Wednesday, October 31, 2018

Fantasy Golf: The Shriners Hospital Open Preview

Last week may have set a new FGR standard for snatching defeat from the jaws of victory as I was all over the following picks: Justin Rose (3rd), Kiradech Aphibarnrat (4th), Thorbjorn Olesen (T7), Tommy Fleetwood (T7) and Emiliano Grillo (T14). Unfortunately, I also recommended Francesco Molinari (T43), Eddie Pepperell (W/D) and Chris Wood (W/D). I'll leave it to your imagination as to which three guys drew most of my wagering interest but here's a hint.


This week we head to Vegas which is fitting because if you throw your money at this tournament, there's a good chance it's not coming back. Three of the last four winners were Ben Martin, Rod Pampling and Smylie Kaufman with recent runner-ups that include such golfing luminaries as Brett Stegmaier, Cameron Tringale and Whee Kim. Not an easy one to forecast. As you can see from the handy chart below, only Webb Simpson and Chesson Hadley have had multiple top tens over the last five years. So I like those guys along with Bryson DeChambeau who has to have a chip on his shoulder after his brutal Ryder Cup experience.  

Speaking of the handy chart, we're spicing it up a bit by mixing in the top ten values with the other ten guys who didn't quite make the cut. The FGR recommendations are the ones in blue because 92% of all golf apparel I own is blue. Look for that color to change periodically depending on the success or failure of the picks (so by periodically do you mean weekly?). Ouch. 

One and Done Pick: Webb Simpson


Other Guy I'd Pick: Gary Woodland


Sleeper Pick: Dylan Meyer


DraftKings Top Ten Values Highlighted in Blue for Your Viewing Pleasure



DK Price
2017
2016
2015
2014
2013
Rickie Fowler
$11,400
DNP
DNP
T25
DNP
DNP
Tony Finau
$11,300
T16
T41
T16
T7
DNP
Jordan Spieth
$11,000
DNP
DNP
DNP
DNP
DNP
B. DeChambeau
$10,800
T7
T36
DNP
DNP
DNP
Webb Simpson
$10,300
T20
T31
T56
T4
1st
Patrick Cantlay
$9,900
1st
DNP
DNP
DNP
DNP
Gary Woodland
$9,700
T18
DNP
DNP
DNP
DNP
Aaron Wise
$9,400
T32
T10
DNP
DNP
DNP
Chesson Hadley
$9,300
T4
DNP
T62
MC
T5
Kevin Na
$8,800
DNP
MC
T2
W/D
MC
Ryan Moore
$8,700
T51
T15
T43
MC
T9
Abraham Ancer
$8,200
MC
DNP
MC
DNP
DNP
Scott Piercy
$8,100
T32
T24
T25
T7
MC
Kevin Streelman
$7,500
67th
T61
T16
DNP
DNP
Dylan Meyer
$7,300
DNP
DNP
DNP
DNP
DNP
Brendan Steele
$7,100
DNP
T31
MC
T33
T57
Whee Kim
$7,100
T2
DNP
T76
T49
DNP
Shawn Stefani
$7,000
T68
T10
T62
MC
DNP
Corey Connors
$6,600
DNP
DNP
DNP
DNP
DNP

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