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Yahoo Cup PGA DFS Picks This Week: The Travelers Championship

Jason Rouslin

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Looking for a way to learn PGA DFS without jumping in with both feet? We have a perfect solution for you. This year, Yahoo and Yahoo Fantasy are offering a $10,000 freeroll called the PGA “Yahoo Cup.” This contest awards a winner for weekly events and one winner at the end of the season who has the most cumulative points. That winner will receive $1,000. Ultimately, winning the Yahoo Cup comes down to picking the right golfers. Today I will provide my top three value PGA DFS picks based on Yahoo salary, a couple of lineup fill-ins, and two different fantasy golf lineup variations for making your PGA picks this week at the Travelers Championship.

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Right or wrong, it’s important to keep track of how the picks performed the week prior. Here are the players and my corresponding lineup from the U.S. Open

PGA DFS fantasy golf DraftKings FanDuel Yahoo expert PGA Picks this week for Travelers championship at TPC River Highlands Xander Schauffele Jon Rahm Brooks Koepka Bryson DeChambeau

  • Jordan Spieth (19th)
  • Gary Woodland (50th)
  • Erik van Rooyen (Missed Cut)

Top Three Values for The Travelers Championship

Kevin Streelman ($29) 

While he has had a few wins in the past, even Streelman would tell you how good of a season he’s having. He has made five straight cuts since the Valspar Championship, with his worst finish being 26th. He came in the top 15 in two majors during this stretch. Now coming to a course where he has a win and second-place finish in the past, it is worth taking advantage of his low salary in all fantasy golf formats. He is a great third or fourth guy in at this salary, providing a ton of flexibility to the lineup.

Aaron Wise ($26)

While the form hasn’t been quite as good as Streelman’s, Wise has only missed one cut since March. Since then, he has reeled off a couple of top-10s and four top-20s in just eight starts. That consistency seems like a steal for a $26 salary. Guido Migliozzi ($26) also looks good at the same salary if making multiple lineups or stacking them for a balanced lineup.

Will Gordon ($20) 

There are at least four golfers at the minimum salary worth considering, and most other gamers do not know quite yet: Will Gordon, Davis Thompson, John Pak and Austin Eckroat. Kyle Stanley is also the minimum salary, but people know quite a bit about him by now. Instead, look to the four young guns competing this week. Gordon has his best finish as a pro at this course (third last year), and Thompson, Pak and Eckroat will be making their first few starts as professionals.

PGA DFS Yahoo Cup Lineup Fill-Ins

  • Bryson DeChambeau ($49)
  • Paul Casey ($42)
  • Doc Redman ($28)

PGA DFS Yahoo Cup Lineup Builds

Aggressive Build

PGA DFS fantasy golf DraftKings FanDuel Yahoo expert PGA Picks this week for Travelers championship at TPC River Highlands Xander Schauffele Jon Rahm Brooks Koepka Bryson DeChambeau

This lineup is built to fit in both Bryson DeChambeau and Dustin Johnson. With them being the best in the field and both having good history at TPC River Highlands, it makes sense to get them in the same lineup.

Conservative Build

PGA DFS fantasy golf DraftKings FanDuel Yahoo expert PGA Picks this week for Travelers championship at TPC River Highlands Xander Schauffele Jon Rahm Brooks Koepka Bryson DeChambeau

Using Streelman instead of another minimum-salary golfer provides about $41 to spend on the remaining three golfers. Paul Casey and another star will fit in this lineup comfortably, so offers options for remaining PGA picks this week.

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 two years later, Jason is a husband to Sarah and father of James as well as two Labradors (Choco and Bella) and 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, or somewhere hopefully lost in nature with his dogs guiding him along the way. 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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