DraftKings Daily Fantasy Helper: BMW Championship
Daily fantasy golf requires a new approach for each and every event.
The course and field change week after week, making no two contests alike. That means you need to refine your approach for each PGA Tour event to try to find golfers who are primed to excel for your daily fantasy golf lineups.
Each week, we have a course primer, and our daily fantasy golf projections and lineup builder can help you get started, but these golfers stand out specifically on DraftKings for the Dell Technologies Championship.
This Week’s Course
Aronimink Golf Club hosts this year’s BMW Championship as the top 70 golfers in the FedEx Cup Playoffs jostle for position heading into the season finale. The setup this week is a 7,267-yard par 70 with bentgrass from tee to cup that will demand discipline and a cool head as the conditions will rival major championships in scoring average. So, too, must daily fantasy players look toward steady, straightforward profiles when filling out their rosters on DraftKings. Overall tee to green play with an extra focus on approach is a good start, but those that can save par when the approach is off or sink a few timely putts will find themselves in contention as well.
|Key Stats for the BMW Championship at Aronimink Golf Club|
|Strokes Gained: Tee to Green|
|Strokes Gained: Approach|
|Strokes Gained: Putting (Bent)|
Now, onto the picks.
All stats are from Fantasy National Golf Cluband are for golfers in the field over the last 50 rounds, unless otherwise noted.
High Priced Studs
Dustin Johnson (DraftKings Price $11,600 | PaddyPower Win Odds 8/1) - DJ may have a reputation as a bomber, and he's not considered a cerebral golfer, but he almost always holds up in difficult conditions and is more of a grinder than he gets credit for (just check out his U.S. Open record). He is first in strokes gained: tee to green and fifth in approach, rankings that have held up over basically the entire season. He closed strong to finish T7 at the Dell Technologies Championship and is primed for a win this week.
Brooks Koepka ($10,500 | 14) - Speaking of U.S. Open records, the two-time defending champ obviously fits the same template as Johnson. Bomber, plodder, strategist, and opportunist, Koepka has emerged as one of the most consistent golfers on Tour. He has more wins (two) than missed cuts (one) this season and is 6th in scrambling gained, 15th in stokes gained: putting on bent, and 16th in stroke gained: tee to green.
Mid Priced Options
Rickie Fowler ($9,000 | 22) - It is easy to forget about Fowler, who missed the first two legs of the FedEx Cup Playoffs with an oblique injury. But he is set to return and did not show signs of wear in the events leading up to the injury announcement, as a T28 at The Open Championship was his only finishes outside the top 25 in his last 7 events. He is 6th in strokes gained: putting on bentgrass, 18th in strokes gained: tee to green, and 19th in approach.
Patrick Cantlay ($8,500 | 33) - Cantlay is 5th in strokes gained: tee to green and 13th in approach. His T24 at the Dell Technologies Championship was just his second finish outside the top 15 since the U.S. Open. Cantlay had his best result of the year at the Memorial, and the Dublin, Ohio-based Muirfield Village shares the same grass type and general climate with Aronimink’s Pennsylvania locale.
Rafael Cabrera-Bello ($8,300 | 50) - Cabrera-Bello has quietly been ultra-reliable of late and may have played himself onto the European Ryder Cup team. He has four top-20s in his last five events and ranks 14th in approach, 18th tee to green, and 20th putting on bent. RCB’s arrow is pointing up and his breakthrough is a matter of when, not if.
Low Priced Options
Emiliano Grillo ($7,400 | 66) - Grillo experienced a temporary dip in his usual reliability over the past month or two, but after a T7 at the Dell Technologies Championship, he is firmly back in play as a major value for cash lineups. Grillo is 2nd in strokes gained: putting on bent, 11th in scrambling gained, and 20th in approach.
Kevin Na ($7,200 | 100) - Na is fifth in scrambling gained and has been in terrific form before an odd missed cut last week in Boston. Even in a small field, Na gained 2.3 strokes putting yet somehow failed to make it to the weekend. He is always a wild card with a wide range of outcomes, but at this price he has the upside to finish in the top 10 no matter how strong the field.
Byeong-Hun An ($7,100 | 125) - An is 9th in scrambling gained and 15th in strokes gained: tee to green, and although he is generally a poor putter he does best on bentgrass surfaces. He also had his best finish of the season at the Memorial, when he lost in the playoff.
C.T. Pan ($6,900 | 66) - Pan closed strong over the weekend at the Dell to earn his second top-five finish in his last three events. He is 19th in strokes gained: approach and 28th in strokes gained: tee to green, and holds at least the same odds as the three golfers in the price range above him.
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