2 Daily Fantasy Hockey Stacks for 10/23/19
When playing NHL DFS -- much like MLB DFS -- stacking is key. Having multiple players from the same team, who correlate together, can give 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.
Tampa Bay Lightning
It shouldn't be a surprise that the Tampa Bay Lightning are going to be popular tonight, but is there a way to differentiate your exposure to them?
A 3.75 implied goal total -- the highest on the slate -- is going to attract a ton of people, but even more so on a two-game slate. The stack of Steven Stamkos ($8,700), Nikita Kucherov ($8,400), Tyler Johnson ($4,900), and Victor Hedman ($6,200) should be the highest owned, since they are simply the best stack you can get on this entire slate. They lack a bit of full correlation but have the highest upside. It can be tough to move away from a stack like that, and if you are making one lineup tonight, I'd try to fit them in there.
If you want to take a bigger risk and shoot for lower ownership, the second forward line of Brayden Point ($7,800), Ondrej Palat ($5,100), and Yanni Gourde ($4,800) should be less popular. They have no power-play correlation -- which is why they should be lower owned -- but Palat is on the first power-play unit, which gets you some exposure to Stamkos and Kucherov. This is clearly a tournament option only, but in an effort to differentiate on a two-game slate, they could be the key.
Detroit Red Wings
In the spring of 2017, the Senators were eliminated in the Eastern Conference Finals, just a few games away from the Stanley Cup. Since then, they have been on a path heading straight down, a trend what will continue this season. Attacking their weak defense was popular last season, and that will continue this season since they offer a great combination of floor and ceiling. By that I mean a solid floor of points due to the shot attempts they allow and a high ceiling since they often allow multiple goals.
The Senators are in the bottom-five of the league when it comes to Corsi Against, High-Danger-Scoring-Chances allowed, and xGA/60 (Expected Goals Allowed per 60 minutes), according to Natural Stat Trick. If they are this bad, we want to attack them with the best the Red Wings have to offer, which starts and ends with the top line. Dylan Larkin ($7,000), Tyler Bertuzzi ($5,200), and Anthony Mantha ($6,400) are all on the first power-play together, giving us full ice-time correlation.