Memorial Day presents fantasy baseball managers with a swarm of two-start pitchers this week.
Rather than the usual partial slate of Monday affairs, every team will take the field on the national holiday. Thursday will not provide a rest for two-thirds of the league, as 20 teams are in action every day this week.
Because of this bounty of two-start options, this week’s “Start ‘Em or Sit ‘Em Breakdown” will focus heavily on hurlers taking the mound twice. Managers obviously shouldn’t bench Stephen Strasburg or Adam Wainwright because they each only get one chance to help fantasy squads, but a mid-level starter with a testy opponent may have to ride the pine.
Then again, what about a slumping ace with an ERA that’s traveling further north than Jon Snow and the Night’s Watch?
Get your lineups set for a busy week before starting up the grill.
Note: All advanced statistics are courtesy of FanGraphs.