With only 4 NHL games on the docket for Wednesday night we have another limited player pool for DraftKings DFS Hockey players to choose from. But fret not, there are superstars, and value buys to be had on the Line Stack front. Let’s take a look:
Blake Wheeler ($7,200) – Bryan Little ($5,200) – Andrew Ladd ($5,500)
This was my top line stack of the night on my Cheat Sheet for tonight’s action. The Jets trio is one of the most underrated in the entire league, and they are led by Wheeler who has quietly put up 14 points (tied-sixth in the NHL) this season and is currently on-pace for a career season. Little has put up all 11 of his points in his last 10 games, and has three multi-point efforts in his last five games and is averaging 3.5 FPPG on the season. Ladd is more the forgotten one of the three but is a very solid contributor to the line and has managed eight points in 12 games this year. The line has a great matchup with the Maple Leafs on Wednesday night who turn to James Reimer again with a banged up Jonathan Bernier remaining sidelined.
Jonathan Toews ($6,500) – Artemi Panarin ($5,000) – Ryan Garbutt ($3,000)
Toews is one of the hottest scorers in the league at the moment. The Blackhawks Captain has put up all five of his goals this season over his last five games and is riding back-to-back multi-point outings. Panarin has been moved up to Toews’ wing over the last few games and has a point in three consecutive games, all assists, and has put nine shots on goal in that span. Garbutt, acquired in the Patrick Sharp trade, has found his way to the Hawks top-line thanks to Marian Hossa’s injury has assists in both games since getting the bump up. This line seems to be clicking at the moment, and Garbutt makes it a top line stack at affordable price to DFS players.
Nick Bjugstad ($5,800) – Jaromir Jagr ($5,700) – Jonathan Huberdeau ($5,300)
Jagr is set to return to the Panthers lineup on Wednesday night after missing Florida’s previous few games with an injury. Once he is back in the lineup he is a great play as he had managed 10 points and 23 SOG in his first nine games of the season. Bjudstad has filled in admirably for the injured Aleksander Barkov, and has four points in five games centering this line since Barkov went down. Huberdeau has been up and down this season and is in the midst of a scoreless streak since Jagr was out of the lineup. He has continued to shoot the puck with seven shots on goal in his last four outings and with the return of Jagr to the line could see an uptick in production once again Wednesday against the Ducks.
Corey Perry ($6,900) – Ryan Kesler ($4,800) – Carl Hagelin ($3,800)
The Ducks are one of the huge surprises of the season so far with only two wins and 14 goals scored in their first 11 games. Missing Ryan Getzlaf has been a big loss, but this line could have a chance to do some damage against Panthers starter Roberto Luongo who has been porous as of late, giving up three goals a game in four of his last five starts. A matchup like this could be just what Corey Perry (0G, 3A, 22 SOG) needs to find his mojo again and get going offensively this season. Hagelin is an intriguing value play on the wing and has the potential right now to not only produce at even strength, but on the penalty-kill as well thanks to his game-breaking speed.
Mark Scheifele ($4,700) – Nikolaj Ehlers ($4,800) – Mathieu Perreault ($3,900)
This Jets second line rounds out the quite possibly the most underrated top-six in the NHL. Scheifele is a fantastic second pivot for the Jets and has five points, all assists, in his last seven games as well as seven blocks and 28 SOG on the season. Ehlers is one of the best rookies in the league at the moment and has managed nine points (4G, 5A) and leads all rookie skaters with 43 SOG. Perreault was having a career season last year through 62 games before an injury ended his season prematurely. Now healthy, he has reprised his role in the Jets top-six and has a goal and seven assists on the year. Like their first like, the Jets number two line has been a source of great production for the team this season and will have a potentially fantastic scoring matchup with Toronto on Wednesday night.
Make sure to check out my NHL Cheat Sheet and Pete Jensen’s NHL Targets posts today before finalizing your lineups. As always for any DFS Hockey questions or comments this season, find me on Twitter at: @JHarding_Hockey