Fantasy Baseball: Two-start pitcher rankings for Week 20 suggest Marco Estrada, Jerad Eickhoff worth using

Care to take the plunge with me?

Turns out Week 20 (Aug. 14-20) is the ultimate opportunity for me to put my money where my mouth is. So Luis Castillo is even better than his numbers show? So Collin McHugh's new slider will take his game to another level? So Kevin Gausman's decision to vary the speed on his fastball makes it almost like he has a third pitch? So Marco Estrada has righted the ship and is a trustworthy option again?

Let's double down on those predictions!

Those four aren't even the biggest sleepers for this week. No, Jerad Eickhoff, owned in just 45 percent of CBS Sports leagues, offers the most bang for the buck, visiting the Padres and Giants in his two starts. Those are some bad offenses, folks. And while Eickhoff probably isn't someone you'll be rostering for the rest of the season, he does have a 3.38 ERA in six starts since his DL stint for a lower back strain.

You could also make a case for Dinelson Lamet and Trevor Bauer, as well as they've pitched of late. Really, any of the top 21 are justifiable options in points leagues, but in categories leagues where you have to look out for ERA and WHIP, you might want to stop with Kyle Hendricks at 15.

Two-start pitchers for Week 20
Rank Pitcher Start 1 Start 2
1 Jacob deGrom, NYM at NYY vs. MIA
2 Zack Greinke, ARI vs. HOU at MIN
3 Madison Bumgarner, SF at MIA vs. PHI
4 Gio Gonzalez, WAS vs. LAA at SD
5 Danny Salazar, CLE at MIN at KC
6 Sonny Gray, NYY vs. NYM at BOS
7 Jose Quintana, CHC vs. CIN vs. TOR
8 Michael Fulmer, DET at TEX vs. LAD
9 Brad Peacock, HOU* at ARI vs. OAK
10 Luis Castillo, CIN at CHC at ATL
11 Collin McHugh, HOU at ARI vs. OAK
12 Kevin Gausman, BAL at SEA vs. LAA
13 Jerad Eickhoff, PHI at SD at SF
14 Marco Estrada, TOR vs. TB at CHC
15 Kyle Hendricks, CHC vs. CIN vs. TOR
16 Dinelson Lamet, SD vs. PHI vs. WAS
17 Trevor Bauer, CLE at BOS at KC
18 Ivan Nova, PIT at MIL vs. STL
19 Mike Leake, STL at BOS at PIT
20 Ty Blach, SF at MIA vs. PHI
21 Blake Snell, TB at TOR vs. SEA
22 Julio Teheran, ATL at COL vs. CIN
23 Jake Odorizzi, TB at TOR vs. SEA
24 Adam Conley, MIA vs. SF at NYM
25 Jake Junis, KC at OAK vs. CLE
26 Miguel Gonzalez, CHW at LAD at TEX
27 Bartolo Colon, MIN vs. CLE vs. ARI
28 Doug Fister, BOS vs. CLE vs. NYY
29 Anthony Banda, ARI vs. HOU at MIN
30 Martin Perez, TEX vs. DET vs. CHW
31 Sean Newcomb, ATL at COL vs. CIN
32 Kyle Freeland, COL vs. ATL vs. MIL
33 Asher Wojciechowski, CIN at CHC at ATL
34 Jharel Cotton, OAK vs. KC at HOU
35 Travis Wood, SD* vs. PHI vs. WAS
36 Rafael Montero, NYM* at NYY vs. MIA
37 Yovani Gallardo, SEA vs. BAL at TB
38 Chad Bettis, COL vs. ATL vs. MIL
39 Nick Tepesch, TOR vs. TB at CHC
40 A.J. Griffin, TEX vs. DET vs. CHW

*RP-eligible

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