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
Joe Thornton ($5100)– Joe Pavelski ($7700)– Thomas Hertl ($4400)
The Sharks have had some explosive fantasy games recently and I really like the production this line has given us. The Sharks as a team have scored 16 goals in their last three games and will be at home tonight against an Oilers team who really struggles on the road, and has one of the worst Goals against for road teams in the entire league. The Sharks Power Play has been really effective most of the year and with Joe Pavelski and Joe Thornton as mainstays on the first unit you can expect some correlation from these two if the Sharks score on the man advantage. Thomas Hertl is a nice two-way player who has been skating with these two at even strength and has produced a bit recently in his new role. He’ll also see some power play time, albeit in a lessor role. Ultimately this is a case of a hot line and hot team taking on a weak road opponent and I think the matchup makes rostering this top trio from the Sharks a great idea for DFS tonight.
Also check out: The Preds top line of Ryan Johansen/James Neal and whoever ends up suiting up on their wing. The Preds have a nice matchup and could even be used with Filip Forsberg who should join them at times on the Power Play.
Pavel Datsyuk ($5800) – Tomas Tatar ($5000) – Darren Helm ($3300)
This line was put together recently for the Detroit Red Wings and has been producing well with 7 points between them in their last three games. While Detroit hasn’t been an offensive juggernaut this season they still have a lot of talent up front and none more-so than Pavel Datsyuk who anchors this line. I love the fact the Wings paired their most talented sniper in Thomas Tatar with him and think that long term you could see some serious fantasy production from these two. Darren Helm is a nice compliment as well and will be more than willing to do the dirty work cycling at even strength. While Helm won’t see Power Play time with his two offensive line mates he does make rostering this line very affordable. I love the matchup against the defensively weak Coyotes who struggle on the penalty kill. They’re a great value option tonight.
Leon Draisaitl ($5000) – Benoit Pouliot ($4100) – Jordan Eberle ($5000)
The Oilers mixed up their top two lines last game and it immediately paid dividends for fantasy purposes as this line exploded for 7 points and was a force all game. The Oilers get a tougher matchup tonight versus the Sharks but are getting healthier up front which should help with scoring and line matchups. All three of these players will see Power Play time and were used as a unit in most situations last game, I expect that trend to continue here. The Sharks have been up and down defensively of late, holding opponents to 1 goal or less in two of their last four games, but also allowing 4 or more goals against in 3 of their last 7 games. This line saw the most ice of any trio last game for Edmonton and I won’t be shocked if that’s the case again tonight. Ultimately I like the potential here for another big fantasy game for this line and think they make an excellent value stack, and potentially low owned option.
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