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 every night.
High Priced First lines
Patrice Bergeron ($7400) – Brad Marchand ($6200) – David Pastrnak ($3900)
The Bruins will play the Rangers tonight which isn’t the horrible matchup that it appears to be at first site. The Rangers have allowed 3 or more goals in three of their last five games and are in the middle of the pack in most defensive categories as a team. With their goaltending being a little shaky right now too this is a perfect time to target them with the league’s best power play team in a perceived bad matchup. With David Krecji out both Brad Marchand and Patrice Bergeron will see increased minutes on the power play for the Bruins and young line-mate David Pastrnak will join them at even strength. This line features two of the Bruins best goal scorers and a young player with good offensive potential who provides you with nice value. If you’re looking for a potential explosive line to play tonight I think this is it and won’t be shocked if the Bruins light up the scoreboard in this spot.
Also check out: The Panthers first line of Barkov/Huberdeau/Jagr as mentioned in the NHL cheat sheet.
Joe Pavelski ($7700) – Joe Thornton ($5100) – Tomas Hertl ($4400)
The Sharks typically spread their talent out over their top three lines which sometimes makes things hard to predict scoring wise, but also gives you good value plays when targeting them for fantasy. Tomas Hertl is a nice, versatile young player who is now playing on the top line with two of the Sharks best offensive core players in Thornton and Pavelski. While the trio may be split up at times on the Power Play both Thornton and Pavelski will play together for the most part on special teams with Hertl also getting time with the second PP. Ultimately the matchup tonight is great for these three as the Flames give up a ton of goals and have the worst penalty kill in the league by far. The Sharks lit up the Leafs in their last game and this line is in a spot to potentially be a great value play on tonight’s slate. Target them for some nice correlation scoring if possible.
Derick Brassard ($5500) – Mats Zuccarello ($5700) – J.T. Miller ($3400)
The Rangers have struggled a bit defensively of late but they’ve still been good on the offensive end, scoring 5 or more goals in two of their last four games as a team. The Rangers rank 5th in goals scored as a team and have a decent power play which makes targeting their lines fairly intriguing for tournament purposes. Four of the last five Ranger games has seen 7 or more goals scored making this game a possible shootout and also giving this line a great shot at getting some fantasy points. While Rick Nash has moved off the wing with Brassard and Zuccarello, Miller is a decent young forward who will also see time on the second Power Play unit and provides you with nice salary relief. These three have a nice matchup and should provide good correlation scoring, they’ll likely be very low owned in tournaments.
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