TNF Draftkings Showdown Plays – Chargers @ Raiders

LA Chargers @ Oakland Raiders

Opening Line: Oakland +1
Current Line: Oakland +1.5
Over/Under: 48.5
Location: Ring Central Coliseum
Start Time: 8:20 PM ET

Must Plays

Philip Rivers – $10,000

The Raiders have given up the 4th most yards per pass reception in the NFL this season, giving up an average of 8.4 yards per catch. The Chargers will be riding a huge wave of confidence after beating the Packers last week under new offensive coordinator Shane Steichen. With their full arsenal of best offensive weapons available this week it will be tough to predict which receiver will go off. Therefore, it makes sense to go with the syrup that covers the pancakes and load up on Rivers.

Darren Waller – $8,600

The Chargers have given up the 9th most yards per reception in the NFL so far this season, giving up 7.4 yards per attempt. The stats suggest the way to beat the Chargers is through he air, which is great news for Darren Waller. Even better news for Waller is that the Chargers give up the second highest completed pass percentage in the NFL, allowing 72.2% of passes to be completed. Waller completes a huge 80% of his targets and reels in 6 receptions per game on average.

Low Owned Differential Play

Hunter Renfrow – $5,000

With the Chargers likely to be playing from behind, their pass catchers should all see an increase in targets. After his 7 target game last week, Renfrow has now seen the most targets of all the Raiders Wide Receivers this season. Add to this the fact that he now has back to back touchdown games and his $5,000 price tag  looks very favourable.

Avoid

Josh Jacobs – $9,400

The Raiders running back is the 3rd most expensive play on the board and will probably be one of the highest owned too. However, the Chargers give up just 4.2 rushing yards per attempt. Jacobs also relies on the game script going in the Raiders favour which according to Vegas is less likely than the alternative. The rookie will also be carrying a shoulder injury on a short week. With this many question marks, Jacobs is an expensive chalk I’m happy to avoid this week.

2019/20 Premier League Leading Scorer Betting Tips

Jogo Brasil vs África do Sul Olimpíadas Rio 2016Premier League Leading Scorers

Each Way – Top 4 – ¼ Odds

Gabriel Jesus – 33/1

Manchester City are the odds on favourites to win the Premier League once again this season. They have a Brazilian international that has scored 18 goals in 35 matches for the reigning Copa America champions. So why is he as big as 33/1 to be the Premier League Top Scorer? The answer, obviously, is because he plays second fiddle to Sergio Aguero. However, Aguero is now 31 years old and the signs of an over worked body are starting to show. In just over a year he has suffered 2 knee injuries, a groin injury and a thigh injury. These injuries have cost him a total of 92 days footballing action from the 11th March 2018 to the 8th April 2019. Soft tissue injuries are the type of injuries that linger and need time to rest and recover, especially at the age of 31. However, rather than rest this summer, the Argentinian played in the Copa America where Argentina reached the Semi Finals. If anything does happen to Aguero and he does miss extended time then Jesus will move straight into the role just as he did last season. The Brazilian’s Goal Conversion was only ever so slightly worse than Aguero’s but we can put that down to his starts being sporadic. Even if Aguero doesn’t miss extended time, with the Sky Blues likely to be competing on 4 fronts once again, Aguero will need extra rest this season, thus opening up more playing time for the Olympic Gold Medalist. Man City created 125 Big Chances last season, the vast majority of these could go Jesus’s way this time round.

Michy Batshuayi – 80/1

Following the departure of Gonzalo Higuain back to Juventus following his loan spell at Chelsea last season there is now a 4 way race on for the starting lone striker role at Stamford Bridge. Veteran Oliver Giroud plus youngsters Tammy Abraham, Callum Hudson-Odoi and Michy Batshuayi will all be hopeful of winning the battle. Whoever does claim the role will be good value to knock in a plethora of goals. Over the last 10 games of last season, Chelsea ranked 4th in the Premier League for Big Chances Total. A ‘big chance’ being classified as one where a player should score. Whilst on loan at Crystal Palace last season Batshuayi ranked 3rd for all strikers that played over 500 minutes over the last 10 games of the season for Goal Conversion, converting 4 of 15 attempts into a goal. The Belgium international scores goals wherever he plays. Improving all the time, the 25 year old has scored 114 goals in 252 games. Hudson-Odoi’s injury, Abraham’s Premier League inexperience and Giroud’s advancement in years should make Batshuayi the favourite to land the gilt edged role as Chelsea’s starting lone striker.

