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RotoBaller PGA: One And Done Staff Picks - ZOZO Championship

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!

Close calls have been the name of the game for me in this OAD contest, as Tyrrell Hatton was unable to get himself across the finish line over the weekend at Shadow Creek. His payout did add onto my total $565,500, but it most likely won't be enough since I am still down nearly 2.3 million dollars. Josh found himself in a similar situation with a surging Bubba Watson, but victories are the only way out of this hole we have dug ourselves into.

There are just four tournaments left in this 2020 contest, and the clock is just about to strike midnight. Can either of us strike up a formula to give ourselves a chance? Or is Joe's victory a foregone conclusion? Let's find out who the guys are selecting to get some answers.

 

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 - ZOZO Championship

Joe NicelyTyrrell Hatton

Alternate - Joaquin Niemann

How disastrous was my Matthew Wolff last week? I’m not gonna lie, a pick going that wrong can shake your confidence in a hurry...especially when it comes on the heels of a Harris English missed cut at the Shriners.

Luckily, I still have a lead in this OAD contest with the season winding down, although Spencer and Josh don’t seem to be willing to go down without a fight. I’m gonna try to land a haymaker this week with Tyrrell Hatton, a scrapper if I’ve ever seen one. The Englishman has been white hot as of late, notching a victory at the BMW in Europe two weeks ago and posting a T3 last week at the CJ Cup. I am a bit worried about the fatigue factor with Hatton, but it is tough to ignore a player that gained over NINE strokes on Approach last week at Shadow Creek. We’re making some educated guesses as to how this week’s Sherwood Country Club layout will play, but we can expect plenty of long irons to be required...an area where Hatton thrives

Yearly Earnings - $7,811,657

Yearly Cuts Made - 25/30

 

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Spencer Aguiar - Viktor Hovland

Alternate - Scottie Scheffler

I am playing a numbers game right now. Down nearly 2.3 million with only four events left is not promising, but I have a total in mind (1.5 million) that I would like to be at entering the Masters. If I can get there, which isn't very likely, watch out. Bryson is coming.

Part of the issue with my plan is that next week's Bermuda Championship pays less than some of my wagers. I know I've been accused of tampering with Joe's players while they were in Las Vegas, but what is this schedule? No-cut event after no-cut event. Payouts that equal a birdie in my Skins game. Joe is running out the clock with the refs in his back pocket.

Unfortunately, options are thin for me in California, as I have used the top-11 priced golfers on the board. I believe any conventional wisdom is out the window since I need a victory, but I can't find a "safer" spot to go than Viktor Hovland. Justin Thomas and Collin Morikawa have a ton of win equity sprinkled between them, and I feel like my best course of action is to take the discounted version of those two and hope he catches fire with his putter for a few days. The deck seems to be stacked against me, but I will continue to count cards for as long as this is mathematically possible to do so.

Yearly Earnings - $5,528,192

Yearly Cuts Made - 24/30

 

Josh Bennett - Matthew Wolff

Alternate - Russell Henley

Joe whiffed on Wolff last week, so now is a great time to jump on him in a perfect bounce-back spot. Spencer still has him available and wouldn’t be surprised if he used him as well, but we’re mostly worried about how to catch Joe right now. The popular saying with Wolff this week is that it’s a “home game” for him. That’s great, and maybe it helps? However, there are plenty of guys that play poorly at courses they are familiar with or live near too, so I am not using that as my reasoning for using him, although I hope it is helpful.

After looking over the course, I think this place will really favor a long hitter that also plays well from the 175-200 yard range. The long hitter part is obvious by now for Wolff. He should have a significant advantage there on all the par 5’s and a handful of par 4’s. The majority of the other holes will leave him with shots in the yardage range I mentioned earlier. Although he isn’t spectacular in proximity from that range, you don’t necessarily need to be when the greens are large like they are here. Birdies are hard to come by anyway from that far away, so I’m more concerned about being able to get it on the green and make par.

A guy with his length will be able to make up birdies on many other holes. I looked over at the GIR % from the 175-200 range and Wolff pops into the top 15 in 2020 in that statistic, so he’ll give himself tons of chances for birdie (even if they’re long chances), and easy finishes for par. One thing I will trust with his experience on the course is knowing the greens, which I think gives him a leg up on putting, so if he’s consistently getting the ball onto the green he shouldn’t have any problems at minimum walking away with easy pars on those holes. If he can get lucky and roll a few of the longer ones in, I think there’s a chance he could even run away with this thing.

Yearly Earnings - $4,589,627

Yearly Cuts Made - 25/30

 

Running Totals

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
Shriners Harris English $0 Joaquin Niemann $125,417 Rickie Fowler $0
CJ Cup Matthew Wolff $16,575 Tyrrell Hatton $565,500 Bubba Watson $314,438

 

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RotoBaller PGA: One And Done Staff Picks - CJ Cup

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!

It was a quiet weekend on the OAD front for our crew at the Shriners Open, as I was the only member that earned a payday with Joaquin Niemann's 13th place result in Vegas. Unfortunately, chipping away at Joe's lead isn't going to get the job done, and the prospects continue to look bleaker and bleaker for Josh and I with each passing event.

We do have a substantial purse up for grabs during our second league of the Vegas stretch, but the time to make a move will have to be now. With a field barely over 70 players, options are slightly more condensed to choose from because of what has transpired early in the season, and it will be interesting to see where the guys decide to go for one of the bigger tournaments left on the schedule.

 

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 - CJ Cup @ Shadow Creek

Joe Nicely - Matthew Wolff

Alternate - Louis Oosthuizen

Ok, so I'm coming off my first complete and total misfire in awhile, as Harris English missed the cut last week at the Shriners. The player that I should have rolled with last week was Matthew Wolff, a young man whose game looked absolutely electric at TPC Summerlin.

Perhaps I'm a week late, but I'm not letting this kid pass me by again. If I go down for a second time in Vegas (this is Spencer's home court after all, so it's possible that he tampered with Harris English's equipment last week), it's gonna be swinging with Matty Wolff.

He's ridiculously long off the tee, which will come in handy on this 7,500-plus yard Shadow Creek masterpiece, but the 21-year-old has also been firing on all cylinders with his irons and has gained over six strokes on Approach in his last two starts. In addition to the ball striking, Wolff's touch around the greens continues to evolve, and he stands sixth in this elite field in SG: ATG over the last 12 rounds.

This might not be the most creative pick I've ever made in this contest, but it is one that I'm making with a truckload of conviction. I'm rolling the dice on Wolff and betting that he leaves Sin City as the week's big winner.

Yearly Earnings - $7,795,082

Yearly Cuts Made - 24/29

 

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Spencer Aguiar - Tyrrell Hatton

Alternate - Scottie Scheffler

Man, what I would give to cancel the Tour Championship from this contest. Not only did it result in Joe earning a 1.665 million dollar "victory" with Xander Schauffele, but it also took away Rory McIlroy from my player pool. If you have the Irishman left at your disposal, it will have to be here or the Masters, and I would lean towards this being the ideal spot to use your big gun.

Sadly, that option is off the table for me, and it has resulted in a last-minute switch-up that I didn't anticipate making. These have never historically gone well in recent memory, but I've decided to deploy Tyrrell Hatton over Scottie Scheffler. I have to assume Joe is going to rollout Matthew Wolff, and it just seemed to be more logical of a decision to take the guy coming into the event off of a win than playing the guy who just missed the cut.

Hatton has won three of his last 13 worldwide events, and while this is clearly a swing for the fence and hope for the best situation, I feel as if there may be a better location to play Scheffler at down the stretch. Hatton's starts on tour might be limited, and it probably doesn't make sense for me to leave the 10th-ranked player in the world on my board when I am down nearly three million dollars.

