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Nationals | Max Scherzer has good Wrigley fortunes

Fri, 06 May 2016 11:00:39 -0700

Washington Nationals SP Max Scherzer has a 1.42 ERA and 27 strikeouts in 19 innings in three career starts at Wrigley Field.

Fantasy Tip: It's fair to say that this is a different Chicago Cubs team at 21-6. Scherzer is a high-end consideration each day he starts, but take these numbers with a grain of salt.

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Nationals | Ben Revere leading off

Fri, 06 May 2016 09:17:09 -0700

Washington Nationals OF Ben Revere (oblique) is leading off Friday, May 6, fresh off of the disabled list.

Fantasy Tip: Revere only has two at-bats on the year. It's probably best to hold off in DFS against John Lackey, but re-insert him into traditional lineups for his steals potential.

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Nationals | Ben Revere activated from DL

Fri, 06 May 2016 08:27:01 -0700

Washington Nationals OF Ben Revere (oblique) was activated from the 15-day disabled list Friday, May 6. OF Matt den Dekker was optioned to Class AAA Syracuse to make room.

Fantasy Tip: Revere figures to send Michael Taylor back to the bench. Taylor could still play two or three times a week, though, with Jayson Werth aging and requiring off days. Taylor is probably only worth holding onto in NL-only leagues, though. Revere should return to all lineups as he's one of the best steals sources in baseball.

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Nationals | Ben Revere returning Friday?

Thu, 05 May 2016 15:03:27 -0700

Washington Nationals OF Ben Revere (oblique) will go through a fullwork out before being activated from the disabled list, which should happen Friday, May 6, if all goes well.

Fantasy Tip: Revere warrants ownership in all formats because of his ability to contribute in runs, stolen bases and batting average, especially since he leads off for a solid offense. Michael Taylor projects to lose the most at-bats with Revere returning, but in deep mixed leagues, Taylor likely should be held onto until the playing time shakes itself out.

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Nationals | Stephen Strasburg putting it all together

Wed, 04 May 2016 17:15:06 -0700

Updating a previous report, Washington Nationals SP Stephen Strasburg has a 2.08 ERA and a 139-17 strikeout-to-walk ratio through 108 1/3 innings over his past 16 starts dating back to last season.

Fantasy Tip: Strasburg has flashed elite fantasy numbers between injuries and rough patches throughout his career, but currently, he is locked in as an ace for your virtual rotation. With free agency following the 2016 campaign, there are millions of reasons for Strasburg to key in on a career year, and Washington and fantasy owners should be happy to tag along for the ride.

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Nationals | Daniel Murphy has big game Wednesday

Wed, 04 May 2016 15:42:08 -0700

Washington Nationals 2B Daniel Murphy racked up a season-high four hits Wednesday, May 4, against the Kansas City Royals. He finished the afternoon 4-for-5 with his fourth home run of the season, four runs scored and three RBI. He also had a double.

Fantasy Tip: It's no secret that Murphy has been absolutely blazing in his first year with the Nationals. In fact, he's picked up at least one hit in all but three of the 26 games he's played in. He's now up to a remarkable .398 batting average, while providing some power stats as well. His owners must be thrilled with the decision they made in selecting him on draft day relatively late in the event.

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Nationals | Wilson Ramos collects three hits again

Wed, 04 May 2016 15:15:26 -0700

Washington Nationals C Wilson Ramos picked up three hits for the second straight game Wednesday, May 4, opposite the Kansas City Royals. He finished the afternoon 3-for-5 with a run scored and an RBI.

Fantasy Tip: After coming off the bereavement list, Ramos has been locked in, as he's now collected six hits in nine at-bats. Owners should keep firing him up in hopes that The Buffalo can continue along with his momentum. He's now hitting .364 this season.

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Nationals | Bryce Harper launches home run No. 10

Wed, 04 May 2016 15:10:56 -0700

Washington Nationals OF Bryce Harper went 2-for-4 with his 10th home run of the season Wednesday, May 4, against the Kansas City Royals. He finished the day with two runs and two RBI.

Fantasy Tip: Harper is surprisingly hitting just .266 thus far, but he's certainly made up for that in pretty much every other area. He now has 26 RBI, and is seemingly picking up from where he left off a year ago in his MVP campaign. It's hard to believe he's still just 23 years old.