Azoye Perez – 150/1

The new Leicester City man arrives at the King Power Stadium off the back of an electric end to last season. The only forward in the Premier League to score more goals than the Spaniard over the last 10 games of the season was his new team mate Jamie Vardy. Perez, however, had the much better Goal Conversion rate. In fact, it was the best in the Premier League last season over the last 10 games. A move to the 2015/16 Premier League Champions will create an improvement in big chances coming Perez’s way. Over the last 10 games of last season, Leicester ranked 9th for Big Chances Total. Leicester are the joint 7th favourites to win the league this year so they should score plenty of goals along the way. With a flurry of creative players around him such as James Maddison, Ricardo Pereira and Marc Albrighton, the former Spanish Under 21 could notch up a very impressive tally this season.

 

DKGolfBargains Value DFS Picks – The Masters – Week 15

Value Picks Returning Top 10 Finishes This Season

1st – Matt Kuchar – $8,500 – Sony Open

2nd – Oliver Wilson – $6,600 – Qatar Masters

2nd – Brad Kennedy – $8,300 – Handa Vic Open

3rd – Ian Poulter – $8,900 – Dubai Desert Classic

3rd – Paul Casey – $8,600 – WGC Mexico

4th – Ryan Palmer – $7,200 – Honda Classic

4th – Sungjae Im – $7,700 – Valspar Championship

5th – David Drysdale – $7,400 – Handa Vic Open

5th – Gaganjeet Bhullar – $9,500 – Kenya Open

6th – Joost Luiten – $8,700 – Saudi International

7th – Sungjae Im – $7,300 – Waste Management Phoenix Open

7th – Kevin Streelman – $7,300 – AT&T Pro Am

8th – Nate Lashley – $8,300 – Puerto Rico Open

10th – Byeong Hun-An – $7,500 – Arnold Palmer Invitational

10th – Jason Kokrak – $8,300 – Arnold Palmer Invitational

The Masters

*All stats correct up to and including the Valspar Open

Hideki Matsuyama – $8,700

The Japanese World Number 26 ranks out very highly on my custom model for the 2019 Masters. The 2 time WGC winner has made his last 20 cuts in a row and has 3 top 10 finishes in his last 7 events. Matsuyama has played 7 times at The Masters and finished top 20 in each of his last 4 attempts. He also has a 5th and 7th place finish here too. Over the last 2 months ‘Deki’ ranks 2nd in the field this week for Shots Gained Total Tee 2 Green and 6th for Opportunities Gained.

Matt Kuchar – $7,900

Kuuuuch doesn’t seem to have been out of the news since winning the Mayakoba Classic in November. Since that win he has climbed from 40th in the world to 16th. Over the last 2 months Kuchar ranks 7th in the field for Shots Gained Tee 2 Green over the last 2 months and 7th for Opportunities Gained. He also ranks 6th for Shots Gained Total in the all time stats. As if all this wasn’t mouth watering enough, the 8 time PGA Tour winner ranks 4th in the field this week for Shots Gained Total at Augusta. This excellent course fit to Augusta has resulted in him making 9 of his last 9 cuts here with 4 top 10’s in that run.

Sergio Garcia – $7,700

The 2017 Masters Champions burned so many people last year after his Tin Cup moment on the 15th hole when he shot a 13 in round 1. That aside he does have a good track record around Augusta. In the field this week he ranks 16th for Shots Gained Total here gaining 1.2 shots per round on the field. His current form is also very good where he ranks 13th in the field for Shots Gained Tee 2 Green over the last 2 months and 14th for Opportunities Gained. The Spaniard also ranks 11th in the all time Shots Gained Total stats cementing his place as one of the elite players here this week. Since his win at the Andalucia Valderrama Masters in October the 39 year old Spaniard has mood-swinged his way to 8 top 10’s in 12 events.

Keegan Bradley – $7,000

Keegan, Keegan, Keegan. What to make of Keegan Bradley. Brilliant, awful, majestic, terrible, on fire, tanking. Which Keegan is going to turn up? The Full Keegan or the former Major winner. I for one actually think the former Major winning, pin seeking, ball striking Jekyll is going to successfully wrestle Hyde from his side this week. The World Number 34 will enter the 2019 Masters ranked 10th in the field for Shots Gained Tee 2 Green over the last 2 months and 5th for Opportunities Gained. Despite his putting woes Bradley does still rank 19th in this elite field for Shots Gained Total in the all time stats so to be priced up as just the 42nd most expensive play is a bit of a bargains. Course form wise he had played at The Masters 5 times, made the cut 4 times and posted a 27th and 22nd.

