The landscape for starting pitching can change significantly base on your scoring settings, transaction rules and start/innings caps. In general starting pitching is KING in points leagues. You need to load up on both quality and volume to capitalize on elite two-start pitchers as often as possible. Roto formats, on the other hand, can bring other interesting twists, opening up the opportunity to deploy ratio-saving middle relievers to compensate for instability in your rotation. Still, with so few arms capable of churning out 200 elite innings these days, you’ll want to secure a top tier are in just about every format.
Studs (ADP): Max Scherzer (4), Chris Sale (9), Jacob DeGrom (10), Justin Verlander (22), Corey Kluber (23), Aaron Nola (25), Gerrit Cole (27), Blake Snell (28), Trevor Bauer (35), Carlos Carrasco (36), Noah Syndergaard (37)
Targets: Gerrit Cole (27), Zach Wheeler (95), Luis Castillo (124), Shane Bieber (152), Nick Pivetta (155), Collin McHugh (210), Brad Peacock (285), Chris Paddack (305), Joe Musgrove (338)
Overpriced: Jack Flaherty (68), Jose Berrios (72), Madison Bumgarner (82), David Price (89), Robbie Ray (120), Chris Archer (130), Jon Lster (168)