FanDuel PGA Lineup Advice: Dell Technologies Championship

by Matthew Young
Aug 30, 2017

This week, the PGA Tour continues with the Dell Technologies Championship. The field here is pretty strong as the season winds down, and that means it will be a big tournament for daily fantasy golf fans. Before you put your roster together, be sure to look over my mock draft roster below. You don’t need to copy it exactly, but I hope that it will help you find a starting point for your own roster.

FanDuel’s scoring system is different from other sites. They value golfers that make the cut more highly than some other DFS sites do. The roster that I’ve put together places a large emphasis on making the cut and each golfer’s likelihood of doing so is taken into account. The dollar amount included here is for the golfer’s salary on FanDuel only, so if you are drafting a team on another site, this lineup will not be as helpful to you. Hopefully, this will help you draft a stronger team than the competition, giving you an edge even in a tough fantasy field.

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Recommendations

  • Hideki Matsuyama: $9,200
  • Rickie Fowler: $9,000
  • Jason Dufner: $7,500
  • Kevin Kisner: $7,200
  • Phil Mickelson: $6,900
  • Marc Leishman: $6,800
  • Patrick Cantlay: $6,600
  • Francesco Molinari: $6,600

Remaining Salary: $200

Reasoning

Hideki Matsuyama has the highest average fantasy point total of any golfer in the field, but when it comes to price, he’s ranked number six overall. If he performs at the level he has been all season, he is an automatic value pick. The rest of the season has indicated that he can do this. He’s finished well against the best in the world, and there’s no reason to believe that he’s not a contender for the win here. Because he’s so much cheaper than those ranked below him in terms of fantasy performance, he could be a strong underdog in this fantasy setting.

I am a bit hesitant to include Phil Mickelson on this roster. He’s cheap enough that he has an upside, and he has performed far better this season than most thought he would. He missed the cut last weekend, which doesn’t help his case, either. However, with 16 of 18 cuts made this year, simple statistics say that he was bound to have an off week. If he was any more expensive, he wouldn’t be worth it here, but he’s at just the right price for taking a risk. The remaining $200 in salary could be used to pick someone with a little bit more reliability here, if you wished.

Marc Leishman is another strong value pick. He is cheap, but he’s been making cuts against the strongest golfers in the world. He had a strong finish at the PGA Championship to finish T13, and he’s made 18 of 20 cuts overall this season. He also has a much higher average fantasy score than a lot of other golfers in a similar price range, averaging more than 70 points per tournament.

Patrick Cantlay seems like a diamond in the rough here. He’s made nine out of nine cuts and has a much higher average fantasy score than anyone priced near him. While everyone around him has a score in the mid 50s (except Molinari), Cantlay has averaged in the high 70s. It’s probably not a trend that will last for long, but for now, Cantlay seems like a promising inclusion in this roster, especially because he’s so cheap. Francesco Molinari is the same price as Cantlay, and although his stats are a bit weaker—he’s missed three cuts—Molinari has played in eight more PGA Tour events than Cantlay, giving us a bigger sample size to work with. That means a bit more reliability. At his price, he’s still a great deal.

Matthew Young is a correspondent at FantasyPros. For more from Matthew, check out his archive and his blog at www.windailyfantasy.com and follow him at @AuthorMGYoung.

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