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.

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:

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!!!!!

Follow me on Twitter @Rickygangster!

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.

Follow me on Twitter @Rickygangster!

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.

Follow me on Twitter @Rickygangster!

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!

Follow me on Twitter @Rickygangster!

The Fantasy Forecaster 08/27/14

With Ricky on hiatus, Timothy hosts The Fantasy Forecaster! In this episode, he is joined by Jim Finch of Fantasy Assembly. The talk about Adam Wainwright’s struggles, Gregory Polanco, bullpens, Manny Machado’s long-term outlook, Justin Verlander as a closer and a whole lot more (seriously, we’re not just saying that).

You can stream on demand here.

You can also subscribe/download on iTunes here. Don’t be shy to leave a positive rating or comment, either!

Make sure to follow Timothy (@TKing978) and Jim (@TheJimFinch) on Twitter!

We will be back next Wednesday (September 3) with all of the news from the MLB roster expansion and to help guide you in round 1 of your fantasy playoff matches!

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

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.

Follow me on Twitter @Rickygangster!

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

Follow me on Twitter @Rickygangster!

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.

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:

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.

Follow me on Twitter @Rickygangster!

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.

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. 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.

Follow me on Twitter @Rickygangster!