These next few weeks are the best time to utilize the two-start pitcher philosophy.

Much of fantasy baseball is just outlasting the others in your league. For some, the next few weeks is going to determine whether they stay active or not throughout the season. Now’s the time to dominate those owners, and overwhelm people in strikeouts and quality starts.

Here’s the best two-start options in week 6 of the fantasy baseball season.

Danny Duffy offers a nice two-start option in week 6 of the fantasy baseball season. Flickr/Keith Allison

Danny Duffy, SP, Kansas City Royals

This season, I would try my best to avoid any Royals starter. But Duffy hasn’t been terrible in the past, despite a recent rough patch.

He’s given up at least four earned runs in each of his last three starts, victimized by the long ball.

However, he has decent matchups this week and he offers some upside. He’s not as bad as he’s looked in recent weeks. During the three starts before this recent downturn, he had allowed four earned runs during 17 innings of work.

He also gives you a good shot at strikeouts, especially since he draws Baltimore on Tuesday, which has the worst batting average in Major League Baseball, and the Indians on Sunday. Cleveland is improving on offense, but they’re still a middle-of-the-pack offense in terms of batting average.

Duffy is available in more than half of fantasy baseball leagues, so he offers some promise this week as a two-start pitcher.

Sean Newcomb, SP, Atlanta Braves

Newcomb offers tremendous upside this week with two quality matchups.

He will square off against Tampa Bay and Miami this week, offenses that can’t push runs across home plate. The Rays are one of the best teams in terms of batting average in the league, but rank 20th in runs.

Meanwhile, the Marlins rank last in run production in Major League Baseball.

It’s not only the matchups that have me salivating for Newcomb’s two starts this week. He’s coming off an outing where he went seven innings, allowing no runs, striking out eight and allowing just three baserunners.

Since his first start of the season, where he allowed five earned runs, he’s given up more than two earned runs only once.

He’s an easy find for two starts this week.

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