Starting pitcher projections for Week 21: Aug. 28-Sept. 3

Matt Harvey is in line to return to the mound for the Mets this week. Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports

The Fantasy Baseball Forecaster pitching grid has been updated as of Saturday, Sept. 2, at 10:15 a.m. ET.

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David Price (DL: elbow) has resumed throwing, but the Boston Red Sox haven't yet provided a timetable for his return to the rotation.

Though the Tampa Bay Rays haven't yet provided a timetable for his return to the rotation, Jacob Faria (DL: abdominal) has already reported feeling better and isn't expected to miss much longer than the minimum stay. He's already eligible to return at the onset of Week 21. Matt Andriese is expected to join the Rays' rotation on Sunday, bumping Austin Pruitt to the bullpen.

The Cleveland Indians are expected to activate Josh Tomlin (DL: hamstring) sometime during their Sept. 1-3 weekend series. As the team has posted scheduled starters for their Sept. 1-2 games, Tomlin seems likely to start on Sept. 3, pushing Trevor Bauer's next start back into Week 22.

Though the Detroit Tigers activated Daniel Norris (groin) and Anibal Sanchez (hamstring) on Sept. 1, both made Thursday minor league rehabilitation starts on Thursday and therefore wouldn't be on adequate rest to rejoin the big-league rotation during Week 21. With Michael Fulmer (fingers) sidelined for at least two starts, the team will promote Chad Bell to take Fulmer's place on Sept. 3.

Onelki Garcia will make a spot start for the Kansas City Royals on Sept. 2.

Mike Leake made his Seattle Mariners debut on Sept. 1, bumping Marco Gonzales to the bullpen for at least one turn through the team's rotation.

The Atlanta Braves, who need a spot/sixth starter as a result of their Wednesday doubleheader, will give Max Fried a start on Sept. 3.

Matt Harvey (DL: shoulder) made a rehabilitation start for Double-A Binghamton on Saturday and will rejoin the New York Mets' rotation in time for Game 1 of their doubleheader on Sept. 2 in Houston.

The Philadelphia Phillies, who need a spot/sixth starter as a result of their Wednesday doubleheader, will likely give Jake Thompson a start on Sept. 3.

Jon Lester (DL: shoulder, lat) is expected to rejoin the Chicago Cubs' rotation on Sept. 2, but Mike Montgomery will remain in the rotation for one more turn, working on Sept. 3. The team will use six starters though Week 21.

The Milwaukee Brewers will next need a fifth starter on Sept. 2, at which point they'll summon Brandon Woodruff to resume the role. The Brewers will also skip Matt Garza's spot in their rotation on Sept. 3, with Brent Suter (shoulder) the most likely replacement.

The Colorado Rockies will skip Antonio Senzatela's spot in their rotation on Sept. 3, moving German Marquez up to pitch that game.

The Los Angeles Dodgers will give Brock Stewart a spot start in Game 1 of their Sept. 2 doubleheader, and activate Alex Wood (DL: SC joint) to start on Sept. 3.

The San Diego Padres will need a spot/sixth starter at some point from Sept. 1-5 due to their Sept. 2 doubleheader, and will give Jordan Lyles a spot start in Game 2 of that doubleheader. Luis Perdomo loses his second start of Week 21.

With Johnny Cueto back in action, the San Francisco Giants are now using a six-man rotation for the foreseeable future. Madison Bumgarner (flu) was scratched from his Thursday start, however, with Matt Cain filling in, and Bumgarner could rejoin the Giants' rotation as early as Sept. 3.