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Avoid the Red Flag Runners and Buy the Ascending Star: Why You Should Consider Nick Chubb as Early as 1.05

Fantasy football is about clarity. While we can never be clear about what will happen across a 16-game NFL season, there are some things we can be clear about. We want the guys we draft to have clear roles on their teams. We want them to have clear paths to success. In 2019, there’s a tier of top running backs that are obvious picks. Saquon Barkley, Christian McCaffrey, Alvin Kamara, and Ezekiel Elliott have been the first four selections off of the board in most drafts.1 Throw in David Johnson for good measure as excitement about the air raid grows…....

The Rams Wide Receivers are the New Patriots Backfield: The Case for Cooper Kupp

“You want the cheapest Patriots running back” has been a refrain for quite a while now. It’s a thought that went from tongue-in-cheek to spot on. There has typically been value in getting that position right for your fantasy team. That got me thinking, are there other crowded position groups to which we could apply this same logic? Enter the WR corps for the Sean McVay-led Rams. The best part about drafting the cheapest player in these situations is that you’re typically getting them at their floor while the most expensive player is being taken closer to their ceiling. The…...

Patrick Cantlay is Ready for the Playoffs: Picks and Plays for The Northern Trust on DraftKings

The field is set and we’re ready for the first leg of the FedEx Cup Playoffs. The Northern Trust will be held at Liberty National GC this year. The scorecard for this year’s event shows it playing as a 7,370-yard par 71.  With such a small sample of prior results here, there’s no course preview. That doesn’t mean there aren’t some trends we can check out, though. It’s been pretty even between distance and accuracy. There have been 48 golfers to finish in the top 20 of DK scoring in those two events. Of that group, 10 have hit the…...

Collin Morikawa is Still Too Cheap: Values and Pivots for The Northern Trust on Yahoo!

The field is set and we’re ready for the first leg of the FedEx Cup Playoffs. The Northern Trust will be held at Liberty National GC this year. The scorecard for this year’s event shows it playing as a 7,370-yard par 71.  With such a small sample of prior results here, there’s no course preview. That doesn’t mean there aren’t some trends we can check out, though. It’s been pretty even between distance and accuracy. There have been 48 golfers to finish in the top 20 of DK scoring in those two events. Of that group, 10 have hit the…...

Values and Pivots for the Wyndham Championship on Yahoo!

The Tour is heading to Greensboro, NC for this year’s Wyndham Championship. The course, as usual, is Sedgefield Country Club. It’s a par-70 course that plays just a touch over 7,100 yards, and the greens are bermudagrass. There are only 48 bunkers on the course to go along with the 13 water hazards. It’s not the most difficult course around, despite all of that water. In fact, you have to go all the way back to 2013 for it to be inside of the top 30 most difficult courses for a given season. Last year, there was only one hole…...

PGA DFS: Plays and Pivots for the Wyndham Championship on DraftKings

The Tour is heading to Greensboro, NC for this year’s Wyndham Championship. The course, as usual, is Sedgefield Country Club. It’s a par-70 course that plays just a touch over 7,100 yards, and the greens are bermudagrass. There are only 48 bunkers on the course to go along with the 13 water hazards. It’s not the most difficult course around, despite all of that water. In fact, you have to go all the way back to 2013 for it to be inside of the top 30 most difficult courses for a given season. Last year, there was only one hole…...

PGA DFS: Sedgefield Country Club Preview and Trends

The Tour is heading to Greensboro, NC for this year’s Wyndham Championship. The course, as usual, is Sedgefield Country Club. It’s a par-70 course that plays just a touch over 7,100 yards, and the greens are bermudagrass. There are only 48 bunkers on the course to go along with the 13 water hazards. It’s not the most difficult course around, despite all of that water. In fact, you have to go all the way back to 2013 for it to be inside of the top 30 most difficult courses for a given season. Last year, there was only one hole…...

