Tuesday, April 10, 2018

Fantasy Golf: The RBC Heritage Preview

Welcome to the most short-changed preview of the season as I've just blown all of my creative capital on the Masters and this year I have the added discouragement of waking-up on Monday hating the game of golf for forcing me to devote 20+ hours of my life to the religious worship of a tournament won by a guy I can't stand. I'll be honest. I feel somewhat violated. I want those hours back along with my love of the game. So let the healing begin.

As I wrote around this time last year, the RBC Heritage is typically one of the more predictable events on tour. You just stick with the straight knockers who finish top ten every year and you'll be fine. In 2017 that advice yielded Luke Donald (2nd), William McGirt (T3), Matt Kuchar (T11), Kevin Kisner (T11) and Russell Knox (T11). Oh yeah, I also randomly picked the winner Wesley Bryan (I swear, you can look it up here). How I didn't parlay those picks into a gambling fortune I have no idea. As I recall, that may have been the week I tried the Paleo Diet and ate some mushrooms from my backyard. Apparently I spent forty-eight straight hours on my kids' swingset humming the theme songs to random 70's TV shows like The Rockford Files, Buck Rogers and The Odd Couple so wagering on golf may have slipped my mind (again, I've said too much). 

I'm going going back to last year's formula this week (minus the mushrooms). Kevin Kisner is due for a win, playing well and has a solid track record at Harbour Town GL but there is a strong chance I will panic and switch him out for Donald or Kuchar at the last minute because you know they're going to contend. The rest of the picks are players with past success mixed with a few new guys who have games that should fit the layout. And then one of them is just a total fucking hunch. I'll let you guess who that is.  

Was looking for someone with a name that
rhymes with Schneiderjans but the
closest I could find was Taylor Hill.
ONE AND DONE PICK: KEVIN KISNER

RUNNER-UP: MATT KUCHAR

SLEEPER PICK: OLLIE SCHNEIDERJANS

THE DRAFTKINGS TOP TEN VALUES

Matt Kuchar
$10,800
Patrick Cantlay
$9,100
Cameron Smith
$9,000
Kevin Kisner
$8,700
Adam Hadwin
$8,100
Luke Donald
$7,700
Xander Schauffele
$7,600
Ollie Schneids
$7,400
Ryan Palmer
$7,100
Lucas Glover
$6,800

And if you don't like those picks, then here are all thirty players I considered before cutting it down to the top ten. This week's winning combination is buried in there somewhere. If you stare at it long enough, the answer will come to you in the form of a migraine.   
THE DRAFTKINGS CANDIDATE POOL


DK Price
2017
2016
2015
2014
2013
Dustin Johnson
$12,000
DNP
DNP
DNP
DNP
DNP
Paul Casey
$11,300
DNP
MC
DNP
T18
DNP
Matt Kuchar
$10,800
T11
T9
5th
1st
T35
Marc Leishman
$10,300
T44
T30
DNP
MC
T9
Brian Harman
$9,800
T9
MC
T44
T7
T59
Webb Simpson
$9,400
T11
T66
T51
DNP
2nd
Ian Poulter
$9,300
T11
T54
T18
DNP
DNP
Patrick Cantlay
$9,100
T3
DNP
DNP
DNP
DNP
Cameron Smith
$9,000
T29
DNP
T15
DNP
DNP
Kevin Kisner
$8,700
T11
T69
2nd
T38
DNP
B. DeChambeau
$8,300
MC
T4
DNP
DNP
DNP
Adam Hadwin
$8,100
T22
T30
MC
DNP
DNP
Jim Furyk
$8,000
MC
DNP
1st
T7
T42
Kevin Chappell
$7,900
DNP
T9
DNP
MC
MC
Zach Johnson
$7,900
DNP
T33
MC
T61
T48
Russell Knox
$7,800
T11
T2
T18
T9
DNP
C. Hoffman
$7,700
MC
T14
T64
T38
T6
Luke Donald
$7,700
2nd
T2
T15
2nd
T3
X. Schauffele
$7,700
DNP
DNP
DNP
DNP
DNP
William McGirt
$7,600
T3
T9
T31
T9
T88
B. Snedeker
$7,400
T11
MC
T26
T74
T59
G. McDowell
$7,400
T29
MC
T26
T23
1st
Jason Kokrak
$7,400
MC
T6
T18
T12
T71
Ollie Schneids
$7,400
T3
DNP
DNP
DNP
DNP
C. Schwartzel
$7,300
DNP
DNP
T55
T12
DNP
Patton Kizzire
$7,300
T32
T14
DNP
DNP
DNP
Wesley Bryan
$7,200
1st
DNP
DNP
DNP
DNP
Ryan Palmer
$7,100
T11
T71
DNP
DNP
T64
Aaron Baddeley
$6,800
MC
T9
T66
MC
T42
Lucas Glover
$6,800
T32
T33
T18
MC
MC

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