FanDuel PGA Value Plays: The John Deere Classic

Jul 12, 2017

Kelly Kraft now has three top-five finishes this season

This week the PGA turns their attention to The John Deere Classic. The par-71, 7,268-yard TPC Deere Run is considered to be one of the easiest courses on the PGA circuit. The lowest of scores are posted at this event, which means birdies, birdies and more birdies. The super sleeper pick is not too far fetched but will still raise a few eyebrows.

Try Daily Fantasy Golf at FanDuel now >>

Kyle Stanley ($8,400)
A little pricey for a value play, Stanley is poised for a great week. Stanley has one second-place finish and three top 25s at this event. The John Deere Classic has always been a birdie fest, which bodes well for the 29-year-old. Stanley has proven to be one of the best ball strikers on tour. He sits at fifth in strokes gained from tee-to-green and third in strokes gained approach-to-the green on tour. Stanley could be looking at his second win of the season as he suits up for TPC Deere Run.

Kelly Kraft ($6,200)
The SMU product is having his best season yet. Kraft has three top-five finishes this season, including one just last week at The Greenbrier Classic. Kraft placed fifth at this tournament last year and will try to carry his momentum from last week into TPC Deere Run. Kraft has found his groove around the greens and with his approach shots. He’ll look to find his first win on the PGA Tour this week.

Scott Brown ($6,200)
Brown loves when mid-July rolls around. Brown has found continuous success at the John Deere Classic. The 34-year-old possess a 67.67 scoring average at this event in five appearances. Brown finished second at the Zurich Classic back in May where he shot 27 under for four days. He has struggled as of late but should find himself in the mix this week at a familiar course.

Johnson Wagner ($5,600)
The man with the mustache is my super sleeper this week. He’s almost unrecognizable without it! Wagner has finished top 10 in this event in each of his last three appearances. This course suits Wagner’s game very well. Wagner has missed a lot of cuts this year, but a fifth-place finish at the Quicken Loans National two weeks ago can give the three-time PGA Tour winner some confidence. Johnson could turn his season around at a course he has dominated the past three years.

Ryan Sura is a correspondent at FantasyPros. To read more from Ryan, check out his archive and follow him @RyanSura18.

What's your take? Leave a comment

Fantasy Games
FanDuel photo
Play for your share of $1m+
for FREE with first deposit
DRAFT photo
Play fantasy drafts for cash with a money back guarantee
CBS Sports photo
Serious Fantasy Football
Get our Mobile App!

Enter your phone number below, and we'll text you a link to download the app.

1Aaron Rodgers (GB)QB
2Tom Brady (NE)QB
3Matt Ryan (ATL)QB
4Matthew Stafford (DET)QB
5Derek Carr (OAK)QB
6Cam Newton (CAR)QB
7Drew Brees (NO)QB
8Le'Veon Bell (PIT)RB
9Ben Roethlisberger (PIT)QB
10Antonio Brown (PIT)WR
 View all Flex Rankings 
11Kirk Cousins (WAS)QB
12Russell Wilson (SEA)QB
13Philip Rivers (LAC)QB
14Carson Wentz (PHI)QB
15Dak Prescott (DAL)QB
16Jameis Winston (TB)QB
17Jay Cutler (MIA)QB
18Julio Jones (ATL)WR
19Carson Palmer (ARI)QB
20Marcus Mariota (TEN)QB
21Alex Smith (KC)QB
22Trevor Siemian (DEN)QB
23A.J. Green (CIN)WR
24Jay Ajayi (MIA)RB
25DeShone Kizer (CLE)QB
26Kareem Hunt (KC)RB
27Mike Evans (TB)WR
28Andy Dalton (CIN)QB
29Ezekiel Elliott (DAL)RB
30Eli Manning (NYG)QB
1Mike Trout (LAA)CF,DH
2Paul Goldschmidt (ARI)1B
3Jose Altuve (HOU)2B
4Nolan Arenado (COL)3B
5Max Scherzer (WSH)SP
6Charlie Blackmon (COL)CF
7Chris Sale (BOS)SP
8Mookie Betts (BOS)RF
9Kris Bryant (CHC)1B,3B
10Joey Votto (CIN)1B
 View All Rankings 
11Anthony Rizzo (CHC)1B,2B
12Giancarlo Stanton (MIA)RF
13Corey Kluber (CLE)SP
14Nelson Cruz (SEA)RF,DH
15Clayton Kershaw (LAD)SP
16Corey Seager (LAD)SS
17Freddie Freeman (ATL)1B,3B
18George Springer (HOU)CF,RF
19Francisco Lindor (CLE)SS
20J.D. Martinez (ARI)RF
21Manny Machado (BAL)3B,SS
22Jose Abreu (CWS)1B,DH
23Daniel Murphy (WSH)1B,2B
24Bryce Harper (WSH)RF
25Edwin Encarnacion (CLE)1B,DH
26Ryan Braun (MIL)LF
27Robinson Cano (SEA)2B
28Cody Bellinger (LAD)1B,LF
29Miguel Cabrera (DET)1B,DH
30Jacob deGrom (NYM)SP
1Russell Westbrook (OKC)PG,G
2James Harden (HOU)PG,SG
3Kevin Durant (GSW)SF,PF
4Stephen Curry (GSW)PG,SG
5Giannis Antetokounmpo (MIL)SF,PF
6Anthony Davis (NOR)PF,C
7Karl-Anthony Towns (MIN)C
8Kawhi Leonard (SAS)SG,SF
9LeBron James (CLE)SF,PF
10John Wall (WAS)PG,G
 View All Rankings 
11Nikola Jokic (DEN)PF,C
12DeMarcus Cousins (NOR)PF,C
13Jimmy Butler (MIN)SG,SF
14Chris Paul (HOU)PG,G
15Rudy Gobert (UTH)C
16Damian Lillard (POR)PG,G
17Paul George (OKC)SF,PF
18Kyrie Irving (BOS)PG,SG
19Hassan Whiteside (MIA)C,PF
20Kemba Walker (CHA)PG,G
21Draymond Green (GSW)SF,PF
22Myles Turner (IND)PF,C
23C.J. McCollum (POR)PG,SG
24Kyle Lowry (TOR)PG,G
25Bradley Beal (WAS)SG,G
26Mike Conley (MEM)PG,G
27Gordon Hayward (BOS)SG,SF
28Klay Thompson (GSW)SG,SF
29Kristaps Porzingis (NYK)PF,C
30Marc Gasol (MEM)C