Patrick Cantlay Is Too Cheap: Plays and Pivots for WGC FedEx St. Jude Invitational on DraftKings

After a week over in Northern Ireland, the tour turns its attention to TPC Southwind for the WGC FedEx St. Jude Invitational. The course is a par 70 and plays just a bit over 7,240 yards. The greens are just over 5,400 square feet and are bermudagrass. The greens typically run around 12 feet on the stimpmeter which makes these some of the faster greens on tour. As the golfers make their way around the track they’ll have to deal with 94 bunkers and 10 water hazards. Given that this is a WGC event, we’re looking at a much smaller…...

Finding Value in Memphis: Values and Pivots for the WGC FedEx St. Jude Invitational on Yahoo!

After a week over in Northern Ireland, the tour turns its attention to TPC Southwind for the WGC FedEx St. Jude Invitational. The course is a par 70 and plays just a bit over 7,240 yards. The greens are just over 5,400 square feet and are bermudagrass. The greens typically run around 12 feet on the stimpmeter which makes these some of the faster greens on tour. As the golfers make their way around the track they’ll have to deal with 94 bunkers and 10 water hazards. Given that this is a WGC event, we’re looking at a much smaller…...

PGA DFS: TPC Southwind Course Preview and Trends

After a week over in Northern Ireland, the tour turns its attention to TPC Southwind for the WGC FedEx St. Jude Invitational. The course is a par 70 and plays just a bit over 7,240 yards. The greens are just over 5,400 square feet and are bermudagrass. The greens typically run around 12 feet on the stimp which makes these some of the faster greens on tour. As the golfers make their way around the track they’ll have to deal with 94 bunkers and 10 water hazards. Given that this is a WGC event, we’re looking at a much smaller…...

Riding Down Narrative Street with Rory McIlroy: The Open Championship Plays and Pivots on DraftKings

We’re heading to Royal Portrush this week for the 148th Open Championship. The course itself is one of the most visually striking courses you’re likely to ever see. It’s a links-style par-71 course in Northern Ireland that plays a touch over 7,340 yards, and has been around since 1888. There are 60-plus bunkers that the golfers will face as they make their way around the track. The greens will seemingly run a bit slow – around 10.5 on the stimp. The size of the greens and the undulations will bring plenty of three-putts into play this week, as well. Checking…...

Xander Schauffele is Ready for His First Major Victory: The Open Championship Plays and Pivots on Yahoo!

We’re heading to Royal Portrush this week for the 148th Open Championship. The course itself is one of the most visually striking courses you’re likely to ever see. It’s a links-style par-71 course in Northern Ireland that plays a touch over 7,340 yards, and has been around since 1888. There are 60-plus bunkers that the golfers will face as they make their way around the track. The greens will seemingly run a bit slow – around 10.5 on the stimp. The size of the greens and the undulations will bring plenty of three-putts into play this week, as well. Vegas…...

PGA DFS: Introduction to Power Ranking Model

There’s an overwhelming amount of statistics in golf. You can go down the rabbit hole and zoom into proximity from certain distances or swing speeds. We’ve even seen apex height touted around the industry. The way I’ve always approached model building for golf has been from a course fit perspective. Looking at how a course has played in the past and trying to find golfers that fit there from a statistical perspective has been an invaluable part of my process. I’m not going totally away from that, but there’s a certain beauty in simplicity. We want to roster good golfers…....

John Deere Classic: PGA DFS Plays and Pivots on DraftKings

After a few weeks with debut courses on Tour we’re back with a familiar venue in TPC Deere Run. We’re looking at a 7,100-yard par-71 course out in Illinois for the John Deere Classic as our last stop before The Open Championship. The course features bentgrass greens that are around tour average at 6,000 square feet. The course is dotted with 78 bunkers and four water hazards. For more about the course, head over to yesterday’s article.  Checking the Chalk The trio of golfers all the way at the top of the field have a combined age of 63 years…...

The Young Guns are Too Cheap: Values and Pivots for the John Deere Classic on Yahoo!

After a few weeks with debut courses on Tour we’re back with a familiar venue in TPC Deere Run. We’re looking at a 7,100-yard par-71 course out in Illinois for the John Deere Classic as our last stop before The Open Championship. The course features bentgrass greens that are around tour average at 6,000 square feet. The course is dotted with 78 bunkers and four water hazards. Check out this week’s course preview to learn more about TPC Deere Run and the important stats and trends.  Vegas Values There are some names at interesting prices at the John Deere Classic…....

