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
Ryan Johansen ($6300) – Brandon Saad ($5800) – Nick Foligno ($6000)
The Blue Jackets first line has produced well this year and Brandon Saad is particularly off to a hot start with three goals in four games. I love the size and skill on this line and think they will give all sorts of problems to a weaker Leafs defense who is being backed up by an even weaker goaltending duo at the moment. The Blue Jackets had some promise to start the season but have started slow and will be desperate for a win tonight. Expect to see these two teams fill the net and a possible big night from Columbus’ first line.
Others: The Ducks have started slow but their first line of Ryan Getzlaf/Jiri Sekac/Corey Perry could get on track tonight vs. a leaky Avalanche team.
Anze Kopitar ($5700) – Dustin Brown ($3700) – Marian Gaborik ($5500)
The Kings haven’t started the season with as much success as I might have hoped and with the slow start comes a juggling of the lines. Dustin Brown is slated to play with top centre Kopitar and Marian Gaborik tonight and the insertion of Brown might be just what this line needs. I can’t see Kopitar going much longer without a point and the savings you get with this line make it a pretty decent value target tonight, even against a decent opponent in the Wild. If you’re looking for a cheap line to fill out a tournament roster this is one of your best bets for the night.
Others: The Detroit second line of Richards/Tatar/Jurco is extremely cheap and has upside as well as a contrarian play in tournaments.
Tyler Bozak ($4400) – James Van Riemsdyk ($6300) – Leo Komarov ($3000)
While many DFS players will be targeting skaters versus the Maple Leafs all year their opponent tonight (the Blue Jackets) have been almost as bad defensively to start the season. The Leafs top line may not be super-skilled but Bozak and Van Riemsdyk have produced well together in the past and the addition of Leo Komarov could add a certain spark tonight. This line is affordable and could easily see a multi-point night based on their opponent and the fact they are Toronto’s best power play unit as well. My favorite target for tournaments.
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