Addison Russell (CHC) - Getting settled into his new spot in the Cubs batting order, Addison Russell knocked in his 66th RBI of the season. Joe Maddon moved up his young shortstop to the 5th hole last week, a place in the lineup where he has really thrived. Entering Saturday's action, Russell was hitting .278 with 3 home runs and 14 RBI in 13 games while batting 5th. Since the start of August, Russell has recorded an insane 62.5% hard hit rate. While he doesn't carry the same "name value" that some of the others Cubs do, he's a great grab in dynasty leagues, especially in terms of power upside from the shortstop position. He also remains underpriced in the DFS game and is a tremendous value at $3,000 on FanDuel facing Sean Manaea. Russell is more of a reverse-splits hitter, so facing the southpaw won't boost his value, but on a Coors Field slate, he gives you access to a Cubs lineup with an implied run total well above 4 runs.
Orlando Arcia (MIL) - Hitting second for the Brewers, rookie Orlando Arcia notched the first multi-hit game of his career and reached base 4 times after going 2-for-4 with 2 walks. He scored each time he reached base on Saturday night, mainly because Ryan Braun ended the night with 7 RBI in the Brewers shellacking on the Diamondbacks in Phoenix tonight. Arcia doesn't have much power, but he has 25+ steal potential and he has decent plate discipline for a young player (.38 Batting EYE at Triple-A in 2016). He could be a difference maker in the speed department down the stretch and is widely available on many league's waiver wires. He's a nice punt option in DFS on Sunday at $2,100 on FanDuel.
Ivan Nova (PIT) - Ivan Nova made his Pirates debut on Saturday and managed to sneak out a win in a 5-3 victory over the Reds in Pittsburgh. His start last night was more of the same for the right-hander, striking out about 20% of the batters he faced, but getting burned by the long ball. Nova allowed two home runs to Brandon Phillips and has now allowed 21 home runs on the year. Moving to PNC should help some of those flyballs stay in the yard, but his 22.3% HR/FB rate is definitely a problem. Thankfully, he's only allowing flyballs about 28% of the time this season. It'll be interesting to see what Ray Searage has up his sleeve for the righty.
Wil Myers (SD) - Wil Myers hit his 24th double of the season, placing him 6th among all 1st baseman in that category. He also ranks 1st in runs scored, 6th in RBIs, 8th in homeruns and 8th in batting average. After a torrid June when he hit .327 with 11 homeruns and 33 RBI, he cooled down considerably in July. He looks to be bouncing back in August, so it'll be interesting to see where his numbers end up. The final two months of the season will go a long way in determining where he will be drafted heading into next season.
Ryan Braun (MIL) - Ryan Braun had an impressive evening in Arizona when he swatted a pair of 2-run home runs against the Diamondbacks' below average bullpen. It was a 2-0 game when Patrick Corbin exited the game in the 6th inning, but the Brewers went on to score 13 more runs in the game. The home runs were Braun's 3rd and 4th of August and he has been on quite the tear over that time period. He's now slashing a healthy .324/.389/.546 with 18 homers and 56 RBI. He remains a top DFS option on FanDuel, priced at $4,200 as he takes on Archie Bradley in a very favorable hitting environment.