Bryce Harper
Bryce Harper

Bryce Harper (CF,RF)

Washington Nationals - 99% owned
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Bryce Harper with three hits

Sat, Sep 24th 8:11am EDT
By Chris Zolli

Bryce Harper finished 3-for-6 with a double on Friday night against the Pirates. Harper is 5-for-22 with a double and an RBI over the last seven days. He has an .817 OPS this season.

Fantasy Impact: Harper posted his first multi-hit game since September 6 and only has hits in three of his last 10 games. He has a .203 batting average in September with a home run, three doubles, seven RBI, and nine runs scored.

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The Nationals are stacking their lineup with right-handed batters for Monday's game versus Wei-Yin Chen, with Bryce Harper and Daniel Murphy as the most notable bench players.

Fantasy Impact: Harper sitting is a bit of a surprise, seeing as he hasn't struggled too much versus Chen, who's coming off a somewhat long-term injury. Harper is 4-for-15 lifetime versus Chen with two doubles, a triple and three RBI. Be prepared for him to make a pinch-hitting appearance late in the game.

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Bryce Harper with an RBI

Sun, Sep 18th 8:30pm EDT
By Chris Zolli

Bryce Harper finished 1-for-3 with an RBI against the Braves on Sunday. Harper is 1-for-17 with two RBI and four runs scored over the last seven days. He has an .822 OPS this season.

Fantasy Impact: While Harper has walked nine times in the last 10 games, he only has three hits in that time span and only has a .243 batting average this season. He is hitting .184 in September with a home run, two doubles, seven RBI, and nine runs scored.

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Bryce Harper did not have a hit on Tuesday night but walked, stole a base and managed to score two of Washington's three runs in a 4-3 loss.

Fantasy Impact: Harper is again not hitting well, but getting on base at a .362 rate in September despite hitting only .216.

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Bryce Harper with an RBI

Sat, Sep 10th 7:50am EDT
By Chris Zolli

Bryce Harper finished 1-for-4 with an RBI against the Phillies on Friday night. Harper is 5-for-24 with a run scored and RBI over the last seven days. He has an .834 OPS this season.

Fantasy Impact: Harper has yet to record a multi-hit game and only has one game with an extra-base hit in September, posting a .259 batting average this month. His RBI last night was only his third in the last 10 games and he has only scored once in his last five games.

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Bryce Harper was 1-for-2 with a single and two walks in Saturday's 3-1 loss to the Mets.

Fantasy Impact: Harper's average and counting stats have been underwhelming after his 2015 MVP season, and much of that can be attributed to teams pitching around him. Harper has already walked 95 times in 2016, 29 shy of his total of 124 last season.

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Nationals OF Bryce Harper was 1-for-4 on Tuesday night with an RBI double scoring teammate Daniel Murphy. The double was Harper's 20th of the season.

Fantasy Impact: Harper has hit in all but two of his last 10 games, including four doubles, a triple and two HR. He has struck out only eight times in that span, with most of those Ks coming in games he's faced tough lefty starting pitching.

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Bryce Harper finished 0-for-3 with a walk and run scored against the Phillies on Monday. Harper is 10-for-28 with a triple, home run, three doubles, five runs scored, and six RBI over last seven days. He has an .853 OPS this season.

Fantasy Impact: Harper has hits in eight of 10 games, including six multi-hit games, and has scored in seven of his last 10 games as well. He has a .329 batting average this month with a triple, three home runs, seven doubles, 17 runs scored, and 18 RBI.

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Bryce Harper stayed hot for the Nationals on Thursday, going 2-for-4. Harper nearly took Logan Ondrusek deep to the left field corner and narrowly missed a three-run HR, settling for a two-run double that brought the score to 4-0 in the eighth inning.

Fantasy Impact: There was absolutely no reason to pitch to Harper in that situation, but Buck Showalter did anyways, and fantasy owners were rewarded. Since returning from a neck injury, Harper is hitting .391 with two HR and 13 RBI in 12 games.

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Bryce Harper hits home run No. 22

Mon, Aug 22nd 9:10am EDT
By Roy Widrig

Bryce Harper was 2-for-5 Sunday with a three-run HR and two strikeouts.

Fantasy Impact: Since his return on August 14th, Harper is 12-for-30 with two HR, 11 RBI and eight runs scored. He's finally back to normal after a rough stretch from May-July, just in time for fantasy baseball playoffs.

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Bryce Harper goes 2-for-4 with HR

Thu, Aug 18th 9:02am EDT
By Roy Widrig

In Wednesday's 12-10 barn burner, Bryce Harper was 2-for-4 with a HR, walk and two RBI.

Fantasy Impact: Since his return from a neck injury on Sunday, Harper has gone 6-for-12 with a HR, two doubles and five RBI.

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Bryce Harper goes 3-for-3 Monday

Tue, Aug 16th 9:00am EDT
By Roy Widrig

In just his second game back from a neck strain, Bryce Harper was 3-for-3 with a pair of doubles and two RBI in Monday's 5-4 win over the Rockies.

Fantasy Impact: He's now 4-for-6 since his return and has walked three times along with scoring two runs and driving in two. Fantasy owners are due a hot streak from Harper, who's been very disappointing since early May.

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Bryce Harper doubles in return

Mon, Aug 15th 9:15am EDT
By Roy Widrig

Bryce Harper doubled in Sunday's 9-1 flogging of the Braves as part of a 1-for-3 day. Harper added a walk and scored a pair of runs, playing his first game since August 6th with a stiff neck.

Fantasy Impact: Neck injuries are tough, and most of the time you just have to wait them out. The cautious Nationals did so, and it paid off Sunday for Harper. Use him as you normally would going forward, as he's due for a breakout down the stretch.

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Bryce Harper finished 1-for-3 with a walk, double, RBI, and two runs scored for Washington. Harper had not played since August 6 and has a .222 batting average in August. He has an .815 OPS this season.

Fantasy Impact: Harper has been a disappointment in terms on his ADP, but does have 20 home runs and 15 stolen bases this season. He is only hitting .234 this season and has not registered a multi-hit game since July 7.

