X
Lost password?

Don't have an account?
Join the Best Live Fantasy Chat Community!

X

Receive free daily analysis

NFL
NBA
NHL
NASCAR
CFB
MLB
MMA
PGA
ESPORTS
BETTING

Already have an account? Log In

X

Forgot Password


LINEUP RESOURCES

Articles & Tools
Import Your Leagues
Weekly Rankings
Compare Any Players
Starts and Sit
Daily Fantasy
Who To Pickup
Fantasy Updates
24x7 News and Alerts

Daily Fantasy Golf DraftKings Picks (PGA DFS): Arnold Palmer Invitational

Welcome back RotoBallers! Unknown Keith Mitchell won the Honda Classic (-9) edging out Brooks Koepka and Rickie Fowler. It was the 27-year-old's first PGA Tour victory.

In this article, I will be providing you with my  DraftKings PGA DFS lineup picks for the Arnold Palmer Invitational. My goal as always is to help put together your optimal daily fantasy golf lineups. You can also track my selections against every other fantasy golf expert on dailyoverlay.com

If anyone has lineup questions before the start of the tournament Thursday morning, feel free to contact me via Twitter @SethFinkTV.

Featured Promo: Golf is back! Come join the fun and win big with RotoBaller. Get our full-season PGA and DFS Premium Pass for 50% off! Our exclusive DFS Lineup Optimizer, Research Station, DFS Projections and weekly DFS/betting articles! Sign Up Now!

Editor's Note: Our friends at Fantasy National have built some incredible DFS Golf lineup tools including a Lineup Optimizer, Stat Engine, Ownership Projections and Course Breakdowns. They are by far the best daily fantasy Golf tools in the industry. Seriously. You can read all about them here and see screenshots. 

Sign Up Now!

 

Arnold Palmer Invitational - PGA DFS Overview

The Florida swing continues heading north to Orlando, Fla. Bay Hill Golf Course is a par-72, 7,419-yard course. The greens are Bermuda, fast, and are slightly larger than average.

There are four par-3's, 12 par-4's, and four par-5's. The par-5's are the four easiest holes on the course.

Let's take a look at the stats.

Stat Bay Hill Tour Average
Driving Distance 278 283
Driving Accuracy 66% 61%
GIR Percentage 63% 66%
Scrambling Percentage 58% 57%
Average three-putts per round 0.61 0.55

The average cut line the last seven years has been +2.43.

Player Strokes Gained Total (last five years)
Henrik Stenson 47.03
Rory McIlroy 41.37
Francesco Molinari 37.97
Jason Day 30.37
Marc Leishaman 30.24

The defending champion is Rory McIlroy. Previous winner are, Marc Leishman, Jason Day, Matt Every, Tiger Woods back-to-back, and Ernie Els.

In Vegas, as of Tuesday on sportsbook.ag, Rory McIlroy is the 7-1 favorite. Justin Rose is 10-1, Brooks Koepka and Rickie Fowler are 11-1. Jason Day is 14-1 and Bryson DeChambeau is 16-1.

My custom stat model will be focusing on stats from the start of the new year; Strokes Gained: Ball Striking (30%), SG: Par-5 (25%), and SG: Tee-2-Green (15%), SG:P 10-15 feet (10%), SG:P 15-20 feet (10%), SG:P 20-25 feet (10%),

 

Fantasy Golf Lineup Picks for DraftKings (PGA DFS)

High-Priced DFS Players 

There are five four players this week priced above $10,000;

Rory McIlroy ($11,400) - McIlroy is quietly putting together a very strong start to 2019. He's not playing every week, but when he is, he's playing fantastic golf. He was T-4 at the Genesis Open and a solo runner-up at the WGC-Mexico. While this is McIlroy's first event in Florida this year, since 2014, he's the third-best in terms of strokes gained in the Sunshine State.

Tiger Woods ($11,100) - Withdrew

Justin Rose ($10,700) - Rosey has not played in a month, but after reading this article about him, I'm all-in. Golf Digest points to players who can make putts outside of 10 feet, to perform well here (hence, why I used all those putting stats in my custom stat model). With those stats, he's number one in my rankings. He played the Arnold Palmer Invt'l the last three years; T-9, T-13, third.

Rickie Fowler ($10,400) - Off a T-2 last week. Has back-to-back top-15's at this event. Watching him putt can make you lose your mind sometimes, but he's actually been a good putter this year. He's not however a good performer in ball striking, par-5 scoring, or tee-2-green.

Brooks Koepka ($10,200) - Last week I said he only performs well in majors, and then he goes out and finishes runner-up. But this week, he won't play well. His putting outside of 10-feet is bad. Koepka also hasn't played well here; cut in 2017, withdrew in 2015, T-26 in 2014.

