Jayson Werth
Jayson Werth

Jayson Werth (LF)

Washington Nationals

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Jayson Werth is not in the Nationals' lineup on Tuesday. Brian Goodwin will get the start in left field and bat seventh.

Fantasy Impact: The Nationals have the benefit of being able to rest their stars, so this is just a maintenance day for Werth. Considering that he is 1-for-16 in his career against Jose Fernandez, fantasy owners likely aren't missing much with Werth's absence.

Jayson Werth drives in a run

Mon, Sep 19th 8:24am EDT
By Roy Widrig

Jayson Werth was 1-for-3 Sunday with an RBI double in Washington's rain-shortened 6-2 loss to the Braves.

Fantasy Impact: Werth has RBIs in three consecutive games and is 4-for-13 in that time frame. He'll face Wei-Yin Chen tonight, against whom he is 2-for-5 with a HR and three strikeouts.

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Jayson Werth hits HR No. 20

Thu, Sep 1st 8:18am EDT
By Roy Widrig

Jayson Werth was 2-for-4 on Wednesday with his 20th HR of the season, reaching that milestone for the fifth time in his career and first time since 2013.

Fantasy Impact: The year 2016 has been a resurgence for Werth, who now has 61 RBI and 72 runs scored to go along with his 20 jacks. Most importantly for Werth, he's been healthy all year long.

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Jayson Werth was 2-for-5 Friday with his 18th HR of the season and 26th double, driving in a pair of runs and scoring twice.

Fantasy Impact: Werth has been very productive of late, 5-for-16 over his last five games with two HR and three RBI.

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Nationals OF Jayson Werth improved his on-base streak to 43 games on Monday night in a 5-4 win over the Rockies. Werth also hit his 16th HR and was 2-for-4 with a walk.

Fantasy Impact: Werth has seven hits over his last five games, including three home runs and seven RBI. Both he and the Nationals offense is hot right now (and playing at Coors Field), so his value in daily leagues is high right now.

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Nationals OF Jayson Werth provided the only offense to be seen from the Nats on Tuesday night, a solo home run in the bottom of the eighth.

Fantasy Impact: Washington only managed six hits and Werth's home run was the only one that counted for anything. Werth now has 14 HR on the season and 47 RBI, and has slowly brought his average up to .250, while maintaining a solid .341 OBP. He's looking at his best season since 2013 if he manages to stay healthy, which, of course, is a big if.

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Jayson Werth was 3-for-5 with his 13th HR of the season on Tuesday as the Nationals beat up on the Diamondbacks, 10-4. Werth scored two runs and has hit safely in five consecutive games.

Fantasy Impact: Werth is quietly putting together a solid season, batting .254 with 13 HR and 46 RBI. While he's not what he used to be, Werth can be a solid daily play given the right matchup and a quality third/fourth outfielder or utility slot player in season-long leagues.

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Werth went a disappointing 1-13 against the struggling Pirates this past weekend .

Fantasy Impact: Werth has had a pattern of being hot and extremely cold in his career. That being said he is on par with his career average in batting average and homeruns. He will look to right the ship next week when they Nationals face the Dodgers.

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Werth hit a double, scored a run, and drew a walk last night and continues to find moderate success in the two-hole.

Fantasy Impact: In his last 30 games, Werth is slashing .294/.392/.477. Werth is pleasantly surprising most owners as he is putting together a respectable age 37 season. Expect him to continue to put up top 50 OF numbers.

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Jayson Werth was 2-for-3 with a double off of Julio Urias in Wednesday's game versus the Dodgers. Werth also walked twice, reaching base a total of four times.

Fantasy Impact: Jayson Werth might be good again. After a disastrous 2015, Werth is only two behind his 2016 HR total with 10 and five off his RBI total with 37. Cumulatively, Werth can potentially put together a 25-HR, 75 RBI season still with an average around .250 and a .330 OBP.

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Jayson Werth was 2-for-3 in Sunday's matinee versus the Phillies, driving in two runs on a walkoff single in the bottom of the ninth to win 5-4. Werth also walked twice and scored a run in the game.

