Before you set your PGA lineups on DraftKings, you need to take a look at our reliable plays of the week. If you had taken our advice and created a team from our picks, you could have had a decent week last week.
No need to go big this with week with the top guys. World No. 1, Dustin Johnson most certainly could win the tournament, but he also could mail it in.
Matt Kuchar is going to be heavily owned and won’t really pay off unless he wins the tournament. So leave the pricey $10,800 Kuchar on the table.
Paul Casey will be another full fade for me this week. At $11,300, Casey is overpriced when you can start your team with Kevin Kisner at $8,700 and get the same output.
TOP TALENT: $9K AND UP
Brain Harman ($9,800) – Has two top 10s here in the past four years. At his price, he is a great starting point for your team this week and can easily win the tournament.
Webb Simpson ($9,400) – Could be a scary one-two punch with Harman if you decide to go that route. His putter is on fire as of late as he ranks 10th on TOUR in strokes gained-putting. He was in a playoff here in 2013 and a perfect 7-for-7 on made cuts since 2010.
Others to consider: Patrick Cantlay ($9,100) and Cameron Smith ($9,000)
MIDDLE MAGIC: $8.9K – $7.8K
Kevin Kisner ($8,700) – Matchplay runner-up at the WGC and loves Pete Dye design courses. Kisner is so good at that price you could easily start your team with him or maybe pair him up with Simpson or Dustin Johnson if you do not want to full fade him.
Adam Hadwin ($8,100) – Match made in Heaven. Hadwin is not long off the tee, but you do not have to be here. He has six top 25s this year and is striking the ball better than average.
Others to consider: Kevin Na ($8,200) and Jason Dufner ($7,800)
BOTTOM BRAGS: $7.7K – LOWER
Luke Donald ($7,700) – As mentioned in the odds piece earlier, Donald’s track record here speaks for itself. He has had five-second place finishes and two third-place finishes. He loves this course. The worry is that he is not in form, but that has not stopped him in the past. Look for Donald to be a popular play but worth the $7,700 price tag.
Xander Schauffele ($7,700) – Schauffele is too good of a player to be priced the same as Luke Donald. There is nothing really more to say other than at $7,700 you are getting a steal of a deal.
Others to consider: Francesco Molinari ($7,500) and Graeme McDowell ($7,400)