Daily Fantasy Golf Strategy | PGA John Deere Classic 2018 | Draftkings

Daily Fantasy Golf Strategy | PGA John Deere Classic 2018 | Draftkings

We’re coming off a pretty terrible week and want to redeem ourselves. However, our squads are pretty risky this week and we’ll be playing very low stakes. The bottom part of this field is pretty terrible and we did our best to get the names that we think had value down there and then went full on with them. Here’s a cut and paste of our preview before we continue.

The TPC Deere Run, a Par 71, 7268 yard test of golf. The winner usually finishes around the -20 mark, sometimes a little less or more. So shooting 66 every day will be needed if you want to win this thing. When looking at the course history, you notice that players hit the fairways at 56% clip on average, but they hit the greens at a whopping 72% average. They’ve got large greens at this course, so even though some players may not rank highly, as far as number of putts per round goes, it’s usually because they hit so many greens. Hitting greens and being a great putter go a long way here. 

So I mentioned above that you must hit greens and putt. When you look at players with solid history here: Zach Johnson, Steve Stricker, Jerry Kelly, Tim Clark, Scott Brown, Ryan Moore, Jordan Spieth, and Brian Harman. You’ll notice that for the most part, they’re short off the tee, so length doesn’t matter. Coinciding with the above stats, we also like players that are Above Average in Par 3 and 4 scoring, plus being a solid All Around Player doesn’t hurt.

Now for the breakdown.


Joaquin Niemann 100% – This youngster is knocking on the door for his first win in a big way. He’ll need to beat some real horses for this course, but we’ll take the slight discount to the top few names on the list.

Zac Blair 100% – Yes, we’re taking him 100%. He plays better on short courses even though his record here is spotty. His game is picking up steam but hasn’t had the top 10 he needs to keep his card. He really needs the pay day and this is the spot he can get the money he needs. 

Scott Brown 100% – He’s not having the best year, but he does have two top 10’s from the fall season. He’s found some consistency in the last three weeks and if he’s on, he can pop as he has two top 10’s at this event.

David Hearn 75% – Like Blair and Brown, he’s shown some recent consistency with two made cut sin his last two and we hope that he has a pop in him. This field is weak so he’s a decent play to us as he’s been 2nd here before.

Wes Bryan 75% – He’s playing solid golf and likes short tracks. He has two top tens in two tries. Enough said.

Andrew Putnam 50% – He disappointed last week, but we still think he’s in solid form and we’re jumping back on this horse.


Patrick Rodgers

David Lingmerth

Ryan Moore

Ryan Blaum

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