Here at RotoBaller, we are always searching for ways to give our readers the best fantasy sports content possible. With that goal in mind, we are very proud of our weekly PGA “One and Done” column. In this feature, our golf staff of Joe Nicely, Spencer Aguiar and Josh Bennett will provide their weekly golf picks every Wednesday. The purpose of this article is to present you with alternative options to consider and hopefully make your selection a much easier process weekly. With that plan in mind, let's get started!
Last weekend turned into a bit of a debacle with my selection of Sungjae Im, as I didn't realize I had already taken him earlier in the season at the Travelers Championship. I don't even have a good excuse for doing that with the event taking place after the restart, but I did catch a small break with Charley Hoffman's sixth-place finish being my alternate choice.
Unfortunately, not much changed at the top of the leaderboard for Josh and I after Joe earned a respectable $46,200 out of Doc Redman, and you can't help but feel as if this contest has been over for the last few weeks. However, with all that being said, you just never know. Josh has tried to sneak in Webb Simpson about four times throughout the year-long contest, and I have proven to be successful in terms of double-dipping in each of the past two seasons - (Brooks Koepka at the 2019 Tour Championship). We will have to see if either one of us can pull off the bait-and-switch when it matters most.Editor's Note: Golf is back! Come join the fun and win big with RotoBaller. Get our full-season PGA and DFS Premium Pass for 50% off! Our exclusive DFS Lineup Optimizer, Research Station, DFS Projections and weekly DFS/betting articles! Sign Up Now!
One And Done Staff Picks Overview
Here at RotoBaller, we are always searching for ways to give our readers the best fantasy sports content possible. With that goal in mind, we are very proud to announce the weekly PGA “One and Done” column will be back for a second season.
In this feature, our golf staff of Joe Nicely, Spencer Aguiar and Josh Bennett will provide their weekly golf picks every Wednesday. The purpose of this article is to present you with alternative options to consider and hopefully make your selection a much easier process weekly. With that plan in mind, let's get started!
For an in-depth breakdown of the top DraftKings and FanDuel plays, check out Joe Nicely's weekly Horse For The Course that highlights the best fits for the week's course. And you can also find out who the smart money is on by checking out Spencer Aguiar's PGA DFS: Vegas Report every week. Be sure to also read all of our other top-notch weekly PGA DFS and betting articles to help you win big!
One and Done Selections - Shriners
Joe Nicely - Harris English
Alternate - Cameron Smith
The Shriners has morphed into one of the best events on the Swing Season schedule on an annual basis. This year it boasts its strongest-ever field as players prepare for the first leg of back-to-back tournaments in Las Vegas (the CJ Cup will be held at Shadow Creek next week).
Unfortunately for me, most of the elite options at the top of the board are no longer available to me in this marathon of an OAD contest. Guys like Bryson, Webb, Cantlay, and Morikawa are long gone for Team J-Nice. As a result, I’m going with a player who has been posting elite results, even though he doesn’t have quite the name recognition of some of the other stars in the field.
Harris English has been perhaps the most consistent golfer in the world this year. The Georgia Bulldog (Yuck! Go Vols!) made 18 of 20 cuts in the 2019-20 season with six top-10 finishes among those and he heads to Vegas on the heels of an impressive fourth-place showing in the U.S. Open. This week’s TPC Summerlin layout fits English’s precise, fairways-and-greens style perfectly and he logged a T4 on this layout back in 2017.
Yearly Earnings - $7,795,082
Yearly Cuts Made - 24/28
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Spencer Aguiar - Joaquin Niemann
Alternate - Scottie Scheffler
I am in a position where I have to shoot for the moon and hope for the best with every selection. To me, that means upside golfers, and I feel as if my two best choices are Scottie Scheffler or Joaquin Niemann after already playing Hideki Matsuyama, Webb Simpson, Patrick Cantlay and Sungjae Im (twice).
I realize we have a disparity in pricing for DFS and Vegas between these two, but I wouldn't look at that too closely when making your selection. Niemann is a golfer that should be 35-40/1 in this field, and I do think we are relatively close to what is proper on Scheffler. I have decided to save the American for somewhere else down the stretch and will try to grab him in a spot where he is back clicking on all cylinders after missing a few weeks with COVID.
Niemann is an intriguing choice for a few reasons. His ability to make birdies in bunches is rivaled by very few golfers in the world, and it shouldn't hurt his chances that Bentgrass has historically been the only surface he has been a positive expected putter per round. It will be important for the 47th-ranked player in the world to improve his par-five scoring output if he wants to compete for a title, but Niemann's long iron ability could quickly turn his scoring trajectory around if he can locate the fairway off the tee.
