Ricky’s Week 1 5 Pack Fantasy Sleepers

Each week, Ricky Valero will unleash his 5-pack of fantasy sleepers for the upcoming week. These players are going to make for great value plays while you construct your weekly DFS lineups.

Week 1: fight!

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Top DFS Plays for 09/02/14

*Top hitters and pitchers highlight exceptional matchups that may include stars, lesser-known players and those on your waiver wires.

When I put together my top hitters and pitchers I factor in several things. First, prior matchup history, whether the hitter is hot and the pitcher’s history against that type of batter. Also, these matchups are normally released in the morning so make sure that you double-check the weather leading up to games in case they were postponed or the player got the day off.

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Top DFS hitters for today:

Torri Hunter vs. Carlos Carrasco - hitting .500 (6/12) with a 2B, a 3B, 2 HRs, 4 RBIs & a BB

Justin Upton, Chris Johnson & Freddie Freeman vs. Kyle Kendrick - Wouldn’t be mad if all three guys were in the lineup today.

Giancarlo Stanton vs. Jonathon Niese - hitting .375 (9/24) with 2 HRs, 5 RBIs & 2 BBs

Gregor Blanco vs. Jordan Lyles - hitting .500 (2/4) with a HR, 2 RBIs & a BB
Blanco took Lyles deep in their 1st head to head matchup, can he do it again?

Russell Martin vs. Adam Wainwright - hitting .370 (10/27) with 2 2Bs, 2 RBIs & 4 BBs

Ricky’s HR Guarantee: Giancarlo Stanton

Top DFS Pitcher for today:

Clayton Kershaw vs. Washington Nationals - I don’t care who this guy is facing if he is on the mound, I am starting him.

Movie of the Day – Hot Rod - This movie is one of my all-time favorites!!!!!!!! If you haven’t seen this, you need to change that tonight.

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Top DFS Plays for 09/01/14

*Top hitters and pitchers highlight exceptional matchups that may include stars, lesser-known players and those on your waiver wires.

When I put together my top hitters and pitchers I factor in several things. First, prior matchup history, whether the hitter is hot and the pitcher’s history against that type of batter. Also, these matchups are normally released in the morning so make sure that you double-check the weather leading up to games in case they were postponed or the player got the day off.

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Top DFS hitters for today:

Nick Markakis vs. Phil Hughes - hitting .320 (16/50) with 3 2Bs, 2 HRs, 7 RBIs & 2 BBs

Josh Harrison vs. Lance Lynn - hitting .417 (5/12) with a 2B, a HR & 2 RBIs

Robinson Cano vs. Jason Hammel - hitting .387 (12/31) with 2 2Bs, a HR, 5 RBIs & a BB

Josh Willingham vs. Colby Lewis - hitting .333 (8/24) with 3 2Bs, 4 HRs & 6 RBIs

Carlos Santana vs. David Price - hitting .417 (5/12) with 3 2Bs, a RBI & 3 BBs

Ricky’s HR Guarantee:

Top DFS Pitcher for today:

Corey Kluber vs. Detroit Tigers - Kluber in his last outing against the Tigers = 8 2/3 innings, 2 ERs, 10 Ks & 1 BB. Consider yourself warned if you don’t start the man, you won’t be making money today.

Song of the Day – Stay With Me by Sam Smith - Such a fantastic well written song. Smith’s voice could really bring Sunshine on a Cloudy day.

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Top DFS Plays for 08/31/14

*Top hitters and pitchers highlight exceptional matchups that may include stars, lesser-known players and those on your waiver wires.

When I put together my top hitters and pitchers I factor in several things. First, prior matchup history, whether the hitter is hot and the pitcher’s history against that type of batter. Also, these matchups are normally released in the morning so make sure that you double-check the weather leading up to games in case they were postponed or the player got the day off.

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Top DFS hitters for today:

Melky Cabrera vs. Brandon McCarthy - hitting .444 (4/99) with a 2B, 2 HRs & 4 RBIs

Derek Jeter vs. J.A. Happ - hitting .500 (7/14) with 2 HRs, 3 RBIs & a BB
Slump? Hitting over .330 against the Jays and hitting .286 on the Road. SLUMP OVER, for the night.

Jayson Heyward vs. Nathan Eovaldi - hitting .440 (11/25) with 2 2Bs, a 3B, 2 RBIs & a BB

Yasiel Puig vs. Eric Stults - hitting .545 (6/11) with a 2B, a RBI & a BB

Jimmy Rollins vs. Dillon Gee - hitting .464 (13/28) with 2 2Bs, 2 HRs, 5 RBIs & 3 BBs

Ryan Howard vs. Dillon Gee - hitting .391 (9/23) with a 2B, 6 RBIs & 14 RBIs & a BB

Ricky’s HR Guarantee: Ryan Howard

Top DFS Pitcher for today:

Dallas Keuchel vs. Texas Rangers - Timothy King’s BF has a 2.87 ERA at home this season and is facing the lowly Rangers, yes please.

Madison Bumgarner vs. Milwaukee Brewers - Now I am not a fan of his over 4.50 ERA at home but in the month of August Bum has a 3-1 record with 49 Ks and 2 BBs, unreal.

TV show of the Day – The Goldbergs - Excited it is coming back for a 2nd season, folks this show is amazing!!!!!

