Justin Faulk D CAR 10 Hrs

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 3 Days

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 13 Days

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 22 Days

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 24 Days

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.

Justin Faulk D CAR 1 Month

Faulk notched a shorthanded goal on three shots, a power-play assist, a plus-1 rating, two PIM and five hits in Thursday's win over the Leafs.

Another nice stat line for Faulk, who's now accounted for three of Carolina's eight goals over the team's last five games. He's still carrying a minus-13 rating for the year, but his 19 points certainly take the edge off.

Justin Faulk D CAR 2 Months

Faulk scored the team's lone goal in Monday's 2-1 loss to the Devils.

With 16 points in 27 games, Faulk is well on his way to besting his previous career-high of 32 points. He could reach the 50 point plateau, but he also sports a minus-15 rating currently as the rest of his team around him struggles.

Justin Faulk D CAR 2 Months

Faulk added a pair of assists during Friday's 4-2 win over Pittsburgh.

Faulk's offensive output now stands at 14 points in 22 games this season, putting him on pace for a career-high 50-point campaign. Faulk has been a real workhorse for the Canes this season, averaging roughly 24 minutes of ice time per game. He also shoots the puck a ton - his 63 shots on goal puts him in the top 10 in that category among NHL defensemen.

Justin Faulk D CAR 2 Months

With 12 points in 20 games, Faulk is on pace for a career-high 50 points this season.

Faulk continues to lead the Hurricanes in ice time per game with 23:52, including 2:29 on the power play. His emergence as a top-tier NHL defenseman continues, and fantasy owners should take advantage wherever possible.

Justin Faulk D CAR 3 Months

Faulk nabbed a goal and dished out two assists in Monday's 4-1 win over the Flames.

Faulk followed up Saturday's two assist effort with three more points on Monday to make it five points in his last two games. He was on the ice for 21:39, about two minutes below his season average but still good enough to lead the team.