Bernhard Langer – $6,500

The 2 time Masters Champion will be 61 when he tees it up at Augusta this year. Despite his age the German is still able to grind out decent results here. In the last 6 years he has notable finishes of 38th, 25th, 24th and 8th! Has played 3 events on the Champions Tour this year and finished 3rd, 2nd and 1st. The World Golf Hall Of Famer can still play!

Kevin Kisner – $6,700

Kisner is a University Of Georgia graduate that knows Augusta very well. He has already played 3 Masters making the cut every time with finishes of 37th, 43rd and 28th. The World Number 50 ranks 27th in the field this week for Shots Gained Tee To Green over the last 2 months and 34th for Draftkings Points Gained. This great tee to green play along with one of the best putting strokes in the game has seen ‘The Kiz’ record 6 top 30 finishes in a row. He will be brimming with confidence too after making the final of the WGC Dell Match Play.

DKGolfBargains Value DFS Picks – The Masters – Week 15

Value Picks Returning Top 10 Finishes This Season

1st – Matt Kuchar – $8,500 – Sony Open

2nd – Oliver Wilson – $6,600 – Qatar Masters

2nd – Brad Kennedy – $8,300 – Handa Vic Open

3rd – Ian Poulter – $8,900 – Dubai Desert Classic

3rd – Paul Casey – $8,600 – WGC Mexico

4th – Ryan Palmer – $7,200 – Honda Classic

4th – Sungjae Im – $7,700 – Valspar Championship

5th – David Drysdale – $7,400 – Handa Vic Open

5th – Gaganjeet Bhullar – $9,500 – Kenya Open

6th – Joost Luiten – $8,700 – Saudi International

7th – Sungjae Im – $7,300 – Waste Management Phoenix Open

7th – Kevin Streelman – $7,300 – AT&T Pro Am

8th – Nate Lashley – $8,300 – Puerto Rico Open

10th – Byeong Hun-An – $7,500 – Arnold Palmer Invitational

10th – Jason Kokrak – $8,300 – Arnold Palmer Invitational

The Masters

*All stats correct up to and including the Valspar Open

Hideki Matsuyama – $8,700

The Japanese World Number 26 ranks out very highly on my custom model for the 2019 Masters. The 2 time WGC winner has made his last 20 cuts in a row and has 3 top 10 finishes in his last 7 events. Matsuyama has played 7 times at The Masters and finished top 20 in each of his last 4 attempts. He also has a 5th and 7th place finish here too. Over the last 2 months ‘Deki’ ranks 2nd in the field this week for Shots Gained Total Tee 2 Green and 6th for Opportunities Gained.

Matt Kuchar – $7,900

Kuuuuch doesn’t seem to have been out of the news since winning the Mayakoba Classic in November. Since that win he has climbed from 40th in the world to 16th. Over the last 2 months Kuchar ranks 7th in the field for Shots Gained Tee 2 Green over the last 2 months and 7th for Opportunities Gained. He also ranks 6th for Shots Gained Total in the all time stats. As if all this wasn’t mouth watering enough, the 8 time PGA Tour winner ranks 4th in the field this week for Shots Gained Total at Augusta. This excellent course fit to Augusta has resulted in him making 9 of his last 9 cuts here with 4 top 10’s in that run.

Sergio Garcia – $7,700

The 2017 Masters Champions burned so many people last year after his Tin Cup moment on the 15th hole when he shot a 13 in round 1. That aside he does have a good track record around Augusta. In the field this week he ranks 16th for Shots Gained Total here gaining 1.2 shots per round on the field. His current form is also very good where he ranks 13th in the field for Shots Gained Tee 2 Green over the last 2 months and 14th for Opportunities Gained. The Spaniard also ranks 11th in the all time Shots Gained Total stats cementing his place as one of the elite players here this week. Since his win at the Andalucia Valderrama Masters in October the 39 year old Spaniard has mood-swinged his way to 8 top 10’s in 12 events.

Keegan Bradley – $7,000

Keegan, Keegan, Keegan. What to make of Keegan Bradley. Brilliant, awful, majestic, terrible, on fire, tanking. Which Keegan is going to turn up? The Full Keegan or the former Major winner. I for one actually think the former Major winning, pin seeking, ball striking Jekyll is going to successfully wrestle Hyde from his side this week. The World Number 34 will enter the 2019 Masters ranked 10th in the field for Shots Gained Tee 2 Green over the last 2 months and 5th for Opportunities Gained. Despite his putting woes Bradley does still rank 19th in this elite field for Shots Gained Total in the all time stats so to be priced up as just the 42nd most expensive play is a bit of a bargains. Course form wise he had played at The Masters 5 times, made the cut 4 times and posted a 27th and 22nd.

