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.
High Priced First lines
Max Pacioretty ($7600) — Brendan Gallagher ($5300) — Tomas Plekanec ($6000)
This has been one of the most consistent lines to start the year as the trio is up to 19 points overall between them through 7 games. Tonight they get the Sabres who are incredibly young up front and going to be in over their heads vs. the undefeated Habs. Targeting this line for a multi-point night is probably one of the easiest calls of the slate and I think they make for a great upside play in tournaments. If using one of these players for cash game purposes Gallagher is probably the best value and has been getting a ton of shots on net, giving him a high floor for fantasy purposes. I love all three though in this matchup and am expecting a big night.
Others: The line of Wheeler/Little/Ladd for the Jets have been lighting it up recently (as suggested in the NHL Cheat Sheet).
Riley Sheahan ($3600) – Tomas Tatar ($5100) – Gustav Nyquist ($5100)
The Flames have been giving up a ton of shots on net (7th worst in the league) and have also allowed the third most goals against per game so far in the young season. This offensive minded trio of the Red Wings have picked it up recently and have 5 points as a line over their last three games. This matchup screams breakout though as the Flames have allowed skilled players to have their way with them so far in 2015-16. I love the fact this trio can be had for well under $15000 in total salary and leaves you a ton of room to add more high quality players. Don’t be shocked if you see a multi-point night and all three of these forwards get on the scoresheet.
Others: The line of Alex Galchenyuk/Alex Semin/Lars Eller are in a great spot tonight vs. Buffalo and highly affordable, a great contrarian play possibly for tournies too.
Benoit Pouliot ($3600) – Connor McDavid ($5400) – Nail Yakupov ($4100)
This line has a sizzling 12 points over their past three games and is benefitting from getting softer minutes as the second line in Edmonton. While Pouliot may not be a huge scorer both Yakupov and McDavid have oodles of offensive potential and have been working well together since being joined up. This matchup isn’t great but consider that the Capitals are playing their third game in four nights and will also be starting their backup goalie versus Edmonton tonight. There is serious potential for a big night again from this line and with most people still viewing Edmonton as a complete dud for fantasy most people won’t be rostering them. They make a for a great contrarian play in tournaments for tonight’s slate.
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