With nine games and ample star power to choose from for Tuesday night’s contests, let’s take a look at some top, and value, line combos to help you stack your DFS hockey lineups:
Tyler Seguin ($8,000) – Jamie Benn ($7,300) – Cody Eakin ($4,400)
You might not have enough to put all three in your lineup, but certainly getting two will help against a struggling Oilers team. The line was changed up a bit on Saturday when Eakin was moved up from his bottom-six role and netted two goals in his first game playing with Seguin and Benn. Seguin and Benn have been two of the most prolific scorers in the game over the past two seasons so the duo, and anyone on a line with them, are always a good option on any given night.
Alexander Ovechkin ($9,000) – T.J. Oshie ($5,100) – Evgeny Kuznetsov ($5,200)
For the Capitals to be successful this season they will need to get production throughout the lineup. Two players that they will heavily rely on are Oshie and Kuznetsov. DFS hockey players know what you will get from Ovechkin and he’s always worth the money, but the other two could stick on this line even after Nick Backstrom returns. While Ovechkin found the scoresheet on Saturday, Oshie and Kuznetsov were held scoreless but all have a good matchup against San Jose Tuesday where the first line will be looked on to drive the scoring.
Vladimir Tarasenko ($7,200) – Alexander Steen ($6,400) – Paul Stastny ($4,800)
This line looked great during the preseason and has continued to be the best line that Ken Hitchcock ices on a nightly basis for the Blues. Tarasenko has kept up his scoring ways from last season with two goals, one assist and 10 SOG in his first two games of the year. Steen added a goal and an assist himself on Saturday against Minnesota and Stastny is a dynamic playmaker who should thrive between the two sniping wingers in a good matchup against the Flames on Tuesday.
Dylan Larkin ($3,700) – Henrik Zetterberg ($6,600) – Justin Abdelkader ($4,600)
This is one line that is as hot as any in the league at the moment. Larkin, 19, one of Detroit’s top prospects is proving his worth after entering training camp with questions about whether he would even make the roster. He has settled in nicely on the Red Wings first-line with veterans Zetterberg and Abdelkader who both have four points through the team’s first two games, including a season-opening hat-trick from Abdelkader. Both Zetterberg and Larkin are centers in DraftKings so to get this line together throw one in your “Utility” slot, but with a combined value of $14,900 it’s hard to pass on this line against a Lightning team on the second game of a two day back-to-back.
J.T. Miller ($3,600) – Oscar Lindberg ($3,000) – Viktor Stalberg ($3,300)
Another pleasant surprise of the first week of the season is the Rangers third-line of Miller, Lindberg and Stalberg. All have found the scoresheet in multiple games this season with Lindberg (4 goals) and Miller (4 assists) finding it in all three. The Rangers have a favorable matchup on Tuesday against a Jets team coming off playing a game on Monday against the Islanders.
Jaromir Jagr ($5,000) – Aleksander Barkov ($4,700) – Jonathan Huberdeau ($6,100)
The ageless wonder playing with the two stud kids, the Panthers top-line is something to be excited about this season. In their season opening 7-1 win against the Flyers the line combined for five points (2G, 3A) and seven SOG. They were shutout on Monday by the same Flyers team but have an immediate bounceback opportunity against the winless Hurricanes on Tuesday.
Check out today’s Cheat Sheet and NHL Targets for more lineup help and as always for any DFS Hockey questions or comments this season, find me on Twitter at: @JHarding_Hockey