Daily Fantasy Hockey Stacks for 9/4/20
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.
A two-game slate is always interesting, especially when both are Game 7's in the playoffs. The Avalanche hold a 3.45 implied goal total, which is the second-highest on the slate -- and that shouldn't come as a surprise, as they have scored four goals or more in four straight games. Truthfully, this is also a great spot for a game stack, since we have seen seven goals or more in five of the six games, giving us plenty of fantasy points to capture.
The Avalanche are led by superstar Nathan MacKinnon ($8,800), who comes in with a 14-game point streak -- scoring in literally every single game since he entered the Edmonton bubble. MacKinnon plays on the first forward line and first power-play alongside Mikko Rantanen ($8,000) and Gabriel Landeskog ($6,700). Defender Cale Makar ($5,600) is also on the first power-play and comes in with 13 points and 27 shots in his last 10 games.
The Vancouver Canucks have won two straight games to force a Game 7 tonight.
I'm stunned by the Canucks over the last two games -- flat out stunned. They were down 3-1 versus the Vegas Golden Knights, arguably the best team in the league. Vancouver sent rookie goaltender Thatcher Demko in for Game 5, and he came away with 42 saves and the win. They sent him back out there last night for Game 6, where he had 48 SAVES and a shutout win to force Game 7.
They have been lightning in a bottle, and it's time to go back to the well. The first power-play for the Canucks features four forwards, who are split on the top two forward lines. Those skaters are Elias Pettersson ($7,300) and J.T. Miller ($7,100) from the second forward line, with Bo Horvat ($6,500) and Tyler Toffoli ($5,000) from the first forward line. Add in defender Quinn Hughes ($5,500), and you have a great stack with plenty of upside.