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Nationals | Stephen Strasburg punches out nine

Fri, 29 Apr 2016 20:30:30 -0700

Washington Nationals SP Stephen Strasburg allowed two runs on eight hits while walking one and striking out nine over seven innings in a win over the St. Louis Cardinals Friday, April 29.

Fantasy Tip: Strasburg improved to 4-0 this season, and he has struck out 29 over 22 1/3 innings over his last three starts combined. He is healthy and should be treated like a fantasy ace.

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Nationals | Ben Revere rehab update

Fri, 29 Apr 2016 17:35:44 -0700

Washington Nationals OF Ben Revere (oblique) went 0-for-2 with a walk in his second rehab game for Class AAA Syracuse Friday, April 29, while playing five innings in the outfield.

Fantasy Tip: Revere could return from the disabled list next week and should remain stashed in all seasonal formats due to his ability to contribute in batting average, runs and stolen bases.

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Nationals | Wilson Ramos could return this weekend

Fri, 29 Apr 2016 14:56:54 -0700

Washington Nationals C Wilson Ramos, who is on bereavement leave, could return to the lineup this weekend, according to manager Dusty Baker.

Fantasy Tip: Ramos is slashing .316/.328/.491 with two home runs and nine RBI in 57 at-bats and will return to the regular catching duties when he's ready. If someone dropped him, pick him up now. Ramos is a low-end starting fantasy catcher and a great No. 2 in a solid Nats lineup.

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Cardinals | Matt Adams starting vs. Nationals

Fri, 29 Apr 2016 13:25:33 -0700

St. Louis Cardinals 1B Matt Adams is starting at first base and batting fourth against Washington Nationals SP Stephen Strasburg Friday, April 29. 1B/OF Brandon Moss is not in the starting lineup Friday.

Fantasy Tip: Adams sports an underwhelming .211/.268/.342 slash line to start the season and draws a tough matchup to turn it around with Strasburg taking the hill. View Adams as a fringe own outside of cavernous mixed and NL-only formats, and he is a risky start in daily contests Friday. Moss figures to begin seeing more at-bats with Adams struggling, and Moss has started 2016 with a .544 slugging percentage and five home runs through 68 plate appearances.

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Nationals | Tanner Roark strong once again

Thu, 28 Apr 2016 16:29:39 -0700

Washington Nationals SP Tanner Roark churned out another strong start Thursday, April 28, against the Philadelphia Phillies. He registered seven shutout innings, allowing just two hits, two walks and struck out six. He ended up with a no-decision, however.

Fantasy Tip: It appears Roark has turned back the clock to 2014, when he won 15 ballgames in his first full major league season. He actually might be in even better form right now, as he now holds a 2.03 ERA to go with 30 strikeouts in 31 total innings of work. Additionally, three of his five outings have seen the right-hander yield zero runs in seven innings. He should not be available on any waiver wires, as Roark is dialed in and has potential to win a considerable amount of games while pitching for the Nationals.

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Nationals | Gio Gonzalez getting ahead

Thu, 28 Apr 2016 10:49:47 -0700

Washington Nationals SP Gio Gonzalez has a career-high first-pitch strike percentage of 64.1% this year. Gonzalez has also improved his walk rate (6.8%) in his first four starts of the 2016 season.

Fantasy Tip: Gonzalez is 1-1 with a 1.42 ERA, 0.98 WHIP and 25 strikeouts in 25 1/3 innings. His improved control is certainly notable and could lead to a surprising year. It's still early, and a couple disaster outings could skew the numbers, but Gonzalez is worth watching for now and should be owned in shallow mixed leagues if he's still available.

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Nationals | Two Nats take a seat

Thu, 28 Apr 2016 09:23:57 -0700

Washington Nationals 3B Anthony Rendon and OF Michael Taylor are out of the lineup Thursday, April 28. OF Matt den Dekker is leading off, and 3B Stephen Drew is hitting eighth. C Wilson Ramos remains on the bereavement list with C Pedro Severino hitting seventh.

Fantasy Tip: Drew and den Dekker are below the Mendoza Line and don't have enough upside for a start against Aaron Nola. Severino has four career at-bats, and he's not a great flyer either.

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Nationals | Matt Belisle placed on disabled list

Wed, 27 Apr 2016 19:36:40 -0700

Updating a previous report, Washington Nationals RP Matt Belisle (calf) was placed on the 15-day disabled list after straining his right calf during a relief appearance versus the Philadelphia Phillies Tuesday, April 26. RP Sammy Solis was called up from Class AAA Syracuse to replace him on the 25-man roster.

