Avoid groupthink and build PGA DFS cash lineups with a different strategy in mind based on hours of @friedeggpaulie’s research and his deep knowledge of the players and professional golf!!
What can you expect from this article every week?
- I focus solely on DraftKings’ main slate as that is where most of the play resides and also where the biggest edge lies. I will be providing the top cash game plays by salary tier. You can mix and match these players to build your cash lineups.
Strategy for the Week for Cash:
With a field of 42 players and no cut:
- I would suggest limiting the amount of bankroll that you use this week. With a limited field and no cut combined with a month plus layoff for most players means that results will be harder to predict.
- There are 3 different lineups that I think are plausible this week. It’s a tough decision between the 3 lineups but you can use the players below to figure out what your best lineup is.
- LOCKS: Daniel Berger
Let’s jump into the Cash Game Player Pool for this week:
- Dustin Johnson $11,000
- Top 10 in each of his last 8 appearances here including 2 wins
- 6th or better in each of his last 7 events
- 1st in birdies, 2nd on approach, 2nd on long irons, 5th in wedges, 5th off the tee
- Justin Thomas $10,700
- Best overall fit for the course as he is 1st in approach, 1st in wedges, 2nd in around the green, 3rd in birdies, 4th in long irons
- 3rd or better in 3 of last 4 years here including 2 wins
- Patrick Reed $9,600
- 6th or better in 4 of last 5 appearances including 1 win and 2 2nd place finishes
- Elite wedge player and short game
Webb Simpson $9,400 11th or better in each of last 4 appearances Elite wedge player and short game One of the most consistent players on Tour
- REMOVED FROM CASH BECAUSE NEWS BROKE THAT HE IS RECOVERING FROM COVID
- Tony Finau $8,900
- 9th here in only appearance
- 1st in long irons, 5th in wedges, 10th in birdies, 11th off the tee
- Harris English $8,700
- Elite consistency at this price as he has finished 23rd or better in 14 of last 18 events
- 1st around the green, 3rd in long irons, 6th putting, 8th birdies
- Daniel Berger $8,600
- Best overall value on the board as he should be $1,000 more.
- 5th overall including 3rd in putting, 4th approach, 5th in birdies
- Jason Kokrak $7,300
- Top 10 in off the tee, long irons and birdies
- Improved putting in Fall 2020
- Not a first choice for a lineup but ok choice if this is how much salary you have left for last player.
- Martin Laird $6,400
- Has played here twice in the last 10 years and finished 2nd in 2012
- Solid player in the wind and plays best in events that require lots of birdies
- Weakness is putting which he can get away with this week a little bit due to the difficult contours
- Richy Werenski $6,000
- Stone minimum salary
- High birdie rate and tends to play better in events where scoring is low compared to events that are played closer to par
- Weakness is game is accuracy off the tee which is muted here
- Strength of game is wedges and putting which bodes well for this event