 

Middle-Priced DFS Players

Patrick Reed ($8,900) - His driving numbers aren't good, but he can putt. Had a T-7 here last year and T-52 in 2014. Took last week off after a T-14 in Mexico.

Charles Howell III ($8,600) - Good stats in each category I care about this week. He's made last five cuts at this tournament. Howell's last two tournaments have seen him finish sixth at the Genesis and T-14 in Mexico.

Ian Poulter ($8,000) - You never know what you'll get out of the fiery Brit, but I know he'll be making the cut after eight consecutive made cuts here. He last played in Mexico where he finished T-3 and his stats are good all-around.

Michael Thompson ($7,600) - Thompson has had a great season to date; T-10 at Pebble Beach, T-7 at the Genesis, and T-16 last week at the Honda. Just like the rest of the players, he's a good putter and his ball striking stats are good. This will be his debut here.

Kevin Kisner ($7,200) - To continue the theme, he's another good putter. The last four years, he's made the cuts in the odd year and even recorded a T-2 in 2017. He's picked his spots this season, but in the last three tournaments, has not finished outside the top-30.

J.T. Poston ($7,100) - Another good putter and while he hasn't played this tournament yet, he's on a good run. He's 5/5 in cuts made this year and most recently, was T-36 last week at the Honda Classic.

 

Low-Priced DFS Players

Brian Gay ($7,000) - Made 5/6 cuts this year including a T-20 last week and a T-7 at Pebble. This year, he ranks third in SG:P 10-15 feet, and fifth in 15-20 feet. Also finished T-22 last year.

Aaron Baddeley ($6,600) - I can't believe I'm going with him, but he's a really good putter. His last time out was the Puerto Rico Open where he finished T-2.

Vaughn Taylor ($6,500) - He's made his last two cuts including a T-9 at the Genesis. He missed cut here in 2016 and finished T-23 in 2017.

 

Custom Rankings

Premium DFS Golf Tools and Lineup Optimizer

Our friends at Fantasy National have created some game-changing DFS Golf tools, and you can read all about them here. They are hands-down the best daily fantasy Golf tools in the industry.

Sign Up Now!

 

Fantasy National Golf Club

Fantasy National Golf Club


LINEUP RESOURCES

Articles & Tools
Import Your Leagues
Weekly Rankings
Compare Any Players
Starts and Sit
Daily Fantasy
Who To Pickup
Fantasy Updates
24x7 News and Alerts

