2018 Outlook: Eaton was in the midst of his best year yet when, on April 28, he tore the ACL in his left knee lunging for first base to beat out an infield grounder. At the time, he was third in the majors in runs scored (24), that thanks in large part to his career-best .393 on-base percentage and role as the leadoff man for a potent Nationals lineup. Eaton is expected to be healthy for the start of 2018, taking over once more as the team's leadoff hitter, and if he looks strong during spring training he should pick up right where he left off. If so, he's plenty capable of repeating -- and arguably improving upon -- his No. 103 finish on the 2016 Player Rater and 85th-most fantasy points that season.
2018 Outlook: An April injury to starting center fielder Adam Eaton opened up unexpected playing time for Taylor last season, and he impressed to the tune of a .271/.320/.486 line in 432 plate appearances. His strikeout rate was unsightly (31.7 percent), but Taylor showed impressive pop, hitting 19 homers with a .216 ISO. The power doesn't seem to be a fluke, as Taylor's hard-hit rate increased from 31.7 percent to 34.0 percent while his fly ball rate jumped from 29.6 percent to 36.7 percent. With his swing-and-miss issues, he will be a batting-average risk for the foreseeable future, but Taylor seems like a solid bet to produce home run and steal numbers in the teens again this season. That said, with highly-rated prospect Victor Robles waiting in the wings, he won't have much wiggle room.