Wednesday, July 11, 2018

Fantasy Golf: The John Deere Classic Preview

I spent Monday night watching one of my heretofore favorite live bands the BareNaked Ladies* completely mail-in in a performance riddled with new releases, old songs that no one recognized and their cash cow theme song from The Big Bang Theory that should never be played for more than fifteen seconds at a time (if it should be played at all). This was preceded by a Better Than Ezra opening performance which left me questioning everything I thought about music from the 90's that didn't involve Nirvana or Radiohead. 

At first I resented them for mailing it in but then I realized that mailing it in when the stakes are low like a Monday night concert in Baltimore (or a John Deere Classic preview) is pretty much a Fantasy Golf Report calling card. So I forgive them as I hope you will forgive me for this late and lackluster effort. Just pick Zach Johnson or, if you're feeling frisky, go with Joaquin Niemann. The full breakdown of past performances is below. I figured it was the least I could do. The very least.  

I'm kinda thinking this young whippersnapper
might be the appropriate play this week.
One and Done Pick: Zach Johnson

Other Guy I'd Pick: Joaquin Niemann

Sleeper Pick: Dylan Meyer


DraftKings Top Ten Values


Zach Johnson
$11,200
Joaquin Niemann
$10,400
Steve Stricker
$9,800
Patrick Rodgers
$8,800
Aaron Wise
$8,500
Kevin Tway
$8,000
Scott Stallings
$7,500
Trey Mullinax
$7,200
Scott Brown
$7,100
Dylan Meyer
$7,000

Zach Johnson and Steve Stricker aren't the only guys who like playing golf in Silvis, Illinois. Wesley Bryan, Patrick Rodgers, Johnson Wagner and Scott Brown have all done some nice work out there in the middle of nowhere. Unfortunately, Bryan has been playing such awful golf that I'm not sure his relationship with the course matters at this point and I have a somewhat firm "Johnson Wagner Rule" which states that I will not pick Johnson Wagner.   



DK Price
2017
2016
2015
2014
2013
F, Molinari
$11,600
DNP
DNP
DNP
DNP
DNP
B, DeChambeau
$11,400
1st
DNP
MC
DNP
DNP
Zach Johnson
$11,200
T5
T34
T3
2nd
T2
J. Niemann
$10,400
DNP
DNP
DNP
DNP
DNP
Ryan Moore
$10,200
MC
1st
T24
T7
T22
Steve Stricker
$9,800
T5
T52
T35
T11
T10
Kyle Stanley
$9,700
T55
T22
T18
T63
MC
Chesson Hadley
$9,500
T25
MC
MC
DNP
DNP
Austin Cook
$9,300
DNP
DNP
DNP
DNP
DNP
Wesley Bryan
$9,100
T3
T8
DNP
DNP
DNP
David Lingmerth
$9,000
DNP
DNP
DNP
MC
DNP
Patrick Rodgers
$8,800
2nd
T27
MC
MC
T15
Andrew Landry
$8,700
DNP
T8
DNP
DNP
DNP
Brian Gay
$8,600
MC
MC
DNP
DNP
T61
Aaron Wise
$8,500
DNP
T16
DNP
DNP
DNP
Danny Lee
$8,400
W/D
DNP
T3
MC
DNP
Scott Piercy
$8,300
DNP
DNP
T14
DNP
DNP
Sung Kang
$8,200
DNP
T14
DNP
DNP
DNP
Keith Mitchell
$8,000
DNP
DNP
DNP
DNP
DNP
Kevin Tway
$8,000
T12
DNP
DNP
T52
DNP
Johnson Wagner
$7,900
MC
T5
T5
T7
DNP
Kelly Kraft
$7,900
T64
T5
DNP
DNP
DNP
Andrew Putnam
$7,600
DNP
DNP
MC
DNP
DNP
Joel Dahmen
$7,600
MC
DNP
DNP
DNP
DNP
Chez Reavie
$7,500
T39
DNP
T65
DNP
T15
Scott Stallings
$7,500
T5
T16
DNP
MC
MC
Bill Haas
$7,400
DNP
DNP
DNP
DNP
DNP
Harold Varner
$7,400
MC
DNP
DNP
DNP
DNP
Corey Connors
$7,300
DNP
DNP
DNP
DNP
DNP
Rory Sabbatini
$7,200
T19
T62
DNP
DNP
MC
Trey Mullinax
$7,200
T19
DNP
DNP
DNP
DNP
Whee Kim
$7,200
DNP
T3
MC
DNP
DNP
Ben Crane
$7,100
T25
DNP
MC
T37
MC
Richy Werenski
$7,100
T25
DNP
DNP
DNP
DNP
Scott Brown
$7,100
T25
T16
MC
T5
T22
Seamus Power
$7,100
T25
DNP
DNP
DNP
DNP
Chad Campbell
$7,000
T12
DNP
T28
T13
T15
Chris Stroud
$7,000
T19
MC
T5
T59
DNP
Dylan Meyer
$7,000
DNP
DNP
DNP
DNP
DNP
Vaughn Taylor
$6,900
T19
MC
T44
DNP
T48

Footnote

* That's right. I love seeing those lightweight rock goofballs live. It always puts me in a good mood. At least it used to. 


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