A lot of interesting two-start pitchers on the list week. Most are sneaking in just under the 80 percent rostership limit, but nonetheless, there are several to choose from.
It's forced me to leave out some one-start sleepers who might make the cut in a normal week, like Elieser Hernandez against the Nationals, Brad Keller at the Mariners or Tyler Anderson against the Royals. I'm not saying any of them is a high-priority play, but if you need to dig a little deeper to fill out your lineup, they're not bad options.
Limiting myself to just 10 sleeper pitchers for Week 22, though, here are my favorites among those rostered in less than 80 percent of CBS Sports leagues.
Daniel Lynch SP
KC Kansas City • #52 • Age: 25
Daniel Lynch has mostly delivered on his top prospect potential in five starts since returning from the minors, so I'm willing to bet on him holding his own against the Astros, as he did last time out. No concerns with the other matchup.
Josiah Gray SP
WAS Washington • #40 • Age: 24
My excitement over the elite whiff rate is offset some by his excessive fly-ball rate, but with matchups as favorable as this one, I'm only seeing the upside.
COL Colorado • #26 • Age: 28
He's been a little shaky so far in August, but has been mostly money since the end of April. Plus, he'll be facing a Triple-A lineup this week.
Tylor Megill SP
NYM N.Y. Mets • #38 • Age: 26
His two-start week comes on the heels of arguably his best start as a professional, making him a pretty attractive play even though one of the matchups is less than favorable.
Cole Irvin SP
OAK Oakland • #19 • Age: 27
We keep waiting for him to unravel, but he's managed to hold it together up to this point, making him difficult to sit anytime he has a matchup as favorable as this one.
CIN Cincinnati • #53 • Age: 26
He's on a heater right now with five straight quality starts, and while I don't expect it to last forever, it should continue against a weak lineup in a big park.
Tarik Skubal SP
DET Detroit • #29 • Age: 25
The whiffs have been lacking for Tarik Skubal of late, but he's still holding his own overall. The Cardinals remain a bottom-10 offense.
SEA Seattle • #7 • Age: 29
He's begun to resemble his old self again, allowing two earned runs or fewer in six straight starts. He's a little risky in a categories league where you're trying to protect ERA and WHIP, but as a volume play in a points league, he makes sense.
PHI Philadelphia • #55 • Age: 26
The ground-ball specialist didn't come through against the Diamondbacks last time out but gets another shot at them in a two-start week. He should be fully stretched out now, too.
ARI Arizona • #40 • Age: 32
Nothing in the underlying numbers explains how he's allowed two earned runs or fewer in seven straight since returning from the IL, his velocity and spin rate both dipping during that stretch. Nevertheless, he's facing the Pirates in a two-start week. Activate and pray.