You may be aware a trade deadline is coming up midway through Fantasy Week 19 (July 29-Aug. 4). You may also be aware that certain names keep popping up as potential trade candidates, a good number of them being pitchers.
It's fair to assume, then, this list will be impacted.
The ways it'll be impacted won't be entirely unforeseen. Noah Syndergaard is himself a trade target, and others like Vince Velasquez and J.A. Happ could be impacted by the acquisition of a starting pitcher. Really, any starting rotation is at risk of a shakeup, at least regarding turn order, which means every starting pitcher is at risk of losing his two-start status based on what happens between now and Wednesday.
So be extra cautious when targeting pitchers strictly because they're making two starts. There are a number of viable two-start sleepers this week, and the best of them — Merrill Kelly, Reynaldo Lopez and Brad Keller — are less likely to be impacted than not. But you don't want to sell out for volume in a week when shakeups are to be expected.
One other note: Max Scherzer might make two starts, or he might make zero. He's presently the listed starter for Tuesday's game, but a sore back might instead land him on the IL. I've chosen to exclude him from this list.