Yearly Earnings - $4,962,692

Yearly Cuts Made - 23/29

 

Josh Bennett - Bubba Watson

Alternate - Gary Woodland

After Rickie’s slip up last week I’m pretty sure there’s no chance I can catch Joe now, but we’re sure going to try! Going to need some weird things to happen, so hopefully that starts with Bubba winning another golf tournament.

We’ve learned that Bubba is only good on “Bubba tracks”, but he’s actually been playing good all over the place recently which is a good sign heading into a place where they haven’t played an event before. The course will favor a long hitter, and with Bubba’s ability to move the ball in both directions he should be able to take some angles down the fairways that others won’t be able to.

He’s also great with longer irons in his hands which will benefit him on a course where half the holes will require a shot over 175 yards to the green. His game around the green is not good, but if he can just have an above average week near and on the greens we will see his name near the top of the leaderboard. Hopefully it’s at the very top of the leaderboard, I need it.

Yearly Earnings - $4,275,189

Yearly Cuts Made - 24/29

 

Running Totals

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
Shriners Harris English $0 Joaquin Niemann $125,417 Rickie Fowler $0

 

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RotoBaller PGA: One And Done Staff Picks - Shriners Open

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.

 

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 Jason Day

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

 

Running Totals

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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Our very own Joe Nicely recently took down a big DraftKings DFS tournament for the Travelers Championship. And as an encore, RotoBaller subscriber @tenndolly2 won $100K on FanDuel with the help of Joe and the rest of our Premium PGA team: Between all the incredible Premium PGA DFS content and tools we put out each week, and our Premium Slack Community where we chat with our subscribers before lineups lock, RotoBaller PGA subscribers are armed with the tools, analysis, and advice to win big in 2020.



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RotoBaller PGA: One And Done Staff Picks - Sanderson Farms Championship

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 week's Corales Puntacana was definitely the weakest field we've seen in months, but we managed to put together some solid choices. I went with the young gun, Will Zalatoris, and he overcame a sluggish start to grab a share of eighth place for $117k. Spencer wasn't far behind, with his selection, Patrick Rodgers, posting a solid T11 that added $97k to Spencer's second-place total. Josh didn't have as much luck unfortunately, as Kristoffer Ventura was only able to bring in $9,580 for Team Jish.

This week's Sanderson Farms Championship has settled in as a "Swing Season" staple over the last decade. While the field isn't elite, it is certainly a huge upgrade over last week's available selections at Corales. Let's see who everyone is rolling with this week in Jackson!

 

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 - Sanderson Farms Championship

Joe Nicely - Doc Redman

Alternate - Zach Johnson

We all know that these "Swing Season" events can be slim pickens when it comes to field strength. However, this week's Sanderson Farms Championships presents us with a handful of really strong options at the top of the board. Unfortunately for me, I've already used them in this contest, with names like Scheffler, Im, Burns, and even Zalatoris off the board for me.

In the absence of being able to choose one of this week's "elite" options, I'm rolling with one of the most explosive players that will be teeing it up in Jackson this week. Doc Redman brings a little volatility into play - he's missed three of 10 cuts since the restart - but I'm excited about the potential upside. Doc has posted T3 finishes in two of his last three starts and was last seen dropping a blistering final-round 62 at the Safeway Open earlier this month.

It's easy to forget that Redman is just 22-years-old...and with youth comes some inconsistency. However, it feels like a win is coming sooner rather than later for this young man and perhaps it will happen on this Country Club of Jackson layout that is annually a shootout.

Yearly Earnings - $7,748,882

Yearly Cuts Made - 23/27

 

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Spencer Aguiar - Sungjae Im

Alternate - Charley Hoffman

I'd normally go with something a little more contrarian than Sungjae Im for the position I am currently in entering the week, but part of the skill in these contests is understanding who your opponents have left. A larger OAD might dictate going down an abnormal route, but I will take my guarantee of being the only member of this group that has Sungjae Im at his disposal.

Look, I'd feel a lot better if I could grab the South Korean in a situation where he was playing steadier golf entering the event, but I need upside at this stage and will live with whatever Im provides from a production standpoint.

The 22-year-old has gained a combined 10.2 strokes with his irons in his previous two events, giving me hope that his game might finally be turning around after a cold restart. It shouldn't hurt matters that Im has done most of his damage on Bermuda greens in the past, and I am willing to swing blindly for the sake of this contest. If you are in a similar position for your OAD, I would assume you will most likely need to go down a different route. Look at how many times a golfer has been used by the field and try to make the most educated guess you can for how aggressive you will need to get to mount a comeback.

Yearly Earnings - $4,635,975

Yearly Cuts Made - 21/27

 

Josh Bennett - Will Zalatoris

Alternate - Doc Redman

It seems as though this Will Zalatoris guy is pretty good at golf. Time will tell if he will be consistently good on the PGA Tour or if this is just a crazy good hot streak, but either way I’m going to hop on the bandwagon and hope he keeps it going for one more week. He’s been playing solid golf all-around, so in a field of players that are “specialty” guys, it’s a good time to take a chance on a guy that seems to do just about everything well. He should continue to be motivated as well since continued good play will give him that many more chances to get into PGA fields. Unlike a lot of my other ramblings through stats and reasons in past write-ups, I’m just keeping it simple for this week and rolling with a guy that’s just playing really good all-around golf.

Yearly Earnings - $4,275,189

Yearly Cuts Made - 23/27

 

Running Totals

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

 

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RotoBaller PGA: One And Done Staff Picks - Corales Puntacana

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!

Well, I can't say I am surprised by Jon Rahm's meltdown at the U.S. Open after not using him for the Memorial and BMW Championship. I missed out on both of those victories to get a sloppy share of 23rd at Winged Foot, and that move will get compounded since it caused me to save Bryson DeChambeau for the Masters and not play him in New York. I have to say...this contest has just been one of those things where I can't get anything to go right.

Joe, on the other hand, maintained his sizable lead with a share of eighth place from Tony Finau, and I know Josh had to be disappointed by Justin Thomas' weekend meltdown that placed him in a position where he could only match our leader with his $302,236 payday.

 

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 - Corales Puntacana

Joe Nicely -Will Zalatoris 

Alternate - Kristoffer Ventura

I’ve tried to play the last couple of months of this OAD contest with “no fear” and I’m going to stick to that mantra this week in the Corales Puntacana Championship, an event with a field that looks like it was randomly picked out of a “Are we sure this guy is a PGA Tour player? Ok good, let’s get him in!” hat.

In a field composed mainly of veteran journeymen and young up-and-comers, I’m going with a player that has perhaps the brightest future of them all...Will Zalatoris. “Willie Z” is a player that hardcore golf fans have been keeping an eye on, but he put his name in the general public’s consciousness last week with an impressive T6 finish at the U.S. Open. This kid is no one-hit wonder, as he’s flat-out dominated the Korn Ferry Tour this season, posting a win and 10 (!) top-10s in just 16 starts

Yearly Earnings - $7,631,882

Yearly Cuts Made - 22/26

 

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Spencer Aguiar - Patrick Rodgers

Alternate - Kristoffer Ventura

Can I get a 50/50 call correct? Let's try this weekend by taking Patrick Rodgers over Kristoffer Ventura. I essentially need to shoot for the moon at this point, and I am not sure I can risk Joe (or even Josh) matching my selection. That places me in a position to grab a player that I am relatively sure won't be chosen by either, and I believe Rodgers' lack of support in all markets provides us an opportunity to acquire the American for outstanding value across the board.

