This past week will go down as one of the more exciting weeks of baseball prior to fantasy baseball championship time. We saw another prospect pumped up the pipeline to the big leagues in Astros 1B Jon Singleton who greeted us all with a fence clearing shot in his first game. We were also given the old rope-a-dope by another possible prospect callup in Pirates outfielder Gregory Polanco. Speaking of prospects, you should of gotten your fill of them if you watched the MLB Draft and checked out our pick-by-pick analysis, (just type in drafted player’s name in the search box on our homepage). And finally, Week 10 also brought us the return of the co-favorite for AL Rookie of the Year in White Sox 1B Jose Abreu, along with some other veterans who made their return way off of the disabled list. But enough about last week, you came here to get an edge on your competition for the week ahead so let’s delve into what is upcoming for Week 11 of the Fantasy Baseball season and how you can take advantage of it.

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Interleague Schedule

Here is a look at which interleague games are on the schedule for Week 11, a fairly light week, but not a favorable one for a couple of players in the AL West.

NL Team’s Getting a DH

Marlins at Rangers (2x Tuesday-Wednesday) RHP Colby Lewis and his 5.77 ERA (4.45 xFIP), so makes for nice day to stack/start/stream Marlin bats. Not so much on Wednesday as Yu Darvish is the Rangers scheduled starter. Jarrod Saltalamacchia could get the DH spot if he doesn’t go on the 15-day DL as he doesn’t look as if he will be ready to play on Sunday when he is eligible to come off the 7-day DL.

Cardinals at Rays (Wednesday) two of the most struggling teams in baseball matched up here. Regardless of who serves as the Cards DH it likely guarantees that Oscar Taveras will be in the lineup.

Diamondbacks at Astros (2x Wednesday-Thursday) LHP Dallas Keuchel on Wednesday (RHH Cody Ross almost certain to be in the lineup) and RHP Scott Feldman Thursday (LHH Eric Chavez likely candidate to DH, Ross could still play in the outfield).

AL Team’s Losing a DH

Astros at Diamondbacks (2x Monday-Tuesday) Chris Carter and/or Jon Singleton might lose some at-bats.

Angels at Braves (3x Friday-Sunday) C.J. Cron and Raul Ibanez odd men out this week so look for alternative option in your weekly leagues.

Click here for a look back at the Week That Was by Glenn Colten

Total Games This Week

Playing Seven Games:

AL: Orioles, Red Sox, White Sox, Indians, Tigers, Astros, Yankees, Mariners, and Blue Jays

NL: DBacks, Braves, Cubs, Reds, Rockies, Dodgers, Pirates, Giants, and Nats

Playing Six Games:

AL: Angels, Royals, Twins, A’s, Rays, and Rangers

NL: Brewers, Mets, Phillies, and Padres

Playing Five Games:

NL: Marlins and Cardinals

Click here for a look at Two-Start Pitchers for Week 11  by Ivar G. Anderson

Loaded Lefty or Righty Matchups

Teams Games vs LHP Games vs RHP Notes
Angels 3 3  
Braves 1 6 Sets up nicely for LHH OF Jason Heyward to continue hot streak, 1B Freddie Freeman, and 2B Tommy La Stella. Not good schedule for RHH Chris Johnson.
DBacks 2 5  
Orioles 2 5  
Red Sox 1 6 LHH Brock Holt, OF Grady Sizemore and Jackie Bradley Jr. should see extended playing time. Hurts RHH Jonny Gomes' value in weekly leagues.
White Sox 3 4 Will be tough to start LHH DH Adam Dunn in weekly leagues.
Cubs 1 6 Good week for LHH OF Nate Schierholtz who has hit a bit better of late
Reds 1 6  
Indians 1 6  
Rockies 2 5  
Tigers 2 5  
Astros 2 5 Not a favorable week for DH Chris Carter
Royals 3 3  
Dodgers 1 5 CIN Thu SP TBD
Marlins 1 4  
Brewers 1 4 CIN Sat SP TBD
Twins 1 5  
Yankees 3 4  
Mets 1 5  
Athletics 2 4  
Phillies 1 5  
Pirates 2 5  
Padres 1 5  
Mariners 2 5  
Giants 2 4 WAS Thur SP TBD
Cardinals 1 4  
Rays 0 6 LHH Matt Joyce should play all 6 gms this week for the Rays
Rangers 1 5  
Blue Jays 0 6 BAL Thur SP TBD, sets up nice for 3B Juan Francisco and 1B Adam Lind
Nationals 2 5  

