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Braves | Jeff Francoeur clears waivers

Thu, 11 Aug 2016 15:46:20 -0700

Atlanta Braves OF Jeff Francoeur has passed through waivers and can now be dealt to any team.

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Braves | Jeff Francoeur in Tuesday lineup

Tue, 26 Jul 2016 14:49:39 -0700

Atlanta Braves OF Jeff Francoeur is in the lineup Tuesday, July 26, against Minnesota Twins SP Ervin Santana.

Fantasy Tip: Francoeur is likely batting because the pitcher does not have to, what with the game in an American League ballpark. Francoeur doesn't start very often, but he should not start here. With only two hits in his past seven games, Francoeur isn't burning up the lineup.

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Braves | Gordon Beckham, Adonis Garcia out

Sun, 24 Jul 2016 11:02:55 -0700

Atlanta Braves 2B Gordon Beckham and 3B Adonis Garcia are not in the starting lineup against Colorado Rockies SP Tyler Chatwood Sunday, July 24. 2B Jace Peterson will at second base, while OF Jeff Francoeur will start in left field and is batting fifth. SS Chase d'Arnaud will start at third base and is batting second.

Fantasy Tip: Francoeur has only two hits in his last 16 at-bats but does have two home runs and eight RBI this month. Owners in most leagues should be able to find better options to use. D'Arnaud has six hits and three RBI in his last four games but probably should only he used in NL-only leagues.

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Braves | Two Braves sitting out

Sat, 23 Jul 2016 14:46:36 -0700

Atlanta Braves SS Erick Aybar and 2B Jace Peterson are out of the lineup Saturday, July 23, with SS Chase d'Arnaud leading off and OF Jeff Francoeur hitting sixth.

Fantasy Tip: Frenchy is hanging around, in part, because of what he does against left-handed pitchers. He faces lefty Tyler Anderson in Coors Field and looks to be a dynamite low-end flyer. As for d'Arnaud, he hits slightly better against lefties, and he's a solid low-end option as well.

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Braves | Several Braves could be dealt

Fri, 22 Jul 2016 14:38:03 -0700

Atlanta Braves OF Jeff Francoeur, 2B Gordon Beckham and RP Jim Johnson, who are all pending free agents, are the prime focus of Atlanta's trade talks as the deadline nears. OFs Ender Inciarte and Nick Markakis are also involved, but there's less of a chance they'll be traded.

Fantasy Tip: Francoeur, Beckham and Johnson aren't likely to be anything more than depth for any team that acquires them in a trade this summer. Francoeur can be useful in NL-only and daily leagues in the right lefty matchups. Beckham contributes modestly across all categories for NL-only middle infield depth. Right now, Johnson is a candidate for saves in Atlanta with Arodys Vizcaino shelved, but he's already shown he's a shaky option there.

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Braves | Chase d'Arnaud draws into lineup

Wed, 20 Jul 2016 07:35:58 -0700

Atlanta Braves INF Chase d'Arnaud is starting in left field and batting second against Cincinnati Reds SP Anthony DeSclafani Wednesday, July 20. OF Jeff Francoeur is not in the starting lineup Wednesday.

Fantasy Tip: D'Arnaud boasts modest contact skills and an ability to reach base, but his .263/.335/.365 slash line hardly stops traffic, and it's an unfavorable matchup against DeSclafani. View d'Arnaud as a low-end depth piece in cavernous mixed and NL-only leagues and it's likely best to fade him in daily contests Wednesday. Francoeur's steady playing time (13 starts in July) makes him a volume own in the deepest of leagues, but he hardly moves the fantasy needle with a .677 OPS and just five home runs for the campaign.

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Braves | Several Atlanta regulars resting Sunday

Sun, 17 Jul 2016 07:23:22 -0700

Atlanta Braves 2B Gordon Beckham, SS Erick Aybar and C A.J. Pierzynski are not in the starting lineup against Colorado Rockies SP Jon Gray Sunday, July 17. INF/OF Jace Peterson will bat leadoff and play second base, INF Chase d'Arnaud will bat second and play shortstop, OF Jeff Francoeur will bat fifth and play left field and C Anthony Recker will start behind the plate and bat eighth.

Fantasy Tip: Francoeur has hit safely in eight of his last nine games and is worth considering as a value play in daily fantasy contests, while Peterson, d'Arnaud and Recker should be viewed strictly as a source of desperation salary cap relief.

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Braves | Jeff Francoeur takes a seat

Sat, 16 Jul 2016 12:56:43 -0700

Atlanta Braves OF Jeff Francoeur is not in the lineup against Colorado Rockies SP Chad Bettis on Saturday, July 16. 2B/OF Jace Peterson will draw a rare start in left field and bat leadoff.

Fantasy Tip: Francoeur is on an eight-game hitting streak and has two homers to go along with seven RBI over his last four contests, but he can safely be left on waivers in mixed leagues. Peterson is hitting .282 for the season but doesn't provide enough punch anywhere else to be used outside of NL-only leagues.

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Braves | Jeff Francoeur to be DH

Sun, 10 Jul 2016 09:45:55 -0700

Atlanta Braves OF Jeff Francoeur will serve as the designated hitter against Chicago White Sox SP James Shields Sunday, July 10. SS Chase d'Arnaud will start in left field and is batting second in the lineup.

Fantasy Tip: Francoeur has posted decent numbers this season and should be a starting option in deeper fantasy leagues. D'Arnaud is hitting only .143 over the last seven days and should be avoided in all fantasy leagues.

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Braves | Nick Markakis will be DH

Sat, 09 Jul 2016 08:37:21 -0700

Atlanta Braves OF Nick Markakis will serve as the designated hitter against Chicago White Sox SP Jose Quintana Saturday, July 9. OF Jeff Francoeur will start in right field, while SS Chase d'Arnaud will start in left field and is batting first.

Fantasy Tip: Markakis has posted solid numbers this season and should be a decent starting option for owners. Francoeur should be considered by owners in daily fantasy leagues because he is hitting .286 with three RBI over the last seven days. D'Arnaud has struggled over the last week and can be avoided by owners.

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