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DraftKings Fantasy Golf Checklist: Know Your History

Kevin Streelman waves to the gallery after making a birdie putt on the 17th hole during the final round of the Tampa Bay Championship golf tournament, Sunday, March 17, 2013, in Palm Harbor, Fla. Streelman won the tournament. (AP Photo/Chris O'Meara)

This week, the FedExCup Playoffs roll into Massachusetts for the Deutsche Bank Championship, where the field has been cut to 100 combatants, vying for the chance to take home the $10 million top prize at the Tour Championship in a few weeks.

So what to do with the smaller field this week? If you want to be successful, you’ve got to take a history lesson.

When it comes to making picks, there are two very distinct schools of thought when it comes to what to base your decisions on: “horses for courses” or “what have you done for me lately?”

Of course, sometimes momentum can be more important — for instance, I think you’ve got to have Jason Day on your roster this week even if he were playing on the course from that Kim Jong-Il video game. There’s just no way to pick against him this week, or the rest of the year for that matter.

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That being said, Day will run you $11,800 — some serious coin if you’re looking to build a well-rounded DraftKings squad. If you’re going to pay top-dollar for those fantasy points, you’d better find some production on the back end of the field.

That’s why this week, I want to examine the “horses for courses” theory and look at a couple guys who come into this week’s Deutsche Bank Championship looking to build on their resume at TPC Boston.

Chesson Hadley – I know I said that Hadley ought to be avoided like the plague from a fantasy standpoint until he does anything to prove otherwise — but this week, is an exception. He’s worth a look because he’s only worth $6,100 and because he scored a top-10 finish at TPC Boston in his first and only Deutsche Bank Championship start.

Morgan Hoffmann chips onto the second green during the second round of the Bay Hill Invitational golf tournament , Friday, March 20, 2015, in Orlando, Fla. (AP Photo/Reinhold Matay)
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He probably won’t repeat that performance, but even a top-35 — which certainly isn’t out of the question — would be a great value this week for that price.

Morgan Hoffmann – Again, it’s a small sample size — everyone worth less than $7K on DraftKings this week has a relatively small sample size when it comes to starts here.

Hoffman, however, got hot at the right time this time last year and collected a T-35 finish at the Deutsche Bank and has a pretty good idea of how to get around the joint. He might be worth a look for some cheap back end production.

Kevin Streelman – A guy who has a solid track record at the Deutsche Bank Championship who could provide some great back end pop is Kevin Streelman.

Streels has never notched a top-10 in this event, but he’s also only finished above par once (missed cut in 2011). Last year, he finished T-26 here and, if you look at his day-to-day scoring, he’s gone low before on this track. Usually, a stray 73 or something of the sort ends up costing him a better finish.

If Streelman can avoid that one bad round, he could pay huge dividends as a late choice.

Cameron Tringale – The problem with Tringale is that he has a small sample size to go off of, but is one of just a few players in the sub-$7,000 range who actually has a track record at TPC Boston.

With two finishes in the 60’s, he’s hardly in love with the course — but last year he made a Cinderella run in the FedExCup Playoffs and after a T-30 at The Barclays, he could be poised for a great week in Boston.

 

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