Fantasy Baseball: Two-start pitcher rankings for Week 14 show faith in Joe Ross, welcome back Andrew Moore

You remember the last time I touted Joe Ross as a two-start sleeper? Maybe you blocked it out because of the misery it brought you. Basically, the bad version showed up, allowing a combined nine runs on 18 hits between the two starts for an 0-1 record.

I repented publicly and fervently, with promises never to repeat my mistakes:

Well, guess what? I'm doing it again!

I have to pick a sleeper, right? The cutoff for that designation is normally 80 percent ownership in CBS Sports leagues, and among those who qualify, Ross' matchups against the Mets and Braves are some of the more favorable (better than, say, Sean Newcomb's against the Astros and Nationals), and he seems to have stabilized a bit, throwing three straight quality starts. I can't guarantee greatness -- I can't guarantee anything! -- but the risk/reward scale tilts in his favor.

Newcomb himself is a worthy play despite the poor matchups, and I also like Andrew Moore in his return from the minor leagues. Moore is about where it starts to get fuzzy in categories leagues, though, where you have to safeguard ERA and WHIP. You can make a case to use any of the top 26 in a points league, on the other hand.

Two-start pitchers for Week 14
Rank Pitcher Start 1 Start 2
1 Clayton Kershaw, LAD vs. ARI vs. KC
2 Yu Darvish, TEX vs. BOS vs. LAA
3 Stephen Strasburg, WAS vs. NYM vs. ATL
4 Jon Lester, CHC vs. TB vs. PIT
5 Chris Archer, TB at CHC vs. BOS
6 David Price, BOS at TEX at TB
7 Jimmy Nelson, MIL vs. BAL at NYY
8 Masahiro Tanaka, NYY vs. TOR vs. MIL
9 Marcus Stroman, TOR at NYY vs. HOU
10 J.A. Happ, TOR at NYY vs. HOU
11 Ivan Nova, PIT at PHI at CHC
12 Aaron Nola, PHI vs. PIT vs. SD
13 Jameson Taillon, PIT at PHI at CHC
14 Lance Lynn, STL vs. MIA vs. NYM
15 Steven Matz, NYM at WAS at STL
16 Joe Ross, WAS vs. NYM vs. ATL
17 Brad Peacock, HOU* at ATL at TOR
18 Felix Hernandez, SEA vs. KC vs. OAK
19 Sean Newcomb, ATL vs. HOU at WAS
20 Andrew Moore, SEA vs. KC vs. OAK
21 Trevor Bauer, CLE vs. SD vs. DET
22 Rick Porcello, BOS at TEX at TB
23 Trevor Cahill, SD* at CLE at PHI
24 Adam Wainwright, STL vs. MIA vs. NYM
25 Alex Meyer, LAA at MIN at TEX
26 Ian Kennedy, KC at SEA at LAD
27 Jeff Hoffman, COL vs. CIN vs. CHW
28 Carlos Rodon, CHW at OAK at COL
29 Patrick Corbin, ARI* at LAD vs. CIN
30 Jose Urena, MIA* at STL at SF
31 Luis Castillo, CIN at COL at ARI
32 Daniel Gossett, OAK vs. CHW at SEA
33 Adalberto Mejia, MIN* vs. LAA vs. BAL
34 Kyle Freeland, COL vs. CIN vs. CHW
35 Ubaldo Jimenez, BAL at MIL at MIN
36 Daniel Norris, DET vs. SF at CLE
37 Kyle Gibson, MIN vs. LAA vs. BAL
38 Jeff Locke, MIA* at STL at SF
39 Matt Cain, SF at DET vs. MIA
40 Wade Miley, BAL at MIL at MIN
41 Jesse Hahn, OAK vs. CHW at SEA
42 Homer Bailey, CIN at COL at ARI

*RP-eligible

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