Daily Fantasy Hockey Stacks for 9/3/20
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.
The Philadelphia Flyers are dealing with a question mark at the top of their lineup, so let's break it down.
During the Flyers' Game 5 overtime win, top-line center Sean Couturier left the game with an apparent knee injury during the second period and didn't return. This is a big question mark for the Flyers, since he is not only on their top forward line but also on the first power-play unit.
Currently, his status is up in the air for tonight's game, but we can still look to them as a stack -- regardless if he is in the lineup or not. Claude Giroux ($7,300) and Jakub Voracek ($6,900) should still be on the first forward line together, along with being on the first power-play unit.
This is the spot you should look to stack since their roles shouldn't be changed based on the status of Couturier. Alongside those two, you should look to add defender Ivan Provorov ($5,700), who is also on the first power-play unit. That is a strong three-man stack to start, but if you want to go even further, you could add goalie Carter Hart ($8,200). This four-man stack has correlation on the first forward line and the first power-play unit, while freeing you from the injury situation with Couturier.
Vegas Golden Knights
Despite falling short in Game 5, you want to go back to the well with the Vegas Golden Knights.
In Game 5, the Vancouver Canucks turned to their rookie backup goalie, Thatcher Demko, who was able to come away with a 42-save performance for the win. He helped keep the Canucks' season alive and will attempt to do so again tonight.
This is a tall task, as Vegas has been one of the strongest offenses throughout the entire season and one of the best stacks to target on this two-game slate. Vegas has shown that offense off in a big way this series, posting three goals or more in three of the five games, with two of the games being up at five goals.
Listen, Demko had an amazing game, and it was a great storyline, but Vegas is an offensive powerhouse, and you should trust them tonight. They hold an implied goal total set at 3.85, which is the highest on the slate, and we know where that production should come from.
That is the top power-play unit, which consists of four forwards, who are split on the first two forward lines. Those players are Mark Stone ($7,800), Max Pacioretty ($7,600), Jon Audy-Marchessault ($6,600), and Paul Stastny ($4,300). They are among the most expensive skaters on the entire slate but hold upside no one else can match.