Top DFS Plays for 08/20/14

*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:

Mike Trout vs. Clay Buchholz - hitting .462 (6/13) with 2 HRs, 3 RBIs & a BB

Stephen Drew vs. Scott Feldman - hitting .455 (5/11) with 2 3Bs, a HR, 4 RBIs & 3 BBs

Adam LaRoche vs. Trevor Cahill - hitting .364 (4/11) with 2 2Bs, a HR, 4 RBIs & a BB

Jon Jay vs. Johnny Cueto - hitting .476 (10/21) with a 2B, 3 HRs, 7 RBIs & a BB
Jay has been red hot at the plate hitting .500 with a pair of doubles and 4 RBIs in the last week

Jay Bruce cs. Lance Lynn – hitting .474 (9/19) with a 2B, 2 3Bs, 2 HRs, 8 RBIs & 2 BBs

Ricky’s HR Guarantee: Jay Bruce

Top DFS Pitcher for today:

Jake Ordozzi vs. Detroit Tigers - Ordozzi has been on fire over this last two starts. 13 innings 7 hits, 2 runs, 15 Ks and 1 BB.

Movie of the Day – Transcendence - This movie had a cool little idea behind it, it wasn’t executed as well as it should’ve been but I didn’t hate it as much as I thought I was going to.

Top DFS Plays for 08/19/14

*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:

Mike Napoli vs. Jered Weaver - hitting .345 (10/29) with 2 2Bs, 3 HRs, 3 RBIs & 5 BBs
Napoli has Weaver’s number and it showed in their last matchup as Nap took him deep.

Adrian Beltre vs. Jarred Cosart - hitting .667 (4/6) with 2 2Bs, 2 HRs & 4 RBIs

Adam Jones vs. Jose Quintana - hitting .556 (5/9) with a 2B, 2 HRs, 3 RBIs & 2 BBs

Michael Cuddyer vs. James Shields - hitting .412 (7/17) with 2 2Bs, a HR, 5 RBIs & 2 BBs

Ryan Braun vs. J.A. Happ - hitting .308 (8/26) with a 2B, a 3B, 3 HRs, 8 RBIs & 2 BBs

Justin Morneau vs. James Shields - hitting .341 (15/44) with 6 2Bs, 4 HRs, 11 RBIs & 2 BBs

Ricky’s HR Guarantee: Ryan Braun

Top DFS Pitcher for today:

Stephen Strasburg vs. Arizona Diamondbacks - Strasburg is looking to build off that last great start and can do so with this matchup against the D’Backs.

Movie of the Day – Aladdin – I am not a big Disney/Cartoon movie guy but this movie is amazing and Williams as Genie was just one of the biggest highlights from the film.

Top DFS Plays for 08/17/14

*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:

Curtis Granderson vs. Jake Arrieta - hitting .409 (9/22) with a 2B, a 3B, 3 HRs, 8 RBIs & a BB
Just what the Doctor ordered for Granderson’s slump, a great matchup.

Joe Mauer vs. Jeremy Guthrie - hitting .333 (8/24) with 2 HRs, 3 RBIs & 4 BBs
Mauer is hot since coming off the DL and I like this matchup for him today.

Adrian Gonzalez vs. Kyle Lohse – hitting .385 (10/26) with 5 2Bs, 2 HRs, 4 RBIs & 3 BBs

Adrian Beltre vs. Hector Santiago - hitting .400 (4/10) with a 2B, 2 HRs, 2 RBIs & 2 BBs

Michael Morse vs. David Buchanan - no previous history
Morse has had nice success against RHP this season.

Ricky’s HR Guarantee: Curtis Granderson

Top DFS Pitcher for today:

Adam Wainwright vs. San Diego Padres - In Wainwright’s last 4 starts against the Padres he is 3-1 with 1.48 ERA.

Collin McHugh vs. Boston Red Sox - McHugh is 2-3 with a 1.86 ERA on the road this season. This is a cheap pitching option that could really turn out to have a some fantastic value.

Movie of the day – Insomnia - Another fantastic Robin Williams film to add the theme for the week. Honestly watching him act is beyond amazing, he was classic funny guy and he could play a super serious role as well.

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Top DFS Plays for 08/16/14

*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:

Miguel Cabrera vs. Felix Hernandez - hitting .417 (10/24) with 2 2Bs, 2 RBIs & 3 BBs
One of the best hitters in baseball vs. One of the best pitchers….. This is going to be a fun matchup.

