Justin Faulk D CAR 4 Days

Faulk racked up nine shot attempts, but didn't come away with any points in Monday's loss to the Blackhawks.

Faulk took a minus-2 rating on the night, the seventh straight game he's finished with a rating of zero or worse. He's only collected one point during that span, but like what was the case Monday, it hasn't been due to a lack of activity. With 14 goals and 45 points over 72 games this season, Faulk has probably been the MVP of the Hurricanes, and seems to have arrived as an upper-tier fantasy blueliner.

Justin Faulk D CAR 18 Days

Faulk scored his 13th goal and handed out two power-play assists Tuesday, but it wasn't enough in a 4-3 shootout loss to Columbus.

Maybe the 'Canes should have used their young stud blueliner in the shootout, as they went 0-for-3 against the Jackets' Sergei Bobrovsky. He's been one of the brightest spots for the Hurricanes this year, as Faulk has an outstanding 44 points, including 18 power-play points, in 65 games. But he's been particularly good lately, with three goals and five assists in his last seven contests.

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Faulk scored the game's opening goal on a power play and added a man-advantage assist later in Tuesday's 4-1 win over Philadelphia.

Faulk's got 11 tallies on the year, but he'd been held out of the goal column since Jan. 30 -- a 10-game span. However, he remained productive over that period, tallying seven assists, and he remains on pace for his first 50-point campaign.

Justin Faulk D CAR 1 Month

Faulk picked up two assists in Saturday's loss to the Wild. He has five assists in his last three games.With those points, he established a new career mark (34 points). And he also moved into the team scoring lead with those two points -- yes, he's ahead of Eric Staal. He's the one bright spot in an ugly season in Raleigh.

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Faulk dished out three assists in Saturday's win over the Sharks.

Faulk now has 10 goals and 32 points in 52 games, ranking him 13th in defensemen scoring. Playing on the top power-play unit and averaging a whopping 24:08 of ice time, Faulk has been one of the few bright spots in Carolina this season. At only 22-years of age, the highly skilled offensive defenseman is going to be one of the top fantasy defenseman for many years to come.

Justin Faulk D CAR 2 Months

Faulk scored his third goal in four games and had six shots on goal in Friday's loss to the Blues.

Those saying he shouldn't have been in the all-star game have now gone shockingly quiet. Faulk has racked up five points in his last four games, giving him 10 goals and 29 points in 48 games on the season. His 133 shots on goal are seventh most among all defensemen, making him a lethal threat on the blueline. Considering he's just three points away from surpassing his career high, the 22-year-old should be owned in all formats.

Justin Faulk D CAR 2 Months

Faulk scored what turned out to be the game-winning goal on a second-period power play and added an assist on Jiri Tlusty's insurance goal in Tuesday's 4-2 win over the Lightning.

Faulk's strong campaign continues, as he now owns an excellent 28 points in 47 games. He's just four shy of last year's career-high 32, and he should end up with a total in the mid-to-high 40s by the time things are all said and done. He's progressing impressively.

Justin Faulk D CAR 2 Months

Faulk had a goal and an assist in Saturday's 3-2 win over the Senators. He was also plus-3.

He has a remarkable 26 points in 44 games -- a miracle considering how bad his team is. But his minus-12 rating still hangs like an anchor around his fantasy neck. Then again, not every league counts plus-minus, so that's clearly where his greatest value lies. The breakout continues.

Justin Faulk D CAR 3 Months

Faulk dished out a pair of assists -- one on the power play -- and went plus-1 in Thursday's win over Buffalo.

He's been clipping along nicely of late, with four points in the last four games on the heels of a five-game scoreless skid. The plus-minus hurts on a pretty bad Carolina team, but Faulk's career is definitely on the rise.

Justin Faulk D CAR 3 Months

Faulk picked up a goal and an assist -- both on the power play -- but finished with a minus-3 rating Tuesday in a 3-2 loss to Nashville.

On the bright side, he factored into both Carolina goals; on the dark side, he was on the ice for all three of the Preds' third-period tallies. Faulk has helped fantasy owners out with 23 points in 40 games -- the best scoring pace of his young career -- but his career-worst minus-17 rating is a major drag.