Bernhard Langer – $6,500

The 2 time Masters Champion will be 61 when he tees it up at Augusta this year. Despite his age the German is still able to grind out decent results here. In the last 6 years he has notable finishes of 38th, 25th, 24th and 8th! Has played 3 events on the Champions Tour this year and finished 3rd, 2nd and 1st. The World Golf Hall Of Famer can still play!

Kevin Kisner – $6,700

Kisner is a University Of Georgia graduate that knows Augusta very well. He has already played 3 Masters making the cut every time with finishes of 37th, 43rd and 28th. The World Number 50 ranks 27th in the field this week for Shots Gained Tee To Green over the last 2 months and 34th for Draftkings Points Gained. This great tee to green play along with one of the best putting strokes in the game has seen ‘The Kiz’ record 6 top 30 finishes in a row. He will be brimming with confidence too after making the final of the WGC Dell Match Play.

 

DKGolfBargains Value DFS Picks – Valero Texas Open – Week 14

Value Picks Returning Top 10 Finishes This Season

1st – Matt Kuchar – $8,500 – Sony Open

2nd – Oliver Wilson – $6,600 – Qatar Masters

2nd – Brad Kennedy – $8,300 – Handa Vic Open

3rd – Ian Poulter – $8,900 – Dubai Desert Classic

3rd – Paul Casey – $8,600 – WGC Mexico

4th – Ryan Palmer – $7,200 – Honda Classic

4th – Sungjae Im – $7,700 – Valspar Championship

5th – David Drysdale – $7,400 – Handa Vic Open

5th – Gaganjeet Bhullar – $9,500 – Kenya Open

6th – Joost Luiten – $8,700 – Saudi International

7th – Sungjae Im – $7,300 – Waste Management Phoenix Open

7th – Kevin Streelman – $7,300 – AT&T Pro Am

8th – Nate Lashley – $8,300 – Puerto Rico Open

10th – Byeong Hun-An – $7,500 – Arnold Palmer Invitational

10th – Jason Kokrak – $8,300 – Arnold Palmer Invitational

Valero Texas Open

Chris Kirk – $7,100

The World Number 174 has only made 3 cuts all season so should qualify for low ownership this week. A deeper dive into his stats paint a different picture to the 6 of 9 cuts missed this season. The FanShare Pro Dashboard immediately highlights to us that he is in the top 20% of players this week for current form. His green dot symbolising that he is in the top 20% of the field for Average Draftkings Points Gained over his last 3 events. He also has an amber dot for course form meaning he qualifies in the top 50% of the field for Average Draftkings Points Gained at TPC San Antonio. This has resulted in notable finishes of 8th, 8th and 13th here in 5 attempts here. A deeper delve into his stats shows that he ranks 3rd in the field this week for Shots Gained Total at TPC San Antonio and 10th for Shots Gained Tee 2 Green over the last 2 months. The 4 time PGA Tour winner has always been a good putter so with his recent tee to green game and on a course he has been successful at before we should see it all marry together for a very good week for the former World Number 16.

 

Vaughn Taylor – $6,800

The World Number 210 still continues to be priced up at a very generous price despite continuing to climb the World Rankings this year. He ranks out at number 1 in the field again for Opportunities Gained over the last 2 months. Just as impressive though is his ranking of 14th in the field this week for Shots Gained Total at TPC San Antonio where he gains a massive 1.9 shots per round on the field. At just $6,800 a repeat of last year’s finish of 16th will do very nicely!

 

Justin Harding – $7,700 

Despite winning 2 group matches at the WGC Match Play last week the South African still appears to be a unknown outside of the European and Sunshine Tours. So far there have been no tags for him on the FanShare Pro Dashboard. Following his European Tour win last month at the Qatar Masters, Harding moved up to 48th in the Official World Golf Rankings. This is a dramatic rise that saw him rank 716th just over a year ago. This world ranking places him as the 10th highest ranked player in the field this week yet is priced up as just the 28th most expensive player. In the last year Harding has recorded five victories, three 2nds and two 3rds. If Harding gets into a position to win, we know for sure that he won’t freeze. Justin Harding is the new Ice Man of the European Tour.

