3 Daily Fantasy Hockey Stacks for Tuesday 11/29/22
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 -- if one player on a line is scoring goals, it's likely that his linemates are getting assists, as well.
Ideally, we want players who 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.
Tuesday's slate has nine games on it, and some interesting spots to take a look at for stacking.
The Nashville Predators haven't exactly torn things up this season. They sit outside the playoffs and have a points percentage of exactly .500. Luckily for us, they have a great matchup and a good top line that we can stack.
The Predators really have two main players you want exposure to because they carry high ceilings. The forward would be Filip Forsberg ($7,700), who leads the team with 19 points in 20 games. He now plays on the top line with Mikael Granlund ($5,400) and rookie Juuso Parssinen ($6,500). Granlund is third on the team in points, and Parssinen has five points in his first six NHL games.
The second player you want access to is Roman Josi ($8,000). Josi leads all defensemen in shots on goal and is always a threat for multiple points.
Nashville is at home tonight against the Anaheim Ducks. Anaheim has been the worst team in the league this season and doesn't seem to be getting much better. They've allowed the most goals per game in the NHL and are coming off allowing five goals to the Ottawa Senators and Seattle Kraken in two games this weekend.
The Preds haven't been a high-scoring team this season, but they carry the highest implied team total on tonight's slate. That goes to show how good the matchup against the Ducks is for any team.
This Calgary Flames team looks a lot different than the one we saw last season. Their top line isn't nearly as dominant as the one we saw lead them to a Pacific Division title, but it definitely has the talent to score goals in most games.
The Flames have gone back to the top line they used at the start of the season. That includes newcomer Jonathan Huberdeau ($5,300), who has been disappointing to start his Flames career but can still make an impact and comes at a very affordable salary. Elias Lindholm ($6,600) leads the team with 16 points and ice time for forwards. Tyler Toffoli ($6,400) is also on this line and leads the team in shots on goal. This line is affordable and plays together on the first power play.
Calgary will play the Florida Panthers tonight, who aren't in a great spot. They just played an overtime game last night, and they are without their best player in Aleksander Barkov. Barkov makes a big difference defensively, as he is a former Selke trophy winner. The Panthers already are not a great defensive team and have allowed 3.36 goals per game this season.
The Flames have the third-highest team total on tonight's slate, and it's really easy to fit their top line into lineups.
San Jose Sharks
The San Jose Sharks are not going anywhere this season, and that was expected coming into the year. That doesn't matter for us in fantasy, as they have some players we can get excited about rostering.
The Sharks have had some big performances from players on their first line. Timo Meier ($9,000) has 12 goals, including a hat trick on November 23rd. He also leads the league in shots on goal by 13 over the next closest player. Tomas Hertl ($6,100) has also been good with 21 points in 24 games. Kevin Labanc ($4,500) is a good play for salary relief. You can also consider playing defenseman Erik Karlsson ($8,600) with this stack, as he is sixth in the league in points, regardless of position.
San Jose is on the road against the Montreal Canadiens tonight. The Habs are a bottom-10 team in both shots against and goals against on a per-game basis. They are an extremely young team that will go up against this dangerous top line of the Sharks.
San Jose's first line will use a lot of cap space, especially if you include Karlsson. This could make them less popular than their ceiling says they should be, as they have the chance to be the slate-breaking stack tonight.
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