Stacking is the best way to take down a GPP in NHL DFS. You are looking at three stacks below, that consist of top and contrarian stacks. Stacking doesn't always feature just wingers or centers, especially with the offensive defenseman in the game these days. When stacking we tend to focus on the top two lines for teams, as well as who is on the powerplay.
Dallas has been one of the poorer defenses this season, allowing three goals per game, ranking 26th in the NHL. Their powerplay form is also suspect, ranking 27th in penalty kill percentage, and 27th in powerplay goals allowed. Hitting this line is a double threat, given it's the top powerplay as well. Vladimir Tarasenko is one of the top plays on tonight's slate, while Kevin Shattenkirk or Alex Pietrangelo are also intriguing pieces to a Blues stack.
The Sharks have lost three in a row, and will look to get back on track tonight in a home matchup against Detroit. The Sharks come in as a top projected scoring team tonight, just below St. Louis. Detroit has a middle of the road defense, and Petr Mrazek isn't winning any goaltending awards, with a .897 save percentage. Detroit allows 2.95 goals per game on the road, and San Jose's top line is always in play. Brent Burns and his 37 points will gain quite a bit of ownership, but he is the center of the stack for me. The three above see time together, and also on the powerplay.
The Islanders should be overlooked tonight, even against one of the worst teams in the league. Arizona ranks 29th in goals allowed per game (3.2), and are allowing 34 shots per game. Points-per-dollar, this stack comes in as one of my favorites tonight, pairing John Tavares with cheaper options. This line also skates on the top powerplay, which is an added bonus. The Islanders have a sneaky total tonight, and I am not counting on many to lock into the Islanders stack.