tinfoilxtouch wrote:In h2h, spot starting (not churning) is huge. If you know going into a week that you'll only have one or two 2-start pitchers, you need to look ahead and find the best WW starts for the week. Of course in deeper leagues there are times you need to play conservative... if you know the opponent is going to get 20+ more IP than you for a given week, and there is nobody good on the WW... give up on K and W, start your best guys just enough to meet the IP minimum, and try for ERA and WHIP.
I agree. You should not wait until the weekend to look into spot starters for the next week as well. If you have the time, look on wed or thur for next week's WW pitchers. Also, look at who you play next week. If they are the type of team that likes to churn or spot, you can beat them to the punch. You dont have to use him if you dont want, but it is far better for him to put up numbers on your bench rather than against you. Of course if you have a transaction limit you will need to weigh your options more carefully.