John Carlson
D WSH
22 hours ago

Carlson recorded a power-play assist during Saturday's 3-1 win over the Wild.

EDGE Analysis

Carlson has been a rock for the Capitals (and fantasy owners) in 2017-18 with two goals and 17 points in 21 games. Only a minus-8 rating blemishes a remarkable effort to open the season, and improvements to that and his goal-scoring output are all that stand in between the 27-year-old and Norris Trophy consideration.

John Carlson
D WSH
3 days ago

Carlson tallied an assist and a minus-1 rating during Thursday's 6-2 loss at the hands of the Avalanche.

EDGE Analysis

The pending unrestricted free agent is putting together an excellent campaign with 16 points in 20 games. The only black marks are a minus-7 rating and a possible decrease in his ice time now that Matt Niskanen is back in the lineup. Caveats notwithstanding, the 27-year-old rearguard has been dynamite in all formats this season so keep playing him as you normally would.

John Carlson
D WSH
5 days ago

Carlson recorded two assists -- one on the power play -- through 25:26 of ice time during Tuesday's 6-3 loss to Nashville.

EDGE Analysis

This was Carlson's fourth multi-point showing through his past seven games, and he's now up to two goals, 13 assists and 59 shots for the campaign. It's been an impressive start for the power-play quarterback, and his seven markers with the man advantage shouldn't go unnoticed, either. Unfortunately, his minus-7 rating is a category anchor. Hopefully, Matt Niskanen's return from a lower-body injury will enable Carlson to play a few more minutes per game in softer five-on-five matchups to help his rating rebound.

John Carlson
D WSH
1 week ago

Carlson recorded a goal and an assist on the power play during Friday's 4-1 win over Pittsburgh.

EDGE Analysis

This was Carlson's third multi-point showing through his past five games, and he now has a rock-solid two goals, 13 points and 57 shots through 17 games. Additionally, the 27-year-old defenseman is logging a career-high 27:13 of ice time per contest, so his role should help him remain a go-to asset in the majority of fantasy settings.

John Carlson
D WSH
2 weeks ago

Carlson recorded the game-winning goal, a power-play assist, four shots and a plus-1 rating through 27:41 of ice time (7:16 on the power play) during Monday's 3-2 overtime victory against Arizona.

EDGE Analysis

With a goal, 11 points, 50 shots, 10 PIM and an average of 27:14 of ice time per game through 15 contests this season, Carlson has quickly affirmed himself as a go-to fantasy option in all settings. The Capitals are dealing with a number of injuries on their blue line, so once fully healthy, the 27-year-old defenseman could see a little less playing time. However, Carlson still projects to remain a high-floor, high-ceiling virtual asset.

John Carlson
D WSH
2 weeks ago

Carlson registered two assists, two shots and a plus-2 rating through 27:28 of ice time (5:27 on the power play) during Thursday's 4-3 win over the Islanders.

EDGE Analysis

The No. 1 defenseman continues to log oodles of ice time and is now up to nine points and 44 shots through 13 games. There's no reason to anticipate a dip in production, and Carlson projects to remain a rock-solid asset in all fantasy setting.

John Carlson
D WSH
3 weeks ago

Carlson had an assist in Saturday's 5-2 comeback win over the Oilers.

EDGE Analysis

The 27-year-old has seven assists in 11 games to start the season but has failed to convert on any of his 41 shots. The latter is certain to improve, and his presence as a mainstay on the top power-play unit makes him a must-start every night.

John Carlson
D WSH
3 weeks ago

Carlson had an assist and four shots in Thursday's 6-2 loss to the Canucks.

EDGE Analysis

The U.S. Olympian is having a pretty solid start to the season, garnering six assists in 10 games behind a whopping 26:45 in average ice time. A lack of goal scoring and a minus-5 rating are the only blemishes on his campaign thus far, but both are likely to improve given his ice time and the increase in his shots taken, so keep rolling with him.

John Carlson
D WSH
1 month ago

Carlson had an assist and 10 shots in Friday's 4-3 OT win over the Red Wings.

EDGE Analysis

Aided by 6:17 in power-play time, the 27-year-old now has five assists in eight games to start the season. Quarterbacking the top power-play unit and being relied on to do heavy lifting offensively with Matt Niskanen (upper body) on the shelf, the first-round pick from the 2008 NHL Entry Draft is a must-start every night as he pads his resume for a contract extension next summer.

John Carlson
D WSH
1 month ago

Carlson had an assist in Saturday's 6-1 rout over the Canadiens.

EDGE Analysis

The 27-year-old defenseman has been busy in the first two games with four shots and averaging 25:27 of ice time. Manning the top power-play unit on a Washington team with a shallower defense corps compared to last season, the U.S. Olympian could have a monster season as he polishes his resume for a contract extension. Play him with confidence every night.