Fantasy Baseball: Week 21 Pitching Streamers

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Not a whole lot jumps off the page for pitching streamers for Week 21, so it’ll take a little digging to find what you need to boost your teams this week. Also, don’t forget to click the image below to listen to our podcast!

Matt Moore | San Francisco Giants

(8/29 @ SD, 9/3 STL)

ESPN: 20%   Yahoo: 28%

Moore’s pitched well in his last three starts, and he gets a two-start week for Week 21. The last three starts have been quality starts, so that’s something to think about if you’re in a quality starts league. He’s also fairly consistent by getting about a handful of strikeouts. The better of the matchup of the two is the first one in San Diego. You could also take a chance and start him against the Cardinals at home. The Cardinals have been struggling recently, especially in starts with the trio of Michael Wacha, Mike Leake, and Lance Lynn. It looks like Moore will matchup with Luke Weaver, but if the Cardinals’ bats don’t show up, Moore should be able to keep the Giants in the game.

Edwin Jackson | Washington Nationals

(8/28 MIA, 9/2 @ MIL)

ESPN: 22%   Yahoo: 17%

Jackson has done a fine job since joining the Nationals’ rotation. He’s another two-start pitcher who you could use for both starts against the Marlins and Brewers. Impressively, Jackson’s only allowed more than three earned runs once in his seven starts. He’s pitched at least five innings in these starts, which translates into opportunities for the much needed win. Both opposing teams can be beat, even against a lineup with Giancarlo Stanton, as long as Jackson doesn’t allow baserunners ahead of him. The Nationals’ lineup isn’t the same without Bryce Harper, but they still have hitters like Daniel Murphy, Anthony Rendon, and Ryan Zimmerman to provide offense t back their pitchers.

Miguel Gonzalez | Chicago White Sox

(8/31 @ MIN)

ESPN: 12%   Yahoo: 13%

I’m going back to Gonzalez for Week 21, for his start against the Twins. It’s Friday night, and he just finished his start against Justin Verlander and the Tigers, where he pitched eight innings, got nine strikeouts, didn’t walk any batters, and gave up just two earned runs. The Twins are a team that has hitters that do strikeout quite a bit, and Gonzalez could have a repeat performance of Friday night. You don’t need to worry about splits with him, as their fairly even when it comes to batter handedness and home/away games. Most people will shy away, but when the spot is right, Gonzalez can definitely be streamed.

Kendall Graveman | Oakland Athletics

(8/31 @ LAA)

ESPN: 9%   Yahoo: 13%

Graveman’s made a few starts since coming back from the DL, and his progression is trending in the right direction. He’s pitched into the eighth in one of them, and has allowed just three earned runs or less in his last three starts. Strikeouts haven’t been a strong category for him, but that’s expected for a low-owned pitcher. His start this week comes against the Angels, who are a favorite to target against, even with Mike Trout. There may not be a lot of upside here, but if you’re looking for a fairly safe, low-owned starter, Graveman could be your guy.

Thank you for reading, and good luck with your picks!

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