Dustin Byfuglien RW WPG 49 Mins

Byfuglien put together a monster fantasy outing Sunday, scoring his eighth goal of the season, dishing out five hits, blocking seven shots, and logging a game-high 26:53 of ice time in an overtime loss to the Flyers.

Byfuglien has been very productive since being moved back to defense, recording three goals and seven points in eight games. He is logging heavy minutes on the Jet's blueline and has fired 112 shots on goal -- eighth most in the NHL. He's only been held off the scoresheet four times in his last 14 games, making him a dependable and consistent fantasy option. Keep him rolling.

Dustin Byfuglien RW WPG 2 Days

Byfuglien was on the ice for Saturday's practice, despite taking a stick to the face in the game against the Bruins a night earlier, Ken Wiebe of the Winnipeg Sun reports.

The incident happened late in the third period of Friday's game, so it put his status in some question before he alleviated those concerns by practicing. Byfuglien has been a force for the Jets since moving back to defense and turned in one of his better games Friday, skating for 27:04 and notching an assist en route to claiming first star honors.

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Byfuglien assisted on the Jets' first two goals -- Mathieu Perreault's power-play marker and Blake Wheeler's even-strength tally -- in the first period of Tuesday's 5-2 win over Dallas.

That's a five-game point streak now for Buff, and the last three games of it have come since he moved back to the blue line. All of a sudden, things are coming together for the 29-year-old.

Dustin Byfuglien RW WPG 16 Days

Byfuglien was highly productive in his move back to defense Friday against the Avalanche, finishing with a goal, five shots, four hits and a plus-2 rating over 26:24 of ice time.

Byfuglien had already been playing productively of late with goals in each of his previous two games, and he didn't miss a beat in his transition from wing Friday. With Tobias Enstrom and Zach Bogosian both slated for long absences, look for Byfuglien to remain on defense for at least a couple of weeks.

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Coach Paul Maurice said after Thursday's practice that Byfuglien would play at defenseman until further notice, Ken Wiebe of the Winnipeg Sun reports.

The Jets will be without two of their top-four defenseman in Zach Bogosian and Toby Enstrom for multiple weeks due to lower-body injuries, so Byfuglien will vacate his position on the wing to give the team some more talent on its blueline. Although it's possible that Byfuglien is already eligible at defense after having played there for part of last season, it's worthwhile to check your league settings to see if he can be stashed there. Byfuglien's offensive production and ability to rack up penalty minutes would bring far greater fantasy value from a defenseman roster spot than it would at forward.

Dustin Byfuglien RW WPG 18 Days

Byfuglien was practicing at defenseman Thursday, Paul Friesen of the Winnipeg Sun reports.

While coach Paul Maurice didn't officially announce his lineup plans for Friday's game against the Avalanche, it looks like Byfuglien could be in line for a move from forward back to the blue line after all of Toby Enstrom, Zach Bogosian and Grant Clitsome were diagnosed with multi-week injuries. Byfuglien has been useful depth forward for the Jets with five goals, 11 points and 84 shots in 26 games this season, but the move back to blue line would surely aid his fantasy value if he's able to regain eligibility there. Stay tuned for where he lines up during Friday's morning skate, as that will likely provide better insight into Maurice's plans.

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Byfuglien scored his first goal since Oct. 20 in Thursday's 4-3 loss to the Red Wings.

This season's been a struggle for Buff on the offensive end, but he continues to put plentiful pucks on net, and now that he's got the monkey off his back, his shots could start sneaking past opposing netminders more often.

Dustin Byfuglien RW WPG 1 Month

Byfuglien "knows that he is due, if not overdue" to start putting the puck in the net, Ken Wiebe of the Winnipeg Sun reports.

While fantasy owners who play in leagues that employ the penalty minutes category have likely enjoyed the big winger's team leading 47 minutes in the box, Byfuglien hasn't yet produced much in terms of goals and assists, tallying only four points through the team's first 19 games. However, Byfuglien leads the Jets in shots on goal with 62, plays at the point on the team's second power play unit, and averages almost 20 minutes of ice time per game (good for seventh best on the team). As such, the odds that Byfuglien will start to enjoy some form of offensive success, whether it be tickling the twine or assisting his teammates, are certainly in his favor. If Byfuglien can pair respectable offensive point production with his strong defensive game (he's currently fourth in the league in PIM and tied for eighth in hits with 58), he'll cement himself as a valuable fantasy commodity for his owners.

Dustin Byfuglien RW WPG 2 Months

Byfuglien ripped off five shots and assisted on a first period goal in Tuesday's 3-1 win over the Predators.

Byfuglien still hasn't found the back of the net in seven straight contests, but he was able to pick up his fourth point of the season in the win. The shots have been there of late, so the goals could come eventually especially given his 5.0% shot percentage, which is the lowest of his career.

Dustin Byfuglien RW WPG 2 Months

Byfuglien tallied an unassisted goal in Tuesday's victory over the Hurricanes.

Byfuglien has only two points (both goals) in his six games this season, but it certainly hasn't been due to a lack of effort. He's compiled 18 penalty minutes, 16 hits and a team-high 25 shots on goal, resulting in a plus-4 rating for the converted defenseman. Once the Jets get things clicking on a power-play unit that has yet to score in six games, the points could come in droves for Byfuglien, who has historically excelled with the man advantage.