2 Daily Fantasy Hockey Stacks for 10/11/19
When playing NHL DFS -- much like MLB DFS -- stacking is key. Having multiple players from the same team, who correlate together, can bring your lineup upside and help you maximize potential points.
You can roster up to four players from the same team in NHL, and you should look to have players from the same forward line or power-play unit together. Shared ice time is the key, as it will maximize their ability to contribute to real-life goals with each other, ultimately leading to more fantasy points for us.
Generally, we don't see late scratches in the NHL, and the team's lines are confirmed at practice or before the game. Two of the best resources for that are LeftWingLock.com or DailyFaceOff.com. That is where you can find updated forward and power-play lines for each team.
The Carolina Hurricanes are at home and boasting a 4-0 record to start the season, but can they keep it going tonight?
It's been mentioned before and I'm going to say it again -- the Hurricanes are a great team to target in NHL DFS since they love to shoot the puck. They finished last season with the second-highest Corsi For and are on that same path this season, holding the fourth-highest spot through four games. Tons of shot attempts lead to the fantasy points from shots, which is their floor of points, but also leads to plenty of goal upside, which is where the upside comes from. They are up against the New York Islanders -- who are generally known as a better defensive team -- but haven't been playing that way to start the season.
The Canes are just a better team compared to the Islanders, and we should be trusting their powerful offense at home with a 3.07 implied goal total. The first forward line has plenty of upside centered by Sebastian Aho ($7,300), along with Nino Niederreiter ($5,300), and Teuvo Teravainen ($6,600). The first two are on the first power-play together, while Teravainen is on the second power-play -- a mistake in my humble opinion. Jordan Staal ($5,800) is the center on the second forward line and on the first power-play, so you can add him onto the stack, as well as defender Jake Gardiner ($4,400), who isn't too expensive.
A new coach and a new goaltender have the Florida Panthers off to a 1-2 start, but they have a solid opportunity tonight to get on the right track.
The Panthers are on the road to take on the Buffalo Sabres in a game where the over/under is set at 6.0. On a small three-game slate, it can be tough to pass on what should be the highest-scoring game, so getting some exposure here is a good idea. The first forward line for the Panthers is expensive but is also on the first power-play together, which maximizes their upside. Those players are Aleksander Barkov ($7,700), Mike Hoffman ($7,400), and Jonathan Huberdeau ($7,100). Getting three players who are all over $7K into one lineup isn't easy on a normal slate, let alone a small three-game slate with limited value.
Even if you look to the other players on the power-play -- Evgeni Dadonov ($6,300) or Keith Yandle ($5,900) -- you won't be getting salary relief there. Even with that said, I still love this stack tonight. They could be the most talented forward line on the entire slate tonight, along with playing in the highest over/under game, so get some exposure here.