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PGA DFS: PGA Championship Slate Breakdown

After months of waiting, the PGA Championship tees off this week as golf’s first major of the year. TPC Harding Park is the course golfers will be faced with starting Thursday. It’s a par 70 playing somewhere in the vicinity of 7,250 yards. The greens are fairly large and the field will have to navigate just 47 bunkers. There are two water hazards listed on the GCSAA fact sheet but they are allegedly not in play.1 Buy or Sell I hate to sound like a broken record but you probably know what’s coming when we mention a top-priced golfer that’s…...

PGA Range of Outcomes

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PGA DFS: WGC FedEx St. Jude’s Invitational Slate Breakdown

The Tour turns its attention to TPC Southwind this week for the WGC FedEx St Jude’s Invitational. Seeing that WGC in the name of the event should send your mind to a couple of places right away. The first place is that we’ll be seeing many of the best golfers in the world. The second is that we’re looking at a much shorter field with no cut. These types of events are exciting because of the swings that can happen in your “Currently Winning” tab on your DK account. Most weeks, we have an idea1 of how we’ll end up…....

PGA DFS: Tommy Fleetwood Returns for the 3M Open

The Tour is heading north to TPC Twin Cities for the second year in a row. The course is a par 72 that plays a touch over 7,160 yards. The field this week certainly has less star power than we saw at the Memorial. Still, there’s another Millionaire Maker on DraftKings and plenty of other great GPPs available across the industry.  Buy or Sell Paul Casey ($10,100) looks like he could be one of the most-owned golfers on the slate this week. We know from our game theory research on this range that we should probably avoid him if he…...

PGA DFS: Abraham is the Ancer This Week at the Memorial

For the second week in a row, we’ll see PGA action at Muirfield Village. Make sure to check out the course preview. The Workday Charity Open is going to be a tough act to follow. It finished with a playoff that took three holes to settle the action between Justin Thomas and Collin Morikawa. Luckily, we have one of the most star-studded fields you’ll ever see in a non-major this weekend. Buy or Sell Tiger Woods ($9,000) is making his return this week. I can’t think of many people that would’ve benefited more from a long layoff. Tiger played well…...

PGA DFS: Workday Charity Open Slate Breakdown

We are back once again this week to break down the DraftKings slate for the Workday Charity Open. It’s the first of two weeks at Muirfield Village CC. If you’re looking for a more in-depth look at the course itself, you can head over to last year’s course preview. Buy or Sell As we’ve learned, fading the expensive chalk is a viable strategy in PGA DFS. Patrick Cantlay ($10,600) is shaping up to be the highest owned golfer in this range. From a golf perspective, Cantlay checks all of the boxes. But if you’re paying for someone over $10,000 you…...

Should We Fade Golfers Coming Off a Tournament Win?

Every week, there’s a discussion of whether or not to play golfers coming off of a victory. It’s easy to say “well, this guy has been celebrating so we should fade” or “he’s obviously playing great golf so we should keep riding them until the wheels fall off.” Those are narratives, though — the stories we tell ourselves with little to no proof. We’re going to dive into winning performances and see if we can make heads or tails of this question. Who Wins Tournaments? It should come as no surprise that the most expensive golfers are the most likely…...

Mega Chalk Is Rare in the $6,500-$7,400 Range, But Is It Worth Chasing When We Find It?

I’ve spent most of the past three months diving into different ways to model PGA Tour performance. As with most things, predicting golf exists on a spectrum. On the “most predictable” side of that spectrum, you have things like Driving Distance. It doesn’t really change from event to event with some, rare exceptions. On the other end, we have things like putting performance. The variance is off the charts and it’s a fool’s errand to devote much time to predicting it.  The one piece of information that we can be reasonably sure of heading into a tournament is what a…...

There’s a Bryson DeChambeau Clone On Sale for 40% Off: Top Plays and Pivots for the Rocket Mortgage Classic

We are back in Detroit again this week for the Rocket Mortgage Classic. After a few weeks with plenty of star power, this field is a bit on the weaker side. That means that our decision-making has to be even crisper because if we want to spend up at the top for the “guaranteed” studs, we’ll need to find some cheap options that will buoy our lineups.   Buy or Sell Bryson DeChambeau ($11,700) is one of the most talked-about golfers in the world right now. My friends who don’t play PGA DFS and just watch every so often on the…...

