Two-Start Pitcher Lookahead: Week 9 (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.
There are a couple of repeat offenders on this week’s chart, as both Rich Hill and John Gant saw their two-start weeks pushed back. But even though Gant ranks as only the 12th-best option, he’s still a viable alternative. Indeed, each of the top four options should be universally rostered regardless of his two-start week. But you can make an argument, given the matchups, that any of the top 16 or 17 in the rankings is worthy of being added.
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