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DraftKings Fantasy Golf Recap: Deutsche Bank Championship

After finishing second two weeks ago at The Barclay’s, Henrik Stenson managed to repeat that performance at the Deutsche Bank Championship outside of Boston.

The winner? That would be Rickie Fowler — his second on the PGA Tour and third win world-wide in 2015.

With the Deutsche Bank in the rearview, the 2015 FedExCup Playoffs are half way through. With two events remaining, just 70 players remain. In just two weeks, the BMW Championship will decide who the final 30 players heading to East Lake will be.

With that in mind, here’s a look at the fantasy performances from the past week — the good, the bad and the ugly:

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The Good

Henrik Stenson – Entering The Barclay’s two weeks ago, Henrik Stenson was all but dead in terms of his fantasy value. Then, all of a sudden, it clicked — and now the Swede looks like like he’s steaming towards his second $10 million pay day in three years.

Stenson’s return to form shouldn’t come as a surprise. After all, the guy has been to the bottom of the golfing barrell and brought himself back up to the top of the mountain. Back-to-back runner-up finishes will do that for a guy.

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Source: WellsFargoChampionship

Stenson’s final line: 40 PAR, 22 BIR, 1 EAG, 8 BOG, 1 DBB, 1 2nd, 1 BIR3+ and 1 BOFR for 115 fantasy points 

Rickie Fowler – Rickie Fowler continued his excellent 2015 campaign in Boston last week with a win at the Deutsche Bank Championship.

With the victory,  Fowler guarantees he’ll be moving on to East Lake and the Tour Championship. with a shot at claiming the $10 million top prize.

Fowler’s final line: 47 PAR, 19 BIR, 1 EAG, 4 BOG, 1 DBB, 1 WINS, 1 BIR3+, 2 BOFR and 1 A4U70 for 129.5 fantasy points

Charley Hoffman – I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again — if he’s in the field when the tour comes to Boston, you’ve got to put money on Charley Hoffman. He’s won multiple times on tour, including the Deutsche Bank in record fashion in 2010, and had a great showing at Augusta in April.

Hoffman proved once again that he’s one of the top players on tour when he’s hot, finishing third last week at TPC Boston.

Hoffman’s final line: 38 PAR, 21 BIR, 1 EAG, 12 BOG, 1 3rd and 1 BIR3+ for 105 fantasy points

The Bad

Jason Day – What goes up, must come down — and that apparently was the case last week with Jason Day. The Australian star and four-time winner on the 2015 PGA Tour had his worst week in months.

At the Deutsche Bank, Day struggled to maintain the form he’d shown in his last four starts. He didn’t exactly stumble around TPC Boston, but his putter was no where near as hot as it has been. In the end, he finished the week at 6-under — good enough for a top-15 finish.

Day’s final line: 43 PAR, 18 BIR, 10 BOG, 1 DBB, 1 11th-15th and 1 BIR3+ for 78.5 fantasy points

Robert Streb – While I’m not entirely sure why, Robert Streb has been a popular pick on DraftKings the last few weeks despite no real performance that would suggest he’s worth the choice. The Deutsche Bank Championship was another uninspired performance.

I can understand why people would want to take a flyer on Streb, but until he does something to prove he’s returning to the form that made him a PGA Tour winner and a contender every week, he should be avoided.

Streb’s final line: 50 PAR, 12 BIR, 9 BOG, 1 DBB and 1 31st-40th for 57.5 fantasy points

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Source: Golf Channel

The Ugly

Brooks Koepka – Jordan Spieth isn’t the only star player who has missed two consecutive cuts on the PGA Tour — Brooks Koepka is now zero for his last two starts, too. Last week, that fact cost 23.8% — almost a quarter of all DraftKings managers  — dearly.

Koepka, obviously, is entitled to a bad week or two, but it does mean I’m treading lightly in 10 days when the FedExCup Playoffs resume near Chicago.

Koepka’s final line: 17 PAR, 7 BIR, 9 BOG and 3 DBB for 22 fantasy points

Tony Finau – Even worse than Koepka last week was the play of Tony Finau. The young bomber had also been playing great golf as of late but struggled mightily at TPC Boston last week.

Again, I don’t think it’s time to abandon ship on Finau either, but maybe give him a week to find his form. Then again, you always hate to bench a guy the week he goes off and pick him back up just fr him to cool off.

Fianu’s final line: 19 PAR, 6 BIR, 8 BOG and 3 DBB for 20.5 fantasy points

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