I’d like to start off by congratulating all six people out there who had Davis Love III this week.  Really nice work, guys.  Next, I’d like to apologize to anyone who hopped aboard the Billy Ho train with me.  What a colossal failure that pick was.  Finally, a little bit of positive news… the Drive the Green GPP didn’t finish in a tie this week!  HOORAY!  jwbaucom03 went with the “blast from the past” strategy, and it paid off big time.

Davis Love III (0.5%) $5,800 – 133.5
Webb Simpson (14.4%) $9,500 – 115.5
Carl Pettersson (10.9%) $8,400 – 109.5
Brooks Koepka (41.4%) $10,300 – 108.5
Charl Schwartzel (7.1%) $8,900 – 105.5
Vijay Singh (2.0%) $6,600 – 75

Geriatric was the play this week, and it netted jwbaucom03 a cool $100,000.

One interesting thing to note about this lineup: it featured three players with North Carolina roots.  Love and Simpson were both born in NC, and Pettersson went to NC State.  When the Wyndham Championship rolls around next year, I’m going to be focusing a little more on the Tar Heels.


This was another week where the optimal play was to leave a ton of money on the table.

Brooks Koepka $10,800 – 108.5
Webb Simpson $9,500 – 115.5
Carl Pettersson $8,400 – 109.5
Scott Brown $6,300 – 121
Jason Gore $6,100 – 114
Davis Love III $5,800 – 133.5

That’s a whopping 702 points on $46,900 spent.  I know a lot of you out there have problems with letting that much salary seemingly go to waste, but golf is a different animal than the other sports.  There is an insane amount of week-to-week production variance; much more than NBA or NFL.  Just look at the past two weeks…  Jason Day wins with a $10k price tag and the largest ownership number in the field, then Davis Love III wins with a $6k price tag and an ownership of less than one percent.  With respect to other sports, there’s a closer relationship between price and production.  If you spend up, you are reasonably sure you’re getting more production.  In golf, it’s really just about being on the right guys at the right time.  I know that sounds overly simplistic, but it’s the truth.  Also, we’ve reached a point in the Millionaire Makers (and even the Drive the Greens) where ties are commonplace.  If you leave $3k on the table, you’re almost assuredly going to have a unique lineup.  Just something to think about.


It was a tough week for the experts; this was one of the lowest scoring weeks for them I’ve seen.  Let’s take a look at how the Consensus did.

Expert Consensus

Highly Touted

A+ – Brooks Koepka
A – Bill Haas
B – Brandt Snedeker
B – Will Wilcox
C – Vaughn Taylor

Recommended

A+ – Webb Simpson
A – Paul Casey
B – Harris English
C – Bryce Molder
C – Justin Thomas
F – Colt Knost
F – Ollie Schniederjans

Suggested

B – Austin Cook
C – Branden Grace
F – Russell Knox

Eh… not great.  It did a great job of identifying high-priced talent, but no player on that list below $8k returned better than “C” value (and only 40% of them made the cut).  This was the first week I used a tier system to break up the picks.  It’s a small sample, but in week one: more chatter = more points.  Just something to consider going forward.


Even though this wasn’t the Consensus’ best week, only one expert really outperformed it.  stlcardinals84 of rotogrinders.com recommended a solid group of four golfers to build your lineups around.

stlcardinals84 – rotogrinders.com (Daily Fantasy Foursome)

A – Bill Haas
B – Brandt Snedeker
B – Will Wilcox
C – Vaughn Taylor

If you used those four guys and were able to identify a couple value plays on your own, you probably did pretty well for yourself this week.

Check out the rest of the carnage below.


Chris Durell – dailyfantasysportsrankings.com

A+ – Brooks Koepka
A+ – Webb Simpson
A – Bill Haas
B – Harris English
B – Will Wilcox
C – Vaughn Taylor
F – Colt Knost
F – David Toms
F – Hideki Matsuyama
F – Russell Knox


oreojenkins – dailyoverlay.com

A+ – Brooks Koepka
A+ – Webb Simpson
A – Bill Haas
A – Jerry Kelly
A – Paul Casey
B – Austin Cook
B – Brandt Snedeker
B – Harris English
B – Will Wilcox
C – Bryce Molder
C – Justin Thomas
C – Martin Laird
F – Billy Horschel (woof.)
F – Brendon Todd
F – Hudson Swafford
F – Johnson Wagner

I really regret not being able to use this meme.

Damn you, Billy Horschel.  Damn you.