Alex Gordon vs. Phil Hughes - hitting .333 (8/24) with 2 2Bs, 4 RBIs & 2 BBs

Josh Donaldson vs. Julio Teheran - no previous history
Donaldson is hitting .417 (10/24) with 2 HRs and 6 RBIs over the last week. DONALDSON IS GOING YARD TONIGHT FOLKS!!!!!

Starlin Castro vs. Jonathon Niese - hitting .313 (5/16) with a 3B, a HR & 5 RBIs

Adrian Gonzalez vs. Yovani Gallardo - hitting .286 (4/14) with a 3B, a HR, 4 RBIs & a BB
Matchup might not look enticing but Gonzo is the hottest hitter in baseball, he is hitting .500 with 2 HRs & 9 RBIs this week.

Ricky’s HR Guarantee: Josh Donaldson

Top DFS Pitcher for today:

Clayton Kershaw vs. Milwaukee Brewers - Do I really need to explain this one?

Sonny Gray vs. Atlanta Braves - Gray is 5-2 with a 2.39 ERA on the road this season and the Braves aren’t playing good baseball right now.

Movie of the day: One Hour Photo - One of Robin Williams weirdest performances. It was such a dark movie and he just was so good in this film.

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Interview with Lets Be Cops star Joshua Ormond

I had the chance to interview star of the #1 movie in America Let’s Be Cops – Joshua Ormond. The 14-year old star as Little Joey in the film. I had the great pleasure in talking with him, we talked everything from what it was like onset with co-stars Damon Wayans Jr and Jake Johnson to what he likes to do on his downtime to what his plans are for the future.

Check out the full interview here:

http://www.blogtalkradio.com/thesportsscript/2014/08/14/interview-with-lets-be-cops-star-joshua-Ormond

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Top DFS Plays for 08/15/14

*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:

Robinson Cano vs. Rick Porcello – hitting .389 (7/18) with 2 2Bs, 3 RBIs & 2 BBs

Buster Posey vs. Cole Hamels – hitting .571 (8/14) with 4 2Bs, a HR, 5 RBIs & a BB

Jayson Heyward vs. Jason Hammel – hitting .583 (7/12)
Heyward is hitting .303 against RHP this season.

Adam LaRoche vs. Charlie Morton – hitting .600 (3/5) with a HR & 4 RBIs

Freddie Freeman vs. Jason Hammel – hitting .800 (4/5) with a HR, 2 RBIs & a BB

Ricky’s HR Guarantee: Freddie Freeman

Top DFS Pitcher for today:

Madison Bumgarner vs. Philadelphia Phillies - Last outing against the Phillies, Bumgarner pitched a gem going 8 strong with only 5 hits, no runs and 6 Ks.

Movie of the day: Good Will Hunting - Robin Williams tribute continues with probably my favorite movie of his. This move has so many memorable scenes and moments, just unreal. If you have never seen this, you are truly missing out on a classic.

5 Burning Questions: Fantasy Running Backs

The fantasy football Season is upon us and our team here at The Sports Script wants to make sure you are completely prepared for your draft! Our football staff will be periodically releasing questions and answers to burning questions that the readers have at each position. Our talented team of writers  has you covered! Today we continue with our running back installment.

5 Questions about Fantasy RBs

1. Who are you taking with the #1 pick? Why?

Gallimore: I am taking Adrian Peterson. With Norv Turner in town I see the receptions increasing and AP getting the ball in space which will lead to good things. Also, truth be told, I am a huge AP fan and just like watching him play. Fantasy Football is about having fun too, right?

Moore: Jamaal Charles. Not sure why isn’t getting picked #1 overall in PPR. He’s a dynamic runner and a hell of a receiver. He had more receptions, receiving yards and touchdowns than Shady last season. Sproles is an Eagle now and should eat into McCoy’s targets. Charles will once again be the team leader in Kansas City in pretty much everything.

Hines: If you haven’t looked at it yet, make sure you read my column on why I think AP should be #1 in almost any fantasy format this year. In this article I compare AP to Jamaal Charles but the stats on AP really show why I think he is looking at a huge 2014.

Valero: Peterson. Charles just got paid and while he will be good this year, he just isn’t going to finish #1 overall. I actually think he finishes outside the top 5. McCoy will finish in the top 5 and don’t hate him at #1 but Sproles is going to cut into some of his targets.

2. Which late-round RB will make the biggest impact?

Gallimore: I am considering late round as anything after pick 100. Based on that, I like Chris Ivory with an ADP of 133 right now. He will be the goal line back and I just don’t trust Chris Johnson to run hard. If Ivory stays healthy (big if) he could be in line for a nice season. The Jets are going to run the ball a whole lot.

