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.

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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.

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