Lock of the week:
Rickie Fowler – $9,700 – In Fowler’s last five appearances at TPC Boston, he’s gained a total of 6 strokes on the field. He’s checking the key stat categories for us in SG: Off the Tee, SG: Approach, Sand Save %, and we know his form is fantastic. Rickie’s a tremendous value at being under $10K and is an absolute lock for us in GPP and cash formats. He’s also gotta be itching to win with so many of his friends and top players in the world taking home trophies of late.
Adam Scott $7,900 – This price is just nuts, and despite likely high ownership, as a result, we can’t avoid a player of Scott’s caliber at this value. The Aussie gained 23 strokes on the field at TPC Boston in his last four tries. He showed nothing at the PGA Championship but lost 4 strokes from putting that week. His tee to green game is there and if he can shave just a couple strokes with the putter, then he has the potential to win this event. He’s also got the “Nappy Factor” in his favor as he and his wife have just welcomed their second child.
Daniel Berger $7,600 – This is Berger’s third trip to TPC Boston, and he’s gained seven strokes on the field in the two previous attempts. His Vegas odds to win should have him priced higher in DraftKings and we love the value he presents as a result. He’s a tee to green stud checking the boxes in both SG: Off the Tee and SG: Approach. Like Scott, he’s another proven winner on the PGA Tour that could potentially win this event.
Patrick Cantlay $7,200 – Cantlay has been one of the season’s most consistent players when he’s in the field. This is his first time at TPC Boston, but the course fits his ball striking profile quite well. His Vegas odds to win should have him priced higher than the bottom tier of the $7K range. Last week at The Northern Trust, Cantlay gained 11 strokes on the field from tee to green! The former UCLA golfer is also 50th in the FedEx Cup rankings meaning he could use another solid performance to lock in an appearance next week in the third leg of the playoffs. He’s a popular play among the DFS community, but we’ll roster him anyway across GPP’s and cash contests.
Best bargain basement option:
Harold Varner III $6,800 – 18Birdies poster boy, HV3, has been on quite the heater lately as he’s made his FedEx Cup push. He’s in fantastic form and needs to move up 21 spots in the rankings to play next week. With that kind of motivation, Varner’s abilities off the tee and from the fairways, and his near minimum price tag, we’re all in on Varner in GPP and cash contests. He’ll likely be under 10% ownership across most contests which should provide some leverage on a guy that can score with the best on tour.
Player to avoid:
Rory Mcllroy $9,800 – It’s always tough to fade Rory. Especially, when you consider his track record at TPC Boston is the best in the field. However, Rory is going to be massively owned in GPP contests due to the sub $10K price tag. In an event where more than 70% of the field make the cut, you’ve got to have ownership leverage in your lineups to really make some cash on DraftKings. Fading Rory may be one of the best ways to gain that leverage. Plus, it was only a few weeks ago that Rory talked about his rib injury likely meaning he wouldn’t be playing again until 2018. He is currently still managing it while trying to defend his FedEx Cup Championship. We’re going to cover our eyes and pray our decision to avoid Rory completely pays off.