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Top DFS Plays for 08/30/14

*Top hitters and pitchers highlight exceptional matchups that may include stars, lesser-known players and those on your waiver wires.

When I put together my top hitters and pitchers I factor in several things. First, prior matchup history, whether the hitter is hot and the pitcher’s history against that type of batter. Also, these matchups are normally released in the morning so make sure that you double-check the weather leading up to games in case they were postponed or the player got the day off.

New to Daily Fantasy? Head over to FanDuel.com and use Promo Code SCRIPT and get 100% match on your first deposit!

Top DFS hitters for today:

Victor Martinez vs. Chris Sale - hitting .520 (13/25) with 3 2Bs, 2 HRs, 4 RBIs & a BB
You don’t have great numbers against an Ace like this for no reason. V-Mart is a beast, don’t be afraid of the matchup.

Garrett Jones vs. Aaron Harang - hitting .417 (10/24) with 3 2Bs, a HR, 6 RBIs & 2 BBs

Albert Pujols vs. Jeff Samardzija - hitting .462 (6/13) with a 2B, 3 HRs, 9 RBIS & 5 BBs

Marlon Byrd vs. Bartolo Colon - hitting .455 (5/11) with a HR, a RBI & 2 BBs

Ben Zobrist vs. Allen Webster – hitting 1.000 (1/1) with 2 BBs
Just trust me

Ricky’s HR Guarantee: Albert Pujols

Top DFS Pitcher for today:

Michael Pineda vs. Toronto Blue Jays - Pineda has been money since coming off the DL, going 17 1/3 innings and only allowing 4 runs over the 2 starts.

TV Show Trailer of the Day – Gotham – I have yet to see the 22 minute preview for the show but from the trailers alone this looks to be a good one. I hope it hits good and continues the comic book takeover.

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Top DFS Plays for 08/29/14

*Top hitters and pitchers highlight exceptional matchups that may include stars, lesser-known players and those on your waiver wires.

When I put together my top hitters and pitchers I factor in several things. First, prior matchup history, whether the hitter is hot and the pitcher’s history against that type of batter. Also, these matchups are normally released in the morning so make sure that you double-check the weather leading up to games in case they were postponed or the player got the day off.

New to Daily Fantasy? Head over to FanDuel.com and use Promo Code SCRIPT and get 100% match on your first deposit!

Top DFS hitters for today:

Neil Walker/Josh Harrison/ Russell Martin vs. Mike Leake - All batting above .300 with a HR against Leake
Leake is 1-0 with a 5.03 ERA against the Pirates in 3 starts. I really like this matchup for the above hitters.

Derek Jeter/Ichiro Suzuki vs. Mark Buehrle - Both guys are hitting better than .345 against Buehrle on their careers.
Buehrle also has a 6.89 ERA against the Yankees this season. I actually don’t hate stacking a bunch of Yankees today.

Jose Abreu vs. Justin Verlander - hitting .444 (4/9) with 2 HRs & 2 RBIs
In 3 games against JV, Abreu has taken him deep twice. Can he make it a 3rd time? I believe so.

Aramis Ramirez vs. Ryan Vogelsong - hitting .381 (8/21) with 2 HRs, 2 RBIs & a BB

Mark Trumbo vs. Christian Bergman - no previous history.
RHH vs. Bergman in his 4 starts are hitting .377 with 5 HRs

Ricky’s HR Guarantee: Jose Abreu  & Mark Trumbo

Top DFS Pitcher for today:

 Jon Lester vs. LA Angels - Lester went 7 innings, only giving up 5 hits and 1 run with 7 Ks in his last outing against the Angels. I look for him to have around the same success tonight as well.

Movie of the Day – Remember The Titans - Denzel is easily one of the my favorite actors and in this movie he showed why. This movie is hands down one of the best sports movies of all-time.

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Top DFS Plays for 08/28/14

*Top hitters and pitchers highlight exceptional matchups that may include stars, lesser-known players and those on your waiver wires.

When I put together my top hitters and pitchers I factor in several things. First, prior matchup history, whether the hitter is hot and the pitcher’s history against that type of batter. Also, these matchups are normally released in the morning so make sure that you double-check the weather leading up to games in case they were postponed or the player got the day off.

New to Daily Fantasy? Head over to FanDuel.com and use Promo Code SCRIPT and get 100% match on your first deposit!

Top DFS hitters for today:

Miguel Cabrera vs. Hiroki Kuroda - hitting .417 (5/12) with a 2B, 2 HRs & 3 RBIs

Justin Upton vs. Jonathon Niese - hitting .529 (9/17) with a 2B, 2 RBIs & 3 BBs

Anthony Rizzo vs. Dylan Axelrod – no previous history
RHH knocked Axelrod around in his first start (6/16 with 2 HRs & 2 RBIs)

Joe Mauer vs. Jeremy Guthrie – hitting .360 (9/25) with 3 HRs, 4 RBIs & 6 BBs
Mauer took Guthrie yard in their last matchup.

Ricky’s HR Guarantee: Justin Upton

Top DFS Pitcher for today:

Jeremy Hellickson vs. Baltimore Orioles - Hellickson has been really good since coming off the Dl. I love the matchup for him today.

Movie of the Day – Law Abiding Citizen – What a fantastic movie. Twist and turns were insane. If  you haven’t seen this check it out NOW!

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