Weekly Pitcher Rankings: Good News, Bad News?

Weekly Pitcher Rankings: Good News, Bad News?

This article is part of our Weekly Pitcher Rankings series.

Let's start with the good news. Buoyed by three doubleheaders, there are a season-high 100 games on the docket, featuring a bountiful 37 two-start option.

The bad news is the quality of the double-dippers is lacking. Although, depending on your perspective, it may be beneficial if you're trying to make up ground on the pitching ledger as your opponents won't be able to extend the gap as much. 

Something to keep in mind is barring a rainout pushed to Sept. 27, there are only two games on the slate that day, limiting the two-start options for the final week of the season.

Note: there are several double dippers in the 90-110 range. Deciding whether to take the chance is all about team needs and balancing categories.

As always, the probable pitchers are culled from the best Projected Starters grid on the planet. Ergo, please direct all rotation questions over there. If you have a query regarding a ranking, I'll be happy to address it below.

UPDATED: Monday September 20 1:45 AM ET

Week of Sept. 20-26


1Robbie RayTOR@TB, @MINERA estimators still trail Cole, but close enough to get my hypothetical AL Cy vote.
2Alek ManoahTOR@TB, @MIN 
3Joe MusgroveSDSF, ATL9 BB, 4 HR last 17.1 IP, needs to flip the script this week
4Triston McKenzieCLEKC, CWS1.50 ERA and .61 WHIP with 20 K, 3 BB over last 18 IP
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Todd has been writing about fantasy baseball since 1997. He won NL Tout Wars and Mixed LABR in 2016 as well as a multi-time league winner in the National Fantasy Baseball Championship. Todd is now setting his sights even higher: The Rotowire Staff League. Lord Zola, as he's known in the industry, won the 2013 FSWA Fantasy Baseball Article of the Year award and was named the 2017 FSWA Fantasy Baseball Writer of the Year. Todd is a five-time FSWA awards finalist.
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