Fantasy Baseball: Two-start pitcher rankings for Week 24 give Eduardo Rodriguez, Sean Manaea another chance

This exercise gets to be more fun with each passing week.

With rosters having expanded, innings beginning to pile up for so many young arms and managers no longer beholden to the sacred five-man rotation, predicting who gets to start for each team two days in advance is difficult enough. A week? Forget it.

And with Hurricane Irma barreling down on my little corner of the U.S., I have to lock it in even earlier this time.

I'll just level with you: I've gone the conservative route for Week 24 (Sept. 11-17). It's the smart play this time of year, especially given my extenuating circumstances. If this list compels you to start a pitcher you otherwise wouldn't, well, he better be making two starts.

Granted, there hasn't been a week yet where every single pitcher ranked in this space has followed through and made two starts, but we're talking a much larger scale now.

I've gone ahead and excluded Justin Verlander, not knowing if the Astros plan to stick with a six-man rotation moving forward. Of course, you're probably starting him anyway, but maybe not the Tigers or Giants pitchers currently in line for two starts. Those particular rotations have so many outside variables to consider, I don't trust anyone to take his normal turn right now.

Marco Estrada at No. 18 represents the cutoff for the pitchers I would start vs. the ones I wouldn't. The line is probably right before him in categories leagues and right after him in points leagues.

Two-start pitchers for Week 24
Rank Pitcher Start 1 Start 2
1 Corey Kluber, CLE vs. DET vs. KC
2 Zack Greinke, ARI vs. COL at SF
3 Carlos Carrasco, CLE vs. DET vs. KC
4 Jose Quintana, CHC vs. NYM vs. STL
5 Sonny Gray, NYY at TB vs. BAL
6 Gerrit Cole, PIT at MIL at CIN
7 Gio Gonzalez, WAS vs. ATL vs. LAD
8 Cole Hamels, TEX vs. SEA at LAA
9 Jon Gray, COL at ARI vs. SD
10 Reynaldo Lopez, CHW at KC at DET
11 Eduardo Rodriguez, BOS vs. OAK at TB
12 Sean Manaea, OAK at BOS at PHI
13 Taijuan Walker, ARI vs. COL at SF
14 Brandon Woodruff, MIL vs. PIT at MIA
15 CC Sabathia, NYY at TB vs. BAL
16 Dillon Peters, MIA at PHI vs. MIL
17 Garrett Richards, LAA vs. HOU vs. TEX
18 Marco Estrada, TOR vs. BAL at MIN
19 Robert Stephenson, CIN* at STL vs. PIT
20 Matt Harvey, NYM at CHC at ATL
21 Miguel Gonzalez, TEX vs. SEA at LAA
22 Joe Biagini, TOR* vs. BAL at MIN
23 Jake Odorizzi, TB vs. NYY vs. BOS
24 Jason Hammel, KC vs. CHW at CLE
25 Ariel Miranda, SEA at TEX at HOU
26 Andrew Moore, SEA at TEX at HOU
27 Kyle Freeland, COL at ARI vs. SD
28 Nick Pivetta, PHI vs. MIA vs. OAK
29 Sam Gaviglio, KC* vs. CHW at CLE
30 Matthew Boyd, DET at CLE vs. CHW
31 Ubaldo Jimenez, BAL at TOR at NYY

*RP-eligible

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