Moore: James White. The Pats like to rotate backs and he has impressed so far in camp. If Vereen gets hurt and/or Ridley has ball security problems again, White will be a starter and could easily put up RB3 stats. He is a 3-down back and will have the chance to get some serious touches right out of the gate if he keeps this up.

Hines: André Williams went #130 in my last mock draft on ESPN and I think he has a chance to be a s-t-u-d! He was already projected to be in the mix this year in a Coughlin offense that loves to run. Unfortunately, David Wilson’s injury is going to keep him out but his carries have to go somewhere and I think they are going to go to Williams. Look for him later when people are drafting “elite” defenses.

Valero: Mark Ingram is a guy that I am targeting super late in drafts. He’s not in the best situation for a running back, but I think he could have a nice season. He is the 47th ranked RB (according to Fantasy Pros) and I think he has a chance to finish in the top 25 this year which means he’d be a steal for fantasy owners.

3. Your biggest bust? Go.

Gallimore: I’m going with Arian Foster. He is already hurt and the Texans will be running a new system. It just doesn’t appear that Foster is into football at the moment (talking about retirement a bit). I wouldn’t touch him until the late 2nd or early 3rd round and he will be taken before that.

Moore: Tie between Bishop Sankey and Trent Richardson, but since Sankey is being drafted higher. He is going to be playing in an offense where they will pass the ball a lot.  Sankey may only end up being a 2-down back and Shonn Greene will take both 3rd down and goal-line touches. Sankey is being drafted as a mid-tier RB2, but probably won’t even perform as an RB2.

Hines: Frank Gore. Year after year we think Gore is going to decline and year after year he proves us wrong. That being said, I think 2014 is the year where we finally see a decline in workload and production. The 49ers also just released their backup RB in Kendall Hunter. Carlos Hyde is currently going undrafted in 10 team drafts. If you are looking for this year’s Zac Stacy, I think Carlos Hyde could be a game changer. Don’t sleep on him.

Valero: I have a laundry list of guys I don’t like this year but I am going to roll with Le’Veon Bell. While I like him a lot and think he has a ton of talent, the signing of LeGarrette Blount is really going to have an impact on Bell’s goal-line touches. Being selected in the top 10 right now, I just don’t see him finishing there.

4. Best handcuff target?

Gallimore: I tend not to target handcuffs just for handcuff sake. I look for someone who has skills to flourish and take over if possible. The obvious name on everyone’s list is Christine Michael so I won’t go there. Instead, I am looking at Charles Sims in Tampa. Thought of as a Matt Forte type as he can do it all given the chance plus he is Lovie’s guy and might get a shot even if Martin doesn’t get hurt.

Moore: Bryce Brown. The Bills wouldn’t have traded for him if they didn’t really like him. CJ Spiller is prone to getting hurt and Fred Jackson (while I adore him), could break down and need to rest. Enter Bryce in the most run-friendly offense in the league. He has talent but was always over-shadowed by Shady McCoy in Philly. He could put up low-end RB2 numbers if opportunity knocks.

Hines: Whoops, did I just combine questions 3 & 4? Carlos Hyde is one of my handcuffs for 2014, but my biggest handcuff would be Christine Michael. Michael will be backing up Marshawn Lynch and is the RB of the future in Seattle. If you are in a dynasty/keeper league, make sure this guy is on your team. I am also looking at Ahmad Bradshaw. Bradshaw is “backing up” Trent Richardson in Indianapolis. Remember what T-Rich did last year? Draft Bradshaw at the end of your draft, even if you pass by Richardson.

Valero: Playing the handcuff game can be tricky. I like taking starting tailbacks early and often. Joique Bell is obviously the top handcuff this season but his ADP doesn’t represent him as such. So give me Terrance West, there has been a lot of ranting and raving about the guy in practice. Ben Tate is someone I love this year but an injury to him would make this West’s team and I think he would thrive.

5. Is Montee Ball a top 5 option?

Gallimore: I don’t think Montee Ball will live up to the hype. However, now with the appendectomy clouding things, his ADP might drop a bit to a point where he is worth taking. He still doesn’t hit the top 5 because I believe CJ Anderson will steal more touches than people realize.

Moore: Nope, and I’m skeptical he will even finish in top 10. I know he is in a Peyton Manning offense and Moreno put up RB1 numbers last year, but he didn’t have the ball security issues like Ball does. I don’t trust him until I see him keep a firm grip on the rock. If Ball starts repeating last year’s mistakes, he’ll be yanked quickly. He’s on a short-leash and has ball security issues, not a good recipe for a RB.