A slight slip-up from the 192nd-ranked player in the world has seen him fail to crack the top-45 over his past three contests, but I don't want to get caught up in this narrative of saying that he is trending downwards. Rodgers has made six cuts in a row, and the weekend implosions during the Northern Trust and Wyndham Championship aren't something that I want to hold against him too harshly.

The 28-year-old becomes the third-player in my model when I stretch out his results to the Workday Charity Open, and while I do believe Ventura is a much safer option for those that are searching for a payday, I am going to go for broke and hope for the best.

Yearly Earnings - $4,542,975

Yearly Cuts Made - 20/26

 

Josh Bennett - Kristoffer Ventura

Alternate - Corey Conners

As most people do, on a resort course like this where it’s obvious there will be tons of birdies made all over the course, the main target for me this week are “birdie makers”. However, the birdie or better stat isn’t the one I’m chasing this week as many others are. The fairways are huge on this course and nearly impossible to miss, and on almost every hole other than the par 3’s these guys will have wedges into the green, making it also nearly impossible to miss the green. So I’m looking at the good putters that convert birdies at a high percentage. Kristoffer was 11th on tour in that statistic in 2020 and 2nd in this field behind Dom Bozzelli.

Kristoffer’s game is similar to Denny McCarthy’s who I also like a lot (but used in this contest already), and Denny has had some solid finishes in this tournament before, so it seems like that formula of golf works here. I’m hoping Joe and Spence lean towards a couple of the bad putters at the top of the board here and those guys have a couple bad putting days so I can somehow work my way back into this contest.

Yearly Earnings - $4,265,609

Yearly Cuts Made - 22/26

 

Running Totals

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

 

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Our very own Joe Nicely recently took down a big DraftKings DFS tournament for the Travelers Championship. And as an encore, RotoBaller subscriber @tenndolly2 won $100K on FanDuel with the help of Joe and the rest of our Premium PGA team: Between all the incredible Premium PGA DFS content and tools we put out each week, and our Premium Slack Community where we chat with our subscribers before lineups lock, RotoBaller PGA subscribers are armed with the tools, analysis, and advice to win big in 2020.



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RotoBaller PGA: One And Done Staff Picks - U.S. Open

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!

I don't know how fired up any of us were to turn in our Safeway Open selections last week, but it turned out to be a solid event all around, with Josh capturing a great T7 finish from Sam Burns, while Spencer and I had matching T29s from HV3 and Brendan Steele.

Last week was fun and all, but we're down to serious business this week for the U.S. Open at Winged Foot. My lead has grown to be pretty sizable in this contest, but either of the guys can get right back in this thing (wink, wink) by picking the winner this week. Let's go!

 

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 - U.S. Open

Joe Nicely - Tony Finau

Alternate - Justin Thomas

Spencer is a long-time friend and Josh is a nice young kid that just got married, so I'm not gonna talk any trash to my buddies as we head into the year's second major championship with TEAM J-NICE leading in this OAD contest, I'm just gonna keep my head down and continue to grind. I might even just write a nice little poem at the end of this week's pick for my friends.

It goes without saying that 2020 has been an extremely weird year and the same goes for this OAD contest, with the COVID-19 layoff throwing the PGA Tour schedule for an absolute. I had my major championship plays for the year mapped out in broad strokes early on, but I've been thrown for a loop a bit this week, as my planned U.S. Open pick Brooks Koepka has been forced to W/D from the tournament with an injury. Unfortunately, my Option 1 and 1A pivots, DJ and Xander, are no longer available to me. However, Justin Thomas is - and would be the prudent play for me here - but like I did at the PGA Championship with Collin Morikawa, I'm going with my heart this week.

I don't know who the bigger Tony Finau truther is, me or Spencer, but I'm going with our guy this week. No, he hasn't won a big (or small) tournament lately, but he's been beautifully consistent in major championships, posting four top-five finishes in his last nine major starts.

I love Tony on long golf courses. I love Tony on hard golf courses. I love Tony on Utah courses and Puerto Rico courses and Tennessee courses and New York courses. I love when Tony top-10s and I love when Tony top-fives and I love that Tony has nine lives. I love Tony with his ankle broken and I love Tony with his ankle straight and I love being able to say...checkmate.

Yearly Earnings - $7,329,646

Yearly Cuts Made - 21/25

 

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Spencer Aguiar - Jon Rahm

Alternate - Bryson DeChambeau

This contest has gotten completely away from me since the restart. I managed to take a pretty substantial lead before the COVID shutdown and transform it into a trainwreck at all turns over the previous two months. Joe's "victory" with Xander Schauffele at the Tour Championship essentially put a nail in this competition, and I couldn't think of a more fitting way to get eliminated than a guy finishing second but getting first-place money.

With all that being said, the attempted comeback has to start somewhere, and I haven't been shy about saving Jon Rahm for the U.S. Open this year. Do I trust him? Not as far as I could throw him. But win equity is what I need to chase, and there might not be anyone in this field that possesses the Spaniard's upside.

According to my model, Rahm ranks first in strokes gained total, third in overall bogey avoidance, fourth in sand save percentage, first in three-putt percentage and first in total driving. His ability to drive the ball straight and long makes him the man to beat in my eyes, and I will need just that at this stage to start the comeback of all comebacks.

Yearly Earnings - $4,441,178

Yearly Cuts Made - 19/25

 

Josh Bennett - Justin Thomas

Alternate - Matthew Fitzpatrick

I don’t have a ton of the big guns left, but I did save JT specifically for this tournament. His game is perfect for a US Open setup, and luckily he’s been in some good form other than a relatively cold putter. He will hit the ball long and mostly straight being a great ball-striker, and he’s one of the best iron players in the world. Even though his putter is not running hot, that matters a little less on a course that will not give up a ton of birdies anyway. This will likely be a weekend to grind out pars, and being as good as he is with his irons he will give himself plenty of easy chances to walk off the greens with pars. If he can dial in his putter, he could even run away with this thing. Hopefully that’s the case for me, there is a lot of room between me these two in this contest to make up quickly.

Yearly Earnings - $3,963,373

Yearly Cuts Made - 21/25

 

Running Totals

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

 

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Our very own Joe Nicely recently took down a big DraftKings DFS tournament for the Travelers Championship. And as an encore, RotoBaller subscriber @tenndolly2 won $100K on FanDuel with the help of Joe and the rest of our Premium PGA team: Between all the incredible Premium PGA DFS content and tools we put out each week, and our Premium Slack Community where we chat with our subscribers before lineups lock, RotoBaller PGA subscribers are armed with the tools, analysis, and advice to win big in 2020.



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RotoBaller PGA: One And Done Staff Picks - Safeway Open

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!

Well, that is all she wrote for this contest, as Xander Schauffele's real-life second-place finish resulted in a first-place total for Joe at the Tour Championship. Josh and I had our chances over the weekend with Rory McIlroy and Daniel Berger, but it was not to be this season for either of us.

We are still playing this up until the Masters, but I, for one, am tipping my cap to Joe on a fabulous year and will try to make this end result as respectable as possible at this point.

 

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 - Safeway Open

Joe Nicely - Brendan Steele

Alternate - Harold Varner III

Let’s be honest, there aren’t a lot of great options available in this Safeway field. Most of the top names are either out of form (Sergio Garcia, Jordan Spieth) or past their prime (Phil Mickelson). That leaves us with established veterans and up-and-comers. While there are several of the youngsters that I consider fine plays, I ultimately decided to go with experience and a man that’s conquered this week’s Silverado layout two times already. Brendan Steele is never a player that we want to be counting on, but here we are...