ROTOBALLER PLAYER NEWS

DeeJay Dallas11 mins ago

Limps To The Locker Room
Alex Iafallo11 mins ago

Nearing Return
Kenneth Walker III19 mins ago

Questionable To Return On Sunday
Martin Fehervary22 mins ago

Won't Be Ready To Play Monday
Jaylen Waddle27 mins ago

Questionable To Return On Sunday
Alex Pietrangelo32 mins ago

Still Out Monday
Hayden Hurst34 mins ago

Done For Rest Of Week 13
Jack Eichel43 mins ago

A Doubt For Monday
Jimmy Garoppolo44 mins ago

Won't Return On Sunday
Jimmy Garoppolo50 mins ago

Questionable To Return In Week 13
Jordan Kyrou51 mins ago

Battling An Illness
Treylon Burks3 hours ago

Ruled Out Sunday
Trae Young3 hours ago

Practices On Sunday
James Harden3 hours ago

On Pace To Play Monday
Brandon Bolden3 hours ago

Josh Jacobs, Brandon Bolden Officially Active In Week 13
Alex Caruso3 hours ago

Questionable For Sunday
Mikal Bridges3 hours ago

Available On Sunday
Joe Mixon3 hours ago

Not Cleared In Time For Week 13
NFL3 hours ago

Ja’Marr Chase Officially Active Sunday
Doug McDermott3 hours ago

Josh Richardson Out On Sunday
Courtland Sutton3 hours ago

Questionable To Return In Week 13
Lamar Jackson3 hours ago

Officially Ruled Out Sunday
Deebo Samuel3 hours ago

Trent Williams Officially Active Sunday
Aaron Jones4 hours ago

Returns Versus Bears
Aaron Jones4 hours ago

Questionable To Return In Week 13
Treylon Burks4 hours ago

Evaluated After Scary Hit
Lamar Jackson4 hours ago

Questionable To Return Sunday
Josh Jacobs6 hours ago

Will Play In Week 13
Zay Jones6 hours ago

Travis Etienne Jr., Zay Jones Active In Week 13
Darius Slayton6 hours ago

Active For Week 13
Michael Carter6 hours ago

Officially Out Against Vikings
Bryan Reynolds7 hours ago

Pirates Offered Bryan Reynolds Franchise-Record Deal
Dansby Swanson7 hours ago

Cubs, Phillies Showing Interest In Dansby Swanson
Mitchell Marner9 hours ago

Sets New Record With 19-Game Point Streak
Kasperi Kapanen9 hours ago

Hits His Second Career Hat Trick
Connor McDavid9 hours ago

Tallies Two Goals, Two Assists Saturday
Radko Gudas9 hours ago

Lasts For Just Two Minutes Saturday
Darcy Kuemper9 hours ago

Forced Off Early
Petr Mrazek9 hours ago

Suffers Another Groin Injury
Artturi Lehkonen9 hours ago

Sustains An Upper-Body Injury
Anfernee Simons10 hours ago

Explodes For Career-High 45 Points
Andrew Wiggins10 hours ago

Scores Season-High 36 Points
Shai Gilgeous-Alexander10 hours ago

Returns With A 33-Point Effort
Pascal Siakam10 hours ago

Gets A Double-Double With Assists
Terry Rozier10 hours ago

Delivers 26 Points Saturday
Bobby Portis10 hours ago

Leads Bucks To Victory Saturday
Tim Hardaway10 hours ago

Jr. Hits Knicks With Eight Treys
Juancho Hernangomez10 hours ago

Exits With An Ankle Sprain
Jeremy Sochan17 hours ago

Out Versus The Suns On Sunday
Jakob Poeltl17 hours ago

Remains Out Versus Phoenix
Torrey Craig17 hours ago

Sidelined For Meeting With The Spurs
Mikal Bridges18 hours ago

Probable Against San Antonio
Chris Paul19 hours ago

Won't Be Back On Sunday
Herbert Jones19 hours ago

Sitting Again Versus The Nuggets
Brandon Ingram19 hours ago

Out Against Denver
Jeff Green19 hours ago

Questionable Against The Pelicans
Anthony Cirelli1 day ago

Will Play Saturday
Brayden Schenn1 day ago

Good To Go Saturday
Josh Manson1 day ago

Considered Week-To-Week
Anton Lundell1 day ago

Unavailable Saturday
Thatcher Demko1 day ago

Out For Six Weeks
Lawson Crouse1 day ago

Returns For Coyotes
Brock Boeser1 day ago

Out As A Healthy Scratch
Bryan Reynolds1 day ago

Requesting A Trade
Kyle Gibson1 day ago

Orioles Agree With Kyle Gibson
Eddy Alvarez1 day ago

Brewers Sign Eddy Alvarez
Brandon Nimmo1 day ago

Yankees Have Met With Brandon Nimmo
Justin Verlander1 day ago

Mets, Yankees Interested In Justin Verlander, Carlos Rodon
Jameson Taillon1 day ago

Mets, Rangers In On Jameson Taillon
Noah Syndergaard1 day ago

Orioles Meet With Noah Syndergaard
Justin Verlander1 day ago

Mets Now Looking At Justin Verlander
Trea Turner1 day ago

Padres Have Met With Trea Turner Twice
Kevin Holland1 day ago

Hoping To Rebound With Main-Event Victory
Stephen Thompson1 day ago

Set To Headline Main Event
Bryan Barberena1 day ago

Will Highlight Co-Main-Event Matchup
Rafael Dos Anjos1 day ago

Rafael dos Anjos In Saturday's Co-Main Event
Johnny Gaudreau1 day ago

Has Another Multi-Point Performance
Patrik Laine1 day ago

Returns With A Two-Goal Effort
Matt Schnell2 days ago

Matthew Christopher Schnell Hoping To Be A Tough Out
Matheus Nicolau2 days ago

Can Continue To Make Strides In The Division
Jacob deGrom2 days ago

Signs Five-Year Deal With Rangers
Jason Castro2 days ago

Announces His Retirement
Lewin Díaz2 days ago

Lewin Diaz Claimed By Orioles
Andrew Cave2 days ago

Phillies Claim Jake Cave Off Waivers From Orioles
Sergei Pavlovich2 days ago

Can Secure Fifth Straight Win Saturday
Justin Verlander2 days ago

Yankees In On Justin Verlander, Carlos Rodon
Chris Martin2 days ago

Agrees With Red Sox
Jesse Winker2 days ago

Abraham Toro Heading To Brewers
Kolten Wong2 days ago

Mariners Acquire Kolten Wong From The Brewers
Tai Tuivasa2 days ago

Facing Off Against Dangerous Heavyweight
Jack Hermansson2 days ago

Looking For Victory Over Rising Star
Roman Dolidze2 days ago

Set For Huge Test Saturday
Kyle Daukaus2 days ago

Looking For Big Finish Saturday
Zack Britton2 days ago

Should Be Full-Go For Spring Training
Salvador Perez2 days ago

White Sox Looking To Trade For Salvador Perez?
Eryk Anders2 days ago

Hoping To Prevent Losing Skid On Saturday

RANKINGS

QB
RB
WR
TE
K
DEF
RANKINGS
C
1B
2B
3B
SS
OF
SP
RP