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 ($6100) – Nick Foligno ($5800) – Brandon Saad ($5500)
I like this line for the matchup and for the fact it’s full of young talent. The Blue Jackets are inconsistent but can puck in the net at a pretty decent rate and were 12th last year in goals per game. Over the season they upgraded their top line with the acquisition of Brandon Saad from the Hawks and now sport a first line trio of three big bodied forwards who are all also very talented offensively. I think they overpower the Sabres younger D core and have a big night.
Others: I really like the Lightening first line of Stamkos/Callahan/Drouin as mentioned in the Cheat Sheet
Alex Galchenyuk ($4800) – Alexander Semin ($3800) – Lars Eller ($3500)
I love this value trio and think they might end up being the main offensive cog for the Canadians this season. They’ve already started strong and centre Alex Galchenyuk landed three assists in his last game proving he’s ready to step up to elite status this season. The Canadians face an up-tempo Sens team who is by no means a walkover but can be scored on. Don’t be shocked if this game ends up with quite a few goals scored and this line gets itself on the score sheet multiple times again. They’re my favorite value trio of the slate.
Others: Also look to Florida who’s started the season well, the trio of Jussi Jokinen/Vincent Trocheck/Dave Bolland has been hot and are very affordable
Bryan Little ($5000) – Blake Wheeler ($6200) – Andrew Ladd ($5300)
The Jets first line have a lot of size and skill and have started the season well. While many might be targeting the Islanders and their own group of budding young superstars don’t forget about the Jets who have the talent to score with the best teams in the league. The Islanders were much improved last season but still allowed the 7th most goals against in the league. I think this is a great line to use in tournaments as the Jets as a team have started well and could overwhelm the Islanders with their size. This should be a pretty low-owned trio which has good upside.
Other: Don’t overlook the line of Jiri Sekac/Rickard Rakell/Corey Perry on the Ducks who have split up their superstars to get more balanced scoring.