FANTASY PLAYER UPDATES & NEWS

Giancarlo Stanton went 1-for-3 with a solo home run during the Marlins' 5-2 loss to the Reds on Friday.

Stanton stayed hot, having now homered in three straight games, bringing his season total up to 26 with 74 RBI while slashing .293/.394/.552 through 406 at-bats. It may have taken a little while for him to get going in the second half, after his last homer came on July 19 before his current streak, but he is back on track and still remains one of the top fantasy options to own moving forward. ANALYST: Matthew Beck