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With every team playing seven games this week, we have a full complement of 60 two-start pitchers, although we do not know who the Tuesday/Sunday starters for San Francisco and San Diego are just yet. Below I have broken this week’s two starters into four categories: must start in all leagues, must start in 14-team mixed leagues or deeper, options for deeper leagues if you’re desperate, and no effing way. After that I’ll discuss a few under-owned, one-start pitchers to stream.
Major hat tip to Tristan Cockcroft and his Fantasy Forecaster; he does all the leg work on this type of stuff each week in addition to everything else you need to know for the upcoming week.
Must Start in All Leagues
Adam Wainwright — Mon-@KC, Sat-SF
Chris Sale – Tue-CHC, Sun-@OAK
Cliff Lee – Tue-@BOS, Sun-MIL
Gio Gonzalez – Mon-BAL, Sat-@ATL
Hiroki Kuroda – Tue-@NYM, Sun-BOS
James Shields — Mon-STL, Sat-@TEX
Jeff Samardzija – Mon-@CWS, Sat-ARI