Week 11 Starting Pitcher Rankings:

I didn’t separate the top two-start pitchers for the week, but it is easily ascertainable in the rankings below.

  1. Masahiro Tanaka (NYY) -- Tue-@SEA (Iwakuma), Sun-@OAK (Chavez)

  2. Adam Wainwright (StL) -- Tue-@TB (Odorizzi)

  3. Yu Darvish (TEX) -- Wed-MIA (Turner)

  4. Clayton Kershaw (LAD) -- Fri-ARI (Anderson)

  5. Anibal Sanchez (DET) -- Fri-MIN (Gibson)

  6. Felix Hernandez (SEA) -- Fri-TEX (Tepesch)

  7. Stephen Strasburg (WSH) -- Mon-@SF (Vogelsong), Sat-@STL (Miller)

  8. Madison Bumgarner (SF) -- Tue-WSH (Fister), Sun-COL (Nicasio)

  9. Ian Kennedy (SD) -- Tue-@PHI (Burnett), Sun-@NYM (Matsuzaka)

  10. Chris Sale (CWS) -- Thu-DET (Scherzer)

  11. Corey Kluber (CLE) -- Tue-@KC (Ventura), Sun-@BOS (Workman)

  12. David Price (TB) -- Mon-SEA (Ramirez), Sun-@HOU (Peacock)

  13. Jeff Samardzija (CHC) -- Thu-@PIT (Volquez)

  14. Gerrit Cole (PIT) -- Mon-CHC (Jackson), Sat-@MIA (Wolf) UPDATE: Cole is dealing with shoulder injury will not make Monday's start and could be headed to the 15-day DL. Jeff Locke will get the start Monday obviously he does not slide into Cole's spot, or any spot, in my top 65 ranked starting pitchers.

