Top DFS Plays for 08/31/14

*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:

Melky Cabrera vs. Brandon McCarthy – hitting .444 (4/99) with a 2B, 2 HRs & 4 RBIs

Derek Jeter vs. J.A. Happ – hitting .500 (7/14) with 2 HRs, 3 RBIs & a BB
Slump? Hitting over .330 against the Jays and hitting .286 on the Road. SLUMP OVER, for the night.

Jayson Heyward vs. Nathan Eovaldi – hitting .440 (11/25) with 2 2Bs, a 3B, 2 RBIs & a BB

Yasiel Puig vs. Eric Stults – hitting .545 (6/11) with a 2B, a RBI & a BB

Jimmy Rollins vs. Dillon Gee – hitting .464 (13/28) with 2 2Bs, 2 HRs, 5 RBIs & 3 BBs

Ryan Howard vs. Dillon Gee – hitting .391 (9/23) with a 2B, 6 RBIs & 14 RBIs & a BB

Ricky’s HR Guarantee: Ryan Howard

Top DFS Pitcher for today:

Dallas Keuchel vs. Texas Rangers – Timothy King’s BF has a 2.87 ERA at home this season and is facing the lowly Rangers, yes please.

Madison Bumgarner vs. Milwaukee Brewers – Now I am not a fan of his over 4.50 ERA at home but in the month of August Bum has a 3-1 record with 49 Ks and 2 BBs, unreal.

TV show of the Day – The Goldbergs – Excited it is coming back for a 2nd season, folks this show is amazing!!!!!

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