Yearly Earnings - $7,288,255

Yearly Cuts Made - 20/24

 

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Spencer Aguiar - Harold Varner III

Alternate - Shane Lowry

I've been going slightly all over the place between mixing my selections for this contest and the big one held over at a different website, but I will try to make all my choices match when possible down the stretch with Joe already having this in the bag.

The Safeway Open is a shaky field on the surface, but we do have multiple major winners to go along with a slew of young players that will be vying to get their 2021 season off to a quick start. For me, there are a few routes that make logical sense, but I will be swinging for the fence with someone who I expect to be a popular choice in Napa Valley.

On both my betting model and DFS sheet, Harold Varner III is grading out to be my most likely winner, which stems from his top-five ranking compared to the field in both strokes gained off the tee and strokes gained tee to green. The American has provided three top-17s at this venue over his last four tries and is the safest person I have on the board. If you are in chase mode and need to make up ground, I do believe Shane Lowry makes for an interesting pivot option.

Yearly Earnings - $4,399,787

Yearly Cuts Made - 18/24

 

Josh Bennett - Sam Burns

Alternate - Brendan Steele

I’m not sure there’s a chance to catch Joe now, but I have to make a pick here that isn’t going to be as popular and hope he picks the obvious guy(s) and they fall off. It’s pretty obvious this is my fault that Joe has this big of a lead after all the smack talk from me earlier in the season, so, sorry for that Spence.

We’ve seen in the past that there are multiple ways you can get around this course and do well. Guys like Brandt and Chez who are short and straight have great histories, as do guys like Phil and Champ who are long but wild. In situations like that, I always tend to lean towards the bomber-type of players knowing that length is always an advantage. I’m going with Burns out of the handful of guys in that category for a couple reasons. He will be one of the top five longest in the field, but the others that will keep up with his distance are nowhere near his skill in the rest of the game.

Other than a poor performance at the Northern Trust, he hadn’t had a finish worse than 32nd in five straight events that all had much stronger fields than this one. He’s been on the edge of breaking through a handful of times in his career so far and he’ll have a great chance to do that in a weak field on a course he should thrive on after a couple of weeks of rest.

Yearly Earnings - $3,748,873

Yearly Cuts Made - 20/24

 

Running Totals

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

 

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RotoBaller PGA: One And Done Staff Picks - Tour Championship

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!

It was a quiet week for the crew at the BMW Championship, as I got too cute and saved Jon Rahm for the U.S. Open - despite stating he was going to win at Olympia Fields. Josh and Joe provided matching T20 paydays with Collin Morikawa and Scottie Scheffler, but things still stand pretty much where they were entering the FedExCup playoffs.

It is going to take a strong close to the season for Josh or myself to catch Joe, who is looking powerful with a massive lead and steady player pool to boot. The move towards catching him needs to start now, and the Tour Championship is a good location to try and get started. Let's see who the guys are rolling with at East Lake.

 

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 - Tour Championship

Joe Nicely - Xander Schauffele

Alternate - Tony Finau

We debated on how to handle this week’s Tour Championship, before eventually deciding to post our picks without using the staggered start scoring format. Some OAD contests aren’t running at all this week, while some will go with and without the stroke advantage. For those of you in contests that will be using the staggered start, I’d recommend going to JT if he’s still available to you.

As for me and our “everyone starts at Even par” format, I’ll be going with Xander Schauffele. The X-Man has been a true mutant in his previous starts at East Lake, and while his recent results haven’t been spectacular, they have been solid enough to feel like there might be something special in store for him this week.

Yearly Earnings - $5,623,255

Yearly Cuts Made - 19/23

 

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Spencer Aguiar - Rory McIlroy

Alternate - Jon Rahm

We didn't originally plan on using this event for the OAD, which is one reason my player pool is a little disjointed entering East Lake. I am aware that everyone is playing with different settings than others, and it makes it hard to recommend what route is the savviest. If your group is taking the week off, then you don't have much to think about, but there are settings that are deviating somewhere between starting score coming into play and no advantage. For the sake of this contest, we have decided that no advantage would be the plan. It just wasn't fair to make a change to anything else last minute, but it does take Jon Rahm off my board for personal reasons.

I want to emphasize that I do believe Rahm has a strong chance to take down the Tour Championship, but I am all in on this idea of dying on my sword and saving him for the U.S. Open if it is the last thing I do. I have already missed him twice at the Memorial and BMW Championship because of this strategy, and I'm not deviating now and missing out on my chance to get a missed cut with the Spaniard at Winged Foot.  If you are playing in a contest where the starting strokes matter, I'd recommend going Justin Thomas or Jon Rahm. Those two options provide you your best win equity outside of Dustin Johnson, and the advantage really can't be understated of beginning with a few shots in hand over the majority of the field.

As far as this competition is concerned, the season has been a scattered mess because of the restart, and it has really thrown a lot of my strategy for a loop. Xander Schauffele is a superb option for those that have saved him, and I do think Daniel Berger becomes an interesting choice in this setup as well. Unfortunately, those two are long gone as golfers I can take, and my vision of where to deploy Bryson DeChambeau involves a green jacket and a plethora of azaleas.

By process of elimination, new father Rory McIlroy is going to have to takes the controls in his quest to repeat at the Tour Championship. The Irishman has provided two victories at this property in his last three attempts, and it might not be a terrible situation that he gets to shoot freely with no real expectation level being seven shots back. If the Masters isn't my place for him and the WGC in China just got canceled, it is going to have to be in Atlanta that we roll out the explosive 31-year-old.

Yearly Earnings - $4,119,697

Yearly Cuts Made - 17/23

 

Josh Bennett - Daniel Berger

Alternate - Justin Thomas

The pick is real easy this week. I need the W to have a chance, and I have two people left on my board that have a shot (JT and Berger). JT obviously has the BEST shot, but Joe and I both have him left and I don’t see any reason why Joe would not pick him this week to protect his lead. So, I have to go with option number two and hope JT falls off for one week. Both Joe and Spencer have already used up Berger, so I’ll be unique for this week for sure. Unfortunately, so will Joe if he uses JT because Spencer rolled him earlier in the season. To be honest, I don’t use Berger in any format, ever, so I can’t even give great reasons for playing him other than he makes me unique and gives me my best chance to win. Going to use my “one-time” this week, I need it!

Yearly Earnings - $3,562,023

Yearly Cuts Made - 19/23

 

Running Totals

 

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

 

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RotoBaller PGA: One And Done Staff Picks - BMW Championship

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!

It was a sleepy week for the boys and I at the Northern Trust, as we failed to get much going with our selections in Boston. Spencer's homeboy Jason Day ejected on Friday and failed to make the weekend, while Josh and I didn't fare much better with our selections of Adam Scott and Patrick Reed. So there wasn't a lot of movement in our OAD standings as we head to Olympia Fields for the second leg of the FedEx Cup Playoffs.

There are only 70 players in the field for the BMW Championship, but there is no shortage of elite options available, so let's see who the boys will be rolling with at the first FedExCup playoff start.

 

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 - BMW Championship

Joe Nicely - Scottie Scheffler

Alternate - Matthew Wolff

I carved out a small lead in this contest by being aggressive in a couple of key spots, with Daniel Berger at the WGC-FedEx St. Jude and Collin Morikawa at the PGA Championship being two that especially stand out. There are several "safe" options available to me this week at the BMW Championship, but I'm going to continue going with my gut and attempt to attack this OAD contest without fear.

With that attitude in mind, I landed on Scottie Scheffler this week at Olympia Fields. The 24-year-old doesn't have the experience in these "big" events that I would normally target, but a round of 59 en route to a T4 finish in last week's Northern Trust illustrates that he certainly has the talent needed to compete and a T4 on the strength of a gritty final round a couple of weeks ago at the PGA Championship shows that he has the mental toughness needed to handle pressure situations.

