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Astros | Jason Castro still out

Sun, 24 Jul 2016 10:10:27 -0700

Houston Astros C Jason Castro (hand) is not in the starting lineup against Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim SP Tim Lincecum Sunday, July 24. C Evan Gattis will start at catcher and is batting sixth in the lineup.

Fantasy Tip: Gattis is hitting .357 with two home runs and four RBI over the last seven days and should be an attractive starting option in daily fantasy leagues.

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Astros | Evan Gattis sitting vs. Angels

Fri, 22 Jul 2016 14:50:40 -0700

Houston Astros C Evan Gattis (hand) is not in the starting lineup Friday, July 22, because his right hand is still swollen. C Jason Castro is starting behind the plate and batting ninth, and OF Preston Tucker is batting eighth as the designated hitter against Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim SP Matt Shoemaker Friday.

Fantasy Tip: Gattis' fantasy value is tied to his power and eligibility at catcher, and with 13 home runs and 36 RBI in just 69 games, he's delivering. Expect Gattis to be back in the lineup soon. Castro is seeing enough playing time to remain a low-end starter in cavernous mixed, two-catcher and AL-only leagues and has 31 runs, six home runs and 22 RBI for the campaign. Tucker is nothing more than a desperation start in all fantasy formats given his .566 OPS this season.

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Astros | A.J. Reed, Jason Castro out

Tue, 19 Jul 2016 16:12:25 -0700

Houston Astros 1B A.J. Reed and C Jason Castro are not in the starting lineup against Oakland Athletics SP Dillon Overton Tuesday, July 19. OF Carlos Gomez will serve as the designated hitter, while OF Jake Marisnick will start at center field and is batting ninth. C Evan Gattis will start at catcher and is batting eighth.

Fantasy Tip: Marisnick is hitting only .200 this season and should be avoided in all fantasy leagues. Gattis is hitting only .147 in July but is still a decent fantasy player in two-catcher leagues because of his power potential.

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Astros | No Evan Gattis Monday

Mon, 18 Jul 2016 16:05:17 -0700

Houston Astros C/OF Evan Gattis is not in the starting lineup Monday, July 18. C Jason Castro is behind the dish and is hitting ninth against Oakland Athletics SP Kendall Graveman.

Fantasy Tip: Castro doesn't move the fantasy needle all that much and is hitting just .213 on the season with six home runs and 21 RBI. He's a second catcher in two-catcher and AL-only leagues, and his fantasy value is limited in DFS formats while hitting ninth tonight.

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Astros | Houston sitting three lefties

Sun, 17 Jul 2016 11:58:01 -0700

Houston Astros OF Colby Rasmus, 1B A.J. Reed and C Jason Castro are not in the starting lineup against Seattle Mariners SP Mike Montgomery Sunday, July 17. 2B Jose Altuve will serve as the designated hitter, while 2B Danny Worth will start at second base and is batting eighth. 2B Marwin Gonzalez will start at first base and is batting second. OF Jake Marisnick will start in left field and is batting ninth.

Fantasy Tip: Gonzalez has been productive at times at the plate the season but probably can be avoided in most fantasy leagues. Worth and Marisnick are hitting under .200 this season and can be avoided in all leagues.

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Astros | Three Astros not in the lineup

Sun, 10 Jul 2016 10:24:19 -0700

Houston Astros OF Colby Rasmus, 1B A.J. Reed and C Jason Castro are not in the starting lineup against Oaland Athletics SP Sean Manaea Sunday, July 10. 2B Jose Altuve will serve as the designated hitter, while 2B Danny Worth will start at second base and is batting eighth. 1B Marwin Gonzalez will start at first base and is batting second. OF Jake Marisnick will start in left field and is batting ninth.

Fantasy Tip: Gonzalez is hitting .280 with two RBI over the last seven days and could be a decent option in deeper mixed leagues. Worth and Marisnick are both hitting under .200 this season and are not great options.

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Astros | Colby Rasmus remains sidelined Saturday

Sat, 09 Jul 2016 12:25:39 -0700

Houston Astros OF Colby Rasmus (ear) is not in the starting lineup against Oakland Athletics SP Kendall Graveman Saturday, July 9. INF/OF Marwin Gonzalez will bat leadoff and play left field. In addition, C/DH Evan Gattis will bat seventh and serve as the designated hitter, C Jason Castro will start behind the plate and bat eighth and OF Jake Marisnick will play right field and hit ninth.

Fantasy Tip: Gonzalez is a useful player to have in AL-only seasonal leagues due to his positional versatility but he is not a great option in DFS today. Gattis is just 1-for-18 during the month of July and should also be avoided, while Castro and Marisnick are not recommended options in any fantasy format.

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Astros | No Evan Gattis vs. Athletics

Fri, 08 Jul 2016 13:30:52 -0700

Houston Astros C Evan Gattis is not in the starting lineup Friday, July 8. C Jason Castro is starting behind the plate and batting ninth against Oakland Athletics SP Daniel Mengden Friday.

Fantasy Tip: Gattis is providing excellent numbers from the backstop position with 13 homers through just 63 games. He is a worthy starter in all fantasy setups. Castro is receiving enough playing time to maintain status as a low-end option in cavernous mixed, two-catcher and AL-only leagues.

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Astros | Marwin Gonzalez on the bench

Wed, 06 Jul 2016 14:16:53 -0700

Houston Astros 1B Marwin Gonzalez is not in the starting lineup against Seattle Mariners SP Wade LeBlanc Wednesday, July 6. 1B A.J. Reed will start at first base. C Jason Castro will start at catcher, while C Evan Gattis will serve as the designated hitter.

Fantasy Tip: Gonzalez probably will return to the lineup in the next game or two. Reed and Gattis have value in daily fantasy leagues because of their power potential and should be owned in most mixed leagues. Gattis has extra value because of his catcher eligibility. Castro is only hitting .209 this season and should only be used in AL-only leagues.

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Astros | Jason Castro sitting vs. Seattle

Tue, 05 Jul 2016 13:04:55 -0700

Houston Astros C Jason Castro is not in the starting lineup Tuesday, July 5. C Evan Gattis is starting behind the plate and batting ninth, and 1B A.J. Reed is hitting eighth as the designated hitter against Seattle Mariners SP Taijuan Walker Tuesday.

Fantasy Tip: Castro is receiving enough playing time to be a low-end option in cavernous mixed, two-catcher and AL-only leagues, as his 28 runs, six home runs and 21 RBI are modest numbers at a shallow position in deep settings. Gattis and Reed should be owned in all leagues because of their power upside. Gattis sits with 12 homers and 33 RBI through 60 games, and while Reed is struggling (2-for-22 to start his career), the upside is there.

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