The purpose of this PGA DFS Picks article is to help you “Make the Cut” in fantasy golf. Life on the European and PGA Tour can be grand but only if you make the weekend, and not coincidentally, the same goes for DFS Golf. The more golfers you have that Make the Cut, the better chance you’ll have at scoring more points. Simple. So, this article serves as a must-read for those playing cash games (50-50’s, head-to-heads, etc.) each week. Unlike GPPs, which are all about building unique lineups that focus on high upside and high variance plays, cash game lineups should be made up of safer plays.
Contest and Fantasy Golf Lineup Strategy
Before we get into a recap, I think it’s essential to set the stage on how I attack cash games. I like to limit my bankroll to nothing more than 25% of my yearly roll, which this year candidly, I started with $10,000 in the “till.” So with that said, I invest upwards of $500 to $1000 in cash games. I will play a variety of head-to-head matches that include:
- Randomly selected opponents at the and five-dollar level
- Selected Opponents at the $10 $20 and $50 $100 levels.
I will run anywhere from one to four lines using the eight players from this article and maybe one or at the most two more. And I’ll put my “best” lineup in the single entry massive double contests at the $25 and $50 levels and will play one $215 winner take all three man as my “big” cash gameplay.
Recap of last week
A Military Tribute at The Greenbrier
156-players Top 65* and ties make the cut.
*DK price listed first then FD
Viktor Hovland ($10,900/$12,100)
Normally we see the top end of the price range on DraftKings get to the 12K mark, but not this week, as they’ve condensed pricing a bit. That presents a good buying opportunity for Hovland priced at what I think would be fourth or 5th highest. He hasn’t gained less than 1.07 strokes ball striking in any of his six measured events, and likely that number would be eight if they included the two Korn Ferry Finals starts. He’s also the only one of this start-studded threesome of rookies including Collin Morikawa & Matthew Wolff that hasn’t gotten a win yet.
His game reminds me a bit of Xander Schauffele, a former winner of this event. He’s not terribly long off the tee, but he’s incredibly accurate for a golfer that likely winds up in the top 50 in driving distance for the year. When Xander is playing his best, it’s similar in the long + accurate combined with a precise iron game. I’m willing to bet that translates incredibly well here this week.
Joaquin Niemann ($9,700/$11,000)
If you look back and go over his statistical numbers from last year, The Traveler’s Championship clearly did something for his confidence on the greens. Over the next six events, the most he lost was .007 gaining four of out of the six. I don’t know what changed, or if he simply just found his stroke, but if that continues his ball-striking is good enough to win on the PGA Tour. He’s also played here twice now, finishing in 5th last year and 29th the year before.
Not overly long, ranked 41st last year in DD, but more accurate than the bombers, Joaquin also fits the build I’m looking for this week.
Value Picks ($7999-$6,000)
Mackenzie Hughes ($7,200/$8,200)
A fitting end to the year for the Canadian, Hughes made it to the first leg of the playoffs and made the cut, but couldn’t put together a weekend that would have advanced him. Still, it was a nice season for Mackenzie who finished the year by making six of his last eight cuts. Part of the reason he got to the playoffs was also a nice finish here at the Greenbrier placing 13th, one of his top-five best finishes of the year. Price, course fit, and decent medium-term form are all reasons to pair him up with Viktor this week.
Roberto Castro ($6,900/$7,600)
This guy just makes cuts…That’s what he does. He’s not going to blow you away with a bunch of top-10s, but he’s got an excellent chance to play the weekend in this type of field. He’s made five out of his last six cuts dating back to the Canadian Open and is two for his last two here at The Greenbrier. We need a lower-priced guy to fit in with Niemann and Hovland, and he’ll get at least one of my two cash lineups.
Rounding out your PGA DFS cash lineups
Byeong Hun An ($9,500)
Scottie Scheffler ($9,300)
Lanto Griffin ($7,100)
Doug Ghim ($6,600)
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