There's some risk with Scheffler, as he can be volatile, but with the no-cut nature of this week's event I want a player that has the ability to post low scores on this long Olympia Fields layout and he ranks fourth in this elite field in Birdies Gained over his last 12 rounds, while gaining strokes T2G in four straight starts.

Yearly Earnings - $5,516,475

Yearly Cuts Made - 18/22

 

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Spencer Aguiar - Tiger Woods

Alternate - Jon Rahm

My chances for victory are looking slim after Jason Day decided to go on an early vacation during last week's Northern Trust, and I am running out of time (and players) in my quest to mount a comeback. From a game theory perspective, I assume I have three more premier shots at a massive payday in Rory McIlroy, Jon Rahm and Bryson DeChambeau. That doesn't mean I can't find additional purses elsewhere, but the main benefit for me is that I know I will get a free crack at the trio since Joe and Josh have used them earlier in the season. All of that is fine and dandy, but I am going to have to be extremely selective if I want to maximize my current paltry implied win percentage in this contest, which can be labeled somewhere between "longshot" and "forget about it."

I think there are a few routes I could take this weekend that would make logical sense. Scottie Scheffler and Viktor Hovland both have upside to yield a solid payday at the BMW Championship, or I could decide to go for the gusto right now and deploy Jon Rahm at a venue that should suit his game. All three of those options were firmly in play as directions I considered taking, but I have decided to go rogue and stalk my pray with the 'Big Cat' himself.

The thing about selecting Woods here is that we don't have many more opportunities to take the 82-time PGA Tour winner this season. Outside of the Masters, there is no guarantee of when we will see him in action again, and it could be difficult to get the 44-year-old in a situation where he isn't entering the event off of a multi-week absence. Woods' game has been a hot putter away from finding success the past two starts, and it shouldn't hurt matters that he needs a minimum of a top-six showing to have any chance at East Lake. I'd imagine Tiger wants to keep his season alive and build some momentum leading up to the final two majors of the year, and I believe we get whatever his best effort is in Illinois. This selection isn't for the faint of heart, but I need to take a leap of faith if I want to get myself back into the mix.

Yearly Earnings - $4,097,201

Yearly Cuts Made - 16/22

 

Josh Bennett - Collin Morikawa

Alternate - Daniel Berger

I have a lot of ground to make up in a short period of time, but I have some top dogs left still that hopefully can cut into this big deficit. This week ball-striking will be at a premium, especially off the tee, and there really hasn’t been a much better ball-striker this year than Morikawa. There is no need to be long on this golf course, the ball just has to be put in the correct places for a good look at the green. Morikawa is good enough off the tee to do that, and when you get the irons in his hand it’s lights out. The greens should have a little more California feel to them this week which he should be a little more comfortable on. Although I don’t usually dive too deeply into putting on different grass types, we know that Collin struggles putting so any tiny advantage on the greens for him just brings his potential that much higher. He also racks up birdies in bunches, so one bad day in the first two rounds won’t hurt him in a no-cut and he can easily get back into things with three really good rounds. Looking for him to get at least into the top 5 so I can fire off another big gun for the Tour Championship and get myself back in this thing.

Yearly Earnings - $3,455,243

Yearly Cuts Made - 18/22

 

Running Totals

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

 

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RotoBaller PGA: One And Done Staff Picks - Northern Trust

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!

Don't call it a comeback! The clock hasn't struck midnight on me quite yet, as Billy Horschel was able to net nearly $700,000 at the Wyndham Championship. Both Josh and I will need a Herculian effort if we want to catch Joe down the stretch, who has not only built a substantial lead but also has the pieces to close the show. However, the start had to happen somewhere, and it didn't hurt matters that Rose missed the cut for our current leader.

There are a lot of options to be had this week at the Northern Trust, so let's see who the boys will be rolling with at the first FedExCup playoff start.

 

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 - Northern Trust

Joe Nicely - Patrick Reed

Alternate - Adam Scott

Well...I had a comfortable lead in this contest for all of one week. The Wyndham turned out to be disastrous for Team J-Nice, as my pick Justin Rose sleepwalked to a missed cut, while Spencer and Josh both had players that did very well.

It’s time to refocus as we head into the first event of the PGA Tour’s FedEx Cup Playoffs and there is no shortage of options this week in The Northern Trust at TPC Boston. I find myself being drawn to a player that I rarely roster in DFS and am always reluctant to utilize in any PGA format. Patrick Reed is a guy that I can never fully put a finger on statistically, which makes it tough for me to ever feel totally confident in him. That’s where I am again this week, but I’m gonna pull the trigger on P-Reed nevertheless, as I love both his current form and course history at TPC Boston.

Yes, there are better players still available to me, and yes, this is a huge prize pool...but the 2018 Masters champion is a gut call that I’m going to roll with this week and one that I hope will help me stretch my lead in our RotoBaller OAD contest.

Yearly Earnings - $5,493,306

Yearly Cuts Made - 17/21

 

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Spencer Aguiar - Jason Day

Alternate - Jon Rahm

Roll out the red carpet, you better believe I am taking in every moment as if I am a young Prince Naseem Hamed entering the ring for a championship fight. The cards might be stacked against me having an actual chance to overtake Joe before this season comes to an end, but you better believe I will be swinging for the fence and hoping to land a haymaker with the man that can get the job done with one shot.

Jason Day is the former top-ranked player in the world for a reason, and the eight titles that he captured between 2015-2016 don't suddenly become obsolete. TPC Boston is a venue where Day has provided eight top-25s since 2010, and the win that has alluded him feels as if it is around the corner.

Call it needing a little help or whatever you would like, but I can't think of a better golfer to select when you are in need of some magicThe comeback needs to start right now, and I am ready to blast off to infinity and beyond!

Yearly Earnings - $4,097,201

Yearly Cuts Made - 16/21

 

Josh Bennett - Adam Scott

Alternate - Abraham Ancer

Another week, another course that favors the elite iron players. Adam Scott has been one of the best ball-strikers on Tour in his career, and since I've used up many of the other great iron players already, it's his time for me. The only concern with Adam is his putting. The good news is that the greens are pretty small, so most of his putts will be from closer distances than usual and the putting issues will hopefully be minimized. We've seen this year already if he has a couple good rounds of putting he has the game to win in any field and he's got a great chance to do that again this week.

Yearly Earnings - $3,433,678

Yearly Cuts Made - 17/21

 

Running Totals

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

 

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RotoBaller PGA: One And Done Staff Picks - Wyndham Championship

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!

Well, well, well...my guy Collin Morikawa came through HUGE last week at the PGA Championship! With the win, the young star grabbed his first major championship and deposited almost $2 million into my OAD account, enough to give me a lead in this contest over Spencer and Josh. The guys both had very solid picks at the PGA, with both Brooks (Josh) and Daniel Berger (Spencer) right in the thick of things heading into the final round, before ultimately dropping down the leaderboard slightly.

We head from the high-flying PGA Championship to the North Carolina-based Wyndham Championship. Player selection will be tougher this week, as this field pales in comparison to some that we've seen over the last few weeks. It will be interesting to see who the guys are rolling with. Let's dive in!

 

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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 - Wyndham Championship

Joe Nicely - Justin Rose

Alternate - Si Woo Kim

Ok...now we're talking! I made a "feel it in my heart" pick with Collin Morikawa last week and the young star was able to win his first major at the PGA Championship. His victory was enough to give me a lead in this OAD contest for perhaps the first time all season. So while I've grown accustomed to taking some calculated risks with my picks over the last several months, I'm now in the (strange) position of leading this thing.

