Top DFS Plays for 08/01/14

*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:

Matt Carpenter vs. Wily Peralta – hitting .417 (5/12) with a 2B, a HR, RBI and 3 walks

Buster Posey vs. Jonathon Niese – hitting .400 (6/15) with 2 2B, a HR, 2 RBI and a walk
Posey is hitting .316 against LHP as well as .340 on the road this season.

Paul Goldschmidt vs. Edinson Volquez – hitting .500 (7/14) with 4 2B, a HR, 4 RBI and 3 walks

Andrew McCutchen vs. Vidal Nuno – hitting .500 (1/2) with a walk
Small sample size but right-handers are taking advantage of Nuno, hitting .281 with 16 HR. Love this matchup for Cutch.

Ricky’s HR Guarantee: Andrew McCutchen

Top DFS Pitcher for today:

Chris Sale vs. Minnesota Twins – Sale vs. Twins in 2014: 15 1/3 innings, 10 hits, 3 runs, 20 K and 3 walks = START HIM TODAY!

Trailer of the Day: Gone Girl – This looks like a fantastic film, I can’t wait! I am a big Ben Affleck fan and really look forward to seeing him play this role.

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