WGC Bridgestone Invitational – FanDuel Lineup
After a poor showing at the British open, Dustin Johnson wasted little time reminding everyone why he is the number one golfer in the world when he teed it up for the RBC Canadian Open. His 23 under par was good for his third victory of the PGA season, while also cementing him as one of the most valuable picks in daily fantasy golf.
Plenty of Birdies in Ontario
It was a relatively straightforward four days at Glen Abbey. The favorites all found themselves near the top of the leaderboard and the weather was far easier to put up with than Carnoustie. Besides Johnson, Tommy Fleetwood was in the mix once again, finishing inside the top ten. His $12,000 price tag on FanDuel may have been lofty, but his 11 birdies and an eagle over the weekend helped him live up to his salary.
Byeong-hun An proved to be the ultimate sleeper of the week with his second place finish. Though he was not a popular pick on DraftKings or FanDuel, his second place finish is likely to have more DFS players paying attention. Our mid-tier recommendations from last week had medicore weekends. Jhonattan Vegas and Charley Hoffman both finished way back from the lead at -11. Adam Hadwin’s didn’t have the home field advantage as we hoped; the Canadian missed the cut after two frustrating days.
Star-studded Field at Firestone
Johnson may be the odds on favorite heading into the WGC Bridgestone Invitational, but everyone in Akron will be talking about Tiger Woods leading up to tee off. The man has won here eight times, a PGA record, and is just coming off his most promising performance in years at the Open Championship. Despite this, he is settled in the second tier price range, allowing DFS players the opportunity to spend a little more in the lower spots in the lineup.
Don’t sleep on Francesco Molinari, who is available for $11,200 on FanDuel. The Italian phenom has shown to have a game that translates on any tour and has been piling up points for those who have started him all summer. Tony Finau remains a sleeper option despite him taking his game to the next level this season. A victory at Firestone with this packed field would surely see his affordability disappear quickly.
A Few Wildcard Options
We’ve all been in the situation where we have five perfect picks, but the remaining bankroll has you sifting through players so obscure they don’t even have pictures next to their name. Every now and again, someone from this group pays off though. Anirban Lahiri can be picked up for $6800 on DraftKings, but he’s made 16 out of 21 cuts, and averages 57.9 points. Patton Kizzire has some trouble making cuts, but when he makes the weekend, he often scores pretty well. Lastly, Andrew Landry could be a possibility for some value from that final roster spot. His play has been spotty throughout the season, but he does have five top ten finishes and is ridiculously cheap on FanDuel at $7000.
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