The 2022 US Open: The Primer – PGA DFS Analysis

Featuring in-depth analysis of The 2022 US 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 2022 US 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 2022 US Open!

We also cover the course and what to look for in terms of metrics in the course preview for this week – so if you are looking for an outline of the track for this week’s tournament, you can check that out on the link above!

The Best of the best…

  • Matthew Fitzpatrick, $8,500

He has been elite all season long, ranking 2nd on tour in SG: Total.  With well above average metrics in all facets of the game, I think he’s the best golfer you can choose in the field for $8,500 and below, and makes a strong case to be the best dollar for dollar option this week – which is why I have him as my top pick this week as opposed to a higher priced golfer.

He’s ranked in the top 25 on tour in SG: OTT, SG: APP, SG: ATG, SG: Putting, and 5th in SG: TTG.  If you are looking for a narrative street with some course history – it doesn’t hurt that Fitzpatrick had his biggest amateur win at Brookline in 2013.  The downside is that this fact will probably bump up his ownership levels 5% on this alone…but this week, I do think that Fitzpatrick is good chalk even though he will be among the highest owned options this week.

The Next Group

  • Patrick Cantlay, $9,200

The price point on him is reasonable, and there are a lot of reasons to like how this week shapes up for him.  We’ve seen a trend of young golfers excelling in majors of late, and will be curious to see if Cantlay can add to that trend this week at Brookline.  While he isn’t a metrics darling so far this season like Fitzpatrick has been – he has some things in common, such as being well above better than average at all key metrics.  While he isn’t quite as good with his approach game as I would like, I think the price discount on him makes up for that – and I love how this week shapes up for him.

  • Corey Conners, $7,900

His game around and on the green is pedestrian, but if you want an elite ball striker for sub $8k, Conners is your guy.  He comes into this one ranked 8th on tour in SG: OTT, and while I don’t think that is paramount for this week’s event – I’m certainly not going to penalize anyone in my screening for being elite off the tee.  He also has a great approach game, coming into this weeks event ranked 26th on tour in SG: APP.  He’s been a favorite of mine all season long, and I like how he has shown at majors in the past, where he has been in the mix for a few tournaments over his career.  I like how this week shapes up for him as a value option.

Don’t Forget About…

  • Webb Simpson, $7,400

Simpson struggled mightily out of the gate for the 2021-22 season – so much so that you won’t find anything too attractive from his game if you look at season long metrics.  I have liked how he has been playing of late though, and at this price – you are considering golfers with warts.  He has big tournament pedigree, and I really like what I have seen from his approach game of late, making him an interesting option to mix into a high percentage of builds for the sub $7,500 price point.  I wouldn’t be surprised to see him among the final groups on Sunday this week – and I like the upside at this price point on Webb.

We hope that you enjoyed our coverage in preparation for the 2022 US Open!  Best of luck in your contests this week and enjoy the tournament!

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By 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.