PGA DFS: TPC Deere Run Course Preview and Trends

After a few weeks with debut courses on tour we’re back with a familiar venue in TPC Deere Run. We’re looking at a 7,100-yard par-71 course out in Illinois for the John Deere Classic as our last stop before The Open Championship. The course features bentgrass greens that are around tour average at 6,000 square feet. The course is dotted with 78 bunkers and four water hazards. This has been a birdie fest over the years. It was the sixth easiest course on tour last year with an average of -1.6 to par.  PAST WINNERS Golfer Year Winning Score DraftKings Points…...

Joaquin Niemann is Still Too Cheap: 3M Open Plays and Pivots on DraftKings

We have yet another week at an unknown course this week. The 3M Open is being held at TPC Twin Cities up in Blain, Minnesota. It’s the first non-major PGA event to be held in Minnesota since 1969. TPC Twin Cities is an Arnold Palmer designed course that will play as a 7,450-yard par 71 this week. The greens are bentgrass and are average size coming in at 6,500 square feet. The field will have to contend with 72 bunkers and 27 water hazards as they make their way around the track. Checking the Chalk Brooks Koepka ($11,900) is the…...

Mining for Discounts in the Twin Cities: 3M Open Values and Pivots on Yahoo!

We have yet another week at an unknown course this week. The 3M Open is being held at TPC Twin Cities up in Blain, Minnesota. The last time that the state of Minnesota held a non-major PGA Tour event Jerry Koosman was on the mound for the soon-to-be world champion Mets. Those days are obviously well behind us. TPC Twin Cities is an Arnold Palmer designed course that will play as a 7,450-yard par 71 this week. The greens are bentgrass and are average size coming in at 6,500 square feet. The field will have to contend with 72 bunkers…...

Hideki Matsuyama is $1,000 Too Cheap: Rocket Mortgage Classic Plays and Pivots on DraftKings

The Rocket Mortgage Classic is the first tour event that will be played in Detroit since 2009. The course is Detroit Golf Club which is a Donald Ross design. It will play as a 7,340-yard par-72 course this week. This has the makings of a real birdie fest if golfers can keep their tee shots in front of them and hit some greens. The fairways are tree-lined with a fair amount of bunkers. Water comes into play on four holes.  Missing the fairway will be penal with reports coming in that they’ve let the rough grow out to 3.5 inches…....

Finding Values in Detroit: Values and Pivots for the Rocket Mortgage Classic on Yahoo!

The Rocket Mortgage Classic is the first tour event that will be played in Detroit since 2009. The course is Detroit Golf Club which is a Donald Ross design. It will play as a 7,340-yard par 72 course this week. This has the makings of a real birdie-fest if golfers can keep their tee shots in front of them and hit some greens. Missing the fairway will be penal with reports coming in that they’ve let the rough grow out to 3.5 inches. That’s really the only defense they have at this course from making it Sony Open East. On…...

Avoid the Red Flag Runners and Buy the Ascending Star: Why You Should Consider Nick Chubb as Early as 1.05

Fantasy football is about clarity. While we can never be clear about what will happen across a 16-game NFL season, there are some things we can be clear about. We want the guys we draft to have clear roles on their teams. We want them to have clear paths to success. In 2019, there’s a tier of top running backs that are obvious picks. Saquon Barkley, Christian McCaffrey, Alvin Kamara, and Ezekiel Elliott have been the first four selections off of the board in most drafts.1 Throw in David Johnson for good measure as excitement about the air raid grows…....

The Rams Wide Receivers are the New Patriots Backfield: The Case for Cooper Kupp

“You want the cheapest Patriots running back” has been a refrain for quite a while now. It’s a thought that went from tongue-in-cheek to spot on. There has typically been value in getting that position right for your fantasy team. That got me thinking, are there other crowded position groups to which we could apply this same logic? Enter the WR corps for the Sean McVay-led Rams. The best part about drafting the cheapest player in these situations is that you’re typically getting them at their floor while the most expensive player is being taken closer to their ceiling. The…...

