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Astros outfielder Kyle Tucker went 2-for-3 with a walk, RBI triple, and three-run home run on Sunday. He left just one runner stranded and scored once.

Fantasy Impact: Tucker is slashing just .188/.258/.393 with six homers, 20 RBI, 11 walks, and 25 strikeouts this season. He's also swiped a pair of bases. The 24-year-old ranks seventh among all outfielders in the latest rest-of-season expert consensus rankings.

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Astros second baseman Jose Altuve went 2-for-5 with a single and solo home run on Sunday. He also struck out once. Houston ultimately defeated the Blue Jays, 7-4.

Fantasy Impact: Altuve is slashing .283/.321/.414 with seven walks, 13 RBI, and 16 strikeouts this season. He has been on a roll and ranks fourth among all second basemen in the latest rest-of-season expert consensus rankings.

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Astros reliever Ryan Pressly struck out two batters in the ninth inning of Sunday's win over the Blue Jays.

Fantasy Impact: Through seven games (nine innings), Pressly owns a 1.80 ERA, 1.20 WHIP, and .263 OBA. He's also logged three walks and 17 strikeouts while securing six saves. He ranks sixth among all relievers in the latest rest-of-season expert consensus rankings.

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Astros starter Zack Greinke allowed four runs on nine hits over four innings of work against the Blue Jays. It was a really shaky outing for the 37-year-old who ultimately earned the no-decision because he didn't pitch into the fifth inning.

Fantasy Impact: Greinke is 2-1 with a 4.23 ERA, 1.30 WHIP, and .276 OBA over eight starts this season. He's also surrendered 10 walks while striking out 35 batters. The veteran right-hander ranks 24th among starters in the latest rest-of-season expert consensus rankings.

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Astros outfielder Michael Brantley went 1-for-3 with a double and two walks in Sunday's win over the Blue Jays. He also logged an RBI along the way.

Fantasy Impact: Brantley is on a tear this season, slashing .310/.355/.504 with eight RBI, 15 extra-base hits, seven walks, and 14 strikeouts through 29 games. The 33-year-old ranks 24th among outfielders in the latest rest-of-season expert consensus rankings.

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Astros third baseman Alex Bregman went 0-for-5 with two strikeouts in Sunday's win. He also struck out five times against Toronto.

Fantasy Impact: Bregman is slashing .312/.364/.495 with eight walks, 18 RBI, and 21 strikeouts through 28 games. He ranks fourth among players at his position in the latest rest-of-season expert consensus rankings.

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Astros manager Dusty Baker says LHP Framber Valdez (finger) could return to the team sometime in June. (Source: Brian McTaggart on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: It was originally believed that Valdez could miss the entire '21 season, so a June return wouldn't be all that bad. The 27-year-old southpaw recently progressed to throwing live batting practice.

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Astros utilityman Aledmys Diaz went 0-for-4 in Saturday's painful loss to the Blue Jays. He failed to log a hit but did reach base on a fielder's choice. He also stranded three runners on the basepaths.

Fantasy Impact: Diaz is slashing .273/.333/.409 with two walks and a dozen strikeouts this season. He's been quite solid for the team, filling in as depth with a reliable bat.

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Astros reliever Joe Smith entered in the ninth inning of Saturday's game against the Blue Jays. He allowed one run on one hit (a home run) while also striking out one batter.

Fantasy Impact: Smith is 1-1 with a 7.84 ERA, 2.03 WHIP, and .391 OBA this season, so it's safe to say that teams are hitting him well. He's walked three batters and struck out just 11. The 37-year-old right-hander has spent 14 years in the majors, including most of the last dozen (minus 16 games with the White Sox) as a member of the American League.

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Astros reliever Bryan Abreu tossed a scoreless eighth inning on Friday, striking out one batter and preserving a one-run deficit to keep Houston in the game.

Fantasy Impact: The Astros ultimately lost, but Abreu's performance was decent. He now owns a 4.24 ERA, 1.35 WHIP, and .238 OBA with eight walks and 18 strikeouts this season.

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Astros slugger Yordan Alvarez went 2-for-4 with a single and two-run home run in Saturday's 8-4 loss to the Blue Jays. He also struck out once.

Fantasy Impact: Alvarez owns an impressive .347/.382/.624 through the first 26 games. He's been able to produce six home runs and 21 RBI, though his four walks to 28 strikeouts are less than ideal. Still, Alvarez ranks 32nd among all hitters in the latest rest-of-season expert consensus rankings.

