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Orlando Arcia returns to the lineup for the Atlanta Braves against the Washington Nationals Saturday. (Source: Atlanta Braves on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Arcia is back after sitting out for rest reasons Friday night, starting at shortstop and batting ninth against the Nationals Saturday.

Michael Harris II returns to the lineup for the Atlanta Braves against the Washington Nationals Saturday. (Source: Atlanta Braves on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Harris II is back after receiving Friday night off for rest reasons, patrolling center field and batting sixth for manager Brian Snitker against the Nationals Saturday.

Sean Murphy is back in the lineup for the Atlanta Braves against the Washington Nationals Saturday. (Source: Atlanta Braves on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Murphy returns after receiving Friday’s contest off for routine rest, batting seventh and starting behind the plate at catcher against the Nationals for manager Brian Snitker Saturday.

Allan Winans had a rough outing in Friday's game against the Nationals, allowing six earned runs over 5.1 innings pitched.

Fantasy Impact: He gave up six hits and issued two walks while only managing to strike out two batters. The 28-year-old was making just his sixth appearance in the year. Winans has a 5.29 ERA, 1.39 WHIP, and 34 strikeouts over 32 1/3 innings pitched.

Category: Game Recaps

Matt Olson continued his impressive power display on Thursday, launching a home run and driving in two runs as the Atlanta Braves defeated the Chicago Cubs 5-3.

Fantasy Impact: Despite recording just one hit in four at-bats, Olson's ability to drive in runs and provide a consistent source of power has been a major asset for fantasy owners this season. With 54 home runs and 136 RBI on the year, Olson has firmly established himself as one of the premier power hitters in the league. While his batting average may not be elite at .281, his ability to produce in key situations makes him a valuable asset in fantasy lineups. Owners should continue to rely on Olson's power production down the stretch.

Category: Game Recaps

Ozzie Albies had a strong showing at the plate, going 3-for-5 with three RBI and a home run in the Braves' 6-5 win against the Cubs.

Fantasy Impact: This performance adds to Albies's impressive season stats, which include a .278 batting average, 107 RBI, and 33 home runs. With his ability to contribute both power and run production, Albies remains a valuable asset for fantasy baseball managers heading into the final stretch of the season.

Category: Game Recaps

Ronald Acuna Jr. went 2-for-5 with a pair of singles, an RBI, two runs, and two stolen bases in Wednesday's win over the Cubs.

Fantasy Impact: Acuna has reached a never-before-seen level of offensive output this season, swiping his 69th and 70th steals of the year to go with his 40 homers. The superstar outfielder is clearly the N.L. MVP frontrunner, and he has been nothing short of an elite difference maker for fantasy managers in 2023.

Category: Game Recaps

Braves outfielder Eddie Rosario is back in the starting lineup Wednesday versus the Cubs. (Source:

Fantasy Impact: Rosario didn't start against lefty Justin Steele on Tuesday but went hitless in a pair of pinch-hitting plate appearances. He will start in left field against righty Jameson Taillon on Wednesday while he's hitting .258 with 21 homers and three steals across 496 plate appearances on the season.

Braves outfielder Kevin Pillar is not in the starting lineup Wednesday versus the Cubs. (Source:

Fantasy Impact: Pillar started on Tuesday and launched a sixth-inning homer to kickstart a 7-6 come-from-behind win. The veteran will give way to Eddie Rosario against a right-handed Jameson Taillon on Wednesday while he's hitting .230 with nine homers and four steals across 78 appearances.

Despite a solid season overall, Elder's performance on Tuesday was a disappointment.

Fantasy Impact: In just 3.2 innings, he allowed seven hits and four walks, resulting in five earned runs. With only two strikeouts and no wins or losses, Elder's fantasy value takes a hit. His season stats, including a 3.81 ERA and 1.28 WHIP, still show promise, but this recent outing raises concerns about his consistency and ability to deliver quality starts. Fantasy owners should monitor Elder closely in his next few starts to see if this performance was an anomaly or a sign of potential struggles.

Category: Game Recaps

Iglesias's dominant outing, with two strikeouts and no earned runs allowed, further solidifies his role as the team's reliable closer.