 

Chip McDaniel $6,000 

The 23 year old qualified for the Puntana Corales last week via Monday qualifying. He made the most of this opportunity by finishing 5th after a final round 63. He played well all week and was at the top of the GIR stats throughout, ending the week ranked 5th for GIR gained. Following winning the Kentucky Junior Amateur Champion for three years straight McDaniel will attempt to qualify for the MacKenzie Tour later this month. A player hitting the ball as well as he is at this price could be a GPP option not to pass up on.

 

Byeong Hun An – $9,200

The World Number 54 has missed just one cut in his last 22 events. Over the last 2 months he ranks 2nd in the field this week for Shots Gained Tee 2 Green and 9th for Opportunities Gained. The South Korean also ranks 12th in this field for Shots Gained Total in the all time stats making him one of the elite players this week. The 2017 instalment of The Valero Texas Open is the only one Hun An has played and he finished a very respectable 40th gaining 0.6 shots per round on the field.

Joaquin Niemann – $7,600

The cheapest player you’ll find boasting double greens this week is the Santiago Sensation. Niemann lands himself in the top 20% in the field this week for current form and top 5% for course form. Over the last 2 months the World Number 162 ranks 6th for DraftKings Points Gained over the last 2 months and 12th for Shots Gained Tee 2 Green. His missed cut last week burnt a number of DFS players so he should be available at discounted ownership this week. Course wise, he ranks 10th for Shots Gained Total at TPC San Antonio. The former top ranked amateur in the world finished 6th here on his debut last year and there is no reason to believe he can’t repeat that sort of performance this year.

DKGolfBargains Value DFS Picks – WGC Match Play & Corales Puntacana – Week 13

Value Picks Returning Top 10 Finishes This Season

1st – Matt Kuchar – $8,500 – Sony Open

2nd – Oliver Wilson – $6,600 – Qatar Masters

2nd – Brad Kennedy – $8,300 – Handa Vic Open

3rd – Ian Poulter – $8,900 – Dubai Desert Classic

3rd – Paul Casey – $8,600 – WGC Mexico

4th – Ryan Palmer – $7,200 – Honda Classic

4th – Sungjae Im – $7,700 – Valspar Championship

5th – David Drysdale – $7,400 – Handa Vic Open

5th – Gaganjeet Bhullar – $9,500 – Kenya Open

6th – Joost Luiten – $8,700 – Saudi International

7th – Sungjae Im – $7,300 – Waste Management Phoenix Open

7th – Kevin Streelman – $7,300 – AT&T Pro Am

8th – Nate Lashley – $8,300 – Puerto Rico Open

10th – Byeong Hun-An – $7,500 – Arnold Palmer Invitational

10th – Jason Kokrak – $8,300 – Arnold Palmer Invitational

 

WGC Match Play

An important word of note this week. When constructing your lineups this week be sure to have players in separate brackets that can’t meet until the quarter finals. Last year there was a surprisingly high number of lineups that could literally only have 3 or 4 players advance to the quarters.

Jim Furyk – $7,200

World Number 54, Jim Furyk, comes into this week full of form. If a more popular player entered this week with Furyk’s form people would be crowing about his chances, but luckily for us Furyk is no Tiger, JT, Rory or Rickie when it comes to the popularity stakes which means we should get him under the radar this week. From the 5 events he has played this year Furyk has managed to plot his way to 4 top 20 finishes which includes a 9th and a 2nd. Stats wise, the former US Open winner ranks 3rd in the field this week for Opportunities Gained over the last 2 months and 14th for Shots Gained Tee 2 Green over the same period. His recent putting prowess is going to be the real difference maker this week however. Furyk ranks 3rd in the field this week for Shots Gained Putting over the last 2 months, which, when it comes to Match Play is going to prove to be a real weapon in his armory. Following the Ryder Cup debacle, the 2018 USA team captain will relish the chance of beating certain players on his way to lifting the Walter Hagen Cup.

Brandt Snedeker – $7,800

What I’m looking for in the World Match Play is a player that consistently putts well on these types of greens. If we filter the all time Strokes Gained Putting stats to fast, Bermuda greens then Brandt Snedeker ranks 1st in the field this week. The world’s most famous ‘pop putter’ is also putting well of late too. He ranks 11th in the field this week for Shots Gained Putting over the last 2 week. This excellent putting form paired with his general all round good game saw him pop his way to a 5th place finish just 2 events ago at The PLAYERS Championship.