Hines: Montee Ball is the main man in Denver now. Moreno has moved onto “bigger and better” things, leaving the former Wisconsin stud in charge behind Peyton Manning. Ball is an explosive back who will get almost, if not all, the goal line carries but is that going to be enough to make it into the elite status on RB in 2014? While I do love Ball, I think we are looking at a solid option but one that finishes in the 8 to 13 range. The elite of the elite (Peterson, Charles, McCoy, and Forte) will most likely be ranked 1-4 in any order as long as health is costant. Lacy, Murray, Lynch and Foster look to be the top contenders for the 5th spot in 2014.

Valero: I am not on the Ball bandwagon just based on the fact he could fumble his way into the dog house with John Fox. Even if he protects the rock, I don’t see a top 5 finish out of Ball. He may finish inside the top 10, but I am totally against drafting Ball at his current ADP.

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Top DFS Plays for 08/14/14

*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:

Adrian Gonzalez vs. Aaron Harang - hitting .400 (8/20) with 2 2Bs, 3 HRs, 6 RBIs & 2 BBs
Gonzo was 3/5 with a pair of doubles and RBIs in his last game against Harang/Braves.

Matt Kemp vs. Aaron Harang - hitting .368 (7/19) with a 2B, 2 HRs, 6 RBIs & 2 BBs
Kemp went 3/4 with a pair of homers with one coming against Harang in their last matchup.

Victor Martinez vs. Francisco Liriano - hitting .481 (13/27) with 6 2Bs, a HR, 7 RBIs & 2 BBs
V-Mart is struggling and Liriano is back, who wins? I got to go with V-Mart, kind of a no brainer start for me today.

Norichika Aoki vs. Jeff Samardzija - hitting .438 (7/16) with a 2B, 2 3Bs & a BB

Dustin Pedroia vs. Scott Feldman - hitting .400 (8/20) with a 2B, a HR & 3 RBIs

Ricky’s HR Guarantee: Victor Martinez

Top DFS Pitcher for today:

Yu Darvish vs. Tampa Bay Rays – In 4 career starts against the Rays, Darvish has only given up 3 runs. Wow. Start the man folks.

Movie of the Day – Jumanji - Keeping with my Robin Williams theme for the week, I went with a movie that I enjoyed as a kid. I have probably seen this movie at least 30 times. It’s a classic and you must introduce this film to your kids if they haven’t seen it yet.

Top DFS Plays for 08/13/14

*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:

Daniel Murphy vs. Jordan Zimmerman - hitting .364 (16/44) with 5 2Bs, 3 HRs, 8 RBIs & a BB
Murphy went 3-6 with a 2B and a RBI against Zimmerman in their last matchup.

Anthony Rizzo vs. Kyle Lohse - hitting .450 (9/20) with 2 2Bs & 2 BBs

Billy Butler vs. Scott Kazmir - hitting .345 (10/29) with 2 RBIs & 3 BBs
Butler has been on fire over the last week and has another great matchup today.

Albert Pujols vs. A.J. Burnett - hitting .286 (6/21) with 2 2Bs, 2 HRs, 4 RBIs & a BB
This is a gut feeling on this one.

Justin Morneau vs. Ian Kennedy - hitting .364 (4/11) with 3 2Bs, a HR, 2 RBIs & a BB

Ricky’s HR Guarantee: Albert Pujols

Top DFS Pitcher for today:

Hyun-Jin Ryu vs. Atlanta Braves - Ryu is 9-2 with a 2.61 ERA with 59 Ks on the road this season.

Movie of the Day – Patch Adams - In honor of the passing of Robin Williams I will posting my favorite movies of his for the rest of the week.

Top DFS Plays for 08/12/14

*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:

Brett Gardner vs. Wei-Yin Chen - hitting .417 (5/12) with 2 2Bs, a HR, 5 RBIs & a BB

Anthony Rizzo vs. Wily Peralta - hitting .421 (8/19) with a 2B, 4 HRs, 9 RBIs & 2 BBs

Starlin Castro vs. Wily Peralta - hitting .476 (10/21) with 2 2Bs, 2 HRs, 4 RBIs & a BB

Josh Hamilton vs. Jerome Williams - hitting .545 (6/11) with a 2B, 3 HRs, 6 RBIs & a BB

Josh Reddick vs. Jeremy Guthrie - hitting .333 (7/21) with 3 2Bs, a 3B & a BB

Ricky’s HR Guarantee: Anthony Rizzo

Top DFS Pitcher for today:

Adam Wainwright vs. Miami Marlins - Wainwright is a must start today. Love the matchup and just expect a HUGE night from him.

TV Show of the Day – Grocery Games – so much reminds me of Shop ‘Till you Drop but with cooking involved. This show is AWESOME!