PGA DFS Lineup Tips for Careerbuilder Challenge

by | Jan 16, 2018 | Fantasy Golf

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What a week we had in DFS last week for the Sony Open.  We gave out 12 of our top golfers and 11 out of 12 made the cut!  The only golfer that we had that did not make the cut last week was Satoshi Kodaira, who was our least expensive golfer.  We ended up with 7 golfers inside the top 20 and with players like that, I am absolutely certain that some of our readers reaped the benefits and won some of those DFS lineups!

This week, we will head to the Careerbuilder Challenge at La Quinta, California.  This tournament is played over a minimum of 3 days, with the cut coming at the end of the 3rd day.  Golfers will each play on three different courses in the 3 days, with the following day being hosted at the Stadium Course.  If you have not already read our handicapping article, please make sure you take a minute and review that piece of reading material because there is a plethora of really good information that can help you, not only with betting, but also when you are constructing your PGA DFS lineups.  Without any further delay, let’s jump in and find some more winners for the Careerbuilder Challenge.

Brian Harman | FanDuel $11,600 | Fantasy Draft $16,900 – If you are looking to spend up on one of the elite guys this week, look no further than Brian Harman.  You know he is going to make the cut, you know he is going to score and he will contend to win this tournament.  He is the second most expensive golfer over on Fantasy Draft and 3rd most expensive on FanDuel but with some strategic lineup construction, you can still get him in your lineup this week.

Jason Dufner | FanDuel $10,800 | Fantasy Draft $15,900 Jason Dufner is someone that I think can really stir some feathers this week on that winning goose!  Dufner is coming off back to back Top 18 finishes and won this event back in 2016. He is expensive but is actually on the lower level of high priced golfers.  

Brendan Steele | FanDuel $10,200 | Fantasy Draft $15,700 Brendan Steele is one of my top plays this week, in both betting and DFS.  Steele has already recorded a win this season at the Safeway Open and also has a 13th place finish at CIMB Classic and 29th at Tournament of Champions. He is playing great golf and will be in many of my DFS lineups this week for the Careerbuilder.

Austin Cook | FanDuel $9,800 | Fantasy Draft $14,500 Austin Cook is a name you will get to know very well in DFS as he is a pure scorer and is having a really good start to the season.  He is a little more expensive than I would like and if you have to choose between him and Hadwin, go Hadwin, but he is a nice option here and I will have him in some lineups.

Adam Hadwin | FanDuel $9,500 | Fantasy Draft $14,500 Adam Hadwin is entirely too cheap this week.  In the last two years at the Careerbuilder Challenge, Hadwin has finished 2nd and 6th, which is tremendous for course history!  Hadwin has not missed a cut since August and is a very good value this week in DFS.  

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Bud Cauley | FanDuel $9,500 | Fantasy Draft $15,500 Bud Cauley is strictly a FanDuel play as he is much too expensive over on Fantasy Draft this week.  Cauley is priced in the same area as Adam Hadwin and if you are playing a cash game lineup, those two are great anchors as they will not cost you an arm and a leg and both will score you points.

Chez Reavie | FanDuel $9,400 | Fantasy Draft $15,700 Chez Reavie is one of those guys that I really like to play for a security blanket.  He is going to finish in the top 20 each week and has done so in 6 of his last 7 tournaments.  He is a really reliable golfer in DFS, especially in Cash Game lineups.   

JJ Spaun | FanDuel $9,000 | Fantasy Draft $14,100 – I told you last week that we were going to play Spaun until the wheels fell off the bandwagon and we weren’t kidding!  Last week, the wheels almost fell off as he finished 47th but I attribute that to just an off week. I look for him to bounce back here and finish back in the top 20.  

Brian Stuard | FanDuel $8,800 | Fantasy Draft $14,000 Brian Stuard is someone that I will look at this week, simply for cost saving measures and the fact that he is 17th overall in Scoring Average. Stuard is in great form right now and we highly recommend getting him in your lineups.  

Chesson Hadley | FanDuel $8,700 | Fantasy Draft $15,300 – Let me first say that Chesson Hadley at $8,700 over on FanDuel is an absolutely steal!  This is probably the biggest value on the board this week and he will without a doubt be highly owned.  That being said, he is going to save you some upper tier $$$ which you may be able to vary up your lineup.  

Ryan Armour | FanDuel $8,500 | Fantasy Draft $13,900 – I truly do not understand this pricing on Armour unless the DFS sites are banking on most people never hearing of Armour and therefore he won’t have much interest…..wrong!  This guy is really good and has shown week in and week out that he will make the cuts.  On top of that, he is actually the only other golfer other than Brian Harman that checks all of the boxes for us this week in attributes.  Get this guy in your lineups.  

Dominic Bozzelli | FanDuel $8,400 | Fantasy Draft $11,700 Dominic Bozzelli returned last week to the Sony Open after taking more than 6 months off to correct some issues with his game.  Bozzelli is 30th in Birdie or Better Percentage and 10th in Scoring Average.  Bozzelli finished 5th here last year and just one other thing to keep in mind….golfers from Auburn this year have been doing VERY well, look at Patton Kizzire, Jason Dufner and Blayne Barber.  Auburn golfers are 2nd on tour in total money earnings this year.  He is definitely someone to consider for cost saving measures!

John Peterson | FanDuel $7,900 | Fantasy Draft $11,500 – John Peterson is not going to win you this tournament and single handedly, won’t win you your DFS tournament but what he will do is make the cut and allow you to pay up for some of the bigger name players.  Peterson was competitive last week on day 1 and 2 but fell off in round 3 and finished 47th.  I don’t think it would be shocking to see him finish top 10 this week!

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