The Matt (Kemp) in the Hat

Petco Park isn’t incredibly hitter friendly but don’t let that dissuade you from using Matt Kemp in an outstanding matchup. Here are my picks for the night slate on Saturday, August 8:


Infielders (IF) Outfielders (OF) Pitchers (P)
Todd Frazier, $9,300 Bryce Harper, $11,000 Tyson Ross, $20,700
Matt Carpenter, $9,000 J.D. Martinez, $9,000 Garrett Richards, $20,400
Dee Gordon, $8,700 Michael Brantley, $8,400 Stephen Strasburg, $19,600
Ian Kinsler, $8,400 Charlie Blackmon, $8,100 Trevor Bauer, $18,900
David Ortiz, $8,100 Randal Grichuk, $8,000 Jaime Garcia, $18,200
Anthony Rendon, $7,200 Matt Kemp, $7,600 Jeff Samardzija, $16,800
Victor Martinez, $6,600 Jason Heyward, $7,200 Ervin Santana, $15,600
Yangervis Solarte, $6,600 Ender Inciarte, $7,200 Robbie Ray, $14,400
Jose Iglesias, $6,000 Gerardo Parra, $6,900 Mike Foltynewicz, $9,900


Infielders (IF) Outfielders (OF) Pitchers (P)
Todd Frazier, $9,300 Bryce Harper, $11,000 Tyson Ross, $20,700
Jose Abreu, $9,200 J.D. Martinez, $9,000 Garrett Richards, $20,400
Albert Pujols, $8,400 Marlon Byrd, $8,100 Stephen Strasburg, $19,600
Ian Kinsler, $8,400 Matt Kemp, $7,600 Trevor Bauer, $18,900
David Ortiz, $8,100 Jason Heyward, $7,200 Jaime Garcia, $18,200
Anthony Rendon, $7,200 David Peralta, $7,200 Jeff Smardzija, $16,800
Victor Martinez, $6,600 Rajai Davis, $6,600 Ervin Santana, $15,600
James McCann, $5,700 Rusney Castillo, $6,000 Mike Foltynewicz, $9,900
Casey McGehee, $4,000 Clint Robinson, $5,400 Jeremy Guthrie, $9,600


Preferred Stacks: Nationals, Tigers, Red Sox, Diamondbacks, Cardinals, Padres, White Sox and Reds

Secondary/Contrarian Stacks: Indians, Royals, Reds, Angels, Braves, Twins, Brewers, Rockies and Orioles

Weather Concerns: There seem to be little to no concerns in the slate once again. Play the guys you want to play!

Note: I will update the quick picks throughout the course of the day and adjust picks according to who is in/out of lineups.

Bonus: Ryan Braun against a lefty means he’s automatically worth consideration and he just missed the list. I wasn’t sure if Adam Eaton was going to be in the lineup after injuring himself last night but he’s leading off against Jeremy Guthrie so he’s in play. Jose Ramirez and David DeJesus are both leading off at $5,200. David Murphy is hitting fifth at $4,800.

Ricky Sanders

Ricky Sanders

Ricky Sanders is a fantasy sports expert with over 15 years of playing experience. After starting several freelance fantasy sports blogs, Ricky moved up in the fantasy industry when he joined Going9 Baseball. He wrote fantasy baseball content and had a weekly radio spot on the site’s SiriusXM Satellite Radio show. Shortly thereafter, in early 2013, Ricky joined RotoExperts as a three-sport fantasy contributor, eventually becoming one of the site’s lead basketball writers. While writing for RotoExperts, Ricky was introduced to daily fantasy sports and immediately fell in love. With help from some of his mentors, some of the best DFS players in the world, he honed his skills and became the daily fantasy expert he is today. When RotoExperts created a daily-focused website called, Ricky was brought on as one of the main contributors. He still makes frequent appearances on the RotoExperts SiriusXM Radio show and on the FNTSY Sports Television Network, talking daily fantasy sports. He also continues to write for a few DFS content sites: RotoCurve and The Fantasy Fix. Ricky is a proud and active member of the Fantasy Sports Writers Association. He has agreed to be a writer and representative for the FantasyDraft brand and serves as an ambassador to the site. He has no more access to the site than the typical user. Don’t hesitate to contact Ricky with questions on Twitter @RSandersDFS.

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