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
Mark Scheifele ($5200) – Blake Wheeler ($6900) – Nikolaj Ehlers ($4200)
The Jets mixed up their top lines recently and the results have been interesting and encouraging. Rookie Nik Ehlers had a hat trick recently and has benefitted immensely from playing with the Jets top offensive player in Blake Wheeler. The good news for fantasy is that for stacking purposes this line is playing together at even strength and on the Power Play which boosts their correlation potential significantly. Neither of the Hurricanes goalies have been particularly good this season and as a team they sport a pretty dismal road penalty killing unit making them a decent target for skaters, especially on a short slate. There’s potential for a big night from this line and I’d definitely consider them as a high upside stack for tournaments.
Also check out: The Ducks first line of Getzlaf-Stewart-Perron as mentioned in the NHL cheat Sheet
Rickard Rackell ($4400) – Corey Perry ($6500) – Patrick Maroon ($2800)
The Ducks have a great matchup tonight versus the Coyotes who have allowed 16 goals in their last three games and have some of the weakest goaltending in the league at the moment. The Ducks split up their top two players recently which means that Corey Perry will be playing alongside Maroon and Rackell at even strength. While Maroon doesn’t typically do much offensively Rackell will see time with Getzlaf and Perry on the PP making him a great target for stacking. The young Swede has played better of late and is producing at a decent clip now after a slow start. I’d consider using all three of these players together tonight though in tournaments as its possible one of, or both of, the top lines for the Ducks have a big night.
Alex Wennberg ($3700) – Scott Hartnell ($5700) – Brandon Saad ($6000)
Many people will likely be targeting the weak defense and goaltending of the Blue Jackets with their picks on this slate but it goes both ways as the Blue Jackets skaters have just as good a matchup for fantasy with the very up and down Flames squad. This line has been pretty consistent for fantasy purposes since getting put together and even though centre Alex Wennberg doesn’t score a ton he’s still incredibly cheap and gets a ton of PP time with two very solid scoring wingers. Scott Hartnell now has points in his last four games and both him and Saad will be in a good position for a big game here against the leagues third worst penalty killing unit. I’d target the Blue Jackets in general tonight for tournaments as they could go overlooked and think this line has correlation potential against a weak opponent. They’ll see a ton of ice together and should have some cracks on the PP too.
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