Fantasy Impact: Again, Werth is showing signs of life after a brutally slow start. Now, however, his season stats are seemingly looking more normal. He's now hitting .245 with 10 HR and 35 RBI. By reaching base four times on Sunday, his OBP finally broke .300 for the first time this season.

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In a limited sample of only nine at-bats, Jayson Werth is doing some serious work on the struggling White Sox. Through two games, he is 5-for-9 with HR and four RBI, scoring three runs.

Fantasy Impact: Werth has reached seven times, with the addition of a pair of walks, and has seen his average jump from .220 to .236 and his OBP go from .272 to .291. He might be heating up and worth watching through the weekend series to see if he starts playing to his full potential again.

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Jayson Werth was 2-for-4 with a double on Tuesday, scoring a run and adding a walk.

Fantasy Impact: The two-hit game was Werth's first since May 23rd. Werth's slow start has turned into the norm for is 2016 season, as he batting only .226 with nine HR and 27 RBI. The production is still there, but seems to get rarer and rarer.

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Jayson Werth homers in loss

Sat, Jun 4th 12:11pm EDT
By Roy Widrig

Jayson Werth continued his all-or-nothing play on Friday, hitting a solo home run as the Nationals dropped the series opener to the Reds, 7-2.

Fantasy Impact: Werth was 1-for-4 with that home run and a strikeout, which seems to be his specialty nowadays. With nine home runs out of 41 hits, he's not doing much else interesting except for strikeouts.

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Jayson Werth homers in win

Wed, Jun 1st 8:41am EDT
By Roy Widrig

Jayson Werth homered in Tuesday's 5-1 win over the Phillies while batting in the No. 2 spot of the lineup. He was 1-for-4 otherwise with a strikeout.

Fantasy Impact: Jayson Werth is playing better than he was last season, but he's still not the valuable outfielder like he used to be. He now has eight HR and 26 RBI, but only eight doubles and 45 strikeouts to only 13 walks.

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Jayson Werth and Anthony Rendon will swap spots in the Nationals lineup on Tuesday. Werth will bat second with Rendon batting sixth.

Fantasy Impact: The idea, which has been attributed to Werth himself, is aimed to change the flow of the Nationals lineup, which has been struggling of late. While Werth has been hitting better than Rendon, both have been underachieving so far this season.

Jayson Werth led a meek Nationals offense on Monday with a 2-for-4 night, scoring one run.

Fantasy Impact: The Nats put the ball in play all night, only striking out four times (once by Werth) but just couldn't get any offense going. Werth has five hits in the last four games, but only one has gone for extra-bases.

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Jayson Werth was moved to the two-spot in the lineup recently and made the most of it on Wednesday night, going 2-for-2 with three walks, a double and three runs scored. He also stole a base.

Fantasy Impact: Werth is a notable positive matchup when playing the Mets. Over his career, Werth has hit .289 versus the team from Queens, with 14 HR and 70 RBI over 143 games, or what some might consider a very good season.

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Jayson Werth will sit out Sunday's series finale versus the Marlins. Clint Robinson will play LF and bat sixth.

Fantasy Impact: No reason has been given yet for Werth's absence, but he is only 1-for-16 versus the Marlins starter, Jose Fernandez.

After going only two for his last 12 at-bats, Nationals OF Jayson Werth has seen his average dip below .200 after struggling through the month of April to get above that mark.

Fantasy Impact: It's getting hard to defend Jayson Werth as a viable fantasy option these days, and in many cases, it's impossible. While the possibility of the big home run is always there, the probability of it is far too low to bother with.

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Jayson Werth turned in another 0-for on Sunday through six at-bats. He struck out once.

Fantasy Impact: Werth finishes the weekend series 1-for-18 with a double and six strikeouts. He's batting .202 on the season and showing no signs of getting hot anytime soon. He's safe to cut bait with right now as there are plenty of better OF options available in most leagues.

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Jayson Werth hit a two-run home run on Thursday, driving in Bryce Harper for Washington's only runs of the night. Werth was 1-for-4.

Fantasy Impact: While Werth's .222/.294/.478/.772 slash line is nothing to be desired, he has slugged six home runs (three in his last six games) and driven in 17 this season.