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Nationals' OF Bryce Harper is once again out of the lineup on Tuesday night with a stiff neck. Harper has not played since leaving the game on Saturday night in the sixth inning. (Source: Mark Zuckerman on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: It's a bit concerning for Harper to be out again, when it was originally planned for him to return to the lineup today. Monday was a day off and Harper hasn't yet recovered from a stiff neck, but perhaps this is just cautionary on the part of the Nationals, who have a big lead in the NL East.

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Bryce Harper told reporters that he hopes to return to the Nationals' starting lineup on Tuesday. He's been dealing with a neck injury. He was removed from Saturday's game and then held out of Sunday's contest. (Source: CSN Mid Atlantic)

Fantasy Impact: Considering the scheduling, the Nationals are waiting until Tuesday to give Harper as much time off as they feel they can before returning them to the lineup. He's had a disappointing season overall, but he's still a pivotal part of Washington's lineup, and the same goes for fantasy owners.

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After striking out three times against Matt Cain, Bryce Harper was pulled in the top of the seventh inning with a stiff neck. Harper is 4-for-18 with a double, RBI, and five runs scored over the last seven days. He has an .812 OPS this month. (Source: William Ladson on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: After posting an 1.120 OPS in April, Harper has not posted an OPS better than .801 in the last four months, posting a batting average of .200 or less in three of the last four months. He finished July with a .176 batting average, but still has 20 home runs and 15 stolen bases this season.

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Bryce Harper has been scratched from Tuesday night's game against the Diamondbacks with an undisclosed illness.

Fantasy Impact: Apparently there's some sort of illness being passed around the Nationals clubhouse over the past few weeks. Harper will likely not miss any more than one or two games, and it certainly wouldn't hurt for the All-Star to get some rest in the dog days of summer. Continue to watch he status but be ready for him to be back in the lineup before the weekend.


Bryce Harper collected a hit and scored three runs in Monday's win over the Diamondbacks.

Fantasy Impact: Harper continues to struggle with his batting average, but despite only three hits in his last 16 at-bats, he's maintained a .380 OBP due to his ability to take a walk. These walks (seven in his last five games) have allowed him to continue to provide some value with run scoring (five in his las three games) despite the slump.

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Bryce Harper finished with another 0-for on Tuesday, failing to reach base in five plate appearances.

Fantasy Impact: Harper is now hitless in his last 13 at-bats, and his OPS on the season has dropped to .839. It's been a disappointing season for Harper, but owners will have to continue to ride it out and hope he's able to turn things around.

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Harper's struggles continued on tuesday evening when he went 0 for 4 against the Dodgers.

Fantasy Impact: While this was not the type of production owners had when they drafted him with the top two picks he does have the potential to break out in a huge way. This could be an excellent time to buy low on a player with huge potential.

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Harper went a dismal 2-13 ring against the Pirates this past weekend with two walks.

Fantasy Impact: This was hardly the production owners were expecting from a player that was widely considered to be a top two pick. Harper does have the talent to string together a nice run which could make his current batting average of .252 a distant memory.

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Bryce Harper hit or miss in 2016

Tue, Jul 12th 5:49pm EDT
By Chris Zolli

Bryce Harper has a .256 batting average, 19 home runs, and 13 stolen bases this season, but only has a .256 batting average in July. Harper has three home runs, four runs scored, and six RBI this month, registering three multi-hit games. He has an .891 OPS this season.

Fantasy Impact: Bryce Harper is a top-five fantasy player, but his best value is in OBP leagues, since he leads the National League with 70 walks. It is hard to say that fantasy owners should trade Harper, but when players like Ian Desmond and Wil Myers have multi-positional eligibility and there are other positions where owners can get value, teams should be open to trading the star.

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Bryce Harper heating back up

Fri, Jul 8th 12:39pm EDT
By Roy Widrig

Bryce Harper hit a solo home run in Thursday's 9-7 loss to the Mets, his third home run in the last five games. Harper was 2-for-5 and also had a pair of strikeouts.

Fantasy Impact: Harper has hit in all but two of his last ten games, with two hits in five of those games, seeing increases across the board in his batting categories. He'll look to carry his hot streak through the weekend series with the Mets and hopefully out the other side of the All-Star Break.

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Bryce Harper finished 2-for-4 with a home run on Sunday against the Reds. Harper is 9-for-23 with two home runs over his last seven days, scoring four runs, and driving in five runs. He has a .902 OPS this season.

Fantasy Impact: Harper was seen as one of the top players in fantasy baseball coming into the season and has 17 home runs and 11 stolen bases this season, keeping him on pace for 30 home runs and 20 stolen bases. He has four multi-hit games in his last six games, stealing three bases in his last seven games.

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Harper is not in the starting lineup for the Nationals' against the Reds on Thursday night. Chris Heisey draws the start in left field batting seventh against lefty Brandon Finnegan. (Source: MLB Lineups on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Just a rare day off for the Nationals' slugger. Look for him to return to the lineup on Friday for the second game of the four-game weekend series at home against the Reds. If Harper doesn't get an at-bat tonight he will finish June with a .280 average, three homers and 12 RBI.


Bryce Harper was 2-for-4 in Tuesday's rain-extended defeat of the Mets, emerging shortly after the rain delay to hit his 16th home run of the season, a two-run job scoring Jayson Werth. Harper later doubled in the seventh, scoring on a Wilson Ramos double.

Fantasy Impact: Harper is 4-for-7 in the current series with the Mets, and will face rookie Logan Verrett Wednesday night, against whom he is 0-for-1.

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Bryce Harper was all over the scorecard on Monday night versus the Mets, going 2-for-3 with a pair of singles, an RBI, two walks and a stolen base. Harper did not strike out or score a run.

Fantasy Impact: Not a typical outing for Harper, who was mostly pitched around on Monday night, but a solid one for fantasy owners nonetheless. These are the kind of games his owners need right now, with the team around him participating and excelling while teams try to avoid letting Harper beat them. Harper will face Matt Harvey on Tuesday night, against whom he is 1-for-24.

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Bryce Harper was 2-for-11 this weekend in Milwaukee with one double and three walks. Harper had a stolen base on Sunday and struck out only once.

Fantasy Impact: Harper improved slightly over the month of June, but not considerably. He has hit only two home runs this month after hitting four in May and nine in April. He'll eventually get back to his elite levels, but is certainly taking his time getting there.