The PGA DFS Optimizer Preview: Lineup Options for the Rocket Mortgage Classic

The PGA DFS Optimizer has been live here at RotoViz for some time now. I use it as a part of my lineup building process to see who the PRK Model likes each week. This week’s Rocket Mortgage Classic features a much weaker field than we’ve seen since the restart. After I run through a couple of different exercises with the optimizer, I get a better feel for where the model wants my exposure to be. Now, I always adjust once I run ownership projections, but this process helps me narrow down my player pool.  Ultimate Stars and Scrubs When…...

PGA DFS: PGA Championship Slate Breakdown

After months of waiting, the PGA Championship tees off this week as golf’s first major of the year. TPC Harding Park is the course golfers will be faced with starting Thursday. It’s a par 70 playing somewhere in the vicinity of 7,250 yards. The greens are fairly large and the field will have to navigate just 47 bunkers. There are two water hazards listed on the GCSAA fact sheet but they are allegedly not in play.1 Buy or Sell I hate to sound like a broken record but you probably know what’s coming when we mention a top-priced golfer that’s…...

PGA Range of Outcomes

Please subscribe to Access this content!     What’s included in your subscription? Exclusive Access to RotoViz Study Hall A treasure trove of our most insightful articles that will teach you the metrics that matter, time-tested winning strategies, the approaches that will give you an edge, and teach you how to be an effective fantasy manager. Revolutionary Tools Including the NFL Stat Explorer, Weekly GLSP Projections, NCAA Prospect Box Score Scout, Combine Explorer, Range of Outcomes App, DFS Lineup Optimizer, Best Ball Suite,and many, many, more. Groundbreaking Articles RotoViz is home of the original Zero-RB article and continues to push fantasy

PGA DFS: WGC FedEx St. Jude’s Invitational Slate Breakdown

The Tour turns its attention to TPC Southwind this week for the WGC FedEx St Jude’s Invitational. Seeing that WGC in the name of the event should send your mind to a couple of places right away. The first place is that we’ll be seeing many of the best golfers in the world. The second is that we’re looking at a much shorter field with no cut. These types of events are exciting because of the swings that can happen in your “Currently Winning” tab on your DK account. Most weeks, we have an idea1 of how we’ll end up…....

PGA DFS: Tommy Fleetwood Returns for the 3M Open

The Tour is heading north to TPC Twin Cities for the second year in a row. The course is a par 72 that plays a touch over 7,160 yards. The field this week certainly has less star power than we saw at the Memorial. Still, there’s another Millionaire Maker on DraftKings and plenty of other great GPPs available across the industry.  Buy or Sell Paul Casey ($10,100) looks like he could be one of the most-owned golfers on the slate this week. We know from our game theory research on this range that we should probably avoid him if he…...

PGA DFS: Abraham is the Ancer This Week at the Memorial

For the second week in a row, we’ll see PGA action at Muirfield Village. Make sure to check out the course preview. The Workday Charity Open is going to be a tough act to follow. It finished with a playoff that took three holes to settle the action between Justin Thomas and Collin Morikawa. Luckily, we have one of the most star-studded fields you’ll ever see in a non-major this weekend. Buy or Sell Tiger Woods ($9,000) is making his return this week. I can’t think of many people that would’ve benefited more from a long layoff. Tiger played well…...

PGA DFS: Workday Charity Open Slate Breakdown

We are back once again this week to break down the DraftKings slate for the Workday Charity Open. It’s the first of two weeks at Muirfield Village CC. If you’re looking for a more in-depth look at the course itself, you can head over to last year’s course preview. Buy or Sell As we’ve learned, fading the expensive chalk is a viable strategy in PGA DFS. Patrick Cantlay ($10,600) is shaping up to be the highest owned golfer in this range. From a golf perspective, Cantlay checks all of the boxes. But if you’re paying for someone over $10,000 you…...

Should We Fade Golfers Coming Off a Tournament Win?

