DraftKings PGA DFS GPP Lineup Targets & Picks – Wyndham Championship
Week 17, Game 82, Game 162, the Wyndham Championship. The things all of these things have in common is that it is the last event before the playoffs for a sport. This is a big event for a lot of golfers, who are either trying to get into the top 125, maintain their playoff spot, or try to improve for later playoff events. We also have a couple of golfers coming back from Rio, so it will be interesting to see how they fare. A Par 70 course that sees winning scores in the high teens under par, here are some golfers to consider for the Wyndham.
Brandt Snedeker (9,800)
Snedeker has had an odd year. He started off on fire including an impressive win at Torrey Pines, Then, he went through a stretch of 4 missed cuts in 6 starts. He has recovered to make 4 cuts in a row, which includes 2 majors and 3 top 25 finishes in that timespan. At Sedgefield, he’s made 6 out of 8 cuts, including 3 top 10 finishes. Like this season, he’s been better more than not, but has some inconsistencies.
He has positive strokes gained in all of those categories, ranking 26th in Total Strokes Gained. He’s 38th in Birdie Average and 24th in Scoring Average. I like his recent form and his success here in the past. I think he’s rounding back into that early season form and is worth a play at under 10k here.
Wesley Bryan (9,300)
Bryan made his debut last week as a full card-holding member of the PGA Tour, and all he did was finish 8th. He held a share of the lead after 36 holes, but couldn’t keep up the low scoring to stay in contention. The probable web.com player of the year, Bryan makes for a sneaky play here. We saw him score low on the web.com tour and last week. With scores expected to be low again this week, Bryan should give himself another good chance to contend. I don’t think he will be as popular as Na or Cabrera-Bello at a lower price point, and makes for a nice GPP option.
Keegan Bradley (8,200)
As much as I liked Keegan last week, I’m not sure what to do with him this week. He has made 5 cuts in a row, and seems to be in much better form than earlier in the season. However, he only has 2 top 10s this year and 18th is his best finish in this 5 week span.
Statistically, he is exception in all aspects of his game, except for putting (19th in strokes gained putting). But as I mentioned in the Cash game article with Simpson and Haas, putting doesn’t look that important, since those 2 have had great success here but aren’t good putters. I honestly think Keegan is either a missed cut or top 10 this week, which is why I will only consider him in tournaments.
Jerry Kelly (7,300)
I am really curious to see what Kelly’s ownership will be this week. 2 weeks back, he finished in 2nd, one shot out of a playoff. Last week, at a course he had performed great at, he shot matching 2 over par 73s to miss the cut. He’s in consideration because he’s made 6 straight cuts here, including an 18th last year, and 2 top 10s in that span.
Kelly is 79th in Strokes Gained Tee-to-Green, and 3rd in Driving Accuracy. He does have 2 top 10s on the year and is 13 of 20 in making cuts. I think people will ditch him after last week, but with a good course history here, he makes for a nice low owned option.
Morgan Hoffman (6,300)
I didn’t even consider him last week. During a rain delay, PGA Tour Radio was talking about his run in 2014 of finishing 124th in the regular season to sneak in the playoffs (he missed the cut here that year). 4 events later, he finished 28th in the final standings and made the Tour Championship. 2 days after I heard this on the radio, he shoots 62 and ends up 3rd at the John Deere (and was a key to winning GPP lineups last week).
He’s proven he can get hot this time of year, and outside of an 11th at the Babasol, has missed the other 5 cuts in his past 7 events. But he wasn’t in good form in 2014 and look what happened. He is 131st in FedEx Cup Points, so he needs a good week. He was 26th last year here. A tournament play only, he’s a risky option, but if you think he has deja vu of 2014, fire him up.
Roberto Castro (6,000)
Castro is really someone I should have included in the cash game article, but I’ll get him here to make sure you are aware of him as a play. Castro is currently sitting 56th in the FedEx Cup Standings, thanks to 3 top 10s on the year, and only missing 4 cuts in 22 starts.
Stats wise, he is 21st in Strokes Gained Tee-to-Green, and 30th in Greens in Regulation. He’s made 2 straight cuts here, and just looks like the premiere value option on the board. Usually, if someone in this range has made a lot of cuts, you see a best finish on the year of 15-20th; not someone with 3 top 10s. I like him in all game formats and even if popular, should be someone you roster this week.