Here are my favorite sleeper pitchers for Week 24 (Sept. 6-12), all rostered in less than 80 percent of CBS Sports leagues.
PHI Philadelphia • #55 • Age: 26
The Rockies away from Coors Field generally make for an easy matchup, and Ranger Suarez's ground-balling ways have proven just as effective in the starting rotation as the were in the bullpen.
Bailey Ober SP
MIN Minnesota • #16 • Age: 26
You couldn't ask for better matchups for a pitcher who's just beginning to find his form, allowing a combined four earned runs in his past four starts. Michael Pineda is expected to piggyback him, though, which could limit the length of his starts.
Tarik Skubal SP
DET Detroit • #29 • Age: 25
His last outing was pretty shaky, but his control has been much improved over the past couple months. Plus, he's facing the Pirates.
Luis Patino SP
TB Tampa Bay • #61 • Age: 22
When the rookie gets beat, it's usually because of the long ball, but he'll be pitching this week in a big park against a weak lineup.
KC Kansas City • #37 • Age: 25
Jackson Kowar is only one start into his return trip to the majors, but like Daniel Lynch, it's gone better than the first time around. If the Royals stick to a five-man rotation this week, he should get two starts. If not, at last the first is against the Orioles.
COL Colorado • #21 • Age: 29
He left his last start with hip inflammation but isn't expected to miss his next turn. Could he get pushed back or leave early again? He'd rank higher here if not for those possibilities.
HOU Houston • #17 • Age: 32
He's been great in his past three starts, and two have come against the same Mariners team he faces this week. Here's hoping they haven't figured him out.
MIA Miami • #44 • Age: 24
He followed up his breakthrough performance last time out with an adequate effort over the weekend. That's enough to make him viable against a bad Mets lineup.
Daniel Lynch SP
KC Kansas City • #52 • Age: 25
There are still some control issues to iron out, but the lefty has generally pitched well since his return to the bigs in late July. You'll take your chances against a team as bad as the Orioles.
Joe Ryan SP
MIN Minnesota • #41 • Age: 26
The minor-league standout (but iffy prospect) had a solid first outing against a Cubs lineup assembled from minor-league journeymen, but this second matchup isn't any more threatening. He's unproven but interesting.