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Justin Morneau went 2-for-4 with a double, two RBI and a run scored during the Rockies' 10-3 win over the Mets on Friday.

Morneau had just recently lost his 13-game hit streak but is starting a new one back up here in May with two in a row, including his 11th multi-hit game of the season. It seemed like a no-brainer to draft Morneau this year as the concussion symptoms were gone and he was moving into a much more hitter-friendly ballpark. Those who were skeptics are now kicking themselves for not trusting, but obviously it's still early in the season and Morneau's health track record cannot be ignored. He just might be a fantastic sell-high right now.ANALYST: Howard Bender

Kevin Jepsen grabbed his ninth save with two strikeouts and a walk against Houston.

Jepsen did give up two hits in the ninth, but he also posted two strikeouts to snag his ninth save on the season. His current ERA is 2.44 and while he is on closing duties for the Twins, he looks to likely continue picking up easy saves while they close the season out. Analysis: Howard Bender

Kyle Gibson allowed four hits and no runs through five innings of baseball, with four strikeouts and three walks.

Gibson has been really up and down in his starts this season, while maintaining a decent 3.82 ERA and 1.32 WHIP. In his eight previous starts, he has allowed two runs three times, and six or more runs four times, which shows exactly why he commands a 9-9 record on the season. He's not going to be a pitcher you can count on blindly, but in the right match-up and situation, he can be great to have. Analysis: Mark Pitts

Eduardo Nunez went 1-3 with a home run, two RBI, and a run scored in Friday's win over Houston.

Nunez hit a two-run shot to help the Twins grab a win over Houston, marking their seventh win in the past eight games. Nunez has been sitting out of nearly every other game for the Twins, but he's shown decent production, batting .258 in August with eight hits on 31 plate appearances. Analysis: Mark Pitts

Scott Kazmir allowed three runs on three hits, including one home run, with six strikeouts through seven innings in Friday's loss against the Twins.

Kazmir has very solid numbers on the season, including a 2.45 ERA and 1.10 WHIP, but is still left with a 7-9 record overall. He held the Twins to just three runs in the game but without any run support, it attributed to his fourth loss in his last five starts. He's pitched very well since joining the Astros, and could have very easily had a winning record by this point in the season. Analysis: Mark Pitts

Taylor Jungmann threw six innings of shutout baseball, allowing only three hits with five strikeouts to secure a 5-0 win over the Reds.

Jungmann has been solid for Brewers, bringing his record to 8-5 on the season on an impressive ERA of 2.48. Besides his last game against Washington, he has given up two or fewer runs in eight of his last nine starts and continues to give the Brewers a solid chance to win in every game he's on the mound. Analysis: Mark Pitts

Domingo Santana went 1-3 with a solo home run in Friday's win over the Reds.

Since joining the Brewers, Santana has hit 3 home runs and driven in 4 runs in six games. The Brewers haven't seen any success this year, but hopefully the addition of Santana can at least spark something and they can try to finish the season on a high note. His bat has definitely been impressive thus far so I would expect him to see a healthy number of at bats. Analysis: Mark Pitts

Adam Lind went 2-4 with a double and two RBI in Friday's win over the Reds.

Lind has been pretty cold lately, recording only 3 RBI in the past 12 games. The Brewers have been a disappointing team all year, and though cold at the moment, Lind has been one of the only productive pieces of the roster, holding an OPS of .827 and a team-high 69 RBI.  Analysis: Mark Pitts

Jonathan Lucroy went 2-4 with a double, two RBI, and 2 runs scored in Friday's win over the Reds.

Lucroy hasn't been having the greatest season, batting .251 with 33 RBI on the year, but he has been in a good place over the last week. In the past seven days, he is batting .429 with three home runs, three doubles, six RBI, and six runs scored.  Analysis: Mark Pitts

Raisel Iglesias went seven innings, giving up three runs with 10 strikeouts and two walks in Friday's loss to Milwaukee.

Iglesias had a solid outing against the Brewers on Friday, giving up four hits with 10 strikeouts. He's been doing solid work for the Reds, but with little to no run support in his last five starts, he's sitting at a 3-6 record. His 3.92 ERA is an improvement from earlier in the season, as he has dropped it nearly two full points since May, and his 87 strikeouts in 80 innings shows what kind of value he might have next season. Analysis: Mark Pitts

John Danks gave up two home runs with five strikeouts in six innings of work in a loss Friday to Seattle.