Justin Harding $6,200

I’ve been looking forward to seeing Justin play on the big stage for quite some time now. The South African has risen from 716th in the Official World Golf Rankings to 49th in just 14 months. He won’t pop on anyone’s stat models this week as he has no PGA stats to talk off. This will almost guarantee a low ownership. Playing mainly on the Sunshine Tour that feeds many South Africans to the PGA Tour, Harding played 28 events last year. He finished top 10 in 12 of them which includes eight top 3 finishes and four wins! Harding’s last 7 finishes on the European Tour has been 2nd, 1st, MC, 26th, 4th, 11th, 7th. This means that despite the step up to the European Tour he is still producing. There is probably no one playing better than Harding on the European Tour right now and I’m excited to see how that form transpires this week.

Matthew Fitzpatrick – $7,700

When talking about a player that putts well and is also playing well at the minute, Matthew Fitzpatrick is a name that springs to mind. The Englishman ranks 4th on The EuropeanTour this season for Shots Gained Putting and 23rd in this field for Shots Gained Putting over the last 2 months on the PGA Tour. He also ranks an impressive 12th in the field this week for Shots Gained Putting on fast, Bermuda greens. ‘Fitzmagic’ is close to playing off of his best ever mark in the Official World Golf Rankings where he currently sits 34th and has some very impressive results of late. In his last 7 events Fitzpatrick has balled his way to a 4th place finish at the Singapore Open, a 2nd at the Hong Kong Open and a 2nd at the Arnold Palmer Invitational.

Lee Westwood – $6,600

Former World Number 1 Lee Westwood is having somewhat of a mini revival right now. For a while now, Westwood has been a lightly raced horse only playing in the big events, however, this hasn’t prevented him once again climbing the world rankings. In August last year the Englishman dropped as low as 125th in the Official Golf World Rankings. Since then, however, he has already climbed back up 65th in the world. Along the way he has picked up 4 top 7th place finishes including a 2nd and a 1st in just 12 events. Widely considered the best player in the world to have never won a major, Westwood still holds enough sway to put pressure on any player in a match play event. Following the pain of last year’s Ryder Cup, playing Europe’s 4th highest all time point scorer in the Ryder Cup could cause a few wobbles from some of the burnt 2018 USA team.

Russell Knox – $6,600

The last name on my list was a toss up between Byeong Hun An and Russell Knox. Both have very similar credentials. However, with Byeong Hun An being a standout candidate in his price range and Knox being accompanied by the likes of Si Woo Kim and Luke List in his I figure Knox is going to be lower owned. His 12 cuts made in a row highlight how solid his form is right now but the thing that gives me the most belief in a great performance this week from World Number 62 is how many opportunities he is giving himself to make birdie right now. The Scotsman ranks 2nd in the field this week for Opportunities Gained over the last 2 months. A Match Play opponent that is giving himself chance after chance after chance to make birdie is eventually going to wear down any opponent. There is also something about WGC events that brings out the best in Knox. 3 of his best 15 career finishes have been in WGC events.

Corales Puntacana

 

DJ Trahan – $7,000

Ok, so to find value in an ‘alternative’ event like this you are going to need to delve deep. Luckily for you I have done just that and DJ Trahan at $7,000 looks to be good value to me this week. The World Number 609 ranks 3rd in the field this week for Shots Gained Tee 2 Green over the last 2 months and 17th for Opportunities Gained. One thing that may surprise you is that the former World Number 62 ranks 4th in the field this week for Shots Gained Total in the all time stats making him one of the elite players playing here. He is also a relatively high Draftkings Points scorer too, ranking 8th for DK Points Gained over the last 2 months. This steady play of late has seen him record 4 top 20 PGA Tour finishes in his last 6 events.

Johnathan Byrd – $8,300

PGA Tour veteran Johnathan Byrd comes into this event having made his last 6 PGA Tour cuts in a row. In fact 3 of his last 4 events have resulted in top 25 finishes. The world number 494 ranks 3rd in the field this week for Shots Gained Tee 2 Green over the last 2 months and also 9th for Opportunities Gained. This shows how well he is playing of late. This solid play has resulted in him ranking 6th in the field this week for DK Points Gained over the last 2 months.

Kyoung Hoon Lee – $7,500

The South Korean was hotly tipped to go well last week but ended up shooting a 79 in round 1 and then withdrawing. The reason for his withdrawal was a hip injury. As of yet he has not withdrawn this week so hopefully all is well again. If we do have a fully fit KH Lee playing then $7,500 in this field is a real steal. The World Number 276 ranks 14th in the field for Shots Gained Tee 2 Green over the last 2 months and 11th for Opportunities Gained over the same period. Before his withdrawal last week Lee was progressing nicely with his results having posted finishes of 25th then 35th then a very impressive 7th at the Honda Open. Performances like that in this field will yield a mass of Draftkings points this week.

