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1 moklovin
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949,005
2 youdacao
2
650,043
3 needlunchmoney
3
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4 bgreseth
4
440,911
5 SullyBroChill
5
424,450
6 giantsquid
6
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385,824
7 ShaidyAdvice
7
353,534
8 hishboo
8
335,174
9 theWhistlesGoWooo
9
330,667
10 bkreider
10
297,277
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Charlie Wright cawright95
ASTROS @ ATHLETICS 07/23 9:40pm ET
Player Prop Osvaldo Bido Under 3.5 Strikeouts (-130)
Bido is a below-average strikeout pitcher with a tough matchup, but the more interesting angle here is the workload. He returned to the big league club in late June and made a pair of long-relief appearances totaling 9.2 IP. Since then, Bido has been working in shorter stints. He had a pair of 1-inning outings in the first week of July, then tossed 3 IP the Friday before the All-Star Break. He has made 1 appearance so far after the break, going 1 inning last Friday. He's on three days rest and hasn't thrown more than 40 pitches in an outing since June 29th. Kyle Muller was recently recalled after missing about six weeks with a shoulder injury. He had previously been working in long relief and went multiple innings in 3 of his last 4 rehab appearances. The left-handed Muller seems like a good fit to piggyback with the right-handed Bido, perhaps when lefty Yordan Alvarez comes up for his second at-bat. Houston has the 6th-lowest strikeout rate against RHP over the past 30 days of game action. The vulnerable strikeout bats in tonight's projected lineup are Joey Loperfido and Trey Cabbage, both lefties. Bido has struck out just 10.8% of lefties in a limited sample. Loperfido and Cabbage are projected to hit 8th and 9th, which means Bido will likely only face them once. The innings floor is quite low for Bido, and this line doesn't factor that in. Would be comfortable playing it up to -150.
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  • John Laub
    John Laub

    John Laub (aka GridironScholar91) has researched, analyzed, and discovered insights and trends in college and professional fantasy football for over 30 years. He has played NFL fantasy football for 35 years and College Fantasy Football for 15 years. He has published articles for FootballDiehards.com for 28 years, including a DraftKings NFL Sheet of Knowledge for the past 6 seasons. He won $10,000 in 1993, defeating nearly 15,000 owners, and published Audibles: Winning is Everything in the 1990s. He is co-host of the Draft Seminar and College Fantasy Football Preview Show: Best Bets, DFS and Games of the Week on the Rookie Big Board. He truly is The Gridiron Scholar. Follow John on Twitter - @GridironSchol91

  • Kevin Mount
    Kevin Mount

    Kevin Mount (aka heywood55) has been playing fantasy sports since 1996 and DFS since 2013. He has a Bachelor’s in Marketing from DeSales University and lives in Pennsylvania with his wife and daughter. Kevin specializes in College Football tournament strategy and has taken down his share of GPPs over the years. A diehard Nebraska football fan, Kevin has been putting out top-notch College Football content since 2014. Follow Kevin on Twitter - @DFS_CFBGuru