Josh Donaldson

FPPG: 9.6  |  FanDuel Salary: $2,800
FPPG: 9.6  |  FanDuel Salary: $2,800
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Twins' Josh Donaldson getting day off Thursday

Minnesota Twins third baseman Josh Donaldson is not in the lineup for Thursday afternoon's series finale against right-hander Jordan Lyles and the Texas Rangers.

What It Means:

Willians Astudillo will cover third base for Donaldson and bat cleanup. He will be followed in the order by Kyle Garlick and Miguel Sano.

Astudillo is numberFire's second-best point-per-dollar option at the catcher position on Thursday's eight-game slate. He has a $2,200 salary and our models project Astudillo for 11.1 FanDuel points. Per our MLB Heat Map, the Twins have the second-highest implied total (4.8 runs) on the board. Lyles is allowing 2.9 home runs per nine innings with a 14.6 percent strikeout rate against right-handed hitters since the start of last season.