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.

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Top DFS hitters for today:

Andrew McCutchen vs. Adam Wainwright - hitting .342 (13/38) with 5 2Bs, a 3B, a HR, 3 RBIs & 2 BBs
Cutch has 3 homers in last 5 games, make it 4 in his last 6 after tonight.

Brian McCann vs. David Price - hitting .417 (5/12) with 3 HRs, 5 RBIs & a BB
McCann went deep on Price in the last meeting between the two.

Ian Desmond vs. Kyle Kendrick - hitting .385 (15/39) with 2 2Bs, a 3B, 2 HRs & 8 RBIs
Kendrick’s ERA against the Nationals this year? 6.39…… $$$$$$

Bryce Harper vs. Kyle Kendrick – hitting .360 (9/25) with 3 2Bs, a 3B, a HR, 2 RBIs & 3 BBs
See above

Hunter Pence vs. Franklin Morales - hitting .455 (5/11) with a 2B, a HR, 3 RBIs & a BB

Freddie Freeman vs. Zack Wheeler - hitting .545 (6/11) with a 2B, a HR, 5 RBIs & 6 BBs

Ricky’s HR Guarantee: Andrew McCutchen

Top DFS Pitcher for today:

Clayton Kershaw vs. Arizona Diamondbacks - You won’t believe Kershaw’s ERA against the D’Backs this year, 5.28. Yes you are reading that right, time for him to get this numbers down. Kershaw goes 8 strong tonight giving up 1 run with 11 Ks. BOOK IT!

Hector Santiago vs. Miami Marlins - Don’t want to pay the price for Kershaw? Give me a cheap play in Santiago today. Last 3 starts = 17 innings, 2 runs, 15 Ks and 6 BBs. I like him to do some work tonight which would let you stack some hitters as well.

Movie of the Day – Dirty Dancing - Smooth Swayze in this movie, Love it. Plus “Time of my Life” is one of the best songs ever in a movie.

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Top DFS Plays for 08/26/14

*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:

Ben Zobrist vs. Wei-Yin Chen - hitting .367 (11/30) with a 2B, a HR, 3 RBIs & 2 BBs

Matt Carpenter vs. Gerrit Cole – hitting .429 (3/7) with a HR, 2 RBIs & a BB
Carp took Cole yard in the last matchup between the two, he may not go yard but I expect a fantasy worthy game.

Jacoby Ellsbury vs. Rick Porcello - hitting .615 (8/13) with a 2B, 2 HRs, 2 RBIs & a BB

Michael Brantley vs. Jose Quintana - hitting .467 (7/15) with 2 2Bs, a HR, 4 RBIs & 2 BBs

Adrian Gonzalez vs. Trevor Cahill - hitting .458 (11/24) with 3 2Bs, 2 HRs, 7 RBIs & 3 BBs

Maybe??? Josh Rutledge vs. Madison Bumgarner - hitting .471 (8/17) with a 2B, a 3B, a HR, 3 RBIs & 2 BBs
Super sleeper start today and very cheap.

Ricky’s HR Guarantee: Michael Brantley

Top DFS Pitcher for today:

Brandon McCarthy vs. Detroit Tigers - McCarthy threw a complete game in his last outing and went 5 2/3 with 0 earned runs and 8 Ks in his last outing against the Tigers.

TV Show of the Day – Sons of Anarchy - Season 6 hits Blu-ray on Tuesday, I would pick that and the rest of the seasons up. Easily one of my all-time favorite shows

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Top DFS Plays for 08/25/14

*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:

Evan Longoria vs. Chris Tillman - hitting .433 (13/30) with 2 2Bs, 5 HRs, 7 RBIs & 3 BBs
Longo went yard this year against Tillman this year already, can he do it again? I sure think so.

Toronto Blue Jays stack vs. Clay Buchholz - They have destroyed Clay this season. In 4 starts he has given up 18 ERs, 3 bombs and 13 BBs. I would start Adam Lind, Joey Bats and wouldn’t be scared to toss in Navarro or Reyes either.

Allen Craig vs. J.A. Happ - hitting .600 (6/10) with a 2B, 2 HRs & 6 RBIs

Derek Norris vs. Scott Feldman - hitting .714 (5/7) with a HR, 2 RBIs & 2 BBs

Buster Posey vs. Tyler Matzek - Posey hits LHP really well and RHH are hitting .308 with 7 Bombs against Matzek, as easy as 1 + 1 folks.

Ricky’s HR Guarantee: Evan Longoria

Top DFS Pitcher for today:

Boy these pitching matchups kind of suck today. 10 games today limits the matchup but here is who I am tossing out today.

John Lackey vs. Milwaukee Brewers - Back to back solid starts for Lackey after the beat down by the O’s. Not the best matchup but probably my favorite of the slate today.

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Top DFS Plays for 08/24/14

*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:

Andrew McCutchen vs. Mike Fiers - hitting .545 (6/11) with 4 HRs & 9 RBIs

David Wright vs. Kevin Correia - hitting .765 (13/17) with 3 2Bs, 3 HRs & 6 RBIs
HOLY BATMAN! That’s insane numbers for a hitter/pitching matchup.

