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Daily Fantasy Golf DraftKings Picks (PGA DFS): Travelers Championship


Welcome back RotoBallers! Gary Woodland won the U.S. Open (-13) by three strokes over Brooks Koepka.

In this article, I will be providing you with my  DraftKings PGA DFS lineup picks for the Travelers Championship. 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.

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Travelers Championship - PGA DFS Overview

The PGA Tour heads to Cromwell, Conn for the Travelers Championship. TPC River Highlands is a par 70, 6,841-yard course. There are four par-3's, 12 par-4's, and two par-5's.

The greens are Poa, firm, and fast. The rough length is long.

 

Let's take a look at the stats:

Stat TPC River Highlands Tour Average
Driving Distance 281 283
Driving Accuracy 66% 61%
GIR Percentage 68% 66%
Scrambling Percentage 57% 57%
Average three-putts per round 0.49 0.56

 

Player Strokes Gained Total
Paul Casey 39.57
Bubba Watson 35.59
Brendan Steele 28.03
Charley Hoffman 27.96
Brian Harman 27.70

The two-time defending champion is Bubba Watson. He also won in 2015 and 2010.

In Vegas, as of Tuesday on sportsbook.ag, Brooks Koepka is the 7.5-1 favorite. Patrick Cantlay is 10-1, Jordan Spieth 16-1, Justin Thomas and Paul Casey 18-1.

My custom stat model will be focusing on the following:

 

Fantasy Golf Lineup Picks for DraftKings (PGA DFS)

High-Priced DFS Players 

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

Brooks Koepka ($11,800) - I would avoid him here. His price is huge and this is not a major. Even though he's my number-one ranked player, I don't think he's going to bring his full attention. At the Canadian Open, he finished T-50. Was T-19 here last year.

Patrick Cantlay ($11,300) - Off a very disappointing U.S. Open where many picked him to win. He ended up finishing T-21. Number-two ranked player. He usually plays well at events like these. Will look to do better than a T-15 last year.

Jordan Spieth ($10,700) - I thought he was over his putting woes, but that was not the case at Pebble. Until he gets his mind right, I'd avoid him. He did win here in 2017, finished T-42 last year.

Francesco Molinari ($10,300) - I don't have a real feel for him at a tournament like this. He placed T-25 in 2015, T-47 in '16.

Jason Day ($10,000) - Off a disappointing T-21 at the U.S. Open. He should be competing at a much-higher level but for whatever reason, he's not. Was cut here in 2017, T-12 last year.

 

Middle-to-low-priced DFS Players

Paul Casey ($9,500) - Casey is a player who players well at the lesser tournaments, but in the majors, he can't put four rounds together. For example, at the U.S. Open last week he finished T-21. The PGA saw him place T-29. Solid performances, just not good enough for a player of Casey's caliber. This is the perfect tournament for Casey. He has the most strokes gained here the last five years. His last four finishes here; second, T-17, T-5, and T-2 last year.

Bubba Watson ($8,900) - Forget that Watson's last three tournaments have been bad (cut at PGA, T-63 Canadian Open, and cut last week at U.S. Open. But when he likes a course, he plays well. This is a course he loves. Three-time champion and second in strokes gained the last five years.

Daniel Berger ($8,000) - Another horse for the course type. T-5 in 2016, second in '17, but a T-67 last year. Made his last seven cuts.

Viktor Hovland ($7,900) - Love this youngster. Was the low amateur at the U.S. Open finishing a remarkable T-12. This is his first tournament turning pro. Gotta have a piece of him this week.

Brian Harman ($7,400) - Made his last three cuts. Finished third here in 2015 and T-6 last year. I love his tenacity and fearlessness.

Brendan Steele ($6,700) - Last time he competed was the Memorial where he finished T-41. He's third in strokes gained here the lat five years.

 

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