Week 17 Two Start Pitchers

Red Sox Chris Sale

After losing Clayton Kershaw and Stephen Strasburg this week fantasy owners needed the week 17 two start pitchers to relatively good to get over the disappointment. Well the fantasy god have provided with headliners Chris Sale and Madison Bumgarner heading a group that goes 18 deep for 12 team leagues and 33 deep for 14 team leagues. There are a lot of interesting names pitching and even if you don’t own some of these guys getting to watch them pitch twice in a week is a bonus.


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PlayerDate 1Vs 1Date 2Vs 2
Chris Sale BOS (08/01) vs. CLE (08/06) vs. CHW 
Madison Bumgarner SF (07/31) @ OAK (08/05) vs. ARI 
Chris Archer TB (08/01) @ HOU (08/06) vs. MIL 
Carlos Carrasco CLE (07/31) @ BOS (08/05) vs. NYY 
Yu Darvish TEX (08/01) vs. SEA (08/06) @ MIN 
Carlos Martinez STL (08/01) @ MIL (08/06) @ CIN 
Jeff Samardzija SF (08/01) @ OAK (08/06) vs. ARI 
Luis Severino NYY (07/31) vs. DET (08/04) @ CLE 
Jimmy Nelson MIL (08/01) vs. STL (08/06) @ TB 
Sean Manaea OAK (08/01) vs. SF (08/06) @ LAA 
Gio Gonzalez WAS (07/31) @ MIA (08/06) @ CHC 
Cole Hamels TEX (07/31) vs. SEA (08/05) @ MIN 
Felix Hernandez SEA (07/31) @ TEX (08/05) @ KC 
Michael Fulmer DET (07/31) @ NYY (08/05) @ BAL 
Jake Arrieta CHC (08/01) vs. ARI (08/06) vs. WAS 
Danny Duffy KC (07/31) @ BAL (08/05) vs. SEA 
Masahiro Tanaka NYY(08/02) vs. DET (08/06) @ CLE 
Jose Berrios MIN (08/01) @ SD (08/06) vs. TEX 
Drew Pomeranz BOS (07/31) vs. CLE (08/05) vs. CHW 
Alex Cobb TB (07/31) @ HOU (08/05) vs. MIL 
Charlie Morton HOU (07/31) vs. TB (08/05) vs. TOR 
Ian Kennedy KC (08/01) @ BAL (08/06) vs. SEA 
Marco Estrada TOR (07/31) @ CHW (08/06) @ HOU 
Jameson Taillon PIT (08/01) vs. CIN (08/06) vs. SD 
Aaron Nola PHI (08/01) @ LAA (08/06) @ COL 
Mike Foltynewicz ATL (07/31) @ PHI (08/05) vs. MIA 
Mike Fiers HOU (08/01) vs. TB (08/06) vs. TOR 
Kenta Maeda LAD (08/01) @ ATL (08/06) @ NYM 
CC Sabathia NYY (08/01) vs. DET (08/05) @ CLE 
Trevor Bauer CLE (08/01) @ BOS (08/06) vs. NYY 
Ricky Nolasco LAA (08/01) vs. PHI (08/06) vs. OAK 
James Shields CHW (07/31) vs. TOR (08/05) @ BOS 
Paul Blackburn OAK (07/31) vs. SF (08/05) @ LAA 
Dylan Bundy BAL (08/01) vs. KC (08/06) vs. DET 
Homer Bailey CIN (08/01) @ PIT (08/06) vs. STL 
Patrick Corbin ARI (08/01) @ CHC (08/06) @ SF 
Steven Matz NYM (08/01) @ COL (08/06) vs. LAD 
Ubaldo Jimenez BAL (07/31) vs. KC (08/05) vs. DET 
Anibal Sanchez DET (08/01) @ NYY (08/06) @ BAL 
Mike Pelfrey CHW (08/01) vs. TOR (08/06) @ BOS 
Nick Pivetta PHI (07/31) vs. ATL (08/05) @ COL 
Jose Urena MIA (07/31) vs. WAS (08/06) @ ATL 
Andrew Moore SEA (08/01) @ TEX (08/06) @ KC 
Antonio Senzatela COL (08/01) vs. NYM (08/06) vs. PHI 
  • Jeff Samardzija has had a much better season than the numbers suggest and with two starts in Oakland and San Fran I think he can have a really good week.
  • Luis Severino, Jimmy Nelson and Sean Manaea have been fantastic this year and I can’t see that stopping this week.
  • Gio Gonzalez has surprised the fantasy wold with his performances this year but with the Cubs starting to find their rhythm I think he could have a tough second start. He is my last must start in 10 team leagues.
  • Cole Hamels has a real chance to get his season rolling nicely with two decent starts.
  • Felix Hernandez won’t benefit from two road starts but he should still be usable in a 12 team league.
  • I don’t like these starts for Michael Fulmer and his strikeout rate isn’t blowing anyone anyway so in 12 team leagues I could make an argument for not starting him.
  • Jake Arrieta has two really tough starts but the name value means you will still have to consider him in 12 teamers.
  • The start in Baltimore concerns me for Duffy but the start at home against Seattle could be good.
  • Masahiro Tanaka has been so up and down and whilst I want to trust him in 12 teams leagues I am going to have to think twice because double the starts doubles the chances of a blow-up.
  • Jose Berrios gets to start against San Diego which is always going to put him on consideration but I’m worried what could happen in Texas. He is m last maybe in 12 team leagues.
  • Two decent starts for Drew Pomeranz but I just don’t trust him enough to use him in 12 teamers.
  • Alex Cobb has been really good lately but these are two starts which could get messy quick. Wouldn’t be using in anything shallower than 14 team leagues.
  • Charlie Morton through Mike Fiers are all must use in 14 team leagues.
  • I really hate the two starts for Kenta Maeda so I am going to avoid using him if possible in 14 teamers.
  • Paul Blackburn is my 14 team gamble if I want to go left field with my choice. These are two starts which could be good and if I need to take that gamble he would be my man.
  • Patrick Corbin and Steven Matz both have a start that absolutely terrifies me and for that reason they are 15/16 team league only. They are my last two who fall into this category thi week. The rest you would have to be nuts to want to throw out there.

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