Brent Burns D SAN 6 Days

Burns scored the overtime-winning goal Saturday against the Blues.

Burns continues to roll, recording three goals and seven points in his last eight games. With 26 points in 34 games, the 29-year-old has been one of the best fantasy defenseman this season. You know what to do.

Brent Burns D SAN 15 Days

Burns scored a power-play goal during Thursday's win over the Wild and now has a point in three straight games.

It's not a huge hot streak, but it continues what's been a fairly steady campaign for Burns in terms of the scoresheet, as he's got 24 points in 31 games. That puts him on a 63-point pace, so if he can stay healthy and keep it up, he'll blow by last year's career-high 48 points. However, his minus-5 rating on the year could certainly use some course correction.

Brent Burns D SAN 19 Days

Burns had an assist in 24:33 of ice time in Sunday's loss to the Flames.

Even when there isn't much offense to go around, Burns is getting involved. So even if your league doesn't score caveman beards or pizzas eaten, Burns is an elite defenseman.

Brent Burns D SAN 20 Days

Despite speculation that Burns might be best used back at forward, as he was last year, the team says there's "zero percent" chance of him moving to forward, according to Kevin Kurz of CSN Bay Area.

Burns is far from being unproductive and is a great roster grab on defense, but he's not quite at the amazing pace he was on last season. The change of his availability from forward to defense makes him valuable no matter what in almost all formats.

Brent Burns D SAN 22 Days

Burns picked up two assists in Thursday's 7-4 win over the Bruins.

The offensive contributions were a total team effort, as Burns was one of eight Sharks skaters to finish with multi-point games. The two-helper performance ended a three-game scoring drought for Burns, who continues to adapt well to the move back to the blue line. He ranks in a three-way tie for second place in defenseman scoring with 21 points.

Brent Burns D SAN 1 Month

Burns tallied the only Sharks goal in Tuesday's loss to the Sabres.

Burns now has seven goals on the season, along with 11 assists. He's showing no signs of slowing down. He's a top fantasy defenseman this year.

Brent Burns D SAN 1 Month

Burns added an assist and four shots in Thursday's win over the Lightning.

Burns has four points in his last four games, sits six goals and 11 assists for 17 points (13th in the NHL), and has taken 58 shots (13th in the NHL). Burns is becoming an elite fantasy defenseman.

Brent Burns D SAN 2 Months

Burns picked up his fifth and sixth goals of the season in Saturday's win over Dallas.

Burns is now second among all NHL defensemen with 15 points in 15 games. The 29-year-old hasn't missed a beat since being moved back to the blueline, averaging 23:01 of ice time and firing 49 shots on goal. With the offense up front, there is no reason Burns can't keep producing at a consistent level. What a stud.

Brent Burns D SAN 2 Months

Burns potted his second goal of the season in Saturday afternoon's 2-1 home loss to the Sabres. It was an unassisted tally.

Burns finally got the Sharks on the board in the third period against the lowly Sabres, but it wasn't enough as Buffalo needed just 15 shots on goal to upset San Jose in the matinee. The defenseman now has a scorching hot nine points in nine games this season -- which is phenomenal -- but he's not likely to sustain this pace long term. Enjoy the ride while it lasts and don't be afraid to entertain trade offers if the opportunity arises -- you might be able to fetch yourself a solid return.

Brent Burns D SAN 2 Months

Burns recorded an assist and attempted six shots on goal in Tuesday's loss to the Bruins.

The move to defense has done nothing to deter Burns' fantasy production -- in fact, he may be more valuable than ever. He's already piled up a goal and seven assists in seven games, and is on pace to crush last season's totals in penalty minutes and blocked shots. He's certainly not expected to continue his point-per-game production, but Burns could quite possibly finish the season as a top-tier fantasy defenseman.