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
David Backes ($4600) – Vladimir Tarasenko ($7700) – Alexander Steen ($6100)
The Blues first line has been heating up a tiny bit lately and gets a pretty tasty matchup tonight against the Buffalo Sabres tonight. The Sabres haven’t been as bad as some people might have expected this year but I really don’t like this matchup for them. Vladimir Tarasenko has been on a bit of a tear lately with 5 points in four games while David Backes is now skating with this top line and broke out for three points in his first game in this role. The Sabres have been decent defensively but are 25th in the league in penalty killing which is good for fantasy purposes here too as this line will be together most of the night on the PP. There’s good correlation and every chance of a multi-point night making this line a great stack for Thursday.
Others: Also check out the Washington line of Backstrom/Oshie/Ovechkin who get a nice matchup versus Dallas tonight.
Martin Hanzal ($4400) – Anthony Duclair ($4000) – Tobias Rieder ($4000)
This line has really been crushing it lately for the Coyotes and will once again be together on tonight’s slate. While the matchup versus the Canadians doesn’t appear good the Coyotes scoring trio will be going up against MTL backup Mike Condon who has struggled recently and now given up at least 3 goals against in each of his last 3 games. The fact these three see a lot of PP time together too makes them a great stacking option and a way to get more high priced talent in your lineup. Look to this consistent trio for a value option this Thursday.
Others: Also check out Vincent Trocheck/Reilly Smith/Jussi Jokinen from Florida
Kyle Turris ($6200) – Bobby Ryan ($5500) – Mike Hoffman ($5000)
With so many games tonight it’s easy to overlook the first line of the Senators who just happen to have a great matchup against the Blue jackets. The Senators have moved Bobby Ryan up to the first line and that could yield immediate dividends as Ryan has quietly been producing every night on the Sens second line. Both Ryan and Hoffman have 5 points in their last 4 games and playing alongside Kyle Turris could make this line a pretty formidable trio. The three will all see PP time (likely together) and against Columbus, who still sports one of the worst penalty kills in the entire league, this line could have itself a huge night. I love targeting these three in gpps Thursday.
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