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Week 18 Starts & Sits - All Starting Pitcher Matchups

Aaron Nola - Fantasy Baseball Rankings, MLB Injury News, DFS Lineup Picks

Another week and there continues to be a mess with starting rotations around the league. More starters are succumbing to the injury bug and some might even get traded. The SP planner should help you identify a few different options for Week 18 and assist in determining an optimal lineup. As always, do a little research and give your best effort when making decisions.

Below are the projected starting pitching matchups for Week 18 -- July 26th through August 1st -- which will be updated as rotations are announced and modified. This column will make continuous adjustments for any postponements or rotation shuffles, reflecting official beat writer speculation for as many unconfirmed rotation slots as possible.

If you've got any questions about which pitchers can capitalize on a juicy matchup and which ones might be worth putting on the pine against a fierce offense, this is the weekly piece for you. For every week of the fantasy baseball season, we look to analyze all of the projected starting pitcher matchups and put together our optimal lineups. Here at RotoBaller, we believe that it is key to analyze every SP matchup, each and every week, to help determine which SPs to start/sit and to hopefully find some hidden gems to bolster your teams. Let's set those optimal lineups!

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SP Matchups & Start/Sit Recommendations

This weekly piece considers the pitcher’s opponents, their outlook against lefties and righties, some ballpark factors, and historical splits. With all of this information, we then provide our start/sit recommendations for each starting pitcher matchup for the approaching week of fantasy baseball.

Each player will be valued with a Start/Sit recommendation. Additionally, you'll see a color-coded score behind the recommendation. Green and Red provide a strong vote of confidence in starting or sitting that player. Yellow identifies players that are on the fence in this writer's mind, but leaning either Start or Sit. You could determine your level of risk and make your own decisions.

This chart is updated daily as more rotations/starters are announced. This also includes any postponements due to weather, COVID, etc.

Legend:

  • The players in italics are the ones set for two-start weeks
  • Players that are grayed out are currently just projected starters, not confirmed



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