Daily Fantasy Golf Helper for the Dell Technologies Championship
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Let's take a look at some golfers to target this week.
|Key Stats for the Dell Technologies Championship at TPC Boston|
|Strokes Gained: Approach|
|Birdie or Better Rate|
|Greens in Regulation|
|Par 5 Scoring|
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 unless noted. Ranks are among the field.
Best of the Best
Dustin Johnson (FanDuel Price: $12,500 | Paddy Power Win Odds: 8/1) - Johnson had an up-and-down outing last year (66-72-66-73) to finish T18, but in his 8 tries at TPC Boston, he has garnered 4 top-25 finishes, 3 of which were top-10s. DJ Enters as the favorite (naturally), and he's 9th in strokes gained: approach, 2nd in birdie or better rate, and 24th in greens in regulation over the past 50 rounds. For cash games, he's pretty much a lock, as he's missed 5 cuts in 62 events since the start of 2016.
Justin Thomas ($12,000 | 10/1) - Thomas is lighting up the recent leaderboard relative to the rest of this field. Over the past 20 rounds, he's 2nd in strokes gained: tee to green and first in approach, as well as 4th in birdie or better rate and 7th in greens in regulation. Over the past 50, he's 4th, 1st, 15th, and 32nd, respectively. Thomas, last year's winner, enters with four top-10s, including a win at the WGC-Bridgestone, in his past five events.
Jason Day ($11,800 | 16/1) - Day enters with five consecutive top-20 finishes (12th at the Travelers, 17th at The Open, 10th at the WGC-Bridgestone, 19th at the PGA, and 20th at The Northern Trust). He did miss the cut at the US Open, but that's his only miss of the 2018 year, a year in which he has two wins (Wells Fargo and Farmers Insurance Open) and a runner-up (Pebble Beach). Day's putting can get him out of a lot of trouble, and combining that with 11th-place ranks in birdie or better rate and scrambling, he shapes up to have a solid fantasy floor at a course where he's made 10 straight cuts.
Tiger Woods ($11,500 | 18/1) - Tiger ranks 7th in approach, 14th in scrambling, 16th in birdie or better rate, and 19th in strokes gained: putting over the past 50 rounds. He also has a win, two runner-ups, and a third-place showing in nine events at TPC Boston in his career. None have been more recent than 2013, but combining the course form with the current form puts Woods firmly in the DFS discussion.
Adam Scott ($10,400 | 28/1) - Scott most recently missed the cut at TPC Boston (71-75 last year), but in 2016, he was 4th (67-71-70-65). He also has a whopping 8 top-25 finishes in 12 events at this course in his career, including in 5 of the past 7 attempts. Scott's putter is always a topic of conversation, but it's been hot lately. He's third in strokes gained: putting over the past 50 rounds and led the field last week. Additionally, Scott ranks 16th in approach, 13th on par 5s, and 6th in birdie or better rate.
Patrick Cantlay ($10,000 | 30/1) - Cantlay debuted with a T13 here last year (69-68-68-71) and ranked 10th in approach. He's ranked 28th in approach over the past 50 rounds as well as top 30 in par 5 scoring (19th), greens in regulation (13th), and scrambling (24th). Additionally, Cantlay's win odds put him firmly in the conversation at this price.
Keegan Bradley ($9,100 | 100/1) - The mid-range is thin this week, as only 11 golfers are priced between $9,000 and $10,500. Brandt Snedeker ($9,300; 50/1) is in good form, but his withdrawal last week leaves questions about his health. Instead, we can drop down to Bradley, who ranks 5th in approach and 22nd on par 5s. The rest of the stats check out, given his low price, too. Since a missed cut in 2011, Bradley has reeled off four top-25s in six tries here, including a 2012-15 stretch of T13, T16, T16, and T25. He was 35th last year, bouncing back from a bad opening round (76-68-69-69).
Kevin Na ($8,900 | 80/1) - Na's history at TPC Boston is spotty at best, as he's made 6 of 10 cuts. He has, though, made two straight: a T60 in 2015 and a T6 last year (68-69-70-66). Na's putter is on fire right now (2nd), so that's a bit of a concern or a great sign, depending on your level of confidence that it'll stick with him, but he's also 37th in approach, 25th in birdie or better rate, and 28th in scrambling. Not bad for someone in this price range.
Billy Horschel ($8,700 | 45/1) - Horschel's odds are super low relative to his price. He's missed two straight cuts here (78-68 last year and 70-79 in 2016). Prior to that, he was 72nd, 2nd, and 70th. The form has returned for Horschel, as he's 1st in the field in strokes gained: tee to green over the past 50 rounds, as well as 2nd in approach, 8th on par 5s, 20th in birdie or better rate, 1st in greens in regulation, and 2nd in scrambling. No, he hasn't played all the tough courses, but his T3 last week at The Northern Trust confirms that he's in play.
Cheng-Tsung Pan ($7,800 | 150/1) - Pan's debut at TPC Boston led to a T47 (69-72-74-69) last year. He's 10th in approach, 22nd in birdie rate, and top-15 in scrambling and greens in regulation, as well. That'll work at this price. Pan fell from a T2 at the Wyndham to a T60 last week, but for this cheap, he should be on our radars given the strong current form (11 of 12 cuts made).
Aaron Wise ($7,700 | 60/1) - Wise has low win odds for such a cheap price, and he's actually 52nd in the Official World Golf Rankings. Wise hasn't been consistent, missing 10 of 20 cuts this calendar year, but his past three include a T6 at the WGC-Bridgestone, a cut at the PGA, and a T5 a The Northern Trust, all tough fields.
Joel Dahmen ($7,100 | 250/1) - Dahmen snapped a string of six made cuts with a miss last week, but he's still 76th in the FedEx Cup rankings, and he needs to sneak up six spots to move forward into the playoffs. Dahmen ranks 4th in approach, 5th on par 5s, 1st in birdie or better rate, 4th in greens in regulation, and 13th in scrambling over the past 50 rounds. He's certainly not the worst punt play this week.