Patrick Cantlay is Ready for the Playoffs: Picks and Plays for The Northern Trust on DraftKings

The field is set and we’re ready for the first leg of the FedEx Cup Playoffs. The Northern Trust will be held at Liberty National GC this year. The scorecard for this year’s event shows it playing as a 7,370-yard par 71.  With such a small sample of prior results here, there’s no course preview. That doesn’t mean there aren’t some trends we can check out, though. It’s been pretty even between distance and accuracy. There have been 48 golfers to finish in the top 20 of DK scoring in those two events. Of that group, 10 have hit the…...

Collin Morikawa is Still Too Cheap: Values and Pivots for The Northern Trust on Yahoo!

The field is set and we’re ready for the first leg of the FedEx Cup Playoffs. The Northern Trust will be held at Liberty National GC this year. The scorecard for this year’s event shows it playing as a 7,370-yard par 71.  With such a small sample of prior results here, there’s no course preview. That doesn’t mean there aren’t some trends we can check out, though. It’s been pretty even between distance and accuracy. There have been 48 golfers to finish in the top 20 of DK scoring in those two events. Of that group, 10 have hit the…...

Values and Pivots for the Wyndham Championship on Yahoo!

The Tour is heading to Greensboro, NC for this year’s Wyndham Championship. The course, as usual, is Sedgefield Country Club. It’s a par-70 course that plays just a touch over 7,100 yards, and the greens are bermudagrass. There are only 48 bunkers on the course to go along with the 13 water hazards. It’s not the most difficult course around, despite all of that water. In fact, you have to go all the way back to 2013 for it to be inside of the top 30 most difficult courses for a given season. Last year, there was only one hole…...

PGA DFS: Plays and Pivots for the Wyndham Championship on DraftKings

The Tour is heading to Greensboro, NC for this year’s Wyndham Championship. The course, as usual, is Sedgefield Country Club. It’s a par-70 course that plays just a touch over 7,100 yards, and the greens are bermudagrass. There are only 48 bunkers on the course to go along with the 13 water hazards. It’s not the most difficult course around, despite all of that water. In fact, you have to go all the way back to 2013 for it to be inside of the top 30 most difficult courses for a given season. Last year, there was only one hole…...

PGA DFS: Sedgefield Country Club Preview and Trends

The Tour is heading to Greensboro, NC for this year’s Wyndham Championship. The course, as usual, is Sedgefield Country Club. It’s a par-70 course that plays just a touch over 7,100 yards, and the greens are bermudagrass. There are only 48 bunkers on the course to go along with the 13 water hazards. It’s not the most difficult course around, despite all of that water. In fact, you have to go all the way back to 2013 for it to be inside of the top 30 most difficult courses for a given season. Last year, there was only one hole…...

Patrick Cantlay Is Too Cheap: Plays and Pivots for WGC FedEx St. Jude Invitational on DraftKings

After a week over in Northern Ireland, the tour turns its attention to TPC Southwind for the WGC FedEx St. Jude Invitational. The course is a par 70 and plays just a bit over 7,240 yards. The greens are just over 5,400 square feet and are bermudagrass. The greens typically run around 12 feet on the stimpmeter which makes these some of the faster greens on tour. As the golfers make their way around the track they’ll have to deal with 94 bunkers and 10 water hazards. Given that this is a WGC event, we’re looking at a much smaller…...

Finding Value in Memphis: Values and Pivots for the WGC FedEx St. Jude Invitational on Yahoo!

After a week over in Northern Ireland, the tour turns its attention to TPC Southwind for the WGC FedEx St. Jude Invitational. The course is a par 70 and plays just a bit over 7,240 yards. The greens are just over 5,400 square feet and are bermudagrass. The greens typically run around 12 feet on the stimpmeter which makes these some of the faster greens on tour. As the golfers make their way around the track they’ll have to deal with 94 bunkers and 10 water hazards. Given that this is a WGC event, we’re looking at a much smaller…...

