DraftKings PGA DFS GPP Cheat Sheet for the 2020 Memorial Tournament. Featuring top plays, high ceiling candidates, contrarian, and value picks to target for this week’s DraftKings and FanDuel 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
Bryson DeChambeau – The hottest player on tour. He’s been bombing it after bulking up during the break from Covid, and even though he’s got some work to do to refine his approach game, if he keeps his current form, he’s going to be tough to beat this weekend. With the soft pricing this week for quality golfers, I like a significant weight on him.
Dustin Johnson – I don’t think DJ will completely fly under the radar, but with JT and Morikawa likely to be popular after their strong showing on the same track last week, I wouldn’t be shocked to see DJ lower owned than I feel he should be – coming into this one with a win at the Travelers.
Patrick Cantlay – Cantlay started really slow last week at Muirfield – but lit up the course in Sunday’s round, firing a 65 to crack the top 10. He was over 27% owned a week ago, and don’t think he’ll come near those levels again…but I like his chances of carrying over his strong finish a week ago.
John Rahm – Getting Rahm at $9,300 seems pretty silly. He’ll be popular this week, but he’s one of the best golfers in the world and could (not likely) be overlooked for some of the other high spends.
Xander Schauffele – with a solid, but unspectacular showing a week ago, I wouldn’t be surprised to see him moderately owned at best this week. He’s an elite golfer, and if he gets hot this weekend, could be a part of some big money winning line-ups.
Tiger Woods – All about the price point for Tiger here. At $9k, and with his game seeming to be in top form – there’s a lot to like with including Woods in your builds this week.
Daniel Berger – He has been excellent all season long, and really has excelled in all facets of the game, gaining strokes across every key metric. When you add it all up, he sits 7th in SG: Total – and at this price point, I love the upside here.
Patrick Reed – Hasn’t been too sharp of late, but I’m going to continue to pound the table here with some recommendations for Reed as long as his price keeps dropping.
Ian Poulter – Poulter was excellent and remarkably consistent a week ago, something I expect to carry over this week. He’ll likely be a popular play based on his strong showing – but even with that in mind, I like him as a high probability to make the cut who can contend if he carries things over.
Billy Horschel – His SG: Approach leaves something to be desired – but he’s great in all other stats and comes into this one off of a strong showing at the Workday Charity a week ago, finishing T7. He probably has the ability to win this one in his range of outcomes, something I would say isn’t likely to be the case with Poulter.
Adam Hadwin – He had an up and down tournament last week – but I continue to like him, and at $7,400 – he is a great bottom player to round out your 5th or 6th golfer this week. He’s great on his approach shots (29th SG: Approach) and to put it bluntly – has been one of the best players on tour all season long (ranking 12th in SG: Total).
Max Homa – Homa just missed the cut a week ago, and has struggled lately – but I think he’s about to go on a run. He was great before the pandemic, and looked poised to have a breakthrough season. I still think he gets there as long as he keeps up his above average ball striking. His play around the green is a bit of a mess, but if he dials in his approach shots a little better this week, I like him as a punt at his price point.
Jason Dufner – A bit of a flier here, which should be expected in his price range. He’s done a great job on his approach shots this season – and while his upside may be limited – he could be a line-up differentiator – and one that I think has a good shot at making the cut.
Stewart Cink – Will he likely repeat with another top 20 finish this week? No – but he can navigate the track well, and at almost bottom barrel pricing, rostering him can open up a lot of avenues for high spends. As an older player, it’s not shocking that he struggles a bit off the tee – but he continues to be above average on his approaches and on the green, which is the recipe for success for a punt to make the weekend.
I will be posting a second article on the Memorial, which will be going up Wednesday night – so keep an eye out for The Primer!
|High||Bryson DeChambeau (11.1k / 70.25) (12k / 70.25)|
|Dustin Johnson (10.3k / 55.17) (11.5k / 55.17)|
|Patrick Cantlay (9.8k / 69.78) (11.6k / 69.78)|
|Medium||Jon Rahm (9.3k / 73.18) (11.4k / 73.18)|
|Tiger Woods (9k / 48.30) (10.6k / 48.30)|
|Daniel Berger (8.7k / 68.15) (10.2k / 68.15)|
|Patrick Reed (8.4k / 67.91) (10k / 67.91)|
|Low||Ian Poulter (7.6k / 51.63) (9.3k / 51.63)|
|Billy Horschel (7.5k / 53.27) (9.4k / 53.27)|
|Adam Hadwin (7.4k / 56.31) (9.2k / 56.31)|
|Max Homa (6.8k / 48.71) (8.3k / 48.71)|
|Jason Dufner (6.5k / 41.72) (7.7k / 41.72)|
|Stewart Cink (6.1k / 54.29) (7.2k / 54.29)|