The days of Patrick Cantlay hanging out in the lower tiers of DraftKings salaries are over, at least for the foreseeable future. Averaging 74.8 points per week in the standard DraftKings format, he still represents tremendous value even as he pushes $9,000.
Consider for a moment who this production compares to. Even Justin Thomas (who we’ll get to shortly) averages 72.9 points per week, but carries a salary over $10,000. Granted, he’s done that over nearly twice as many events, but what makes Cantlay such an exciting prospect is his nearly unlimited potential.
Cantlay’s stop-and-start career has been well-documented, but now that he’s finally healthy (both mentally and physically), we’re starting to see what they hype has always been about. He’s 11-for-11 in cuts made this year on TOUR, and he enters the BMW Championship coming off a pair of top-15 finishes in the first two Playoff events.
Sure, Cantlay is ranked just 41st in the FedEx Cup, but that’s a positive, not a negative, especially when it comes to daily fantasy. He leads the Playoffs in greens-in-regulation and bogey avoidance. With no cut looming, he’ll be free to play more aggressive golf, and if he stays true to recent form, that could lead to some low numbers, as he looks to make the jump into the top-30 and the Tour Championship field.