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Braves | Mallex Smith, A.J. Pierzynski out

Sun, 12 Jun 2016 08:52:43 -0700

Atlanta Braves OF Mallex Smith and C A.J. Pierzynski are not in the starting lineup against Chicago Cubs SP Jon Lester Sunday, June 12. OF Jeff Francoeur will bat cleanup and play left field, while C Tyler Flowers starts behind the plate and bats seventh.

Fantasy Tip: Francoeur has arguably been Atlanta's best hitter this season, batting .288 with two home runs and 16 RBI, making him a viable option for daily fantasy contests. On the other hand, Flowers is only batting .204 versus left-handed pitching this year and should be avoided today.

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Braves | A.J. Pierzynski catching Saturday

Sat, 11 Jun 2016 10:12:16 -0700

Atlanta Braves C A.J. Pierzynski will bat sixth against Chicago Cubs SP Jake Arrieta Saturday, June 11. C Tyler Flowers is receiving the day off.

Fantasy Tip: Although Pierzynski is batting just .210 this season, he is 8-for-14 (.571) with a double, two home runs and three RBI in his career versus Arrieta, so he's worth considering as a flier in daily fantasy games today.

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Braves | Four players sitting for Atlanta

Thu, 02 Jun 2016 06:32:40 -0700

Atlanta Braves SS Gordon Beckham, OF Nick Markakis, 2B Kelly Johnson and C A.J. Pierzynski are not in the starting lineup against San Francisco Giants SP Madison Bumgarner Thursday, June 2. SS Chase d'Arnaud will start at second base and is batting second. OF Jeff Francoeur will start in right field and is batting fourth in the lineup. C Tyler Flowers will start at catcher and is batting sixth, while 2B Daniel Castro will start at shortstop and is batting seventh.

Fantasy Tip: All four players in the lineup have received decent playing time against left-handed pitching this season. Francoeur and d'Arnaud have posted solid numbers over the last seven days and should be considered sleeper options in daily fantasy leagues. Flowers and Castro should be avoided in most leagues since they have struggled at the plate.

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Braves | Tyler Flowers gets the day off

Sun, 29 May 2016 12:21:48 -0700

Atlanta Braves C Tyler Flowers is not in the lineup on Sunday, May 29, against Miami Marlins SP Tom Koehler. C A.J. Pierzynski will draw his first start in four days behind the plate and bat sixth. INF Chase d'Arnaud will see his first action of the year at shortstop - the third different Atlanta player to start there in as many days - and hit eighth.

Fantasy Tip: Flowers has been one of the few bright spots on a dreadful Atlanta team this season, although he is only a consideration for those owners in NL-only or two-catcher formats. The 29-year-old d'Arnaud should start seeing more playing time with Erick Aybar on the disabled list and is batting .356, but he has yet to hit a home run or drive in a run in 45 at-bats.

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Braves | A.J. Pierzynski out of lineup Tuesday

Tue, 24 May 2016 13:25:38 -0700

Atlanta Braves C A.J. Pierzynski is not starting Tuesday, May 24, against the Milwaukee Brewers. C Tyler Flowers is batting fifth against Brewers SP Jimmy Nelson.

Fantasy Tip: Flowers has seen the majority of the action this week, but this still looks like a true platoon. In his past 10 at-bats Flowers has two doubles and a home run, so he has demonstrated some slugging tendencies. The platoon situation makes Flowers less desirable in weekly or annual leagues, but DFS players should take advantage.

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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 | Atlanta resting three players

Sun, 15 May 2016 10:23:59 -0700

Atlanta Braves 2B Kelly Johnson, C A.J. Pierzynski and SS Erick Aybar are not in the starting lineup against Kansas City Royals SP Danny Duffy Sunday, May 15. C Tyler Flowers will start at catcher and is batting fourth. SS Chase d'Arnaud will start at second base and is batting seventh, while 2B Daniel Castro will start at shortstop and is batting ninth.

Fantasy Tip: Flowers is hitting .273 over the last seven days and should be considered in two-catcher leagues. Castro and d'Arnaud have received limited playing time over the past few weeks and are not a great option for owners.

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Braves | Atlanta resting four starters

Sun, 08 May 2016 09:42:37 -0700

Atlanta Braves 2B Kelly Johnson, C A.J. Pierzynski, 2B Reid Brignac and OF Mallex Smith are not in the starting lineup against Arizona Diamondbacks SP Patrick Corbin Sunday, May 8. C Tyler Flowers will start at catcher and is batting fourth in the lineup. OF Jeff Francoeur will start in left field and is batting fifth. SS Chase d'Arnaud will start at second base and is batting seventh, while 2B Daniel Castro will start at this base and is batting eighth.

Fantasy Tip: None of the players in the starting lineup has posted great numbers this season. Francoeur is hitting .370 with three RBI against left-handed pitchers and could be a desperation option for owners in daily fantasy leagues, but the other three players can be avoided.

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Braves | Atlanta resting three starters

Sun, 01 May 2016 10:44:58 -0700

Atlanta Braves 2B Daniel Castro, C A.J. Pierzynski and OF Jeff Francoeur are not in the starting lineup against Chicago Cubs SP John Lackey Sunday, May 1. OF Kelly Johnson will start at second base and is batting fifth in the lineup. C Tyler Flowers will start at catcher and is batting sixth. 3B Adonis Garcia will start in left field, while 2B Jace Peterson will start at third base and is batting seventh.

Fantasy Tip: Johnson is hitting better over the last few days but is not a great option since he has a .186 average this season. Flowers has gone hitless in his last six at-bats but could be used in two-catcher leagues since he is hitting .281 with four RBI. Peterson has struggled at the plate and can be avoided in all leagues.

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Braves | Tyler Flowers, Jeff Francoeur set for more time

Wed, 20 Apr 2016 16:13:57 -0700

Atlanta Braves C Tyler Flowers and OF Jeff Francoeur will both see more chances against left-handed pitchers during the rest of Atlanta's homestand. Atlanta will face three more left-handers in the next six days: Los Angeles Dodgers SP Clayton Kershaw Thursday, April 21, New York Mets SP Steven Matz Saturday, April 23, and Boston Red Sox SP David Price Tuesday, April 26. Flowers went 3-for-3 with three RBI against Dodgers SP Alex Wood Tuesday, April 19, to raise his average to .429 (6-for-14) against lefties. Francoeur went 2-for-2 with two RBI against Wood to raise his average against lefties to .333 (3-for-9). Flowers has started five games this year as C A.J. Pierzynski's backup.

Fantasy Tip: Those are small sample sizes for Flowers and Francoeur, and the lefties they'll likely face later this week and next are no pushovers. Flowers' value as a second catcher in two-catcher formats may be slightly on the rise if he continues to see more time. Avoid both against Kershaw in daily formats Thursday.

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