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Fantasy Baseball Forecaster: August 28 - September 3

A look at pitching and hitting matchups for Fantasy Baseball Week 21

Charles LeClaire-USA TODAY Sports

Forecaster updated 9/1 8:00 AM ET

Pitching Matchups

Looking at pitching matchups some owners might be trying to decide on. Emphasis on pitchers owned in 70%-40% of leagues AKA the streaming tier. Did not include obvious starters like Max Scherzer and Chris Sale on days with a full slate of games.

Monday, August 28

Start
Marcus Stroman vs Red Sox
Luis Severino vs Indians
Drew Pomeranz @ Blue Jays
Aaron Nola vs Braves
Jeff Samardzija @ Padres

Stream
Jhoulys Chacin vs Giants

AL/NL Only
Mike Montgomery vs Pirates
Trevor Williams @ Cubs
Andrew Heaney vs Athletics

Avoid
Jose Urena @ Nationals
Antonio Senzatela vs Tigers
Ian Kennedy vs Rays

Tuesday, August 29

Start
Ervin Santana vs White Sox
Rich Hill @ Diamondbacks
Dylan Bundy vs Mariners
Zack Godley vs Dodgers

Stream
Alex Cobb @ Royals
Mike Fiers vs Rangers
Luke Weaver @ Brewers
Matt Moore @ Padres

AL/NL Only
Chad Kuhl @ Cubs

Avoid
Michael Fulmer @ Rockies
German Marquez vs Tigers
Edwin Jackson vs Marlins

Wednesday, August 30

Start
Jose Quintana vs Pirates
Robbie Ray vs Dodgers
Rick Porcello @ Blue Jays
Jose Berrios vs White Sox

Stream
Trevor Bauer @ Yankees
Chase Anderson vs Cardinals
Hyun-Jin Ryu @ Diamondbacks
Parker Bridwell vs Athletics

AL/NL Only
Jerad Eickhoff vs Braves
Chad Bettis vs Tigers
Kendall Graveman @ Angels
Mark Leiter Jr. vs Braves

Avoid
Jason Vargas vs Rays
Ivan Nova @ Cubs
Julio Teheran @ Phillies
J.A. Happ vs Red Sox
Jake Odorizzi @ Royals

Thursday, August 31

Start
Gio Gonzalez @ Brewers
Kyle Hendricks vs Braves
Kenta Maeda @ Diamondbacks

Stream
Michael Wacha @ Giants
Eduardo Rodriguez @ Yankees
Collin McHugh vs Rangers
CC Sabathia vs Red Sox

AL/NL Only
Miguel Gonzalez @ Twins
Robert Stephenson vs Mets

Avoid
Zach Davies vs Nationals
Marco Estrada @ Orioles

Friday, September 1

Start
Clayton Kershaw @ Padres
Gerrit Cole vs Reds
Cole Hamels vs Angels
Sonny Gray vs Red Sox

Stream
John Lackey vs Braves
Kevin Gausman vs Blue Jays
Tanner Roark @ Brewers
Luis Castillo @ Pirates
Mike Leake vs Athletics

AL/NL Only
Mike Clevinger @ Tigers
Blake Snell @ White Sox
Jack Flaherty @ Giants

Avoid
Jimmy Nelson vs Nationals
Johnny Cueto vs Cardinals
Taijuan Walker @ Rockies
Sean Manaea @ Mariners
Dinelson Lamet vs Dodgers

Saturday, September 2

Start
Masahiro Tanaka vs Red Sox
Drew Pomeranz vs Yankees
Lance Lynn @ Giants
Aaron Nola @ Marlins
Brad Peacock vs Mets

Stream
Patrick Corbin @ Rockies
Charlie Morton vs Mets
Carlos Rodon vs Rays
Dan Straily vs Philles

AL/NL Only
Chris Stratton vs Cardinals
Jharel Cotton @ Mariners

Avoid
Jon Lester vs Braves
Jon Gray vs Diamondbacks
Jameson Taillon vs Reds
Jhoulys Chacin vs Dodgers
Matt Harvey @ Houston

Sunday, September 3

Start
Ervin Santana vs Royals
Luis Severino vs Red Sox
Alex Wood @ Padres
Jeff Samardzija vs Cardinals

Stream
Zack Godley @ Rockies
Mike Fiers vs Mets
Luke Weaver @ Giants
Jose Urena vs Phillies

AL/NL Only
Lucas Giolito vs Rays
Mike Montgomery vs Braves
Jake Junis @ Twins
Trevor Williams vs Reds

Avoid
Michael Fulmer vs Indians
Edwin Jackson @ Brewers
Antonio Senzatela vs Diamondbacks
R.A. Dickey @ Cubs

Hitting Matchups

A look at some readily available hitters who are projected to do well this week, position by position.

Catcher
Alex Avila, Cubs 7(PIT,ATL)
James McCann, Tigers 6(@COL,CLE)

First Base
Rhys Hoskins, Philles 7(ATL,@MIA)
Mike Napoli, Rangers 6(@HOU,LAA)

Second Base
Brandon Phillips, Braves 7(@PHI,@CHC)
Ian Happ, Cubs 7(PIT,ATL)

Shortstop
Amed Rosario, Mets 6(@CIN,@HOU)
Marcus Semien, Athletics 6(@LAA,@SEA)

Third Base
Eugenio Suarez, Reds 6(NYM,@PIT)
Chase Headley, Yankees 7(CLE,BOS)

Outfield
Aaron Hicks, Yankees 7(CLE,BOS)
Kevin Kiermaier, Rays 6(@KC,@CHW)
Nick Williams, Phillies 7 (ATL,@MIA)
Matt Olsen, Athletics 6(@LAA,@SEA)