PGA DFS: TPC Southwind Course Preview and Trends

After a week over in Northern Ireland, the tour turns its attention to TPC Southwind for the WGC FedEx St. Jude Invitational. The course is a par 70 and plays just a bit over 7,240 yards. The greens are just over 5,400 square feet and are bermudagrass. The greens typically run around 12 feet on the stimp which makes these some of the faster greens on tour. As the golfers make their way around the track they’ll have to deal with 94 bunkers and 10 water hazards. Given that this is a WGC event, we’re looking at a much smaller…...

Riding Down Narrative Street with Rory McIlroy: The Open Championship Plays and Pivots on DraftKings

We’re heading to Royal Portrush this week for the 148th Open Championship. The course itself is one of the most visually striking courses you’re likely to ever see. It’s a links-style par-71 course in Northern Ireland that plays a touch over 7,340 yards, and has been around since 1888. There are 60-plus bunkers that the golfers will face as they make their way around the track. The greens will seemingly run a bit slow – around 10.5 on the stimp. The size of the greens and the undulations will bring plenty of three-putts into play this week, as well. Checking…...

Xander Schauffele is Ready for His First Major Victory: The Open Championship Plays and Pivots on Yahoo!

We’re heading to Royal Portrush this week for the 148th Open Championship. The course itself is one of the most visually striking courses you’re likely to ever see. It’s a links-style par-71 course in Northern Ireland that plays a touch over 7,340 yards, and has been around since 1888. There are 60-plus bunkers that the golfers will face as they make their way around the track. The greens will seemingly run a bit slow – around 10.5 on the stimp. The size of the greens and the undulations will bring plenty of three-putts into play this week, as well. Vegas…...

PGA DFS: Introduction to Power Ranking Model

There’s an overwhelming amount of statistics in golf. You can go down the rabbit hole and zoom into proximity from certain distances or swing speeds. We’ve even seen apex height touted around the industry. The way I’ve always approached model building for golf has been from a course fit perspective. Looking at how a course has played in the past and trying to find golfers that fit there from a statistical perspective has been an invaluable part of my process. I’m not going totally away from that, but there’s a certain beauty in simplicity. We want to roster good golfers…....

John Deere Classic: PGA DFS Plays and Pivots on DraftKings

After a few weeks with debut courses on Tour we’re back with a familiar venue in TPC Deere Run. We’re looking at a 7,100-yard par-71 course out in Illinois for the John Deere Classic as our last stop before The Open Championship. The course features bentgrass greens that are around tour average at 6,000 square feet. The course is dotted with 78 bunkers and four water hazards. For more about the course, head over to yesterday’s article.  Checking the Chalk The trio of golfers all the way at the top of the field have a combined age of 63 years…...

The Young Guns are Too Cheap: Values and Pivots for the John Deere Classic on Yahoo!

After a few weeks with debut courses on Tour we’re back with a familiar venue in TPC Deere Run. We’re looking at a 7,100-yard par-71 course out in Illinois for the John Deere Classic as our last stop before The Open Championship. The course features bentgrass greens that are around tour average at 6,000 square feet. The course is dotted with 78 bunkers and four water hazards. Check out this week’s course preview to learn more about TPC Deere Run and the important stats and trends.  Vegas Values There are some names at interesting prices at the John Deere Classic…....

PGA DFS: TPC Deere Run Course Preview and Trends

After a few weeks with debut courses on tour we’re back with a familiar venue in TPC Deere Run. We’re looking at a 7,100-yard par-71 course out in Illinois for the John Deere Classic as our last stop before The Open Championship. The course features bentgrass greens that are around tour average at 6,000 square feet. The course is dotted with 78 bunkers and four water hazards. This has been a birdie fest over the years. It was the sixth easiest course on tour last year with an average of -1.6 to par.  PAST WINNERS Golfer Year Winning Score DraftKings Points…...

Joaquin Niemann is Still Too Cheap: 3M Open Plays and Pivots on DraftKings

We have yet another week at an unknown course this week. The 3M Open is being held at TPC Twin Cities up in Blain, Minnesota. It’s the first non-major PGA event to be held in Minnesota since 1969. TPC Twin Cities is an Arnold Palmer designed course that will play as a 7,450-yard par 71 this week. The greens are bentgrass and are average size coming in at 6,500 square feet. The field will have to contend with 72 bunkers and 27 water hazards as they make their way around the track. Checking the Chalk Brooks Koepka ($11,900) is the…...

