John Carlson D WAS 2 weeks ago

Carlson tallied two assists in Saturday's overtime loss to the Senators. He has five assists in his last two games.

He's now among the league's leaders in scoring from the blue line (53 points). This team is now his and not Mike Green's, and that means his role will only continue to grow. Take advantage right now and remember him for 2015-16.

John Carlson D WAS 2 weeks ago

Carlson handed out three power-play assists and collected a minor penalty Thursday in a 5-4 shootout win over Montreal.

With the big evening, the blueliner hit 40 assists and surpassed 50 points for the first time. Carlson had been cold prior to Thursday, with just a single assist to show for his past seven games, so this was an important game for fantasy owners who have come to count on his contributions.

John Carlson D WAS 1 month ago

Carlson scored a power-play goal in Sunday's win over Boston.

The points continue to flow for Carlson, who is up to 11 goals and 47 points in 70 games. Sporting a plus-10 rating and recording 162 shots on goal, the 25-year-old is a two-way force on the Capitals blueline. Make sure he's in your lineup every game.

John Carlson D WAS 1 month ago

Carlson recorded his third assist in four games in Saturday's win over the Sabres.

With 46 points on the campaign, Carlson checks in at seventh in the league in defenseman scoring. The 25-year-old looks like he'll be a top-tier fantasy blueliner for several seasons to come.

John Carlson D WAS 2 months ago

Carlson potted a goal and picked up a power-play assist in Wednesday's loss to the Penguins.

Carlson may not finish as a finalist for the Norris Trophy, but he's sure to draw some consideration for his star turn this season. He's compiled three goals and two assists over his last five games to boost his point total to 43 for the season, ranking him seventh among all defensemen.

John Carlson D WAS 2 months ago

Carlson tallied a goal on three shot attempts in Thursday's win over the Jets.Carlson is one of the pace of last season's career-best goal total, and already has now hit the 40-point mark for the first time in his six NHL seasons. Four of his goals have come in the last seven games, during which he's put 15 shots on net. He's poised to finish near the top of the league in scoring from the blue line.

John Carlson D WAS 2 months ago

Carlson scored a goal and added an assist in a 5-4 OT win over the Sharks on Wednesday.The blueliner also skated to a plus-3 rating, bringing him up to an impressive plus-16 this year. Combined with his 38 points, 24 PIM and 127 SOG in 55 games from the back end, Carlson has easily been one of the top-15 or top-20 best rearguards in the NHL this season.

John Carlson D WAS 2 months ago

Carlson tallied his sixth goal of the season in Friday's shootout win over the Ducks.

Carlson had been stuck in a five-game point drought entering play Friday, but it wasn't as though he totally disappeared, as he compiled 15 shots on goal during that time. He finally managed to break through Friday, reasserting his standing as one of the NHL's top fantasy blueliners. He's just one goal or assist shy of matching the career-best mark of 37 points he established in 2010-11 and 2013-14.

John Carlson D WAS 3 months ago

Carlson notched a pair of assists in Tuesday's shootout loss to Edmonton.

He's got three helpers over the last two games after going three straight without landing on the scoresheet. Carlson's breakout season continues, as he's already just three shy of his career high in points (37) with nearly half the year to go.

John Carlson D WAS 3 months ago

Carlson scored the game-winning goal Saturday in a 3-1 victory over the Red Wings. It was his first goal in 17 games, but ninth point in his last 10 games.

Don't look now, but Carlson sits fourth in NHL scoring from the blue line with 31 points -- he's behind only Kevin Shattenkirk, Mark Giordano and Brent Burns on that list. He's an automatic play.