Daily Fantasy Golf Helper for The Greenbrier
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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 -- and we have daily fantasy golf projections and lineup building tools, too.
Let's take a look at some golfers to target this week.
|Key Stats for The Greenbrier at The Old White TPC|
|Strokes Gained: Off the Tee|
|Strokes Gained: Approach the Green|
|Birdie or Better Rate|
|Proximity from 175+ Yards|
For more information on why we're focused on these stats, check out our course primer.
Stats cited below come from FantasyGolfMetrics and include the past 50 rounds on the PGA Tour. Ranks are among the field with at least 10 rounds in that span.
Best of the Best
Bubba Watson (FanDuel Price: $11,800 | Paddy Power Win Odds: 12/1) - Watson is tied with Tony Finau ($12,000) for the best win odds in the field, a rather weak one from top to bottom. At 12/1, they've each got roughly a 7.7% chance to win. You can make the case for either, but Waton enters with better recent form. Among the field, he's 4th in strokes gained: off the tee and 23rd in strokes gained: approach over the past 50 rounds on the PGA Tour. Finau is 70th and 42nd, respectively. Watson also ranks third in birdie or better rate, suggesting he should score well. You can also consider Phil Mickelson ($12,400) because there are some nice value options, but Watson is the preferred high-priced stud.
J.B. Holmes ($10,600 | 25) - Holmes ranks 7th in strokes gained: off the tee -- but just 56th in approach. He still carries fantasy scoring upside, as he's 15th in birdie or better rate. Holmes also has played here plenty in the past, finishing 16th, cut, 27th, 23rd, 22nd, and 9th (last year) in his six tries. Prior to a missed cut at the Quicken Loans, Holmes had finished 2nd, 3rd, and 13th.
Russell Henley ($10,500 | 20) - Henley is still 46th in the world golf rankings, placing him 8th in the field by that measure. He's also got some great form at this course to go along with that nice ranking. He leads the field in adjusted strokes gained average at The Old White TPC, via datagolf, and he's turned that into consecutive top-five finishes. Statistically, he's solid -- not great -- of late: 43rd off the tee and 27th in approach. But if you're going for some balance as opposed to stars and scrubs, Henley should be in consideration.
Joaquin Niemann ($10,400 | 25) - Niemann ranks third in strokes gained: tee to green and off the tee as well as first in approach, so that should put him on the radar. He's also first in birdie or better rate, 43rd in scrambling, and 8th in proximity from 175-plus yards. After a bit of a layoff and alternating top-eights with missed cuts, Niemann just finished 17th at the Quicken Loans. He's a strong play this week.
Andrew Putnam ($10,000 | 60) - The mid range is kind of strange this week. Putnam started hot last week but wound up 27th at the Quicken Loans. That still gives him eight straight cuts made and three straight top-30 finishes. Putnam grades out well, sitting 11th in tee to green, 63rd off the tee (not so great there), and 15th in approach. He's the fourth-best scrambler over the past 50 rounds, among golfers in the field, and at this price, he makes all types of lineups work.
Ryan Moore ($9,700 | 25) - Moore ranks first in strokes gained: tee to green in the field over the past 50 rounds. He's second off the tee and fourth in approach, so that definitely works. He's just 66th in birdie or better rate but 3rd in scrambling, so he shouldn't run into problems. He did miss the cut at the Travelers by just two strokes but prior to that was 13th at the Memorial, 30th at THE PLAYERS, cut at the Wells Fargo, 7th at the Valero, and 16th at the Heritage.
Scott Piercy ($9,400 | 66) - Piercy sits 31st in strokes gained: off the tee and 13th in approach. He's also 58th in proximity from our selected range. The upside may not be great, as he's 73rd in birdie or better rate and 64th in scrambling. You may be better off going light on this tier, given the amount of enticing options below $9,000.
Kevin Streelman ($9,000 | 45) - Streelman imploded on the front nine last week in the final round, but the stats check out when compared to this field. Still, he finished 32nd, after a 33rd at the Travelers. In all, he's made 8 of the past 10 cuts. Streelman ranks 15th in strokes gained: off the tee and 7th in approach as well as 33rd in proximity from 175-plus yards.
Keith Mitchell ($8,900 | 80) - Mitchell leads the field in strokes gained: off the tee, and that puts him in contention at this course. He is just 65th in approach, but he's 16th in birdie or better rate, giving him some upside if his irons don't fail him. He hasn't played this course before but profiles as a low-priced option with top-15 upside given the weak field.
Aaron Wise ($8,600 | 50) - Wise grades out 14th in strokes gained: off the tee and 22nd in approach. He's also scoring well, sitting sixth in birdie or better rate. Wise, additionally, is 22nd in scrambling of late, and that means he checks all the boxes. Since a T2 at the Wells Fargo and a win at the Byron Nelson, he's missed three straight cuts. He's been off since the US Open, though, and this could be a strong bounce-back chance for the world's 74th-ranked golfer.
J.J. Spaun ($8,100 | 100) - Spaun looks like a fantastic fit for The Old White TPC. He's 10th in strokes gained: off the tee, 5th in approach, 22nd in birdie or better rate, and 23rd in proximity from 175-plus yards. He finished 29th last year but did have a hot putter. Still, at this price, you don't need a win from Spaun.
Ted Potter ($8,100 | 100) - Potter ranks second in adjusted strokes gained per round at this course, so that should pique our interest. He's also golfing pretty well in terms of our key stats (23rd off the tee and 41st in approach), plus 36th in birdie or better rate and 26th in scrambling. The combination gives us yet another cheap option this week.
Bronson Burgoon ($7,800 | 110) - Burgoon's win odds aren't astronomical, but he's a nice sleeper this week. He's top-25 in off-the-tee and approach play -- plus proximity from our selected range -- over the past 50 rounds, and he's top 50 in birdie rate and scrambling. That's a pretty balanced profile for someone who should go entirely under-owned on FanDuel. Burgoon has been hit-or-miss lately, missing four of the past six cuts (by a total of seven strokes), yet his two made cuts were a 16th at the Byron Nelson and a 6th last week at the Quicken Loans. In a field this weak, he carries some upside.