Daniel Dobish – dailyroto.com

B – Brandt Snedeker
B – Will Wilcox
C – Branden Grace
F – Colt Knost
F – Ollie Schniederjans
F – Tyrone Van Aswegen


Steve Krebs – dfsmancave.com

A+ – Brooks Koepka
A – Cameron Smith
A – Paul Casey
B – Brandt Snedeker
B – Chad Campbell
B – Harris English
B – Will Wilcox
C – Justin Thomas
C – Kyle Stanley
C – Scott Langley
C – Vaughn Taylor
F – Chez Reavie
F – Hideki Matusyama
F – Hudson Swafford


Jon Kelly – dfsreport.com

A+ – Brooks Koepka
A – Paul Casey
B – Brandt Snedeker
B – Will Wilcox
C – Bryce Molder
F – Chez Reavie
F – Hideki Matsuyama
F – Steve Wheatcroft


Josh DeMaio – DraftKings Playbook

A+ – Brooks Koepka
A – Cameron Smith
A – Charl Schwartzel
B – Brandt Snedeker
B – Martin Kaymer
B – Will Wilcox
C – Daniel Summerhays
C – Justin Thomas
C – Vaughn Taylor
F – Billy Horschel
F – David Toms
F – Hudson Swafford


Jason Sobel – espn.com

A+ – Carl Pettersson
A+ – Webb Simpson
B – Austin Cook
B – Brandt Snedeker
F – Boo Weekley
F – Mark Hubbard


Zachary Thompson – fansided.com

A+ – Brooks Koepka
A+ – Carl Pettersson
A+ – Webb Simpson
A – Bill Haas
A – Cameron Smith
A – Morgan Hoffmann
A – Paul Casey
B – Austin Cook
B – Brandt Snedeker
B – Cameron Percy
B – Harris English
B – Will Wilcox
C – Adam Hadwin
C – Adam Scott
C – Branden Grace
C – Bryce Molder
C – Justin Thomas
C – Kyle Stanley
C – Scott Langley
C – Vaughn Taylor
F – Billy Horschel
F – Boo Weekley
F – Brendon de Jonge
F – Colt Knost
F – Hideki Matsuyama
F – Jhonattan Vegas
F – Johnson Wagner
F – Ollie Schniederjans
F – Ricky Barnes


Drew Phelps – fantasyalarm.com

A+ – Brooks Koepka
A+ – Carl Pettersson
A+ – Webb Simpson
A – Bill Haas
A – Cameron Smith
A – William McGirt
B – Brandt Snedeker
B – Will Wilcox
C – Branden Grace
C – Justin Thomas
C – Vaughn Taylor
F – David Toms
F – Matt Every
F – Russell Knox
F – Tyrone Van Aswegen


Seth Finkelstein – rotoballer.com

A+ – Brooks Koepka
A – Jim Herman
A – Paul Casey
A – Tiger Woods
B – Will Wilcox
F – J.J. Henry
F – Ollie Schniederjans
F – Stewart Cink


Pat Mayo – rotoexperts.com

A+ – Webb Simpson
A – Bill Haas
A – Paul Casey
A – William McGirt
B – Austin Cook
B – Brandt Snedeker
B – Will Wilcox
C – Bryce Molder
C – Jason Dufner
C – Scott Langley
C – Vaughn Taylor
F – Boo Weekley
F – Brian Harman
F – Daniel Berger


Michael Riek – rotowire.com

A+ – Brooks Koepka
A+ – Webb Simpson
A – Cameron Smith
A – Charl Schwartzel
A – George Coetzee
A – Jerry Kelly
A – Paul Casey
B – Brandt Snedeker
B – George McNeill
C – Adam Hadwin
C – Branden Grace
C – Jason Dufner
C – John Huh
C – Justin Thomas
C – Kyle Stanley
D – Ernie Els
F – Boo Weekley
F – Brendon de Jonge
F – Hideki Matsuyama


jlvaughan21 – sportsdegens.com

A+ – Brooks Koepka
A – Jerry Kelly
A – Paul Casey
B – Brandt Snedeker
B – Harris English
B – Will Wilcox
C – Bryce Molder
C – Justin Thomas
C – Vaughn Taylor
F – Blayne Barber
F – Colt Knost
F – Daniel Berger
F – Hudson Swafford
F – John Peterson
F – Ollie Schniederjans
F – Russell Knox
F – Stewart Cink


thefantasygolf.com

A+ – Brooks Koepka
A+ – Carl Pettersson
A+ – Webb Simpson
A – Cameron Smith
A – Jerry Kelly
A – Jim Herman
A – Paul Casey
B – Brandt Snedeker
B – Luke Donald
B – Martin Kaymer
B – Tom Hoge
B – Will Wilcox
C – Adam Scott
C – Jason Dufner
C – Justin Thomas
C – Vaughn Taylor
F – Austin Cook
F – Boo Weekley
F – Chris Stroud
F – Colt Knost
F – Hideki Matsuyama
F – Josh Teater
F – Stewart Cink


The FedEx Cup starts this week!  I’ll be back tomorrow with some thoughts on The Barclays.  Until then…

oreo

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