PGA DFS Lineup Tips for the US Open

by | Jun 12, 2018 | Fantasy Golf

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Another week went by that the Spooky Express absolutely killed it in Daily Fantasy Sports for PGA Golf!  We totally nailed the top two guys again, for the second week in a row and with that being said, EVERYONE MADE MONEY!  We told you that DJ would be really tough to beat and we also told you that Andrew Putnam was a golfer to watch as he was coming into the tournament very hot and we told you to put him in your lineups.  

Not going to lie, I was pulling more for Putnam in the tournament because I had him at 132/1 and cashing that single play would of put me over the edge with excitement.  The bottom line is DJ is just too good and Putnam just couldn’t recover from a double bogey right out the gate. Pressure got to him but he still held on for second place, and with DJ getting first, we hit first and second place which pretty much put you in the money in most tournaments.  

This week there are some really nice Daily Fantasy Sports tournaments all over DFS land including some really big money makers over at FanDuel.  Sure, you can play those big Millionaire Makers that will give you a chance to win $1,000,000 but the reality is you are playing against over 200,000 people and winning that would take the absolute perfect storm.  

That is why we prefer to simply play the smaller like the FanDuel $500k PGA Golden Eagle, where you are competing against just over 65,000 people with a shot at winning $100k as the top prize and a entry fee of just $9.00.  They also have a bunch of really nice smaller tournaments with entry fees starting out at $0.50. If you are into the 50/50’s and Cash Games, head on over to FantasyDraft and you will find a plethora of options with the entry fees ranging from $1.00 to $109.00.     

Dustin Johnson – Very hard to ignore how good DJ played last week.  He basically toyed with the rest of the field and won in dominant fashion.  He now comes into the US Open as the #1 golfer in the world and if you can find a way to get him into your lineup at his price, it will benefit your game.  With him being so expensive, he may come low owned as many will not want to spend up for the most expensive player in DFS.

Justin Thomas – Thomas is in great form and is the most reliable golfer on tour this year.  He is playing really good golf and hard to look past. You can save a few dollars from DJ by taking Thomas and I think you will get the same basic points at the end of the tournament.  Thomas is 13 for 13 on cuts this year and will be there at the end on Sunday.

Justin Rose – Rose is coming in off a 6th place finish at the Memorial Tournament and a win at the Fort Worth Invitational. He is playing too good to leave out of all your lineups so make sure you find a way to squeeze him in somehow.  Like DJ and Thomas, he is expensive but well worth the cost.

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Jon Rahm – Our final guy in the expensive player range is Jon Rahm.  Rahm is long off the tee and is one of the best all around scorers in DFS. He ranks high in Birdie or Better and Par 4 scoring and those two things alone, will push you to the top in DFS.

Henrik Stenson – Stenson is #1 in Greens In Reg, #1 Strokes Gained: Approach, #1 Bogey Avoidance, #1 Driving Accuracy, #1 Par 4 Scoring and #3 Strokes Gained: Tee To Green.  If his game is on, he can win this tournament with his accuracy and scoring. He nearly made my handicapping article but I went against my better judgement in leaving him out.  That being said, he will be in a lot of my DFS lineups.

Bryson DeChambeau – Really like Bryson this week.  He is coming off a win, with a week of rest before heading to the US Open.  His confidence is high right now and due to the fact that he is a numbers magician, I expect him to really do well here on this course.  

Paul Casey – Paul Casey is one of the most reliable golfers on tour, coming off a 20th place finish at the BMW Championship and a 5th place finish at the Wells Fargo Championship.  Casey has a very good approach game and that will benefit him well here at Shinnecock Hills. Casey is a shoe in to make the cut and compete for a top 10 in the US Open.

Francesco Molinari – We are high on Molinari this week.  He is a really good golfer that is coming in off a win at the BMW PGA Championship and a second place finish at the Italian Open.  It would not shock me to see Molinari get the win here.

Keegan Bradley – Keegan is from Vermont so he is use to this North Eastern style of golf course.  Bradley is fresh off a 23rd place finish at the Memorial Tournament and a 7th place finish at the Players Championship.  

Jimmy Walker – Jimmy Walker really intrigues me this week. He is not getting much attention but I’m not really sure why?  He is coming in off 5 tournaments where he finished in 20th, 6th, 2nd, 4th and 20th. He is playing really good golf right now and may come in low owned due to the fact that he isn’t very popular due to the fact that he started off the season with several missed cuts.  He has since turned that around and is playing really good.

Ian Poulter – Poulter is coming in hot, with a 8th place, 20th place, 11th place and 7th place finish in his last four tournaments.  Poulter always seems to have that one tournament in him where he sneaks up and shocks people. He has beat me several times in DFS but this week, I won’t let it happen.

Kyle Stanley – Stanley came in second place two weeks ago at the Memorial Tournament and the week prior to that, he missed the cut.  It’s tough to determine if this is one of his good weeks or if this is one of his bad weeks, where he misses the cut. I think his accuracy separates him from the rest of the pack.  

Brian Harman – If you aren’t sold on Stanley, take a look at Harman.  They are basically both in the same price range and Harman showed last year at the US Open that he can absolutely compete on these tougher courses.  He came second last year to Brooks Koepka in the US Open and should be fresh since he took the last two weeks off. In his last tournament, he finished in 14th place in the Fort Worth Invitational and I think he can compete for a top 10 this week, which will help your lineup drastically at his price.

Emiliano Grillo – Grillo is not going to miss the cut here at the US Open.  That is a given. He just doesn’t miss cuts. That leaves me asking myself does he have the ability to win this tournament and my answer is an adamant YES!  He came 3rd two tournaments back at the Fort Worth Invitational, narrowly missing the win to Justin Rose. It won’t stun me one bit to see him win this whole tournament.  

Brendan Steele – I have really fallen in love with Steele’s stats this week and think he sets up really nice for this tournament.  He is the least expensive golfer I like this week but the golfer that I like the least….if that makes sense? He is actually one of my top 5 golfers on the week and at his price, he makes it easy to squeeze those higher priced golfers into your lineups.

 

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