Fantasy Baseball Week 18 Preview: Two-start pitcher rankings feature Jason Vargas, Felix Pena as sleepers
There's no shortage of two-start pitchers in Week 18, but the most usable ones are widely owned. Scott White digs deeper for sleepers.
Chances are you don't need another two-start pitcher this week. Chances are you have a couple on your roster already.
The must-start options go 13 deep, with another three at least being advisable.
Beyond that gets pretty sketchy, though, offering too much downside for traditional 5x5 categories leagues. My highest-ranked pitcher owned in less than 80 percent of CBS Sports leagues, which is generally the cutoff I use for identifying sleepers, is Dakota Hudson, and he's an obvious liability in the WHIP category. His ground-ball tendencies give him a high floor for points leagues, but that's his only usable format.
Martin Perez, CC Sabathia, Jason Vargas and Felix Pena are also passable as sleepers, but only for points leagues. If you're having to look that deep, it's worth reconsidering if the one-start options already on your roster are really so bad.
Note: Pena and Tommy Milone may not technically start for their respective teams, instead following an opener, but they're expected to handle a starter's workload.
Fantasy Baseball Today Newsletter
You're destined to gain an edge over your friends with advice from the award-winning FBT crew.
Thanks for signing up!
Keep an eye on your inbox for the latest sports news.
There was an error processing your subscription.
Fantasy Baseball Today Podcast
A couple of prospect call-ups might be of interest to Fantasy players, according to Scott White....
What recent developments could have longstanding effects? Scott White considers things from...
The Braves appear to have found their closer, but the Brewers and Twins couldn't be any further...
If you lost one of your top players over the weekend, you may be feeling like all hope is lost....
The Rangers play eight games in Week 22, and the Orioles have a couple hitters who could surprise....
Scott White tiers the two-start pitchers for Week 22 — the good, the bad and the considerable...