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
Anze Kopitar ($6100) – Milan Lucic ($4800) – Tyler Toffoli ($6000)
The Kings first line has been rolling of late with 12 points scored between them in their last 4 games. This line now takes most of the top offensive minutes for the Kings and has been producing well since taking over in that role. The Coyotes have been a bit of a surprise this season and find themselves sitting in the playoff race with over half the season gone. They’re no pushover but still rank near the bottom in most offensive categories and have one of the worst penalty killing units in the league—and are actually the worst in the league when at home. This line went scoreless in their last game but there’s all kinds of potential for them to get back on track here. I like them for correlation purposes and they’d be one of my top targets if looking to stack two or three players from a line together for fantasy on Saturday.
Also check out: The Bruins duo of Bergeron/Marchand as mentioned in the NHL Cheat Sheet
Tyler Bozak ($4500) – PA Parenteau ($3800) – Shaun Mattias ($2800)
This is certainly an extreme value stack if you ever needed one and should also be low owned given the struggles of the Leafs offense. While it might seem like a not-profitable idea to target the Leafs there’s potential for this line tonight as they’ll be facing a Canadians team who have given up 4 or more goals in each of their last three games and a goalie who has posted consecutive save percentages of under .900 in his last two starts. This line isn’t the most recognizable group but they’ve been playing a lot of minutes lately and play together as a trio at both even strength and on the PP. The duo of Parenteau and Bozak particularly has been a nice value play for fantasy of late and are averaging nearly 20 mins a night over their last few games, with both seeing an increase in their SOG as well. There’s a chance for some real correlation scoring here and I love the savings you get with this line.
Alex Wennberg ($3800) – Scott Hartnell ($5700) – Brandon Saad ($5900)
While the Blue Jackets have been terrible as a team all year their offense hasn’t been terrible and they seem to be involved in a lot of 5-3 type of games (most of which they lose). The Jackets reunited their top line and best offensive wingers last game and so you can expect this trio to see a lot of time together at even strength and on the PP. These three have produced well before as a line and with the Bruins struggling on the penalty kill while at home I think targeting them in big tournaments makes sense. You don’t need the Blue Jackets to win tonight for this line to have a big game (thankfully) and I could see a lot of goals being scored on both sides. They make for a good contrarian play on a big slate.
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