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Jayson Werth homers as DH

Wed, May 4th 8:18am EDT
By Roy Widrig

Nationals OF Jayson Werth hit his fifth home run of the season on Tuesday as the Nats fell to the Royals, 7-6. He was 2-for-4 and scored two runs. He was playing as Washington's DH.

Fantasy Impact: Werth has hit in six of his last 10 games, but three of those games have been multi-hit. Like most Nats batters, he's streaky, but when deployed at the right time and place, can be a valuable fantasy asset.

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Jayson Werth had a solid series this weekend versus the Cardinals, going 4-for-10 with a home run, five RBI and two runs scored.

Fantasy Impact: The big blow came in Saturday's 6-1 win with a three-run home run. Werth is coming alive right as teammate Bryce Harper begins to cool a bit for the Nationals.

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Jayson Werth homers in return

Sat, Apr 23rd 1:00pm EDT
By Roy Widrig

After missing a game with a hamstring injury, Jayson Werth homered in his return on Friday night. He was 1-for-2 with a walk and scored two runs.

Fantasy Impact: Werth didn't play the whole game and was lifted later for Matt den Dekker. He is back in the lineup for Saturday's game, playing left field.

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Jayson Werth exited Wednesday's game after experiencing tightness in his left hamstring. (Source: Mark Zuckerman on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: It doesn't appear that this is a significant issue, as the team noted that Werth was slated to get Thursday off anyway. Owners will want to monitor Werth's presence in Friday's lineup to see if this will be a more extended issue.

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Nationals OF Jayson Werth left Wednesday night's game versus the Marlins with a tightness in his hamstring.

Fantasy Impact: Manager Dusty Baker says the removal was only precautionary. It's early in the season and Baker is protecting his injury-prone veteran. He also mentioned Werth will not play on Thursday.

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Jayson Werth homers in 7-0 win

Wed, Apr 20th 8:49am EDT
By Roy Widrig

Nationals OF Jayson Werth hit his 200th career home run on Tuesday versus the Marlins, his second of the season. He was 1-for-3 and also walked.

Fantasy Impact: Werth's average is slowly ticking up to .171, but his two home runs and seven RBI had given him some value in just over two weeks of play.

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Jayson Werth is starting to heat up, with a home run on Thursday and a 2-for-5 night on Friday in which he hit a three-run double.

Fantasy Impact: Werth has seen his production rise to a .185 average with a home run and six RBI. He'll face Aaron Nola on Saturday against whom he's 2-for-5 with a home run in limited action.

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Nationals LF Jayson Werth was 1-for-3 with one big blast on Wednesday, a two-run home run in a 3-0 defeat of the Braves.

Fantasy Impact: Werth is starting to come around just as Bryce Harper begins to cool off. Werth tends to struggle against Thursday's starting pitcher, Julio Teheran, against whom he's only had five hits in 29 at-bats.

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Jayson Werth finishes 1-for-3

Wed, Apr 13th 8:58am EDT
By Roy Widrig

Jayson Werth continued his slow start on Tuesday, finishing the night 1-for-3 and raising his average to .105. He still has only one RBI and one run scored.

Fantasy Impact: Werth is off to quite a slow start, but the Nationals as a whole haven't been tearing the cover off the ball. This offense, aside from Bryce Harper, will start to click soon enough and Werth will once again be a viable fantasy outfielder.

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Jayson Werth added his first hit of the season on Sunday, an RBI double. He's not batting .071 on the season.

Fantasy Impact: Werth also struck out and walked in the game, so it's not yet safe to call this double his break out for the season. He's starting slow, but should hold some value once he gets going this summer.

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After finishing the spring strong, Jayson Werth has cooled back down, taking a goose egg on his first eleven at-bats of the season.

Fantasy Impact: Not many fantasy owners invested in Werth this year, but some were hoping on a late-round value. So far, he hasn't met anyone's expectations. The good news is he's only struck out three times in those eleven at-bats.

