You know the drill – when one fantasy baseball week ends another begins, and whether you’re in a daily roto league or a weekly head-to-head game, now is the perfect time to gear up for the next seven days to prepare . Let’s take a look at the autostarts and upside streams among two-start SPs for Week 10 before looking at a couple of seven-game plan hitters you might want to target.
As always, these lists are subject to change, especially when inclement weather rears its ugly head.
Fantasy Baseball Week 10: Two Start SPs (Must Starts)
|Sandy Alcantara, Miami||@Philadelphia||@NY Mets|
|Alex Manoah, Toronto||against Baltimore||against NY Yankees|
|Aaron Nola, Philadelphia||against Miami||@Washington|
|Logan Gilbert, Seattle||against Minnesota||against LA Angels|
|Logan Webb, San Francisco||against Kansas City||@Pittsburgh|
|Chris Bassitt, New York Mets||against Milwaukee||against Miami|
|Alex Wood, San Francisco||against Kansas City||@Pittsburgh|
|Nestor Cortes, NY Yankees||against Tampa Bay||@Toronto|
|Shane Bieber, Cleveland||@Colorado||@LA Dodgers|
The aces speak for themselves, but next week some fringe aces are creeping into the picture. Logan Webb and Alex Wood have a double shot of juicy matchups. Nestor Cortes was just lit by the twins in a rare clunker so we’ll see how he recovers from adversity. In daily leagues you might consider using him in Toronto if he’s struggling in Tampa, but in weekly leagues he’s a must. Shane Bieber would normally be much higher up on that list, but trips to Coors Field and Dodger Stadium knock him over a few pegs.
Fantasy Baseball Week 10: Dual Start SPs (Sleepers and Streamers)
|Zach Eflin, Philadelphia||against Miami||@Washington|
|Merrill Kelly, Arizona||against Cincinnati||@Minnesota|
|Josiah Gray, Washington||against Atlanta||against Philly|
|Ian Anderson, Atlanta||@Washington||@Chi. Boys|
|Cristian Javier, Houston||@Texas||v.Chi. sox|
|Alex Faedo, Detroit||v.Chi. sox||against Texas|
|Corey Kluber, Tampa Bay||@ NY Yankees||@Baltimore|
|Chris Flexen, Seattle||against Minnesota||against LA Angels|
Zach Eflin was a bit of a WHIP roller coaster: sometimes sharp and sometimes out of control. However, he should post some solid numbers against Miami and Washington, and he’s listed in only 26 percent of Yahoo’s leagues. in the Merrill KellyIn his last start against the Reds, he looked like the preseason version of himself, throwing six innings of one-hit ball with five strikeouts. Now he gets another chance on Monday in Cincinnati. My favorite sleepers for this week: Josiah Gray, Alex Faedoand Chris Flexen. They may play for crappy teams, but everyone’s been solid lately. You can @ me if they let you down – My Twitter could use some new activity!
Fantasy Baseball Week 10: Two Starts SPs (Wrench Wire/Bank)
|Yusei Kikuchi, Toronto||against Baltimore||against NY Yankees|
|Blake Snell, San Diego||@Chi. Boys||@Colorado|
|Stephen Strassburg, Washington||against Atlanta||against Philly|
|Mitch Keller, Pittsburgh||@St.Louis||against San Francisco|
|Reid Detmers, LA Angels||@LA Dodgers||@Seattle|
|Johnny Cueto, Chi. sox||@Detroit||@houston|
|Adrian Houser, Milwaukee||@NY Mets||@cincinnati|
|Zach Davies, Arizona||against Cincinnati||against Minnesota|
|Dane Dunning, Texas||against Houston||@Detroit|
|Brady Singer, Kansas City||@San Francisco||@Oakland|
|Justin Steele, Chi. Boys||against San Diego||against Atlanta|
|Taylor Hearn, Texas||against Houston||@Detroit|
|Jordan Lyles, Baltimore||@Toronto||against Tampa Bay|
|Jared King, Oakland||@Boston||against Kansas City|
|Antonio Senzatela, Colorado||v. Cleveland||against San Diego|
|Mike Minor, Cincinnati||@Arizona||against Milwaukee|
|Kyle Bradish, Baltimore||@Toronto||against Tampa Bay|
|Packy Naughton, St Louis||@LA Dodgers||@Seattle|
|Rony Garcia, Detroit||v.Chi. sox||against Texas|
Talk about a table full of misfit fantasy toys and over-the-hill veterans. I would single out some of these guys for individual streams, but I wouldn’t trust any of them for weekly lineup locks or anything less than 12-team leagues. Yusei Kikuchi should be fine against Baltimore, and Reid Detmers can probably get off to a good start in Seattle if we see the good version of him. The same applies Adrian Hauser in Cincinnati et al Zach Davis vs. Cincinnati (hey, Cincy stinks, OK?).
Fantasy Baseball Week 10: 8 game teams
Fantasy Baseball Week 10: 7 game teams
Fantasy Baseball Week 10: 5 game teams
All other teams (17) play six games in week 10
Fantasy Baseball Week 10: Meet Sleepers/Streamers
Cedric Mullins and Anthony Santander, OF, Baltimore
Mullins and Santander haven’t been great in recent weeks, but they have a full seven-game slate in Week 10 and will face multiple pitchers battling lefties and switch hitters. Mullins should be considered buy-low in the trading market and Santander could be worth grabbing off the wire (34 percent list).
Santiago Espinal, 2B/3B, Toronto
We’ll talk more about Espinal in our waiver column next week, but don’t be surprised if he’s up over 50 per cent in the squad by then (he’s currently at 46 per cent). The 27-year-old infielder started Saturday at .421 with three homers and 10 RBIs in June.
Nathaniel Lowe, 1B, Texas
Lowe has been raking quietly since the calendar switched to June and started Saturday with a .353 average and four HRs. He’s hitting out a lot and not offering much in terms of RBIs since he plays for Rangers, but might be worth snagging for his upcoming seven-game week.