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Braves | Several ATL regulars sitting out Saturday

Sat, 28 May 2016 10:16:52 -0700

Atlanta Braves OF Ender Inciarte, SS Erick Aybar and INF Chase d'Arnaud are not in the starting lineup against Miami Marlins SP Wei-Yin Chen Saturday, May 28. OF Mallex Smith will bat leadoff and play center field, 3B Adonis Garcia will bat seventh and play the hot corner and INF Daniel Castro will bat eighth and play shortstop.

Fantasy Tip: Smith is batting .288 with two doubles, two triples, three home runs and eight RBI in 66 at-bats this month and makes a decent outfield option in NL-only and deep mixed leagues because of his speed. Garcia and Castro are batting a combined .180 (11-for-61) with two RBI this month and should be avoided in all fantasy formats.

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Braves | Ender Inciarte staying at CF

Tue, 24 May 2016 18:54:09 -0700

Atlanta Braves OF Ender Inciarte will be the everyday center fielder because interim manager Brian Snitker thinks he is the best option at this point. OF Mallex Smith likely will see most of his playing time in left field but will start at center field when Inciarte receives a day off.

Fantasy Tip: Inciarte is hitting only .219 with two RBI since returning to the lineup and probably should be avoided in most fantasy leagues. Smith has been a bit inconsistent at the plate recently but is still hitting .291 in May. He should be considered a decent option in daily fantasy leagues when he is in the lineup.

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Braves | Several ATL regulars resting Saturday

Sat, 21 May 2016 11:00:30 -0700

Atlanta Braves 2B Kelly Johnson, C A.J. Pierzynski, OF Mallex Smith are not in the starting lineup against Philadelphia Phillies SP Adam Morgan Saturday, May 21. INF Chase d'Arnaud will bat leadoff and play third base, INF Gordon Beckham will bat second and play second base, OF Jeff Francoeur will play left field and bat cleanup, C Tyler Flowers will start behind the plate and bat sixth and OF Ender Inciarte will bat seventh and play center field.

Fantasy Tip: The Braves are facing a left-handed pitcher this afternoon, which explains why several of their left-handed-hitting position players are on the bench. Beckham and d'Arnaud are a combined 30-for-86 (.349) this season and should be viewed as productive sources of salary cap relief in DFS.

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Braves | Routine day off for Ender Inciarte

Thu, 19 May 2016 14:19:03 -0700

Updating a previous report, Atlanta Braves OF Ender Inciarte is receiving a routine day off Thursday, May 19, according to manager Brian Snitker.

Fantasy Tip: Inciarte is off to a slow start since returning from his hamstring injury with a .232/.295/.250 slash line and zero stolen bases. He should kick-start a hot stretch here sooner or later, but Inciarte is nothing more than a low-end starter in the majority of yearly setups.

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Braves | Ender Inciarte takes a seat

Thu, 19 May 2016 12:21:54 -0700

Atlanta Braves OF Ender Inciarte is not in the starting lineup against Pittsburgh Pirates left-handed SP Jeff Locke Thursday, May 19. OF Jeff Francoeur is starting in left field and is hitting cleanup, while SS Chase d'Arnaud is at third base and moves up to the leadoff spot.

Fantasy Tip: D'Arnaud is a desperation DFS flyer despite the nice lineup positioning. Francoeur doesn't have much upside left in his lumber, but he's hitting well against lefties (.279 with his lone home run), and he could be a successful value pick as a deep sleeper tonight.

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Braves | Mallex Smith resting vs. lefty

Wed, 18 May 2016 12:23:02 -0700

Atlanta Braves OF Mallex Smith is not in the starting lineup against Pittsburgh Pirates left-handed SP Francisco Liriano Wednesday, May 18. OF Ender Inciarte is in center field and batting leadoff, while OF Jeff Francoeur draws into the lineup in left field and is batting cleanup.

Fantasy Tip: Smith takes a seat after a surprising two-homer performance last night. He'll be a popular waiver wire pickup now that his bat is hot. Inciarte is hitting only .216 on the year with one RBI and no stolen bases. He's a weak daily play against the lefty. Francoeur is hitting .300 with a homer against lefties this year, so he's a sleeper worth considering in this matchup and while hitting cleanup.

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Braves | Kelly Johnson, Mallex Smith starting

Wed, 11 May 2016 12:16:07 -0700

Atlanta Braves 2B Kelly Johnson is starting at second base and hitting cleanup against Philadelphia Phillies 2B Jerad Eickhoff Wednesday, May 11. OF Mallex Smith also draws into the lineup and is starting in center field and batting ninth. OF Ender Inciarte moves to left field.

Fantasy Tip: Johnson (.214/.290/.268) and Smith (.221/.280/.353) are both low-end deep sleepers in daily formats against the Phils tonight. Smith is especially one to ignore while hitting ninth in the order, and he really only contributes with his speed. Johnson has some upside while hitting cleanup, but he's also in one of the all-around weaker offenses in baseball.

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Braves | Ender Inciarte to see time in left

Sat, 07 May 2016 22:53:24 -0700

Atlanta Braves OF Ender Inciarte started in left field Saturday, May 7. Manager Fredi Gonzalez said Inciarte will play center when OF Mallex Smith sits against lefties.

Fantasy Tip: This is good news for Inciarte owners, who can now use him at two outfield spots (if your league uses left and center fielders). Otherwise, Inciarte's value increases slightly, but Jeff Francoeur and Kelly Johnson could lose some playing time.

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Braves | Ender Inciarte returns to action Saturday

Sat, 07 May 2016 10:58:39 -0700

Atlanta Braves OF Ender Inciarte is batting second and playing left field against Arizona Diamondbacks SP Shelby Miller Saturday, May 7. In addition, INF Reid Brignac is batting fifth and playing third base, while INF Daniel Castro will bat seventh and play second base. OF Adonis Garcia and 2B Kelly Johnson are receiving the day off.

Fantasy Tip: Inciarte is making his first MLB appearance since suffering a strained left hamstring nearly one month ago but should be avoided in most fantasy formats so that he can prove that he is healthy. Brignac and Castro should be viewed as desperation cap relief in daily fantasy games, although Brignac is hitting in a favorable spot in the batting order against a starter who has struggled mightily in 2016.

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Braves | Ender Inciarte returning Saturday

Fri, 06 May 2016 16:03:53 -0700

Atlanta Braves OF Ender Inciarte (hamstring) is expected to be activated from the disabled list and rejoin the team Saturday, May 7. He is playing his final rehab game with Class AAA Gwinnett Friday, May 6.

Fantasy Tip: Inciarte hit .303 and stole 21 bases last season, and he projects to set the table and see full-time at-bats atop the Braves' lineup. He should be owned in the majority of seasonal leagues. His return will likely cut into Mallex Smith's playing time, and the Atlanta outfield is a situation to monitor over the next week or two because left field doesn't currently have an everyday starter.

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