With 144 players in the field at this week’s PGA Tour event at Bay Hill Golf Club, there will be plenty of opportunities to find golfers that not many gamers know about and create the edge necessary to score big at the 2022 Arnold Palmer Invitational. Finding the right mix of low-owned golfers and chalk is key when making your fantasy golf picks this week for DraftKings and FanDuel PGA DFS lineups.
Check out the entire field’s PGA DFS ownership projections before making your predictions and fantasy golf picks this week on DraftKings and FanDuel.
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- 11 golfers
Jon Rahm and Rory McIlroy are strong top-two options, and Viktor Hovland and breakout star Scottie Scheffler round out the top of the board. All of them will be owned over 15% this week, with Rahm and McIlroy coming in at or over 20%. Matt Fitzpatrick has been playing well lately and has three consecutive good starts at this tournament, and he is the most likely candidate to join Rahm as close to 20% owned.
Marc Leishman may be the only other golfer that will be owned over or near 15% this week from this price range, with five names going slightly under-owned compared to the others:
- Sungjae Im
- Will Zalatoris
- Tyrrell Hatton
- Adam Scott
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Pricing is solid, and that leads to spread-out ownership this week, with not one golfer projected under 10% at this point. Sungjae Im could end up being the closest, as he is coming off a week where he was highly owned and the highest-priced golfer but missed the cut. Im has played well on this course, so he can still be a solid play if the variance is not a hinderance.
PGA DFS Mid-Range ($8,900-$7,500)
- 21 golfers
There are 21 golfers in this price section this week, with plenty of options for players projected under 10% owned. But interestingly enough, no golfer of the 21 will be owned less than 7%, at least at current projections. Paul Casey and Keith Mitchell will be among the highest owned of the group, and both are playing well and have played well at this course — a dynamic combo for high ownership in PGA DFS. Also getting plenty of looks this week will be Maverick McNealy, Justin Rose and Christiaan Bezuidenhout. All three of them likely will be owned between 15% and 20%. Jason Kokrak, Russell Henley and Cameron Young are not far behind either, checking in with ownerships just south of 15%. Then a few golfers will likely get over 10% this week, including Jason Day, Cameron Tringale, Luke List, Chris Kirk, Billy Horschel, Sergio Garcia and Seamus Power. That leaves around five golfers that will be projected at less than 10%.
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After a breakout season last year, Sam Burns has cooled off quite a bit, and so as his following — he is projected for less than 10% ownership. Max Homa and Talor Gooch are as well. Tommy Fleetwood will also lose plenty of supporters after a poor week at the Honda at a much higher salary. But Corey Conners, after a tough West Coast swing, is set for some of his lowest ownership at one of his lowest prices all year. That is too good to pass up.
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- 90+ golfers
The last few weeks have not provided many golfers priced under $7,500 with ownership of more than 10%, but this week there are likely to be a few:
- Tom Hoge
- Si Woo Kim
- Keegan Bradley
- Lanto Griffin
- Sebastian Munoz
- Kevin Na
- Erik van Rooyen
Those cover all the names that are going to be owned at 5% or more this week. That leaves over 100 golfers that are not expected to be owned over 5%. Some interesting names are:
- Matthew Wolff
- Patrick Reed
- Ian Poulter
- Lee Westwood
- Sahith Theegala
- Carlos Ortiz
- Rickie Fowler
- Beau Hossler
- Adam Svensson
- Garrick Higgo
- Patton Kizzire
Among those golfers — and almost every golfer in the field — Patton Kizzire is the best value according to Awesemo’s PGA DFS Projections, with a projected score of 56.8 points. Be sure to check out how all of the Awesemo experts are ranking these golfers in the Pro Plays Tool.
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