Featuring in-depth analysis of The Valero Texas Open, 2019. Daily fantasy golf analysis for this week’s DFS slate to help you build winning cash game and tournament lineups on DraftKings.
Welcome to The Primer column for The Valero Texas Open! We’re thrilled to be back with coverage this week, and are here to help you build your DFS lineups for FanDuel, DraftKings or whatever other sites you choose to play on (this article does have a DraftKings bias though).
A week after the WGC Match-Play Championship – we get back to a regular tournament, and not surprisingly with the Master next week, the field is rather weak as many players have opted to rest up before the first major of the season. With that said, we have a full week to tune up our DFS PGA skills before the big prizes that come with majors – and here’s to hoping it can be a profitable week at that!
With that said, lets get to it…
The Best of the Best
- Tony Finau ($10,800)
Finau has yet to hit full stride so far in the PGA season – but there is a lot to like from what we have seen from him lately. He has three straight T25 finishes – and although that isn’t the most ringing endorsement for a player priced as high as he is for this weak field event, his game has really picked up after a slow start for him after a breakout 2018 campaign. I think he’s just about to go on a heater – and his game is a great fit for this tournament. I think he goes low this weekend, and I have no problem paying up for him with an overweight allocation to him for MME GPP’s this week.
- Jim Furyk ($9,600)
Many will flat out balk at paying this price for Furyk – but he has been playing lights out. He stumbled last week in his third round robin match, losing decisively to Henrik Stenson – but prior to that match, he had been on quite a run. I think it was just a bump in the road for the savvy veteran golfer, and I like him to continue to build on what has been an outstanding 2019 season thus far. He has three straight top 20 finishes, including two top 10’s – and I wouldn’t be shocked to see him among the final pairings on Sunday yet again this week.
The Next Tier
- Luke List ($8,000)
List had a poor showing in The Honda Classic – but has two T15 finishes in his past three events, and is one of the more talented players in the field this week for the event. He doesn’t break the bank at his price point, and I like his chances of stringing together four strong rounds. He’s one of the best players in the field for strokes gained off the tee – and I like how his game sets up to go low this weekend.
- Joel Dahman ($7,500)
His metrics were outstanding at the PLAYERS, and he has carried that through for strong showings in his next two outings – and I like his chances of making it three this week. He’s reasonably priced, and while I wouldn’t be surprised if his ownership levels creep up higher than I would like – I have no problem eating some expected chalk here. I think he has a great chance at sticking around for the weekend and being relevant on Saturday and Sunday.
- Mackenzie Hughes ($7,100)
He’ll be low-owned this week as his season long metrics and performance will lead him to be ruled out by many. With that said, he was a very streaky player in 2018 – and with strong showings in his last two tournaments (2, T13) – I wouldn’t be surprised if we are about to see a strong run by Hughes, similar to a nice run we saw from him in 2018. When he’s clicking, he can be relevant into the weekend – and I think he keeps his strong recent form this weekend in Texas.
Best of luck to everyone in the final tune up before the Masters! It should be a fun week of PGA action – and here’s to hoping it’s a good one for you. If you have any questions at all, you can find me on Twitter @bradsgotmoxy.