Last week three of my five fantasy golf sleeper selections made the cut in Mississippi, highlighted by Cameron Davis, who finished in a tie for 6th. This week the PGA Tour heads to Sin City for the Shriners Hospitals for Children Open.
In what was expected, the field is strong this week, so finding fantasy golf sleeper selections will be as important as ever. However, don’t forget Tony Finau won’t be in the field this week after a positive COVID-19 test. If you haven’t heard about it yet, check it out here.
As always, check out Hans Geevers’ full lineup picks that he posts each and every week. Hans’ article is also great for reading about the course, and how he believes it will play.
And, if you want to see my breakdown of every player in the field, check out my brand-new web show, Fantasy From The Fairway. The first episode premiered last night on our YouTube channel, and you can find it here.
And of course, as always in my articles, I am only looking at players under the average Draftkings salary of $8,333. Finding value is the most important thing when selecting your lineup, so I hope to bring you some solid options.
Along with the key stats Hans mentioned, I will be looking at driving distance, strokes gained putting, par four scoring average, and birdie or better percentage. Here are my selections:
Cameron Davis- $8,200
Doubling down on my guy. With a solid finish last week, Cameron Davis is in my selections again this week.
Davis averages 308 yards off the tee, which ranked 20th last season. I believe being long off the tee this week is a key, since all of the past three winners of this event averaged no less than 315 yards off the tee in the tournament.
Davis also finished 14th in birdie or better percentage last season, tied for 55th in strokes gained off-the-tee, and tied for 54th in par four scoring average.
Davis puts his five-event top 40 streak on the line this week, but I have no worries he won’t make it six straight after the event is over.
Denny McCarthy- $7,700
The best putter on the planet finished in a tie for 6th last week in Mississippi, and comes into Las Vegas off back-to-back made cuts.
The main reason I like Denny, he’s the best putter on the planet. If you don’t agree, we can argue about it, just tweet me.
Denny was first on tour last season in strokes gained putting. He also led the tour in strokes gained putting in 2019.
His distance is a concern, but he finished last season 16th in birdie or better percentage, and tied for 41st in par four scoring average.
I think his putting alone will secure a made cut for Denny this week.
Kristoffer Ventura- $7,100
Kristoffer Ventura comes in as my second 7K selection this week in Vegas, and he might end up being my pick to win.
Last season Ventura finished fourth in strokes gained putting, a big reason I like him this week. But unlike Denny, Ventura is long off the tee.
He finished last season tied for 28th in driving distance, averaging 305.7 yards off the tee. He was also 19th in birdie or better percentage, tied for 41st in par four scoring average, and tied for 66th in strokes gained off-the-tee.
I think Ventura could sneak up on people this week, in a big way.
Adam Schenk- $6,900
Adam Schenk is my first 6K selection this week, and he comes into Vegas after three straight made cuts to start the new season.
Schenk doesn’t stand out in one of my key stats, but he is respectable in all of them. He finished last season tied for 41st in par four scoring average and strokes gained off-the-tee. He also finished last season tied for 47th in driving distance, tied for 47th in birdie or better percentage, and 79th in strokes gained putting.
At the price, I don’t think you can find a better selection for a made cut than Schenk.
Richy Werenski- $6,400
My second, and final selection this week is Richy Werenski. Richy made the cut last week in Mississippi after missing the cut at the US Open, but that doesn’t worry me at all.
Last season Werenski finished 21st in strokes gained putting, 69th in birdie or better percentage, and tied for 87th in driving distance.
Werenski also has decent history in Vegas, making the cut in both 2018 and 19, finishing 51st and 23rd in those years respectively.