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Most teams were able to run their best pitchers out there for opening weekend, which means it's mostly back-end guys lining up for two starts in Week 2 (April 5-11).

It may not be the best development for setting your lineup, but it does make for a more robust selection of sleepers. Five of the 10 pitchers featured here are scheduled for two starts, and a couple of them -- Carlos Rodon and Trevor Rogers -- I was already hyping even before matchups entered the discussion.

Of course, it doesn't mean you have to start them over a higher-end one-start option like Kyle Hendricks or Charlie Morton. But if you have a pitching hole to fill, the selection is better this week than most.

Here are my favorite streamer pitchers rostered in less than 75 percent of CBS Sports leagues.

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10 Sleeper pitchers for Week 2 (April 5-11)
NYY N.Y. Yankees • #47 • Age: 28
Matchups
vs. BAL, at TB
ROSTERED
70%
A hard-luck case last year, he should get off on the right foot against the Orioles, and the Rays lineup is also looking vulnerable this year.
CHW Chi. White Sox • #55 • Age: 28
Matchups
at SEA, vs. KC
ROSTERED
39%
The matchups give him a chance to show off all the progress he made this spring with the spin rate on his fastball and the development of his curveball.
MIA Miami • #28 • Age: 23
Matchups
vs. STL, at NYM
ROSTERED
46%
The matchups could be better, but after 29 strikeouts in 19 innings this spring, this emerging bat-misser is worth putting to the test right away.
SF San Francisco • #62 • Age: 24
Matchups
vs. COL
ROSTERED
30%
The Rockies away from Coors FIeld -- and especially in a big venue like Oracle Park -- makes an extra tasty matchup, particularly for a guy who just carved up the Cactus League with his new changeup.
MIL Milwaukee • #51 • Age: 24
Matchups
at CHC
ROSTERED
63%
There is a question of whether he's equipped to go six-plus innings, and the matchup could be more favorable. But boy, the strikeout potential makes him tough to pass up.
ATL Atlanta • #18 • Age: 31
Matchups
at WAS, vs. PHI
ROSTERED
48%
He was still flashing the improved velocity this spring that made him a small-sample strikeout sensation last year, so it's not a bad idea to roll the dice on a potential 10-inning week, even if the matchups aren't great.
CHW Chi. White Sox • #84 • Age: 25
Matchups
vs. KC
ROSTERED
60%
Dylan Cease adopted some of the same training techniques as Carlos Rodon and saw a similar effect on his fastball late in spring training. We'll give him a pass for that first start against the Angels.
KC Kansas City • #56 • Age: 25
Matchups
at CLE
ROSTERED
63%
Volume shouldn't be a concern for Brad Keller, whose pitch-to-contact approach makes him a quality start machine as long as he's keeping the ball on the ground.
DET Detroit • #29 • Age: 24
Matchups
at CLE
ROSTERED
57%
I think it's fair to wonder how favorable this Indians matchup is and if the rookie will be given a typical innings allotment to begin the year, but you have to like the upside.
SF San Francisco • #26 • Age: 31
Matchups
at SD, vs. COL
ROSTERED
10%
The Giants have a good track record with reclamation projects like Anthony DeSclafani, who showed well this spring and at least has the one favorable matchup.