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Week 5 Fantasy Baseball: 10 Two-Start Pitchers To Start This Week

10 Two-Start Options For Week 5

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One of the best ways to rack up pitching points in fantasy baseball leagues is to start a pitcher that will make two starts in a given scoring period. It allows a hurler to rack up innings/strikeouts and helps fantasy owners rack up extra points in the process. To help you set your rotation this week, here are 10 of the best two-start options to take advantage of in Week 5 of the fantasy baseball season.

10. Jose Quintana, Chicago White Sox

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10. Jose Quintana, Chicago White Sox

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Quintana enters the week with a two-game losing streak and a rather high 1.33 WHIP. Fortunately, Quintana will get an extra start this week. He has been able rack up innings throughout the year and has averaged 102.4 pitches per start this year, so fantasy fans can expect him to easily rack up 12 innings in Week 5. He won't be an All-Star option, but he will do enough to warrant a start as a SP4.

Week 5 Starts: (4/29 vs. DET) (5/4 @ CLE)

9. Alfredo Simon, Cincinnati Reds

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9. Alfredo Simon, Cincinnati Reds

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Simon has been electric so far this season. He currently has a 1.30 ERA and his 0.94 WHIP is among the best in fantasy. The 32-year-old continues to go deep into games, as he has lasted at least six innings in each start. He will be good for at least 12 innings this week and will shine with the extra couple innings of work.

Week 5 Starts: (4/28 vs. CHC) (5/3 vs. MIL)

8. John Lackey, Boston Red Sox

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8. John Lackey, Boston Red Sox

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Lackey is coming off an eight-inning gem in which he fanned 11 batters and failed to walk a single batter. The veteran is starting to consistently hit his targets and looks dialed in right now. Lackey will be a must-startin Week 5 with the extra trip to the bump.

Week 5 Starts: (4/29 vs. TB) (5/4 vs. OAK)

7. Tyler Skaggs, Los Angeles Angels

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7. Tyler Skaggs, Los Angeles Angels

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Skaggs has quietly put together a strong start to the 2014 season. The southpaw has a 2-0 record and a glimmering 3.21 ERA. He has been masterful at keeping the ball on the ground, as he has allowed 50 ground ball outs compared to 35 fly ball outs. He will likely get banged up at some point this week, but he will do enough to be a decent SP3 in Week 5.

Week 5 Starts: (4/28 vs. CLE) (5/4 vs. TEX)

6. Jeff Samardzija, Chicago Cubs

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6. Jeff Samardzija, Chicago Cubs

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Samardzija currently has a lackluster 0-2 record, but the rest of his stat line is absolutely incredible. He currently has a 1.53 ERA to go along with a 1.10 WHIP in 35.1 innings of work. He does have two tough matchups this week, but he will still be worth the nod in Week 5 with the extra start.

Week 5 Starts: (4/28 @ CIN) (5/4 vs. STL)

5. C. C. Sabathia, New York Yankees

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5. C. C. Sabathia, New York Yankees

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Sabathia has been very erratic this year, but he is finally starting to come around. He has a 2.07 ERA over his last two starts and has won both outings. He has racked up 35 K’s through 32 innings and should easily finish with 10-plus K's this week. If you have been waiting on CC all spring, it is time to finally get him active.

Week 5 Starts: (4/29 vs. SEA) (5/4 vs. TB)

4. Kyle Lohse, Milwaukee Brewers

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4. Kyle Lohse, Milwaukee Brewers

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Lohse has been throwing bullets this month. He has allowed just three earned runs over his last three starts and has quietly won four straight contests. He has two tough road games this week, but he should still be able to post two quality starts this scoring period.

Week 5 Starts: (4/29 @ STL) (5/4 @ CIN)

3. Yovani Gallardo, Milwaukee Brewers

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3. Yovani Gallardo, Milwaukee Brewers

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Gallardo has a sizzling 1.42 ERA right now and the 28-year-old has pitched five consecutive quality starts. He will be one veteran arm to take advantage of this week and the right-hander should shine with the extra trip to the mound.

Week 5 Starts: (4/28 @ STL) (5/3 @ CIN)

2. Tony Cingrani, Cincinnati Reds

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2. Tony Cingrani, Cincinnati Reds

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Cingrani is one of the best young hurlers around. He has already fanned 30 batters in 28.1 innings of work and has a glimmering 2.86 ERA. He has a dream matchup against the Cubs this week and should be good for at least one win with 10-plus K’s.

Week 5 Starts: (4/29 vs. CHC) (5/4 VS. MIL)

1. Alex Wood, Atlanta Braves

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1. Alex Wood, Atlanta Braves

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Wood was a popular sleeper this off-season and he has surprisingly lived up to the hype this year. He currently has an 1.54 ERA to go along with a glimmering 0.97 WHIP. He has also struck out 35 batters through 35 innings of work and is coming off back-to-back eight-inning performances. Expect Wood to be one of the most efficient fantasy starters in Week 5.

Week 5 Starts: (4/28 vs. SD) (5/4 vs. SF)