DraftKings Daily Fantasy Golf Helper: Zurich Classic
Daily fantasy golf requires a new approach for each and every event.
The course and field change week after week, making no two contests alike. That means you need to refine your approach for each PGA Tour event to try to find golfers who are primed to excel for your daily fantasy golf lineups.
Each week, we have a course primer, and our daily fantasy golf projections and lineup builder can help you get started, but these golfers stand out specifically on DraftKings for the Zurich Classic at TPC Louisiana.
|Key Stats for the Zurich Classic at TPC Louisiana|
|Strokes Gained: Off the Tee|
|Strokes Gained: Approach|
|Birdies or Better Gained|
|Strokes Gained: Putting on Bermudagrass|
Let's get to the picks. For details on why these stats stand out this week, check out the course primer.
Given the unusual nature of the team event, stats this week are from Fantasy National Golf Club and are golfers' rankings for the entire Tour over the last 50 rounds.
Xander Schauffele and Patrick Cantlay (DraftKings Salary: $11,700 | FanDuel Sportsbook Win Odds: +700) - As the only team with two golfers inside the top 10 in the Official World Golf Ranking, no other team can compete with the firepower of this duo. Both golfers are inside the top 21 in strokes gained: off the tee, and Schauffele is third in birdies or better gained. This pair played together at the Presidents Cup, going 2-2 at Royal Melbourne. They will likely be a Ryder Cup team as well later this year, and that type of chemistry and shared experience is a huge advantage in addition to being two of the most talented players in the field.
Bubba Watson and Scottie Scheffler ($10,900 | +1400) - With a couple of really high-quality teams between this pair and the Schauffele/Cantlay team, Watson and Scheffler could go under-rostered on DraftKings. Watson is a former winner here back when it was a solo event, and Watson is known for his ability to run it back and win multiple times at the same course. Scheffler is a birdie machine, and both of these guys can bomb it out there with the driver and rank inside the top 15 in strokes gained: off the tee.
Cameron Champ and Tony Finau ($10,700 | +1400) - Another big hitting combo, Champ is an ideal best ball and fourball player because he brings an elite skill on his turn to hit the tee shot. Only Bryson DeChambeau hits it further, and Champ is fourth in strokes gained: off the tee. Finau is no slouch at 31st, and is also 13th in strokes gained: approach and 4th in birdies or better gained.
Keegan Bradley and Brendan Steele (+9,300 | +2900) - Good friends team up with complementary skill sets, and in the alternate shot rounds, getting Bradley's elite iron play will be extremely valuable. Neither is particularly trustworthy with the putter, but the tight relationship and some really good recent form from both make this an intriguing pair. Bradley has finished inside the top 30 in five of his last six events, and Steele has made nine straight cuts with two top-fives in that span.
Dylan Frittelli and Kevin Streelman ($8,900 | +3400) - Streelman is the key name here, as he has played well at two other Pete Dye designs in regular rotation, with multiple top 10s at both the RBC Heritage and the Travelers Championship. He ranks 31st in strokes gained: approach, and he's made the cut in six of his past seven events. Frittelli is a streaky player whose Harbour Town record stands out here, with made cuts in all three trips and a top 10 in 2020 when the scoring conditions were as friendly as we expect TPC Louisiana to be this week.
Lucas Glover and Chez Reavie ($8,800 | +4500) - This team makes for a nice pivot off the Scott Brown and Kevin Kisner ($8,700 | +5000) team that was the runner up in the 2017 edition and T5 in 2019. They should draw some popularity this week based on those finishes. Glover in particular has really come on of late with six straight made cuts and recent finishes of T4 at the Valero Texas Open and T33 at the RBC Heritage. This pair finished T18 in 2019 and T22 in 2018.
Roberto Castro and Cameron Tringale ($8,000 | +5500) - Tringale has been hot of late with just a single missed cut in his last 11 events, a stretch that includes 6 top 20s. He was 33/1 at the Valero Texas Open and finished 9th, so this price and odds for his team scream out value. He is 23rd in birdies or better gained and 39th in strokes gained: approach. Castro was T18 last time out at the Corales Puntacana Resort & Club Championship, and with a thin schedule the past year, he is a wildcard, but these two teamed up for a T5 at the 2019 Zurich.
Matthew NeSmith and Chase Seiffert ($7,500 | +10000) - NeSmith sits at 5th in strokes gained: approach and Seiffert at 52nd, a great combo in this range. Both are also above average if not elite off the tee, and each has a top 10 to their name this season. While they are making their Zurich debut this week we still like the profiles enough to back them here on the strength of NeSmith's ballstriking and the upside finishes so far in 2021.
Richy Werenski and Peter Uihlein ($7,100 | +9000) - Uihlein ranks 10th in putting on bermuda, and with some really thin options at the lower salaries this week, we'll grab that elite skill along with Werenski's upside. He's not bad on bermuda himself, as he ranks 66th, and coming off three straight missed cuts with a negative figure on bermuda greens, he should be due to regress and have a decent week on the greens. Before that stretch of MCs, he had finished fourth at the Arnold Palmer Invitational to finish off a five-event stretch of made cuts that saw two other top 25s.
Tom Hoge and Beau Hossler ($7,000 | +10000) - Hossler has been close to a no-show on Tour for the past couple of years, but he is still a good putter and ranks 36th in putting on bermuda. Hoge is 19th in strokes gained: approach and has top 25s in three of his last four events, including his last time out at the Pete Dye design at Harbour Town.
Tyler Duncan and Adam Schenk ($6,900 | +12000) - Two ballstrikers who teamed up for a T7 finish here in 2018, this team is intriguing even with the open question of who exactly is going to make any putts. Duncan is 35th in strokes gained: approach and a winner on Tour, and Schenk played well last time out with a T25 at the RBC Heritage on the back of 6.6 strokes gained on approaches.
Kyle Stanley and Kyoung-Hoon Lee ($6,900 | +10000) - Lee peaked with a runner-up finish on overseeded bermuda greens in Phoenix early this year, and Stanley won the Waste Management Phoenix Open back in 2012. He was also third here back in 2013 as a solo player.
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