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2013 Fantasy Baseball: Week 11 Streaming Options

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2013 Fantasy Baseball Week 11 Streaming Options

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Bob DeChiara - USA Today Sports

The art of the spot start is an important factor in fantasy baseball leagues.

Fantasy teams have their handful of set starters ready to go each week, but getting that extra quality start and strikeouts each week without hurting your ERA or WHIP can make a huge difference in both rotisserie leagues and head-to-head matchups.

There are a few factors that go into finding the right guy on the waiver wire to grab for the spot start. Owners obviously need to look at how that pitcher has been performing, but there are other things to look at as well. Matchups are key, as certain weak offenses usually yield solid fantasy starts from the opposing pitchers. Home and away games are also important as some pitchers do better in home games as opposed to away games. Also, there are obvious pitchers parks and some notorious hitters parks that factor into success.

We are now already 11 weeks into the fantasy baseball season and owners have certainly gotten into a groove and have a good idea what they need to do to maintain or improve their standing. Plenty of lesser name starters have been snatched up after hot starts while other starters that were drafted have found their way to the wire thanks to their struggles.

A few pitchers available in most leagues have quietly begun hot streaks and have favorable matchups. Scour your leagues wire for some of the following names that may be able to give you a solid spot start or two this week.

Rich Arleo is a fantasy sports expert with Rant Sports. Follow him on Twitter @Rarleo and ‘Like’ him on Facebook.

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Chris Tillman, Baltimore Orioles (Sunday @ TB)

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Troy Taormina - USA Today Sports

Tillman has been inconsistent this season but has been significantly better on the road with a 2.30 ERA and four wins in five games. On Sunday he heads to a good pitcher’s ballpark and faces a so-so Tampa Bay Rays lineup.

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Bud Norris, Houston Astros (Tuesday @ SEA)

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Rick Ostenoski - USA Today Sports

Norris has allowed just five earned runs in his last 26 innings pitched and has struck out thirteen in his past two.

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Hector Santiago, Chicago White Sox (Sunday vs. OAK)

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David Banks - USA Today Sports

With Jake Peavy hurt, Santiago returns to the rotation Sunday. He had success earlier this season as a starter with a 2.96 ERA in five starts and is worth a look at home despite it not being the greatest matchup.

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Jordan Lyles, Houston Astros (Wednesday @ SEA)

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John Rieger - USA Today Sports

Lyles is another red-hot Astros starter heading into pitcher-friendly Safeco Field this week.

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Tom Koehler, Miami Marlins (Sunday @ NYM)

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Howard Smith - USA Today Sports

Digging deep here, but Koehler has managed three quality starts out of four since joining the rotation and faces a weak New York Mets offense Sunday.