Top DFS Plays for 08/16/14

*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:

Miguel Cabrera vs. Felix Hernandez – hitting .417 (10/24) with 2 2Bs, 2 RBIs & 3 BBs
One of the best hitters in baseball vs. One of the best pitchers….. This is going to be a fun matchup.

Alex Gordon vs. Phil Hughes – hitting .333 (8/24) with 2 2Bs, 4 RBIs & 2 BBs

Josh Donaldson vs. Julio Teheran – no previous history
Donaldson is hitting .417 (10/24) with 2 HRs and 6 RBIs over the last week. DONALDSON IS GOING YARD TONIGHT FOLKS!!!!!

Starlin Castro vs. Jonathon Niese – hitting .313 (5/16) with a 3B, a HR & 5 RBIs

Adrian Gonzalez vs. Yovani Gallardo – hitting .286 (4/14) with a 3B, a HR, 4 RBIs & a BB
Matchup might not look enticing but Gonzo is the hottest hitter in baseball, he is hitting .500 with 2 HRs & 9 RBIs this week.

Ricky’s HR Guarantee: Josh Donaldson

Top DFS Pitcher for today:

Clayton Kershaw vs. Milwaukee Brewers – Do I really need to explain this one?

Sonny Gray vs. Atlanta Braves – Gray is 5-2 with a 2.39 ERA on the road this season and the Braves aren’t playing good baseball right now.

Movie of the day: One Hour Photo – One of Robin Williams weirdest performances. It was such a dark movie and he just was so good in this film.

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