Daily Fantasy Picks for the Quicken Loans National
The PGA Tour stays on the East Coast this week as it heads to Maryland for the Quicken Loans National at the TPC Potomac at Avenel Farm. The field will not be as star-studded as a lot of tournaments. But there will certainly be some good golfers looking to earn a nice payday.
Maybe the can help you get one too if you start the right daily fantasy roster. Before diving into an examination of what some of those options may be…
How about a little information about the course and weather?
This will be the second year that the Quicken Loans National will be held at TPC Potomac at Avenel Farm. It’s a par-70 course that is 7,107 yards long located in Potomac, Maryland.
As for the weather, if the current forecast holds and the rain stays away, it could be a pretty nice weekend. There is a 20 percent chance of rain on Thursday but otherwise just a 10 percent chance on the other three days.
Temperatures will range from the high 70s (on Thursday and Friday) to mid-80s (Saturday and Sunday).
Winds will be on the high side on Thursday (10 MPH) but will die down the rest of the weekend (five, three, and six MPH). Thursday will be partly cloudy, but otherwise, golfers should see clear skies.
I can’t say that I’m behind the idea of last year’s champion, Kyle Stanley, repeating as champion. But he is a good golfer (as he proved last year). While he may not be blowing the competition out of the water this season, he is playing well.
He had a shot at a win at Memorial but lost in the playoff. Last week at the Travelers he finished tied for 15th. It’s a little concerning that he’s missed the cut in two of his last four tournaments. But his game seems to be well suited for this course.
Other players worth taking a look at include:
Tiger Woods: You can’t go a single week without at least thinking about inserting Tiger Woods into your lineup. At one point this season, every aspect of his game has looked great. He just can’t seem to put it all together for one tournament.
When he does, though—he’ll win, and everyone that starts him in daily fantasy can shout “I told you!” to his/her friends
Rickie Fowler: He’s played well in recent weeks recording top-25 finishes in five of his last six tournaments; the one he missed out on he failed to make the cut (the Players). If he didn’t have a disastrous Round Three at the U.S. Open, he could have finished higher than tied for 20th.
He placed third here last year and will probably do well again.
Charles Howell III: The other half of the playoff last year, he should be in pretty good shape to contend this year as well. He’s made the cut in 19 of 21 tournaments this season and has four top-ten finishes and 12 top-25 finishes.
He wasn’t dialed in on Day One last year, and that cost him. Should he be dialed in on Day One this year, you’ll be glad you started him.
Stewart Cink: If you believe in riding the hot hand, then you have to start Cink this week. From March mid-March (Arnold Palmer) to early June (Memorial), he was the last guy you wanted on your team. In that timeframe, he played in seven tournaments, missed the cut three times, and never finished better than tied for 42nd.
But then he tied for fourth at the St. Jude Classic and tied for second at the Travelers last weekend (both TPC courses). He seems to have a thing for TPC courses. Do you want to argue with it or enjoy the benefits?
Dark Horse/Sleepers: Marc Leishman, J.T. Poston, J.B. Holmes, and Kiradech Aphibarnrat.
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