Daily Fantasy Golf Helper for the RSM Classic
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 RSM Classic.
|Key Stats for the RSM Classic at Sea Island Resort|
|Good Drive Rate|
|Greens in Regulation|
|Strokes Gained: Around the Green|
|Strokes Gained: Off the Tee|
|Par 4 Scoring|
For more on why these are the key stats this week, check out our course primer.
Best of the Best
Webb Simpson (FanDuel Price: $9,400 | bet365 Win Odds: 18/1) - Simpson enters with strong odds to win at 18/1 and is a perfect five for five on cuts at this event since 2010. Simpson was 12th in 2010, 2nd in 2011, 7th in 2013, 41st in 2014, and 36th in 2016. Simpson enters after a 20th two weeks ago at the Shriners. His three events prior were 17th, 13th, and 9th. Among this field, Simpson ranks 7th in driving accuracy and 18th in strokes gained: around the green over the past six months, per datagolf.ca. No player is a sure thing this week, but Simpson's form puts him near the top of the list.
Matt Kuchar ($9,900 | 22) - Kuchar has five top 25s at this event in six tries. The non-top-25 was a missed cut last year. Kuchar enters on a fairly spotty stretch of current form in terms of actually playing. In his only events since the TOUR Championship, he was 31st in both the Bridgestone and the HSBC. Statistically, Kuchar is 21st in accuracy, 6th in strokes gained: around the green, and 32nd in greens in regulation. He's just the class of the field, based on the Official World Golf Rankings, and that makes him a prime option even at his price.
Ollie Schniederjans ($8,500 | 30) - Schniederjans doesn't have the best stats over the past half year, but he was sixth in his debut at the RSM last year. Schniederjans also went to school at Georgia Tech, giving him a bit of a home field angle. Ollie enters after a 17th at the Safeway, 23rd at the CIMB, and 19th at the CJ CUP.
Jamie Lovemark ($8,200 | 40) - Lovemark has gained strokes in all facets of his game over the past six months, so that helps make up for some iffy finishes over the past 12 weeks: cut, 40th, 33rd, 43rd, 32nd, 5th, cut at the Shriners, most recently. But Lovemark posted a ninth in his debut at this event two years ago and was sixth last season, as well.
Chesson Hadley ($7,300 | 28) - Hadley burned a lot of people last week (60.89% of lineups had him) after a withdrawal in the third round, but it was just an illness. Hadley is coming into this event on fire, though, if you include Web.com events as well. His past eight results read: withdrawal, 4th, 2nd, 3rd, 46th, 2nd, 1st, 10th. He ranks ninth in the field in strokes gained: off the tee and is second in greens in regulation.
Kevin Streelman ($7,300 | 60) - Streelman bounced back from a 67 at the Shriners with a 20th at the OHL last week. Prior to that, he was 10th and 13th to kick off the new PGA Tour season. Streelman finished 6th at this event back in 2011 but was cut in 2015 before rebounding with a 36th last year. Over the past two months, Streelman is 32nd in accuracy, 11th off the tee, 17th around the green, 2nd in greens in regulation, and 123rd in putting. Woof. If he can sink some putts, he can contend.
Patton Kizzire ($7,100 | 25) - Kizzire, last week's winner, could carry ownership, but he looks to be just a bit too cheap with how he's playing. Over the past two months, Kizzire ranks 15th in strokes gained: off the tee, 9th in putting, and 7th in greens in regulation over the past two months among golfers in the field. The week prior to his win, he finished 4th, and that was following up a 10th. He did miss the cut at this event two straight years and was 54th in his first try, but the current form puts him on the radar here.
Jason Kokrak ($7,000 | 45) - Kokrak is 37th in the field in strokes gained: off the tee, 9th around the green, 26th in putting, and 32nd in greens in regulation. Kokrak has played this event five times since 2012: 27th, 10th, 66th, cut, 45th. So, the results haven't exactly been there, but his past four events are more promising: 17th, 7th, 20th, 45th.
JJ Spaun ($6,500 | 45) - Spaun has consecutive top 15s after a 14th at the OHL Classic and a 10th at the Shriners, so he has some upside to him at just $6,500. Spaun ranks 49th in the field in driving accuracy, 32nd off the tee, 50th around the green, and 8th in regulation over the past two months. He's just 120th in strokes gained: putting, though. If he brings his putter, he can win this week.
Whee Kim ($6,200 | 60) - Kim is 16th in accuracy in the past two months, 11th in putting, 34th in greens in regulation, 47th off the tee, and 46th around the green. He's been doing everything on the statistical checklist and doing it well. Kim missed the cut here in 2014 but was 27th last season. He was 45th last week at the OHL but finished 2nd at the Shriners and 4th at the CJ CUP.
Chris Kirk ($5,800 | 60) - Kirk is an event history play, as he has played this course seven straight seasons with four top 18s. That includes a win in 2013 and a fourth in 2014. He followed that up with an 18th in the new setup and then missed the cut last year. Statistically, Kirk doesn't really fit the bill lately, but he's a value pick who can win at this price, so he's on the radar.
Austin Cook ($5,800 | 90) - Cook slipped to a 50th-place finish at the OHL last week after a 20th at the Shriners and a 25th at the Shriners. Prior to that, he ripped off an 8th, 11th, and 9th on the Web.com. Cook is 8th in strokes gained: around the green, 13th putting, 25th off the tee and in accuracy, and 35th in greens in regulation over the past two months. At the same price as Kirk, Cook could be a low-owned pivot in tournaments.