Carlos Santana vs. Brett Oberholtzer - hitting .667 (2/3) with a HR, a RBI & a BB

Jose Reyes vs. Chris Archer - hitting .600 (6/10) with 2 RBIs & 2 BBs

Adam Dunn vs. Chris Capuano - hitting .259 (7/27) with 2 2Bs, 2 HRs, 5 RBIs & 3 BBs
All the numbers suggest this is a terrible matchup for Dunn but LHH are hitting .318 against Caps this year. I like it even if it doesn’t look good on paper.

Desmond Jennings & James Lone vs. Drew Hutchinson - both guys have taken Hutchinson deep this year and Hutch is on a slide right now, love both of these guys today.

Ricky’s HR Guarantee: McCutchen

Top DFS Pitcher for today:

Jason Vargas vs. Texas Rangers - Over his last two starts Vargas has gone 16 innings, only giving up 1 run with 7 Ks. Love the matchup against the low Rangers.

Chris Sale vs. New York Yankees - Want to pay for pitching today? Sale is the guy, last outing against the Yankees, 6 innings, 1 hit and 10 Ks. Sale = Money.

Movie of the Day – When the Game Stands Tall - You know the story but it’s still an amazing story at that. Very good movie and worth a watch.

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Top DFS Plays for 08/23/14

*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:

Jose Bautista vs. Jeremy Hellickson - hitting .348 (8/23) with a 2B, a 3B, 3 HRs, 4 RBIs & 4 BBs
The perfect cure for Joey Bats slump.

Ian Desmond vs. Tim Lincecum - hitting .714 (10/14) with 2 2Bs, 2 HRs & 6 RBIs

Joe Mauer vs. Justin Verlander - hitting .371 (23/62) with 4 2Bs, 3 HRs, 9 RBIs & 12 BBs

 Justin Upton vs. Mike Leake - hitting .545 (6/11) with a 2B, a HR, a RBI & a BB
Upton is hot and should be in all lineups as we all know he is a streaky hitter

Garrett Jones vs. Jordan Lyles - hitting .563 (9/16) with 2 2Bs, 2 HRs, 9 RBIs & 2 BBs
Jones was 2/4 with a RBI in his last game against Lyles.

Ricky’s HR Guarantee: Joey Bats

Top DFS Pitcher for today:

Adam Wainwright vs. Philadelphia Phillies - In his last outing against the Phillies he went 8 innings, gave up only 1 run and struck out 7. Easiest decision you’ll make when setting the lineup today.

Movie of the Day: The Internship - This movie really got lost in the shuffle last summer. This is a really funny movie and Vaughn and Wilson together is money every time.

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Top DFS Plays for 08/22/14

*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:

Mark Teixeria vs. John Danks - hitting .533 (8/15) with 2 2Bs, a HR, 5 RBIs & a BB

Jacoby Ellsbury vs. John Danks - hitting .429 (6/14) with a 2B & a RBI

Jayson Werth vs. Tim Hudson - hitting .366 (15/41) with 4 2Bs, 3 HRs, 11 RBIs & 5 BBs

David Ortiz vs. King Felix - hitting .324 (11/34) with a 2B, a HR, 6 RBIs & 6 BBs
Love this matchup

Freddie Freeman, Justin Upton & Chris Johnson vs. Mat Latos - All hitting above .400 against Latos as well as over .400 over the last week.

Ricky’s HR Guarantee: David Ortiz  

Top DFS Pitcher for today:

Robbie Ray vs. Minnesota Twins - In his only start against the Twins this season he went 6 innings, 4 hits, 0 runs and 2 Ks. The Twins aren’t much better than they were on 5/11 of this year and they might be worst. It’s not going to be the flashiest starts today but he will get the job done and afford you to put some big time hitters in the lineup today.

Drew Smyly vs. Toronto Blue Jays - Smyly has gone back to back games into the 7th inning as well as striking out 13 over the course of those two games. Toronto hasn’t been playing it’s best baseball and neither has the Rays but I really like Smyly and his value today.

TV Show of the Day – Modern Family - All the tops Fall Shows are just a few short weeks away from coming back and this is one of the my favorites to watch. I love catching the re-runs on the 80 millions channels they are on.

Top DFS Plays for 08/21/14

*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:

Seth Smith vs. Zack Greinke - hitting .400 (6/15) with 3 2Bs, a HR & a RBI
I like the matchup if you go with any other pitcher.

Joe Mauer vs. Corey Kluber - hitting .385 (5/13) with a 2B, a 3B, a HR, 3 RBIs & 3 BBs

Torii Hunter vs. Alex Cobb - hitting .400 (6/15) with a 2B, 3 RBIs & a BB
Hunter has been in a slump and I believe he can start to pull out of it today against Cobb

Freddie Freeman vs. David Holmberg - no previous matchup history
Holmberg was just murdered in his first outing and lefties knocked him around with 2 bombs. Freeman goes yard tonight. Book it.

Jayson Heyward vs. David Holmberg - no previous matchup history
See Above

Ricky’s HR Guarantee: Freddie Freeman

Top DFS Pitcher for today:

David Price vs. Tampa Bay Rays – Price vs. Old Team??? Yeah. Must Start

Zack Grienke vs. San Diego Padres - Grienke is 6-2 with 2.48 ERA in 11 starts at home this season. Great matchup for today.

TV Show of the Day – Dexter - One of the best TV Shows ever, okay well after like season 4 or 5 it was terrible. But the 1st few seasons it was fantastic., one of the few shows I would recommend checking out and watching from start to finish.