Fantasy Impact: With 31 saves on the season and a strong strikeout rate of 11.07 K/9, fantasy owners can continue to rely on Iglesias for consistent saves and strikeouts down the stretch. Despite a few blown saves, his overall performance has been solid, boasting a 2.85 ERA and a 1.21 WHIP.

Category: Game Recaps

Austin Riley is out of the lineup for the first game of a doubleheader between the Atlanta Braves and Washington Nationals Sunday. (Source: Atlanta Braves on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Riley will receive the afternoon contest off for rest purposes, with Luke Williams filling in at third base and batting ninth against the Nationals for manager Brian Snitker.

Marcell Ozuna had a strong performance in Friday's game against the Nationals, driving in three runs and hitting a home run to help lead the Braves to a 9-6 victory.

Fantasy Impact: Ozuna's clutch hitting was a key factor in the win, and his fantasy owners will be pleased with his production. With 90 RBI on the season, Ozuna has proven to be a reliable run producer, and his power numbers have been impressive as well, with 36 home runs to his name. While his batting average sits at a respectable .268, his strikeout rate of 0.228 is a concern for fantasy managers, but his ability to drive in runs and hit for power makes him a valuable asset moving forward.

Category: Game Recaps

The Atlanta Braves have placed pitcher Max Fried on the 15-day injured list due to a blister on his left index finger. (Source: Atlanta Braves on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Fried has some fluid buildup in his left index finger following Thursday's start against the Nationals, and while the ailment doesn't sound serious, he will not pitch again in the regular season in an effort to keep him healthy for the playoffs. The left-hander also missed significant time with a forearm issue this season while he has pitched to a tidy 2.55 ERA across his 14 starts on the campaign.

Category: Injury Updates, Transactions

Atlanta Braves infielder Nicky Lopez is out of the starting lineup Thursday versus the Nationals. (Source:

Fantasy Impact: Lopez started at shortstop and went 1-for-2 with an RBI and a stolen base before being lifted for a pinch-hitter in Orlando Arcia. Lopez has bounced back at the plate since being moved from the Royals to the Braves as he's hitting .291 with Atlanta across 60 trips to the plate.

Atlanta Braves catcher Travis d'Arnaud will return to the starting lineup Thursday versus the Nationals. (Source:

Fantasy Impact: d'Arnaud didn't start Wednesday's series finale with the Phillies but did enter the game to play defense after Sean Murphy was lifted for a pinch-runner. It's been a down season at the plate for the veteran who is hitting .230 with 11 home runs and a .699 OPS across 268 trips to the plate.

Spencer Strider turned in a dominant performance on Tuesday, striking out 11 batters over seven innings while allowing just four hits and zero walks in the Braves' 9-3 win over the Phillies.

Fantasy Impact: Despite giving up three earned runs, Strider's ability to miss bats was on full display as he continued to rack up strikeouts at an impressive rate. With a season-long 13.8 K/9 and a solid 3.73 ERA, Strider has proven to be a valuable asset for fantasy managers in need of strikeouts. Strider's ability to generate swings and misses should continue to make him a reliable fantasy option down the stretch.

Category: Game Recaps

Kirby Yates continued his impressive season, picking up a save against the Phillies on Wednesday.

Fantasy Impact: In one inning of work, Yates needed just 15 pitches to retire the side, not allowing a single hit or walk while striking out one batter. With this outing, Yates earned his fifth save of the season. His season-long numbers remain strong, with a 2.70 ERA, a 1.15 WHIP, and an impressive 12.1 K/9 rate.

Category: Game Recaps

Kyle Wright was touched up for six earned runs on six hits in just three innings of work against the Phillies on Monday.

Fantasy Impact: With a 7.48 ERA and a 1.89 WHIP on the season, fantasy managers should avoid starting him until he shows signs of improvement as injuries have helped lead to a tough season for the young right-hander.

Category: Game Recaps

Michael Soroka will be placed on the IL after feeling numbness in his fingers. (Source: David O'Brien on X)

Fantasy Impact: Soroka lasted only three innings in his start on Tuesday due to his fingers. When asked about the injury, manager Brian Snitker said "I think it’s probably a big deal." More information on the injury should come soon, but it's looking likely that Soroka will not pitch again this season.

Category: Injury Updates