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Jeff Francoeur

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Braves | Emilio Bonifacio starting in left field

Thu, 23 Jun 2016 12:15:17 -0700

Atlanta Braves OF Emilio Bonifacio is starting in left field and batting eighth against New York Mets SP Matt Harvey Thursday, June 23. OF Jeff Francoeur is not in the starting lineup Thursday.

Fantasy Tip: Bonafacio stole 23 bases through just 57 games with Class AAA Gwinnett, and his fleeting potential to swipe a few bags with Atlanta should have teams chasing the category interested in his services in cavernous mixed and NL-only setups. Although, he'll likely continue to split time with Francoeur, which limits the fantasy upside of both.

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Braves | Jeff Francoeur hitting cleanup

Wed, 22 Jun 2016 07:03:56 -0700

Atlanta Braves OF Jeff Francoeur is hitting cleanup Wednesday, June 22, against Miami Marlins left-handed SP Adam Conley.

Fantasy Tip: Frenchy is hitting .316 with three homers and 11 RBI in 79 at-bats against lefties this season, and he's a low-end target in DFS.

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Braves | Jeff Francoeur not in Tuesday lineup

Tue, 21 Jun 2016 12:18:22 -0700

Atlanta Braves OF Jeff Francoeur is not starting Tuesday, June 21, against the Miami Marlins. OF Emilio Bonifacio will start instead and bat eighth against Marlins SP Jose Fernandez.

Fantasy Tip: Bonifacio's contract was just purchased from Class AAA Gwinnett on Tuesday, so it may be too soon to tell how much fantasy value he will have. Since Bonifacio's playing time may be limited, he may make a decent daily pickup from time to time.

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Braves | Mallex Smith, Jace Peterson in lineup

Sun, 19 Jun 2016 07:52:44 -0700

Atlanta Braves OF Mallex Smith and 2B Jace Peterson are back in the starting lineup against New York Mets SP Jacob deGrom Sunday, June 19. In addition, INF Chase d'Arnaud is starting at third base and batting seventh this afternoon. OF Jeff Francoeur is receiving the afternoon off.

Fantasy Tip: Smith is being used as the leadoff hitter today but he is just 5-for-45 (.111) in that role, so he should be avoided in all fantasy formats. Peterson is batting .360 in 25 at-bats over the last two weeks and makes an excellent source of cap relief in daily games.

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Braves | Three Braves out Saturday

Sat, 18 Jun 2016 14:28:24 -0700

Atlanta Braves OF Mallex Smith, 3B Adonis Garcia (ankle) and 2B Jace Peterson are out of the lineup Saturday, June 18, with 2B Chase d'Arnaud leading off, OF Jeff Francoeur cleaning up and 3B Brandon Snyder hitting seventh.

Fantasy Tip: With lefty Steven Matz on the hill, d'Arnaud and Frenchy are low-end options as both have success against lefties. Snyder has just nine at-bats on the year and isn't worth consideration.

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Braves | Jeff Francoeur's hit streak over

Tue, 14 Jun 2016 20:03:25 -0700

Atlanta Braves OF Jeff Francoeur was hitless in four at-bats Tuesday, June 14, against the Cincinnati Reds to snap his modest six-game hitting streak.

Fantasy Tip: Frenchy has excelled in his return to Atlanta, hitting .279 overall. He isn't a bad No. 5 fantasy option in deeper NL-only leagues and a good salary saver in DFS formats when he starts.

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Braves | Ender Inciarte takes a seat

Tue, 14 Jun 2016 12:43:29 -0700

Atlanta Braves OF Ender Inciarte is not in the starting lineup against Cincinnati Reds left-handed SP Brandon Finnegan Tuesday, June 14. OF Jeff Francoeur is starting in left field and is batting cleanup.

Fantasy Tip: Inciarte often rests against left-handed pitchers. Francoeur has excelled against southpaws this season, so he's not a bad value play in daily games Tuesday night in the cleanup spot.

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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 | Jeff Francoeur cleaning up

Wed, 08 Jun 2016 11:05:00 -0700

Atlanta Braves OF Jeff Francoeur is hitting cleanup Wednesday, June 8, with OF Mallex Smith sitting out against a left-hander.

Fantasy Tip: Frenchy has a .343-2-10 line in 67 at-bats against lefties this season, and he's a low-end flyer to consider against Drew Pomeranz.

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Braves | Jeff Francoeur likes facing lefties

Tue, 07 Jun 2016 09:50:54 -0700

Atlanta Braves OF Jeff Francoeur is hitting .343 (23-for-67) with a .392 on-base percentage and .478 slugging percentage against left-handed pitchers in 2016.

Fantasy Tip: Frenchy and Ryan Raburn are notorious for being lefty killers. Both players are great value buys in daily games when their team faces a southpaw. Aside from that, though, their fantasy value is limited to NL-only leagues for outfield depth.

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