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Braves | Gordon Beckham, Kelly Johnson sitting

Wed, 25 May 2016 12:52:46 -0700

Atlanta Braves 2Bs Gordon Beckham and Kelly Johnson are not in the starting lineup Wednesday, May 25. SS Chase d'Arnaud is starting at the hot corner and is hitting second, while 2B Reid Brignac is starting at second and batting seventh against Milwaukee Brewers SP Junior Guerra.

Fantasy Tip: D'Arnaud and Brignac should be very low on your potential list of lineup selections in daily setups. D'Arnaud has a little more luster as a deep sleeper because of his position in the lineup, but you can surely find better options on a day with a full slate of games.

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Braves | Kelly Johnson, Erick Aybar out

Sun, 22 May 2016 09:47:25 -0700

Atlanta Braves 2B Kelly Johnson and SS Erick Aybar are not in the starting lineup against Philadelphia Phillies SP Jerad Eickhoff Sunday, May 22. 3B Gordon Beckham will start at second base, while SS Chase d'Arnaud will start at third base and is batting second. 2B Daniel Castro will start at shortstop and is batting seventh.

Fantasy Tip: Castro has been pretty quiet over the past week, while d'Arnaud has posted a .474 batting average during the same span. Owners probably can pass on Castro in most leagues, but d'Arnaud can be a sleeper option in some daily fantasy leagues.

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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 | Kelly Johnson, Mallex Smith starting

Wed, 11 May 2016 12:16:07 -0700

Atlanta Braves 2B Kelly Johnson is starting at second base and hitting cleanup against Philadelphia Phillies 2B Jerad Eickhoff Wednesday, May 11. OF Mallex Smith also draws into the lineup and is starting in center field and batting ninth. OF Ender Inciarte moves to left field.

Fantasy Tip: Johnson (.214/.290/.268) and Smith (.221/.280/.353) are both low-end deep sleepers in daily formats against the Phils tonight. Smith is especially one to ignore while hitting ninth in the order, and he really only contributes with his speed. Johnson has some upside while hitting cleanup, but he's also in one of the all-around weaker offenses in baseball.

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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 | Ender Inciarte returns to action Saturday

Sat, 07 May 2016 10:58:39 -0700

Atlanta Braves OF Ender Inciarte is batting second and playing left field against Arizona Diamondbacks SP Shelby Miller Saturday, May 7. In addition, INF Reid Brignac is batting fifth and playing third base, while INF Daniel Castro will bat seventh and play second base. OF Adonis Garcia and 2B Kelly Johnson are receiving the day off.

Fantasy Tip: Inciarte is making his first MLB appearance since suffering a strained left hamstring nearly one month ago but should be avoided in most fantasy formats so that he can prove that he is healthy. Brignac and Castro should be viewed as desperation cap relief in daily fantasy games, although Brignac is hitting in a favorable spot in the batting order against a starter who has struggled mightily in 2016.

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Braves | Kelly Johnson in cleanup spot

Fri, 06 May 2016 13:53:56 -0700

Atlanta Braves 2B/OF Kelly Johnson is starting at second base and is hitting cleanup against Arizona Diamondbacks SP Zack Greinke Friday, May 6. SS Daniel Castro will start on the bench.

Fantasy Tip: Johnson is hitting only .196 (10-for-51) with no home runs and four RBI on the season. On top of it, he has just one hit in 10 career at-bats against Greinke. Johnson profiles as a desperation deep sleeper target in daily games tonight.

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Braves | Daniel Castro not in lineup Tuesday

Tue, 03 May 2016 13:00:32 -0700

Atlanta Braves 2B Daniel Castro is not in the starting lineup Tuesday, May 3, against the New York Mets. 2B Kelly Johnson is starting and hitting fourth against Mets SP Matt Harvey.

Fantasy Tip: Johnson is 2-for-5 (.400), so he may be worth inserting into a daily fantasy lineup if you have a chance.

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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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