Spot-starting is a crucial part of any fantasy team’s success, especially in roto leagues. Monday’s games will feature a plethora of back-of-the-rotation starters who are likely available in your league, including Jason Hammel, Doug Fister, Brad Penny and Charlie Morton. But which one is the best option?
The final week of the fantasy baseball season is upon us. If you’re reading this, chances are you’ve got a lot to gain (or lose) in the next seven days.
It’s important to note that all Yahoo leagues use ERA as it’s first tiebreaker. If you finish the week tied five-to-five, the championship goes to the team with the lowest ERA; there’s no split title.
With that in mind, here are a few favorable spot-start matchups this week. Scoop these guys up for a final spot-start and you’ll likely be rewarded with a low ERA and maybe even a win…
In last week’s Fantasy Focus, I suggested three players to add in your quest for a championship game berth.
If you’ve reached the finals, you’re just one win away from every manager’s dream: a fantasy baseball title.
It’s important to note, however, that in a one (or two) week matchup, anything can happen. You can no longer afford to start players based on their names or draft value; riding the hot hand is now the key to your success.
With that thought in mind, here are four pitchers whose favorable matchups make them prime spot-start candidates for week 25…
If there’s one thing that separates good fantasy baseball managers from the greats ones, it’s the ability to spot start.
Having at least one or two open roster spots, (especially in leagues with 12 teams or less) gives you an incredible advantage over the competition. This allows you to strategically spot start players who have favorable match ups
Just knowing this handy little secret, however, isn’t enough to give you an edge; you must know how to detect a good spot start candidate.
So what should you look for in a potential spot start? Well, I’m glad you asked.