Yearly Earnings - $4,837,275
Yearly Cuts Made - 22/28
Josh Bennett - Rickie Fowler
Alternate - Matthew Wolff
Coming down to the wire here and I need a couple W’s to have a chance. I don’t have many big shots left, but I have a couple that can hopefully work some magic. Unfortunately, at the moment I’m not sure we can classify Rickie as a “big shot” based on his poor recent form (for a big shot’s standards, anyway), but he’s been re-tooling his swing a bit and has had some time off so I have a feeling his game could be in really good shape. Or, it could be in even worse shape. Either way, it’s a good play for me, he’s typically a world class player and in normal Rickie form he could top 5 this event with no problem (as he showed in 2018).
Good iron players and good putters are who I targeted this week in all other contests, and we know by know that Rickie is one of the best putters on tour and when he’s good it’s because of his irons and his putter. Needing a couple really good weeks in a row here, hopefully Rickie gets us started on the right foot.
Yearly Earnings - $4,275,189
Yearly Cuts Made - 24/28
|Joe Nicely||Spencer Aguiar||Josh Bennett|
|Sony Open||Webb Simpson $455,400||Abraham Ancer $27,390||Webb Simpson $455,400|
|American Express||Sungjae Im $162,475||Paul Casey $63,399||Sungjae Im $162,475|
|Farmers Insurance||Tiger Woods $181,875||Hideki Matsuyama $22,950||Jon Rahm $817,500|
|Waste Management||Jon Rahm $170,768||Webb Simpson $1,314,000||Hideki Matsuyama $97,212|
|Pebble Beach||Jason Day $382,200||Patrick Cantlay $181,350||Jason Day $382,200|
|Genesis Invitational||Bubba Watson $0||Dustin Johnson $234,825||Dustin Johnson $234,825|
|WGC Mexico||Dustin Johnson $45,500||Justin Thomas $320,667||Tommy Fleetwood $125,500|
|Puerto Rico Open||Alex Noren $0||Jhonattan Vegas $75,750||Alex Noren $0|
|Honda Classic||Tommy Fleetwood $483,000||Tommy Fleetwood $483,000||Louis Oosthuizen $0|
|Arnold Palmer Invitational||Rory McIlroy $330,731||Tony FInau $0||Xander Schauffele $72,424|
|Charles Schwab||Rickie Fowler $0||Matt Kuchar $0||Patrick Reed $243,750|
|RBC Heritage||Matt Kuchar $25,205||Justin Rose $129,575||Kevin Kisner $0|
|Travelers Championship||Bryson DeChambeau $233,470||Sungjae Im $16,872||Bryson DeChambeau $233,470|
|Rocket Mortgage||Viktor Hovland $131,875||Patrick Reed $0||Viktor Hovland $131,875|
|Workday||Hideki Matsuyama $59,830||Rickie Fowler $59,830||Justin Rose $0|
|Memorial||Patrick Cantlay $51,925||Xander Schauffele $171,585||Patrick Cantlay $51,925|
|3M Open||Sam Burns $34,577||Bubba Watson $0||Tony Finau $250,800|
|WGC-St.Jude||Daniel Berger $695,000||Collin Morikawa $106,200||Rory McIlroy $46,500|
|Barracuda||Ryan Moore $69,475||Sam Burns $0||Denny McCarthy $20,883|
|PGA Championship||Collin Morikawa $1,980,000||Daniel Berger $192,208||Brooks Koepka $69,500|
|Wyndham Championship||Justin Rose $0||Billy Horschel $697,600||Paul Casey $37,440|
|Northern Trust||Patrick Reed $23,169||Jason Day $0||Adam Scott $21,565|
|BMW Championship||Scottie Scheffler $106,780||Tiger Woods $22,496||Collin Morikawa $106,780|
|Tour Championship||Xander Schauffele $1,665,000||Rory McIlroy $280,090||Daniel Berger $186,850|
|Safeway Open||Brendan Steele $41,391||Harold Varner III $41,391||Sam Burns $214,500|
|U.S. Open||Tony Finau $302,236||Jon Rahm $101,797||Justin Thomas $302,236|
|Corales Puntacana||Will Zalatoris $117,000||Patrick Rodgers $93,000||Kristoffer Ventura $9,580|
|Sanderson||Doc Redman $46,200||Charley Hoffman $201,300||Will Zalatoris $0|
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