Fantasy Baseball: Two-start pitcher rankings for Week 22 show Luke Weaver, Mike Fiers worth the gamble

The number of no-brainer two-start options for this week is low to begin with.

Factor in two series at Coors Field, and it drops even more.

The Tigers and Diamondbacks visit the mile-high monstrosity this week, and Michael Fulmer and Zack Godley are among the two pitchers starting there.

Normally, you wouldn't think twice about starting those two in a two-start week, but with Fulmer scuffling of late and Godley's other start coming against the Dodgers, they're not exactly automatic.

But are they advisable? Again, the selection is limited to begin with, which makes starting them easier to justify. Even including those two, there are only 15 two-start pitchers who I'd feel comfortable starting across all formats, including sleepers Luke Weaver and Mike Fiers. And Weaver may not even make a second start, depending what the Cardinals decide to do with Adam Wainwright. The way his past two major-league starts have gone (with a minor-league stint in between), I'll take the one start at Milwaukee just in the hope of a second start at San Francisco, but it's a definite gamble.

Any of the top 18 options are justifiable in points leagues, if you're looking to squeeze in another start by whatever means possible, and I wouldn't classify anyone inside the top 20 as unusable. But in a categories format where I'm looking to preserve ERA and WHIP, anyone outside the top 15 is liable to do more harm than good.

Two-start pitchers for Week 22
Rank Pitcher Start 1 Start 2
1 Corey Kluber, CLE at NYY at DET
2 Chris Sale, BOS at TOR at NYY
3 Max Scherzer, WAS vs. MIA at MIL
4 Jake Arrieta, CHC vs. PIT vs. ATL
5 Luis Severino, NYY* vs. CLE vs. BOS
6 Rich Hill, LAD at ARI at SD
7 Ervin Santana, MIN vs. CHW vs. KC
8 Aaron Nola, PHI vs. ATL at MIA
9 Marcus Stroman, TOR vs. BOS at BAL
10 Jeff Samardzija, SF at SD vs. STL
11 Drew Pomeranz, BOS at TOR at NYY
12 Michael Fulmer, DET at COL vs. CLE
13 Zack Godley, ARI* vs. LAD at COL
14 Luke Weaver, STL at MIL at SF
15 Mike Fiers, HOU vs. TEX vs. NYM
16 Jhoulys Chacin, SD* vs. SF vs. LAD
17 Trevor Bauer, CLE at NYY at DET
18 Matt Moore, SF at SD vs. STL
19 R.A. Dickey, ATL at PHI at CHC
20 Ian Kennedy, KC vs. TB at MIN
21 Mark Leiter, PHI* vs. ATL at MIA
22 Sal Romano, CIN vs. NYM at PIT
23 Trevor Williams, PIT* at CHC vs. CIN
24 James Shields, CHW at MIN vs. TB
25 Austin Pruitt, TB* at KC at CHW
26 Jose Urena, MIA* at WAS vs. PHI
27 Andrew Cashner, TEX at HOU vs. LAA
28 Edwin Jackson, WAS* vs. MIA at MIL
29 Jaime Garcia, NYY vs. CLE vs. BOS
30 Lucas Sims, ATL at PHI at CHC
31 Andrew Heaney, LAA vs. OAK at TEX
32 Chris Tillman, BAL vs. SEA vs. TOR
33 Chris Flexen, NYM* at CIN at HOU
34 Daniel Gossett, OAK at LAA at SEA
35 Antonio Senzatela, COL vs. DET vs. ARI
36 Jordan Zimmermann, DET at COL vs. CLE
37 Luis Perdomo, SD* vs. SF vs. LAD
38 Matt Garza, MIL vs. STL vs. WAS
39 Tom Koehler, TOR vs. BOS at BAL
40 Marco Gonzales, SEA at BAL vs. OAK
41 Justin Nicolino, MIA at WAS vs. PHI

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