This article is part of our NHL Waiver Wire series.
Welcome to Fantasy Hockey Roulette! The game where the rules keep changing, you have no idea what they are and winning or losing is mainly determined by chance.
That may not sound like fun or something in which you actually want to participate, but it's the reality we're currently dealing with. COVID is making its mark and it's made player selection extremely challenging. Heck, the way things are going, all upcoming decisions will involve complex equations. So if you want to stay ahead of the pack, better brush up on that high school calculus and trig.
But seriously, it's important to follow the latest news to ensure your rosters are as solid as possible in time for nightly/weekly lock. As statuses are frequently being updated, RotoWire should be your source for news and in-depth material.
If there's anything we've learned from the first few games back, significant personnel adjustments have produced plenty of goals. Different defensive pairings and a batch of new goalies have also sparked the scoring boom. As teams shake off inactivity and lineups get healthier, overall offense should start to decrease.
While we can't guarantee the following players will be active by the time you read this, they're generally reliable for fantasy consumption (also, not a guarantee):
(Rostered rates/stats as of Dec. 30.)
Alex Iafallo, LA (Yahoo: 32%): Double-digit goals and assists might not be that exciting, but there's something to be said about consistency — especially from a player who's not considered a