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Fantasy Baseball Forecaster: September 18-24

A look at pitching and hitting matchups for Fantasy Baseball Week 24

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Forecaster updated 9/22 10:00 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. *September call ups + several teams going with a 6-man rotation mean these matchups will be very fluid throughout this week and the rest of the season*

Monday, September 18

Start
Ervin Santana @ Yankees
Dylan Bundy vs Red Sox

Stream
Patrick Corbin @ Padres

AL/NL Only
Jharel Cotton @ Tigers

Avoid
Dan Straily vs Mets
Doug Fister @ Orioles
Jameson Taillon vs Brewers
Matt Harvey @ Marlins

Tuesday, September 19

Start
Drew Pomeranz @ Orioles
Jose Berrios @ Yankees
Aaron Nola vs Dodgers
Zack Godley @ Padres

Stream
Chase Anderson @ Pirates
Mike Clevinger @ Angels
Kevin Gausman vs Red Sox
Luis Giolito @ Astros
Mike Leake vs Rangers

AL/NL Only
Collin McHugh vs White Sox
Trevor Williams vs Brewers
Luiz Gohara vs Nationals

Avoid
Chris Archer vs Cubs
Johnny Cueto vs Rockies
CC Sabathia vs Twins
German Marquez @ Giants

Wednesday, September 20

Start
Luis Severino vs Twins
Gio Gonzalez @ Braves
Robbie Ray @ Padres
Alex Wood @ Phillies
Luke Weaver @ Reds

Stream
Brad Peacock vs White Sox
Jose Urena vs Mets
Dinelson Lamet vs Diamondbacks
Josh Tomlin @ Angels

AL/NL Only
Blake Snell vs Cubs
Jake Junis @ Blue Jays
Tyler Chatwood @ Giants
Daniel Mengden @ Tigers

Avoid
Felix Hernandez vs Rangers
Andrew Cashner @ Mariners

Thursday, September 21

Start
Jake Arrieta @ Brewers
Kenta Maeda @ Phillies
Tanner Roark @ Braves

Stream
Zach Davies vs Cubs
J.A. Happ vs Royals

AL/NL Only
Tyler Anderson @ Padres

Avoid
Cole Hamels @ Mariners
James Paxton vs Rangers
Jason Vargas @ Blue Jays
Danny Salazar @ Angels
Parker Bridwell vs Indians

Friday, September 22

Start
Masahiro Tanaka @ Blue Jays
Rich Hill vs Giants
Trevor Bauer @ Mariners
Rick Porcello @ Reds
Jeff Samardzija @ Dodgers

Stream
Jon Gray @ Padres
Michael Wacha @ Pirates
John Lackey @ Brewers
Alex Cobb @ Orioles
Kyle Gibson @ Tigers

AL/NL Only
Reynaldo Lopez vs Royals
Ben Lively @ Braves

Avoid
Marco Estrada vs Yankees
Ivan Nova vs Cardinals
Garrett Richards @ Astros
Brandon Woodruff vs Cubs

Saturday, September 23

Start
Madison Bumgarner @ Dodgers
Ervin Santana @ Tigers
Kyle Hendricks @ Brewers
Sonny Gray @ Blue Jays
Lance Lynn @ Pirates

Stream
Julio Teheran vs Phillies
Charlie Morton vs Angels
Eduardo Rodriguez @ Reds
Hyun-Jin Ryu vs Giants
Jake Odorizzi @ Orioles

AL/NL Only
Jhoulys Chacin vs Rockies
Robert Stephenson vs Red Sox

Avoid
Danny Duffy @ White Sox
Taijuan Walker vs Marlins
Dan Straily @ Diamondbacks
Sean Manaea vs Rangers

Sunday, September 24

Start
Jose Quintana @ Brewers
Dylan Bundy vs Rays
Jose Berrios @ Tigers
Patrick Corbin vs Marlins

Stream
Chase Anderson vs Cubs
Lucas Giolito vs Royals
German Marquez @ Padres

AL/NL Only
Collin McHugh vs Angels
Jordan Montgomery @ Blue Jays
Martin Perez @ Athletics
Luiz Gohara vs Phillies

Avoid
Mike Leake vs Indians
Doug Fister @ Reds
Matt Harvey vs Nationals

Hitting Matchups

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

Catcher
Mike Zunino, Mariners 6(TEX,CLE)
Robinson Chirinos, Rangers 6(@SEA,@OAK)

First Base
Matt Olson, Athletics 6(@DET,TEX)
Dominic Smith, Mets 6(@MIA,WAS)

Second Base
Ozzie Albies, Braves 6(WAS,PHI)
Yoan Moncada, White Sox 6(@HOU,KC)

Shortstop
Tim Anderson, White Sox 6(@HOU,KC)
Marcus Semien, Athletics 6(@DET,TEX)

Third Base
Maikel Franco, Phillies 7(LAD,@ATL)
Hernan Perez, Brewers 7(@PIT,CHC)

Outfield
Mitch Haniger, Mariners 6(TEX,CLE)
Michael Taylor, Nationals 6(@ATL,@NYM)
Nick Williams, Phillies 7(LAD,@ATL)
Jose Martinez, Cardinals 6(@CIN,@PIT)
Brandon Moss, Royals 6(@TOR,@CHW)