The 2021 WGC-FedEx St. Jude Invitational: The Primer – PGA DFS Analysis

Featuring in-depth analysis of The 2021 WGC-FedEx St. Jude Invitational! Daily fantasy golf analysis for this week’s DFS slate to help you build winning cash game and tournament lineups on DraftKings.

Welcome to The Primer column for The 2021 WGC-FedEx St. Jude Invitational!  We are here to help you build your DFS lineups for FanDuel, DraftKings or whatever other sites you choose to play on (this article does have a DraftKings bias though).

In case you missed it – you can find my cheat sheet posted for The 2021 WGC-FedEx St. Jude Invitational here!

The players tee it up at this week’s event at TPC Southwind, which is a course that appears to have some candidates that have played well here in the past – so I’ll be leaning a little heavier than most weeks in terms of factoring in course history.  It checks in as a Par 70 at just over 7200 yards, so we’ll be focused on ball strikers here – and historically, you’ve had to be strong off the tee to be in the mix here, so I’ll be looking a little more at SG: OTT and SG: TTG in equal weighting with SG: APP than I would most weeks.  As it is a WGC event, there isn’t a cut – so you don’t have to worry about getting a 6/6 here, instead – look for golfers that can rack up birdies and scoring on DraftKings and FanDuel this week!

The Best of the best…

  • Dustin Johnson, $10,200

He had a strong showing at The Open, checking in with an eighth place finish, then followed it up with a dud – but I like TPC Southwind as a get right spot for DJ at a course where he has had success in the past.  At this point in his career, you don’t need me to tell you that he’s an elite ball striker – but in the no cut event, I like his chances of racking up birdies this week and I don’t think he’ll be too popular with some other high spend options coming into this one in better form than what we have seen from Dustin of late.  All in all, I like this spot for him this week and while I wouldn’t expect low ownership levels in a limited field event – I do like the spot for him this week.

The Next Group

  • Daniel Berger, $9,200

He’s won here twice, and given that he is usually a favourite of mine – it probably isn’t shocking to see him touted here.  He is ranked 29th on tour in SG: TTG, and is a great putter too, putting him at 14th in terms of his ranking in SG: Total on the tour this season.  The price point is outstanding on him, and the only downside to rostering him this week is the fact that he is going to be VERY popular….but I think it’s for good reason.  He’s arguably the top dollar for dollar play on the board this week and I think this is some good chalk that is worth eating for this week’s event.

  • Corey Connors, $8,100

He keeps playing good golf, coming into this one with a 15th place finish at The Open and a 13th place showing at the Olympics.  The price point is great, and the course is a great fit for his game as Connors is an elite ball striker.  He’s ranked 9th on tour in both SG: OTT and SG: APP, ranking 13th in SG: TTG on tour during his breakout campaign.  The price point is outstanding here, and I like his chances of continuing to play great golf as the season rolls along.

  • Tyrell Hatton, $7,400

Too cheap for a player of his calibre.  He doesn’t have much of a track record here, but when his game is on, he has the ability to strike the ball with the best of them.  He’s priced up relatively speaking on FD this week, so I don’t like him as much on that site – but on DK, he’s a steal at $7,400.  He comes into this one ranked 11th on tour in SG: APP, and 15th in SG: TTG, and he usually is solid enough with the flatstick that he is able to capitalize on his elite ball striking. He’s a great option in the low price range for the WGC FedEx St. Jude Invitational this week.

Don’t Forget About…

  • Si Woo Kim, $6,400

His putting leaves something to be desired, but in a no cut event – it’s hard to argue the upside here for $6.4k.  He’s an above average ball striker, coming into this one ranked 42nd on tour in SG: TTG – and has the ability to navigate tough tracks and contend in strong field events.  His recent form has been pretty poor – so there is plenty of risk in the pick, but at the price point, it’s hard to argue with the potential upside here in a no cut event if his game is on point.

About Brad

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