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
Derick Brassard ($5400) – Rick Nash ($7000) – Mats Zuccarello ($5800)
The Rangers first line is getting reunited tonight as Derick Brassard returns from illness. In his absence both Rick Nash and Mats Zuccarello were productive scoring 6 points between them in their last three games. The Rangers take on the Carolina Hurricanes tonight who generally play good defense but are also coming off an OT game from last night versus the Leafs. I think the reinsertion of Brassard should give the Rangers a lift and that means this line will be in a good spot to produce against Carolina who are without their number 1 goalie at the moment in Cam Ward. Eddie Lack played great last night but asking for a repeat performance against a team who has scored the 6th most goals in the NHL so fra this year is asking a lot. I like this line if you want to stack Ranger players for correlation purposes and think they’re in a good spot to have a big game.
Also check out: The Hawks scoring line of Kane/Anisimov/Paranin who have been unstoppable of late and as mentioned in the NHL Cheat Sheet.
Jori Lehtera ($3700) – Robby Fabbri ($3300) – Vladamir Tarasenko ($7800)
This line is one of my favorites for value purposes tonight. Not only do the Blues have a good matchup but all three players will see time on the power play. Both Fabbri and Lehtera have picked up their play since being paired with the great Tarasenko and this line is slowly building trust with the St. Louis coaches (it was the second most used trio at even strength last game). Given that Colorado is dealing with some injuries on the backend and the fact this game has a good chance at devolving into a shootout, targeting these three players isn’t a bad idea at all and saves you a ton of salary room if you do. I like targeting one or both of Fabbri and Lehtera tonight if rostering Tarasenko as it provides you with salary relief and gives you a great shot at some fantasy correlation if Tarasenko scores.
Henrik Zetterberg ($5700) – Justin Abdelkadar ($4500) – Dylan Larkin ($5400)
After a fast start to the season this line has really gone cold for the Red Wings of late. Still, it was encouraging to see Henrik Zetterberg play well in Detroit’s last game as he scored a goal and had 6 SOG as well. A lot of this pick has to do with matchup as I believe this line can keep up some of that momentum tonight versus the Sabres, who are only 20th in killing penalties. Even with their recent struggles all three of these players will play significant ice time (at even strength and the PP) and can produce for you in all fantasy categories as well (including Blocked Shots). As a tournament play I doubt many will be on these three, or Detroit players in general, much if at all tonight so I think their low ownership and the chance for a big correlation game makes them an attractive tournament option.
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