DraftKings PGA Picks for the Quicken Loans National

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The PGA Tour travels to Potomac, Maryland this week for the Quicken Loans National. The tournament will be played at the TPC Potomac at Avenel Farm. The course is long and requires accurate iron shots to the greens in order to score well.

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Last week I invested in Justin Thomas because there is usually a lot of scoring at the Travelers Championship. Thomas shot a 59 early in the season and a record low 63 in the U.S. Open. I thought if anyone would go low it would be Thomas. I was wrong. He had a hangover from the U.S. Open and missed the cut. Jordon Spieth was the best pick and I should have seen it coming. He played well in the final round of the U.S. Open and finally Spieth looks like a top five golfer.

The course this week has two PAR 5s (only one will be reachable in two by most of the field), four PAR 3s (3 of them are over 200 yards) and 12 long PAR 4s. The golfers who have a great iron game (approach shots to the green) will be the golfers to have in your DraftKings lineup this week.

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$10K+ Prince Range:

Only three golfers in this price range this week and each of them are good picks for your team. My Strategy this week will be to play two of these golfers in large Tournament Contest, one of these golfers in single entry contests and fading them in Cash Contests.

Rickie Fowler $12,000 is the most expensive golfer in the game and he should be. He is the class of the field and he can really roll it on bent grass greens. He is my pick to win this week.

Patrick Reed $11,100 is right behind Fowler. He enters the tournament red hot with a 4th place finish last week at the Travelers Championship and a 13th place finish at the U.S. Open. His price is higher than I thought it should be but he should finish at the top of the leaderboard Sunday.

Justin Thomas $10,900 is hard to trust this week after he burned so many people last week. He was in good form before doffing it around the course in the Travelers Championship. He finished 9th in the U.S. Open and 4th at the Memorial Tournament. DFS Players usually have short memories so I expect his ownership to be lower this week than if he made the cut last week. That gives him some extra value in Tournament Contests.

 

$9K Price Range:

There are only two golfers I like from this price range but I will have them in most of my lineups this week.

Bill Haas $9,500 will be a centerpiece of my Cash Contests this week. He plays long courses well and Haas is one of the best scramblers on tour. This could be the week he contends for the win.

Marc Leishman $$9,800 is in my articles every week and he will continue to pop up on the list until he cools down. Leishman is in great form. He has not contended for a win since the Arnold Palmer Invitational but he just keeps making cuts and finishing in the top 20. I like golfers with little risk in my lineups.

 

$8K Price Range:

Most of my Tournament Contests will be made with golfers from this price range. There is a lot of value here so you need to pay attention…

Brendon Steele $8,900 is a great Cash Contest golfer because all he does is make cuts. He is 13/13 and 15/15 dating back to last season. He does not score well so that hurts his value in Tournament Contests. I also think his ownership will be high this week so I will only use him in 10% of my Tournament Contests but 100% of my Cash Contests.

Beyeong-Hun An $8,600 made my article this week. Is anyone surprised? I have been writing about him for a long time and now people are starting to take notice. His ownership is rising fast so I will be fading him in Tournament Contests this week. An is on a bit of a decline but he should still make the cut this week. The South Korean has made 13/14 cuts this season.

Davin Lingmerth $8,500 won the Web.com tournament at this course, so he knows his way around tee to green. He is in good recent form. He has made 6 cuts in a row including a 26th place finish last week. Lingmerth is a good pivot from Steele and An this week.

Xander Schauffele $8,400 is a good Tournament Contest play this week because few people know who he is. Schauffele was an ace on the Web.com tour and now he is playing well on the PGA Tour. He finished 14th last week at the Travelers Championship and 5th in the U.S. Open. Take advantage of his hot streak before he cools down.

Ollie Schniederjans $8,300 has not played in a month so it is hard to tell how rusty he will be. Schneiderjans is one of the best long iron players in the field so the course sets up nicely for him.

Danny Lee $8,200 has been playing good golf. He finished 3rd last week at the Travelers Championship and he has made his last five cuts. I would not be surprised to see him at the top of the leaderboard this week.

David Hearn $8,100 is starting to heat up. The Canadian finished 8th last week at the Travelers Championship and 10th at the St. Jude Classic. The course this week has the same grass as the St. Jude Classic so I expect Hearn to play well this week.

 

$7K Price Range:

There are a lot of good golfers in the $7K price range this week. Making a lineup of balanced golfers (fading the top golfers and staying away from the cheap golfers) has been the winning formula the last three weeks. It could pay off again at the Quicken Loans National.

I have two golfers I really like in this price range. Bud Cualey $7,700 could win this tournament. He has 4 top-10 finishes and he excels with his long irons. Cauley missed the cut at the U.S. Open but this course fits his game much better than Erin Hills.

Kevin Streeleman $7,400 is the other golfer I really like this week. He enters the tournament in good form. He finished 8th last week at the Travelers Championship, 13th at the Memorial Tournament and 18th at the Dean and Deluca Invitational. He should finish in the top 20 again this week.

Boo Weekley $7,600 had a great tournament going last week until he shot a 2 over PAR on Sunday to finish 5th in the Travelers Championship. I think Weekley can continue to play well this week at the Quicken Loans National.

Charles Howell $7,000 is the Cash Register. I always use him in my Cash Lineups and he always pays off. Howell has made all 9 cuts this season. He is coming off an injury but he said it had no affect on his golf game.

Si Woo Kim $7,500 can only be used in large Tournaments this week. He is the type of golfer who will either win by 3 or 4 strokes or withdrawal. There is little in-between with Kim. I have a gut feeling that he will play well in a watered down field this week.

