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.

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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.

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