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Nationals | Stephen Strasburg solid, now 5-0

Wed, 04 May 2016 14:55:12 -0700

Washington Nationals SP Stephen Strasburg improved to 5-0 by beating the Kansas City Royals on Wednesday, May 4. He logged six pretty good innings, allowing two runs on five hits and a walk. He also had seven strikeouts.

Fantasy Tip: As long as he stays healthy, there's no question Strasburg is on pace to claim his first All-Star berth. The 27-year-old not only is perfect with his win-loss record, but he's also put together a shiny 2.36 ERA to go with a dazzling 47-to-9 K/BB ratio in his 42 total innings. Owners should continue to get that type of dominance as long as he can avoid the disabled list.

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Nationals | Ben Revere could return Thursday

Wed, 04 May 2016 10:00:58 -0700

Washington Nationals OF Ben Revere (oblique) will join the team in Chicago Thursday, May 5. The team wants to talk to him and evaluate him before activating him.

Fantasy Tip: Revere has been out since the season opener. His return would send Michael Taylor back to the bench. Revere is one of the rare elite options for steals and should return to lineups upon activation.

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Nationals | Jonathan Papelbon implodes

Wed, 04 May 2016 06:40:53 -0700

Washington Nationals RP Jonathan Papelbon allowed three runs in two-thirds of an inning in his second blown save Tuesday, May 3.

Fantasy Tip: The outing ballooned Pap's ERA from 2.38 to 4.50. Considering the drama from last season, it's fair to question how much rope he has. However, his seat shouldn't be very warm for now since the outing doubled his earned runs allowed on the season.

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Nationals | Ben Revere back this weekend?

Tue, 03 May 2016 17:01:51 -0700

Washington Nationals OF Ben Revere (oblique) is playing for Class AAA Syracuse for the third straight day as part of his rehab assignment Tuesday, May 3. Revere hasn't had any setbacks but still needs to play a full nine innings in the minors before he's activated from the disabled list. Washington is hopeful that Revere can rejoin them during the weekend series with the Chicago Cubs.

Fantasy Tip: Revere should be stashed on all fantasy rosters for his ability to contribute nicely in average, runs and stolen bases atop a potent Washington lineup. Michael Taylor's short-term utility in most leagues as a power-speed asset is coming to an end shortly.

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Nationals | Two Nats due for better luck?

Tue, 03 May 2016 16:43:51 -0700

Washington Nationals 3B Anthony Rendon and 1B Ryan Zimmerman have combined for just one home run and nine RBI to start the year. However, Rendon has a .279 batting average on balls in play, which is 32 points below his career mark. Zimmerman's average exit velocity off the bat of 95 mph ranks seventh in baseball, and he's reached base in four of his last eight plate appearances.

Fantasy Tip: Rendon has been hitting the ball hard as well and should start seeing better results sooner than later. He's a prime buy-low fantasy commodity in the early going. With Zimmerman, it's all about health. His last two seasons suffered as he dealt with injuries that shortened his years. Either way, don't completely write him off in shallow leagues just yet.

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Nationals | Wilson Ramos returns to lineup

Tue, 03 May 2016 15:42:15 -0700

Washington Nationals C Wilson Ramos (personal) is in the starting lineup and batting seventh Tuesday, May 3, against Kansas City Royals SP Chris R. Young.

Fantasy Tip: Ramos was actually activated from the bereavement list a couple of days ago, but this will be his first game since April 24. He's been out to a nice start overall, having registered a .316/.328/.491 slash line to go with two home runs and eight RBI. His owners can plug him back into lineups right away, as Young may present an advantageous matchup this evening.

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Nationals | Chris Heisey draws rare start

Tue, 03 May 2016 15:40:20 -0700

Washington Nationals OF Chris Heisey will start in left field and bat ninth Tuesday, May 3, opposite Kansas City Royals SP Chris R. Young.

Fantasy Tip: Heisey is getting the start here with the Nationals being able to use an extra bat while playing in an American League park. He's a dart throw, though, for daily games, as he really doesn't offer anything other than the potential home run. For what it's worth, however, Heisey does have three homers already in his first 23 at-bats.

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