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Bryce Harper way have a west-coast nemesis in Julio Urias. Harper was 0-for-5 on Wednesday with a pair of strikeouts versus the tough lefty.

Fantasy Impact: Harper is struggling with lefties in 2016. He's batting .239 against them with three HR and 15 RBI, striking out 19 times in 71 at bats. Versus righties, Harper is hitting .258 (not significantly better) but has 12 HR, 28 RBI and 47 walks. This might be a small sample size, but it seems Harper is having difficulty identifying pitches versus LHPs.

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Bryce Harper was 2-for-5 with a home run, single and stolen base in Tuesday's 3-2 loss to the Dodgers. The home run was his first since June 16th and third two-hit game in the past week.

Fantasy Impact: Perhaps Harper just needed some West Coast weather to get him going again, though it's a bit too early to conclude that he's getting hot. Harper still only has five RBI in his last 10 games, and four have come on home runs.

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Bryce Harper was 1-for-4 in Monday's 4-1 loss to the Los Angeles Dodgers, earning an infield single in the eighth inning off Joe Blanton. Harper had less success off of starter Clayton Kershaw, however, striking out three times.

Fantasy Impact: Harper is struggling, and seeing Clayton Kershaw in the middle of a slump is no way to turn your game around. Harper had been limiting his strikeouts of late, so Monday's game was an oddity, but still concerning for fantasy owners. While he should be avoided in daily leagues until he gets it together, there's likely not another option out there for him in yearly leagues. He'll be fine.

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Bryce Harper hadn't hit a home run since May 28th, but that streak ended last night in the 3rd inning off Padres' pitcher, Erik Johnson. Harper got on base three times in the Nationals' win.

Fantasy Impact: Harper may have been in his head during this power outage, and last night's big swing could be the perfect remedy to get him back on track. We all know just how quickly Harper can turn 13 homers into 20.

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Bryce Harper was given the day off on Sunday, but was called on to pinch-hit in the ninth inning with the Nationals down a run. Harper hit a single to eventually start a two-run rally, and scored the tying run as the Nationals won the game on a Jayson Werth walk-off single.

Fantasy Impact: Harper manages to contribute even when not starting. He's an ideal pinch-hitter versus a RH-closer like Jeanmar Gomez as a lefty off of the bench.

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Bryce Harper was 3-for-6 with a double, infield bunt single and a run scored in Wednesday's 11-4 pummeling of the White Sox.

Fantasy Impact: Harper might be getting his groove back. In his last three games, Harper is 7-for-15 with a pair of doubles and three RBI. Many fantasy squads invested in him heavily and need him to start producing again, and it looks like he might finally be putting things back together.

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Bryce Harper made one big hit count for a lot on Tuesday, driving in two with a go-ahead double in the fifth. Harper later added a third RBI in the sixth with a sacrifice fly.

Fantasy Impact: Harper continues to be productive, but other teams have shown that they will only pitch to him with runners on base. This bodes well for his RBI totals, but not much to his overall body of work.

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Bryce Harper is back in the lineup on Friday as the Nationals take on the Cincinnati Reds. Harper had missed the last two games with a knee contusion after being plunked by a Jeremy Hellickson pitch on Monday.

Fantasy Impact: It shouldn't take much convincing to get Harper back into your lineup, as when he's on, there's no one better than him in the game. A few days of rest couldn't have hurt, either, nor will the Reds abysmal pitching staff.

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Bryce Harper remains out of the lineup on Wednesday with a bruised knee. Chris Heisey will lead off and play LF, with Jayson Werth shifting to RF.

Fantasy Impact: With lefty Adam Morgan pitching for Philadelphia, Harper's day off today might be an extra day to heal and rest up. It's worth watching the injury to see if Harper needs some DL time.

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Bryce Harper is out of the lineup Tuesday night after being hit by a pitch in Monday's game. While the injury isn't terribly serious, he's still day-to-day.

Fantasy Impact: The news was expected, but still isn't welcomed. Fantasy owners turned their pockets inside out for Harper this draft season and after a scorching April, Harper has provided little value. Hopefully the signs of life he showed over his last few games are not delayed too much by the knee injury.

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Bryce Harper exited Monday's game early after being hit in the knee by a Jeremy Hellickson pitch. Luckily there were not breaks or structural damage, so Harper is being considered day-to-day.

Fantasy Impact: A shot to the knee is that last thing the struggling Harper needs right now. Harper has a pair of home runs in his last five games and was starting to turn a corner after a massive slump. More updates when they become available here.

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Bryce Harper scores in loss

Sat, May 28th 9:13am EDT
By Roy Widrig

Bryce Harper was 1-for-4, scoring on a double play ball, in Friday's 6-2 loss.

Fantasy Impact: Harper found his power stroke on Thursday, going 1-for-4 again with a home run. Hopefully teams will start pitching Harper again and he'll get out of this nearly month-long slump.

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Nationals OF Bryce Harper will sit out Wednesday afternoon's game with a "mental break" according to manager Dusty Baker. (Source: Chelsea Janes on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Harper is 0-for-9 in his last three games and would have been facing a tough matchup in Steven Matz today. He's still walking quite a bit, and his strikeouts have actually come down. However, the balls just aren't falling in right now. He'll be back in the lineup Thursday versus the Cardinals.


Bryce Harper was 0-for-3 with a sacrifice fly RBI and no walks or strikeouts Tuesday night.

Fantasy Impact: Harper is now hitless in four games, watching his average drop from .264 to .246, which is well-below his career norms. He will eventually break out of this slump in a big way.

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Bryce Harper 0-for-4 versus Mets

Tue, May 24th 8:41am EDT
By Roy Widrig

Bryce Harper was ineffective again on Monday night, going 0-for-4 versus the Mets.

Fantasy Impact: Opponents have limited Harper to six hits over the last ten games, but Harper has walked 13 times in that span. He does not face a favorable matchup tonight in Matt Harvey, against who he's 1-for-22 in his career, though that hit came in their last meeting and Harvey is pitching poorly right now.

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Bryce Harper picked up his first career hit versus Matt Harvey on Thursday, later stealing second base in a huge inning for the Nationals. He finished 1-for-4 and did not walk.

Fantasy Impact: Harper was lifted later in the game for Chris Heisey as the Nationals' lead climbed to eight runs. Harper now has seven steals on the season in 10 attempts.

