Fantasy Baseball: Two-start pitcher rankings for Week 11 show some faith in Joe Ross, Alex Meyer

Really? We have to make this decision?

As much grief as Joe Ross has already given us (he's a sleeper ... no, a minor-leaguer ... oh look, he's good again ... no wait, he's terrible), why after another about-face does he have to have a two-start week coming up?

It's a test -- a test of how much you really value that extra start. Because if he goes back to being awful Joe Ross, he's killing you twice over. But if he's the one who struck out 12 Orioles Thursday, the Braves and Mets lineups are mincemeat.

He's the middle of three tiers of sleepers I'm recommending for this week. The higher-tier choice is Jimmy Nelson, who somewhat amazingly hasn't achieved 80 percent ownership in CBS Sports leagues yet, but he's close. A matchup against the Padres makes it an easier call. The lower-tier sleeper is Alex Meyer, who still struggles with walks, but upping the use of his curveball has made him a big-time bat-misser of late.

Those aren't the only potential waiver claims worth starting in a week without many high-end two-start options. The top 18 are all musts for me, provided you have the roster space, and Nos. 19-21 are acceptable gambles, if only in points leagues.

Two-start pitchers for Week 11
Rank Pitchers Start 1 Start 2
1 Clayton Kershaw, LAD at CLE at CIN
2 Stephen Strasburg, WAS vs. ATL at NYM
3 Yu Darvish, TEX at HOU vs. SEA
4 David Price, BOS vs. PHI at HOU
5 Jacob deGrom, NYM vs. CHC vs. WAS
6 Jason Vargas, KC at SF at LAA
7 Lance Lynn, STL vs. MIL at BAL
8 Jimmy Nelson, MIL at STL vs. SD
9 Rick Porcello, BOS vs. PHI at HOU
10 John Lackey, CHC at NYM at PIT
11 Joe Ross, WAS vs. ATL at NYM
12 CC Sabathia, NYY at LAA at OAK
13 Jameson Taillon, PIT vs. COL vs. CHC
14 Buck Farmer, DET* vs. ARI vs. TB
15 Jacob Faria, TB at TOR at DET
16 Alex Meyer, LAA vs. NYY vs. KC
17 Mike Foltynewicz, ATL at WAS vs. MIA
18 Tyler Chatwood, COL at PIT vs. SF
19 Trevor Bauer, CLE vs. LAD at MIN
20 Kyle Freeland, COL at PIT vs. SF
21 Masahiro Tanaka, NYY at LAA at OAK
22 Derek Holland, CHW vs. BAL at TOR
23 Jharel Cotton, OAK at MIA vs. NYY
24 Joe Musgrove, HOU vs. TEX vs. BOS
25 Wade Miley, BAL at CHW vs. STL
26 Jerad Eickhoff, PHI at BOS vs. ARI
27 JC Ramirez, LAA* vs. NYY vs. KC
28 Adalberto Mejia, MIN* vs. SEA vs. CLE
29 Christian Bergman, SEA* at MIN at TEX
30 Ty Blach, SF vs. KC at COL
31 Luis Perdomo, SD* vs. CIN at MIL
32 Kyle Gibson, MIN vs. SEA vs. CLE
33 Bronson Arroyo, CIN at SD vs. LAD
34 Ben Lively, PHI at BOS vs. ARI
35 Alec Asher, BAL at CHW vs. STL
36 Yovani Gallardo, SEA at MIN at TEX
37 Mike Pelfrey, CHW vs. BAL at TOR

*RP-eligible

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