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
Tyler Seguin ($8500) – Jamie Benn ($8000) – Patrick Sharp ($6000)
Sometimes the most obvious play is the best one and that is definitely a motto I would keep in mind tonight when making lineups. The Stars first line has been killing it to start the year with Jamie Benn and Tyler Seguin both near the league lead in points. Patrick Sharp may not play with the dynamic duo all the time but he does see a lot of Power Play time with them. Tonight versus the Maple Leafs who are near the worst in the league in penalty killing, and who have been getting sub-par goaltending so far in 2015, the Stars top line is a must target for me in all formats. In a tournament rostering all three of these players is a great idea as they could produce multiple points and be the main source of fantasy points on a short slate. Get some exposure to Dallas’ top line tonight.
Others: The other top line I’d recommend looking at tonight is Carter/Toffoli/Lucic on the Kings, they’ve been playing great since being put together.
Nazem Kadri ($5000) – Leo Komarov ($3300) – James van Riemsdyk ($6300)
The Leafs have been bad this season but will be facing a Stars team who have traditionally allowed a lot of goals against as well and currently rank 17th in goals against. While I’m not very fond of the Leafs as a team they do have a couple skilled players up front and on a short slate targeting the game with the highest over/under (Dallas/Toronto) is probably a good idea. Both van Riemsdyk and Kadri will see time on the first Power Play unit and Leo Komarov has been playing well on the opposite side of van Riemsdyk all year. At a mere $3300 he really makes this an intriguing under-priced trio who are in a spot where they should see a little more open ice than usual against the run and gun Stars. I like them as a value play.
Claude Giroux ($6800) – Wayne Simmonds ($5300) – Jakub Voracek ($6500)
While Voracek and Simmonds have switched spots a couple times this year, both have spent time playing with the Flyers number one centre Claude Giroux, and all three of this trio are still a part of the Flyers number one Power Play unit as well. On a 3 game night all of the team’s first unit power-plays can be considered and I really like the fact that this Flyers unit will probably be the least owned of any teams first liners. The Canucks have started the season well defensively but the Flyers are talented enough up front to break out against anyone. The size of the Philly wingers could pose huge problems for Vancouver on defense and open up some space for Giroux as well. I’d give these three consideration in tournaments.
As always hit me up on twitter as @thefantasygrind with lineup questions or other DFS questions GL!