Wilson scored two goals and registered three shots on net during Wednesday's Game 4 win over Toronto.
The fourth-year pro is up to three goals in the series and also received a promotion to the third line for Game 4. Wilson has been pigeonholed into a bottom-six role to start his career, but don't forget, he was a first-round selection and posted 23 goals and 58 points through 48 games in his final season in the OHL. He owns untapped offensive potential.
Wilson played a strong game defensively -- five hits and three takeaways -- and he ended up being rewarded in the offensive zone when he generated a turnover and fired the puck over Frederik Andersen's shoulder. The Leafs are his hometown club, and Wilson played a strong game against them. Of course, his limited ice time and generally modest offensive contributions limit his fantasy value; most DFS formats and postseason pools don't reward Wilson's huge hit and PIM totals.
Wilson posted a goal with a plus-1 rating and two hits in Tuesday's 4-1 win against the Maple Leafs.
Wilson is mostly known for being an irritant to the opposition, but he has come alive on the offensive end lately. He has a goal, two assists and a plus-2 rating over his past four outings. While it's too late to consider him in most seasonal pools he is worth a look if you need a low-cost DFS option with a little upside.
Wilson is expected to start on the top line Tuesday against the Rangers, Tarik El-Bashir of CSN Mid-Atlantic reports.
Wilson is filling in for T.J. Oshie (upper body) on the top line alongside Alex Ovechkin and Nicklas Backstrom. While he's struggled to generate consistent offense, Wilson has been better in that department in recent weeks, and playing alongside such offensive heavyweights certainly enhances his short-term fantasy value. Those in daily formats might want to look at the power forward as a sleeper option Tuesday.
It was just the fifth goal of the campaign for Wilson, but it's his contributions in the PIM (65) and hits (163) columns that move the fantasy needle. The 22-year-old winger is consistently being deployed in a fourth-line role, so there isn't a lot of offensive upside, but he's a potential option in deep formats.