FanDuel PGA Lineup Advice: WGC Bridgestone Invitational

by Matthew Young
Aug 2, 2017

Jordan Spieth should be a popular play this week

This week brings us the World Golf Championship Bridgestone Invitational. It is a stacked field and one that’s going to bring out a lot of daily fantasy golf fans. If you’re going to put together a roster, it will help to take a look at some expert analysis before it’s finalized.

Before you draft a team at FanDuel, be sure that you know how their scoring is different from other DFS sites. FanDuel’s scoring system is a bit different from other places. In these tournaments, you can see that they really value golfers that make the cut. To help you out, I’ve put together a roster, breaking down some of the key elements in the section below. It places a large emphasis on making the cut and each golfer’s likelihood of doing so. The dollar amount included is 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 tougher field.

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Recommendations

  • Jordan Spieth: $9,900
  • Rory McIlroy: $9,600
  • Jon Rahm: $9,200
  • Hideki Matsuyama: $8,700
  • Jason Dufner: $6,200
  • Bubba Watson: $5,900
  • Ross Fisher: $5,200
  • Kyle Stanley: $5,000

Remaining Salary: $100

Reasoning

This is a star-heavy golf tournament, but thanks to a handful of undervalued cheaper golfers, I was able to fit some of those stars into this roster. Jordan Spieth doesn’t need much of an explanation, but Rory McIlroy does. He’s one of the top golfers in the world, but he’s had a weak start to his season thanks to recovering from an injury. His T-4 performance at the Open Championship surprised a lot of people, and hopefully this is a sign that he’s back at the top of his game. He could be a huge benefit to your roster.

Jon Rahm and Hideki Matsuyama are the real meat of this roster. They are both expensive enough that many rosters will include only one of them, but they both have a very real shot of winning this tournament. Rahm has made 14 of 16 cuts, and Matsuyama has made 14 of 15. Matsuyama is likely the best value pick of the eight golfers included here, especially considering the fact that he has been the most consistent golfer on the whole tour when it comes to Major Championships this season.

It was a toss up between Jason Dufner and Kevin Kisner for me, but Dufner performed at a higher level at the Open Championship, putting up a few more fantasy points according to FanDuel’s scoring system. Both have a good shot here, but Dufner has a slightly better track record, even if he is more expensive.

Kyle Stanley is the biggest risk on the list. He missed the cut at the Open Championship, which makes him a liability in this field as well. But he’s also the cheapest golfer on my roster, and of those with a similar salary, he’s the one most likely to make the cut in this field. The upside is that he’s only $5,000, so if he misses the cut, it’s not going to hurt you a lot. And because he’s so cheap, you will be able to find a lot of extra wiggle room at the top of your roster.

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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