Alex Verdugo

FPPG: 9.9  |  FanDuel Salary: $2,800
FPPG: 9.9  |  FanDuel Salary: $2,800
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Alex Verdugo (back) hitting second in Red Sox's finale with Astros

Boston Red Sox outfielder Alex Verdugo (back) is in the starting lineup for Thursday's series finale against right-hander Zack Greinke and the Houston Astros.

What It Means:

Verdugo will bat second and start in left field after missing the last two games with back tightness. He is 7-for-20 with a home run, 2 doubles, 4 runs and 2 RBI across his last five games. Christian Arroyo will make another start at second base and Marwin Gonzalez will be available off the bench.

numberFire’s models project Verdugo for 9.2 FanDuel points and he has a $3,400 salary on Thursday. Per our MLB Heat Map, the Red Sox have an implied total of 4.5 runs. Greinke owns a 18.4 strikeout percentage and 4.9 walk percentage this season.