Featuring in-depth analysis of The 2022 Wells Fargo Championship! 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 2022 Wells Fargo Championship! 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 2022 Wells Fargo Championship here!
This week we have a solid field overall teeing it up at The 2022 Wells Fargo Championship. The course checks in at over 7100 yards for the Par 70 TPC Potomac so we’ll be prioritizing players with strong approach games and the ability to position their drives accurately as opposed to focusing on bombers. With only two Par 5’s and four Par 3’s, Par 4 scoring is another metric to focus on when it comes to looking through data this week. All in all it should be a fun week of action, so let’s have a look at my favorite plays on the board!
The Best of the best…
- Corey Conners, $10,100
I also love the spot for Rory this week, but if you are looking to save some salary and want to lock and load a player who is playing at an elite level – Conners is a great option. He comes into this one on a roll, with a sixth place showing at The Masters and a 12th place showing at the RBC Heritage. He’s an elite ball striker who has been a metrics darling for a couple of years, and it’s great to see him string together a bunch of great rounds so far this season. He is ranked 13th on tour in SG: TTG, 33rd in SG: APP – and while I don’t think that you have to be elite off the tee here, I won’t penalize a guy for being ranked 6th on tour off of the tee. All in all, I love his game, the price point doesn’t break the bank, and I like his chances of being in the mix this weekend.
The Next Group
- Max Homa, $8,600
You can argue the ceiling here – I’d like to see him rack up some top 10 showings – but he has been remarkably consistent and I love his overall game. He’s above average in all key facets of the game, including 35th in SG: APP and 24th in SG: Total. The price point here doesn’t break the bank, I love the floor – and I do think that if he keeps playing this well that it is only a matter of time before he takes another leap in terms of his finishing position in tournaments. He’s a great core play this week.
- Matt Kuchar, $7,900
He’ll be popular this week – but I do think that it’s a case of good chalk here at this price point. After a dismal season last year, Kuch appears to have righted the ship and comes into this one playing outstanding. He has two top three finishes in his last two events and while I do think that it’s a longshot that he keeps that type of streak rolling, I do think that his recent form will continue here and he is a great low-mid priced option to get into a significant number of builds this week.
Don’t Forget About…
- Matthias Schwab, $7,200
He’s not strong off the tee, but I do think that this course is a nice fit for his game. The rest of his game is well above average. He comes into this one 47th on tour in SG: APP, 17th in SG: ATG, and 21st in putting. He’s affordable, comes into this one with only one missed cut in recent history – and I think there is a lot of upside here for your lowest priced golfer in builds without going too far down the salary spectrum.