DraftKings PGA DFS GPP Cheat Sheet for the 2020 3M Open. 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
Dustin Johnson – DJ was dismal at the Memorial – but came into that one fresh off of a win and in a weak field event, it’s hard not to like the spot he is in for this weekend’s event. He’s a long ball hitter that should be able to overpower the course this week into the weekend.
Tony Finau – Finau had a great showing at The Memorial before falling victim to the tough conditions on Sunday, ultimately finishing in 8th place after a +6 on Sunday. He’s above average in all facets of the game outside of his putting – so if he can get the flatstick working, he could be in line to overpower the majority of the field this weekend.
Tommy Fleetwood – Fleetwood hasn’t teed it up on a PGA event since the Pandemic, but it’ll be nice to see him out in the field this weekend. He’s remarkably consistent, has a great all around game – and I could see him checking in with lower ownership than the two guys above.
Erik Van Rooyen – Van Rooyen was disappointing at the Rocket Mortgage Classic, before returning with a strong bounce-back showing at The Memorial. I really like his all around game and think he is going to have a great rest of the season. He’s a little pricey here – but worth it in my books. He isn’t elite off the tee, but still does gain strokes, and the rest of his game (minus putting) is very strong.
Max Homa – Priced up in a weak field event, I think he’ll be lower owned than he should given his recent form. He’s showed glimpses, including the first round at The Memorial, and I think it’s just a matter of time before his game starts to click again as it did before the pandemic. Love this play for $8k.
Will Gordon – He’s great off the tee, but the rest of his game needs a little work. He has shown flashes of brilliance this season – like his 3rd place finish at the Travelers – which included a second round 62. He has the distance to overpower courses – but there is plenty of risk here…he just made the cut to be on the cheat sheet.
Pat Perez – Likely has a limited ceiling – but if you are looking for a value play that has a great shot of playing into the weekend – and finishing T25 if he’s playing well – he’s a great option for your 5th or 6th golfer in line-ups with about as high of a floor as you can have in PGA DFS in this price range.
Talor Gooch – Gooch has only made 2 of the past 6 cuts – but was on a nice run before the pandemic hit – and has a lot of upside at the price point. I don’t love him in strong field events, but in a field like the one we are seeing this weekend – he’s an above average talent. For $7,100 – I like the risk/reward.
Denny McCarthy – I wouldn’t go nuts with exposure here – but he has been the best putter on tour this season, which really helps raise his floor. After testing positive for COVID, he looked to be back on point last weekend at The Memorial, playing into the weekend.
Chesson Hadley – Hadley has made 3 of 4 cuts since the pandemic and has the long game that should be able to do some damage here this weekend. His short game is below average, but in a weaker field event, I’m not expecting that to be as much of a headwind. I don’t think he’ll contend for the title here – but I like his chances of playing into the weekend with top 20 upside if everything clicks.
I will be posting a second article on The 3M Open, which will be going up Wednesday night – so keep an eye out for The Primer!
|High||Dustin Johnson (11.5k / 67.71) (12.4k / 67.71)|
|Tony Finau (10.9k / 77.89) (11.6k / 77.89)|
|Tommy Fleetwood (10.5k / 68.60) (11.5k / 68.60)|
|Medium||Erik Van Rooyen (8.8k / 70.25) (10.2k / 70.25)|
|Max Homa (8k / 61.57) (9.5k / 61.57)|
|Low||Will Gordon (7.7k / 56.75) (9.5k / 56.75)|
|Pat Perez (7.2k / 60.33) (8.7k / 60.33)|
|Talor Gooch (7.1k / 66.90) (8.7k / 66.90)|
|Denny McCarthy (7.1k / 66.73) (7.8k / 66.73)|
|Chesson Hadley (6.9k / 68.08) (8.4k / 68.08)|