After a lackluster week before, we are firing up plenty of aces this week for two-starts. Whether they make those starts is the question. David Price, James Shields, and Mike Leake have been rumored to be on the block, but nothing substantial has come about. We have already seen Johnny Cueto and Scott Kazmir on the move, so this should get the wheels turning.

Player

Start #1

Start #2

David Price DET

(07/28)

@ TB

Jake Odorizzi

(08/02)

@ BAL

Ubaldo Jimenez

Sonny Gray OAK

(07/28)

@ LAD

Brett Anderson

(08/02)

vs. CLE

Trevor Bauer

James Shields SD

(07/28)

@ NYM

Noah Syndergaard

(08/02)

@ MIA

Jose Fernandez

Jordan Zimmermann WAS

(07/28)

@ MIA

Jose Fernandez

(08/02)

@ NYM

Noah Syndergaard

Lance Lynn STL

(07/27)

vs. CIN

Raisel Iglesias

(08/01)

vs. COL

Jorge De La Rosa

Julio Teheran ATL

(07/28)

@ BAL

Ubaldo Jimenez

(08/02)

@ PHI

Adam Morgan

Trevor Bauer CLE

(07/28)

vs. KC

Chris Young

(08/02)

@ OAK

Sonny Gray

Collin McHugh HOU

(07/28)

vs. LAA

Matt Shoemaker

(08/02)

vs. ARI

Robbie Ray

Anibal Sanchez DET

(07/27)

@ TB

Nathan Karns

(08/01)

@ BAL

Kevin Gausman

Jeff Samardzija CHW

(07/28)

@ BOS

Wade Miley

(08/02)

vs. NYY

Ivan Nova

John Lackey STL

(07/28)

vs. CIN

Mike Leake

(08/02)

vs. COL

TBA

Noah Syndergaard NYM

(07/28)

vs. SD

James Shields

(08/02)

vs. WAS

Jordan Zimmermann

Alex Wood ATL

(07/27)

@ BAL

Kevin Gausman

(08/01)

@ PHI

TBA

Ubaldo Jimenez BAL

(07/28)

vs. ATL

Julio Teheran

(08/02)

vs. DET

David Price

Matt Shoemaker LAA

(07/28)

@ HOU

Collin McHugh

(08/02)

@ LAD

Brett Anderson

Nathan Karns TB

(07/27)

vs. DET

Anibal Sanchez

(08/02)

@ BOS

Wade Miley

Edinson Volquez KC

(07/27)

@ CLE

Cody Anderson

(08/01)

@ TOR

Mark Buehrle

Mike Fiers MIL

(07/28)

@ SF

Matt Cain

(08/02)

vs. CHC

TBA

Mike Leake CIN

(07/28)

@ STL

John Lackey

(08/02)

vs. PIT

Charlie Morton

Chris Heston SF

(07/27)

vs. MIL

Kyle Lohse

(08/02)

@ TEX

Martin Perez

Chris Young KC

(07/28)

@ CLE

Trevor Bauer

(08/02)

@ TOR

Felix Doubront

Kyle Lohse MIL

(07/27)

@ SF

Chris Heston

(08/01)

vs. CHC

Kyle Hendricks

Brett Anderson LAD

(07/28)

vs. OAK

Sonny Gray

(08/02)

vs. LAA

Matt Shoemaker

Kyle Hendricks CHC

(07/27)

vs. COL

Jorge De La Rosa

(08/01)

@ MIL

Kyle Lohse

Joe Kelly BOS

(07/27)

vs. CHW

John Danks

(08/01)

vs. TB

Matt Moore

Wade Miley BOS

(07/28)

vs. CHW

Jeff Samardzija

(08/02)

vs. TB

Nathan Karns

Mike Pelfrey MIN

(07/28)

vs. PIT

Charlie Morton

(08/02)

vs. SEA

Hisashi Iwakuma

John Danks CHW

(07/27)

@ BOS

Joe Kelly

(08/01)

vs. NYY

Nathan Eovaldi

Raisel Iglesias CIN

(07/27)