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Jayson Werth hitless so far

Thu, Apr 7th 8:34am EDT
By Roy Widrig

Nationals LF Jayson Werth is hitless to start the season after another 0-for-4 on Wednesday. He has one walk, one run scored and one strikeout.

Fantasy Impact: Despite the 0-for-8, it is good to not see many strikeouts next to Werth's name. He seems healthy and began heating up at the end of Spring Training, so he may be poised for some return to normalcy in 2016.

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Nationals OF Jayson Werth was 0-for-4 with a strikeout and a walk on Opening Day versus the Braves.

Fantasy Impact: Werth started to surge late in spring training but opposing SP Julio Teheran was having a pretty good day on the mound. The Braves rotation drops off significantly after Teheran, though, making Werth a sneaky play in DFS games later this week.

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Jayson Werth starting to surge

Thu, Mar 31st 8:22am EDT
By Roy Widrig

Jayson Werth was 1-for-2 on Wednesday with a two-run home run off of Noah Syndergaard.

Fantasy Impact: The home run was Werth's second of the spring, and after a very slow start he's come alive to the tune of a .286 AVG and six RBI. He will be the starting LF for the Nationals this season barring injury or a surge in performance from Michael A. Taylor.

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Due to a recent hot streak and a 2-for-4 outing on Sunday, Nationals OF Jayson Werth has seen his AVG rise to a respectable .273.

Fantasy Impact: While he is getting hits, they are not coming with much impact. Werth has only one home run and nine RBI this spring.

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Jayson Werth doubled as part of a 2-for-3 day on Thursday, scoring two runs and driving one in himself.

Fantasy Impact: Werth's numbers are slowly creeping up. He's likely going to open the season as Washington's starting LF, but Michael A. Taylor's torrid spring might cut into his playing time, which might be good for the 36-year-old.

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Jayson Werth was 1-for-2 with an RBI in Wednesday's Grapefruit League tilt.

Fantasy Impact: Werth will need to get on base and stay healthy to have any impact in 2016. He is batting just .192, but that number is on the rise.

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Jayson Werth was 0-for-3 with two strikeouts in Sunday's Grapefruit League action.

Fantasy Impact: He is now hitting .167 with a home run and two RBI. At 36-years old and injury-plagued, most fantasy owners will look for value in Werth off the waiver wire or only in DFS games.

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Nationals OF Jayson Werth continues to struggle getting started this spring, going only 1-for-6 through a handful of games with only one RBI.

Fantasy Impact: At least Werth is healthy. He has been injured for what feels like most of his career and lost almost 100 games to injury last season. He will need to stay healthy to be relevant in fantasy games in 2016.

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Jayson Werth had a monster game Wednesday night as he finished with 3-for-4 with three runs scored, a walk, two RBI, and two home runs.

Fantasy Impact: A visit to his old ball park is all Werth needed to put together his best stretch of the season. Werth in the series (three games) batted .384, had seven RBI and hit four home runs including a grand slam on Monday.

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Jayson Werth went 1-for-5 with a home run and three RBI in a 8-4 win over the Braves on Sunday. Werth hit the three-run home run in the second inning, it was the his seventh home run of the season.

Fantasy Impact: Werth has been batting terribly this year as he has struggled to stay on the field but just as the Nationals are starting to find their groove, so has Werth. Over the last 10 games his batting average is .309 with three home runs. No coincidence that the Nationals have won seven of those ten games.

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Jayson Werth went 1-for-4 with two runs scored Thursday night in a 15-1 win over the Braves.

Fantasy Impact: Werth continues to struggle as his .218 season batting average marks a 12-year low for Werth along with a possible 12-year low in games played as well. The Nationals need Werth to turn it around in these last 30 games if the National's expect to make the post season.

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Jayson Werth went 2-for-4 with a homer, a walk, and three RBI on Sunday against the Marlins.

Fantasy Impact: In ten games at leadoff, Werth has hit .325/.413/.650, homered twice, scored ten runs and driven in seven. With Denard Span out for the year, expect Werth to continue leading off for a while.

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Jayson Werth goes 2-for-4 in win

Fri, Aug 28th 10:26am EDT
By Blaine Blontz

Jayson Werth went 2-for-4 with a home run, driving in a run and scoring twice while also taking a walk. Werth has now reached base in 10 of his last 11 games.

