2020 ZOZO Championship: DraftKings PGA DFS Daily Cheat Sheet

DraftKings PGA DFS GPP Cheat Sheet for the 2020 ZOZO 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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This week gives us another 78 player field in what is the second no cut event in a row, and we don’t really have much in the way of course history here (except for Tiger Woods – who has been dominant here) – as we haven’t seen a PGA event held at Sherwood Country Club for 7-8 years.  The course checks in just over 7,000 yards and is a Par 72 – so distance won’t be too big of a factor in this one – in fact I think you can ALMOST dismiss driving distance, opting for accurate players in this one – I would expect the rough to be thick and the tree lined fairways will make it important to hit the fairways regularly. It does have five Par 5’s on the scorecard, making Par 5 scoring a key metric along with SG: Approach and SG: ATG as the three key metrics that I’ll be looking at.

Webb Simpson, $9,700 – He may be the highest owned player this week – but I have no problem eating the chalk here this weekend as Sherwood Country Club is about as good of a fit for his game as there is on Tour.  He’s playing excellent coming into this one and I think he’ll be among the final pairings on Sunday.  He comes into this one with five straight top 15 finishes in including 3 top 10’s, and he’s my favourite play on the board this weekend by a pretty wide margin.

Russell Henley, $8,100 – Henley comes into this one fresh off a 3rd place finish in last week’s CJ Cup – and while I think many may dismiss that due to how well he was rolling it on the green, I feel the course this week is a much better fit for him so even if he doesn’t repeat his putting performance, I think he’s in play here.  He has been playing outstanding golf of late with four top 25 finishes and three top 10 finishes in his past 5 events (with the sole outlier being a 27th place finish) and I wouldn’t be surprised to see him in the thick of things yet again this weekend on a course that I think suits his game very, very well.

Brenden Todd, $7,000 – I’m never thrilled to use him – but on courses that are short and tight – he’s always in play, even in high quality fields with some of the results that we’ve seen from him in the past 12 months.  He’s a great putter and ranked 4th on tour in driving accuracy over the course of the 2020 season – both of which I think will help him contend in this weekends tournament.  Don’t worry too much about his 2021 season stats that see him rank much worse in driving accuracy – it’s a tiny sample that includes 8 rounds.  He didn’t do anything special in last week’s CJ Cup – but I think this course is a much better fit for his game, making him a strong low-priced option this week.

Cheat Sheet – DraftKings and FanDuel

$ TierG
Justin Thomas
(10.6k / 75.98)
(11.8k / 75.98)
Tyrrell Hatton
(10k / 69.97)
(10.9k / 69.97)
Webb Simpson
(9.7k / 69.34)
(11.3k / 69.34)
Harris English
(8.8k / 63.08)
(9.8k / 63.08)
Joaquin Niemann
(8.4k / 50.57)
(9.7k / 50.57)
Russell Henley
(8.1k / 52.65)
(9.2k / 52.65)
Abraham Ancer
(7.8k / 63.64)
(8.9k / 63.64)
Brian Harman
(7.3k / 57.87)
(8.3k / 57.87)
Sebastian Munoz
(7.2k / 49.28)
(8.7k / 49.28)
Brendon Todd
(7k / 58.15)
(8.5k / 58.15)
Kevin Streelman
(6.6k / 48.21)
(8k / 48.21)
Tyler Duncan
(6.5k / 45.32)
(7.4k / 45.32)

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