"Mediocre"??? That's putting it nicely. 2 points in 12 games doesn't scream "pick me, pick me". Listen, Carlson's ability is not in question and I believe he could fill any number of roles on a pro hockey team, but he is arguably WAS best all-round D...consistently leads the team in TOI and SH minutes...not a recipe for fantasy success. I've been holding onto him for several years in my own pool, but he's no longer prospect eligible [next summer] and he will go back into our re-draft pool unless something miraculous changes my mind this year. He's the 2nd coming of Dan Hamhuis...quiet defensively, responsible, and under-rated offensively, but rarely given the opportunity to show it.
I would do this deal.
10 Team [keep 10 + 4 prospects]
Scoring F=1[g/a]; D=2[g], 1[a]; G=2[w], -1[L], 1[OT], 2[SO] Top 12 F, 6 D, 2 G count
Crosby, Ovechkin, Backstrom, Wheeler, Byfuglien, Hornqvist, Simmonds, Ladd, Zuccarello, Ribeiro, Desharnais, Semin, MacArthur, Moulson, Purcell, Soderberg, Dupuis
Keith, Goligoski, Carlson, Krug, Trouba, Streit, Pouliot, Ceci, Nurse, Martinez