Daily Fantasy Golf Helper for the Wyndham Championship
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 Wyndham Championship.
Stats to Target
|Key Stats for the Wyndham Championship at Sedgefield CC|
|Strokes Gained: Tee to Green|
|Strokes Gained: Off the Tee|
|Strokes Gained: Approach the Green|
|Birdie or Better Rate|
For more information on why we're looking at these stats, check out our course primer.
Best of the Best
Henrik Stenson (FanDuel Price: $9,800 | bet365 Odds: 12) - Stenson is both the odds-on favorite to win this event and the most expensive FanDuel golfer, but it makes sense. Stenson has had strong results in tough fields of late, finishing 11th at the Open, 17th at the WGC-Bridgestone, and 13th at the PGA last week. Among golfers in the field, Stenson is 3rd in strokes gained: tee to green, 16th off the tee, and 1st in approach, as well as 3rd in birdies gained and 3rd in fairways gained in his past 36 rounds, according to FantasyNational.
Jason Dufner ($9,200 | 25) - Dufner has played Sedgefield CC seven times in the past nine years, finishing 7th in 2012, 51st in 2015, and 22nd in 2016 of late. The Memorial winner hasn't had the best finishes of late but did finish 14th at the Open, 50th at the Bridgestone, and 58th at the PGA. Dufner is top 10 in the field in his past 36 rounds in strokes gained: tee to green (4th), off the tee (9th), and approach (2nd).
Webb Simpson ($8,800 | 33) - Simpson makes the shortlist for a few reasons, but a big one is the course form. Since 2010, Simpson has finished 8th, 1st, 22nd, 11th, 5th, and 6th at Sedgefield, giving him seven straight top 25s and four top 10s in seven tries. He's not the best choice among the high-priced options statistically (he's 8th in strokes gained: tee to green, but that's primarily because of his around-the-green ability). Simpson does, however, rank first in bogeys avoided among players in the field in his past 36 rounds. He looks safe, given the course form and ability to avoid disaster.
Keegan Bradley ($8,000 | 35) - Bradley is a low-priced pick relative to the other guys in this tier, but he's first in strokes gained: off the tee in his past 36 rounds. He's not so good with the irons right now (83rd in approach) and sits 67th in bogey avoidance, but he's still 12th in strokes gained: tee to green regardless. Since a 60th-place finish at the U.S. Open, Bradley has finished 8th, 5th, 50th, 14th, and 33rd (at the PGA last week). He finished 46th here last year, his only try at Sedgefield, but Bradley makes for an interesting option among the high-priced golfers.
Bud Cauley ($7,900 | 45) - Cauley is actually first in the field in strokes gained: tee to green in the field over his past 36 rounds. He's also 15th off the tee, 5th in approach, 19th in birdies gained, and 5th in bogeys avoided. Those are strong marks for someone priced a tier below the top golfers in the field. Cauley has played here five times since 2011 to mixed results: 52nd, 3rd, cut, cut, no-show in 2015, and 10th last year. Cauley was 12th at the John Deere and 33rd at the PGA in his past two events and has made four of his past six cuts.
Kyle Stanley ($7,800 | 50) - Stanley's price has climbed from where it was all year, but he's still a good value. Stanley ranks top 10 in strokes gained: tee to green (5th) in the field in his past 36 rounds, off the tee (4th), birdies gained (9th), and fairways gained (6th). He finished 14th here last year after a 51st in 2015 and three missed cuts, but he's a much better player than he used to be.
James Hahn ($6,900 | 40) - Hahn has reeled off seven of eight cuts and six straight. Five of those past eight were top 25s. Hahn sits 10th in strokes gained: tee to green in his past 36 rounds among players in the field. Hahn has played the course just twice -- cut in 2013 and 57th in 2014 -- but looks a bit underpriced on FanDuel.
Chad Campbell ($6,800 | 45) - Campbell is just one spot behind Hahn in strokes gained: tee to green in his past 36 (11th) and has three top 20s in his past four events. Sure, they were the Greenbrier, John Deere, Barbasol, and Canadian Open, but the Wyndham sure ain't the Masters. Campbell finished 4th here in 2012 but then missed two straight cuts. In all, he's played Sedgefield six times and is in great form.
Kevin Streelman ($6,700 | 50) - So, Streelman isn't really a "value" pick because he's still $6,700, but with nobody priced at $10,000 or more, you can focus a tad more on this lower-midrange this week. Streelman is 14th in strokes gained: tee to green in his past 36 rounds and long ago had success at this course. Streelman was 6th in 2008, 44th in 2009, and 18th in 2010 as well as 37th in 2012. Streelman has also made seven straight cuts, four of which were top 20s.
Ben Martin ($6,500 | 45) - Martin is probably going to be popular because he's cheap, has good odds, and well, has pretty much everything else in his favor, too. Martin is third in strokes gained: approach in his past 36 as well as eighth in birdies gained. The accuracy could be all that holds him back: he's 48th in fairways gained and 64th in strokes gained: off the tee. Martin has made 10 of 11 cuts of late and has played Sedgefield thrice: cut in 2011, 10th in 2015, and cut again in 2016. It's just tough to pass up the recent form at this price.
Martin Laird ($6,500 | 90) - Laird is 26th in strokes gained: tee to green in his past 36 despite making just four of eight cuts in his prior events. The real reason you can probably stomach him is that he's made all six cuts at Sedgefield in his career, finishing 4th in 2008, 67th in 2009, and 34th in 2010. He came back in 2014 to finish 14th and then went on to finish 59th and 63rd the past two years. If you're looking for a guy who can make the cut here, Laird checks that box, but you do have to worry about the upside.
Nick Taylor ($5,700 | 140) - I'm probably not digging this deep on FanDuel this week because of the field, but Taylor is at least worth a mention if you're looking for a bit of a punt play. He's made 8 of his past 11 cuts, five of which were top 25s. He's also 9th in strokes gained: tee to green, 36th off the tee, and 7th in approach. He just can't putt and has missed the cut here in 2015 and 2016.