Fantasy Baseball: Two-start pitcher rankings for Week 20 identify Luke Weaver, Lance Lynn as sleepers
Week 20 (Aug. 6-12) isn't the greatest for two-start sleepers, but Scott White's rankings do reveal a few potential standouts.
The thing about two-start pitchers in Week 20 (Aug. 6-12) is you either have them or you don't. Consulting the waiver wire isn't going to yield much of great comfort or reliability.
Except maybe if you play in a shallow league. Kyle Gibson is technically owned in less than 80 percent of CBS Sports leagues, which makes him eligible to be called a sleeper. But it's not by much, and between his 3.47 ERA, his near strikeout per inning and his tendency to pitch seven innings or more, I kind of feel like he's a no-brainer.
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The same goes for the rest of the top nine on this list — and Rich Hill and Jameson Taillon aren't far off, each's scheduled start at Colorado creating just a little hesitation for me. Nos. 12-19 I'd more or less limit to points-league use.
But that range does include Dereck Rodriguez, Luke Weaver and Lance Lynn, all of whom are available in less than 80 percent of CBS Sports leagues. Lynn, in fact, is owned in less than half. Weaver will get a lot of attention as a two-start sleeper this week — and deservedly, given his matchups — but he has been so unreliable that I do think he's less than an automatic start in leagues where you're looking to preserve ERA and WHIP, such as standard Rotisserie.
|Two-start pitchers for Week 20|
|Rank||Pitcher||Start 1||Start 2|
|1||Trevor Bauer, CLE||vs. MIN||at CHW|
|2||Charlie Morton, HOU||at SF||vs. SEA|
|3||Carlos Carrasco, CLE||vs. MIN||at CHW|
|4||Noah Syndergaard, NYM||vs. CIN||at MIA|
|5||Zack Godley, ARI||vs. PHI||at CIN|
|6||Jake Arrieta, PHI||at ARI||at SD|
|7||Kyle Gibson, MIN||at CLE||at DET|
|8||Sean Manaea, OAK||vs. LAD||at LAA|
|9||Cole Hamels, CHC||at KC||vs. WAS|
|10||Rich Hill, LAD||at OAK||at COL|
|11||Jameson Taillon, PIT||at COL||at SF|
|12||Sean Newcomb, ATL||at WAS||vs. MIL|
|13||Chase Anderson, MIL||vs. SD||at ATL|
|14||Dereck Rodriguez, SF||vs. HOU||vs. PIT|
|15||Marcus Stroman, TOR||vs. BOS||vs. TB|
|16||Luke Weaver, STL||at MIA||at KC|
|17||Lance Lynn, NYY||at CHW||vs. TEX|
|18||Joe Musgrove, PIT*||at COL||at SF|
|19||Kyle Freeland, COL||vs. PIT||vs. LAD|
|20||Wei-Yin Chen, MIA||vs. STL||vs. NYM|
|21||Matthew Boyd, DET||at LAA||vs. MIN|
|22||CC Sabathia, NYY||at CHW||vs. TEX|
|23||Tommy Milone, WAS||vs. ATL||at CHC|
|24||Wade LeBlanc, SEA*||at TEX||at HOU|
|25||Jake Junis, KC||vs. CHC||vs. STL|
|26||Felix Hernandez, SEA||at TEX||at HOU|
|27||Drew Pomeranz, BOS||at TOR||at BAL|
|28||Alex Cobb, BAL||at TB||vs. BOS|
|29||Andrew Cashner, BAL||at TB||vs. BOS|
|30||Antonio Senzatela, COL*||vs. PIT||vs. LAD|
|31||Clayton Richard, SD||at MIL||vs. PHI|
|32||Nick Tropeano, LAA||vs. DET||vs. OAK|
|33||Dylan Covey, CHW||vs. NYY||vs. CLE|
|34||Martin Perez, TEX||vs. SEA||at NYY|
|35||Adalberto Mejia, MIN||at CLE||at DET|
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