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Astros in Fantasy: Fantasy Players of the Week- Week 3

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Apr 9, 2016; Milwaukee, WI, USA; Houston Astros left fielder Colby Rasmus (28) celebrates with teammates after defeting the Milwaukee Brewers at Miller Park. Mandatory Credit: Jeff Hanisch-USA TODAY Sports
Apr 9, 2016; Milwaukee, WI, USA; Houston Astros left fielder Colby Rasmus (28) celebrates with teammates after defeting the Milwaukee Brewers at Miller Park. Mandatory Credit: Jeff Hanisch-USA TODAY Sports /
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Which Astros Should You Start in Week Three in Fantasy Baseball

Apr 9, 2016; Milwaukee, WI, USA; Houston Astros left fielder Colby Rasmus (28) celebrates with teammates after defeting the Milwaukee Brewers at Miller Park. Mandatory Credit: Jeff Hanisch-USA TODAY Sports
Apr 9, 2016; Milwaukee, WI, USA; Houston Astros left fielder Colby Rasmus (28) celebrates with teammates after defeating the Milwaukee Brewers at Miller Park. Mandatory Credit: Jeff Hanisch-USA TODAY Sports /

Here is a look at how I did in Week 2:

Week 2 Hitter:

Jose Altuve 11/27 H/AB, 8 R, 3 HR, 7 RBI, 2 SB, .407 AVG

Home field advantage ignited Altuve’s bat this week. With a .208 average going into the home opener against the Kansas City Royals, Altuve raised his average to .314 and hit three home runs and drove in 7 runners. Also, Altuve tripled his extra base total from the first road trip of the year to raise his slugging percentage from .375 on April 10th to .627 going into the series against the Texas Rangers this week. Altuve has transformed himself into a fantasy star in 2016 in the past week. However, as the Astros go on the road to face the rival Rangers in Arlington, Altuve will have to figure out how to continue on this streak away from Minute Maid Park.

Week 2 Pitcher:

Collin McHugh 12.1 IP, 18 H, 4 ER, 1 BB, 11 K, 1 W, 2.92 ERA, 1.54 WHIP

After a horrendous start to 2016 in New York, McHugh came back to Houston and pitched very well in his next two starts. In his first start of the week against Kansas City, McHugh went seven shutout innings giving up eight hits while striking out 4. McHugh came down to earth a little bit in his weekend start against Detroit going 5.1 innings giving up four runs on ten hits.

Overall, McHugh has a solid week at home only giving up four runs in 12.1 innings pitched. However, one of the fantasy stipulations with McHugh is his WHIP. After three starts, including his outlier start against New York, McHugh’s WHIP is at a staggering 1.89 which is not a very good fantasy stat. But, McHugh will be an excellent option in the future for wins and after this week, ERA.

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Here are my picks for Week 3:

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