DraftKings PGA DFS GPP Cheat Sheet for the 2020 PGA Championship. 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.
PGA DFS Main Slate Cheat Sheet – Thoughts on the Picks
Brooks Koepka – At this point, do you want to bet against Brooks in what will be the season’s only major when he’s coming off such a strong showing last week? I don’t…
Jon Rahm – Rahm is one of the best in the game off the tee, and ranks 8th on tour in SG: Tee to Green. He has the length to handle the lengthy Par 4’s here, and generally has the type of game that can handle almost any course on tour. He’s won an event recently in a strong field event at The Memorial when he was priced $9,300 – and I wouldn’t be surprised to see him lower owned than he should be for this one.
Bryson DeChambeau – Bryson’s been going through a bit of a lull – but if you are focused on players ability to gain strokes through ball striking, it’s hard to argue with his distance. His price has come back down a bit to the point where he is the 5th most expensive golfer for this competition…and I like him at those odds.
Patrick Cantlay – He’s not the longest off the tee, but his approach game is elite, ranking 4th on tour which helps propel his SG: TTG to 7th. He hasn’t found the winner’s circle so far this year, but has a plethora of top 10 finishes. He comes into this one with two relatively disappointing showings, but I like him on tough courses – and at a price point that is far from breaking the bank, there’s a lot to like here.
Dustin Johnson – DJ has the length to compete anywhere, and I find it pretty crazy he is priced at $9k for this one. Sure, he had two straight dud performances after his win at the Travelers – but he rebounded with a 12th place finish in last week’s St. Jude. He’ll be popular at this price point, but it’ll be hard to fade him in your builds at this price.
Daniel Berger – I’m going to continue to roll with Berger, who I’ve been on lately. He ended last week’s event in a tie for 2nd place at the St. Jude, and his game has been elite for almost all of this season, ranking 13th in SG: TTG and 5th in SG: Total. Priced at $8,800 – he’ll be another popular golfer this week, but it’s for good reason…he’s been playing great.
Jason Day – Day was part of the cheat sheet a week ago, and he didn’t disappoint, finishing in sixth at the St. Jude. He’s been playing great golf in his last three events, and I have no problem continuing to ride the hot hand here into the PGA Championship. After a dismal start to the season, he has rebounded nice.
Tyrrell Hatton – Hatton was pretty brutal last week, but I’m willing to give him a mulligan…and I think most will given the fact he is now priced at $8k…which is absurd and the most egregious of all the soft pricing this week. He ranks 2nd on tour in SG: Approach, leads the tour in putting, ranks 5th in SG: TTG and leads the tour in SG: Total in events he has played. I wouldn’t object to just hitting the lock button on him at $8,000 – though I do expect him to be one of the highest owned golfers this week.
Gary Woodland – if you are looking for a pivot off of Hatton…or if you just want to use two golfers priced in that range, Woodland is a great option. While Patrick Reed is worth having in your pool too, Woodland is my preference of the ‘Hatton pivots’. I think his game suits the course great, and I like him to bounce back from a poor showing at the St. Jude.
Abraham Ancer – Ancer was on a roll before an injury took him out of a couple tournaments…he played at The Memorial, but didn’t look like himself in that one, but he looked great once again at last week’s St. Jude Classic. He’s priced affordably, ranks 20th on tour in SG: TTG and 13th in SG: Total this season.
Sungjae Im – Im showed signs of being on that near-elite tier last week, after a number of weeks of struggling after the pandemic. He showed signs of contending last week before a disappointing Sunday, and while I’m not sure if he’s out of the woods yet, I think he’s worth mixing into your builds this week after looking strong for 3 rounds last week.
Billy Horschel – He’s been playing some really good golf heading into this one with a 7th, 13th and then 25th place finish in his last three events…with the last two being the St. Jude and The Memorial. Priced affordably, he’s a great option for a low spend this week. He’s above average off of the tee, an above average putter – and while his approach game can be inconsistent, it’s been ‘good enough’ lately. He ranks 20th on tour in SG: Total.
Harris English – Priced at $7,200 – he’s the ‘last’ golfer that I have as much confidence as you can have in a player in PGA DFS. Above average in all facets of the game, he ranks 16th on tour in SG: TTG and 10th in SG: Total.
If you haven’t noticed, as is the case in most large field GPP’s for PGA, I think you could make a compelling case to leave significant cash on the table in some of your builds, and it wouldn’t shock me to see that approach win this week. There is no shortage of quality golfers to choose from when it comes to building line-ups – and there is quality options on the Cheat Sheet (and some not included) all the way down to $7200. I’ll expand a little more on that in my second article of the week for the PGA Championship, called The Primer, which will be up later on Wednesday – so keep an eye out for The Primer!
|High||Brooks Koepka (11.1k / 52.46)|
|Jon Rahm (10.5k / 72.98)|
|Bryson DeChambeau (10.3k / 72.72)|
|Patrick Cantlay (9.4k / 70.02)|
|Medium||Dustin Johnson (9k / 50.16)|
|Daniel Berger (8.8k / 67.95)|
|Jason Day (8.4k / 47.95)|
|Tyrrell Hatton (8k / 71.66)|
|Gary Woodland (7.9k / 58.66)|
|Low||Abraham Ancer (7.7k / 59.98)|
|Harris English (7.2k / 65.77)|
|Sungjae Im (7.6k / 62.04)|
|Billy Horschel (7.4k / 54.73)|