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Braves | Chris Johnson receives start

Sun, 28 Jun 2015 07:52:59 -0700

Atlanta Braves 3B Chris Johnson will start at first base against Pittsburgh Pirates SP Jeff Locke Sunday, June 28, and is batting fourth in the lineup.

Fantasy Tip: Johnson ($2,700, 5.4% of cap) has at least one hit in three of his last five games but is hitting only .171 this month. Owners on FantasyScore should be able to find better options to use at the position.

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Braves | Chris Johnson batting cleanup

Fri, 26 Jun 2015 13:20:06 -0700

Atlanta Braves 3B Chris Johnson is playing first base and batting fourth against Pittsburgh Pirates SP Francisco Liriano Friday, June 26.

Fantasy Tip: At this point, Johnson's ($2,700, 5.4% of cap) only saving grace in fantasy is his work against southpaws. Through 28 plate appearances, he has a 1.021 OPS. Just note, it is a small sample size, and he is also currently riding a 4-for-26 slide at the plate. FantasyScore players should likely aim higher Friday.

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Braves | Chris Johnson, Kelly Johnson at 1B

Tue, 23 Jun 2015 10:44:06 -0700

Atlanta Braves 3B Chris Johnson and OF Kelly Johnson are likely to fill in at first base with 1B Freddie Freeman (wrist) on the disabled list.

Fantasy Tip: Neither Johnson is particularly attractive to owners outside of deep mixed and NL-only leagues, and they could form a platoon at first base over the next couple of weeks. At FantasyScore, they are both midrange sleeper picks based on matchups.

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Braves | Chris Johnson starting vs. Mets

Fri, 19 Jun 2015 13:45:41 -0700

Atlanta Braves 3B Chris Johnson is playing third base and batting fifth against New York Mets SP Jacob deGrom Friday, June 19.

Fantasy Tip: Johnson ($2,700, 5.4% of cap) has a .233 batting average and .616 OPS for the season, and he is just 5-for-30 since returning from injury Wednesday, May 27. FantasyScore players need to target a third baseman with more upside Friday, especially with Johnson facing deGrom.

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Braves | Chris Johnson on the block

Fri, 19 Jun 2015 09:16:48 -0700

Atlanta Braves 3B Chris Johnson is on the trade block, and the team has offered to pay some of his contract to move him.

Fantasy Tip: Johnson ($2,700, 5.4% of cap) has lost a ton of playing time, but he's still hitting .385 against lefties. He's useful as a plug-and-play option on FantasyScore against southpaws.

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Braves | Chris Johnson in at DH

Tue, 16 Jun 2015 10:12:12 -0700

Atlanta Braves 3B Chris Johnson is serving as the designated hitter Tuesday, June 16, against Boston Red Sox SP Wade Miley.

Fantasy Tip: Johnson ($2,700, 5.4% of cap) has lost a lot of playing time due to a slow start, but he's hitting .455 in 22 at-bats against lefties. He's also 4-for-11 (.364) with a homer lifetime against Miley. CJ is a good plug-and-play option on FantasyScore today.

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Braves | Chris Johnson starting Saturday

Sat, 13 Jun 2015 11:11:27 -0700

Atlanta Braves 3B Chris Johnson will start at third base against the New York Mets Saturday, June 13, batting seventh. 3B Juan Uribe is getting the day off.

Fantasy Tip: Johnson ($2,700, 5.4% of cap) only has seven hits in 42 at-bats versus right-handed pitching this season, so avoid using him this afternoon in FantasyScore.

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Braves | Chris Johnson starting Saturday

Sat, 06 Jun 2015 13:31:23 -0700

Atlanta Braves 3B Chris Johnson is starting Saturday, June 6, against the Pittsburgh Pirates. Johnson will hit fifth against left-hander Jeff Locke.

Fantasy Tip: Johnson ($2,700, 5.4% of cap) has just four extra-base hits on the season, but he does have a .444 batting average against lefties, albeit in just 19 plate appearances. Johnson's ceiling is quite low, but he is hitting high enough in the order to either drive in or score some runs. Consider Johnson a cheap, but risky GPP option.

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Braves | Freddie Freeman out Sunday

Sun, 31 May 2015 12:01:29 -0700

Atlanta Braves 1B Freddie Freeman is not in the starting lineup against the San Francisco Giants Sunday, May 31. INF Chris Johnson will play first base and bat sixth.

Fantasy Tip: Freeman, who leads the majors with 217 consecutive games played, is receiving a rare day off this afternoon. Remove him from your FantasyScore lineups. Johnson ($2,700, 5.4% of cap) could see a slight increase in playing time at first base due to the team's recent acquisition of 3B Juan Uribe ($1,700, 3.4% of cap).

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Braves | Chris Johnson starting vs. Giants

Fri, 29 May 2015 15:33:42 -0700

Atlanta Braves 3B Chris Johnson is starting at third base and batting fifth against the San Francisco Giants Friday, May 29.

Fantasy Tip: Johnson ($2,700, 5.4% of cap) made a pinch-hit appearance Wednesday, May 27, but that was his first action since Thursday, April 30. FantasyScore players should likely allow Johnson to settle in at the dish again before utilizing him in contests. He projects to enter a platoon with Juan Uribe ($1,700, 3.4% of cap) at third going forward, so both Johnson and Uribe are nothing more than NL-only options at this point.

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