Mining for Discounts in the Twin Cities: 3M Open Values and Pivots on Yahoo!

We have yet another week at an unknown course this week. The 3M Open is being held at TPC Twin Cities up in Blain, Minnesota. The last time that the state of Minnesota held a non-major PGA Tour event Jerry Koosman was on the mound for the soon-to-be world champion Mets. Those days are obviously well behind us. TPC Twin Cities is an Arnold Palmer designed course that will play as a 7,450-yard par 71 this week. The greens are bentgrass and are average size coming in at 6,500 square feet. The field will have to contend with 72 bunkers…...

Hideki Matsuyama is $1,000 Too Cheap: Rocket Mortgage Classic Plays and Pivots on DraftKings

The Rocket Mortgage Classic is the first tour event that will be played in Detroit since 2009. The course is Detroit Golf Club which is a Donald Ross design. It will play as a 7,340-yard par-72 course this week. This has the makings of a real birdie fest if golfers can keep their tee shots in front of them and hit some greens. The fairways are tree-lined with a fair amount of bunkers. Water comes into play on four holes.  Missing the fairway will be penal with reports coming in that they’ve let the rough grow out to 3.5 inches…....

Finding Values in Detroit: Values and Pivots for the Rocket Mortgage Classic on Yahoo!

The Rocket Mortgage Classic is the first tour event that will be played in Detroit since 2009. The course is Detroit Golf Club which is a Donald Ross design. It will play as a 7,340-yard par 72 course this week. This has the makings of a real birdie-fest if golfers can keep their tee shots in front of them and hit some greens. Missing the fairway will be penal with reports coming in that they’ve let the rough grow out to 3.5 inches. That’s really the only defense they have at this course from making it Sony Open East. On…...

Values and Pivots for the Wyndham Championship on Yahoo!

The Tour is heading to Greensboro, NC for this year’s Wyndham Championship. The course, as usual, is Sedgefield Country Club. It’s a par-70 course that plays just a touch over 7,100 yards, and the greens are bermudagrass. There are only 48 bunkers on the course to go along with the…...

PGA DFS: Plays and Pivots for the Wyndham Championship on DraftKings

The Tour is heading to Greensboro, NC for this year’s Wyndham Championship. The course, as usual, is Sedgefield Country Club. It’s a par-70 course that plays just a touch over 7,100 yards, and the greens are bermudagrass. There are only 48 bunkers on the course to go along with the…...

PGA DFS: Sedgefield Country Club Preview and Trends

The Tour is heading to Greensboro, NC for this year’s Wyndham Championship. The course, as usual, is Sedgefield Country Club. It’s a par-70 course that plays just a touch over 7,100 yards, and the greens are bermudagrass. There are only 48 bunkers on the course to go along with the…...

PGA DFS: TPC Southwind Course Preview and Trends

After a week over in Northern Ireland, the tour turns its attention to TPC Southwind for the WGC FedEx St. Jude Invitational. The course is a par 70 and plays just a bit over 7,240 yards. The greens are just over 5,400 square feet and are bermudagrass. The greens typically…...

PGA DFS: Introduction to Power Ranking Model

There’s an overwhelming amount of statistics in golf. You can go down the rabbit hole and zoom into proximity from certain distances or swing speeds. We’ve even seen apex height touted around the industry. The way I’ve always approached model building for golf has been from a course fit perspective…....

John Deere Classic: PGA DFS Plays and Pivots on DraftKings

After a few weeks with debut courses on Tour we’re back with a familiar venue in TPC Deere Run. We’re looking at a 7,100-yard par-71 course out in Illinois for the John Deere Classic as our last stop before The Open Championship. The course features bentgrass greens that are around…...

PGA DFS: TPC Deere Run Course Preview and Trends

After a few weeks with debut courses on tour we’re back with a familiar venue in TPC Deere Run. We’re looking at a 7,100-yard par-71 course out in Illinois for the John Deere Classic as our last stop before The Open Championship. The course features bentgrass greens that are around tour…...

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