3 Daily Fantasy NHL Stacks for Friday 11/5/21

With Leon Draisaitl and Connor McDavid reunited on the same line, the Edmonton Oilers are a great stack tonight. What other teams should we target on Friday?

In daily fantasy hockey, stacking is a key strategy in tournaments. We want to correlate our lineups with up to four players to maximize our upside, as if one player on a line is scoring goals, it's likely that his linemates are getting assists as well. Ideally, we'll want players that will get a lot of ice time together on an even-strength line and a power-play line. Two good resources for line combinations are LeftWingLock.com and DailyFaceoff.com, so be sure to check those sites for updated line information.

Like Wednesday, the first puck drops a bit later tonight at 8:00 Eastern, and we'll have a nice five-game slate from that time. Let's break down the best stacks.

Winnipeg Jets

The Winnipeg Jets have been pretty solid to start the season, as their 9-5-2 record has them in the hunt in the Central division. They've done this despite missing players throughout the opening weeks of the season. Now, with everyone back, they have one of the deepest forward groups in the league.

The Jets welcomed back both Mark Scheifele ($7,100) and Blake Wheeler ($6,000) to the lineup on Tuesday. They are technically on the third line, but also play together on the first power play. Scheifele got up to 21 minutes last game, so the third line designation shouldn't really scare us off. If you do want to play this line, you get an easy third wheel in Adam Lowry ($3,600) at near-minimum salary.

There are certainly other ways to play the Jets tonight. The fully-correlated second line has been clicking. It consists of Paul Stastny ($4,000), Andrew Copp ($5,700), and Nikolaj Ehlers ($6,700). They could easily have the most upside tonight, as they have the possibility of connecting on a goal together at both even strength and on the power play.

We haven't even talked about the Jets' best player to start the season, Kyle Connor ($8,800). He's currently fourth in the NHL in points with 14. He plays with Pierre-Luc Dubois ($5,500) at even strength, and PLD joins Scheifele and Wheeler on the power play. A unique, high-upside stack would be Scheifele, Wheeler, Dubois, and Connor with the skill and correlation they offer.

The Jets play at home against the Chicago Blackhawks tonight. If you need an update on this Chicago team, they are still bad defensively. They've allowed the second-most goals per game this season. Winnipeg has the second-highest implied team total on the night, so getting a piece of them definitely makes sense.

Edmonton Oilers

It's only a five-game slate, and the Edmonton Oilers are on it, so we have to talk about them. They've put up five goals in their two games this week and remain the most dangerous offense in the league. They've switched up their attack, so we'll have to switch up how we stack them.

This week has been Leon Draisaitl ($9,600) week for Edmonton. He has four goals and seven points in the two games they've played this week and has now taken over the league lead in points. He, of course, took it over from Connor McDavid ($9,900), who is now his linemate once again. Since the start of the 2019-20 season, the Oilers have scored a stunning 4.58 goals per 60 minutes with this duo together at five-on-five.

When these guys play together, it really limits the stacking options on the Oilers to just guys that will get time with them. Jesse Puljujarvi ($5,400) played with both of them on the power play and at even strength on Wednesday, so he's the obvious choice. Tyson Barrie ($5,500) continues to see by far the most power-play time for Oilers defensemen but has just two power-play points this season. Though, it's hard to imagine that continuing if he remains on the league's best power play.

The Oilers will face the New York Rangers and catch a bit of a break. They'll face Alexandar Georgiev in net, instead of in-form Igor Shesterkin. Georgiev has allowed -5.6 more goals than expected over the past two seasons.

With the Oilers once again leading the slate in implied team total, they will certainly be a popular option tonight. We've seen in the past that the Oilers' goaltender is a popular option, but since you can only roster four players from the same team on FanDuel, it's better to maximize the offensive upside the team brings and roster a goalie in a different game.

Anaheim Ducks

We haven't discussed the Anaheim Ducks in this space this season and probably won't do it much for the rest of the year. They have been playing better than expected to start the season, and have some good options to stack. They are a great source of salary relief tonight.

Many people were hoping and expecting a complete youth movement for the Ducks, and it hasn't happened quite like that yet. Their first-line center is still 36-year-old Ryan Getzlaf ($4,700). He's been performing well with 10 points in 11 games. His wingers are Adam Henrique ($5,400) and Troy Terry ($5,200), who seems to finally be delivering at the NHL level after a promising college career. Terry leads the team with seven goals and correlates with Getzlaf on the top power play.

The Ducks were considered one of the worst teams in the league heading into the season, but most people would have had the Arizona Coyotes even worse than them. That's how things have played out so far, as Arizona is still without a win so far this season. They've also allowed 4.1 goals per game -- by far the worst in the league.

Anaheim is third in implied goal total tonight, and you probably won't get many chances to roster them with confidence this season, so tonight is the perfect night to do it. Jamie Drysdale ($4,100) is a good defenseman to play with the top line, as he is on the top power play and may go overlooked with other defensemen on the team producing more to this point.

Some of these Ducks guys provide valuable relief for Jets or Oilers in order to form symmetry across your lineup.

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