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 08/30/14

*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.

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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.

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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 08/27/14

*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:

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.

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:

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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