4 Daily Fantasy Hockey Stacks for 11/7/19
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.
Oh, boy. This is a dream matchup for the Carolina Hurricanes, and you want plenty of them in your lineups tonight.
When I say these are two teams who couldn't be more different, I truly mean it. The Hurricanes are the seventh-highest team in the league when it comes to Corsi For (Shot Attempts created), while the New York Rangers are dead last in the league in Corsi Against (Shot Attempts allowed). This is as one-sided of a matchup as you can find on this slate, which is why the home Hurricanes come in boasting a slate-high 3.89 implied goal total. We want to be looking towards their players for both cash games and GPPs tonight since they offer both floor and upside in this matchup.
In a perfect world, top-line winger Andrei Svechnikov ($6,200) would be on the first power-play unit, but that is not the case. He is on the second power-play unit, unfortunately. We should still be looking at the top line to stack, which includes Svechnikov, along with Sebastian Aho ($7,000), and value option Warren Foegele ($3,400). Yes, you lose the correlation on the power-plays, but Aho is on the first unit, so by stacking the first forward line, you have access to both power-plays. Both units should be able to produce points tonight, which is good since you lose full correlation.
It's clear to most people who follow hockey that the Calgary Flames have been underperforming this season, but they are in a spot to turn that around tonight.
They are at home and come in as a -170 favorite, with an implied goal total set at 3.60 -- the second-highest on the slate. This is due to the fact they are up against the New Jersey Devils, who are struggling right now and have been all season. The Devils are carrying a negative shot differential per game and have been since the start of the season, according to MoneyPuck.com. The Flames, on the other hand, are carrying a positive shot differential but a negative goal differential. It's as if the shots are there for the offense, but they aren't converting.
If that is the case, we could see lower ownership on them, especially considering the fact this is a larger slate with plenty of options. The first forward line has full ice-time correlation on the first power-play, so this is where we want to look for maximum potential upside. That line consists of Sean Monahan ($7,100), John Gaudreau ($7,300), Elias Lindholm ($6,600), and the reigning Norris Trophy winner for the best defender, Mark Giordano ($6,000). This is up there with the most expensive stacks on the slate, but it's worth it in this matchup.
Listen, the Vancouver Canucks are fun -- you should be looking to roster them on most slates.
I can't remember a time over the past few seasons where I said the Canucks are a prime team to stack, but here we are. They are on the road but come in with 3.36 implied goal total, which is the third-highest on the slate. A road team with an implied total that high should stand out, and with their second forward line being so damn good this season, that is where we want to look. The Canucks second forward line is the 12th best in hockey when it comes to xGoals for, producing some of the best fantasy points you can find.
That line is also on the power-play together, so we have a second stack that brings immense upside. Elias Pettersson ($7,300), Brock Boeser ($7,400), and J.T. Miller ($6,100) have a combined 21 points and 47 shots over their last five games, which should only continue tonight versus the Chicago Blackhawks.
The Ottawa Senators aren't the best team in the league, but they make a viable GPP option tonight.
We don't often look towards the Senators as a quality option, but given the matchup, we could be in for a sloppy game. They are at home and +100 on the moneyline against the Los Angeles Kings, which gives this game an over/under of 6.5. The Kings are the 11th worst team in the league in Corsi Against, and both teams are in the top-half of the league in Corsi For. This sets things up for a fast-paced game, with plenty of scoring chances. For the most part, I like the Senators due to their prices being so cheap. It makes roster construction easy tonight when there are expensive stacks to pay up for.
Brady Tkachuk ($5,300), Chris Tierney ($3,900), and Anthony Duclair ($4,200) are on the first forward line together, with Tkachuk and Duclair on the first power-play. Decent savings, decent correlation, and those two come in with nine points and 35 shots in their last five games.