Last week three of my six fantasy golf selections made the cut at the Wyndham Championship. Kevin Kisner was my best selection, finishing in a tie for third. This week the PGA Tour heads to Boston for the first event of the FedEx Cup Playoffs.
As with the first event of the playoffs, only the top-150 golfers in the FedEx Cup standings will be in the field, so finding some fantasy golf value will be crucial. But with most of the world’s top players being in the top 150, there will be a decent amount of great selections under the average salary.
As always, check out Hans Geevers’ full lineup picks that he posts each and every week. You will find one of his selections here on my sleeper list. Hans’ article is also great for reading about the course, and how he believes it will play.
And of course, as always in my articles, I am only looking at players under the average Draftkings salary of $8,333. In doing so, I am trying to bring you value players who can make the cut, and hopefully win you some money.
Along with the stats Hans will be looking at, my key stats will be par four birdie or better, par 5 efficiency 500-550 yards, driving distance, and scoring average. Here are my selections:
Tyrrell Hatton- $8,000
As I mentioned above, with all the great players in the field this week, there is going to be some serious value. And that’s exactly what you get with Hatton.
Hatton comes in checking most of the boxes in the key stat department. He’s 2nd in par four birdie or better, 4th in strokes gained on approach, 10th in scoring average, 14th strokes gained tee to green, 20th strokes gained putting, and 27th in greens in regulation. With those, Hatton also comes in with good course history.
If you weren’t aware, TPC Boston held the Dell Technologies Championship, among other title sponsor names, from 2003-2018. In it’s last season as host, Hatton finished tied for 12th.
My worry with Hatton, as will be with a few of my selections, will be ownership. As I showed above, Hatton has fantastic stats that should play well at this course. So be prepared for high ownership for Hatton.
Gary Woodland- $7,800
Coming in $200 less than Hatton is Gary Woodland. Woodland will be rostered in any contests I do this week, as he is my favorite play from my selections. Like Hatton, Woodland checks a lot of key stat boxes.
Gary sits 10th in par 5 birdie or better, 12th in strokes gained on approach, 14th in scoring average, tied for 20th in par 5 efficiency 500-550 yards, 30th in driving distance, 34th in strokes gained putting, and 50th in both greens in regulation and strokes gained tee to green.
The course history is also there for Woodland. In both 2017 and 2018 Woodland finished top 25 at the Dell Technologies Championship.
Something I believe could play well for Woodland is his recent play. At both the WGC-FedEx St. Jude, and the PGA Championship Woodland made the cut, but finished 57th and 58th respectively. I think this could scare some from rostering Woodland this week, but I don’t see any reason to worry.
Harris English- $7,600
For the past month it feels like all I talk about is Harris English. Whether I’m picking him in my article, or talking to friends about my roster, I’ve always got Harris on the brain, and for good reason.
English once again sets up well this week. He sits 9th in scoring average, 11th in greens in regulation, 16th in strokes gained putting, 18th in strokes gained tee to green, 27th in strokes gained on approach, and 56th in par 4 birdie or better.
At the end of the day, English is just priced too low. He hasn’t finished worse than 23rd in two months, only missed one cut since the return. There shouldn’t be any reason to not have English this week.
Russell Henley- $7,300
Coming in $300 less than English is Russell Henley. I made a late change to Russell last week, and he’s the reason I placed in one my contests. Along with here, you will find Russell as one of Hans’ selections as well.
Henley is 3rd on the PGA Tour in both strokes gained on approach, and greens in regulation. With that, Russell is 16th in strokes gained tee to green, and 35th in scoring average.
In 2017 and 2018 at the Dell Technologies Championship, Henley made the cut both times, finishing tied for 40th in 17’, and tied for 58th in 18.
My only concern with Henley is his driving. He’s tied for 169th on the PGA Tour in driving distance, so I do wonder about his ability to attack the par 5’s this week.
Sam Burns- $6,900
My first selection in the under 7k range is Sam Burns. Burns has played well since the return, making 5/7 cuts, and finishing no worse than 32nd in those made cuts.
Burns is currently 4th on the tour in par 5 efficiency 500-550 yards, and with that, it should be no surprise he’s 7th on tour in driving distance.
Pairing that with sitting 26th in strokes gained putting, tied for 28th in par 5 birdie or better, tied for 59th in par 4 birdie or better, and 78th in scoring average, I like Burns at the price.
The question with Burns is his approach. 139th in strokes gained on approach on the tour. That isn’t good. However, with his distance, ability to attack par 5’s, and his putting, I think Burns should be good for a made cut in Boston.
Adam Long- $6,600
Adam Long is another under 7k option I like this week. He comes in off a tie for 31st last week, a T51 at the PGA Championship, and a solo second place finish at the 3M Open.
If given the choice between Burns and Long, I like Burns better, due to him being great in a few key stats, vs Long who is decent in most of the key stats. But I don’t think you can go wrong with Long.
Adam sits 38th on tour in scoring average, 40th in strokes gained on approach, 41st in par 4 birdie or better, 50th in strokes gained putting, 61st in greens in regulation, and 70th in strokes gained tee to green.
However, opposite of Burns, I worry with Long’s distance. 155th in driving distance on tour this season. Which gives me reason to believe he won’t be able to attack the par 5’s like others. But, if his approach game is playing this week, he should be good for a made cut.
Sebastian Munoz- $6,000
Well, you won’t find a cheaper selection than Sebastian Munoz this week, literally. Now, why is he on my list?
I don’t love the guy, and I wouldn’t go down to get him, but if you have dreams of playing Rory and JT, or something like that, I think Munoz is a solid option in the scenario.
Munoz is tied for 45th in par 5 birdie or better, 47th in strokes gained tee to green, tied for 55th in driving distance, 56th in strokes gained on approach, and 83rd in scoring average.
To me, that doesn’t sound like a guy who should be priced dead last. But if the situation calls for a $6,300 or below option, I think Munoz is your guy. This price is just flat disrespectful for Munoz.