Daily Fantasy Golf Helper for the Quicken Loans National

Rickie Fowler is a pretty heavy favorite. Can you risk fading him this week in a weak tournament?

By now, you've probably dabbled in daily fantasy sports, but if not, don't worry. Now is a great time to start, especially with FanDuel now offering a revamped version of PGA golf.

Golf can be one of the most exciting DFS sports to follow, as tournaments span four days and allow ample time to prepare each week, so be sure to familiarize yourself with the basics of building a lineup on FanDuel, the scoring setup, and advanced stats to know about the PGA.

But whether you're brand new to the PGA or daily fantasy sports in general, we have you covered.

Let's take a look at some golfers to target for the Quicken Loans National.

Stats to Target

Key Stats for the Quicken Loans National at TPC Potomac
Good Drive Rate
Strokes Gained: Approach the Green
Strokes Gained: Around the Green
Par 4 Scoring

For more on why we're targeting these stats, check out this week's course primer.

Best of the Best

Rickie Fowler (FanDuel Price: $10,200 | bet365 Odds: 8/1)
Par 4 Scoring (of 113 Qualified Golfers): 19
Good Drive Rate: 19
Greens in Regulation: 19
SG: Approach: 4
SG: Around the Green: 8

Fowler is a strong par 4 player and should be able to gain strokes both approaching the green and around the green in such a weak field. At $10,200, he's the only golfer north of $10,000 and one of just three total priced above $8,800. Rickie is the only top-10 golfer in action this weekend, and just five of the top 30 are playing at TPC Potomac. Fowler might not win, but unless he implodes, he should be a strong play.

Brendan Steele ($8,800 | 25/1)
Par 4 Scoring: 2
Good Drive Rate: 29
Greens in Regulation: 25
SG: Approach: 14
SG: Around the Green: 11

Steele checks the boxes this week statistically and has the sixth-best win odds, per bet365. He's the fourth-most expensive option on FanDuel, so that's actually not quite so good. But he's running hot and finished T14 at the Travelers last week, T13 at the U.S. Open, T57 at the Memorial, and T6 at THE PLAYERS. Steele is 17 of 18 on made cuts this year and was 19 of 25 last year. In a 120-player field in which 70 golfers make it through, Steele is a strong bet to play the weekend.

Tony Finau ($8,700 | 25/1)
Par 4 Scoring: 5
Good Drive Rate: 13
Greens in Regulation: 3
SG: Approach: 11
SG: Around the Green: 27

Finau has the same win odds as Steele and is just $100 cheaper, so it'll be interesting to see if they cannibalize each other's ownership. You can certainly make the case for both, as even the pricey options aren't super pricey. Finau is 15 of 20 on cuts this season and has reeled off four straight made cuts (T13 at the Byron Nelson, T29 at the DEAN & DELUCA, T40 at the Memorial, and T17 at the Travelers).

Bill Haas ($8,400 | 25/1)
Par 4 Scoring: 8
Good Drive Rate: 23
Greens in Regulation: 5
SG: Approach: 18
SG: Around the Green: 6

Haas is part of the loaded $8,000 range on FanDuel. He should be able to take advantage of the par 4s and should really avoid disaster around the green. He's not the strongest approach player in the top of the field, but it's hard to dislike Haas' iron play (37th on the season in strokes gained: approach the green). Haas has made 13 of 16 cuts, 10 of which were top 25s. He's also in good form recently, with a T5 at the U.S. Open, T25 at the Memorial, and T12 at the DEAN & DELUCA, his past three events.

Mid-Range Options

Adam Hadwin ($7,600 | 70/1)
Par 4 Scoring: 28
Good Drive Rate: 15
Greens in Regulation: 36
SG: Approach: 10
SG: Around the Green: 53

Hadwin played TPC Potomac twice on the Tour. In 2012, he finished T25 there, and in 2013, he was T47. Those aren't great finishes considering the field strength, but Hadwin has really emerged this season. Hadwin is just 98th on tour in strokes gained: around the green but is the 14th-best scrambler, mitigating some of those concerns. So does the fact that he's made 17 of 19 cuts this season, with 7 top 25s and 4 top 10s.

