Two-Start Pitcher Lookahead: Week 7 (2021)
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.
There are more interesting names on this list than usual this week, as there are several viable two-start options in Week 7. Jose Urquidy, Taijuan Walker, and Jameson Taillon should probably all be above the 70% rostered threshold regardless of their potential to make multiple starts. As is, the fact that they’ll all line up to face at least one soft opponent in Week 7 should make them priority pickups.
Others worthy of consideration include Triston McKenzie, John Gant, Wade Miley, Patrick Corbin, and if you’re in a pinch, Drew Smyly. Other than McKenzie, each gets at least one matchup versus a team in the bottom six in MLB in wOBA.
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