Daniel Murphy
1B/2B WSH
8 hours ago

Murphy went 1-for-4 with a first-inning grand slam, his third home run of the season, in Sunday's 6-3 win over the Mets.

EDGE Analysis

He continues to punish the Mets for not re-signing him after his massive 2015 playoff run -- Murphy is now slashing .386/.421/.727 with eight homers and 25 RBI in 22 games against his former club since the beginning of last year. The Nats begin a four-game series in Coors Field on Monday, so expect the slugging second baseman to continue raking in the thin air.

Daniel Murphy
1B/2B WSH
3 days ago

Murphy (leg) is in the lineup for Friday's game against the Mets.

EDGE Analysis

The Nats suggested the leg tightness was a minor issue and it seems that was indeed the case, as Murphy is set to return against right-hander Matt Harvey. That said, team trainers told Murphy in the offseason that his upper-leg problem could recur at times this year, so it's something to keep in mind moving forward. Murphy hasn't seemed inhibited so far this season, going 21-for-61 (.344 average) with a pair of homers and 10 RBI through his first 14 games.

Daniel Murphy
1B/2B WSH
4 days ago

Murphy was scratched from Thursday's lineup due to tightness in his right leg, Dan Kolko of MASN reports.

EDGE Analysis

Murphy's removal from the lineup was precautionary, as it's believed that the injury is minor. At this point in time, Murphy is expected to return for Friday's series-opener against the Mets. However, if he has to sit out another game, Grant Green or Wilmer Difo will likely get the nod to start at second base.

Daniel Murphy
1B/2B WSH
4 days ago

Murphy was a late scratch from Thursday's lineup against the Braves, Mark Zuckerman of MASN Sports reports.

EDGE Analysis

Grant Green will take over at second in his stead while Wilmer Difo starts at shortstop. It's unclear why Murphy was scratched, though more should be known after the game.

Daniel Murphy
1B/2B WSH
1 week ago

Murphy went 2-for-5 with an RBI double in the bottom of the 10th inning to give the Nationals a 3-2 win over the Phillies.

EDGE Analysis

He celebrated Daniel Murphy Bobblehead Day at Nationals Park in dramatic fashion, dropping a Jeanmar Gomez sinker deep into the left-field corner to score Bryce Harper from first base. Murphy has now begun 2017 with a 10-game hitting streak, slashing .444/.457/.711 with two homers and 10 RBI.

Daniel Murphy
1B/2B WSH
2 weeks ago

Murphy went 4-for-5 with two doubles, a home run, two runs scored and five RBI in Tuesday's 8-3 win over the Cardinals.

EDGE Analysis

Apparently his 2016 breakout was just a teaser for his 2017 performance, as Murphy has begun the season with an eight-game hitting streak that's featured multiple hits in six of those contests, resulting in a .472 (17-for-36) average, two homers, seven runs scored and nine RBI.

Daniel Murphy
1B/2B WSH
2 weeks ago

Murphy went 2-for-4 with a double, a two-run homer, a walk and two runs Friday against the Phillies.

EDGE Analysis

Murphy collected exactly two hits for the fourth game in a row while adding his first two extra-base hits of the season in this contest. After posting an unexpected career year with the Nats last season, he's certainly gotten off on the right foot to start his age-32 season.

Daniel Murphy
1B/2B WSH
3 weeks ago

Murphy went 2-for-4 with a run scored and an RBI in Wednesday's win over the Marlins.

EDGE Analysis

So much for the idea that Murphy might get off to a slow start due to a lack of playing time this spring. The 32-year-old now has back-to-back two-hit games to begin the season, and seems more than ready to put together another excellent campaign in the heart of the Nationals batting order.

Daniel Murphy
1B/2B WSH
3 weeks ago

Murphy went 2-for-4 with an RBI in Monday's 4-2 win over the Marlins.

EDGE Analysis

He didn't put up great numbers this spring due to his participation in the WBC, but Murphy looked just fine in banging out two Opening Day hits. He may not be able to match last season's career-high .985 OPS in 2017, but as the cleanup hitter in a potent Nats offense, the 32-year-old should still be a very productive fantasy asset.

Daniel Murphy
1B/2B WSH
4 weeks ago

Murphy returned to action Thursday and went 0-for-3 in Washington's game against the Red Sox.

EDGE Analysis

Although it wasn't his best outing, seeing Murphy back in the lineup is reassuring to fantasy owners. With Opening Day approaching, there shouldn't be concern that Murphy is dealing with any ailments when the 2017 campaign begins.