Fantasy Impact: Werth has showed improvement over the last few weeks, but that doesn't mean he's overly fantasy relevant. Even with his recent hot streak he's limited to daily leagues at this point.

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It's only two games, but since Jayson Werth took over the leadoff spot for the Nationals, he's gone 4-for-10 with a double, a triple and two RBI.

Fantasy Impact: After coming off the DL July 28 (fractured wrist), the veteran outfielder had hit only .145/.203/.242 with one homer. The Nationals went 5-14 in that period. Werth previously hit leadoff for 38 games in 2012--coming off another wrist injury--slashing .309/.388/.450. It's likely he'll lead off until Denard Span returns.

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Jayson Werth broke out of his recent slump Sunday as he homered for only the third time this season and finished 2-for-4 from the plate with walk and an RBI.

Fantasy Impact: Sunday was Werth's first multi-hit game since returning from the disabled list two weeks ago and is first since May.

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Jayson Werth returned to the lineup Tuesday to go 1-for-4 from the plate in a 4-1 loss to the Marlins. He was activated from the disabled list earlier Tuesday morning.

Fantasy Impact: Werth returned after a 61-game absence as he was recovering from two small fractures in his left wrist. He was hit by a pitch on May 15th and has been on the disabled list ever since. Werth's offense will be a welcomed sight for the Nationals that have slumped in scoring runs (13th in the NL in the month of July).

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Jayson Werth is getting a day off Thursday after getting 5 ABs as Syracuse's DH Wednesday. (Source: Dan Kolko on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Werth is continuing to improve but his ultimate return range has not changed from August.

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Nationals outfielder Jayson Werth will begin a rehab assignment Thursday with Class A Potomac. Werth, 36, has been sidelined since being hit by a pitch on May 15. (Source: ESPN)

Fantasy Impact: Werth has suffered the same broken left wrist three times now with an expected return still in August. He could potentially have value in September but currently isn't on a valuable trajectory from a fantasy perspective.

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Jayson Werth continues to rehab

Thu, Jul 16th 9:34am EDT
By Brian Naylor

Nationals left fielder Jayson Werth, who is on the 15-day disabled list with a wrist injury, did "extensive work" in the outfield last Friday. (Source: Chelsea Janes on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Werth is still working with a lightweight bat while rehabbing the wrist that placed him on the DL in late May, but seems to be making progress and on track for an August return to the lineup.

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Jayson Werth recovering well

Tue, Jul 7th 12:00pm EDT
By Blaine Blontz

Washington Nationals OF Jayson Werth has resumed swinging as he continues to recover from a wrist injury, according to Jacob Feldman of The Washington Post. (Source: Jacob Feldman)

Fantasy Impact: Werth has said that he'd like to rejoin the team in August. Swinging is a big step considering he's dealing with a wrist injury, and he could soon begin a minor league rehab assignment.

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Jayson Werth out until August

Thu, May 28th 4:23pm EDT
By Clinton Ho

After a CT scan was performed, it is now confirmed that Jayson Werth has 2 small fractures in his left wrist after being hit by a pitch. Assuming he has no setbacks with rehab, he could return to play as early a August. (Source: MLB.com)

Fantasy Impact: Werth's season has been a large disappointment up to this point. He started the season on the DL and never really got into a groove. Now he will be out for months and there is no telling whether the August return date will hold. Owners who still have him on a roster can safely drop him for a replacement. There is no clear cut replacement for the Nationals as they will roll out a platoon of players in left field.

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The Nationals have placed left fielder Jayson Werth on the 15-day DL retroactive to May 16 with a left wrist contusion. Werth was hit by a pitch on May 15. (Source: Dan Kolko via Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: An MRI confirmed there was no broken bone or ligament damage, so Werth will probably spend minimal time on the DL. After a delayed and slow start due to off-season shoulder surgery, Werth hit .250/.346/.386 with two homers in May.

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Jayson Werth goes 0-for-3 against the Braves.

