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Braves | Nick Markakis hits first homer Friday

Fri, 20 May 2016 19:56:19 -0700

Atlanta Braves OF Nick Markakis went 1-for-4 with a two-run homer and a walk against the Philadelphia Phillies Friday, May 20. The home run was his first of 2016 and came in his 151st at-bat of the season.

Fantasy Tip: Markakis is batting less than .200 in May and the home run was just his second extra-base hit of the month in more than 60 at-bats. He should be avoided in all fantasy formats until he can string together several productive performances.

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Braves | Nick Markakis in cleanup spot

Fri, 20 May 2016 12:34:26 -0700

Atlanta Braves OF Nick Markakis is hitting cleanup against Philadelphia Phillies SP Aaron Nola Friday, May 20. 2B Gordon Beckham is playing third base and moves up to the No. 2 spot in the batting order.

Fantasy Tip: Markakis, who has no home runs on the year, isn't your prototypical cleanup hitter. In a weak Atlanta lineup, the move to fourth doesn't really do anything to increase his fantasy value. He remains a weak option for outfield depth in deeper mixed and NL-only leagues. Beckham has hit .333 but also has no home runs and eight RBI. The move to the two-hole is good for his daily value, but he, too, doesn't move the fantasy needle all that much.

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Braves | Nick Markakis will be DH

Sun, 15 May 2016 10:38:41 -0700

Atlanta Braves OF Nick Markakis will serve as the designated hitter against Kansas City Royals SP Danny Duffy Sunday, May 15. OF Jeff Francoeur will start in right field and is batting fifth.

Fantasy Tip: Markakis has struggled a bit at the plate over the last seven days but should still be a decent option in deeper mixed leagues. Francoeur has a hit in each of his last three games and could be a sleeper option in daily fantasy leagues.

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Braves | Jeff Francoeur draws into lineup

Fri, 13 May 2016 15:21:28 -0700

Atlanta Braves OF Jeff Francoeur is starting in right field and is hitting sixth against Kansas City Royals SP Edinson Volquez Friday, May 13. OF Nick Markakis is serving as the designated hitter in an American League park.

Fantasy Tip: Francoeur has fared much better against southpaws in 2016 and is hitting just .148 with four RBI in 27 at-bats against right-handers. He does have a home run in limited career at-bats versus Volquez, but Frenchy should be viewed as a low-end daily option for your outfield.

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Braves | Nick Markakis back in action

Fri, 06 May 2016 13:51:17 -0700

Atlanta Braves OF Nick Markakis (personal) is back in the starting lineup and returns to his customary leadoff spot against Arizona Diamondbacks SP Zack Greinke Friday, May 6.

Fantasy Tip: Markakis hits for average and will score his fair share of runs out of the leadoff spot, but he doesn't contribute much else to the counting stats. He's more of a low-end daily pick tonight against Greinke.

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Braves | Nick Markakis expected back Friday

Wed, 04 May 2016 16:59:38 -0700

Atlanta Braves OF Nick Markakis is expected to return to the starting lineup Friday, May 6, after leaving the team because of a family emergency. The Braves do not play Thursday, May 5.

Fantasy Tip: Markakis has been a hitting machine (.281, 27-for-96 with 20 RBI), but he doesn't run much these days and has isn't a lock for double-digit home runs anymore, either. You can count on him to buoy your average, but not for much else, which makes him a mediocre fantasy talent in deep mixed and NL-only leagues.

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Braves | Nick Markakis out Wednesday

Wed, 04 May 2016 08:14:50 -0700

Atlanta Braves OF Nick Markakis (personal) is out Wednesday, May 4, due to a family emergency. He's expected to return Friday, May 6, after the off day. OF Mallex Smith is hitting leadoff, according to MLB.com.

Fantasy Tip: Smith has turned it up the last seven days, going 8-for-15 (.533) with a homer and three RBI. He's facing lefty Steven Matz today, though, which trumps most of his DFS luster. He's an extremely low-end flyer today.

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Braves | Nick Markakis likes leadoff spot

Fri, 29 Apr 2016 10:04:16 -0700

Atlanta Braves OF Nick Markakis is 15-for-49 (.306) with a .424 on-base percentage and 11 RBI since he moved to the leadoff spot April 15.

Fantasy Tip: Markakis makes a lot of contact and gets on base often, but he has no home runs despite 19 RBI on the season. He's an acceptable player to roster in deep mixed leagues to buoy your average, but he won't help all that much in the counting stats.

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Braves | Nick Markakis drives in three Thursday

Thu, 28 Apr 2016 19:57:34 -0700

Atlanta Braves OF Nick Markakis went 4-for-5 with a double and three RBI in a victory over the Boston Red Sox Thursday, April 28.

Fantasy Tip: Markakis leads the National League in doubles (10) and is batting .305 through his first 22 games of the season, although he is still looking for his first home run of the year. He could be useful to owners in cavernous mixed and NL-only leagues who want to improve their batting average.

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Braves | Nick Markakis takes a seat

Thu, 21 Apr 2016 07:39:15 -0700

Atlanta Braves OF Nick Markakis is out of the lineup Thursday, April 21, with SS Erick Aybar leading off.

Fantasy Tip: Aybar is hitting .135 and facing Clayton Kershaw today, which doesn't give him much upside in DFS.

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