Fantasy Baseball: Two-start pitcher rankings for Week 15 identify Kyle Gibson, Nathan Eovaldi as sleepers
Week 15 (July 2-8) features a number of fringy two-start options, but how many are genuinely advisable? Our Scott White weighs in.
Week 15 (July 2-8) is one of those weeks that really puts to test just how committed you are to fitting as many starts into one lineup as possible.
Of the 36 pitchers listed here, most (perhaps as many as 26) you could at least make the argument for using, particularly in a points league where a negative outcome doesn't always result in a negative score.
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That top 14 includes one pitcher owned in less than 80 percent of CBS Sports leagues: Kyle Gibson. He had a misstep last time out, but he still has favorable swing-and-miss tendencies.
The next seven, Nos. 15-21, I'd be willing to consider, but only in points leagues. Their upside is just as notable as their downside, and why jeopardize ERA and WHIP for a few extra strikeouts? Still, Nathan Eovaldi especially looks like a favorable pickup with tasty matchups against the Marlins and Mets.
|Two-start pitchers for Week 15|
|Rank||Pitcher||Start 1||Start 2|
|1||Corey Kluber, CLE||at KC||vs. OAK|
|2||Max Scherzer, WAS||vs. BOS||vs. MIA|
|3||Zack Greinke, ARI||vs. STL||vs. SD|
|4||Carlos Martinez, STL||at ARI||at SF|
|5||Rick Porcello, BOS||at WAS||at KC|
|6||Madison Bumgarner, SF||at COL||vs. STL|
|7||Jack Flaherty, STL||at ARI||at SF|
|8||Robbie Ray, ARI||vs. STL||vs. SD|
|9||Sean Newcomb, ATL||at NYY||at MIL|
|10||Tanner Roark, WAS||vs. BOS||vs. MIA|
|11||Alex Wood, LAD||vs. PIT||at LAA|
|12||Kyle Gibson, MIN||at MIL||vs. BAL|
|13||Andrew Heaney, LAA||at SEA||vs. LAD|
|14||Michael Fulmer, DET||at CHC||vs. TEX|
|15||Dallas Keuchel, HOU||at TEX||vs. CHW|
|16||Jonathan Loaisiga, NYY||vs. ATL||at TOR|
|17||Brent Suter, MIL||vs. MIN||vs. ATL|
|18||Kyle Freeland, COL||vs. SF||at SEA|
|19||Junior Guerra, MIL||vs. MIN||vs. ATL|
|20||Nathan Eovaldi, TB||at MIA||at NYM|
|21||Luis Castillo, CIN||vs. CHW||at CHC|
|22||Clayton Richard, SD||at OAK||at ARI|
|23||Nick Kingham, PIT||at LAD||vs. PHI|
|24||Jake Odorizzi, MIN||at MIL||vs. BAL|
|25||Wade LeBlanc, SEA*||vs. LAA||vs. COL|
|26||Anibal Sanchez, ATL*||at NYY||at MIL|
|27||Jake Junis, KC||vs. CLE||vs. BOS|
|28||Chris Stratton, SF||at COL||vs. STL|
|29||Mike Fiers, DET||at TOR||vs. TEX|
|30||Wei-Yin Chen, MIA||vs. TB||at WAS|
|31||James Shields, CHW||at CIN||at HOU|
|32||Elieser Hernandez, MIA*||vs. TB||at WAS|
|33||Ryan Borucki, TOR*||vs. DET||vs. NYY|
|34||Austin Bibens-Dirkx, TEX*||vs. HOU||at DET|
|35||Lucas Giolito, CHW||at CIN||at HOU|
|36||Alex Cobb, BAL||at PHI||at MIN|
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