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.
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High Priced First lines
Tyler Seguin ($8900) – Jamie Benn ($8100) – Patrick Sharp ($6100)
While this choice may seem painstakingly simple there’s really no reason not to play the Stars first line tonight. The matchup between the Stars and the Jets has the highest expected total on the slate and if lots of scoring is going to happen at least some of it will come from the Stars first line. Outside of Jason Spezza (who’s also played with Seguin and Benn at times) no other Stars forward has reached double digit points yet on the season. The Jets are by no means a bottom feeder but have been allowing more shots on net recently and also rank in the bottom third of the league in goals against. This game has a lot of potential for both sides to net 3-5 goals and not having at least some exposure to this line is probably a mistake. Consider them before all others when making lineups tonight.
Others: The other top line I’d recommend looking at tonight is Little/Wheeler/Ladd of the Jets, they’re also in a great spot to score some points in a potential high scoring game.
Steven Stamkos ($7500) – Valtteri Filppula ($3200) – Jonathan Drouin ($4000)
The Lightening have been suffering offensively thus far in 2015-16 and only rank 24th in the league in goals per game at the moment. That being said tonight they get a great matchup versus Calgary who is last in the league in goals against per game and second last in killing penalties. Steven Stamkos will be skating with the talented Jonathan Drouin tonight and while the pair haven’t done much lately it’s quite possible they have a breakout here versus the Flames. Using Filppula for a complete line stack makes sense as well as the Flames have been just as bad at even strength this year as they have been on the penalty kill and rank 4th last in even strength goal differential. This is great value line to target considering the matchup and talent you’re getting and definitely one I’d at least consider for tonight’s slate.
Nathan MacKinnon ($7400) – Matt Duchene ($5200) – Gabriel Landeskog ($7000)
While many may look at the Bruins as a tough opponent the truth is they’ve been allowing goals at an alarming rate thus far in 2015 and their starting goalie tonight, Tukka Rask has been extremely inconsistent all year. The Avalanche beefed up their top line recently putting their three young studs together on the first line and it’s paid off nicely as the trio recorded 5 points together in their last game. I love the talent of this line and the fact they’ll all be playing together on the PP at some point as well. This line screams big game to me and with the way Boston’s goalies have been playing the matchup is there for a big night too. Consider them in all formats tonight when making rosters.
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