Astros' Dustin Garneau behind plate Thursday

Houston Astros catcher Dustin Garneau is in the starting lineup for Thursday's series opener against right-hander Lance Lynn and the Texas Rangers.

What It Means:

Garneau will replace Martin Maldonado at catcher and hit ninth. He's batting .148 in 14 games in his first season in Houston.

numberFire's models expect Garneau to score 7.2 FanDuel points on Thursday with a salary of $2,000. Per our MLB Heat Map, the Astros currently have an implied total of 4.2 runs.