Daily Fantasy Hockey Stacks for 8/20/20
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.
New York Islanders
The Islanders have always been an affordable team to stack, and that will help in a big way since there are only two games, giving us limited options to choose from. With a 2.72 implied goal total, the Islanders are the slate's third-highest on the slate and in a spot to be one of the better point-per-dollar stacks. Through the first four games of the series, the Islanders have posted a total of 13 goals and have held a positive Corsi Differential (Shot Attempts Created) in 5 v 5 situations in three of the four games.
They are generating plenty of offensive opportunities, along with drawing over 20 penalties so far. The penalties are key, because this brings their power-play on the ice, which is where we want to stack. Specifically, the second power-play unit, which features skaters from the first forward line. Mathew Barzal ($6,500), Anders Lee ($7,100), and Jordan Eberle ($5,700) are the three forwards on that power-play, along with defenders Ryan Pulock ($5,100) and Nick Leddy ($3,700).
It's truly an affordable stack for your lineups, and if the Capitals are going to continue taking this many penalties, they have immense upside.
The Dallas Stars come in with the highest implied goal total -- 2.87 -- and we should look to stack them tonight.
With a series-clinching game on tap for the Stars, expect them to keep their foot on the gas and continue to pressure a very average Calgary Flames defense. The Stars have held a positive Corsi Differential in all five games this series, and it's part of the reason they are up 3-2 in the series. They scored five goals in two of their three wins so far and will look to repeat that in order to close out the series today.
The top forward line for the Stars is fully correlated and on the first power-play together. This gives them maximum upside since they have 100% shared ice-time, which is the key for pushing towards the top of tournaments. Those three players are Tyler Seguin ($7,300), Jamie Benn ($7,200), and Alexander Radulov ($5,300). Defender John Klingberg ($5,800) is also on the first power-play unit and makes a great option considering his strong floor of points.