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 linemate scores, stacking players from the same line can prove very fruitful for fantasy purposes. Use these picks to help identify your best line-stacking options ever night.
High Priced First lines
Sidney Crosby $7500 – Phil Kessel $7100 – Chris Kunitz $5100
Last year the Dallas Stars gave up the 4th most goals against in the league and didn’t do much to upgrade their defense this offseason. While it would nice to see Sid Crosby and Phil Kessel get into a regular season groove with each other before using them in fantasy but I don’t think you have that luxury given the sweetness of this matchup. This line should have a ton of chances and will be a good bet to produce multiple goals against a leaky D. Fire them up with confidence in game 1.
Paul Stastny $4600 – Alex Steen $6300 – Vladimir Tarasenko $7000
The Edmonton Oilers allowed the most goals per game in the NHL last year. Even though the Oilers improved a lot over the off season this is still a great matchup for the Blues first line who sports budding superstar and 37 goal scorer Vlad Tarasenko on its right side. Expect Tarasenko to have his way with the Oilers and hopefully get this line off to a fast start for fantasy.
Tyler Johnson $5900 – Ondrej Palat $4900 – Nikita Kucherov $5400
The Triplets are still not being priced like an elite line on DraftKings even though they basically scored like one last year. Philadelphia sports one of the worst defensive groups/goalie combos in the entire league and will be a great target for fantasy all year. Don’t be afraid to use this affordable and reliable combo so you can spend at other places.
Mika Zibanejad $4600 – Bobby Ryan $5400 – Curtis Lazar $2600
This is more of a matchup choice than anything. The Senators second line will get to face off against an improved but still weak Sabres team who finished dead last in the league last year and have a pretty weak defensive core. They should get a lot of soft minutes against rookie Jack Eichel and I won’t be shocked if they take advantage of some opening night jitters. Think about this combo if you’re going for maximum value.
Mikael Granlund $3800 – Zach Parise $7000 – Jason Pominville $5200
I expect the Wild to go completely overlooked on this slate. They will be facing off against the Avalanche who are a young team with a weak D core who allowed the 9th most goals per game in the league in 2014-2015. Parise and Pominville combined for a total of 30 power play points last year and are both focal points for the Wild on special teams. Use this line as a way to differentiate yourself in large scale tournaments. It has as much upside as almost any other big line tonight.
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