DraftKings PGA Value Plays: Wyndham Championship

by Matt Nystrom
Aug 16, 2017

Chris Stroud has hit his stride

The 2017 major season wrapped up with an epic Sunday finish. Justin Thomas withstood all that Quail Hollow could dish out as well as his other fierce competitors who made late-round surges of their own. This week presents perhaps the biggest non-major week of the season as several PGA stars will lobby for a chance to make it into the FedEx Cup playoffs. The fun part about all this is come Sunday, every group on the course will be worth watching due to the nature of the tournament as players will be jockeying for position throughout the day. DraftKings lineups around the world will be sure to have players who are on the fringe as they will have to take many risks. But with great risk comes great reward!

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High-End Value Play of the Week

James Hahn ($9,000)
Thousands were captivated after Hahn wowed the crowd with his Gangnam Style tribute at the Waste Management Open a few years back, but he has rounded into form in 2017 from a playing perspective. He currently ranks 51st in the FedEx Cup standings and will look to rise into the top-30 this week so he can get one step closer to solidifying his spot in the final round of the playoffs. Hahn makes his money around the greens as he ranks fourth in scrambling from less than 30 yards. If he sticks to his game this week, he should have a chance to do some damage.

Momentum Play of the Week

Chris Stroud ($8,600)
He was the last man in the field of the PGA Championship thanks to a terrific victory at the Barracuda Championship the week before, and Stroud relished his opportunity to compete in the year’s final major. He posted a superb T9 finish, and even though he stumbled late on Sunday when he was in the final group, Stroud has hit his stride. He only averages 286 off the tee but does boast a 1.7 putting average, good for 17th on Tour. It might be a short span between his first PGA Tour win and his second if he can ride the momentum.

Contrarian Play of the Week

Chesson Hadley ($7,900)
The click is back. Hadley recently won a Web.com Tour event, so he has been playing well even though he hasn’t been playing in regular Tour events. However, his price point is very high as he ranks ahead of Ollie Schniederjans, ($7,700) among others. He has made 4/7 cuts and has finished inside the top-30 in his last three events. Hadley has experience winning on Tour, however. He won back in 2014 at the Puerto Rico Open.

Don’t Forget About These Guys

  • Emiliano Grillo ($7,500)
  • Smylie Kaufman ($7,400)
  • Cameron Smith ($7,000)

Off the Cart Path

Hunter Mahan ($6,600)
Mahan has had a dreadful 2017, but there is no time like the present, right? He has only made 8/19 cuts, but he does carry the experience card as he has contended in the FedEx Cup before. He is definitely a dart throw, but imagine if you hit a bullseye when he’s entrenched in your lineup this week.

Matt Nystrom is a correspondent at FantasyPros. For more from Matt, check out his archive and follow him @matty_NY4.

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