Two-Start Pitcher Lookahead: Week 10 (2021 Fantasy Baseball)
Every week, the bidding for two-start pitchers is fast and furious. Fantasy managers craving those extra starts, particularly in points leagues, are willing to spend significant FAAB to add even the diciest hurler who will take the mound twice between Monday and Sunday.
If you have the room, adding a two-start pitcher a week before his two-start week can not only save you time, effort, and FAAB dollars, but it can give you a significant edge on your competition. So, in this article each week, I’ll provide a list of the widely available (rostered in fewer than 70% of leagues) two-start options for two weeks down the road, ranking them in terms of likely value during that week.
Several rainouts on Friday and a light Week 10 schedule lead to a fairly barren set of two-start pitchers to choose from. The top three options in Alek Manoah, Framber Valdez, and Adbert Alzolay, should all be rostered in pretty much all leagues regardless of their two-start weeks. You could argue the same for Jordan Montgomery and Matthew Boyd. All of these starters should be targets for anyone with room on their roster.
After that, fantasy managers should take some antacids before deploying one of the remaining two-start pitchers. Martin Perez has impressed generally but has two difficult matchups, as both the Astros and Blue Jays rank in the top 11 in baseball in wOBA vs. left-handers. And few others on the list carry with them any combination of either soft matchups or consistency. It's best to avoid the risk, even if it comes with two-starts.
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