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Matt Olson went 2-for-5 with a home run and two RBI during Atlanta's loss to Miami on Wednesday.

Fantasy Impact: Olson smashed a 104.5 mph, 402 ft. home run in the seventh inning to score Vaughn Grissom and get the Braves to within two runs. He's been on an absolute tear leading into the postseason collecting six home runs over his last nine games while driving in 12 over that span. Olson will end his regular season with a decent .240/.325/.477 slash line with an excellent 34 home runs and 103 RBI through 616 at-bats.

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Marcell Ozuna went 3-for-5 with a home run and three RBI during Atlanta's loss to Miami on Wednesday.

Fantasy Impact: Ozuna launched a 101.4 mph home run in the sixth inning to put the Braves ahead by one run while also adding a double in the seventh inning and a single in the ninth. He'll most likely continue to play as the designated hitter for the Braves going into the postseason as he's been on a heater recently going 10-for-30 (.333) with two home runs, four doubles and six RBI over his last eight games. Overall he's had a relatively disappointing season with a .226/.274/.413 slash line with 23 home runs, 56 RBI and two stolen bases across 470 at-bats.

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Jake Odorizzi pitched five innings, allowing one earned run on two hits and a walk while striking out seven during Atlanta's win over Miami on Tuesday.

Fantasy Impact: Odorizzi's only blemish on the night was a solo home run allowed to Jesus Sanchez in the fourth inning. He otherwise had an impressive night, generating 14 swinging strikes, seven strikeouts and an excellent 32 percent CSW on just 72 pitches. Outside of an eight-run clunker, Odorizzi has been sharp recently, allowing one run in three of his last four starts, although he only completed five innings once over that span. Odorizzi will end his season with a 6-6 record, with a 4.40 ERA and 1.33 WHIP with 86 strikeouts over 22 starts.

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Kenley Jansen pitched the ninth inning, securing his 41st save on two strikeouts during Atlanta's win over Miami on Tuesday.

Fantasy Impact: Jansen made quick work of the Marlins, striking out Brian Anderson and Jacob Stallings in succession and getting Jordan Groshans to fly out to end the game. Depending if he gets a chance to pitch in the last game of the season, Jansen could tie Emmanuel Clase for the league lead in saves on the year. Overall he has five wins, 41 saves, a 3.38 ERA and 1.05 WHIP with 85 strikeouts over 64 innings.

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Bryce Elder pitched five innings, allowing four earned runs on six hits and a walk while striking out five during Atlanta's loss to Miami on Monday.

Fantasy Impact: The Marlins staked a four-run lead on a couple of RBI doubles and a Bryan De La Cruz home run by the fourth inning and didn't look back. Elder was exceptional in his last start, pitching a complete game shutout but couldn't follow up with as sharp of an outing this time out. Elder has been a decent fill-in starter for the Braves when called upon, posting a 2-4 record with a 3.17 ERA and 1.24 WHIP with 47 strikeouts over nine starts and could potentially find a place in the Braves rotation next season depending on if they make a move in the offseason.

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Austin Riley went 3-for-4 with a double and a run scored in a win over the Mets Saturday.

Fantasy Impact: Riley is slashing .278/.351/.537 with 38 home runs and 93 runs batted in this season. The 25-year-old ranks eighth in the NL in doubles, third in home runs, and fifth in hits. Continue to start Riley with confidence.

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Ronald Acuna Jr. went 3-for-4 with a run scored in a win over the Mets Saturday.

Fantasy Impact: Acuna is slashing .269/.352/.420 with 15 home runs, 49 runs batted in, and 28 stolen bases this season. The 24-year-old should remain in lineups for the remainder of the season.

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Dansby Swanson went 2-for-4 with a two-run home run in a win over the Mets Saturday.

Fantasy Impact: Swanson is slashing .277/.328/.444 with 24 home runs, 95 runs batted in, and 18 stolen bases this season. The 28-year-old ranks fifth in the NL in runs scored, fourth in doubles, 11th in RBI, and 12th in batting average. Continue to start him until the end of the season.

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Raisel Iglesias pitched one scoreless inning, recording two strikeouts and his 13th hold of the season in a win over the Mets Saturday.

Fantasy Impact: Iglesias has a 0.37 ERA over his last 24 1/3 innings pitched in his last 30 games. The 32-year-old has a 2.55 ERA, .205 BAA, and a 11.25 K/9 ratio this season.

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Kyle Wright pitched five innings, allowing seven hits, one walk, and two earned runs Saturday. He struck out three Mets and picked up his 21st win of the season.

