DFS Tuesday – Wild About Fiala (April 19 2022)

Brad Hayward


This is just my second column, and the amount of preparation was at least tripled. I'll try to keep the basic outline each week – a team to stack, an individual skater, a goalie, then a bargain or two. For those in their league finals (I squeaked through one on a tiebreaker), best wishes!

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GO FOR: Minnesota Wild. Against the Canadiens, they're worth stacking. The Wild have won 11 of the last 12 games vs MTL in this series, dating back to 2014. Kevin Fiala (DraftKings $5500, Yahoo $22), Mats Zuccarello ($5300, $21) and Jared Spurgeon (8 pts last 10 games – $5000, $19) would be an affordable trio. Maybe add Frederick Gaudreau ($3400, $18) also. It was hard not to pick the Blues here, but Boston has better defense, even on the road.

GO FOR: Tim Stuetzle ($4600, $$20). In the past 14 days, Stuetzle (averaging 1.8 PPG), Brady Tkachuk ($6100, $21) and Josh Norris ($6100, $22) are ALL ranked in Yahoo's top 24, all ahead of Vladimir Tarasenko ($7400, $27) and Robert Thomas ($5900, $22). The Sens are up against Vancouver, who have the 2nd half of a back-to-back, where they are 1-3-2 in their past 6 of these games.

GO FOR (Goalie edition): Jack Campbell ($8400, $28). He's 7-0-1 in his past 8 starts, and playing Philly at home. "Soup" has beaten the Flyers twice this season, making 65 of 68 saves.

CHEAPER OPTIONS: Ivan Barbashev ($3200, $14), Blues, Adam Henrique ($4700, $17), Ducks, or Sean Durzi ($4800, $18), Kings, have been very good through the past month.

FILL OUT ROSTER: Always a challenge to find points with your ($2700, $12) player – look at a defenseman who may get 2 shots and a (+2). Eric Brannstrom ($2700, $12), or Tyler Myers ($3500, $14) worth a look, if needed.

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MY YAHOO ROSTER: Fiala, Zuccarello, Stuetzle, Norris, Ryan Hartman ($6000, $20), Spurgeon, Durzi, Campbell, Ville Husso ($7800, $30)

THE TASTE OF CROW (YECCH): So, last week, my "money