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Bryce Harper is 0-for-6 since last Friday's two-hit night versus the Marlins. In that span he has walked eight times, including four times on Wednesday night.

Fantasy Impact: Teams are pitching Bryce Harper very hard right now, and it seems to be working. With walking eight times in four games, Harper has scored only twice. He does have one stolen base, but needs to steal more to discourage teams from putting him aboard automatically.

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Bryce Harper was 2-for-2 with a HR and two walks in Friday's 5-3 win over the Marlins. Harper drove in two runs and scored once.

Fantasy Impact: Finally, someone pitches to Bryce Harper, and he made them pay. The home run was Harper's 11th of the season.

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Bryce Harper suspended one game

Wed, May 11th 5:21pm EDT
By Israel Katz

Bryce Harper has been suspended for one game and fined an undisclosed amount for his actions after he was ejected Monday. (Source: Sportscenter on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Harper is the best pure hitter in baseball and anytime he isn't playing will hurt your lineup. Either way just view it as a day off. Harper will be back as soon as he can. He will appeal the suspension.


Bryce Harper was 0-for-2 on Monday night in a 5-4 win over the Tigers. Harper walked twice and was ejected.

Fantasy Impact: While Harper was ejected in the ninth, he didn't miss any significant time or at-bats. He doesn't have a hit since Thursday, but has reached base 16 times with 15 walks and a HBP.

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In Sunday's 13-inning loss to the Cubs, Bryce Harper walked six times, tying an MLB record. In the four-game series with Chicago, Harper walked 13 times in four games.

Fantasy Impact: It's absurd, but it worked. The Cubs won all four games and much of that can be attributed to neutralizing their greatest threat. Fantasy owners are rightly annoyed by all of this, but rest assured most other teams will not play as smart as Cubs manager Joe Maddon.

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The Cubs continued to avoid Bryce Harper on Saturday, walking the young outfielder three times. Harper hit a sacrifice fly in the first inning, and did not have an official at-bat on the afternoon.

Fantasy Impact: As long as no one else in the Nationals lineup proves that they can beat a team, Harper is going to see plenty of walks. He's already walked 21 times in 2016, easily on pace to break his personal high of 124 in 2015.

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The Chicago Cubs refused to pitch Bryce Harper on Thursday night, walking the slugger three times before giving up a single (with a five-run lead and no one on base) to him in the ninth. Harper later scored on a Jayson Werth home run.

Fantasy Impact: Much of the problem with Harper is that few players in baseball are going to get pitched to tougher than him. Smart managers are just not going to let Harper beat them, and as a result he's going to get walked many, many times this season.

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Nationals star OF Bryce Harper was 2-for-4 with a HR and two RBI in Wednesday's 13-2 blowout of the Kansas City Royals. Harper scored two runs and struck out once.

Fantasy Impact: It's only one game, but perhaps Harper's mini-slump is over. Whiles he's only batting .256, his 10 HR and 26 RBI are something special a little more than a month into the season.

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Bryce Harper extended his slump Tuesday night in Kansas City with an 0-for-5 night, striking out three times and stranding three runners.

Fantasy Impact: When you're talking about one of the game's premier players, it's easy to say "he'll be fine", but that really is the likely scenario. Harper is a streaky player and tends to produce in bunches and put up with some slumping. Barring injury, he'll be a top fantasy producer in 2016.

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Over the last two Nationals series, star OF Bryce Harper has only two hits, both singles, in 19 at-bats. He has walked seven times, but also recorded eight strikeouts.

Fantasy Impact: Harper is still getting on base at a good rate without the walks. He's in a bit of a slump right now but should break out of it in a big way.

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Bryce Harper only had one at-bat on Sunday, but he made it a big one. Harper homered on a 3-2 pitch from Kevin Jepsen to tie the game and force extra innings, before a 16th-inning walk-off by Chris Heisey.

Fantasy Impact: It's amazing how much damage Harper can do with a lone at-bat. Soon enough teams will wise up and start pitching around Harper, who's been the leader of the Nationals offense to start the season.

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Bryce Harper was 2-for-4 with a double and a run scored in Saturday's 2-0 win over the Twins.

Fantasy Impact: A bit of an off-day for Harper as he failed to homer or drive in any runs. However, he still contributed in runs, hits and total bases.

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Bryce Harper hits 8th home run

Fri, Apr 22nd 9:03am EDT
By Roy Widrig

Bryce Harper was 1-for-4 on Thursday with a solo home run in the first inning. He struck out later in the game.

Fantasy Impact: Another game, another Bryce Harper home run. Hopefully you're not seriously looking here for advice on what to do with Bryce Harper - he should be in every lineup, every day.

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Bryce Harper was 1-for-4 with a RBI double in Wednesday's 3-1 win over the Marlins.

Fantasy Impact: Harper, once again, delivers. He was only 1-for-4 but had no strikeouts. It's hard to argue against him as the best fantasy option in the outfield right now, especially when his off-nights include sac flys and RBI doubles.

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Bryce Harper hit another grand slam in Tuesday's 7-0 win over the Miami Marlins.

Fantasy Impact: Harper now has seven home runs to only six strikeouts. His .333/.429/.876 slash line is incredible for only two-plus weeks of action and his 1.295 OPS is the best in the MLB right now.

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Bryce Harper was 0-for-2 on Friday night with another walk and a sacrifice fly, scoring Michael A. Taylor for Washington's only run.

Fantasy Impact: Even on an off-night for Harper, he still produces. He currently possesses a .442 OBP and nearly mythical 1.296 OPS.

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Bryce Harper homers again in loss

Sun, Apr 17th 8:42pm EDT
By Roy Widrig

Bryce Harper hit the go-ahead home run in the 10th inning of Sunday's game against the Phillies, though the Nationals later lost 3-2. Harper was 2-for-4.

Fantasy Impact: Another day, another addition to Harper's fantasy value. There's not much else to say about Harper other than that he should be in every lineup possible.

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Bryce Harper opened the scoring in Saturday's 8-1 win over the Phillies with a sacrifice fly, and later hit a two-run home run for a 2-for-3 day.

Fantasy Impact: Harper simply refuses to not drive in runs or hit the ball out of the park. He's red hot right now and has 14 RBI in only 10 games.

