4 Daily Fantasy Hockey Stacks for 11/27/19
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.
Toronto Maple Leafs
The Toronto Maple Leafs fired their coach the other day and have now won two games in a row, but can we stack them tonight?
It was no secret that the Maple Leafs were struggling to start the season, and firing their head coach might've been the answer they needed. They have far too much talent on offense to play the way they were, and tonight, we should see it in full effect. They come in with a slate-high 3.75 implied goal total, are road favorites, and facing off against a bad Detroit Red Wings lineup. By bad, I mean they have allowed the most goals this season, have all four of their forward lines rated 18th or worse, and all three of their defensive pairings rated 29th or worse.
The first power-play for the Maple Leafs is very expensive, but we are dealing with a 13-game slate today, so we can find all the value we possibly need. John Tavares ($7,300), Auston Matthews ($8,400), William Nylander ($5,700), and Morgan Rielly ($5,600). Both Matthew and Tavares are centers on FanDuel, which can make roster construction unique since you are taking up both spots for one team.
The Carolina Hurricanes are on the road, but they come in with the second-highest team total set at 3.58.
I've said this before, but the Hurricanes were the Corsi Gods last season and now find themselves as the fifth-best team in Corsi For this season. They generate an insane amount of offensive shot attempts and pressure, which all leads to fantasy points. They are taking on the Rangers tonight, who are in the bottom-five in the league when it comes to Corsi Against, xGoals, and the number of High-Danger-Scoring-Chances per 60 minutes. There is really no other way to put it, they are bad on defense. I see this matchup as a bit of loaded deck, if you will. We basically already know the outcome, it just needs to happen on the ice.
Looking at the first forward line for the Hurricanes, we get full ice-time correlation to their first power-play unit, allowing for massive upside. Sebastian Aho ($7,500), Andrei Svechnikov ($6,700), and Teuvo Teravainen ($7,100) are the three players you should prioritize getting into your lineups from the Hurricanes tonight. They have 19 points and 50 shots in their last five games.
After a horrible start to the season, the Sharks have picked things up and are 9-1 in their last 10 games. That is good, right? Well, the Sharks' goalie Martin Jones has been in net for many of those wins, and he doesn't look great. Over his last nine starts, he has eight wins, but has allowed three or more goals six times in that span. They are winning games despite Jones in net. If that is the case, then we want to attack a goalie and game, where we should see plenty of scoring. The over/under is sitting at 6.5, so it should be no surprise we want to look toward this game for a game stack.
With a 6.5 over/under, we should be anticipating some offense, and you could look here for a game stack. Six of the last 10 games between these two teams have hit the over, according to KillerSports. That is supported by oddsFire showing that 64% of the bets are on the over tonight. Both teams in this game are bottom-13 in the league when it comes to Corsi Against, meaning we should have a faster pace and plenty of chances for both teams.
With the cheaper options on the first forward line for the Avalanche both Joonas Donskoi ($5,000) and Andre Burakovsky ($5,300), it's reasonable to pay up for Nathan MacKinnon ($8,800), along with another higher-end stack from another team. You could consider punting at defender or going for a higher risk goalie to get these stacks in one lineup.