Russell Henley ($7,300 | 33/1)
Par 4 Scoring: 8
Good Drive Rate: 20
Greens in Regulation: 10
SG: Approach: 39
SG: Around the Green: 46

Henley has the 10th-best win odds but is priced as the 17th-most expensive golfer on FanDuel, so that right away should draw your attention. He's 10th in the field in birdie or better rate, 7th in bogey avoidance, 14th in strokes gained: off the tee, and 6th in strokes gained: putting. He does lag behind in what we're looking for primarily, but Henley's profile suggests he can pick up strokes on the field. With so much unknown about TPC Potomac, that'll do.

David Lingmerth ($7,200 | 30/1)
Par 4 Scoring: 63
Good Drive Rate: 42
Greens in Regulation: 91
SG: Approach: 51
SG: Around the Green: 77

Lingmerth doesn't have the overall statistical profile of the other players we're focusing on, but he did win the 2012 event here and has been reeling off strong finishes of late on the actual PGA Tour with six consecutive cuts made (T18, T72, T12, T15, T21, T26). He's gained strokes via approach shots in three of his past four tournaments, and in a field this watered down, he's worth a look despite the problematic full-season stats.

Kyle Stanley ($7,000 | 45/1)
Par 4 Scoring: 5
Good Drive Rate: 2
Greens in Regulation: 1
SG: Approach: 2
SG: Around the Green: 51

Stanley has gained strokes in 9 of his past 10 events and is a lock to pop statistically at pretty much any course. His price has climbed slowly on FanDuel, and he's still incredibly affordable at $7,000. He's made 9 of his past 10 cuts and 16 of 19 on the full year. Of the 16 made cuts, 8 were top 25s and 4 were top 10s.

Low-End Picks

Xander Schauffele ($6,400 | 50/1)
Par 4 Scoring: 8
Good Drive Rate: 38
Greens in Regulation: 15
SG: Approach: 67
SG: Around the Green: 95

Schauffele can take advantage of the par 4s, but the around-the-green play does generate some hesitation. Schauffele's real strength come off the tee, and he's been able to get to the green with chance for par or better (as he's 15th in the field in greens in regulation). Schauffele followed up his T5 at the U.S. Open with a T14 at the Travelers last week. Only one player priced below $6,500 has odds as good as Schauffele at 50/1, too.

Kevin Streelman ($6,300 | 50/1)
Par 4 Scoring: 19
Good Drive Rate: 27
Greens in Regulation: 44
SG: Approach: 41
SG: Around the Green: 79

Streelman looks like the real deal and has reeled off three straight top 20s: T18 at the DEAN & DELUCA, T13 at the Memorial, and T8 at the Travelers. He's a more promising 57th in the field in scrambling, so that helps with the strokes gained: around the green rank. Plus, he's picked up strokes around the green in two straight events.

James Hahn ($6,100 | 60/1)
Par 4 Scoring: 19
Good Drive Rate: 8
Greens in Regulation: 26
SG: Approach: 43
SG: Around the Green: 68

Hahn is a tournament-only option, really, but he's certainly an interesting dude for this week. The odds and price draw us to him first, but he did play this course in 2012 (T36). Hahn has picked up strokes around the green in four straight events, despite missing two cuts in those four. His other finishes were a solo 3 at the Byron Nelson and a T6 at the Memorial.

David Hearn ($6,300 | 90/1)
Par 4 Scoring: 90
Good Drive Rate: 69
Greens in Regulation: 93
SG: Approach: 68
SG: Around the Green: 44

Beware that Hearn will be getting some of that Pat Mayo bump this week, but he's coming off back-to-back top10s, with a T10 at the St. Jude and a T8 at the Travelers. This field isn't even that tough. Hearn has gained strokes off the tee, approaching the green, around the green, and putting. That's all of the possible stats to gain strokes in. Hearn is the 21st-ranked scrambler in the event, and he is 36th in driving accuracy. The odds have shortened a tad from 100/1 to 90/1, and while he may not be off the radar, the short hitter is quite affordable.