Only four games on Wednesday night but some intriguing matchups for some lines looking to continue their hot starts, while others try and get their season’s going.
Ryan Johansen ($6,200) – Brandon Saad ($5,700) – Nick Foligno ($6,000)
One of the top line stacks for Wednesday night is the top-line for the Blue Jackets against Ottawa. Johansen has managed to find the scoresheet in every game this season to the tune of one goal and two assists. Saad and Foligno have scored in two of their three contests and this line will continue to be leaned on to produce for the struggling Blue Jackets looking to turn things around. Total DK cost for this line stack: $17,900.
Ryan Getzlaf ($7,000) – Corey Perry ($7,000)
Getzlaf and Perry have started the season slowly, having been held scoreless through the Ducks first two games. The duo, who were on the ice together for 29 team goals as a point-pair last season, is too good to not break out soon as they take on a Coyotes team they combined to score five points against last season. Total DK cost for this line stack duo: $14,000.
Nathan MacKinnon ($6,400) – Gabriel Landeskog ($6,100) – Alex Tanguay ($4,200)
MacKinnon has come out on fire to start the season, seemingly determined to prove that last season’s 38 points was a fluke that won’t happen again. He and Landeskog are the future of the Avalanche and so far have combined for 10 points (4G, 6A) on the early season, and are playing with the skilled vet Tanguay who has two assists through two games as well. The trio has a favorable matchup against a defensively struggling Bruins team and Tukka Rask, who is a far cry from his past Vezina-winner form. This line stack comes in with a total cap hit of: $16,700.
Kyle Turris ($5,900) – Mark Stone ($5,600) – Mike Hoffman ($5,000)
While having Andrew Hammond helped greatly, this line was a big reason the Senators made the playoffs last season. Stone was the runner-up for the Calder with a 64-point rookie year. Turris has blossomed into the top-flight center that he was projected when he was with Arizona and this line has been the offense for Ottawa so far. Of the eight goals the Senators have scored, four has come from this line and they have seen production on the team’s first power-play unit. They are an affordable, top-line option line stack for your DFS lineup with a good matchup against the struggling Blue Jackets. You can put this trio into your DK DFS Hockey lineup for: $16,500.
Artem Anisimov ($3,500) – Patrick Kane ($7,600) – Artemi Panarin ($3,700)
Any time you can line stack a top-producing line, on a top of the league team, with a premiere player like Kane on it and fit it in under $15,000 you do that all day. Kane is second in the league in scoring with six points in three games and Panarin is second on the Blackhawks behind him with four points. This line will have a great opportunity to produce against the Flyers and will cost you: $14,800.
David Krejci ($5,000) – David Pastrnak ($4,600) – Matt Beleskey ($4,200)
The Bruins are in a state of flux right now with a partial re-build and a salary cap crunch that could cripple them for years. With that being said the Bruins second-line has been a lone bright spot for the team this season and Pastrnak is coming into his own as a potential breakout scorer for the team. The line has pitched in 10 points and will be relied on heavily to produce thanks to the deficiencies on defense and in goal so far this season. In a potential shootout with Colorado this line stack will ring in a cost of: $13,800.
Make sure to check out my NHL Cheat Sheet and Pete Jensen’s NHL Targets posts today before finalizing your lineups. As always for any DFS Hockey questions or comments this season, find me on Twitter at: @JHarding_Hockey