@ STL

Lance Lynn

(08/01)

vs. PIT

Gerrit Cole

Jorge De La Rosa COL

(07/27)

@ CHC

Kyle Hendricks

(08/01)

@ STL

Lance Lynn

Hisashi Iwakuma SEA

(07/28)

vs. ARI

Zack Godley

(08/02)

@ MIN

Mike Pelfrey

Kevin Gausman BAL

(07/27)

vs. ATL

Alex Wood

(08/01)

vs. DET

Anibal Sanchez

Jose Fernandez MIA

(07/28)

vs. WAS

Jordan Zimmermann

(08/02)

vs. SD

James Shields

Cody Anderson CLE

(07/27)

vs. KC

Edinson Volquez

(08/01)

@ OAK

Kendall Graveman

Robbie Ray ARI

(07/27)

@ SEA

Mike Montgomery

(08/02)

@ HOU

Collin McHugh

Felix Doubront TOR

(07/28)

vs. PHI

Adam Morgan

(08/02)

vs. KC

Chris Young

Adam Morgan PHI

(07/28)

@ TOR

Felix Doubront

(08/02)

vs. ATL

Julio Teheran

Charlie Morton PIT

(07/28)

@ MIN

Mike Pelfrey

(08/02)

@ CIN

Mike Leake

Matt Harrison TEX

(07/27)

vs. NYY

Ivan Nova

(08/01)

vs. SF

Tim Hudson

Ivan Nova NYY

(07/27)

@ TEX

Matt Harrison

(08/02)

@ CHW

Jeff Samardzija

Martin Perez TEX

(07/28)

vs. NYY

TBA

(08/02)

vs. SF

Chris Heston

Mike Montgomery SEA

(07/27)

vs. ARI

Robbie Ray

(08/01)

@ MIN

Kyle Gibson

Tier One

David Price is lined up for two quality starts this week, even though both are on the road. While the Rays have a 110 wRC+ against lefties, you are going to start Price no matter what. They have a 22% strikeout rate against lefties, and Price has plenty of upside for strikeouts this week, as the Orioles have the same rate. Jose Fernandez has two favorable starts this week, and it was a little concerning having him be taken out after 70 pitches last time out. Of course we want a healthy Fernandez for a long time, but he will have to be very productive to be a great asset in fantasy. He faces two weaker offenses this weak, one the Padres, and the Nationals rank in the middle of the league against right-handed pitching. Noah Syndergaard, James Shields, and Jordan Zimmermann are all squaring off against each other, rotating in matchups, meaning wins could be doubtful, but quality starts are highly likely.

Tier Two

There are a couple start at your own risk plays this week, and Hisashi Iwakuma leads us off. He has thrown two quality games in back-to-back starts, but has still been prone to big blowups this season. He will face the Twins and the Diamondbacks, both are offenses who can do some damage, but also can fall quiet at times. If he throws a start like last time out, going into the sixth and allowing two earned, it is not worth the risk of a huge blowup. Brett Anderson remains a reliable arm, even though he fell short with the achilles issue last start. He has a tremendous groundball rate, and has very little blowup risk. The A's and Angels both provide average offenses against left-handed pitching. Another arm who has been mentioned to be traded is Mike Fiers, he gets a solid matchup this week. The Cubs have an 81 wRC+ against right-handed pitching, with a 24.4% strikeout rate. You can sit him against the Giants in his first start. An arm I really like this week is Jorge De La Rosa. He will get out of Coors, where he has a 1.93 ERA. The Cardinals and Cubs both have big strikeout rates against lefties, and have average wRC+.

Tier Three

A lot of crap in this section as usual, but there are a few names to look out for in at least one start. Wade Miley is a risky play against the White Sox, but over the course of the season, lefties have torched them. They have just a 58 wRC+, with a 22% strikeout rate. Miley has floated around averageness this season, but is always capable of a blowup, or a big performance. Kevin Gausman gets a start against the Braves, who have been lost on offense over the last month. Even with Freddie Freeman returning to the lineup, the Braves lack offensive pop. Gausman is a solid arm, but has yet to harness his potential.