Fantasy trends and waiver wire gems: Streamers, risers and fallers — who will get you the most this week?

WASHINGTON, DC - FEBRUARY 02: Ryan Nugent-Hopkins #93 of the Edmonton Oilers celebrates with teammates after the game against the Washington Capitals at Capital One Arena on February 2, 2022 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Scott Taetsch/Getty Images)
By Shayna Goldman Feb 11, 2022 13
After trying to manage a lineup with four teams completely out of action, managers are in luck! Every single team will be in action at least once across next week’s matchup. Thirty of those teams will play more than once. So with more adds, you’ll be getting more bang for your buck.

Which team will get you the most?

Five-game streamers

The Edmonton Oilers are the only team with five games on the docket. Let’s kick this off with a couple answers to a few questions we got. 

Should you drop Mike Smith?

Watching Smith play goal is a ride. You’re playing with fire there having him on your roster, in all honesty. But here’s the benefit, for the moment: the Oilers’ schedule. He’s not going to start all five, but he’ll get you a few games this week. Is that encouraging after the Oilers lost 4-1 to Chicago on Wednesday? No, not in the slightest. But maybe the vibes of a new coach will shake things up a bit. It’s probably too soon, but maybe there will be some defensive tweaks, seeing as assistant coach Jim Playfair was fired along with bench boss Dave Tippett

With a healthy Tyson Barrie, does Evan Bouchard’s fantasy value drop?

Honestly, no matter what, with the Oilers playing five times this week, I wouldn’t recommend dropping him.