Featuring in-depth analysis of The 2021 Houston Open! 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 Houston Open! 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 Houston Open here!
This week the tour heads to Houston in a below average field event – but we still have a full week of what should be entertaining PGA DFS action on DraftKings and FanDuel this week! The course will be The Memorial – which checks in as a Par 70 at just over 7400 yards – so we will be looking for players that are elite ball strikers and those that can score on Par 4’s. Let’s have a look at some players to consider adding to your builds as Fantasy Cruncher’s PGA Primer boots up for the rest of the PGA season!
The Best of the best…
- Tony Finau, $10,600
Sam Burns is a great play this week – but if you are looking for someone that I think will check in on fewer rosters than he should, Finau fits that bill for me. He putted atrocious for his lone appearance on tour so far during the 2021-22 season – but his ball striking was strong, something that has been a calling card of his while on tour. I’d expect a bounceback from him on the green, and think he’s an excellent option for a high spend this week worth significant exposure in large field GPP’s.
The Next Group
- Mark Leishman, $8,700
He comes into this one with very strong recent form, and I wouldn’t be one bit surprised if we saw a bounceback season from Leishman, who has been quiet compared to his standards of a couple of years ago over the last couple of seasons. When on, his game is elite and he can hang with the best of them, and I like what I have seen from him lately. In a field that is less than elite for PGA standards, I think he has the chops to handle The Memorial better than most and I like his chances of being in the mix this weekend for a reasonable price point.
- Talor Gooch, $9,300
The price point is a little higher here for Gooch than what we are accustomed to seeing – but he comes into this one fresh off of two strong events, and I like his chances of carrying that over this week. Through 3 events, he has been throwing absolute darts out there, ranking 6th on tour in SG: APP and 6th in SG: ATG. While the sample size is small, there’s no debating the fact that he is playing great golf – and I like his chances of keeping things rolling this week down in Houston.
- Max Homa, $8,000
He picked up a win at the Fortinet Championship last time out and priced reasonably in this one, I like the spot for him. I generally like him more than the field in many events and this one fits the bill. He’s got a game that can navigate tough tracks, and to be honest, a big reason why I’m touting him is the price point. I think he should be in the high $8k’s for a field of this calibre. I wouldn’t expect low ownership levels here – but I do think he should be among the highest owned at $8k – but have a feeling he won’t be.
Don’t Forget About…
- CT Pan, $7,300
He’ll be chalk, but I think you just eat it. He’s played great in his past two events, finishing 6th at the Fortinet and 11th at Sanderson Farms. He’s got a game that can navigate Par 70 tracks, and I like his chances of putting together four solid rounds and playing into the weekend. Unlike most in this price range, I do think there is significant upside as well, making him a great flier worth significant exposure in large field GPP’s for an affordable price point.