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Nationals | Stephen Drew gets start at DH

Mon, 02 May 2016 15:13:18 -0700

Washington Nationals 2B Stephen Drew is starting at designated hitter and batting seventh Monday, May 2, opposite Kansas City Royals SP Edinson Volquez.

Fantasy Tip: With the Nationals playing in an AL park the next few days, they get the luxury of being able to implement a designated hitter, which means a boost in playing time for Drew. Even so, he's a very unappealing option in daily leagues, as he's finished with a .201 batting average or less in each of the past two seasons. This year, he has just three hits in his first 24 at-bats.

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Nationals | Max Scherzer dominates St. Louis

Sun, 01 May 2016 17:01:11 -0700

Washington Nationals SP Max Scherzer allowed four hits and struck out nine over seven scoreless innings in a win over the St. Louis Cardinals Sunday, May 1.

Fantasy Tip: It was Scherzer's most impressive outing to date, and while he has failed to live up to expectations thus far, he is still a must-start option whenever he takes the mound.

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Nationals | Wilson Ramos activated

Sun, 01 May 2016 16:56:15 -0700

Washington Nationals C Wilson Ramos was activated from the bereavement list Sunday, May 1.

Fantasy Tip: As long as Wilson is back in the Washington lineup Monday, May 2, start him as you normally would.

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Nationals | Michael Taylor, Ryan Zimmerman out

Sun, 01 May 2016 08:09:44 -0700

Washington Nationals OF Michael Taylor and 1B Ryan Zimmerman are not in the starting lineup against St. Louis Cardinals SP Carlos Martinez Sunday, May 1. OF Matt den Dekker will bat leadoff and play center field, while 1B/OF Clint Robinson starts at first base and bats sixth.

Fantasy Tip: Den Dekker and Robinson are a combined 6-for-46 at the plate this season and are not recommended options this afternoon. Even as far as desperation fliers go in daily fantasy leagues, you can do better.

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Nationals | Jayson Werth with a good Saturday

Sat, 30 Apr 2016 16:13:33 -0700

Washington Nationals OF Jayson Werth homered and drove in four runs Saturday, April 30.

Fantasy Tip: He had a miserable start to the season and was 4-for-23 (.174) the last seven days coming into today. He remains a midrange outfield option.

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Nationals | Joe Ross brilliant Saturday

Sat, 30 Apr 2016 16:13:13 -0700

Washington Nationals SP Joe Ross allowed a run on six hits in six innings Saturday, April 30, to beat the St. Louis Cardinals. He has allowed two runs in 22 2/3 innings for a 0.79 ERA on the season.

Fantasy Tip: His blister wasn't an issue today, and while he only has 14 strikeouts on the year, he's becoming a must-have.

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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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