Top 5 NHL GPP Stacks for Thursday, December 29

Tyler Seguin
Tyler Seguin

There are 12 games on the NHL schedule tonight and both DraftKings and FanDuel are offering some excellent contests to take part in. The best strategy to score big in these tournaments is to roster players that often skate together. When one scores, there is likely to be correlation as linemates are usually picking up assists. This correlation is usually the key to producing the big scores that are needed to top a large field.

Top 5 NHL Stacks for December 29

The Stack: C Tyler Seguin, W Jamie Benn, C/W Jason Spezza

Expected ownership: Medium

Even though they will be a fairly popular play, we like this trio best tonight. The Stars, and their key players, have lacked consistency this season and it has resulted in them being outside of the playoff picture after winning the division last leason.

However, this recently constructed line has looked very good as each has points in two straight. If the Stars are going to catch fire and go on a winning streak, it will be on the backs of their stud players. The matchup tonight also happens to be a great one. The Avs, for the most part, have been a mess lately and will be hard pressed to put get things going tonight. This could be the game where we finally see the Seguin and Benn that posted numerous huge games last season.

The Stack: C Ryan Johansen, W Filip Forsberg, W Viktor Arvidsson

Expected ownership: Low

The mega talented Forsberg has struggled this season with just 6 goals, but he's playing his best hockey now with goals in 3 of his past 4 games. Arvidsson has been a revelation for the Preds, providing some much needed offense while the team has for the most part been stuck in neutral this season, and Johansen has shown flashes of being the true number one center they've so desperately been in need of all these years.

The Blackhawks look like a matchup to avoid on the surface, but they have not been playing well of late with three straight losses. At low ownership, we'll gladly take ride the hot line.

The Stack: C Kevin Hayes, W Jimmy Vesey, W JT Miller

Expected ownership: Low

If you want to roster the red hot Kreider-Stepan-Zuccarello line, we won't stop you. However, they'll be the chalk tonight and we think the better play is to go with the Rangers second line. With how well the Rangers top unit has been playing, the Coyotes would be wise to try and slow them down at all costs, leaving opportunities for the Rangers second unit. With a recent game log that is nothing worth getting excited about, they will be low owned and the Rangers should score a few goals in this one, and hopefully it will be a potent second line that has been quiet lately.

The Stack: C Nazem Kadri, W Leo Komarov, W William Nylander

Expected ownership: Low

Lightning goalie Andrei Vasilevskiy is not used to playing on back to back nights, and it showed last week when he did it for the first time in his NHL career. He followed up a 5-2 victory by getting rocked for a 4-0 loss the next night, and there's a decent chance that could be the case again tonight.

The Leafs placed Nylander on this line for last night's game against the Panthers and they looked very solid. Playing together on the top power play unit boosts this line's value as well.

The Stack: C Jeff Carter, W Tanner Pearson, W Devin Setoguchi

Expected ownership: Low

The Kings disappointed last night in Vancouver with a 2-1 loss, but that shouldn't deter you from rostering this line tonight. Carter, specifically, has been very hot lately with 5 goals and an assist over his previous 4 games. With lower ownership a strong possibility tonight after last night's dud, this line could pay off handsomely if they rebound with a strong effort.

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Mickey Doft

Mickey Doft

Mickey Doft is a highly-ranked NHL DFS grinder who plays under the name "mickster53" on DraftKings. A diehard hockey fan, Mickey cheers for the Panthers as a Florida native but he is also a life-long New York Rangers fan. He has watched games at 18 NHL arenas and hopes to hit every one over the next few years.