the game with the best shot of going over 5.5 goals and so I think targeting a big line from this game for fantasy purposes makes sense. The Senators have received a bit better goaltending of late but got hammered in their last game versus the offensively challenged Canucks and have the second worst penalty kill in the league (the Flames have the worst by the way). Even though both teams are poor defensively I like targeting Calgary’s big line a lot more as they have simply been scoring more consistently and top winger Johnny Gadreau is currently riding a 6 game point scoring streak. I expect this game to be fairly wide open as the Flames have nothing to lose and will be going up against a team as poor defensively as themselves. Expect fireworks and a possible big night from these three.
Also check out: Colorado’s line of Iginla-Grigorenko-Duchene as mentioned in the NHL Cheat Sheet.
Marc Arcabello ($3400) – PA Parenteau ($4400) – Josh Leivo ($2800)
If you need a real cheap value stack tonight I think this is as good a time as any to target the Toronto Maple Leafs forwards. This trio were put together last game and had an immediate impact combining for two goals. With Arcabello and Parenteau seeing consistent time on the power-play together I think using them alongside cheap winger Josh Leivo makes sense, especially since the young forward has now scored in two straight games and is likely to see more ice time and offensive opportunities with the Leafs already looking towards 2016-17. Montreal’s a much better target for opposing skaters without Carey Price in net and considering the rivalry between these two teams, I think you’ll see Toronto be able to get up for this game. Target these three if you’re looking for some salary relief tonight.
Pavel Datsyuk ($6100) – Henrik Zetterberg ($5500) – Gustav Nyquist ($4600)
While the offensive numbers haven’t been there for this line recently both Datsyuk and Zettreberg are still getting well over 20 mins of ice a night and seeing a lot of power-play usage too. While the dynamic duo often skate with Justin Abdelkadar, Gustav Nyquist was moved onto their line for a portion of last game will also see some power-play time. The Avalanche are ranked in the bottom ten of the league for penalty killing and goals against and so a big breakout game is certainly possible here. These three should all be fairly low owned, even on a short late slate, and make for a great tournament target. Don’t be shocked if they break out of their slump in a big way in this game.
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