The Memorial DK Picks
So last week at the Dean & Deluca wasn’t too bad. My five featured picks all made the cut and Spieth was just one stroke off the lead. The two players that missed the cut for me on my cash game rosters were Jason Dufner and Pat Perez. I barely slid into the money by having four of my six players making the cut. As I mentioned last week, you need at least four to have a chance to place in cash games, although five or six put you in a great spot.
This week they are going to Dublin, OH to play in The Memorial. From an early look, I have noticed very soft pricing on DraftKings as there are great players priced under $7,000, which you usually don’t see. This makes it difficult to decide what type of approach you want to take when it comes to building your team. It is very easy to take four players in the $6,300-$6,600 range and pair them with two studs at the top, or just build a solid team all the way around. This will also make it very interesting in terms of GPP’s/tournaments. Here are the players I’m looking to target this week on DraftKings.
Dustin Johnson $12,000
I could argue taking Jon Rahm here, but I decided to go with Dustin Johnson. It is not usually this easy to fit the #1 player in the world into your lineup this easily. With so much value lower on the board, I would highly suggest getting DJ, Rahm, or even Spieth into your lineup..whoever you prefer. This is a bombers course and Dustin fits the mold perfectly. He has a solid course history here making four of the last five cuts with three being top 25’s. Should be highly owned but it’s hard not to take either him or Rahm in cash games.
Rickie Fowler $8,900
Due to poor course history, we find Fowler priced about $1,000 lower than he normally would be. He has missed the last three cuts here but he is really playing well as of late making his last seven cuts on tour. His stats also line up very well. He ranks 7th in SG: Approach, 2nd in Sand Save%, 5th in Birdie or Better%, and 5th in Par 5 scoring. He is playing arguably the best he ever has, and this is a great price for him.
Byeong Hun-An $6,900
I really didn’t want to suggest him here because he is going to be such a popular on DK but his price is just too low to ignore. His odds to win are around 55-1 and he is priced in the same range as guys who are 400-1. He is a cut making machine as he has made every cut on tour this year and is coming off of back to back top 10’s. He made his first appearance at The Memorial last year and finished T11 so he has proved that he can score here. I don't know how they came up with their pricing, but he is really hard to pass up.
Rafa Cabrera-Bello $6,700
Here is another very confusing pricetag as the 28th ranked player in the world comes in under $7,000. Cabrera-Bello hit a little slump with three missed cuts in a row but has bounced back nicely with a T24 at Wells Fargo, and a T4 at The Players. In the last two seasons, he has only been cut four times in 20 starts on tour. This is more about his price than it is his fit for the course. Even though he does not line up too bad here, it allows you to get a player who is capable of a top 10 and also allows you to pay up for the studs at the top.
Bubba Watson $6,600
I understand this is probably the worst he has played, but this price is ridiculous. He has a solid course history here at The Memorial as he has made the cut in each of his last three appearances here including a solo 3rd here in 2014. Even though he has not been playing very well this season, he is still 11th in Driving Distance, and 5th in SG: Off the Tee. We have all seen Bubba win on tour and I would not be surprised to see him bounce back this week at The Memorial. He will probably be under-owned in all formats and I have no problem playing him in cash games or tournaments at this price.
Other Cash Game Plays: Jon Rahm $11,100, Patrick Cantlay $7,800, Justin Thomas $7,600, Gary Woodland $7,200, Kevin Tway $6,500, Jamie Lovemark $6,300, Nick Taylor $6,300.
GPP Plays: Jason Day $10,300, Patrick Reed $9,200, Jason Dufner $8,700, Tommy Fleetwood $7,700, Charl Schwartzel $6,800, Shane Lowry $6,600, Russell Knox $6,300.