I don't think my newfound lead has a huge impact on this week's selection, as the Wyndham field doesn't exactly present us with tons of juicy options. Kudos to those that still have Webb Simpson available to them in OAD contests, as Webb at Sedgefield is the very definition of a "no brainer". Unfortunately, I don't have Simpson left this week, so I'm forced to go with another veteran in Justin Rose.

Rose has been plagued by inconsistency not only over the past 18 months, but especially since the restart. He came out of the layoff firing at the Charles Schwab and the RBC Heritage, only to look like a totally different player in subsequent starts. The Englishman once again looked solid at last week's PGA Championship en route to a top-10 finish. I'll try to ride that momentum this week at Sedgefield, a layout that demands fairways, greens, and birdies. It should be a great fit for Rose, a player who is almost to volatile for me to use in a "big payday" event.

Yearly Earnings - $5,493,306

Yearly Cuts Made - 17/20

 

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Spencer Aguiar - Billy Horschel

Alternate - Harris English

Well, things are going to get a little slippery here for a bit. I need to figure out a plan to close this gap quickly after Joe was able to connect on Collin Morikawa at the PGA Championship, but the cards may not be in my favor with a limited amount of tournaments left on the schedule.

Patrick Reed would be my preferred selection if I had a full arsenal of golfers at my disposal, but I am going to have to deviate away from that plan and try to land on someone that I think might have higher win equity than expected. Harris English doesn't quite fit the bill with no victories on the PGA Tour in seven years, so I will instead pivot onto Billy Horschel, who might be itching for a win of his own after failing to find the winner's circle since 2018.

Horschel is a premier Bermuda putter that brings with him four top-45 finishes in a row, and it doesn't hurt that the Florida native has finished inside the top-11 of this event three of the past four years. I'm going to need a little luck at this point, but I could be doing a lot worse than Horschel as the man to try and get this train rolling.

Yearly Earnings - $3,399,601

Yearly Cuts Made - 15/20

 

Josh Bennett - Paul Casey

Alternate - Joaquin Niemann

For the 10th week this season, my pick of the week is.. Webb Simpson! If only Joe and Spencer allowed that. Since I can’t go there, I’m going to go with another elite iron player in the field: Paul Casey. We’ve seen in prior years that it’s the really good iron players that typically do well in this event, and there isn’t a better one (statistically this year by SG: Approach) in this field than Paul Casey. He had struggled since the restart, but his irons have not been the problem and he looks to have found form in the rest of his game after a 2nd place finish last week at the PGA Championship. He’s always a volatile player especially because of his putting, but it is a good time to roll him at a place where his elite iron play alone should keep him in contention. He’s shown he can do that here before as well with a 3rd place finish in 2015 and two other top 20 finishes since 2014. IF he can roll in a few putts, he has the potential to even run away with this thing.

Yearly Earnings - $3,396,238

Yearly Cuts Made - 16/20

 

Running Totals

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

 

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RotoBaller PGA: One And Done Staff Picks - PGA Championship

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!

It was a massive past week for Joe, as he took the lead in the contest after his stellar second-place showing from Daniel Berger at TPC Southwind. His nearly $700,000 payday was enough to jump both Josh and I in the standings, and it didn't help matters that Rory McIlroy and Collin Morikawa provided sub-par efforts over the four days to not account for Joe's massive showing.

Margins are razor-thin entering the PGA Championship, and it is still anyone's game coming into this portion of the season. Let's see who the guys are rolling with, and let's see if someone can finally generate a little separation from the group.

 

One And Done Staff Picks Overview

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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 - PGA Championship

Joe Nicely - Collin Morikawa

Alternate - Jason Day 

I’ve spent so much time the last couple of weeks telling everybody how much I love Brooks Koepka that I forgot to even think about who my OAD pick would be for the year’s first major. I guess anybody that reads, listens, or watches my PGA DFS content assumes it will be “The Big Game Hunter” - and maybe it should be - but I’m gonna go in a different direction for the PGA Championship.

Brooks kinda ruined my plans, as I was hoping he would continue his mediocre/uninspiring play right up until this week, at which time I would load up when nobody still believed in him, but he had to go and spoil everything with a vintage performance last week in Memphis...an outing that has my eight-year-old daughter ready to play him this week and forces me to look for alternative options in OAD formats (I’ll still have tons of Brooks exposure in DFS).

With several big guns still available in my arsenal, I suppose there are several reasons that I shouldn’t go with Collin Morikawa this week, but he’s a believe-it-in-my-heart pick that I’m rolling with. He’s probably too young (23-year-old) and too inexperienced in majors (a T35 in last year's U.S. Open his is his lone major start). But you know what? So was Jordan Spieth and so was Tiger Woods. Now, I'm not saying that Morikawa will have the same success in majors as those two, but I do believe he's a similarly-prodigious type of talent. He's the best young iron player I've seen since Tiger and ranks second in this ultra-elite field in SG: Approach over 50 measured rounds (roughly the length of his pro career), in addition to grading out third in SG: T2G and first in SG: Ball Striking over the same time period. Put simply, we don't see players come on to the PGA Tour and strike the ball this well for a sustained period of time unless they are extremely special.

In addition to his undeniable physical tools, Morikawa has demonstrated the mental toughness we look for in major champions. The youngster rebounded from a devastating loss at the Charles Schwab to score a playoff win against Justin Thomas - and what seemed like insurmountable odds - at Muirfield Village less than a month later. It all adds up to my belief that Morikawa is a special player...one that I’m willing to put my faith in this week.

Yearly Earnings - $3,513,306

Yearly Cuts Made - 16/19

 

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Spencer Aguiar - Daniel Berger

Alternate - Tiger Woods

I admittingly have made a bit of a disaster with my player pool entering the PGA Championship. The Covid-19 stoppage threw a monkey wrench into what I had planned for the year, and it has resulted in a meltdown of me missing five or my last 10 cuts.

The issue is that there isn't a quick fix solution. One of Rory McIlroy or Bryson DeChambeau was always meant to be the play when we got to San Francisco, but between DeChambeau's weather draw and McIlroy's current form, I struggle to justify the duo as a selection in this contest. It wouldn't shock me if either left Sunday as the victor, but using someone is final since it results in the termination of that player for the rest of the season. I'd prefer to wait and save each for a spot that looks cleaner for a payday, but it doesn't help that Xander Schauffele, Justin Thomas and Patrick Cantlay have all been taken off my board entering the week.

Look, I don't need to be a rocket scientist to know that at least one of Joe or Josh will be hitting me with Brooks Koepka this week. I assume both are saving Thomas for somewhere else (a place that gives away a green jacket), and each has already used Rory McIlroy, Bryson DeChambeau and Jon Rahm. The options quickly start to become condensed of alternative routes that I think they may go. With all of that in mind, I have decided to swing for the fence by selecting Daniel Beger. I know the American will be popular in the betting/DFS scenes, but I do question how many OAD players will roll out the 27-year-old when push comes to shove. We can sit here and argue about Berger's lack of major success or even his shortage of achievement in California, but it is essential to remember that everyone has to start somewhere. I've been a believer that Berger will win a PGA Championship by 2025 for a few years now, and it appears as if he is finally starting to show that he is one of the elite players in the game.

