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PGA DFS Picks: Round 3 Valspar Championship DraftKings & FanDuel Golf Picks Today

Jason Rouslin

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Round 2 PGA DFS picks and fantasy golf showdown lineups for Genesis Invitational Friday 2/18/22

Another spectacular day at the Valspar Championship with perfect playing conditions. Almost all of the stars that came to play this week will play all four days, which should make for a fun weekend. PGA DFS Showdown contests take center stage as DraftKings is offering $50,000 to first place for the third round slate. Let’s dig in and take a look at some stats and some of the best PGA DFS Picks for round three showdown contests.

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PGA DFS Golf Picks Today: Round 3 Valspar Championship

Round 2 Recap

Morning Wave

Justin Thomas would pick up where he left off round one and get out to a very fast start on the back nine, birding four of his first 5. He’d get it to seven under at one point, before an unforced error on the par four 7th where he made double. Still a superb round of 66 on the day. Scott Stallings, Adam Hadwin and Sam Burns would all turn in their second straight day with a solid score, all shooting 67 or better. Webb Simpson, Xander Schauffele and Brian Harman would all move into position as well, shooting 67,67 in the first two rounds.

Other rounds of note include Kevin Kisner and Martin Kaymer’s five-under 66s, which matched the third-lowest round of the day.

Afternoon Wave: 

The wind would pick up a bit in the afternoon, as would the temps, and scores would go higher with it. But, not for Matthew NeSmith, who turned in the round of the tournament shooting a ten under 61. He beat the rest of the field by four! One of the best rounds on tour in some time. Brandon Wu also continued his hot run of form, coming in a tie for third in his last start in Puerto Rico, and had the second-best round of the day, shooting a six-under 65.

Other solid rounds were turned in by C.T. Pan and Bill Haas, 

Valspar Championship Rounds 1 & 2 Stat Recap

Strokes Gained Off the Tee

  1. Davis Riley
  2. Collin Morikawa
  3. Adam Hadwin
  4. Dustin Johnson
  5. Joseph Brmalett

Strokes Gained Approach

  1. Matthew NeSmith
  2. Bernd Wiesberger
  3. Tyrrell Hatton
  4. Justin Thomas
  5. Joel Dahmen

Strokes Gained Around the Green.

  1. Matthew Fitzpatrick
  2. Matt Kuchar
  3. James Hahn
  4. Webb Simpson

Strokes Gained Putting

  1. Scott Stallings
  2. Greyson Sigg
  3. Martin Kaymer
  4. Jhonattan Vegas
  5. Brandon Wu

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DraftKings Fantasy Golf Preview: Round 3 Valspar Championship

  • Lock Time: 7:40 a.m. ET
  • Grand Prize: DraftKings offers $50,000 to first place and $150,000 guaranteed for the third-round slate and $10,000 with $30,000 for the weekend-long slate.

Best PGA DFS Golf Picks Today for DraftKings Showdown

As we saw today, with Viktor Hovland’s ($10,200) ownership dipping close to 10%, showdown ownership is very concentrated, Now, going under-weight Justin Thomas($10,600) would not have been a positive endeavor today, but it does give a ton of leverage if one of the other lower owned players can outperform huh. For that reason, Hovland and this next golfer are firmly in play for the third-round slate tomorrow.

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  • Collin Morikawa($10,000): Thru two rounds, Collin has ball-striking stats that should put him at the top of the leaderboard. Hitting just shy of 90% of his fairways and gaining seven strokes ball striking, Collin needs to do something about the short game. He’s lost well over four strokes around and on the green but isn’t nearly that bad. So, with expected lower ownership tomorrow and his ball-striking intact, he should be able to climb the leaderboard quite fast in the third round.
  • Harold Varner ($7,800): After an awful day tee to green in round one, where he last 2.37 strokes, losing strokes in all three tee to green stats, but bounced back in a flurry today, gaining strokes in all three and a total of 4.11 on the day. He’ll tee off roughly the same time in round three as he did in round two and should bring a ton of momentum with him over the weekend.
  • Sahith Theegala ($7,200): In his short time on tour, the one crutch of Theegala’s game has been his erraticness off the tee. But, thru two rounds, he’s gained just about two strokes. But, his irons, which are typically a strength, haven’t looked good, and neither has his putter. So, a bit of room for improvement in those categories over the weekend should allow him to climb the board quickly in round three.
  • Kiradech Aphinbarnrat $6,400): One of the four Monday qualifiers this week, Kiradech didn’t have a good putting day on Thursday. But, he was seen grinding for hours on the putting green after his round by me. It paid off as he gained over two strokes on the day, easily getting him thru the cut. Now, if he could find a few more fairways in round three,  hitting only 57% of the week, he should be able to let the strengths of his game excel. He’s playing with limited status this year, so any solid finish will go a long way.

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The DFS PGA projections for today, the PGA DFS showdown projections for today and the PGA DFS ownership projections for DraftKings are made and used by Alex Baker, the No. 1 DFS player in the world. DraftKings PGA DFS rankings will be posted at least a day in advance of any tournament. Looking for more DFS PGA predictions and DFS PGA predictions?

Jason established his roots in the littlest state that could...Rhode Island. But after 29 years of bitter cold, and only being able to play golf 4 months a year, upended those roots and moved to Florida. Now four years later, Jason is a husband to Sarah and father of two boys, James & Myles. A dog and more specifically Lab lover (Bella), he dedicates his time to serve as the lead of PGA content at Awesemo.com. In the time he is not diving into the PGA stats and covering this week's current tournament, you can find him researching and trading stocks, on the golf course, at Disney World, on a hike, or somewhere in between. Want to chat? Have a question about Golf/Stocks or anything else? Hop on twitter and give him a message @dfsgolfer23. You can also contact Jason by emailing [email protected].

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