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
Evgeny Kuznetsov ($5700) – Alex Ovechkin ($9600) – T.J. Oshie ($6000)
This matchup is pretty simple. The Capitals first line is a great mix of youth, toughness, and pure scoring ability and will be at home against a Flames squad who is giving up a ton of shots on net every night and is getting killed on the PP at the moment. Alex Ovechkin also has a ton of motivation in this game as one more goal will see him surpass Sergei Fedorov for the most by a Russian in the NHL. I think you’ll see the great 8 reach that mark tonight and with all three men working in some fashion on the Caps PP, Ovi will probably bring his line mates along for a nice fantasy game if he does. Expect a big game and get some exposure if you can.
Others: Also check out Malkin/Kessel/Perron of the Penguins as mentioned in my NHL Cheat Sheet article
Dylan Larkin ($4400) – Tomas Tatar ($5100) – Gustav Nyquist ($5200)
With the return of Pavel Datsyuk the entire Detroit lineup gets a bump up tonight but it’s their second line who I’ll be targeting. Youngster Dylan Larkin, who showed a lot of promise while filling in for Datsyuk in his absence, will centre this trio tonight and I love the offensive potential with these three players. With most teams now lining up their best defensive players against the Zetterberg/Datsyuk line this trio should see weaker competition in the future and just be in better spots for big nights going forward. The Wings are going against San Jose goalie Martin Jones in this game who’s been pretty ordinary of late, and with all three men working on the power play correlation shouldn’t an issue here. This is a great line to use for tournaments, and I also like all three as simple value plays for filling out a roster.
Ryan Getzlaf ($6600) – Rickard Rakell ($3100) – Corey Perry ($6800)
After a couple of slow nights people may be off the Ducks top line here, but after blowing a big lead to the Oilers in their last outing, I think the entire Ducks team will be pretty fired up this game. Anaheim has been rotating wingers with their two star players and young Swede Rickard Rakell, who just returned from injury a couple games ago, skated there almost exclusively at even strength in their last game (and recorded two assists while doing so). While Perry and Getlaf will be together all of the night (including on the PP) Rackell is still cheap enough to roster as a value play and could also be out there on the PP at some point after his nice night versus the Oilers. I think using all three in tournaments makes a lot of sense and they’re definitely one of my favorite stacks of the night for that purpose.
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