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
Sidney Crosby ($7900) – Phil Kessel ($7300) – Chris Kunitz ($5200)
While this top line has had a slow start to the season they are playing the Ottawa Senators tonight who have given up the second most shots per game thus far in 2015 and are also playing on the backend of back to back games. The Pens first line has still been getting a ton of ice time (over 28% share at regular strength last game) and will also get the first crack on most power plays. I think this is a potential breakout spot for all three of these players and would be shocked if you don’t see multiple points from at least one of them.
Other: The Blues take on the Oilers who have given up the most shots per game thus far on the season. Paul Stastny – Alex Steen – Vladimir Tarasenko could have a big game tonight too.
Tyler Johnson ($6000) – Ondrej Palat ($4800) – Nikita Kucherov ($5500)
While this trio isn’t super cheap they are much less expensive than most top lines and offer the same amount of upside. The Stars are the perfect example of a team that loves to play river boat hockey and gave up a ton of goals per game in 2014-15. This duo will likely spend less time matched up with Dallas’ star top line and more time in the Stars offensive zone, making a big night extremely possible. They’re a great target on this slate.
Other: The Predators get the NYI tonight who aren’t strong in net and have given up over 30 shots per game on the season. The line of Ribeiro – Neal – Forsberg is extremely affordable and will see a lot of ice on the PP. Another cheaper option with upside tonight.
Connor Mcdavid ($5600) – Benoit Pouliot ($3900) – Nail Yakupov ($4100)
The Oilers played in Dallas two nights ago and even though they lost their best line was easily the McDavid line. Connor McDavid recorded his first goal of the year and could easily had more points as his line just missed out on a few scoring chances late in that game. This is the Oilers home opener and I won’t be shocked if they keep up the solid play they showed in game 3 and take it to the Blues. If the Oilers do win this game it’s likely because this line once again showed up on the scoresheet. They’d be a risky gamble but could pay off big in tournaments.
Other: The Sabres line of Jack Eichel – Evander Kane – Brian Gionta could be a good tournament target tonight against Florida. Gionta’s return gives the line a little boost.