Fantasy Baseball: Two-start pitcher rankings for Week 16 mark the return of Eduardo Rodriguez

Now that the second half is well under way, starting rotations are a little more settled.

A lot of guesswork went into these rankings Friday, but I updated them midday Sunday with a little more confidence.

(At least as much as I can have, given the nature of the task. Predicting how a team's starting pitchers will line up a week in advance is an invitation for failure, and thus, the two-start rankings in any week are subject to change.)

Doesn't change the fact that it's an awful week for two-start pitchers, with many of the standbys -- Marcus Stroman, J.A. Happ, Ivan Nova and Julio Teheran -- suffering from miserable matchups. Eduardo Rodriguez would seem like a risky choice after missing the last six weeks with a knee injury, but given the alternatives, he's almost a no-brainer.

If you're feeling adventurous, Nos. 13-22 all offer some measure of upside, but there's so much risk attached to that group that, in most cases, it's not worth chasing the extra start this time around.

Your opponent is working with the same limitations, after all. This week may be one of those where you each make do with fewer starts.

Two-start pitchers for Week 16
Rank Pitcher Start 1 Start 2
1Clayton Kershaw, LADat CHWvs. ATL
2Stephen Strasburg, WASat CINat ARI
3Robbie Ray, ARIat CINvs. WAS
4Jon Lester, CHCat ATLvs. STL
5Lance McCullers, HOUvs. SEAat BAL
6Jason Vargas, KCvs. DETvs. CHW
7Marcus Stroman, TORat BOSat CLE
8J.A. Happ, TORat BOSat CLE
9Eduardo Rodriguez, BOSvs. TORat LAA
10Ivan Nova, PITvs. MILat COL
11Julio Teheran, ATLvs. CHCat LAD
12Michael Wacha, STLat NYMat CHC
13Jake Odorizzi, TBat OAKvs. TEX
14Matt Moore, SFvs. CLEvs. SD
15Zack Wheeler, NYMvs. STLvs. OAK
16Sean Newcomb, ATLvs. CHCat LAD
17Dylan Bundy, BAL*vs. TEXvs. HOU
18Dinelson Lamet, SDat COLat SF
19Ariel Miranda, SEAat HOUvs. NYY
20Jared Eickhoff, PHIat MIAvs. MIL
21Adam Wainwright, STLat NYMat CHC
22Tyson Ross, TEXat BALat TB
23Scott Feldman, CIN*vs. WASvs. MIA
24Brent Suter, MIL*at PITat PHI
25Jordan Zimmermann, DETat KCat MIN
26Travis Wood, KC*vs. DETvs. CHW
27Junior Guerra, MILat PITat PHI
28Tom Koehler, MIAvs. PHIat CIN
29Josh Tomlin, CLEat SFvs. TOR
30Luis Cessa, NYYat MINat SEA
31Daniel Gossett, OAKvs. TBat NYM
32Andrew Cashner, TEXat BALat TB
33German Marquez, COLvs. SDvs. PIT
34Matt Boyd, DETat KCat MIN
35Rafael Montero, NYM*vs. STLvs. OAK
36Adalberto Mejia, MIN*vs. NYYvs. DET
37Ty Blach, SFvs. CLEvs. SD
38Miguel Gonzalez, CHWvs. LADat KC
39Chris Tillman, BALvs. TEXvs. HOU
40Sal Romano, CINvs. ARIvs. MIA
41Sam Gaviglio, SEA*at HOUvs. NYY
42Luis Perdomo, SD*at COLat SF
43Chad Kuhl, PITvs. MILat COL

*RP-eligible

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