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Bryce Harper hit a two-run home run in Friday's 9-1 rout of the Phillies. He was 3-for-4 and scored two runs.

Fantasy Impact: For fantasy owners, Bryce Harper is the gift that keeps on giving. He is very much outperforming Mike Trout as the top player in baseball through the first couple weeks, and it will be a fun race to watch this summer.

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The Braves held Bryce Harper to a 1-for-4 evening on Thursday, but it was a big 1-for-4. Bryce Harper took SP Julio Teheran way deep in the third innings with his first career grand slam and 100th career home run.

Fantasy Impact: With the grand slam, Harper jumps back into the Nationals lead in home runs (3) and RBI (9). He is an elite player and is a keystone for any fantasy lineup.

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Superstar Bryce Harper was finally held hitless - and walkless - in Wednesday's 3-0 win over the Braves. He was 0-for-4 with two strikeouts.

Fantasy Impact: Most of the Nationals offense was quiet against Matt Wisler on Wednesday, but Harper was the only one with two strikeouts. He'll face Julio Teheran on Thursday who he has owned in the past, with a .440 avg, four HR and six RBI in 25 at-bats.

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Bryce Harper was only 1-for-4 Tuesday night, but struck the go-ahead two RBI double in the bottom of the eighth as the Nationals won 2-1.

Fantasy Impact: Harper's AVG has actually dropped to .300 with the 1-for-4 night, but he now has five RBI in five games. He is a must-start every night.

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Bryce Harper struck out in an unusually productive 0-for-3 game on Monday. He walked twice, stole two bases and scored a run.

Fantasy Impact: Harper can still hold value even when his hits don't drop in and he still owns a preposterous 1.334 OPS in the short season thus far.

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Bryce Harper continued his mastery of baseball on Sunday by hitting two doubles as part of a 2-for-3 game versus the Marlins. He also walked, drove in a run and scored.

Fantasy Impact: Harper continues to produce at a high level and should do so for the whole season barring serious injury. He'll face the Braves this week against whom he owns a .281 AVG, 14 HR and 28 RBI in 67 games.

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Nationals OF Bryce Harper blasted a solo home run and walked twice in Thursday's 6-4 loss to the Marlins.

Fantasy Impact: Harper has started the season 3-for-10 with two home runs and has walked four times for a .500 OBP to start the season. He's in store for another MVP-caliber season.

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Bryce Harper homered off of Braves SP Julio Teheran in his first at-bat of the season Monday. He was 1-for-3 with two walks and a stolen base.

Fantasy Impact: Harper was all over the score card on Monday, and that's what should be expected of him going forward. Harper is widely considered a top-3 fantasy talent and should be in every lineup possible.

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Byrce Harper was 0-for-1 on Wednesday, but also walked and scored in the game.

Fantasy Impact: The walk brings Harper's OBP up to a robust .432, and all spring he has shown the excellent ability to take a walk when being pitched around - which will be often this season. His improved plate discipline will only help his overall numbers. In 2014, Harper's walk rate was 9.6%, and he build on that to 19% in 2015, along with a 6% reduction in his strikeout rate.

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Bryce Harper was 1-for-4 with a single, walk, run scored and RBI in Sunday's matchup versus the Braves.

Fantasy Impact: Harper finally broke out with an MVP season in 2015, and there is no reason to believe he will not play at that place again in 2016.

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Bryce Harper was 2-for-4 in Thursday's Grapefruit League game versus the Cardinals, with a double and a run scored.

Fantasy Impact: Harper looks good to go to start the season, batting .344 with a 1.026 OPS. He is a legit top-5 fantasy baseball player this season, if not the best.

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Bryce Harper finished Wednesday's game 0-for-2 with a strikeout and a walk. He did not score any of Washington's 13 runs as they shut out the Yankees and roughed up ace Masahiro Tanaka.

Fantasy Impact: Harper is batting .321 with a .995 OPS this spring. He has two home runs (both off Justin Verlander) and five RBI. If he stays completely healthy, he is a guaranteed top-10 player in fantasy games.

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Bryce Harper homered twice in three at-bats on Sunday, twice off of Justin Verlander. He finished 2-for-3 with three RBI.

Fantasy Impact: A big game for Bryce should get fantasy owners ready for the season. Consistently drafted as the No. 2 player in MLB, many could argue Bryce is really No. 1.

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Bryce Harper continued his solid spring with two hits in three at-bats on Sunday, driving in one run and scoring one himself.

Fantasy Impact: Harper is off to a solid start with a .313 AVG through 16 at-bats. He has two RBI and two runs scored, and has stolen a base.

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Bryce Harper has two hits in seven at-bats this Spring Training with an RBI and stolen base.

Fantasy Impact: It's good to see Harper active on the base paths this early. The 23-year-old stole six bases last season, but swiped 18 his rookie year. Of course, any stolen bases would be viewed as icing on the cake for Harper owners. Harper is projected by our experts as the No. 2 overall fantasy baseball player behind only Mike Trout.

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Bryce Harper finished Tuesday night's game going 0-for-3 with a walk in a 2-1 loss to Braves.

Fantasy Impact: With the Nationals eliminated from the playoffs, Harper has really started to slump. The favorite to win the NL MVP, Harper has gone 3-for-22 over his last seven games.

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Bryce Harper went 0-for-4 Sunday in a 12-5 loss to Phillies before getting in a scuffle in his own dug out with Jonathan Papelbon.

Fantasy Impact: With less than 10 games remaining in the season and eliminated from the playoffs, the Nationals are just trying to get out of a season littered with disappointment and unmet expectations. Some of that frustration seemed to bubble over in the eight inning when Harper did not run out a pop fly and Papelbon seem to take exception to it. Teammates needed to pull the pair apart.

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Bryce Harper went 3-for-4, with a walk and three runs scored Sunday as the Nationals beat the Marlins 13-3.

Fantasy Impact: The Nationals currently have a 2% chance of making the post season and could be eliminated as early as this week. That has not changed Harper's approach as he has hit five home runs in his last seven games and continues to produce at an MVP-caliber level.

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Bryce Harper hit his NL-leading 40th home run as he went 2-for-5 in the Nationals blowout over the Phillies.

