Zach McAllister
Zach McAllister, Cleveland Indians vs. Kansas City Royals
McAllister is 2-0 with a 2.04 ERA and a 1.19 WHIP. He has thrown 7.2 scoreless innings at home. He’s 4-3 lifetime in April with a 2.83 ERA.
Season Totals:  3-6, 101 IP, 80 Ks, 4.37 ERA (49 earned runs), 1.46 WHIP (106 hits, 41 walks)

Jesse Chavez
Jesse Chavez, Oakland A’s vs. Houston Astros
Chavez is winless in three starts, but has a 1.35 ERA and a 0.85 WHIP with quality starts against the Mariners, Twins and Angels. He threw 6.1 scoreless innings against the Astros last year.
Season Totals:  3-6, 95.1 IP, 75 Ks, 4.25 ERA (45 earned runs), 1.41 WHIP (98 hits, 36 walks)

King Felix
Here’s a breakdown of the two-start pitchers for the week of April 21st-27th.
Five Stars
Adam Wainwright: @NYM, PIT
Chris Sale: @DET, TB
Cliff Lee: @LAD, @ARI
Felix Hernandez: HOU, TEX
Julio Teheran: MIA, CIN
Justin Verlander: CWS, @MIN
Yu Darvish: @OAK, @SEA
Four Stars
Andrew Cashner: @MIL, @WAS
Anibal Sanchez: CWS, @MIN
Francisco Liriano: CIN, @STL
Hyun-Jin Ryu: PHI, COL
James Shields: @CLE, @BAL
Johnny Cueto: @PIT, @ATL
Masahiro Tanaka: @BOS, LAA
Three Stars
Edinson Volquez: CIN, @STL
Garrett Richards: @WAS, @NYY
Ian Kennedy: @MIL, @WAS
Jason Hammel: ARI , @MIL )
Jon Lester: NYY, @TOR
Tom Koehler: @ATL  @NYM
Travis Wood: ARI, @MIL
Wily Peralta: SD, CHC
Zach McAllister: KC, @SF
Two Stars
A.J. Burnett: @LAD  @ARI
Clay Buchholz: BAL  @TOR
Dallas Keuchel: @SEA, OAK
Dan Straily: TEX, @HOU
Dillon Gee: STL, MIA
Jake Odorizzi: MIN, @CWS
John Danks: @DET, TB
Jorge De La Rosa: SF, @LAD
Miguel Gonzalez: @TOR, KC
Mike Leake: @PIT, @ATL
R.A. Dickey: BAL, BOS
Scott Feldman: @SEA, OAK
Tanner Roark: LAA, SD
Taylor Jordan: LAA  SD
Tommy Milone: TEX, @HOU
Wei-Yin Chen: @BOS  KC
One Star
Brandon McCarthy: @CHC, PHI
Bronson Arroyo: @CHC, PHI
Danny Salazar: KC, @SF
Jenrry Mejia: STL, MIA
Jeremy Guthrie: @CLE, @BAL
Mike Pelfrey: @TB, DFT
Paul Maholm: PHI, COL
Ryan Vogelsong: @COL, CLE


Roenis Elias
Roenis Elias, Seattle Mariners @ Miami Marlins
Elias is 1-1 with a 2.16 ERA and a 1.02 WHIP. A favorable matchup with the Marlins should keep him on a roll.
Season Totals:  2-6, 89.1 IP, 72 Ks, 4.53 ERA (45 earned runs), 1.43 WHIP (94 hits, 34 walks)

Chris Johnson, in some ways, was a victim of his own success. He set the world on fire with 2,006 rushing yards in 2009. He added 503 receiving yards and 16 total touchdowns. While he never came close to those numbers again, he has averaged 1,454 total yards the past three seasons. His scoring dipped to 6.7 touchdowns per season during that stretch, but the Tennessee Titans were a mess as a whole. Can he succeed with the New York Jets?
Since averaging 4.9 yards per carry as a rookie and 5.6 ypc during the season that coined the nickname CJ2K, he has averaged 4.3, 4.0, 4.5 and 3.9 ypc and dozens of not-so-flattering variations of his moniker. Still, 1,454 total yards and 6.7 touchdowns is nothing to sneeze at.
Last year Tennessee averaged 4.1 ypc and 118.4 rushing yards per game as a team compared to 4.4 and 134.9 by the Jets. In 2012 the Jets averaged 118.5 yards compared to 105.4 from the Jets. In 2012 it was 105.8 for the Jets and 89.9 for the Titans. Clearly Rex Ryan believes in running the football.
Johnson will have a little stiffer competition for carries this year. He shared the load last year with Shonn Greene, who managed to gain 3.8 ypc on 77 carries. In New York he’ll share the load with Chris Ivory. Ivory averaged 4.6 ypc on 182 carries. If Bilal Powell, who averaged 4.0 ypc on 176 carries is also in the mix, there isn’t enough for Johnson to continue his past success.
Johnson will be a low-end RB2 at best. Ivory moves to RB3 status. This is a move that should help the Jets, but hurt fantasy owners.
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Alfredo Simon
Alfredo Simon, Cincinnati Reds @ Chicago Cubs
Simon is 1-1 with a 1.20 ERA and a 0.73 WHIP. He has a career 3.98 ERA and a 2.64 ERA since joining the Reds in 2012. Simon has a 3.38 career ERA against the Cubs
Season Totals:  2-5, 83.1 IP, 70 Ks, 4.43 ERA (41 earned runs), 1.42 WHIP (85 hits, 33 walks)

Scott Feldman Astros
Scott Feldman, Houston Astros vs. Kansas City Royals
Feldman is 2-0 with a 0.44 ERA and a 0.73 WHIP. He has held the Rangers, Yankees and Angels to one run in 20.2 innings. He was 1-0 against the Royals last year with a 2.25 ERA. Lifetime he’s 4-2 with a 3.12 ERA against them.
Season Totals:  2-5, 77.1 IP, 66 Ks, 4.31 ERA (37 earned runs), 1.42 WHIP (79 hits, 31 walks)

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