Daily Fantasy Hockey Stacks for 8/25/20
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.
Vegas Golden Knights
The Vegas Golden Knights are coming off a massive 5-0 win in Game 1, but can they repeat that tonight?
Coming in as the largest favorite on the slate -- -210 -- the Golden Knights are a clear spot to target for stacking and should be among the most popular options on the slate.
With a 3.17 implied goal total -- also the highest on the slate -- the Golden Knights are looking to put up another strong performance and go up 2-0 over the Vancouver Canucks. The good thing about the Vegas Golden Knights is the fact they have multiple options to choose from, but paying up for their top power-play has the most equity overall.
That top power-play consists of four forwards, two from the first forward line and two from the second forward line. It's not 100% ice-time correlation, but, essentially, you get exposure to three different offensive units for the favorites. Those four skaters are Max Pacioretty ($7,600), Mark Stone ($7,400), Jon Marchessault ($7,000), and Paul Stastny ($4,600). They had a strong Game 1 with 14 shots and 4 points combined, which is what we should expect from them tonight.
Tampa Bay Lightning
Not only are the odds the same, but they have the same implied goal total sitting at 2.75. This is going to be a very close game, and we can find a bit of value from the Lightning, who make a good stacking option -- albeit a riskier stack.
If you want to get away from that, consider the third forward line for the Lightning, who have been quietly producing solid fantasy points. That third line is Yanni Gourde ($3,600), Barclay Goodrow ($3,300), and Blake Coleman ($3,600). Over their last five games, they have a combined 30 shots and 6 points, which is strong production on a point-per-dollar basis. On top of that, the salary savings they offer will allow you to pay up for a higher-priced stack such as Vegas.