NHL.com ranks the top 25 forward lines from a fantasy hockey standpoint for the 2019-20 season. For more fantasy coverage, visit NHL.com/Fantasy and subscribe for free to the NHL Fantasy on Ice podcast.
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NOTES: Value of the below lines has been quantified based on factors including but not limited to past production, continuity at even strength and collective upside in standard leagues. … Lines, as always, are subject to change in any given game. … Strong second lines may be included on this list. … Bold indicates player(s) added to a line this week.
1. BOS: Brad Marchand — Patrice Bergeron — David Pastrnak (SAME)
2. EDM: Leon Draisaitl — Connor McDavid — Zack Kassian (SAME)
3. WSH: Alex Ovechkin — Nicklas Backstrom — T.J. Oshie (+4)
4. CGY: Elias Lindholm — Sean Monahan — Johnny Gaudreau (+1)
5. FLA: Jonathan Huberdeau — Aleksander Barkov — Evgenii Dadonov (+3)
6. TBL: Alexander Volkov — Steven Stamkos — Nikita Kucherov (-3)
7. WPG: Kyle Connor — Mark Scheifele — Blake Wheeler (-1)
8. TOR: Andreas Johnsson — Auston Matthews — William Nylander (+1)
9. VAN: J.T. Miller — Elias Pettersson — Brock Boeser (+6)
10. NSH: Filip Forsberg — Matt Duchene — Mikael Granlund (NEW – INJ.)
11. TOR: Ilya Mikheyev / Zach Hyman, INJ. — John Tavares, INJ. — Mitchell Marner (NEW – INJ.)
12. PIT: Jake Guentzel — Sidney Crosby — Dominik Simon (-4)
13. VGK: Max Pacioretty — Paul Stastny — Mark Stone (-2)
14. CAR: Andrei Svechnikov — Sebastian Aho — Warren Foegele (+2)
Note: Foegele has played the past four games on the top line with Aho and Svechnikov and has points in consecutive games. Foegele had nine points (five goals, four assists) in 15 games during the 2019 Stanley Cup Playoffs and brings added value in hits leagues (28 this season).
15. COL: Nazem Kadri / Gabriel Landeskog (INJ.) — Nathan MacKinnon — Joonas Donskoi / Mikko Rantanen, INJ. (-11)
16. NSH: Calle Jarnkrok — Ryan Johansen — Viktor Arvidsson (-3)
17. BUF: Victor Olofsson — Jack Eichel — Sam Reinhart (-6)
18. DAL: Jamie Benn — Tyler Seguin — Alexander Radulov (NEW)
Note: Dallas Stars coach Jim Montgomery reunited Benn, Seguin and Radulov on Saturday, moving Roope Hintz to a line with wings Denis Gurianov and Joe Pavelski. Gurianov is an intriguing waiver-wire option with four goals and 16 shots on goal in his past five games, including an NHL career-high seven SOG on Saturday.
19. WSH: Jakub Vrana — Evgeny Kuznetsov — Tom Wilson (NEW)
20. VGK: Jonathan Marchessault — William Karlsson — Reilly Smith (-6)
21. NJD: Taylor Hall — Jack Hughes — Kyle Palmieri (-2)
22. SJS: Evander Kane — Tomas Hertl — Kevin Labanc (-5)
23. PHI: James van Riemsdyk / Joel Farabee — Claude Giroux — Jakub Voracek (-2)
Note: Farabee was moved to Giroux’s line Saturday after scoring his first NHL goal against the New Jersey Devils on Friday. Farabee, who has also seen time on the first power-play unit, is averaging 2.6 SOG per game.
24. NYI: Anders Lee — Mathew Barzal — Josh Bailey (NEW)
Note: Lee, Barzal and Bailey have combined for 26 points (14 goals, 12 assists) during the New York Islanders’ nine-game winning streak. Barzal has six goals in 13 games this season after scoring 18 in 82 games last season.
25. PHI: Oskar Lindblom — Sean Couturier — Travis Konecny (-4)
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