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 PGA DFS 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 144 players and a weak field:
- We have to note that the weaker the overall field is, the more variance in results and higher chance that players miss the cut in an event like this.
- We can expect a very low 6/6 and potentially 5/6 percentages this week due to the above facts. As such, we want to position ourselves with a lineup that has upside and can cash if we only have 4/6 or 5/6 make the cut. The goal is not to finish first in cash games but merely to give yourself the best chance to finish in the top half and double your money.
- LOCK PLAYS: None – there are lots of viable builds using the 13 players below.
Let’s jump into the Cash Game Player Pool for this week:
- Bryson Dechambeau $11,800
- 4th, 1st and 7th in his last 3 starts at this event
- Won last time out at the US Open
- 1st off the tee, 1st in birdies, 2nd in putting, 18th in par 5 scoring
- Webb Simpson $11,000
- 7th or better in 4 of last 8 appearances here including a win and all cuts made
- 6th in putting, 8th in birdies and top 30 in every other statistical category needed this week
- Patrick Cantlay $10,400
- 2nd, 2nd, 1st in three appearances at this event
- Has played a light schedule this year but long term metrics show a great course fit as he is an accurate iron player who makes a lot of birdies and eats up the par 5s
- Will Zalatoris $8,300
- Getting a depressed price this week because he missed the cut last week. Prior to last week, he had finished 34th or better in all 18 events in 2020, including 10 top 6 finishes!!!!
- Elite iron player who at times struggles with the putter but should be able to finish top 30 this week which will pay off this price tag.
- Cameron Davis $8,200
- 6th place finish last week was his 13th top 40 in his last 17 events (most of which were in better fields than this)
- #6 player in my model this week yet priced $1000 less than he should be
- 4th in birdies, 5th in par 5 scoring, 9th in putting, 19th off the tee and top 50 in approach and around the green
- 28th in his only start here
- Ryan Palmer $7,400
- 16th or better in 3 of his last 6 starts here including 5 made cuts
- Has played well since the restart with 4 top 15 finishes
- 9th in par 5 scoring and top 30 in approach, birdies and around the green
- Lanto Griffin $7,300
- 18th here a year ago
- Hasn’t missed the cut in his last 7 events
- Slightly above field average in all metrics
- Kris Ventura $7,100
- Ventura finds himself in this article again after his 6th place finish last week
- Finished 18th a year ago
- 1st in par 5 scoring, 8th off the tee, 21st in birdies
- Adam Schenk $6,900
- Top 20 2 of the last 3 years
- Made the cut in last 9 events
- 14th in par 5 scoring, 15th off the tee and field average in other metrics
- Scott Piercy $6,500
- Las Vegas resident who has finished 32nd or better 8 of the last 10 years in this event
- Made the cut last week at Sanderson Farms to show some lead in form
- MJ Daffue $6,500
- Most of you will have no clue who this is, but he is a player who has a lot of upside. He has battled his way into a lot of events via Monday Qualifiers, which require super low scores.
- He finished 12th last week at Sanderson Farms, leading the field in strokes gained approach
- Has made 3 of the 4 events he has played in since the restart
- Tyler McCumber $6,500
- We are getting a low price on him this week because of his full body of work for the year, but he has appeared to find something in his game the last 2 weeks, finishing 2nd and 6th.
- 4th last week in approach and is 8th in par 5 scoring long term
- Martin Laird $6,400
- Laird finds himself in this article once again, as he keeps making cuts and is still priced super cheap.
We will have the PGA DFS Show posted Wednesday morning, and I will be in chat Wed at 8pm EST to answer any questions.
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