I am playing in an 8-team NL-only league with ESPN standard rosters (this includes 9 pitchers). Scoring is H2H weekly 5x5, with the 5 categories for pitchers being W/K/SV/ERA/WHIP. Win a category H2H, get a point.
I have never played this format before. I recently just learned of the existence of '2-start pitchers' -- the idea of playing SPs that get 2 starts during your current H2H window. Can someone explain the optimal use of this strategy? Would it work in a league like mine, where since it's NL-only and over 72 pitchers are already rostered, the waiver wire is pretty darn thin?
My current pitchers are:, Dan Haren, Ari SP, Ricky Nolasco, Fla SP, Javier Vazquez, Atl SP, Hiroki Kuroda, LAD SP, Mike Gonzalez, Atl RP, Jamie Moyer, Phi SP, Chad Qualls, Ari RP, Shairon Martis, Was SP, Joe Blanton, Phi SP. I have 2 closers... but could imagine going with more or less... no idea what I'm doing there.
On the bench I have: Max Scherzer*, Ari SP DL15, Chris Young, SD SP DTD.
The best waiver wire SPs are: Garland (ARI), McDonald (LAD), J Zimmerman (WAS), Hampton (HOU), Ohlendorf (PIT). There are a variety of other 5th-starter, high ERA/WHIP type guys too.
Should I be looking at churning the bottom 2-3 starting pitchers on my roster in order to get more 2-start pitchers into my weekly H2H matchups? Or would the dropoff in quality and therefore worse ERA/WHIP not be worth the larger Ks and chance at Ws?