• Fiddler Snaps Slump In Stars Loss

    News: Vernon Fiddler had an assist and a plus-1 rating in the Stars loss to the Flames on Monday.
    Analysis: That assist snapped a seven-game slump. That slump came on the heels of a nice six-game run, over which he potted five goals and an assist. Vernon Fiddler's value remains low and the production he does bring in will come in streaks. His 12 goals and 15 assists on the season is at the north end of what you expect from Fiddler.
  • Stars' Fiddler Strikes Again

    News: Vernon Fiddler scored his 12th goal of the season and had an assist in Friday's win over the Capitals.
    Analysis: Another big performance from Vernon Fiddler, who has scored five goals in his last six games. He's now up to 12 goals and 25 points in 67 games on the season. While he skates on a bottom line, Fiddler is a solid depth scorer who is worth owning in deeper leagues due to his second-line power-play role and strong shooting ability.
  • Fiddler Pots Winner For Stars

    News: Vernon Fiddler scored his fourth goal in the last four games Tuesday, and it was the game-winning tally in the third period of a 2-1 win over the Flyers.
    Analysis: With 24 points now, Vernon Fiddler's surpassed last season's total and thus has his highest-scoring season since 2009-10 with Arizona, when he hit 30. He doesn't provide a whole lot of fantasy utility, but the Stars are surely glad to have him.
  • Stars' Fiddler Nets Two In Loss

    News: Vernon Fiddler scored twice for Dallas in a 5-4 loss to Tampa Bay on Saturday night.
    Analysis: He has three goals in his last three games after an eight-game point drought. But it's just his second multi-point game of the season. He is what he is -- a fringe fantasy play.
  • Stars' Fiddler Scores Shortie

    News: Vernon Fiddler had a shorthanded goal and four shots in Wednesday's win over Boston.
    Analysis: That shortie was Vernon Fiddler's seventh goal of the year, surpassing the totals he's posted in his last two seasons. One more goal ties the most goals he's had in a season since 2009-10. He's not Alex Ovechkin, but Fiddler is producing well for fantasy owners who picked him up understanding his where his ceiling is.
  • Stars' Fiddler Adds Assist In Limited Ice Time

    News: Vernon Fiddler added an assist in his 11:09 of ice time in Thursday's win over the Senators.
    Analysis: Vernon Fiddler is giving you about what'd expect this season. In his ten January games, he posted four goals and two assists. That's about as good as it gets with Fiddler, so if you've rostered him, you should be pleased.
  • Stars' Fiddler Scores In Second Straight

    News: Vernon Fiddler tallied a goal in his second straight game Tuesday against the Bruins.
    Analysis: Vernon Fiddler still has only six goals in 44 games this season, so consider the streak more coincidental than a sign of greater things to come. The 34-year-old is valued by the Stars for his contributions on the checking line, but his impact can't be easily quantified in most fantasy formats.
  • Stars' Fiddler To Play Saturday

    News: Vernon Fiddler is expected to return to the lineup Saturday against the Capitals, NHL.com's Mark Stepneski reports.
    Analysis: Though coach Lindy Ruff indicated Vernon Fiddler was healthy after Thursday's morning skate, the center ended up spending his second consecutive game in the press box. It's likely Fiddler was held out simply as a precaution, and with the extra day of rest, he should now be set to reclaim his spot on the Stars' checking line.
  • Stars' Fiddler Will Be Available Thursday

    News: Vernon Fiddler has recovered enough from a lower-body injury to be available Thursday, Mike Heika of the Dallas Morning News reports.
    Analysis: While Vernon Fiddler will be available, it is unclear if he will actually suit up, as Travis Moen performed admirably in place of Fiddler on Tuesday. As such, the team may elect to scratch Fiddler on Thursday in order to give him some additional rest before making his return. Fiddler has registered 13 points through 41 games with the Stars this season.
  • Stars' Fiddler Misses Warmups

    News: Vernon Fiddler (lower body) was not on the ice for warmups Thursday, Mark Stepneski of the Stars' official site reports.
    Analysis: Vernon Fiddler was believed to be ready for Thursday's game, but he wasn't on the ice for warmups. While it could be an indication he is still dealing with the injury, it also could mean he's just a healthy scratch to provide him extra time to heal up. Fiddler has posted 13 points through 41 games this season, a total that will remain through Thursday.