Fantasy Impact: Harper (.338/.467/.670) has an OPS+ of 201, and also leads the NL in runs scored. Only his RBI total keeps him from the Triple Crown, and probably nothing will keep him from the MVP award.

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Harper continues to shine as he finished Tuesday night's game going 3-for-3, with two home runs, two runs scored, and accounted for all four RBI in the game.

Fantasy Impact: As the Nationals approach playoff elimination, Harper isn't taking his duties any lighter. In his 14 games in September Harper is batting .418 with eight home runs. Harper seems determined to put his best foot forward over the next 20 games, regardless of their playoff chances.

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After leaving Sunday's game due to a collision at second base, Bryce Harper is back in the Nationals' lineup Monday, playing right field and batting third. (Source: Nationals on MASN)

Fantasy Impact: Harper (.333/.463/.648) is leading the NL in multiple offensive categories, making a strong case for MVP.

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Bryce Harper was removed from Sunday's game after a collision with the Marlins' Derek Dietrich.

Fantasy Impact: Harper left the game in the first inning and the Nationals have since reported that it was done as a precaution despite not giving an update as to Harper's status. The Nationals are most likely just being conservative with their superstar as their chances of making the playoffs have more or less slipped away.

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Bryce Harper doubled and smashed two solo home runs, but it was not enough for the Nationals to overcome a faltering bullpen against the Mets on Wednesday.

Fantasy Impact: This was Harper's 36th home run. He leads the National League in runs scored (104), batting average (.335), OBP (.467) and slugging (.657). He lags in RBI only because he has not had sufficient runners on base in front of him.

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Bryce Harper went 2-for-4 with a home run and a RBI Sunday as he hit a home run in his third straight game.

Fantasy Impact: Harper is on fire. Just as it looked as if the Nationals were going to miss the postseason in a year with so much promise, Harper has turned it on and the Nationals have responded by winning five straight games. In those five games, Harper has gone 7-for-13 with three home runs, seven walks and five RBI.

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Bryce Harper hit two doubles and a homer, scoring two runs and contributing two RBI in Saturday's 8-2 blowout against Atlanta. The homer came after a 10-pitch at-bat which started with him down 0-2.

Fantasy Impact: Harper scored his league-leading 100th run in the game. He also leads the league in OPS+ (201), Batting Average (.337), On-Base Percentage (.469), and Slugging (.647). He has been walked 106 times and hit 33 home runs.

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Bryce Harper didn't swing his bat Thursday night in a 15-1 route of the Braves and tied a career-high in walks with four (all of his plate appearances) and still scored four runs.

Fantasy Impact: Harper is the most feared hitter in baseball right now. The Nationals did a great job of run support tonight to get their MVP candidate across home plate despite being walked at all his plate appearances.

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Bryce Harper is back in the Nationals' lineup for Thursday night's game against Atlanta. Harper left last night's game in the fourth inning with a sore left glute. (Source: Chris Johnson via Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Harper (.331/.460/.627 OPS = 1.086) is leading the National League in batting average, OPB, slugging and WAR. He's considered the top candidate for NL MVP. However, he hasn't homered since August 21.

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Bryce Harper is "day-to-day" with left glute tightness after leaving Wednesday night's game in the fourth inning. He was replaced by Matt den Dekker. (Source: Chris Johnson of MASN)

Fantasy Impact: Harper, who leads all position players in WAR and is a strong MVP candidate, said he initially suffered the injury Tuesday beating out an infield single and tried to play through it. Because of expanded rosters, he will not go on the DL but could be held out of games, so fantasy players should watch carefully for a late scratch.

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Bryce Harper was walked twice and went 2-for-2 with a RBI in a 8-5 loss to Cardinals on Tuesday.

Fantasy Impact: Harper continues to lead the National League in batting average along with being one short of the lead in home runs. Harper is still having an MVP caliber year despite his team slipping further back in the standings. With about 20 percent of the season remaining, Harper will have to try and carry even more of the load if the Nationals expect to make the playoffs.

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Bryce Harper goes 2-for-3 in win

Fri, Aug 28th 10:15am EDT
By Blaine Blontz

Bryce Harper collected two more hits along with a walk during Thursday's win over the Padres. Harper extended his hitting streak to eight games in the process.

Fantasy Impact: While Harper's power numbers are a bit down from his norm this month, he's still producing well for the fantasy owners and the Nationals. This month he's posted an OPS of .956.

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Bryce Harper went 0-for-2 with four walks and four runs scored in Tuesday's 15-6 victory over the Rockies.

Fantasy Impact: Harper is a fantasy monster and should be started in all lineups. He's batting .326/.455/.624 with 30 home runs and 73 RBI in 112 games this season.

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Bryce Harper returns to lineup

Mon, Aug 17th 9:19am EDT
By Blaine Blontz

Bryce Harper returned to the Washington Nationals' lineup Sunday after taking a game off with a sore foot. Harper went 0-for-4 with three strikeouts.

Fantasy Impact: Good news for fantasy owners here, as it doesn't appear the foul ball his foot took caused any serious damage.

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Bryce Harper hit a foul ball off his left leg in the seventh inning of Saturday night's loss to the San Francisco Giants. Although he finished the at-bat, he limped off the field and was replaced by Tyler Moore. After the game Harper said X-rays were negative. (Source: James Wagner via Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Harper, who hit his NL-leading 30th home run Friday, is slashing .332/.456/.644 and is a top candidate for MVP. He is unlikely to play Sunday, but could return when the Nationals face Colorado starting Tuesday if the leg is only bruised.

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Bryce Harper missed Tuesday's game against the Dodgers with a swollen knee. (Source: MLB Lineups on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Harper returned to the lineup Wednesday and will bat third in the order and play in right field.

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Bryce Harper is a late scratch for tonight's game against the LA Dodgers. Clint Robinson will play right field. UPDATE: Harper reported swelling in his left knee. Manager Matt Williams said he is available to pinch hit and hopes to play tomorrow. (Source: Mark Zuckerman via Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Harper is leading the National League in runs scored (77), homers (29), OBP (.460) and slugging (.650). The Nationals suffer in both offense and defense with this change.

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Bryce Harper went 2-for-2 from the plate Thursday with three walks and two runs scored in a 8-3 win over the Diamondbacks.