Yearly Earnings - $3,207,393

Yearly Cuts Made - 14/19

 

Josh Bennett - Brooks Koepka

Alternate - Justin Thomas

The scenario that Brooks fans have been looking for has rounded right into shape. He went a few weeks struggling with different parts of his game and is now rolling into his top form heading into a major. It is no secret that Brooks plays his best in majors, and it’s even better that he’s coming in with great form. He may have a lingering injury, but it didn’t seem to bother him much last week and adrenaline should carry him through the weekend. It may not be as severe as Finau and his ankle at the Masters, but that’s as good of an example as any of golfers being able to play well through serious injuries for a few days. Brooks’ strengths are what you need to do well on this course; he’s long off the tee and relatively straight. He’s also strong (obviously) which will be very helpful if he does end up in rough so he can get the club through it easier. Brooks is a no-brainer in a major on a course that is a perfect fit for his game.

Yearly Earnings - $3,326,738

Yearly Cuts Made - 15/19

 

Running Totals

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

 

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RotoBaller PGA: One And Done Staff Picks - WGC FedEx St. Jude & Barracuda

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!

I don't think many folks are doing cartwheels over their 3M Open results, as it was a tough tournament in a lot of respects. The boys and I fared just ok, with Josh scoring a nice result from Tony Finau, Spencer missing the cut with Bubba Watson, and me landing somewhere in the middle with a ho-hum outing from my contrarian selection Sam Burns.

We all hope to get in the groove this week, as we head to Memphis, TN for a high-paying WGC event. In addition to the WGC-FedEx St. Jude Invitational, we'll also be tossing out our picks for the Barracuda Championship...an event that apparently just decided to run the 3M Open back without the 15 best players from last week's field. Let's see who the guys are rolling with in this pivotal week!

 

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 - WGC FedEx St. Jude Invitational & Barracuda Championship

Joe Nicely - Daniel Berger (WGC)

Alternate - Jason Day 

This is undoubtedly a pivotal week in OAD contests, as the WGC-FedEx St. Jude Invitational and its huge payday has the potential to shake up the standings. This is a truly elite field and it feels like an "elite" player will emerge victorious from Memphis. However, I'm going a little off the board this week with Daniel Berger, a player that's been consistently great both in 2020 and on this TPC Southwind layout. After battling injuries for over a year, Berger has come back with a vengeance this season and bested an all-star field in the PGA Tour's return from the COVID-19 hiatus at Colonial. He won back-to-back titles on this TPC Southwind golf course in 2016-17 and has a chance to insert himself back into the "elite" conversation with another victory this week. -Joe Nicely

Ryan Moore (Barracuda)

Alternate - Cameron Davis

Lots of unknowns in the 'Cuda this week, both when it comes to the players in the field and a brand-new host course in Jack Nicklaus' Old Greenwood layout. While this field is weaker than last week's 3M Open (I know, I know) there are still several guys that we're familiar with like Richy Werenski, Patrick Rodgers, Talor Gooch, and Cameron Davis. All those fellas were in serious consideration for me, but I elected to go with a veteran that's been through the ups and downs on the PGA Tour, Nevada native Ryan Moore. He's notoriously streaky (when he even bothers to play) and he looked very sharp last week in Minnesota, so I'm gonna try and ride the hot hand with the 37-year-old that has won five times on the PGA Tour.

Yearly Earnings - $2,748,831

Yearly Cuts Made - 14/17

 

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Spencer Aguiar - Collin Morikawa (WGC)

Alternate - Jon Rahm

I've struggled with what to do with my selection at the WGC. The 'One and Done' nature of this contest can be perplexing since it magnifies poor choices by taking golfers out of your player pool for the rest of the season - whether you are right or wrong in your decision.

From a real-life standpoint, I think Rory McIlroy gets the job done at TPC Southwind, but things change in my mind when viewing this as a be-all and end-all consequence. McIlroy has failed to post a top-10 since the restart, and the more significant concern comes down to the fact that he hasn't cracked the top-30 in three of his four starts. At the end of the day, I'd rather support McIlroy at 12/1 in the outright market and live with the result, as opposed to tying myself to the best player in the world when he hasn't quite clicked as of late. I get one shot at him, and I want to make sure it comes at the right time. If the Irishman wins, I have to live with that decision for this particular situation, but I have enough skin the game from other avenues to be okay with my final choice.

Unfortunately, I am not so sure I have a natural pivot at my disposal. I recently burned Xander Schauffele at the Memorial and fell short with Justin Thomas during the first WGC of the year - taking away two golfers who would have been on my shortlist in Memphis. I am fully aware that Joe and Josh will come out guns blazing with double-barreled shotguns ready for war, but I'm not quite prepared to go into this three-way battle with Jon Rahm versus the likes of Justin Thomas and Rory McIlroy when I have other locations that make sense for the Spaniard. If I am trying to win this contest from a strategical aspect, I think my best decision is to keep some bullets in my back pocket by rolling out Collin Morikawa. That gives me my best kick coming down the stretch, and the goal is to have enough horsepower left in the tank to chase down whoever is in the lead. And who knows, perhaps Morikawa provides one of his ridiculous ball-striking displays and wins this going away. -Spencer Aguiar

Sam Burns (Barracuda)

Alternate - Cameron Davis

It was a close call between Sam Burns and Cameron Davis, but Burns' consistency mixed with his scoring ability was enough to seal the deal for me. I have Burns ranked number one on my Barracuda model, which stems from his top-seven ranking compared to the field in strokes gained off the tee, driving distance and par-five scoring. Add to that his ability to create eagle opportunities, and his overall skill set is too robust to ignore for this condensed field.

It is worth noting that Burns closed last week priced 33/1 in the 3M Open - the same number he opened for the Barracuda. We can argue that last week's total was overinflated, but this is a prime example of the previous week's chalk not receiving the respect they deserve in the following event after a mediocre result. Burns is going to win soon on tour and will get his first real shot to do so at Tahoe Mountain Club.

Yearly Earnings - $3,101,193

Yearly Cuts Made - 13/17

 

Josh Bennett - Rory McIlroy (WGC)

Alternate - Brooks Koepka

Rory isn’t in the greatest form since the season restarted, but he’s one of the best in the world and cold streaks like this are just going to run out eventually for players like him. They also haven’t played any courses where his length will be a significant advantage like it will be this week, so he can still have a little bit of an off week and keep in contention. He’s proven that to be true in the past as well with a handful of top 10 finishes in this event to go along with a win. He’s had some time off to regroup and this is the week for him to break out of his “slump” and get back to tearing up the tour (I hope). - Josh Bennett

Denny McCarthy (Barracuda)

Alternate - Will Gordon

Admittedly, I know nothing about this event, and the part where you want a high score instead of a low score confuses me. Aside from that, what I do know is to get a high score you have to get a lot of birdies, and I know that Denny McCarthy is in the top 25 in birdie or better percentage this season and was top 15 in that statistic for 2019. This guy knows how to put circles on his scorecard, so if that’s the name of the game this week, that’s the guy I’m going with.

Yearly Earnings - $3,259,355

Yearly Cuts Made - 13/17

 

Running Totals

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

 

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RotoBaller PGA: One And Done Staff Picks - 3M Open

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!

Sit down boys and girls, as I tell you a story about the Memorial. There's no way around it... my stay at Xander Island was miserable. I experienced a typhoon-like atmosphere on Thursday but somehow got my room comped for the weekend. Not being in the mood to do much, I stayed inside for the final two days and watched videos of Joe and Josh frolicking across a random bridge. Oh, how nice it all looked.

I packed my bags up early on Sunday morning and headed back home before the inclement weather struck down again. And while some might not believe the story I am about to tell, the treasure we discussed finding at Xander Island came to fruition. In a miraculous turn of events, Joe and Josh's lack of social distancing resulted in their feet getting tangled as they were trying to escape the poor weather, and the money they were holding onto flew into the air - straight into the same typhoon that disturbed me on Thursday. However, something was different this time around. I sat there and watched this treacherous storm transform into a rainbow right in front of my eyes, traveling a distance of over six feet and leaving a pot of gold worth over $171,000 right at my feet.

