2 Daily Fantasy Hockey Stacks for 2/3/20
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 come in with the highest implied team total on the board, and you shouldn't be fading them.
A 3.60 implied goal total is where Toronto is sitting tonight, and with only three games on the slate, you should be looking to have plenty of exposure to them. The Maple Leafs are at home to take on the Florida Panthers, where the over/under is set at 6.5 goals, so get ready for plenty of scoring. You can look to Toronto alone or use this spot for a potential game stack, since that is always viable when it comes to tournaments.
The first power-play unit for the Maple Leafs is split, with two skaters on the first forward lines and two on the second forward lines. You can choose to stack all four of them -- which is very expensive -- and that should give you some of the most upside on this slate.
That first power-play consists of Auston Matthews ($8,600) and Mitchell Marner ($7,700), who are on the first forward line, along with John Tavares ($7,200) and William Nylander ($7,000), who are on the second forward line. All four players are over $4K, presenting one of the most expensive stacks on any slate -- never mind a three-game slate -- but their upside is unmatched tonight.
The Philadelphia Flyers should be very popular tonight, and it's for a good reason.
Philly is on the road to take on the horrible Detroit Red Wings in what should be a very one-sided game. The Flyers only have one skater over $7K tonight, and given their super soft matchup, they should be the most popular team on the slate.
The Red Wings come into this game allowing 3.05 goals per 60 minutes this season at 5 v 5 -- the second-worst mark in the league -- and sit around the league average when it comes to shot attempts allowed per 60 minutes. All four of their forward lines are rated 27th or worse, and their defensive pairings are all rated 31st out of 31 teams. To put it simply, this team is a dumpster fire and you should attack them at every possible opportunity.
Claude Giroux ($7,400), James van Riemsdyk ($5,200), and Travis Konecny ($5,900) are all on the first forward line together and the first power-play unit. Full ice-time correlation gives you the maximum potential for upside, and that can certainly show up with this soft matchup. The three come in with a combined 12 points and 34 shots in their last five games, something they should build on tonight.