Two-start sleepers, matchups to avoid, exploit in first full week
The first full week of the fantasy baseball season brings some back-end starters into the mix. That makes it that much tougher to project your starts, especially since there isn't the trusty "past three starts" to go off of.
You probably should still stick with the pitchers you drafted to be your starters.
If you're looking for some two-start sleepers, give the likes of Mike Leake, Scott Baker, Dallas Braden, Kyle Lohse, Alexi Ogando and even the perpetually rehabbing Erik Bedard a look in deeper formats. These guys have a good chance of being available in your leagues and helping you in a pinch. (If your league's Week 1 game runs from Thursday through the end of next week, you will want to read
We break everything down in the first full pitching planner of the season.
CC Sabathia, NYY
Derek Lowe, ATL
Jason Hammel, COL
Luke Hochevar, KC
Considering just the less-than-obvious fantasy arms, a player in
ATL@MIL: Brandon Beachy vs. Chris Narveson
ARI@CHC: Armando Galarraga vs. Andrew Cashner
LAA@TB: Dan Haren vs. Jeremy Hellickson
BOS@CLE: Jon Lester vs. Fausto Carmona
NYY@BOS: Phil Hughes vs. John Lackey
NYY@BOS: CC Sabathia vs. Josh Beckett