DraftKings PGA DFS GPP Cheat Sheet for the 2020 Workday Charity Open. Featuring top plays, high ceiling candidates, contrarian, and value picks to target for this week’s DraftKings PGA DFS main slate.
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Our cheat sheets highlight the core plays (including some contrarian candidates) that we like the most on the slate and, as a result, would recommend a higher level of exposure to on the whole. It is not an exhaustive list, and if you are a multi-entry GPP player, you may decide to ultimately have a larger player pool to work from. Our hope is that this gives you a tight group of players to heavy-up your exposure to. You’ll see a quick point or two explaining the rationale below for each of the selections on the Cheat Sheet below – which is a new addition to the PGA Cheat Sheets moving forward!
PGA DFS Main Slate Cheat Sheet – Thoughts on the Picks
Justin Thomas – Not much needs to be said for Thomas, who is arguably the best golfer in the field this week. With an elite all around game, and coming off a poor showing that Travelers – I am hoping he checks in lower owned than he should be this week.
Patrick Cantlay – Has a mix of past success at Muirfield, and an elite approach game, making him worth mixing into your line-ups as a high spend in your builds.
Viktor Hovland – An elite ball striker who just has to start making putts in order to get into the winner’s circle. He has been striking it so pure, putting atrocious, and still has been relevant. If the putts start dropping – watch out!
Patrick Reed – He’ll likely be popular, but sub $9k, he’s an elite option that will be hard not to include in a high % of builds this week.
Adam Hadwin – Another elite approach player, ranking 29th on tour in SG:Approach. He comes off of a strong finish at the Rocket Mortgage, and I like his chances of keeping things rolling this week.
Ian Poulter – Love the price, hate the fact that it will make him popular. There’s upside here at the price, he gains strokes in all facets of the game, other than off the tee, which is a minor negative when looking at his metrics. Has the ability to scramble and grind his way into weekend’s on days when his ballstriking is a little off, making him as safe of a play as there is in PGA DFS for a player in his price range.
Maverick McNeely – He’s an elite putter, and while I’d like to see his SG:Approach metrics be a little better than they are, it’s hard to argue with his recent form, which includes a T8 last week. The price point is great, and I think he’ll be able to navigate the tough greens at Muirfield.
Mackenzie Hughes – A boom/bust option, but one that is very intriguing at $7k. In the past, I’ve liked using him when his form is on point in order to get exposure to a streaky player that will likely have low ownership, and that fits the bill here. He was outstanding in his last tournament at the Travelers – and I wouldn’t be shocked to see him carry that over. Just know there is MC risk here.
I will be posting a second article on the Workday Charity Open, which will be going up Wednesday night – so keep an eye out for The Primer!
|High||Justin Thomas (11.1k / 82.47) (12k / 82.47)|
|Patrick Cantlay (10.6k / 76.75) (11.7k / 76.75)|
|Viktor Hovland (9.5k / 67.40) (10.9k / 67.40)|
|Medium||Patrick Reed (8.8k / 78.70) (10.5k / 78.70)|
|Adam Hadwin (8.2k / 63.44) (9.9k / 63.44)|
|Joel Dahmen (7.7k / 61.44) (9.3k / 61.44)|
|Low||Ian Poulter (7.5k / 55.63) (9k / 55.63)|
|Maverick McNealy (7.5k / 65.77) (8.9k / 65.77)|
|Mackenzie Hughes (7k / 50.44) (8.4k / 50.44)|
|Richy Werenski (6.8k / 64.33) (8k / 64.33)|