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DraftKings Fantasy Golf Picks: BMW Championship

Believe it or not, we’re already halfway through the FedExCup Playoffs. And when the PGA Tour’s best tee it up Thursday afternoon at the BMW Championship, the race to East Lake will officially be on.

With just 70 players in the field — and only 30 making the cut for next week’s Tour Championship presented by Coca-Cola — it’s certainly a tough week to make fantasy picks.

That being said, there are a few guys who are obvious choices for success this week in Chicago. My squad is a nice mixture of guys who are hot, guys who’ve been staples on my squad week in and week out and a few players who I’m desperately hoping will find an extra gear this week

Here’s a look at my DraftKings lineup for this week’s BMW Championship:

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Henrik Stenson – $11,400 – This first pick ought to be a no-brainer, but I’m sure there are still a few players who will overlook Henrik Stenson this week at the BMW Championship. I think that’s a huge mistake.

I mean, we’ve  seen this movie before, right? Guy struggles all year, backs his way into the FedExCup Playoffs, then reels off top-3 after top-3 all the way to Atlanta and ends up hoisting the trophy? After back-to-back runner-up showings, Henrik Stenson isn’t going to have a bad week this week in Chicago.

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Sergio Garcia – $8,600 – Now — by picking Stenson, I’ve severely limited the value of the guys I can take after him. That kind of stinks, but then again, so has my DraftKings performances the last two weeks. That means it’s time to throw some stuff to the wall and see if it sticks.

My “kitchen sink” pick this week is Sergio Garcia. It’s not a bad one, considering he’s made all 13 cuts this year on the PGA Tour and has never finished worse than T-25 at this tournament in seven career starts. After skipping the first two events of the FedExCup Playoffs, I expect Sergio to be fresh this week.

Louis Oosthuizen – $8,400 – Like Sergio, Louis Oosthuizen hasn’t been on my radar too often this year as his 2015 has been nothing if not inconsistent. Last week, however, he showed me something with his T-12 at the Deutsche Bank Championship and it could be time for that momentum to translate into something bigger.

The only bugaboo I have with taking Oosthuizen is that he’s been missing out a bit lately with a sore back. Back injuries are risky business, but if Oosthuizen says he’s ready then I’m going to have to believe him.

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Matt Jones – $7,900 – Matt Jones hasn’t won in 2015, but he has enjoyed a career year to this point. After a strong showing at Whistling Straits in August, Jones has kept the momentum going and is poised to make his first trip to the Tour Championship.

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Jones finished T-4 last week at the Deutsche Bank Championship and is looking for a bit of revenge this week in Chicago. Here in 2013, he finished T-8 — but failed to make it into the top-3o that year. Entering the week, Jones is 33rd in FedExCup points.

Shawn Stefani – $6,900 – These last two picks, I admit, are a bit of the old, “dribble, shoot and hope for the best” strategy. With no cut, they’ll have some time either make good on a bad start or implode — either way, they’ll be worth more than usual this week.

Shawn Stefani hasn’t played great by any standards the last couple weeks, what with his best finish coming at The Barclays, and even that was just a T-39 showing. He’s going to need a great week if he wants to move on.

Cameron Tringale – $6,8000 –  My last pick this week is Cameron Tringale. He’s a guy I really like and have picked in the past and, in a no-cut tournament, Tringale actually isn’t a bad pick. Let me explain.

Tringale almost always seems to put together one really low, one very good, one decent and one very bad round together each week he makes the cut. Sometimes, the great round follows the horrible one and it’s not enough to make the cut, sometimes its the two average rounds and he does see the weekend — then shoots up the leaderboard and falls back on Sunday. Either way, when he’s around for all four days, he usually makes the most of it — even if he doesn’t end up with a top-5 or anything.

On the PGA Tour, T-30 finishes pay the bills — and on DraftKings in no-cut tournaments, they provide some back end bang for your buck.

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