Daily Fantasy Hockey Stacks for 8/26/20
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.
We're getting the point where not stacking the Colorado Avalanche' top line is a mistake. Full stop.
Over the last three games, the top line has been producing unbelievable fantasy numbers, and it's not something you want to be missing out on. Nathan MacKinnon ($8,800) has nine points, Mikko Rantanen ($7,900) has five points, and Gabriel Landeskog ($7,000) has five points. A total of 19 points from three players in three games is flat out silly. This level of production cannot be matched by any other three players on the entire slate. It's as simple as that.
Do you want to pay up for the best fantasy stack on the slate or not? This is the only question you need to be considering when making lineups for today's three-game slate. If you really want to shove your chips into the middle and go all-in, look to add defender and potential future winner of the Calder Trophy, Cale Makar ($5,500), who is on the first power-play with those three skaters.
Tampa Bay Lightning
Finding value options on a small three-game is tough, but it can be done via the Tampa Bay Lightning.
Specifically, the third forward line is where you can look for some value -- and they aren't a bunch of punt plays, they are actually producing solid numbers. Blake Coleman ($3,600), Yanni Gourde ($3,600), and Barclay Goodrow ($3,300) have a combined 10 points and 32 shots in their last five games. That is more than the Lightning's second forward line has produced in the same five games, and only three points and 11 shots fewer than what the top line has produced.
You can make the argument that the third forward line -- from a point-per-dollar view -- is the best line for Tampa Bay. Great salary savings, great production, and they allow you to pay up for a super expensive stack.