Top DFS Plays for 08/07/14

*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 .317 (13/41) with 4 2Bs, 3 HRs, 7 RBIs & a BB

Jacoby Ellsbury vs. Rick Porcello – hitting .700 (7/10) with a 2B, 2 HRs, 2 RBIs & a BB

Todd Frazier vs. T.J. House – no previous history
RHH are hitting .322 with 5 HRs & 14 RBIs against House

Giancarlo Stanton vs. Edinson Volquez – hitting .500 (4/8) with 2 2Bs, a HR & 2 RBIs

Brandon Moss vs. Yohan Pino – no previous Matchup history.
No better matchup than this for Moss to break out of his slump. Pino is letting LHH batters hit .313 against him and Pino also has a 6.28 ERA on the road this season.

Ricky’s HR Guarantee: Giancarlo Stanton

Top DFS Pitcher for today:

Jon Lester vs. Minnesota Twins – In Lester’s last outing against the Twins he went 6 1/3, 4 hits, 1 run, 6 Ks and 1 BB

Movie of the Day – Notebook – It’s a great love story and yes I am a guy and I admit to liking this movie, get over it.

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