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Brandon Moss went 3-for-5 with a home run, one RBI and one run scored against the Nationals on Wednesday.

Moss has three homers in his last four games, scoring four times and driving in five runs in the same span. He will drain your batting average, but he can leave the yard at any point. For the 2015 season he now has 19 home runs and 58 RBI.  Analysis: Colby Conway

Tyler Lyons allowed three earned runs on six hits and one walk while striking out six in six innings on Wednesday against the Nationals.

Lyons was impressive in a spot start, filling in for Michael Wacha on Wednesday evening. It’s tough to determine how long he will remain in the team’s rotation, but if he continues to pitch like this, he could be a serviceable option for owners down the stretch. He could make for a valuable play in DFS, especially since he should come with a relatively low price tag. If he does make another start for the Cardinals, it would come on Tuesday against the Cubs. Analysis: Colby Conway

Ryan Zimmerman went 3-for-4 with two home runs, a double, three RBI and two runs scored on Wednesday against the Cardinals.

I mentioned it yesterday, Zimmerman makes for a great DFS play moving forward. Well, he homered twice today, doubled once and now has five homers in as many games. Do not take him out of your lineup and make sure he is in your DFS lineups moving forward. He is in the middle of a power binge and you are going to want to take advantage of this. Analysis: Colby Conway

Jonathan Papelbon allowed two hits and struck out one batter in the ninth inning to earn his 23rd save of the season on Wednesday against the Cardinals.

Papelbon continues to pitch well as the closer for the Nationals. Papelbon has lobbied in recent years to close for a contender and he thought he had his wish, but the Nationals find themselves 6.5 games behind the Mets in the National League East. Continue to start Papelbon in your fantasy league(s) moving forward. Analysis: Colby Conway

Max Scherzer allowed two earned runs on 11 hits while striking out 10 in six innings on Wednesday against the Cardinals.

Despite the fact that he allowed 11 hits in just six innings, he did strike out 10 batters. It was the first time he reached double-digit strikeouts since his second start last month. He is currently a top-10 pitcher and he is capable of carrying your fantasy staff. Sure, his record isn’t what the Nationals were expecting—or paid for—but his other numbers are very good. Scherzer will face the New York Mets on Monday in his next start. Analysis: Colby Conway

Carlos Gomez went 1-for-2 with a triple, a walk and one run scored on Wednesday against the Mariners.

Despite having an eight-game hit streak, Gomez’s average is sitting at a modest .250 for the season. He is having a down year and fantasy owners aren’t exactly thrilled about it. He has just 10 homers and 13 stolen bases, his lowest totals since 2011. Stick with him because he has a lot of potential, but expect him to slip a few rounds in drafts next season. Analysis: Colby Conway

Scott Kazmir allowed three runs (two earned) on seven hits and two walks while striking out five in 4 1/3 innings on Wednesday against the Mariners.

After two straight quality starts, Kazmir was far from that tonight. He needed 98 pitches to get through 4 1/3 innings, allowing nine base runners in the process. Kazmir’s season ERA sits at a very good 2.50 on the season, even though his record sits below .500. He has just two wins since coming to Houston, but he is still an extremely serviceable pitcher to have on your roster moving forward. His next start will come on Wednesday against the Athletics. Analysis: Colby Conway

Shawn O’Malley went 3-for-4 with a walk, two RBI, one run scored and a stolen base against the Astros on Wednesday.

O’Malley has good speed and if he can hit like this even on a semi-regular basis, he will find himself being added in quite a few leagues. Wait a little bit to see if he is the real deal, but at the very least, if he is facing a left hander, you can take a chance on him in DFS. Analysis: Colby Conway

Logan Morrison went 1-for-1 with a home run, a walk, three RBI and two runs scored on Wednesday against the Astros.

Despite not starting the past two games, he has pinch-hit twice and homered twice. He now has 15 homers and 45 RBI on the season, but since he isn’t receiving regular playing time, he is hard to trust in seasonal lineups or DFS. Unless you think his pinch-hit power binge can continue on a regular basis, don’t start him. Analysis: Colby Conway

Taijuan Walker allowed three earned runs on five hits and three walks while striking out three in 6 2/3 innings on Wednesday against the Astros.

Unfortunately for many owners, Walker is expected to have a start skipped at some point in September. Shucks. He had been pitching very well of late and owners are likely hoping that the start won’t come at an inopportune time for them. Walker’s 4.51 ERA isn’t as indicative of his recent performances, but more so his early season struggles. Continue to start Walker moving forward and that goes for his next start, which is currently scheduled for Monday against the Rangers. Analysis: Colby Conway

Jonathan Schoop went 1-for-4 with a two-run home run on Wednesday night against the Rays.

What a second half it’s been for the strong armed second baseman, as he has seen his average rise 40 points. He’s also featured a quality power stroke over the span as well, hitting eight out of the yard, for 11 total on the season. He’s not going to win anyone a fantasy league, but he is a good rotational guy to have on your roster going forward.  Analysis: Dom Murtha

Chris Davis went 3-for-4 with two home runs against the Rays on Wednesday night.

Say what you will about Davis, but the guy hits homers. Once again this season, quietly, Davis is back in the home run crown race, trailing only former teammate, Nelson Cruz of the Mariners for tops in the league with 38 round trippers. After a horrendously tragic 2014 following up his MVP caliber 2013, Davis has gracefully rebounded in 2015, and it’s a nice thing to see. He knows he has limitations, but if he can just keep the strikeouts in check the best he can, he knows the power will come. Expect more home runs from Davis as the season comes to a close.  Analysis: Dom Murtha

Evan Longoria went 2-for-5 with two home runs against the Orioles on Wednesday night.

Its been a down last couple of seasons for the former blue chip prospect, as he has lost his ability to hit for average and now even seems to have lost his power stroke. Wednesday night’s performance, where he hit two round trippers might have done a little to change that narrative, but the facts are there; his numbers have gone down pretty much every single year since his second in the league, so it’s tough to not worry about the guy. Hopefully this two-homer performance will spur him to finish out the year in strong form and potentially carry into next season.  Analysis: Dom Murtha

J.P. Arencibia went 2-for-4 with a home run and two runs scored against the Orioles on Wednesday night.

In 17 at-bats this season, Arencibia’s got a .412 average, two home runs, and eight RBI. I would say that’s some impressive production. Going forward, he should split the catching duties with Rene Rivera, so keep an eye on the lineups each day so you can utilize him in your daily league formats.  Analysis: Dom Murtha

Brad Boxberger blew his fifth save of the season on Wednesday night against the Orioles.

This was Boxberger’s fifth blown save of the season, which isn’t horrible as a season total, but when you examine the fact that it is his third in his last 10 appearances, and the sixth time in his last 11 appearances that he’s allowed at least one run, you might start to feel a bit weary. The Rays aren’t great neither is Boxberger at the moment, so consider him a low value closer going forward.  Analysis: Dom Murtha

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