Fantasy Impact: Wright has won six of his last seven starts with a 3.40 ERA during that span. The 27-year-old has a 3.19 ERA, 1.16 WHIP, .232 BAA, and a 8.68 K/9 ratio in 30 starts this season.

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Max Fried pitched five innings, allowing four hits, and one earned run Friday. He struck out three Mets and picked up his 14th win of the season.

Fantasy Impact: Fried pitched well but was removed after five innings due to illness. The 28-year-old has a 2.48 ERA, 1.01 WHIP, .225 BAA, and a 8.26 K/9 ratio in 30 games this season. Continue to start Fried moving forward.

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Spencer Strider (oblique) has not resumed throwing. (Source: Mark Bowman on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Strider was not going to return in the regular season, but it is not a good sign for him to pitch in the postseason if he has not resumed throwing. He has been out since September 18 with the left oblique injury.

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Charlie Morton has agreed to a one-year, $20 million contract extension with the Atlanta Braves. There is also a $20 million club option for 2024. (Source: Robert Murray on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Morton's career will continue on after a productive 2021. The 38-year-old has a 4.29 ERA and 200 strikeouts in 167.2 innings and should continue to be a solid fantasy starter in Atlanta for the next few years.


Orlando Arcia went 1-for-4 with a home run and two RBI during Atlanta's win over Washington on Monday.

Fantasy Impact: Arcia popped a 104.5 mph, 411 ft. home run in the sixth inning to score Marcell Ozuna and put an exclamation point on the score, 8-0. He's been seeing some more playing time recently with Ozzie Albies on the shelf but doesn't offer much for fantasy managers as the season comes to a close. Overall he is hitting .242/.317/.412 with 8 home runs and 26 RBI over 182 at-bats.

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Kyle Muller to start on Tuesday

Mon, Sep 26th 8:31pm EDT
By Chris Clegg

Kyle Muller will start for Atlanta on Tuesday against Washington. (Source: Justin Toscano on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Muller will start as the Braves added to their rotation to line up their best starters for the weekend series against the Mets. Muller looked really good in 134 Triple-A innings, posting a 3.41 ERA with a 29.3 percent strikeout rate.


Michael Harris II went 3-for-4 with a home run and two RBI during Atlanta's win over Philadelphia on Saturday.

Fantasy Impact: Harris II cemented the Brave's lead with a 101.4 mph, 351 ft. home run to score Marcell Ozuna in the fourth inning. He also added a double and single to complete the three-hit day - his seventh of the season. Harris II has kept up his torrid pace into September, hitting 27-for-80 (.338) with six home runs, 16 RBI and two stolen bases through 21 games. He'll likely be a popular earlier-round draft pick next season as he's been dynamite all year. Overall this season he's hitting a superb .306/.44/.538 with 19 home runs, 62 RBI and 28 stolen bases over 105 games.

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William Contreras went 3-for-4 with a home run and two RBI during Atlanta's win over Philadelphia on Saturday.

Fantasy Impact: Contreras socked a 106.2 mph solo home run in the third inning and added an RBI single in the fourth inning, scoring Orlando Arcia. He's been hitting well recently, producing three home runs and six RBI over his last 10 games and has been seeing pretty consistent playing time of late. Overall on the year, Contreras is hitting .279/.349/.519 with 20 home runs, 44 RBI and two stolen bases across 308 plate appearances.

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Mike Soroka has been placed on the IL with elbow soreness. This will end his 2022 season. (Source: Justin Toscano on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Soroka had really struggled in his last few rehab starts, and this elbow injury may explain why. This is no structural damage to the elbow, so he will look to be ready for the start of the 2023 season.

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Eddie Rosario went 2-for-3 with a solo home run during Atlanta's win over Washington on Monday.

Fantasy Impact: Rosario smacked a 105.0 mph, 392 ft. solo home run in the bottom of the seventh inning to cap the Brave's lead 5-2. It was his first homer since Aug 15 as he has been pretty cool at the plate recently. Overall on the year, Rosario is hitting a lowly .207/.260/.329 with five home runs, 20 RBI and three stolen bases across 213 plate appearances. He should be left on the waiver wire outside very deep leagues.

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Robbie Grossman went 2-for-4 with a home run and two RBI during Atlanta's win over Philadelphia on Sunday.

Fantasy Impact: Grossman started the scoring with an RBI double to score Michael Harris II in the third inning and then added a 95.3 mph home run in the seventh inning to put the Braves ahead 3-1. Although he does have home runs in three of his last eight games, Grossman can be left on the wire in most leagues. On the year he's hitting .214/.317/.319 with seven home runs, 44 RBI and six stolen bases across 379 plate appearances.

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