3 Daily Fantasy NHL Stacks for Wednesday 04/28/21
In everyday fantasy hockey, stacking is a key strategy in tournaments. We want to correlate our rosters with up to four players to maximize our advantage, as if a player on a line scores goals their teammates are likely to get assists as well. Ideally, we want players who will have a lot of ice time together on an even-handed line and a power play line. LeftWingLock.com and DailyFaceoff.com are two good resources for row combinations, so be sure to check these sites for up-to-date row information.
We have a six game slate on Wednesday, so let’s look at the best stacks for that slate.
Toronto Maple Leafs
Toronto Maple Leafs seems ready to win the northern division. They might even do it tonight if they win and get help. That said, they haven’t been in great shape, going 5-3-2 in their last 10 games. They will want to hone their game with a roster that has seen changes due to additions to the trade deadline and subtractions due to injury. They have eight regular season games left as of tonight, so now is a great time to build some chemistry with their new lines.
Any fantastic discussion about the Leafs begins with Auston matthews ($ 8,900). He’s on the hunt for personal milestones, like if he could hit 40 goals in this 56-game season, that would sure be impressive. He currently leads the league with 34. Mitch marner ($ 7,700) is the only player on the squad with more points than Matthews, and those two are a pair that we wanted to play throughout the season.
Their new line mate is Nick foligno ($ 4,200), which came to the trade deadline. Foligno has scored a run in each of his first two games with the Leafs, so it hasn’t been a bad game with that line.
Morgan rielly ($ 5,200) saw his fantastic production drop, but he’s still Toronto’s top power-play defenseman and could click a few goals with Marner and Matthews on the man advantage.
Toronto faces the Montreal Canadiens in what could be a preview of the first round of the playoffs. Montreal seemed like a contender for a better seed in the division at the start of the season, but their game fell dramatically. Although their defensive measures are in the middle of the pack, they have been very inconsistent in their game lately. Matthews has had no problem against them this season, with 10 points in six games.
Toronto has an implied three-team goal tally tonight, and its star players have as much advantage as anyone in the league.
Los Angeles Kings
We didn’t mean to stack the Los Angeles Kings several times this season. They are second-to-last in the West and are extremely long to sneak into the playoffs at this point. They have shown an improvement this season compared to last, as they are up to 20th in goals per game instead of 30th. They have players who can produce fantasy for us in the right places, and Wednesday features one of those places.
The Kings front row all season was led by Anze Kopitar ($ 7,100). He’s having a rebounding season and averaging one point per game for the second time in his career. Dustin Brown ($ 4,900) It’s also having a better year this season compared to last, as he has the same number of goals (17) in 22 fewer games. Alex Iafallo ($ 4,300) recently signed a new contract and occupy the team’s third place in striker scoring.
This line is fully correlated on the top power play, and it is relatively affordable compared to the other lines we usually see with full correlation. Drew doughty ($ 5,500) is second in points on the team and has more than half of his points on the power play, so he can be played in that stack.
Kings take on rivals Crosstown in the Anaheim Ducks tonight. The Ducks have been doing their best to increase their lottery draft chances lately as their five-game losing streak puts them just two points ahead of the Buffalo Sabers. for the last place in the whole league. They’ve made questionable roster decisions, including fellow starting goalie Anthony Stolarz., which makes it possible that lottery odds are what they think about.
The Kings took advantage in Monday’s game, winning 4-1, and could easily do the same tonight.
We liked the Edmonton Oilers Monday night, and they won 6-1, so we can come back to them tonight. They have the same game against the Winnipeg Jets that they have thrived throughout the season. They have won six of eight games with Winnipeg and scored 31 goals in those games. This is their last game against the Jets, so hopefully they will make it count for those of us who want to field them tonight.
Obviously, Connor mcdavid ($ 9,300) is the guy we want to play with the Oilers. He had a hat trick and an assist on Monday, good for 55.2 FanDuel points. He now has 19 points in eight games against Winnipeg and several points in each of those eight games.
Jesse puljujarvi ($ 3,800) had two assists on Monday, so he was the closest to being raised by McDavid, as the Oilers superstar was mostly doing it on his own. Leon Draisaitl ($ 8,500) had two runs on goals that McDavid didn’t get their hands on, but this pair could still do some power play damage together, so they’re worth stacking up. If I play these two, throw in Ryan nugent-hopkins ($ 5,600) and Tyson barrie ($ 6,300) would make a nice power play stack.
The Jets’ propensity to give up high danger chances scorched them on Monday against McDavid. Another bad situation for Winnipeg is the fact that they will be without Nikolaj Ehlers and Adam Lowry in this game. Ehlers is key to the puck’s transition through the neutral zone, and Lowry was one of the Jets’ best penalty killers.
The Oilers have the highest implied team total tonight at 3.37 goals. Considering what we’ve seen from them against Winnipeg this season, it wouldn’t be surprising to see them jump that total out of the water.
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