I'm in the same boat with Faulk. Next week starts my playoffs, and without a somewhat productive Faulk, I can probably kiss my championship hopes goodbye. Right now, I am just hoping for an "average Faulk" (as compared to this past weekend) to get me through the next two weeks, rather than the stud he was last year and before.
I think Faulk is not only hurt by the lack of QB play, but also misses Orlando Pace immensly. When Faulk struggled at the begging of the year, it was also when Pace was out. With that said, I think the return of Bulger (hopefully this week) will help a little, and if Faulk can remain somewhat healthy, he should be able to post decent numbers against some pretty bad defenses (Arizona, who he torched earlier this year, and Seattle).