Rickie Fowler carries the seventh-highest salary on DraftKings this week, and while he doesn’t carry the white-hot streak of a Dustin Johnson or Jordan Spieth, he also carries a salary that’s more than $2,000 lower. I’m not saying you can’t go top-heavy here – I’d love to have DJ on my roster. But you have to consider the sacrifice you’re making down the line, and I like to have a little more flexibility when I’m filling out the back end of the roster.
Fowler’s salary isn’t just being held down by those superstars above him, though. He won at TPC Boston in 2015, then came back in 2016 to finish tied for 46th place. However, his 2016 season (along with everybody else’s) was thrown off by the jumbled schedule to accommodate the Rio Olympics. Fowler spent a lot of time building up for the Olympics, and he had just two top-25 finishes between the Open and the BMW Championship.
Things have turned around completely for Fowler in 2017. He’s ranked second in adjusted scoring, fourth in birdie average, and second in strokes-gained: putting. Fowler is also ranked inside the top ten on TOUR in both par-3 and par-5 scoring. If Fowler doesn’t win this week, I certainly like him to be inside the top five, and he’s a lot less likely to take himself out of competition than some other high-priced players. Get your orange ready for Labor Day.
Who’s headlining your DraftKings roster for this week’s Dell Technologies Championship?