Daily Fantasy Golf Helper for the Dell Technologies 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 Dell Technologies Championship.
Stats to Target
|Key Stats for the Dell Technologies Championship at TPC Boston|
|Strokes Gained: Approach|
|Strokes Gained: Off the Tee|
|Strokes Gained: Putting|
For more information on why we're looking to these stats, check out our course primer.
Best of the Best
Dustin Johnson (FanDuel Price: $10,200 | bet365 Win Odds: 7) - Johnson, the odds-on favorite, per bet365, is a really tough fade this week. According to FantasyNational, DJ ranks fourth in strokes gained: off the tee, seventh in strokes gained: approach, and fifth in birdies gained in his past 36 rounds, among players in the field. Johnson has played TPC Boston seven times, making all seven cuts. The results have been a bit sporadic -- 4th, 57th, 42nd, 4th, 27th, 44th, 8th -- but if he's back to his peak, then he should dominate at this birdie-fest.
Rory McIlroy ($9,500 | 14) - McIlroy is the most recent winner at TPC Boston and ranks first in strokes gained: off the tee in his past 36 rounds among players in the field. The only golfers with better odds to win outright are Dustin Johnson (7/1) and Jordan Spieth (8/1), according to bet365. Though he was just 34th last week, he finished 22nd at the PGA, 5th at the Bridgestone, and 4th at the Open of late.
Jason Day ($9,400 | 14) - Day is more of a course history option than a recent stats pick, but he has finished top-15 for four straight years at this event and was 2nd in 2010 and 3rd in 2011, plus 19th in 2009. Day is rounding into form, finishing 27th at the Open, 24th at the Bridgestone, 9th at the PGA, and 6th at the Northern Trust.
Adam Scott ($8,600 | 35) - Since 2007, Scott has played TPC Boston eight times. He's made all eight cuts and has finished inside the top 10 four times and top 25 six times. Since the Masters, where he was ninth, Scott has made eight of nine cuts, including five top 25s. Scott ranks top 26 in strokes gained: tee to green, approach, and birdies gained in his past 36 rounds.
Louis Oosthuizen ($8,100 | 30) - Oosthuizen has played TPC Boston three times: 2012, 2015, 2016. He's finished 2nd, 12th, and 8th. Oosthuizen has burned a lot of DFS players recently, but he was 2nd at THE PLAYERS, 18th at the Byron Nelson, 23rd at the U.S. Open, 2nd at the PGA, and 10th last week at the Northern Trust. He did miss the cut at the Open, but hey, things are strong other than that.
Charley Hoffman ($7,000 | 50) - Hoffman ranks seventh in strokes gained: off the tee and in birdies gained in his past 36 rounds. He has also made his past 13 cuts, and six of his past eight were were top 25s. Hoffman has also played TPC Boston 10 times in the past 10 years, making seven cuts but finishing top-25 just twice. The stats are there in his favor, and the form is promising despite the elevated price.
Marc Leishman ($6,800 | 66) - Leishman's stats are okay recently; most importantly, he's 12th in strokes gained: approach in the field. Leishman has played TPC Boston eight years in a row but has finished inside the top 20 just twice: 15th in 2009 and 16th in 2013. However, he has missed just one cut in that span, back in 2015. After six top-15s in his prior nine events, Leishman missed last week's cut. Hopefully that lowers his ownership, as he looks in a good spot to push through the cut this week and give you some weekend fantasy points.
Kevin Chappell ($6,700 | 40) - Chappell has a lot going for him. His current form is there, as he has finished top-15 in three of his past four events, including a sixth-place showing last week at the Northern Trust. Chappell has finished 22nd, 50th, 12th, and 8th at TPC Boston since 2013, too. In his past 36 rounds, he's 4th in birdies gained, 9th in strokes gained: approach, and 16th in strokes gained: off the tee.
Xander Schauffele ($6,100 | 100) - Xander, since the U.S. Open (where he was 5th), has finished 14th, 35th, 1st (at the Greenbrier), 20th (at the Open), 13th, cut (at the PGA), and 17th last week. He's a strong performer on bentgrass, and that's what he'll get this week. In his past 36 rounds, he's 8th in strokes gained: off the tee and 22nd in birdies gained.
Keegan Bradley ($5,900 | 125) - In his past 36 rounds, Bradley ranks 6th in strokes gained: off the tee, which is really nice, given his price. He also has strong form at TPC Boston: 13th in 2012, 16th in 2013 and 2014, and 25th in 2015. Sure, no top-10s, but aside from a missed cut in 2011, he's fared well. Bradley also enters with nice form of late, having made 10 of his past 11 cuts. The upside isn't high, but he should push through the cut.
Russell Henley ($5,800 | 90) - Henley sits top-26 in birdies gained and strokes gained: off the tee at a nice price on FanDuel. He has made seven straight cuts, most recently finishing 25th at the Northern Trust. Henley has missed consecutive cuts at TPC Boston, however, but was 2nd back in 2014. He's playing well and makes a lot of sense to target this week.
Jason Kokrak ($4,800 | 125) - Kokrak is ninth in strokes gained: off the tee and 19th in birdies gained in his past 36 rounds. He also has some strong finishes in the past three events: 33rd, 16th, and 25th. The form at TPC Boston is up-and-down -- 73rd, 16th, cut, 8th -- but that makes him an upside pick this week, and he has strong win odds, too.