Tuesday, January 22, 2019

Fantasy Golf: The Farmers Insurance Open Preview

Ok here's the deal folks. Last week's picks sucked. I was distracted by my impending trip to Florida to reclaim past glories by glomming onto a loaded lacrosse team competing for the over 45 national championship (yes that's a real thing and I have the pulled hamstring, strained quad and 48 hour hangover to prove it). We came-up a few goals short in the title game which is more than I can say for my picks which seemed to go out of their way to avoid the most obvious choice of the week, Adam Hadwin, who finished tied for 2nd. Instead I decided to get clever and pick Bud Cauley for no logical reason whatsoever. It was like losing a battle of wits with a cheese danish.

This week I'm going to keep it simple and conservative. What is already a loaded field every year is mega loaded this week as guys like Rory McIlroy and Jordan Spieth decided to join regulars like Jason Day, Justin Rose, Jon Rahm, Tony Finau and of course, Tiger Woods. I give all of those guys a reasonable shot to win which is why I'm not picking any of them. Too many studs and I don't want to waste one and risk him being the guy left out of the hunt (but I'm really tempted to take Finau). So I'm going to play the Charles Howell, III card this week. He probably won't win but he's guaranteed to make the cut and about 50/50 to finish in or near the top five. I need to stop the bleeding after the Gary Woodland/Bud Cauley fiascoes and Chucky Triple Sticks is the right man for the job.

That's all I got this short week. Oh wait, I also really like Luke List, Kyle Stanley and Harris English. That's it. Wait, hold on. A couple of good super sleepers are Jhonnatan Vegas and Scott Stallings who are both capable of pulling the random top five or even a win at any time. I'm going with Vegas in that role. Now I'm done. Time to pump another handful of Advil and start conjuring-up my next midlife crisis endeavor. 

The golf course porn will continue until we get
 two consecutive nice fucking days in the Northeast.
One and Done Pick: Charles Howell, III

Other Guy I'd Pick: Tony Finau

Sleeper Pick: Jhonattan Vegas

DraftKings Top Ten Values

Justin Rose
$10,800
Tony Finau
$9,900
Marc Leishman
$9,700
Charles Howell
$9,100
Alex Noren
$8,600
J.B. Holmes
$7,900
Luke List
$7,600
Kyle Stanley
$7,500
Harris English
$7,300
Jhonattan Vegas
$6,900

And here is every player I considered picking courtesy of our good friends at ACDelco.


                            THE ACDELCO PAST PERFORMANCE CHART


DK Price
2018
2017
2016
2015
2014
Jon Rahm
$11,400
T29
1st
DNP
DNP
DNP
Rory McIlroy
$11,100
DNP
DNP
DNP
DNP
DNP
Justin Rose
$10,800
T8
T4
MC
MC
DNP
Tiger Woods
$10,500
T23
MC
DNP
W/D
T80
Jason Day
$10,100
1st
MC
MC
1st
T2
Tony Finau
$9,900
T6
T4
T18
T24
DNP
Marc Leishman
$9,700
T8
T20
MC
T27
T2
X.Schauffele
$9,400
MC
MC
DNP
DNP
DNP
Rickie Fowler
$9,300
MC
MC
MC
T61
MC
Patrick Cantlay
$9,200
T51
DNP
DNP
DNP
DNP
Charles Howell
$9,100
T6
T2
T16
T5
T37
Gary Woodland
$9,000
T12
T20
T18
T45
T10
Jordan Spieth
$8,900
DNP
DNP
DNP
MC
T19
Cameron Smith
$8,800
T20
T33
MC
MC
DNP
Patrick Reed
$8,700
T23
DNP
W/D
DNP
DNP
Alex Noren
$8,600
T2
DNP
DNP
DNP
DNP
Cameron Champ
$8,500
DNP
DNP
DNP
DNP
DNP
Brandt Snedeker
$8,400
T45
T9
1st
T19
MC
Keegan Bradley
$8,300
5th
T4
MC
T41
T16
Abraham Ancer
$8,200
T20
DNP
MC
DNP
DNP
Emiliano Grillo
$8,100
T12
T33
MC
DNP
DNP
H. Matsuyama
$8,000
T12
T33
MC
MC
T16
Daniel Berger
$7,900
DNP
MC
MC
T24
MC
J.B. Holmes
$7,900
4th
T33
T6
T2
T23
Aaron Wise
$7,800
MC
T71
DNP
DNP
DNP
Sungjae Im
$7,800
DNP
DNP
DNP
DNP
DNP
Luke List
$7,700
T12
MC
MC
DNP
DNP
Ryan Palmer
$7,600
T2
DNP
DNP
DNP
DNP
Adam Scott
$7,500
DNP
DNP
DNP
DNP
DNP
Kyle Stanley
$7,500
T51
T14
T25
T67
MC
Harris English
$7,300
T8
T14
T31
T2
DNP
Jimmy Walker
$7,200
T63
MC
T4
T7
MC
Pat Perez
$7,200
DNP
T4
MC
74th
T2
Brendan Steele
$7,100
T29
T20
T49
T45
T28
Brian Harman
$7,100
MC
T9
71st
T32
DNP
Bill Haas
$7,000
T54
DNP
MC
T19
T43
Martin Laird
$7,000
MC
T74
T8
T7
T37
Richy Werenski
$7,000
MC
T20
DNP
DNP
DNP
Jhonattan Vegas
$6,900
MC
T28
T18
T11
T59
Scott Stallings
$6,900
MC
MC
T25
T2
1st

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