Fantasy Tip: When healthy, Belisle is valuable in deep NL-only rotisserie leagues that use categories such as ERA, WHIP and holds. The 35-year-old right-hander has posted a 1.50 ERA through the first seven games of the year.

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Nationals | Ben Revere to return next week?

Wed, 27 Apr 2016 19:11:16 -0700

Updating a previous report, Washington Nationals OF Ben Revere (oblique) could be activated from the disabled list during next week's series against the Chicago Cubs, which begins May 5.

Fantasy Tip: Revere should be owned in all formats because of his ability to contribute in runs, stolen bases and batting average, while hitting atop one of the better lineups in the National League. OF Michael Taylor would see the biggest decrease in playing time and fantasy value once Revere returns.

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Phillies | Ryan Howard sitting vs. Nationals

Wed, 27 Apr 2016 14:02:44 -0700

Philadelphia Phillies 1B Ryan Howard is not in the starting lineup Wednesday, April 27. 1B Darin Ruf is starting at first base and batting fourth against Washington Nationals SP Gio Gonzalez Wednesday.

Fantasy Tip: Dating back to the beginning of last season, Ruf has a .369/.438/.650 slash line against left-handed pitchers. He is a viable flier in daily contests Wednesday, and his success against lefties is why he has earned a platoon at first base. Howard projects to continue to sit out against southpaws, which limits his overall upside.

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Nationals | Ben Revere begins rehab assignment

Wed, 27 Apr 2016 12:40:52 -0700

Washington Nationals OF Ben Revere (oblique) is beginning a minor league rehab assignment Wednesday, April 27.

Fantasy Tip: Revere should be owned in all fantasy formats because he is a plus contributor in runs, stolen bases and batting average, and hitting atop the Washington lineup is a nice bonus. Revere's activation will cut into Michael Taylor's playing time, which makes Taylor a drop candidate in shallower leagues. Stay tuned for updates on when Revere will rejoin the Nationals.

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Nationals | Max Scherzer in a 'funk'

Wed, 27 Apr 2016 11:03:34 -0700

Washington Nationals SP Max Scherzer said he was in a "funk" after losing to the Philadelphia Phillies Tuesday, April 26. He has already allowed five home runs this year after finishing the 2016 season with 27 home runs allowed. "You go through funks. Right now, this is a funk," said Scherzer, who took a no-decision. "But at the end of the day, this is an easy thing to correct. This is just a minor tweak. You get through it. And for me, I envision attacking the zone at a much higher rate my next start."

Fantasy Tip: Scherzer is currently sporting a 2-1 record with a 4.35 ERA, 1.32 WHIP and 8.7 K/9 in five starts. His strikeouts per nine innings are slightly done from just over 10 each of the past three seasons, and his walk rate (3.5 BB/9) is currently the highest of his career. It's still early, though, so be patient with this fantasy ace.

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Nationals | Max Scherzer just so-so vs. Phils

Tue, 26 Apr 2016 22:46:03 -0700

Washington Nationals SP Max Scherzer allowed three earned runs, seven hits and four walks with seven strikeouts over six innings in no-decision Tuesday, April 26, against the Philadelphia Phillies.

Fantasy Tip: Scherzer has not been dominant this season, posting a rather marginal 4.35 ERA in 31 innings over five starts. The good news is he has at least six strikeouts in four of his five outings and he remains a must-start across all fantasy formats due to the fact he pitches for a contender. He'll get it straightened out.

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Nationals | Matt Belisle leaves early

Tue, 26 Apr 2016 22:45:33 -0700

Washington Nationals RP Matt Belisle (calf) left his relief appearance Tuesday, April 26, against the Philadelphia Phillies after facing one batter in the eighth inning due to a strained right calf.

Fantasy Tip: Belisle is only worth using in deeper NL-only rotisserie formats for help in the ERA and WHIP category, and leagues with advanced scoring systems which reward holds.

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Nationals | Joe Ross feeling good

Tue, 26 Apr 2016 16:41:09 -0700

Washington Nationals SP Joe Ross (finger) said the blister on his throwing hand has mended well enough that he could have started Tuesday, April 26. "It's feeling good. I think I could throw today," he said. "They decided to skip me and give me some more rest. I don't think they want me to re-aggravate my finger or anything like that."

Fantasy Tip: It's understandable the Nationals are opting to be careful, as the 22-year-old Ross is only in his first full major league season. He's out to a very nice start, being 2-0 with a 0.54 ERA and 0.84 WHIP in two starts and one relief appearance. Perhaps most impressive is that the brother of Tyson Ross has been able to pitch seven innings or deeper in both of his assignments. Luckily it looks like he'll be fine for his next outing.

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