Roger Sloan – $7,600

The impressive PGA Tour rookie has gone from strength to strength since joining the PGA Tour this season. At the start of this year the Canadian was ranked 462nd in the world and in just the space of 8 events he has climbed to 262nd. Ranking 25th in this field for Shots Gained Tee 2 Green over the last 2 months, 11th for Opportunities Gained and 6th for Draftkings Points Gained has helped Sloan make all 4 of his last cuts. The 2nd place finish he powered his way to at the Puerto Rico Open was in a very similar type of field as he’ll face this week so everything is pointing towards a repeat (or better) this week.

Adam Schenk – $7,400

Another PGA rookie churning out consistent results. Schenk has made 70% of his cuts on the PGA Tour since the start of this year with a 16th place finish at the Puerto Rico Open being the highlight. He approaches this week ranking 6th in the field for Shots Gained Tee 2 Green over the last 2 months and 3rd for Draftking Points Gained. When the World Number 294 played here last year he plotted his way to a respectable 35th place finish so there are no question marks about his suitability to the Corales Golf Club.

Brian Stuard – $7,400

Brian is the 21st best ranked player in the field this week yet is priced up as just the 34th most expensive play. He put in an impressive 18th place finish last week at the Valspar so will be brimming with confidence going into this week. Stuard’s play has been good for a while now. Since the start of the year he has made 7 out of 8 cuts. This includes 3 top 20 place finishes in big events. Stats wise he ranks 20th in the field this week for Shots Gained Tee 2 Green over the last 2 months and 7th for Opportunities Gained. In the all time stats Brian ranks 7th for Shots Gained Total in this field which makes him one of the elite players gracing Puntacana this week.

 

 

 

DKGolfBargains Value DFS Picks – Valspar Championship & Maybank Championship – Week 12

Value Picks Returning Top 10 Finishes This Season

1st – Matt Kuchar – $8,500 – Sony Open

2nd – Oliver Wilson – $6,600 – Qatar Masters

2nd – Brad Kennedy – $8,300 – Handa Vic Open

3rd – Ian Poulter – $8,900 – Dubai Desert Classic

3rd – Paul Casey – $8,600 – WGC Mexico

4th – Ryan Palmer – $7,200 – Honda Classic

5th – David Drysdale – $7,400 – Handa Vic Open

5th – Gaganjeet Bhullar – $9,500 – Kenya Open

6th – Joost Luiten – $8,700 – Saudi International

7th – Sungjae Im – $7,300 – Waste Management Phoenix Open

7th – Kevin Streelman – $7,300 – AT&T Pro Am

8th – Nate Lashley – $8,300 – Puerto Rico Open

10th – Byeong Hun-An – $7,500 – Arnold Palmer Invitational

10th – Jason Kokrak – $8,300 – Arnold Palmer Invitational

 

Valspar Championship

 

Jim Furyk – $9,200

Yes this is probably the most that Jim has ever cost on Draftkings but I honestly think he is worth every penny this week. Jim ranks 4th in the field this week for Shots Gained Tee 2 Green over the last 2 months and 8th for Opportunities Gained over the same period. He also ranks 10th for Birdie Or Better Gained and 1st for Bogey Avoidance. The World Number 57 has made 9 of his last 11 cuts which includes 4 top 10 finishes. His 2nd last week will fill him with confidence this week going to a course where he has had a plethora of success over the years. The Major winner ranks 2nd in the field this week for Shots Gained Total at Copperhead. Jim has made 9 consecutive cuts here and has notable finishes here of 7th, 7th, 2nd and 1st!

Russell Knox – $8,100

Russell ranks 9th in the field this week for Shots Gained Tee 2 Green over the last 2 months and also 2nd for Opportunities Gained over the same period. The World Number 62 has now made his last 11 cuts in a row which includes 4 top 20 finishes. Russell’s strength is his bogey avoidance where he ranks 10th in the field this week over the last 2 months. Course wise, Russell ranks 21st for Shots Gained Total at Copperhead and the Scotsman finished 16th here last year with a 66 in round 3.

