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
Brock Nelson ($4200) – John Tavares ($8100) – Kyle Okposo ($6000)
This line hasn’t exactly been tearing things up recently but the trio have been playing together for a while now and have worked well as a unit overall. Even if we haven’t seen a point explosion from these 3 of late this matchup definitely provides them with an opportunity for one. The Avalanche are in the bottom half of the league in penalty killing and shots against, providing fertile ground for a nice game from all Islander scorers. The fact these three often get out on the PP together makes it a perfect storm of sorts and there’s a very good chance we’ll see some correlation scoring between these three. They’re my best line of the night in a great matchup.
Others: Also check out the Vancouver line of Sedin-Sedin-Vrbata who I mentioned in the NHL Cheat sheet and who have been near unstoppable of late
Leon Draisaitl ($4100) – Taylor Hall ($6900) – Teddy Purcell ($3500)
This almost seems unfair. The Oilers top line has been in a mini-slum of late but had a decent game versus the tough Penguins two days ago. The Oilers should have a lot of confidence off that win and against the cellar dwelling Maple Leafs, who will be starting their third string goalie tonight, I think there’s every chance this line has a big night. Playing in front of many friends and fans from his junior hockey days I’d expect Taylor Hall to have a big night and love the price tags on the offensive minded Purcell and Draisaitl. This unit has also been playing together lots on the PP and the correlation scoring is definitely there for the taking tonight.
Ryan Getzlaf ($6300) – Corey Perry ($6500) – Rickard Rakell ($3400)
I doubt a ton of people will be on the Ducks tonight as their offense has been extremely hit or miss this season and they’re playing a Vancouver team who’s been solid of late in net. This trio does have big game potential though as we found out three games ago when the line went off for an incredible 10 points against the Flames. You get great correlation with these three too as they all play on the PP and are usually the Ducks most relied on line. I love using Perry and Getlaf in tournaments especially as the duo almost always have big games together and for fantasy can give you those big nights you need to take down a GPP. Expect low ownership and use 2 or all 3 if you’re looking for a contrarian play in a GPP tonight.
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