Craig Smith

#15 RW / Nashville Predators / EXP: 6YRS Height: 6-1 Weight: 202 lb Age: 28 College: Wisconsin

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  • Smith scored his fifth goal of the season and added a helper in Saturday's win over the Penguins. Smith has been lighting the lamp at a decent rate, but he's stuck on just two assists this season. He's now got a new center and power-play linemate in Kyle Turris, so it'll be interesting to see what that does for his production. The former Senator has a history of making players around him better, so look for Smith to build on his seven points through 16 contests in the coming games. He's a quality goal scorer who scores frequently enough to warrant a look in some fantasy leagues.

  • Predators' Craig Smith: Scoring with regularity
    By RotoWire Staff

    Smith scored his third goal in the last five games Saturday against the Kings. Smith started the season slowly with just two points in his first nine games, but he's finally starting to show some consistency. He skated most of Saturday's contest on a line with Filip Forsberg, which should help his numbers if the assignment sticks. Put him in your lineup and enjoy the hot streak while it lasts.

  • Smith registered a power-play goal, three shots and three hits through 11:36 of ice time during Friday's 2-1 win over Chicago. The veteran winger notched three consecutive 20-goal campaigns before dipping to just 12 tallies last season, and he's recorded only two goals and an assist through the first 10 games of 2017-18. Smith is skating down the depth chart of late, and while his power-play time is up (2:24 per game), he's probably going to struggle to move the fantasy needle in most settings. Still, if he lands in a top-six role for a stretch, he'll offer fleeting value.

  • Predators' Craig Smith: Notches first goal of season
    By RotoWire Staff

    Smith scored his first point of the season in Tuesday's 6-5 win over Philadelphia, notching a first-period power-play goal. While it's nice that Smith finally get on the board, the fact that he finished the game with a minus-3 rating is not particularly good news. Overall, Smith is a risky fantasy selection based on the last three seasons -- of which have ended with a decline in his offensive totals. Unless he suddenly gets hot and shows a consistent knack for putting points on the board, it's best to leave him on your league's waiver wire for the time being.

  • Predators' Craig Smith: Three shots on goal
    By RotoWire Staff

    Smith put three shots on goal in a 5-3 preseason victory over Columbus on Sunday. The Wisconsin native was held off the scoreboard but still had a strong night, throwing three shots on goal while winning 50 percent of his faceoffs. Smith skated on the second line with Kevin Fiala and Nick Bonino, and was on the second power play unit as well. After posting a career-low 29 points last season, Smith has the tools to bounce back to the 40-point range, and a consistent role on the second power play would go a long way toward helping his cause.

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