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Astros starter Cristian Javier allowed five runs on four hits and four walks in Saturday's loss to the Blue Jays. The only positive note was that he did strike out eight batters along the way. He lasted 5.1 innings and was hit with the loss.

Fantasy Impact: Javier is now 3-1 this season with a 2.90 ERA, 1.00 WHIP, and .176 OBA through six starts (31 innings) this season. He's also been responsible for 12 walks and 38 strikeouts. The 24-year-old ranks 56th among starters in the latest rest-of-season expert consensus rankings.

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Pitching the eighth and ninth innings on Friday, Astros reliever Kent Emanuel allowed two runs on two hits. He walked a batter and failed to record a strikeout.

Fantasy Impact: It wasn't a great performance from Emanuel, but it didn't need to be as the lineup had given him a 10-2 lead to work with. Thus, the Astros still defeated the Blue Jays, 10-4. Emanuel now has four games (12.2 innings) under his belt in which he has amassed a 2.84 ERA, 0.71 WHIP, and .182 OBA. He's walked just one batter and struck out nine to this point.

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Astros starter Jose Urquidy pitched a great game on Friday, allowing just two runs on four hits over seven innings. He also walked one batter and struck out two. The right-hander earned the win as Houston defeated the Blue Jays, 10-4.

Fantasy Impact: Urquidy had an impressive game, but he was also backed by a very strong showing from the Houston lineup. The 26-year-old is now 3-2 with a 3.51 ERA, 1.07 WHIP, and .229 OBA this season. He's notched nine walks and 29 strikeouts through 41 innings of work. He ranks 59th among starters in the latest rest-of-season expert consensus rankings and should be rostered in all leagues.

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Astros first baseman Yuli Gurriel logged a hit in all four at-bats Friday. The 36-year-old notched three singles in addition to a two-run home run in the fifth inning. His big day was just part of Houston's monstrous performance as they beat the Blue Jays, 10-4.

Fantasy Impact: Gurriel is on a tear to open 2021, slashing an absurd .342/.420/.553 through the first 31 games. This line shows that he is hitting the ball, seeing the ball, and contributing power at an elite level. He has five home runs, 16 walks, 17 strikeouts, and 24 RBI this season. He ranks 28th among first basemen in the latest rest-of-season expert consensus rankings.

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Astros shortstop Carlos Correa went 1-for-4 on Friday, logging a two-run home run in the second inning. He also struck out once and stranded three runners. Houston defeated the Blue Jays, 10-4.

Fantasy Impact: Correa is off to a relatively down season. His .254/.303/.434 represents the second-worst line of his seven-year career, and he has just eight walks to 23 strikeouts. Of course, the 26-year-old and former No. 1 overall pick is still quite fantasy relevant. He ranks 12th among shortstops in the latest rest-of-season expert consensus rankings.

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Astros reliever Andre Scrubb threw a scoreless seventh inning on Thursday, striking out one batter and allowing zero hits or walks along the way.

Fantasy Impact: This was Scrubb's first win of the season and second of his career. He owns a 6.00 ERA, 2.00 WHIP, and .182 OBA through three innings of work. He's walked just four batters and struck out three.

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Astros starter Lance McCullers Jr. allowed three runs over six innings against the Yankees on Thursday. He surrendered six hits and four walks while striking out eight batters.

Fantasy Impact: McCullers is now 2-1 with a 3.58 ERA, 1.16 WHIP, and .172 OBA. He's been a very solid arm for Houston ever since signing his extension. The 27-year-old ranks 34th among starters in the latest rest-of-season expert consensus rankings.

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Astros catcher Martin Maldonado went 3-for-4 hitting out of the ninth spot on Wednesday. He contributed a pair of singles as well as a two-run home run in the ninth inning that give Houston insurance runs.

Fantasy Impact: Maldonado is slashing just .129/.197/.214 with six walks and 30 strikeouts. Peculiarly, his two RBI on Thursday were his very first of the season. The 34-year-old ranks 39th among backstops in the latest rest-of-season expert consensus rankings

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Batting eighth and patrolling center field, Houston's Myles Straw went 1-for-2 with a single in Wednesday's loss to the Yankees. He also logged a walk in the effort.

Fantasy Impact: Straw is somewhat struggling at the plate this season with a .227/.306/.278 slash line. He's accumulated just four extra-base hits (zero home runs) through 29 games while logging 11 RBI, 11 walks, and 23 strikeouts.

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