Sked’s 2014 Zurich Classic DFS Lineup
Now that the NBA regular season has concluded, it’s time to start talking more PGA. As most people know who play daily fantasy golf, one of the best strategies is to look at salaries and compare them with the odds in Vegas. Sometimes you can find some pretty ridiculous differences. Sometimes you can find slight, but very helpful information with the top players. And of course, making the cut is most important.
The field for the Zurich Classic isn’t exactly a great one, although there are some names you’ll recognize. Here are the top guys according to Bovada.
Justin Rose 12-1
Rickie Fowler 16-1
Keegan Bradley 18-1
Graham Delaet 22-1
Ryan Palmer 25-1
Matt Every 28-1
Patrick Reed 28-1
Here are my plays:
(all salaries are via DraftKings)
Rickie Fowler $10,100 – Fowler is the fourth-most expensive player sandwiched between Delaet and Palmer. That’s solid of this field and being the second favorite. Fowler is coming off a T5 and sixth place finish at the Masters and Houston Open respectively. His ball striking has been much better as of late.
Russell Knox $9,200 – At 33-1, Knox has made five-consecutive cuts that include two top 10s. One of those came at the Honda Classic where he lost in a playoff. This calendar year, Knox has finished T27 or better. He’s No. 1 in par 3 performance, one of the best in GIRs and scoring in the first three rounds. There really isn’t a flaw in his game, except that he isn’t a tremendously long hitter and just hasn’t done as well on Sunday. He’s a near lock to make the cut and rack up birdies for you. He’s also one of the best-priced players at 33-1.
John Senden $9,000 – It’s not that he just finished T8 at the Masters, Senden has been on a roll as of late that included a win at the Valspar Championship. Senden is also capable of very low rounds having shot a 63 at the Honda Classic, 64 at Valspar and 66 at the Northern Trust Open. At 40-1 and for someone who is hot, he’s a solid choice.
Fredrik Jacobson $8,800 – It was a rough start for the season for Jacobson, but he’s finished in the top 20 in his last five tournaments. He’s 40-1 and is the cheapest of all the golfers with those odds or better. He’s one of the hottest golfers coming into the tournament and his putter is red hot, which is what we are accustomed to seeing.
Thorbjorn Olesen $6,800 – This was the one must-play at the Masters since DraftKings’ algorithm had him way mispriced based on his missed cuts. He’s $6,800 and 80-1. Huge no-brainer.
David Hearn $6,100 – Decent risk, but the reward and value is worth it. He missed his last two cuts and has missed it in six of his 15 events, but he also has two recent top-10 finishes, this field isn’t very good and is only $6,100. That’s very good value. He’s also No. 1 on the tour in total eagles, which is a very big bonus.View all posts by Nick Juskewycz