Fantasy Impact: The Nationals have been reeling and Harper's bat came though big for them Thursday. The Nationals face Colordo at home for their next three games as the Rockies allow the highest ERA in the MLB.

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Bryce Harper went 1-for-4 in a 6-4 loss to the Diamondbacks Monday night.

Fantasy Impact: During a post-game interview, Harper lacked concern for the Nationals giving up their division lead to the Mets. Harper over his last four games has gone 4-for-17 with no home runs, all four games resulted in losses.

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Bryce Harper made a statement Wednesday going 3-for-4 with two home runs in a 7-2 win over the Marlins.

Fantasy Impact: Harper's explosion came at a time where the Nationals are struggling to score runs and are having a tremendous amount of roster turnover as players return from injury and the club is active in the trade market. Harper hit a three-run home run in the fifth inning and a solo shot in the eighth, two swings that single-handedly put the Marlins away. The two home runs pulled Harper into first in the NL with 28 home runs on the year.

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Bryce Harper went 2-for-4 from the plate with a walk in the 4-3 win over the Mets Wednesday afternoon.

Fantasy Impact: Harper returned to form a little bit Wednesday after going 5-for-25 over the last eight games. Harper is closing in on another great month as his batting average is over .300 for each of the last three months.

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Bryce Harper had a pretty uneventful night as he was walked in his first three plate appearances and then retired with two on in the eighth inning.

Fantasy Impact: He came into the game ranked in the top five in homers, RBI, slugging percentage and on base percentage, but wasn't given an opportunity to show it as he was walked three times bringing him into second place (behind Paul Goldschmidt) in the National League in walks.

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Bryce Harper will be held out of his second straight game after cramping up in extra innings on Wednesday night.

Fantasy Impact: Harper recently returned from an injury that was suspected to be a knee injury initially and was downgraded to a hamstring injury. The injury that is keeping him out of Friday's game was diagnosed as cramping Wednesday night and the Nationals said Thursday when they held him out that it was just for rest. I would be skeptical here because it seems like there could be a bigger injury in play for Harper.

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Bryce Harper set a new career-high Saturday with his 23rd home run of the season. Harper hit it in the fourth inning to put the Nationals up 1-0 in an eventual win over the Pirates. He finished 2-for-4 with two RBI.

Fantasy Impact: This was great to see for Harper owners. Not only did he show that he could get right back on the field after suffering a mild hamstring strain on Thursday, he also showed no hesitation with his swing and was swinging with power, especially on the home run. Harper's previous career-high was 22 home runs which he accomplished in 2012 as a rookie.

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With only one day's rest after suffering a "mild" left hamstring strain, Bryce Harper is back in the lineup, batting fourth against Francisco Liriano and the Pirates. (Source: Mark Zuckerman of Nats Insider)

Fantasy Impact: Harper is up against a tough lefty, but he leads the league in walks, OBP, slugging and OPS+, batting .344 with 22 homers (.339 with three homers against lefties). He wouldn't answer questions about how he felt, just said he's in there to help the team.

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Bryce Harper left Thursday night's loss to Tampa Bay in the sixth inning, with a left hamstring strain that occurred while he was making a throw in right field. (Source: ESPN)

Fantasy Impact: Harper will be re-evaluated Friday but noted in the post game press conference that he has had surgery on his left knee and despite leaving the field under his own power, he was mildly concerned. There is no timetable for his return.

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Bryce Harper exited Thursday's game in the sixth inning while attempting to make a throw home. Harper’s knee buckled on the throw attempt. (Source: MASN)

Fantasy Impact: The severity is not yet know, so the impact is yet to be determined. Harper did leave the field under his own power.

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Bryce Harper went 3-for-3 with a home run in a big 16-4 win over the Tampa Bay Rays Tuesday.

Fantasy Impact: Harper's only run of the game came in the fifth inning when he hit his 22nd home run of the season. Harper is 2nd in the NL in home runs this season.

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Bryce Harper will return to the Nationals' lineup Monday as a DH after missing Sunday's game with knee pain. (Source: Dan Kolko on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Harper's knee injury was never expected to be that serious and his quick return is evidence of that.

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Bryce Harper went 2-for-4 and hit a solo home run to score the only run for the Nationals in a 6-1 loss to the Yankees. Harper accounted for two of only six hits recorded by the Nationals. (Source: Washington Post)

Fantasy Impact: Harper's home run was his 20th of the season. Harper hit a low fastball off Masahiro Tanaka and moved into a tie with Giancarlo Stanton for the MLB lead in home runs. Harper became the fastest Nationals player to hit the 20-homer mark.

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Bryce Harper starting Sunday

Sun, May 31st 11:20am EDT
By Brian Naylor

Bryce Harper was listed as a starter on the National's official Twitter account this morning. (Source: https://twitter.com/Nationals)

Fantasy Impact: Harper sat out Saturday's match up with the Reds with a sore back from getting hit by a pitch on Friday.

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Nationals right fielder Bryce Harper was scratched from today's game against the Reds due to a sore back. Harper was hit by a 93 MPH fastball in the seventh inning of Friday's game. (Source: Nationals via Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Harper, batting .329, is leading the National League in runs scored (41), homers (18), walks (42) and OPS (1.201). He was replaced by Michael A. Taylor.

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Bryce Harper drew two walks and hit his 17th home run of the season in a 3-0 win over the Cubs Wednesday.

Fantasy Impact: Harper hit his 13th home run of the month Wednesday which set a new Nationals record for most home runs in any one month.

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Bryce Harper went 2-for-3 with two RBI in the Nationals 4-1 win over the Philadelphia Phillies on Sunday. He also walked and scored a run and is hitting .333 this season.

Fantasy Impact: Harper increased his RBI total to 41. He's on a pace to hit 58 home runs and drive in 148 runs. While it's highly unlikely for Harper to finish with those totals, he certainly could reach the 40 home run, 120 RBI mark.

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The Nationals defeated the Phillies on Friday by the score of 2-1. Bryce Harper got the offense started for the Nationals with his 16th home run of the season. He finished 1-for-2 with an RBI and a walk and is batting .336 for the season.

Fantasy Impact: Harper has been on fire at the plate, as his .475 on-base percentage and .750 slugging percentage indicate. While he's not likely to maintain this blistering pace, Harper should be a major fantasy producer the entire season.

