Daily Fantasy Hockey Stacks for 9/1/20
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
With a 3.82 implied goal total, the Golden Knights sit atop the slate, and that shouldn't come as a surprise as their offense is firing on all cylinders right now. They come in with three or more goals in three of the four games this series, and two of the games have been up at five goals. Their top power-play unit is an absolute powerhouse and has four skaters worth targeting, but they come at a high cost.
Max Pacioretty ($7,900), Mark Stone ($7,400), Jon Marchessault ($6,400), Paul Stastny ($4,400), and defender Shea Theodore ($6,500) are the five skaters on the first power-play unit. Ideally, you would spend up for Pacioretty, Stone, and Theodore, who have a combined 22 points and 55 (!) shots in their last five games. Without a doubt, they are the three best fantasy options on the entire slate. It comes down to how much salary you have available for them.
If you really want to go all-in, you could add goalie Robin Lehner ($8,700) to the stack since he should be back in the net after a game off.
New York Islanders
Up 3-1, the Islanders have been pushing the offensive pace against the Flyers -- something they aren't known for. During the regular season, the Islanders were in the bottom 10 for lowest-scoring offenses, but that has been flipped on its head. They come in with at least three goals in each of the four games this series and are now one win away from moving on.
Stacking the Islanders isn't overly expensive, and you should be looking to their second forward line, who has been more productive than their first forward line. Anthony Beauvillier ($6,300), Brock Nelson ($6,300), and Josh Bailey ($4,900) come in with 14 points in their last five games, compared to only 9 points from the first forward line. This second line has full correlation on the first power-play unit and is cheaper than the first forward line.
All in all, this one is as simple as it seems. Take the cheaper second forward line, a group that is being more productive, and use them as a stack for your rosters.