Danks has been off his game lately, earning his third straight loss on Friday, bringing his record to 6-12 on the season. He's good for about five strikeouts a game, but with an ERA of 4.82 and WHIP of 1.41, it's difficult to count on him for fantasy production. He got shelled in his last outting against the Mariners, and Friday's rematch was no different. Analysis: Mark Pitts

Franklin Gutierrez went 3-3 with a home run, RBI, and run scored in Friday's win over the White Sox.

Gutierrez has been on a heater lately, hitting a home run in his third straight game, going a perfect 3-for-3 from the plate. He's driven in at least one run in each of his last five games, totaling nine in that span. He's batting a solid .319 on the year and can definitely produce in deeper leagues through the end of the season. Analysis: Mark Pitts

Kyle Seager went 3-4 with one home run, one RBI, one run scored, and one walk in Friday's win over the White Sox.

Seager captured his 19th home run on the season with a solo shot helping secure a 2-0 win over Chicago. His .258 batting average is decent but not spectacular, but 19 home runs and 50 RBI is solid production from a third basemen. Expect him to finish out the season with around 25 home runs. Analysis: Mark Pitts

Tom Wilhelmsen recorded his fifth save on Friday in a win over Chicago.

Wilhelmsen pitched a hitless ninth inning to grab his fifth save for the Mariners. He currently holds a 3.78 ERA with 45 SOs in 47 innings pitched and is looking to be solid closer in Seattle. Analysis: Mark Pitts

Shawn Tolleson picked up his 27th save of the season in Friday's win over Baltimore.

Tolleson hasn't exactly been a shutdown closer for the Rangers, but he has certainly done his job for the most part. He's given up 51 hits in 59 innings, but with 27 saves and only 2 blown saves on the season, it's safe to say he can be expected to continue pulling his weight for Texas. Analysis: Howard Bender

Cole Hamels went eight innings, giving up one run on two hits with 10 strikeouts and 4 walks in Friday's win over Baltimore.

Hamels picked up his third straight win with the Rangers, in his best performance since joining the club. Through eight innings he held the Orioles to just two hits on 10 strikeouts, bringing his record on the season to 8-8. He's been giving up a few more walks than expected lately, but if he can continue to throw like this, the Rangers should be in good shape closing the season out. Analysis: Mark Pitts


MLB Umpire Report: August 29 |
Austin Taggart

MLB Umpire Report: August 29

A daily ranking of the MLB home plate umpires from most pitching friendly to least pitching friendly to help build your daily fantasy baseball lineups.

DFS MLB Playbook: August 29th  |
Ted Schuster

DFS MLB Playbook: August 29th

Ted Schuster pours over all of the statistics, splits and matchups to uncover the very best DFS MLB players for today's contests

Fantasy Alarm Podcast: Mock Draft Army Special |
Howard Bender

Fantasy Alarm Podcast: Mock Draft Army Special

The Mock Draft Army invaded the Fantasy Alarm Podcast and hosts Howard Bender and Michael A. Stein gave running commentary for each of their drafts

Ray’s Ramblings: MadBum and Batters |
Ray Flowers

Ray’s Ramblings: MadBum and Batters

Ray discusses the stupendous MadBum, but otherwise it’s all hitters in this peace with guys like d’Arnaud, Clevenger, Gomez, Parra, Morneau and Span highlighted.

Daily Trends: August 28, 2015 |
Ray Flowers

Daily Trends: August 28, 2015

Ray takes a look at the men on the mound. He discusses the surging Verlander &McHugh, the slumping Pineda/Hendricks, the stagnant Bassitt/Anderson and the Phillies youngster Eickhoff.

DFS MLB Playbook: August 28th  |
Steve Pimental

DFS MLB Playbook: August 28th

Steve Pimental pours over all of the statistics, splits and matchups to uncover the very best DFS MLB players for today's contests

DFS MLB Hitting Coach – August 28, 2015 |
Ray Flowers

DFS MLB Hitting Coach – August 28, 2015

Another Friday, another wonderful series of potential plays at the dish from Fantasy Alarm and Ray Flowers.

DFS MLB Pitching Coach - August 28, 2015 |
Howard Bender

DFS MLB Pitching Coach - August 28, 2015

Howard Bender takes an in-depth look at the numbers and the match-ups to help you decide whether the time is right to invest heavily or if bargain-hunting is the way

Fantasy Football Injury Report - August 28, 2015 |
Michael A. Stein

Fantasy Football Injury Report - August 28, 2015

Michael A. Stein reviews fantasy football injuries.

CATEGORY IMPACT: Early prediction of my guys |
Todd Zola

CATEGORY IMPACT: Early prediction of my guys

Todd takes a look towards 2016 with a discussion of some players he anticipates will be on the roster of a lot of his early drafts and mocks.