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Bryce Harper was ejected in the bottom of the third inning for a strike call that Harper believed to be low. He finished the game 0-1.

Fantasy Impact: Harper is never one to hide his emotions but hopefully someone in the Nationals organization will have a conversation with him considering he was just crowned the NL player of the week for back-to-back weeks

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Bryce Harper hit his National League-leading 15th home run in the first inning off of Nathan Eovaldi in an 8-6 win for the Nationals, Tuesday night.

Fantasy Impact: The homer was Harper's 10th home run of the month as he stays the hottest player in the National League.

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Bryce Harper continued his hot streak Sunday, hitting a three-run home run and driving in four runs in a 10-5 win over the Padres.

Fantasy Impact: That brings Harpers to-date totals to 13 home runs, 33 RBI and 35 walks. That brings him within three walks of tying or surpassing all his numbers in those categories from all of 2014.

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Bryce Harper went 0-2 in a loss Thursday night to the Padres but continued to draw walks as he collected his league leading 33rd walk of the season.

Fantasy Impact: Bryce has played a fantastic last ten games hitting seven home runs, 15 hits and tallying 16 RBI. The threat of him hitting it out of the park has lead to an increase in base on balls situations, where he collected three more Thursday night.


Bryce Harper went 2-for-4 with a double and an RBI in the Nationals 5-4 win over the Atlanta Braves on Sunday. Harper has raised his batting average to .300 and now has 11 home runs and 28 RBI this season.

Fantasy Impact: Harper has ten hits in his last 16 at-bats with 6 home runs and 13 RBI. He's now slugging .655 with an OPS of 1.089. Harper's also walked 27 times. The only downfall to his game is 38 strikeouts in 110 at-bats. Owners should continue to ride Harper while he's sizzling hot.

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The Washington Nationals defeated the Miami Marlins on Wednesday, 7-5. Bryce Harper supplied the bulk of the offense, going 3-for-4 with three home runs and five RBI. Harper now has eight home runs and 20 RBI this season.

Fantasy Impact: Harper is hittting .265 with a .977 OPS this season. He was very aggressive at the plate, seeing only nine pitches in his four at-bats on Wednesday. Owners should ride Harper while he's hot and continue to expect strong power output from him.

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The Washington Nationals improved to 10-13 with an 8-3 win over the New York Mets on Thursday. Bryce Harper was a key to the win, going 2-for-4 with three RBI. Both of his hits were doubles and is now batting .286 for the season.

Fantasy Impact: Harper is 5-for-12 over his last three games with four doubles. His on-base percentage is .440 with an OPS of .985. Fantasy owners should continue to feel confident with Harper in the lineup every day.

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The Washington Nationals got just four hits in Sunday's 6-2 loss to the Miami Marlins. Bryce Harper got one of those hits, his fifth home run of the season. He has 11 RBI and is batting .270 this season.

Fantasy Impact: Harper is off to a very good start this season, with the exception of his 25 strikeouts in 63 at-bats. He's walked 17 times and has an excellent .420 on-base percentage to go along with a .524 slugging percentage.

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Bryce Harper went 2-for-2 with a BB and two RBI, in a 3-2 win against the Miami Marlins.

Fantasy Impact: Harper has gotten his avg. up to its highest point this season, at .286. He is off to a descent start at the plate and has hit four HR and 10 RBI as well. Harper and the Nationals take on Tom Koehler and the Marlins this afternoon.

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Bryce Harper leads the league in walks at 15 and has an OBP of .420. (Source: ESPN)

Fantasy Impact: Harper is sporting a slash line of .259/.420/.500 and is leading the league in walks. He has been doing a lot better this year compared to the last three avoiding first strikes and it shows with his OBP. If pitchers don't get the first strike on Harper, they avoid pitching to him all together having five intentional walks. With four HR in 15 games, Harper has become one of the top batters in the game.

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The Washington Nationals pounded out 10 hits in their 7-2 win over the Phillies on Friday. Bryce Harper went 1-for-2 with his third home run of the season. He knocked in three, scored twice and walked twice.

Fantasy Impact: Harper is hitting .250 on the season with a sold OPS of .875. Hitting behind Jayson Werth and in front of Ryan Zimmerman, Harper should see plenty of decent pitches to hit.

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Bryce Harper got the Nationals on the scoreboard early on Sunday with his second home run of the year. The shot off Sean O'Sullivan gave the Nationals a 1-0 lead. The Nationals went on to win the game 4-3, avoiding a weekend sweep.

Fantasy Impact: Harper is off to a solid start this season, hitting .261 with two home runs and two RBI. Hitting third in the lineup in front of Ryan ZImmerman, Harper should have his best season yet, assuming he can stay healthy.

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The Washington Nationals managed just three hits in their 3-1 loss to the New York Mets on Monday. The only run came on a solo home run by Bryce Harper in the fourth inning. Harper finished the day 2-for-4.

Fantasy Impact: Harper is poised for a breakout season after hitting .273 with 13 home runs and 32 RBI in 100 games last season. His at-bats, home runs and RBI have declined each season since his rookie year of 2012. Harper should bounce back and be one of the top fantasy outfielders in the league this season.

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Bryce Harper had been relatively quiet this spring with just 4 RBI and 10 strikeouts in 33 at bats. He had walked 10 times but was hitting only .242. Sunday against the Marlins, Harper doubled, homered and knocked in three runs. He raised his spring average to .278.

Fantasy Impact: Harper appears to be ready for a breakout season. He has been solid with 55 home runs, a .272 batting average and an .816 OPS in 357 games. Hampered by injuries last season which limited him to 100 games, Harper should blossom into one of the top fantasy outfielder in the Major Leagues, if he can stay healthy.

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Nationals manager Matt Williams said Bryce Harper is out with a "stomach bug." (Source: Nationals via Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: In 12 Spring Training games, Harper has gone 6 for 26 (.231) with one homer and five RBI. If he's out for a few days he should still have time to ramp it up for the April 6 opener.

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Bryce Harper looks healthy

Mon, Mar 16th 6:14pm EDT
By Rose Ingberman

Bryce Harper walked twice, stole a base, and gunned down a runner trying to stretch a single into a double.

Fantasy Impact: Harper didn't steal much in 2014 due to injuries. If his speed is back, look out.

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