Fantasy Baseball: Two-start pitcher rankings for Week 2 give Matt Harvey, Brandon Finnegan high priority

Not as many two-start options in Fantasy Week 2 (April 10-16) with fewer teams playing seven games than in Week 1. And with Rich Hill’s status up in the air for the end of the week (blisters begone), we can’t be sure any Dodgers pitcher will go twice in their six games.

The count, thus, is only 35, but like in Week 1, when a bunch of aces were going twice, a bunch of twos and threes are going this time around, resulting in a high number of quality options among those 35.

And some may well be on the waiver wire in your league. Brandon Finnegan is only about 70 percent owned coming off a one-hit, nine-strikeout effort and has some exploitable matchups. Charlie Morton, who’s less than 50 percent owned, even more so. He’s in the upper half of my startable two-start options for this week, so by the time you read this piece, that number may have risen significantly.

I couldn’t imagine sitting any of the top 21 if I owned them, and I could make a pretty compelling case for starting any of the nine after that. As always with the two-start pitcher rankings, it becomes a question of who you’d be dropping to pick up a Dan Straily or Matt Boyd type, and if you have a couple of two-start options already, what’s the point?

But don’t let me do all the thinking for you. Take a look at the choices and decide for yourself.

Two-start pitchers for Week 2
Rank Pitcher Start 1 Start 2
1 Chris Sale, BOS at DET vs. TB
2 Jacob deGrom, NYM at PHI at MIA
3 Jon Lester, CHC vs. LAD vs. PIT
4 Justin Verlander, DET vs. BOS at CLE
5 Cole Hamels, TEX at LAA at SEA
6 Carlos Carrasco, CLE vs. CHW vs. DET
7 James Paxton, SEA vs. HOU vs. TEX
8 Matt Harvey, NYM at PHI at MIA
9 Tanner Roark, WAS vs. STL vs. PHI
10 Brandon Finnegan, CIN at PIT vs. MIL
11 J.A. Happ, TOR vs. MIL vs. BAL
12 Garrett Richards, LAA vs. TEX at KC
13 Ian Kennedy, KC vs. OAK vs. LAA
14 Charlie Morton, HOU at SEA at OAK
15 Jameson Taillon, PIT vs. CIN at CHC
16 Jerad Eickhoff, PHI vs. NYM at WAS
17 Dylan Bundy, BAL* at BOS at TOR
18 Jharel Cotton, OAK at KC vs. HOU
19 Matt Moore, SF vs. ARI vs. COL
20 Jeff Samardzija, SF vs. ARI vs. COL
21 Taijuan Walker, ARI at SF at LAD
22 Tyler Glasnow, PIT vs. CIN at CHC
23 Michael Pineda, NYY vs. TB vs. STL
24 Dan Straily, MIA vs. ATL vs. NYM
25 Matthew Boyd, DET vs. MIN at CLE
26 Drew Pomeranz, BOS vs. BAL vs. TB
27 Alex Cobb, TB at NYY at BOS
28 Adam Wainwright, STL at WAS at NYY
29 Wily Peralta, MIL at TOR at CIN
30 Tyler Chatwood, COL vs. SD at SF
31 Hector Santiago, MIN at DET vs. CHW
32 Trevor Cahill, SD* at COL at ATL
33 Antonio Senzatela, COL vs. SD at SF
34 James Shields, CHW at CLE at MIN
35 Rookie Davis, CIN at PIT vs. MIL
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