Every week, there’s a discussion of whether or not to play golfers coming off of a victory. It’s easy to say “well, this guy has been celebrating so we should fade” or “he’s obviously playing great golf so we should keep riding them until the wheels fall off.” Those are narratives, though — the stories we tell ourselves with little to no proof. We’re going to dive into winning performances and see if we can make heads or tails of this question. Who Wins Tournaments? It should come as no surprise that the most expensive golfers are the most likely…...

Mega Chalk Is Rare in the $6,500-$7,400 Range, But Is It Worth Chasing When We Find It?

I’ve spent most of the past three months diving into different ways to model PGA Tour performance. As with most things, predicting golf exists on a spectrum. On the “most predictable” side of that spectrum, you have things like Driving Distance. It doesn’t really change from event to event with some, rare exceptions. On the other end, we have things like putting performance. The variance is off the charts and it’s a fool’s errand to devote much time to predicting it.  The one piece of information that we can be reasonably sure of heading into a tournament is what a…...

There’s a Bryson DeChambeau Clone On Sale for 40% Off: Top Plays and Pivots for the Rocket Mortgage Classic

We are back in Detroit again this week for the Rocket Mortgage Classic. After a few weeks with plenty of star power, this field is a bit on the weaker side. That means that our decision-making has to be even crisper because if we want to spend up at the top for the “guaranteed” studs, we’ll need to find some cheap options that will buoy our lineups.   Buy or Sell Bryson DeChambeau ($11,700) is one of the most talked-about golfers in the world right now. My friends who don’t play PGA DFS and just watch every so often on the…...

The PGA DFS Optimizer Preview: Lineup Options for the Rocket Mortgage Classic

The PGA DFS Optimizer has been live here at RotoViz for some time now. I use it as a part of my lineup building process to see who the PRK Model likes each week. This week’s Rocket Mortgage Classic features a much weaker field than we’ve seen since the restart. After I run through a couple of different exercises with the optimizer, I get a better feel for where the model wants my exposure to be. Now, I always adjust once I run ownership projections, but this process helps me narrow down my player pool.  Ultimate Stars and Scrubs When…...

PGA DFS: PGA Championship Slate Breakdown

After months of waiting, the PGA Championship tees off this week as golf’s first major of the year. TPC Harding Park is the course golfers will be faced with starting Thursday. It’s a par 70 playing somewhere in the vicinity of 7,250 yards. The greens are fairly large and the…...

PGA Range of Outcomes

Please subscribe to Access this content!     What’s included in your subscription? Exclusive Access to RotoViz Study Hall A treasure trove of our most insightful articles that will teach you the metrics that matter, time-tested winning strategies, the approaches that will give you an edge, and teach you how to

PGA DFS: WGC FedEx St. Jude’s Invitational Slate Breakdown

The Tour turns its attention to TPC Southwind this week for the WGC FedEx St Jude’s Invitational. Seeing that WGC in the name of the event should send your mind to a couple of places right away. The first place is that we’ll be seeing many of the best golfers…...

PGA DFS: Tommy Fleetwood Returns for the 3M Open

The Tour is heading north to TPC Twin Cities for the second year in a row. The course is a par 72 that plays a touch over 7,160 yards. The field this week certainly has less star power than we saw at the Memorial. Still, there’s another Millionaire Maker on…...

PGA DFS: Abraham is the Ancer This Week at the Memorial

For the second week in a row, we’ll see PGA action at Muirfield Village. Make sure to check out the course preview. The Workday Charity Open is going to be a tough act to follow. It finished with a playoff that took three holes to settle the action between Justin…...

PGA DFS: Workday Charity Open Slate Breakdown

We are back once again this week to break down the DraftKings slate for the Workday Charity Open. It’s the first of two weeks at Muirfield Village CC. If you’re looking for a more in-depth look at the course itself, you can head over to last year’s course preview. Buy…...

Should We Fade Golfers Coming Off a Tournament Win?

Every week, there’s a discussion of whether or not to play golfers coming off of a victory. It’s easy to say “well, this guy has been celebrating so we should fade” or “he’s obviously playing great golf so we should keep riding them until the wheels fall off.” Those are…...

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