Sharp scored his fifth and sixth goals of the season in a 4-3 win against Buffalo on Thursday.
It's been a tough season for Sharp with just 24 appearances due to injuries, but he's been very effective upon his return, scoring five goals and four assists in 13 games. Even though he's no longer one of the league's premier snipers, he still plays an important scoring depth role for the Stars. The good news about Sharp is that he has looked very dangerous of late with four goals in his past five games and continues to shoot the puck a lot, but the 35-year-old can be a feast-or-famine fantasy player.
Sharp potted his third and fourth goals of the year in Tuesday's 7-6 victory over the Rangers.
Both tallies were extremely timely. He scored the first off a turnover just 12 seconds after Patrick Eaves' goal in the first period, giving the Stars a 2-1 lead and a huge burst of momentum. The second goal blunted the Rangers' momentum, as they'd narrowed a 4-1 lead to 4-3 with a pair of second-period tallies, only for Sharp to score 48 seconds later and turn the tide again. This season as a whole can be described as a struggle at best for the veteran winger, but his seven points in eight games since the new year certainly offer legitimate hope of a second-half surge.
Sharp scored an empty-net goal, recorded two assists and registered four shots on net with a plus-2 rating during Monday's win over the Kings.
Limited to just 15 games this season, Sharp has been a fantasy afterthought. However, the veteran's big night Monday is an encouraging breakout, and his offensive track record makes him a must-own asset in almost all fantasy settings. After all, Sharp averaged 3.4 shots per game and posted a 19th-ranked 2.61 points per 60 minutes among all skaters with at least 4,000 minutes over the previous three years.
The veteran winger has been limited to just 13 games this season, and his one goal and three points are hardly noticeable fantasy numbers. While Sharp has endured a difficult start and is in the midst of his age-35 campaign, his high shot volume (3.35 shots per game over the past four years) and significant offensive role with Dallas will help him maintain value in the majority of seasonal leagues. It helps that he's currently receiving top-line minutes with Jamie Benn (foot) out.
Sharp (concussion) will play Saturday night at home against the Panthers.
This is obviously great news for Sharp and his fantasy owners alike, as the prolific scoring vet missed the past 12 games due to the ailment after sitting out 14 contests when the concussion issue originally surfaced in late October. The priority is that Sharp stays healthy, so we wouldn't be surprised if the Stars have a hawk's eye on his minutes each game. It's best to take a wait-and-see approach with Sharp in fantasy land -- pay attention to how he performs upon his return and if it looks like he can string together a nice run without any setbacks, then we'd recommend putting him back into lineups starting with those involved in deeper formats. Sharpie has 270 goals and 313 assists in 583 career games.