4 Daily Fantasy Hockey Stacks for 11/12/19
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.
Another slate, another time that the Boston Bruins are at home with a high implied team total and primed for fantasy points.
It might sound like a broken record at this point, but the Bruins' top forward line is absolutely unbelievable, putting up points every single night. When they are on the slate, you should be looking to get exposure to them in any format, and it almost seems like a bad idea to not have a piece of them in your lineups.
The Bruins have a slight change to their top power-play unit since they are dealing with some injuries, which has Danton Heinen ($4,500) as the new winger on the power-play and Matthew Grzelcyk ($3,500) as the defender on the unit. Grzelcyk makes the clear pick since he offers a bit of salary relief, which is needed when this stack is so expensive.
Those pricey forwards are Patrice Bergeron ($7,800), David Pastrnak ($9,100), and Brad Marchand ($8,300), who lead the Bruins and their 3.58 implied goal total tonight. They are up against the Florida Panthers, which means both teams are in the top half of the league in Corsi For, so we should see a faster-paced game tonight.
It was a slow start to the season for San Jose, and most people thought they would rebound. Well, we are roughly a month into the season and things really aren't looking too different. Maybe they just aren't good? I'm not entirely sure yet, but there are some alarming things when looking at their numbers.
The Sharks have a 50.93 Corsi Against, which is the fifth-best in the league -- legitimately great -- but there is much more to look at. They are the third-worst in the number of High-Danger-Scoring-Chances allowed per 60 minutes and the fifth-most penalized team per game. Those marks are actually terrible and show why they've been very inconsistent to start this season.
The Oilers have a 2.87 implied goal total, something I believe is too low tonight. If there is any chance the Oilers' top unit is going to be overlooked tonight, I want all of it. Connor McDavid ($9,000) is the best player in hockey and at lower ownership could win you a tournament. His winger Leon Draisaitl ($8,800) scored 50 goals last season and can do so again this year. You get some savings with Zack Kassian at ($4,500) and can add defender Oscar Klefbom ($5,500), too.
A 3.28 implied team total for the Ducks is strong, and it shouldn't be too much of a surprise since the Red Wings are so bad defensively. I'll be honest, I don't think the Ducks are that good of a team in really any capacity. They don't generate a lot of offense, don't generate valuable scoring opportunities, and generally play in slower-paced games. They simply don't really move the needle for me, but the matchup for tonight against Detroit is one worth attacking. They are home favorites, they aren't too expensive, and they have correlation on the power-play.
The second forward line of Adam Henrique ($5,500), Jakob Silfverberg ($6,200), and Rickard Rakell ($5,800) are all on the first power-play together, which is where you want to look if stacking them. On a nine-game slate, they shouldn't be too highly owned, and they don't break the bank.
The Montreal Canadiens have the second-highest implied team total on the slate along with being the largest home favorite.
It's natural to look towards the Vegas lines as a base for a clear picture of the slate, and that should lead you right to the Habs tonight, who are in a great spot in both real life and for fantasy scoring. A 3.40 implied goal is a strong indication that they should be scoring goals tonight -- which shouldn't come as a surprise -- since they are up against the Columbus Blue Jackets, who truly aren't a good team.
Columbus will always have some "fight" in them due to being coached by John Tortorella, but that won't help much when they have Elvis Merzlikins in net, who is allowing over three goals a game and a save percentage under .900.
We want to look towards the Canadiens' second forward line, which has a bit of correlation with the first power-play unit, giving some nice upside at modest price tags. Max Domi ($6,200), Joel Armia ($4,100), and Paul Byron ($3,500) are a cheaper stack overall, which gets a bit more expensive if you add elite defender Shea Weber ($5,800) into the mix, but it's well worth it.