Tuesday, September 15, 2015

The BMW Championship DraftKings Preview

The second to last event of the season deserves better than the short shrift I'm going to give it here but hey, sometimes the day job and a random Monday golf outing that degenerates into a post-round wine tasting/gulping get in the way. We're coming off a decent week at the Deutsche that could have been better if Henrik Stenson and his caddie would've just bummed a cigarette on the 16th hole to figure out which way the freakin' wind was blowing before Henrik dumped it into the pond. Alas, it was but another runner-up finish for one of the FGR's top picks.   

THE DEUTSCHE RESULTS
Are those Xenon headlights?

1. Henrik Stenson - $10,500 (2)
2. Kevin Kisner - $7,300 (T12)
3. Chris Kirk - $7,100 (T29)
4. Robert Streb - $8,000 (T39)
5. Brooks Koepka - $8,700 (M/C)
6. Matt Kuchar - $8,500 (T9)
7. Jason Dufner - $7,600 (T60)
8. Zach Johnson - $9,300 (T22)
9. Jordan Spieth - $11,300 (M/C)
10. Luke Donald - $7,800 (T39)
11. Justin Thomas - $7,900 (T56)
12. Jim Furyk - $9,000 (4)
13. Ian Poulter - $7,100 (T33)
14. Brandt Snedeker - $8,400 (T44)
15. Tony Finau - $7,700 (M/C)

The last time the BMW was played at Conway Farms was in 2013 and, judging by the results, the course favors guys who hit fairways and make putts over guys who bomb it. Zach Johnson won by 2, Jim Furyk shot a 59 but still managed to finish 3rd (they should call that a "Furyk") and Luke Donald got a piece of 4th along with Jason Day, Steve Stricker and Hunter Mahan. (The artist formerly known as Nick Watney finished 2nd so he might be worth a flier in one of your lineups this week). As you will see below, once you get past ZJ, Furyk and Stenson, we're seeing a lot of value in the $7,000 - $8,000 range so most of our lineups will feature four players from that tier along with a couple of the pricier models.

And speaking of the pricier models, Jordan Spieth has to get back on track this week right? (RIGHT?!?). Jason Day didn't make the list because his $12,600 price tag seems outrageous but if your gut tells you he's got another win in him, then you better pony up. We got burned by Rory in Boston so we're staying away until he shows that he's all the way back. Same for Rickie Fowler who often seems to back-up his great showings with dismal ones. Typical Gen X approach . . . YOU DAMN KIDS GET OFF OF MY LAWN!!! 

Hey honey, let's go reenact the Whitesnake video.
THE BMW CHAMPIONSHIP TOP 15

1. Zach Johnson - $9,500
2. Kevin Kisner - $8,100
3. Ian Poulter - $7,200
4. Chris Kirk - $7,300
5. Jim Furyk - $10,000
6. Ryan Palmer - $7,300
7. Brandt Snedeker - $7,900
8. Kevin Chappell - $7,500
9. Jordan Spieth - $11,600
10. Robert Streb - $8,000
11. Paul Casey - $7,800
12. Jason Bohn - $7,200
13. Henrik Stenson - $11,400
14. Russell Knox - $7,400
15. Justin Thomas - $7,600

Oh yeah, we're also bailing on the traditional preview this week as that time will be devoted to football but, for the sake of consistency or something, here's our one and done pick . . . 

One and Done Pick: Paul Casey

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