Javier Baez went 0-for-4 against the Brewers on Tuesday and is now batting .217 (5-for-23) with just one RBI and one run scored over his last five games.
While we're not dismissing Baez' talent in any way, it's important for fantasy owners to see more than just three quick, adrenaline-driven games at Coors Field. He had an outstanding debut, but the cooling off that we've now witnessed over his last five must be acknowledged, especially at this time of year when trade deadlines are approaching and people are trying to sell high. Be careful giving up proven talent for a hot, young name, especially if you are in contention to win your league. Unless you're talking about a keeper league and you're making arrangements for next year, youth and upside over proven talent is probably not the best course of action. ANALYST: Howard Bender
Julio Jones did not practice Monday.
Jones is still dealing with a lingering hamstring injury and while he was able to play Sunday, there is concern this week with the short turnaround for the Thursday game. Consider him day-to-day and stay on top of all the latest news before making your final lineup decision. Analysis: Howard Bender
Cecil Shorts thinks he'll play against Jacksonville.
Shorts missed Thursday's game with a shoulder injury but both he and the team believe that he will be able to play this week. With DeAndre Hopkins being the clear-cut No. 1 and with the emergence of Jalen Strong and Keith Mumphrey, it's difficult to see Shorts getting enough work to be a productive fantasy play. He'll still see a few targets if he's on the field, but he'll be hit-or-miss. Analysis: Howard Bender