Sharks' Brent Burns: Holding NHL points lead early

Burns tallied a pair of assists in Tuesday's 3-2 win over the Islanders.

That's five points in a span of two days and a whopping, league-leading eight in four games so far. Indeed, Burns almost looks better than ever, making a strong case to be considered the top defenseman in fantasy. Yes, there's an argument for him over Erik Karlsson -- the difference in shots and goals between the two pushes things Burns' way in many formats.

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