Vaughn Taylor – $6,800

Vaughn has had a torrid time here at Copperhead over his last 5 attempts, however, other than the 2016 instalment, the last time he played here was 2011. In 2016 he missed the cut by just one shot. Back in 2004 Vaughn did shoot a 65 in round 2. The opportunity should be there for another repeat performance this year as he ranks 1st in the field this week for Opportunities Gained over the last 2 months. He is gaining 1.5 opportunities for birdie over the field over this period. The World Number 220 ranks 14th for Shots Gained Tee 2 Green over the last 2 months, 16th for Bogeys Avoided and 11th for Birdie Or Better.

Sungjae Im – $7,700

The impressive PGA Tour rookie continues to produce great results. He is now up to 72nd in the world. Since joining the PGA Tour Sungjae has recorded 6 top 16 place finishes in 15 attempts including a 7th, 4th and a 3rd. Form wise, the Korean ranks 20th in the field this week for Shots Gained Tee 2 Green over the last 2 months, 16th for Opportunities Gained and 5 for Bogeys Avoided. A stat that could prove instrumental to any high finish this week.

J.T Poston – $7,900

The Postman ranks 17th in the field this week for Shots Gained Tee 2 Green over the last 2 months which has helped him to some pretty impressive finishes of late. He has made his last 8 cuts in a row and recorded 5 top 30 finishes in this time including a 7th at the Desert Classic in week 3 of this year. The World Number 201’s only event at Copperhead resulted in a 14th place finish (2017) and gained 1.7 shots per round on the field.

Kevin Na – $7,800

Tiger’s new bezzie looks to be trending in the right direction for a good finish this week. The World Number 60 ranks 10th for Opportunities Gained over the last 2 months so is only a few made putts away from posting a good score. Copperhead certainly brings the best out of Na too having made 6 of his last 8 cuts here. In this span he has recorded 3 top 10 finishes including a 2nd here in 2014. We know Kevin putts well here and with the amount of looks he is giving himself recently the two could marry up to produce a very tasty finish this week.

 

 

Maybank Championship

 

Adrian Otaegui – $8,600

Otaegui is the number one player in the field this week World Rankings wise yet is only priced up as the 16th most expensive play. The World Number 70 has 5 top 25 place finishes in his last 11 events which includes three top 5 finishes. The Spaniard has played here both of the last 2 years that the this event has been played at Saujana Golf Club recently and has finishes of 52nd and 39th. Adrian was able to post a score of -9 last year when ranked 151st in the World. He goes in this week as much stronger player.

Gaganjeet Bhullar – $8,000

In my opinion this will be the last week before Bhullar eclipses Shubhankar Sharma as the highest ranked Indian player in the world. Bhullar is getting closer and closer to his first European Tour win. The World Number 123 came very close to winning last week but 2 double bogeys in his final round meant he came up just short. The 9 time Asian Tour winner has now made the cut in his last 6 European Tour events since becoming a European Tour regular this year. Bhullar has recorded finishes of 20th and 27th here the last 2 years so everything is falling into place for him to finally take down a European Tour event this week.

Mikko Korhonen – $7,600

So Draftkings still continue to give us a free square with offering the current Shot Clock Masters champion at such a cheap price. Still the 18th best player in the field World Rankings wise, the Fin is priced up as just the 29th most expensive play. Form wise, the World Number 115 has now made 12 of his last 13 cuts recording 5 top 25 finishes in that time. On his only effort here at Saujana Golf Club Korhonen recorded a 20th place finish when ranked 274th in the world.

Panuphol Pittayarat – $6,900

The Asian Tour regular has risen from 431st in the world to 209th in just over 2 years. He has made 7 of his last 8 cuts worldwide which includes 5 top 15 finishes. The Thai has also enjoyed success here at Saujana Golf Club too with finishes of 9th and 23rd in the last 2 years. He has twice shot a 66 round here. Everything is gearing up for another good finish here this week again.

Yuta Ikeda – $7,300

Ikeda is the 12th best ranked player in the field this week World Rankings wise yet is priced up as just the 41st most expensive play. The Japanese national shot a 64 here last year en route to 9 under 39th place finish. The 20 time world wide winner has made 21 of his last 26 world wide cuts recording 11 top 15 finishes in this time. Last time out he finished 11th at the ISPS HANDA World Super 6.

Khalin H Joshi – $6,200

I tipped Joshi up last week when he was priced at $6,400. He made the cut and had a decent return finishing 35th. His price has now dropped down to $6,200?? It’s time to load up again on the World Number 306. Theoretically he should do even better this week following his top 5 finish here last year. Since that top 5 finish at the Maybank Championship the Indian recorded his first win in October when taking down the Asian Tour Panasonic Open India. This could be the best $6,200 play you’ve ever played on Draftkings.