Fantasy Impact: Werth's painfully slow start to the season continued on Tuesday. He has a .146 batting average going 7-for-48 in April. Keep Werth on your bench for the time being and look for a rebound in May.

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Jayson Werth went 0-for-3 in last night's ball game and is now hitting .152. He did manage to get on base with a walk.

Fantasy Impact: Besides hitting for a low avg. Werth has yet to hit a HR and only has two RBI on the season. The Nationals are desperately hoping Werth can turn things around quickly. The Nationals have the fourth lowest team avg. (.222) in the NL and have scored just 63 runs on the year (10th in the NL).

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Jayson Werth gets a day off

Thu, Apr 23rd 9:42pm EDT
By Matthew Hoffman

Jayson Werth gets a day off to rest the surgically repaired shoulder. (Source: Washington Post)

Fantasy Impact: The shoulder is fine, Werth just didn't have a spring training and is a little sore. There is a 10 game road trip coming up and they need him at 100%. Werth is 5-for-30 to start the season with two extra base hits.

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Jayson Werth activated from DL

Mon, Apr 13th 10:45am EDT
By Rose Ingberman

Jayson Werth, who had surgery on his right shoulder in January, has been reinstated from the DL. He is in today's lineup against the Boston Red Sox, batting cleanup and playing LF. (Source: Amanda Comak)

Fantasy Impact: Look for him to provide OBP (walks) and perhaps stolen bases.

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Jayson Werth homered in a minor-league rehab game on Saturday, will rest Sunday and then join the team in Boston if his shoulder feels okay. (Source: Mark Zuckerman of Nats Insider)

Fantasy Impact: Werth had no spring training and only three rehab games, but the Nationals are desperate for offense. At a minimum, Werth will provide high OBP and some stolen bases until his power returns.

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Nationals left fielder Jayson Werth played seven innings in his first rehab game at Single-A Potomac, going 0 for 2 with a strikeout, a hard lineout, and a walk. After the game, Werth said his right shoulder felt good. (Source: James Wagner of The Washington Post)

Fantasy Impact: Expect Werth to join the major league club on their road trip, probably Monday in Boston. He had an outstanding 2014 (batting .292 with 16 homers and 82 RBI) but will probably come back with less power initially.

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Jayson Werth will start the season on the 15-day disabled list for the Nationals. The announcement last night also included every-day players Anthony Rendon and Denard Span. (Source: ESPN)

Fantasy Impact: This is unfortunate news to start the season but based on commented by manager, Matt Williams, on Saturday Werth should be available in two weeks to return to the lineup.

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Manager, Matt Williams, noted Saturday that Jayson Werth could return to the Nationals lineup within the next week from a surgically repaired AC joint in his right shoulder. (Source: CSN Washington)

Fantasy Impact: This is a nice deviation from previous reports that speculated that Werth would begin the year on the disabled list.

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Jayson Werth got his first three at-bats of the spring in a minor-league game (a double, walk, and groundout). He reported that he is not yet 100 percent, but is able to take "normal" swings without pain. (Source: Mark Zuckerman of Nats Insider)

Fantasy Impact: Werth estimated he is a couple of weeks behind where he would be if he had started spring training healthy. Expect him to start the season on the DL and be ready for the Red Sox series (April 13-15).

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Jayson Werth, who has been playing defense-only in minor league games, is still experiencing soreness in his right shoulder when he swings a bat, according to Nationals manager Matt Williams. (Source: Chris Johnson via Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: With only eight games left before the April 6 opener, if you draft Werth, plan for him to start the season on the DL. He could be ready as soon as mid-April with Tyler Moore as his short-term replacement in left field. At age 36, Werth wasn't going to play 162 games, but his power may be impacted by the injury.

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Werth missed some time last August for the problem and it has not improved. This puts doubt on his availability for the start of the 2015 season. (Source: Ken Rosenthal on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: The Nats should pursue Ben Zobrist who could fill in for him and then slide over to second base upon Werth's return. Absent that, Michael Taylor will fill in until he gets back to the diamond. Fantasy players should cast frequent glances at the news as to how his rehab is progressing before drafting him with high hopes.