3 Daily Fantasy Hockey Stacks for 3/11/20
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.
Generally, we don't see late scratches in the NHL, and the team's lines are confirmed at practice or before the game. Two of the best resources for that are LeftWingLock.com or DailyFaceOff.com. That is where you can find updated forward and power-play lines for each team.
St. Louis Blues
The St. Louis Blues changed their lines recently, but we can still look to them for some stacking options.
Prior to the change, we saw all three skaters from the first forward line on the first power-play together -- bringing the full ice-time correlation we aim for. They've moved some players around and now have the four skaters from the power-play on each of the first two lines. It's not ideal, but the matchup the Blues have tonight is worth attacking, and we want to focus on that.
They come in with a 3.75 implied goal total -- the highest on the slate -- as we see them on the road to take on the Anaheim Ducks. When it comes to defense, the Ducks don't play a lot of it and find themselves near the bottom of the league in Corsi Against, Expected Goals against, and the number of High-Dangers-Scoring-Chances allowed. The holy trinity -- I just made that up -- when it comes to finding weak defenses who allow fantasy points.
This game has an over/under set at 6.0 and features two teams who are both in the bottom half of the league when it comes to goals allowed this season. This is good -- it promotes plenty of offense and fantasy points. We like fantasy points, and we want to stack as many of them as possible tonight, starting with the Blackhawks first power-play unit.
This four-man stack offers very little correlation -- they are spread over three forward lines -- but it offers some value. Patrick Kane ($7,900) and Jonathan Toews ($6,700) lead the power-play, with Alex DeBrincat ($5,400) and Kirby Dach ($3,600) alongside them. Only 11 points from the four over their last five games, but the Sharks are more like dolphins on defense, so stack against them.
Los Angeles Kings
The Los Angeles Kings have the third-fewest points in the league this season and somehow, have a six-game winning streak.
The Kings haven't lost since the NHL trade deadline and its borderline insane. Prior to this, they won more than two games in a row only three times this season. Now they're not only winning games, but getting the scoring going with three goals or more in three of their past four games. They are playing spoiler to many teams recently and come in with another strong 3.35 implied goal total tonight set to take on the Ottawa Senators.
The Senators have the second-fewest points in the league, and oh boy, two bottom-of-the-barrel NHL teams playing each other! What joy this brings to the fans who are rooting for tanking and going after that lottery pick! Regardless of that, the Kings' first forward line is buzzing right now and has 19 points in their last five games. Legit great production out of Anze Kopitar ($7,700), Dustin Brown ($5,300), and Alex Iafallo ($5,200), which can continue tonight versus the weak Senators defense.