Daily Fantasy Hockey Stacks for 8/19/20
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.
Let's jump in and look at some stacks to target for goals and plenty of fantasy points.
With a 3.33 implied goal total, the Avalanche are atop today's five-game slate, and we should be looking to stack them. Going to the top forward line has been a theme for a while when targeting the Avalanche, but their second forward line offers plenty of value and upside. That line consists of Nazem Kadri ($5,800), who is looking great with five points in the four games this series, along with Joonas Donskoi ($3,700) and Valeri Nichushkin ($3,400).
Kadri is up on the first power-play unit with the elite goal-scorers for the Avalanche, giving him plenty of upside. Donskoi and Nichushkin are on the second power-play together, giving them a bit of correlation. With their cheaper salaries, you should be able to pair them with a higher-priced stack.
Speaking of a higher-priced stack, the Boston Bruins' top line is always a spot to look for fantasy points.
Their top line is still without David Pastrnak ($8,500), who has missed the last three games, and his status for today's game is still unknown. Without him, Brad Marchand ($8,100) has stepped up to post five points in the last three games, along with 15 shots on goal. The new driver of the offense is still skating with Patrice Bergeron ($7,200) on the first forward line and first power-play unit. You should look to pair them with defender Torey Krug ($5,400), who is still very affordable and on the first power-play, as well.
This three-man stack will see plenty of correlated ice-time together and you should also consider adding goalie Jaroslav Halak ($8,400) onto this stack to strengthen the correlation since they are -154 favorites.
If you really want to be different in tournaments, look to add Anders Bjork ($3,200), who is on the first forward line in place of Pastrnak. Bjork is simply filling that spot, doesn't bring much offensive upside on his own, and isn't on the power-play unit.