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
Jason Spezza ($5900) – Tyler Seguin ($8700) – Jamie Benn ($8000)
This dominant line was reunited recently and produced immediate results in their first game together. Tonight they get a nice matchup versus Carolina who I’m not convinced can fully shut down the Stars top unit. The Hurricanes actually have one of the lowest shots against totals in the league thus far but are still in the bottom half of the league in penalty killing at a below 80% clip. The Canes will also be trotting out backup net minder Eddie Lack tonight who’s yet to record a save percentage of over .900 in any of the three games he’s played. This could get ugly and I’d definitely recommend getting some exposure to this line tonight.
Others: The other top line I’d recommend looking at tonight that will see time on the power play together is Draisaitl/Hall/Nugent-Hopkins on the Oilers as mentioned in my NHL Cheat Sheet article
Riley Sheahan ($3,500) – Gustav Nyquist ($5300) – Tomas Tatar ($5200)
In a great matchup versus the helpless Maple Leafs targeting this scoring line of Detroit’s is a great way to get some real upside in your lineups at a reduced price. Both Tatar and Nyquist have been consistent scorers for the Wings, with both posting 27 goals or more last year. Lately this line has started to heat up too as trio have 8 points between them in their last three games. All three men take time on the PP with Nyquist and Tatar usually seeing time with the first unit. You can pair two or all three together though as the Wings are in a great spot and the savings here will help you in other areas. I love this trio tonight.
Evgeni Malkin ($7200) – Phil Kessel ($7300) – David Perron ($4300)
Versus a weaker defensive team like the Oilers this is a great time to target Pittsburgh’s second scoring line of Malkin/Kessel/Perron who will likely go under the radar tonight and be very under owned. Pittsburgh has started the season slowly offensively but versus the Oilers, who give up lots of shots on net and scoring chances, this is a great spot for them to break out. Malkin and Kessel are obviously the two big offensive stars on this line and will see work on the first PP unit too. Perron has a bit of a revenge narrative tonight though as he’s playing the Oilers who traded him to Pitt last season. I like all three of these players and think they’re a great target in tournaments.
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