 

$6K Price Range:

There are some good picks in this price range this week but most of them are not known golfers. You need to dig deep into the stats to find the golfers that stand out.

Adam Hadwin $6,900 is not one of the golfers you needed to dig deep to find. His price sticks out like a sore thumb so I expect his ownership to be crazy high this week. Hadwin is the 14th highest priced golfer on FanDuel but he is in the $6K on DK. He does not score well but he does make cuts. Hadwin made 14/15 cuts so far this year.

Grayson Murray $6,800 will be in many of my lineups this week. He is in good form and he is getting better. Murray has made his last 8 cuts, including a 26th place finish last week at the Travelers Championship. He should make the cut again this week and be one of the best bargain plays in the game.

Matt Jones $6,700 is another golfer I like this week. He played well at the St. Jude Classic and that should translate into another good tournament this week.

My best CHEAP option this week is Ricky Barnes $6,600. He is very good at getting off to a hot start so I would not be surprised if he is at the top of the leaderboard after the 1st round. Barnes is top 25 in putting and approach shots. I will take a few chances with Barnes and spend up for Ricky Fowler and Patrick Reed.

Other golfers I like this week include Nick Taylor $6,700 and J.J. Spaun $6,700.

 

Tournament Lineup 1 (My top lineup)

Rickie Fowler $12,000 (11/13 Cuts Made) 81.5 Avg.

Danny Lee $8,200 (12/19 Cuts Made) 53.7 Avg.

Bud Cauley $7,700 (11/16 Cuts Made) 58.5 Avg.

Kyle Stanley $7,600 (12/14 Cuts Made) 69.1 Avg.

Kevin Streeleman $7,400 (10/14 Cuts Made) 52.2 Avg.

Charles Howell $7,000 (9/9 Cuts Made) 70.9 Avg.

* This is my most balance lineup. I will be playing this in both multi-entry and single entry tournaments.

 

Tournament Lineup 2 (Balanced Lineup)

Marc Leishman $9,800 (13/15 Cuts Made) 66.8 Avg.

Bill Haas $9,500 (9/12 Cuts Made) 58.0 Avg.

David Lingmerth $8,500 (11/15 Cuts Made) 58.5 Avg.

Bud Cauley $7,700 (11/16 Cuts Made) 58.5 Avg..

Kevin Streeleman $7,400 (10/14 Cuts Made) 52.2 Avg.

Charles Howell $7,000 (9/9 Cuts Made) 70.9 Avg.

* Fading the highest priced golfers has been working recently. I am fading the top three (Rickie Fowler, Patrick Reed and Justin Thomas) and using a lineup that is balanced. I will use this in multi-entry contests.

 

Tournament Lineup (Large Tournament Lineup)

Rickie Fowler $12,000 (11/13 Cuts Made) 81.5 Avg.

Justin Thomas $10,900 (8/12 Cuts Made) 73.5 Avg.

Charles Howell $7,000 (9/9 Cuts Made) 70.9 Avg.

Grayson Murray $6,800 (10/16 Cuts Made) 51.8 Avg.

Matt Jones $6,700 (7/9 Cuts Made) 54.9 Avg..

Ricky Barnes $6,600 (10/18 Cuts Made) 45.2 Avg.

*This lineup will either blow up in my face or take down a large Tournament Contests. I am going to play it in one of the large multi-entry contests and see what happens. If Rickie Fowler and Justin Thomas play as well as they should and three of the four cheap golfers make the cut, I should be in the money.

 

DraftKings Cash Lineup  (50/50 or Double-Ups)

Bill Haas $9,500 (9/12 Cuts Made) 58.0 Avg.

Tony Finau $9,100 (12/15 Cuts Made) 71.7 Avg

Brendan Steele $8,900 (13/13 Cuts Made) 75.7 Avg.

Byeong-Hun An $8,600 (12/14 Cuts Made) 65.4 Avg.

Charles Howell $7,000 (9/9 Cuts Made) 70.9 Avg.

Adam Hadwin $6,900 (14/15 Cuts Made) 67.4 Avg.

* My Cash Lineup has been my best lineup the last four weeks.

 

FANDUEL

Last week I only played two contests in FanDuel. Since they switched to the new format I have lost my touch. I played two Tournament Contests. I scored 531.5 points in one contests and took home some money. I scored 412.7 in the other and made a donation to the FanDuel Foundation. I do not plan on making any more donations.

 

FanDuel Lineup 1

Justin Thomas $9,700 (8/12 Cuts Made)

Marc Leishman $8,500 (13/15 Cuts Made)

Kevin Chappell $8,000 (11/13 Cuts Made)

Bud Cauley $7,500 (11/16 Cuts Made)

David Lingmerth $7,200 (11/15 Cuts Made)

Kyle Stanley $7,000 (12/14 Cuts Made)

Kevin Streeleman $6,300 (10/14 Cuts Made)

Boo Weekly $5,600 (8/16 Cuts Made)

 

FanDuel Lineup 2

Rickie Fowler $10,200 (11/13 Cuts Made)

Patrick Reed $9,800 (15/18 Cuts Made)

Bud Cauley $7,500 (11/16 Cuts Made)

David Lingmerth $7,200 (11/15 Cuts Made)

Kyle Stanley $7,000 (12/14 Cuts Made)

Kevin Streeleman $6,300 (10/14 Cuts Made)

Xander Schaufflele $6,400 (7/13 Cuts Made)

Boo Weekly $5,600 (8/16 Cuts Made)

 

Good Luck This Week!!!!