2 Daily Fantasy Hockey Stacks for 2/12/20
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.
The Vancouver Canucks have the highest implied goal total on tonight's slate, and you should look to stack them.
There are only three games tonight and we see two of the teams -- the Canucks and the Boston Bruins -- coming in as home favorites, while the Los Angeles Kings are the lone home dogs. When a situation like this pops up, you don't want to get cute with things -- just keep it simple.
Keeping things simple tonight would be trusting the 3.45 implied total and stacking the Canucks' first power-play unit. No reason to fade them when they are up against the Chicago Blackhawks, who are on the second night of a back-to-back and one of the worst defensive teams in the league.
The first forward line for the Canucks has J.T. Miller ($6,300) and Bo Horvat ($6,100), who are on the first power-play, and now -- due to some injuries -- Zack Macewen ($3,000) is also on the first line. Macewen isn't on either power-play, but he is the minimum salary tonight. With only three games, we are searching for value, and Macewen brings the needed savings tonight. You should also look to add defender Quinn Hughes ($5,200) to that stack since he is on the first power-play unit.
As mentioned above, the Bruins are the other home favorite tonight, and you should look to stack them. The Bruins are hosting the Montreal Canadiens tonight in a classic Original Six matchup that should have plenty of fireworks.
We have two heated rivals facing off in what should be a very one-sided game in favor of Boston. The Canadiens are going to be without their best defender, Shea Weber, and it looks like his season/career might in jeopardy. It's certainly a tough situation for the Canadiens to deal with, but it puts the Bruins' top power-play unit in a great spot. They have a 3.17 implied goal total tonight, but I wouldn't be surprised if they push past that.
Patrice Bergeron ($7,600), David Pastrnak ($8,700), and Brad Marchand ($7,500) are the three players on the first forward line -- the number one rated line in the league -- and they're also on the first power-play together. They come in with 14 points and 50 shots in their last five games -- a nearly unmatched level of production on this slate -- but are also among the most expensive options you can find tonight.