  15. Cole Hamels (PHI) -- Thu-SD (Cashner)

  16. Michael Wacha (STL) -- Wed-@TB (Bedard)

  17. C.J. Wilson (LAA) -- Sat-@ATL (Floyd)

  18. Johnny Cueto (CIN) -- Wed-LAD (Ryu)

  19. Garrett Richards (LAA) -- Mon-OAK (Chavez), Sun-@ATL (Minor)

  20. Francisco Liriano (PIT) -- Tue-CHC (Wood), Sun-@MIA (Alvarez)

  21. Alex Cobb (TB) -- Fri-@HOU (McHugh)

  22. Doug Fister (WSH) -- Tue-@SF (Bumgarner), Sun-@STL (Garcia)

  23. Tanner Roark (WSH) -- Wed-@SF-(Cain)

  24. Zack Greinke (LAD) -- Thu-@CIN (Simon)

  25. Jose Quintana (CWS) -- Fri-KC (Duffy)

  26. Zack Wheeler (NYM) -- Sat-SD (TBD)

  27. Kyle Lohse (MIL) -- Thu-@NYM (Niese)

  28. Travis Wood (CHC) -- Tue-@PIT (Liriano), Sun-@PHI (Burnett)

  29. Jered Weaver (LAA) -- Wed-OAK (Milone)

  30. Justin Verlander (DET) -- Tue-@CWS (Danks), Sun-MIN (Nolasco)

  31. Scott Kazmir (OAK) -- Sat-NYY (Nuno)

  32. Max Scherzer (DET) -- Thu-@CWS (Sale)

  33. Tyson Ross (SD) -- Wed-@PHI (Kendrick)

  34. Dallas Keuchel (HOU) -- Wed-ARI (McCarthy)

  35. Rick Porcello (DET) -- Mon-@CWS (Noesi), Sat-MIN (Deduno)

  36. R.A. Dickey (TOR) -- Mon-MIN (Nolasco), Sat-@BAL (Norris)

  37. Julio Teheran (ATL) -- Wed-@COL (Butler)

  38. Mike Minor (ATL) -- Tue-@COL (Nicasio), Sun-LAA (Richards)

  39. Hisashi Iwakuma (SEA) -- Tue-NYY (Tanaka), Sun-TEX (Martinez)

  40. Sonny Gray (OAK) -- Fri-NYY (Kuroda)

  41. Jon Lester (BOS) -- Thu-CLE (Tomlin)

  42. Collin McHugh (HOU) -- Fri-TB (Cobb)

  43. Dan Haren (LAD) -- Mon-@CIN (Cingrani), Sat-ARI (Collmenter)

  44. Chris Archer (TB) -- Sat-@HOU (Cosart)

  45. Mark Buehrle (TOR) -- Thu-@BAL (Updated: Kevin Gausman)

  46. Marco Estrada (MIL) -- Tue-@NYM (Matsuzaka), Sun-CIN (Leake)

  47. Hyun-Jin Ryu (LAD) -- Wed-@CIN (Cueto)

  48. Henderson Alvarez (MIA) -- Sun-PIT (Liriano) Update: Alvarez left Sunday's start with a left hip strain

  49. Trevor Bauer (CLE) -- Wed-@KC (Guthrie)

  50. Jason Hammel (CHC) Wed @PIT (Cumpton)

  51. Mat Latos (CIN) Sat-MIL (Gallardo) Updated

  52. Jake Odorizzi (TB) -- Tue-STL (Wainwright)

  53. Jonathon Niese (NYM) -- Thu-MIL (Lohse)

  54. Shelby Miller (STL) -- Sat-WSH (Strasburg)

  55. Andrew Cashner (SD) -- Thu-@PHI (Hamels)

  56. Roenis Elias (SEA) -- Thu-NYY (Phelps)

  57. Josh Beckett (LAD) -- Tue-@CIN (Leake), Sun-ARI (Arroyo)

  58. Bronson Arroyo (ARI) -- Tue-HOU (Peacock), Sun-@LAD (Beckett)

  59. Jesse Chavez (OAK) -- Mon-@LAA (Richards), Sun-NYY (Tanaka)

  60. Matt Cain (SF) -- Wed-WSH (Roark)

  61. Bartolo Colon (NYM) --Fri-SD (Stults)

  62. Matt Garza (MIL) -- Fri-CIN (Bailey)

  63. John Lackey (BOS) -- Fri-CLE (Masterson)

  64. Ryan Vogelsong (SF) -- Mon-WAS (Strasburg), Sat-COL (Bergman)

  65. Edwin Jackson (CHC) -- Mon-@PIT (Locke), Sat-@PHI (Buchanan)

  66. James Shields (KC) -- Sat-@CWS (Noesi)

My Top Streaming Options for Week 11

(Pitchers must be less than 60% owned to qualify).

  1. Travis Wood (CHC) -- Tue-@PIT (Liriano), Sun-@PHI (Burnett)

  2. Tanner Roark (WSH) -- Wed-@SF-(Cain)

  3. Henderson Alvarez (MIA) -- Sun-PIT (Liriano) Update: Alvarez left Sunday's start with a left hip strain

  4. Trevor Bauer (CLE) -- Wed-@KC (Guthrie)

  5. Roenis Elias (SEA) -- Thu-NYY (Phelps)

  6. Bartolo Colon (NYM) --Fri-SD (Stults) Zack Wheeler just misses out on making this list as he is 61% owned. If Wheeler is still linger on waivers scoop him up he has been dealing (which you would already know about if you have been reading our DFS Playbook on the night's he pitched recently).

 

Best of Luck and remember to view our DFS Playbook if you play DFS, post your comments or questions below, and/or hit me up on twitter @FantasyNomad.

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