Daily Fantasy Hockey Stacks for 8/21/20
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.
This series has given hockey fans a bit of everything, as Vancouver took a 2-0 series lead, St. Louis changed their starting goalie to Jake Allen, who went on to win two games in a row and even up the series. Vancouver took the next game and sit with a 3-2 series lead. Along the way, we have seen plenty of goals in each game and should look to stack the Canucks, regardless of who is in net for the Blues.
We have seen a total of five goals or more in four of the five games in this series and can look to this spot for a game stack. On the Vancouver side, we want to target their top line, which has full ice-time correlation and is on the first power-play together. That line consists of Elias Pettersson ($7,400), J.T. Miller ($6,900), and Brock Boeser ($5,500), who have a combined 18 points and 32 shots in the five games of this series.
That stack carries plenty of offensive potential on its own, but if you want to go for a full four-man stack, add defender Quinn Hughes ($5,600), who is on the first power-play unit, or goalie Jacob Markstrom ($8,200), for correlation with the win points.
St. Louis Blues
The Blues have plenty of options for stacking, and they come in at very affordable salaries.
With a win-or-go-home scenario, the Blues will, hopefully, look to ramp up their offensive pressure and force a Game 7. We have seen plenty of goals on both sides during this series, and for the Blues, most of it is coming via the top two forward lines. That is great to see, as it gives us a clear spot to stack.
Jaden Schwartz ($5,900) is the cheapest skater on the first forward line and the first power-play unit, making him an easy option during roster construction. Brayden Schenn ($5,500), is on the second forward line but the first power-play unit. He doesn't bring full correlation, but the savings are valuable. If you can afford to pay up for either Ryan O'Reilly ($6,900) or Alex Pietrangelo ($6,300), they are fantastic options, but the salaries they carry can be an issue on a two-game slate.
If you really want to get different in tournaments, Zach Sanford ($4,500) and Robert Thomas ($3,700) are both on the third forward line and second power-play together, giving you some serious savings.