Daily Fantasy Hockey Stacks for 8/31/20
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 is it. Two games on the slate and two elimination games. The peak of NHL intensity will be on display tonight, but who should we look to stack?
The Colorado Avalanche come in with an implied goal total sitting at 3.48, which is the highest on the slate. They are on the second night of a back-to-back against the Dallas Stars in what has been an awesome series to watch. The Avalanche have scored three goals or more in three of the four games -- giving us plenty of offense production to capture. They have also allowed five goals or more in all four games, which makes this a good spot for a game stack if that is your thing in tournaments.
Both the first and second forward lines for the Avalanche have been very productive recently, and you could look to stack either one -- but they come in at very different price points. The first forward line has Nathan MacKinnon ($8,700), Mikko Rantanen ($7,700), and Gabriel Landeskog ($7,300), who have a total of 26 points and 58 shots in their last five games. They also bring full ice-time correlation, as they are all on the first power-play together.
The second forward line is much cheaper but doesn't offer full correlation. Nazem Kadri ($6,000), Andre Burakovsky ($4,900), and Valeri Nichushkin ($3,300) are the three skaters, who have 13 points and 31 shots in their last five games.
The Boston Bruins are also facing elimination tonight but have one of the best forward lines in the league.
That line, of course, is the first forward line and first power-play unit with Patrice Bergeron ($7,200), David Pastrnak ($8,400), and Brad Marchand ($7,800), who have 15 points and 45 shots in their last five games. The Bruins have a 2.66 implied goal total tonight, which is the lowest on the slate -- something no one has ever said since their offense is so strong. While their offense has only posted one goal in each of the past two games, this three-man stack still maintains full correlation, which is what we are all after.
They bring maximum upside to your lineups, and with them facing elimination, this is the time for them to pour in the points. While they have a low implied goal total, the Bruins are only +105 on the moneyline, indicating this game could be a lot closer than some might imagine.