Top DFS Plays for 08/13/14

*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 .364 (16/44) with 5 2Bs, 3 HRs, 8 RBIs & a BB
Murphy went 3-6 with a 2B and a RBI against Zimmerman in their last matchup.

Anthony Rizzo vs. Kyle Lohse – hitting .450 (9/20) with 2 2Bs & 2 BBs

Billy Butler vs. Scott Kazmir – hitting .345 (10/29) with 2 RBIs & 3 BBs
Butler has been on fire over the last week and has another great matchup today.

Albert Pujols vs. A.J. Burnett – hitting .286 (6/21) with 2 2Bs, 2 HRs, 4 RBIs & a BB
This is a gut feeling on this one.

Justin Morneau vs. Ian Kennedy – hitting .364 (4/11) with 3 2Bs, a HR, 2 RBIs & a BB

Ricky’s HR Guarantee: Albert Pujols

Top DFS Pitcher for today:

Hyun-Jin Ryu vs. Atlanta Braves – Ryu is 9-2 with a 2.61 ERA with 59 Ks on the road this season.

Movie of the Day – Patch Adams – In honor of the passing of Robin Williams I will posting my favorite movies of his for the rest of the week.

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