2022 American Express – DraftKings PGA DFS Daily Cheat Sheet & Overview

DraftKings PGA DFS GPP Cheat Sheet & Overview for the 2022 American Express.  Featuring top plays, high ceiling candidates, contrarian, and value picks to target for this week’s DraftKings and FanDuel PGA DFS main slate.

This week the players head to The 2022 American Express, which is a tournament that will see the players tee it up at three different courses before a cut that occurs after Saturday’s round.  Two of the four rounds for each golfer who makes the cut will be at the Stadium Course, which checks in as a Par 72 at just over 2100 yards.  Historically, players have gone low here and it has been one of the easiest set of courses on tour – and with only one round after the cut – I wouldn’t say that a 6/6 is absolutely necessary in order to cash – so you can get a little bit more aggressive in terms of some risk when building line-ups, even if you are fairly risk averse.

You’ll want to focus on players who can score and ball strike here as none of the courses are particularly long – so I will be focusing on a combination of SG: APP, SG: TTG, recent form and course history when it comes to narrowing down the field.  Let’s dive in and have a look at a few options that I really like this week, and then cap it off with the Cheat Sheet for the 2022 American Express, which you’ll see below!

Best of the Best (factoring in salary)

  • Tony Finau, $10,200

Finau is an elite ball striker, and although he’s not cheap – he doesn’t break the bank either.  He had a decent enough showing at The Sony Open, finishing in 19th place, and I really liked what I saw from his game over the weekend, finishing with a 65 on Sunday.  He has a history of racking up scoring, and I like his chances of being in the thick of things up on the leaderboard when Sunday rolls around.  He’s a great option this week.

  • Luke List, $8,000

List comes into this one playing outstanding, with three top 11 finishes in his last four events.  He came into this year ranked 28th in the FedEx Cup rankings, and priced affordably this week – he’s a great mid-priced option.  He has been a horrible putter, but ranks 1st on tour in SG: TTG – and has been gaining strokes left right and center…until he gets on the green.  I like his ball striking to continue, and if he can be somewhat half decent on the green, I like his chances of contending this week.  A great gamble to take here to roster him for a significant number of line-ups in my books with the only downside being the fact that he is likely going to be a popular choice.

  • Sebastian Munoz, $7,500

He really struggled out of the gates in the 2021-22 season – and his season long stats still reflect that…with him losing strokes in all facets of the game relative to the field.  Before the holidays, though, he did have two top 5 finishes, and last year he was above average at ball striking.  In a weak field event, I think he is one of the best options in his price range (if not the best), and I think his poor 2021-22 metrics will keep him lower owned than I feel he should be for this one.  Don’t expect low ownership levels, but I do like him more than how popular he will be, putting him in an attractive spot as a value play this week/weekend.

Cheat Sheet – DraftKings and FanDuel

We have grouped players into 3 key tiers based on price point.

You can also access a player’s “FC Player Card” by clicking their name or salary. This will bring up key news, stats and match-up data to help guide you along the way for their game that day. 

$ TierG
Jon Rahm
(11.3k / 81.82)
(12.1k / 81.82)
Tony Finau
(10.2k / 58.55)
(11.3k / 58.55)
Seamus Power
(9.5k / 67.43)
(10.6k / 67.43)
Corey Conners
(9.4k / 66.33)
(11.2k / 66.33)
Abraham Ancer
(9.2k / 62.03)
(11.1k / 62.03)
Russell Henley
(9k / 57.76)
(10.5k / 57.76)
Luke List
(8k / 53.60)
(9.6k / 53.60)
Justin Rose
(8.6k / 54.87)
(10.3k / 54.87)
Patrick Reed
(8.8k / 55.80)
(10.8k / 55.80)
Michael Thompson
(7.5k / 51.79)
(8.5k / 51.79)
Kyoung-Hoon Lee
(7.4k / 54.66)
(9k / 54.66)
Sebastian Munoz
(7.5k / 47.08)
(9k / 47.08)
Vincent Whaley
(7.1k / 55.41)
(8.3k / 55.41)
Davis Riley
(6.8k / 45.42)
(7.8k / 45.42)

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.

Best of luck in your contests this week and over the entirety of the 2022 PGA Season!!

About Brad

Brad hates the term fantasy sports expert, so instead he is someone who specializes in NFL, NHL and MLB DFS notes and analysis. He had a 68.2% win rate in 2015 NFL cash games to go along with a 83.5% win rate for the 2014 season. For NHL he had a 58.7% win rate in the 2015-16 season for cash games and a 66.2% win rate for the 2014-15 season. You can follow him on Twitter @bradsgotmoxy.

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