The Genesis Invitational: The Primer – PGA DFS Analysis

Featuring in-depth analysis of The 2020 Genesis Invitational. 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 2020 AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am! We 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).

Last Week’s Results:

  • Dustin Johnson – T32
  • Brandt Snedeker – MC
  • Alex Noren – T32
  • Max Homa – T14
  • Mark Hubbard – MC

The Best of the Best

  • Dustin Johnson, $10,000

DJ was having a solid, but unspectacular showing at the Pebble Beach Pro-Am a week ago before collapsing with a +6 on Sunday, flushing away his chances at a solid finish.  This week, he is priced way down to the point where I find the price point almost comical.  He’ll be chalk, but I have no problem eating it this week at a shot at rostering DJ at a mere $10k price tag.

  • Tony Finau, $9,100

Finau comes into this one with a loss in a playoff in his last tournament at the Waste Management, and should ride his strong recent form to another strong weekend this week at the Genesis.  He is one of the best ball strikers on tour with a top 10 ranking in SG: Total (2nd), SG: Tee to Green (2nd), SG: Approach the Green (10th) and SG: Around the Green (7th).  Everything lines up to having Finau have a big year, and I like his chances of being in the mix this weekend.

The Next Tier

  • Patrick Reed, $8,600

Reed bombed at the Sony Open, but that was sandwiched between two top 10 finishes, including a 2nd place finish at the Sentry event to start off the 2020 calendar year.  Look for him to contend this weekend and take advantage of the fact that his price point has been pushed down due to the quality of this week’s field.  He has the game that can contend in an event like this one, and I like his chances of doing that.

  • Collin Morikawa, $8,100

Morikawa has been remarkably consistent so far this season, coming into this one with four straight top 25 finishes – which is a great floor for a player at this price point.  He has a strong all around game, and I think he will be one of the breakout players in the PGA this season.  I don’t think you’ll be able to roster him at this price point for much longer (outside of majors where players are generally priced down with the soft pricing) – and I love his chances of being one of the better ROI’s in this weekend’s event.

Do Not Forget About…

  • Max Homa, $7,500

I’m going to continue to ride with Homa, who had another excellent showing to continue his breakout 2019-20 season.  This week he is priced down due to the fact that the calibre of the field is superior, but I love to ride the hot hand, and I think Homa has the ability to be in the mix yet again this week, and I could see him slipping under the radar yet again from an ownership standpoint, being lower owned than he should.  He strikes the ball pretty well off the tee and has done a great job of putting so far this season, which is a great combination for a player you are hoping will make the cut at this price point with room on the upside.

Here’s to hoping it’s a good one for you as we truck on through the PGA season!  If you have any questions at all, you can find me on Twitter @bradsgotmoxy.

About Brad

Brad hates the term fantasy sports expert, so instead he is someone who specializes in NFL, NHL and MLB DFS notes and analysis. He had a 68.2% win rate in 2015 NFL cash games to go along with a 83.5% win rate for the 2014 season. For NHL he had a 58.7% win rate in the 2015-16 season for cash games and a 66.2% win rate for the 2014-15 season. You can follow him on Twitter @bradsgotmoxy.

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