Fantasy Baseball: Two-start pitcher rankings for Week 7 identify Anthony DeSclafani, Martin Perez as sleepers

For a breakdown of every team's schedule for Week 7, head over to SportsLine and check out John Bollman's hitting planner, with schedule analysis for this week and the future.

After a week of 11 teams playing only five games, Week 7 (May 6-12) is all sixes and sevens.

So the list of two-start pitchers is quite a bit longer.

Many of them are blatantly obvious. The top 19 would be difficult to sit in most any format. Maybe for the last three — Miles Mikolas, Madison Bumgarner and Marco Gonzales — the matchups are questionable enough that you might consider sitting them in shallower 5x5 leagues where you're looking to preserve ERA and WHIP, but those instances should be pretty rare.

The sleepers, meaning the ones owned in less than 80 percent of CBS Sports leagues, don't show up until No. 20, rookie Griffin Canning, who isn't certain to make both of his starts. If it ends up being just one, though, against the Tigers lineup, there's a good chance it's worth it still.

Anthony DeSclafani has two starts against the Giants lineup and has been on a nice run lately, leaning more heavily on his most effective pitches. Martin Perez has found success with his new cutter and also has optimal matchups.

Lucas Giolito and Tyler Mahle are halfway decent choices if you miss out on those others, but by the time you get to CC Sabathia, the remaining choices are liable to do more harm than good.

Rank Pitcher Start 1 Start 2
1 Jacob deGrom, NYM at SD vs. MIA
2 Trevor Bauer, CLE vs. CHW at OAK
3 Max Scherzer, WAS at MIL at LAD
4 Jose Berrios, MIN at TOR vs. DET
5 Gerrit Cole, HOU vs. KC vs. TEX
6 Stephen Strasburg, WAS at MIL at LAD
7 Caleb Smith, MIA at CHC at NYM
8 Blake Snell, TB vs. ARI vs. NYY
9 Hyun-Jin Ryu, LAD vs. ATL vs. WAS
10 Cole Hamels, CHC vs. MIA vs. MIL
11 Jon Lester, CHC vs. MIA vs. MIL
12 Max Fried, ATL at LAD at ARI
13 Collin McHugh, HOU* vs. KC vs. TEX
14 Marcus Stroman, TOR vs. MIN vs. CHW
15 Walker Buehler, LAD vs. ATL vs. WAS
16 Masahiro Tanaka, NYY vs. SEA at TB
17 Miles Mikolas, STL vs. PHI vs. PIT
18 Madison Bumgarner, SF at COL vs. CIN
19 Marco Gonzales, SEA at NYY at BOS
20 Griffin Canning, LAA at DET at BAL
21 Kevin Gausman, ATL at LAD at ARI
22 Anthony DeSclafani, CIN vs. SF at SF
23 Vince Velasquez, PHI at STL at KC
24 Martin Perez, MIN at TOR vs. DET
25 Lucas Giolito, CHW at CLE at TOR
26 Tyler Mahle, CIN at OAK at SF
27 CC Sabathia, NYY vs. SEA at TB
28 Felix Hernandez, SEA at NYY at BOS
29 Merrill Kelly, ARI at TB vs. ATL
30 Jake Junis, KC at HOU vs. PHI
31 Drew Pomeranz, SF* at CIN vs. CIN
32 Sandy Alcantara, MIA at CHC at NYM
33 Aaron Brooks, OAK* vs. CIN vs. CLE
34 Dakota Hudson, STL* vs. PHI vs. PIT
35 Jhoulys Chacin, MIL vs. WAS at CHC
36 Aaron Sanchez, TOR vs. MIN vs. CHW
37 Jefry Rodriguez, CLE vs. CHW at OAK
38 Ivan Nova, CHW at CLE at TOR
39 Antonio Senzatela, COL* vs. SF vs. SD
40 Daniel Norris, DET vs. LAA at MIN
41 Adrian Sampson, TEX at PIT at HOU
42 David Hess, BAL vs. BOS vs. LAA
43 Hector Velazquez, BOS* at BAL vs. SEA
*RP-eligible | ^expected to follow opener  
Senior Fantasy Writer

Raised in Atlanta by a board game-loving family during the dawn of the '90s Braves dynasty, Scott White was easy prey for the Fantasy Sports, in particular Fantasy Baseball, and has devoted his adulthood... Full Bio

Our Latest Stories