Some might say this tale is untrue, but that is ok by me. I have my newfound fortune that is worth more than both Josh and Joe possess and good luck finding where I have buried it. MWHAHAHAHAHA!

 

One And Done Staff Picks Overview

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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 - The Memorial

Joe Nicely - Sam Burns

Alternate - Erik Van Rooyen

This is a juicy, juicy, bounce-back spot for Tony Finau - a player that I still have left at my disposal in this OAD contest - and I may look back at not using him this week with regret, but I need to socially...ummm...emotionally distance myself from one of my favorite players after last week’s collapse at the Memorial, as my heart just can’t take more disappointment from one of the best human beings on the PGA Tour. So, since I’m emotionally hedging against Tony, I’m gonna take an outside-of-the-box route for the 3M Open and go with Sam Burns.

If you don’t think there’s a youth movement taking place on the PGA Tour, just take a look at some recent winners and their ages: Daniel Berger - 27, Bryson DeChambeau - 26, Collin Morikawa - 23, and Jon Rahm - 25. Now, I don’t think Sam Burns belongs in the same echelon as the players mentioned above, but the 23-year-old is certainly an exciting prospect with an amateur pedigree that includes first team All-America honors, the Jack Nicklaus National Player of the Year award, and four individual NCAA wins as an LSU Tiger. He’s already logged six top-10 finishes in his young pro career, with one of them coming in this event last year, and he represents the evolution of the game in the form of bombing it off the tee (averaging 311.1 yards driving distance), while also possessing tremendous touch on the greens (29th on the PGA Tour in SG: Putting this season).

This TPC Twin Cities layout is very generous off the tee and provided a breakout spot for both Matthew Wolff and Collin Morikawa last year. I think bombing it long and racking up birdies will be the order of the week at the 3M and Burns fits the mold perfectly. -Joe Nicely

Yearly Earnings - $2,714,254

Yearly Cuts Made - 13/16

 

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Spencer Aguiar - Bubba Watson

Alternate - Will Gordon

The 3M Open is a weak field and features an overall purse that is nothing to write home about. I believe all those factors should lend to a smaller name being taken for the event, but the player I would have wanted to slot into this location has already been selected previously by me in the season (Jhonattan Vegas).

That factor puts me in a slight bind, although it isn't anything that I can't work around with the plethora of names available in Minnesota. A player such as Will Gordon, Doc Redman or Max Homa all entered my mind as potential routes to go down this week, but I am going to go with the golfer who might have the best win equity in this field when we remove Dustin Johnson from the equation.

While Bubba Watson's game hasn't been perfect since the return of golf, there are a few things that should be viewed as a positive - most notably his 7.8 strokes earned with his irons at the Memorial last week. When we add to that his dominance off the tee and par-five scoring ability, a picture starts getting painted of a player who is a few good putting rounds away from striking gold. I'm all about my hidden treasure and hope that Bubba can plunder a payday that equates to a victory.  -Spencer Aguiar

Yearly Earnings - $3,101,193

Yearly Cuts Made - 13/16

 

Josh Bennett - Tony Finau

Alternate - Max Homa

There’s not really a better opportunity for Tony to actually win a tournament than this one. It’s obvious he has issues so far in his career with closing on Sundays, but it’s not usually in fields that look like this one. His skill level greatly stands out in this one and there only are a couple other guys that are in his class (I’ve already used two of them in OAD so they’re out the window). Not only is he just a better golfer than most of the field, this course sets up perfectly for his game. It’s very long, but he can shrink it with his length. He’s been experimenting with the Bryson approach and going full on off the tee and he should be able to do that a lot here with how wide the fairways are. As long as he doesn’t get too sideways, he will have a huge advantage over the field by hitting it that far. On top of the distance, he’s always been a good ball-striker which will be helpful this weekend, so all he really needs to do is have a decent week on the greens and he should be able to take this one down. - Josh Bennett

Yearly Earnings - $3,008,555

Yearly Cuts Made - 12/16

 

Running Totals

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

 

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RotoBaller PGA: One And Done Staff Picks - The Memorial

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!

After a quick start from Hideki Matsuyama, I was hopeful for a big payday at the Workday Charity Open, but, alas, 'Deki forgot how to putt over the weekend and a nosedive down to a middling T21 ensued. Spencer probably had those emotions in reverse, as his selection of Rickie Fowler barely squeaked into the weekend before eventually tying Hideki in 21st place. Josh's boy Justin Rose looked like he had either the English countryside or his Morgan Stanley portfolio on his mind, as the wheels were off early en route to a trunk slam.

This week's Memorial will be played on the same Muirfield Village layout, but we see a huge bump in the strength of the field. With a huge payday at stake, and tons of stars to choose from, it will be interesting to see who the guys are going with this week. Let's tee it up!

 

One And Done Staff Picks Overview

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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 - The Memorial

Joe Nicely - Patrick Cantlay

Alternate - Collin Morikawa

I had honestly planned on "saving" Patrick Cantlay for a major championship, but I'm gonna go ahead and fire him up in the Memorial for the second year in a row, though I have a nagging suspicion that Josh is gonna copy my pick this week. Cantlay came through like the world-class player that he is last year, taking down Jack's tournament for a huge payday and a true breakthrough victory, and I expect more of the same this go around.

I like everything about this spot for Cantlay...he gained strokes in every major category in a nice little knock-the-rust-off start in last week's Workday Charity Open and should now be ready to get down to the serious business at hand this week. His game is perhaps the most well-rounded on the PGA Tour, as he has no real weaknesses. This Muirfield Village layout rewards those types of players (see Tiger's five victories as proof) and Cantlay has never had a bad outing on this golf course. I don't expect him to start this week. -Joe Nicely

Yearly Earnings - $2,662,329

Yearly Cuts Made - 12/15

 

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Spencer Aguiar - Xander Schauffele

Alternate - Collin Morikawa

Playing in a three-person contest adds a unique dynamic for how to maneuver through each week. I always attempt to make my selections to help out everyone reading this article, but the strategy has to be moderately different to account for the unorthodox setup that comes into play.

Unfortunately, I can see what is going to happen to me this weekend. I'm trying to be a good student in the front of the classroom, but I continue to hear mumblings of Patrick Cantlay coming from the back, and it appears as if Joe and Josh are comparing notes - perhaps considering coying off of each other once again. Where is the professor at RotoBaller University when you need them?!

While Cantlay is sadly an acceptable answer to provide for this week's test and is showing up as the top choice on my study guide, I am going to have to put out their potential version of double-fire with a trip to Xander Island. This all-inclusive resort features the finer amenities one would hope to find at a five-star retreat, and there is even a chance to hit a jackpot of over one million dollars if everything goes according to plan. Sure, you will have to deal with Xander's father in the room next door complaining about how his son sucks at golf, but quarantining myself on this island appears to be my best move. Here's to a good weekend, and can someone please tell Joe and Josh to stay six-feet apart during these troubling times.  -Spencer Aguiar

Yearly Earnings - $2,929,608

Yearly Cuts Made - 12/15

 

Josh Bennett - Patrick Cantlay

Alternate - Paul Casey

As promised last week, Cantlay is my guy this week. My fear from last week is coming true halfway through this two-part Muirfield situation, but I’m going to stick to the plan. Cantlay had a great week last week while Rose had an awful week, exactly what I was hoping wouldn’t happen. I mentioned that I trusted Cantlay to be able to play two great events in a row, so I’m really hoping he falls in line there instead of my fear of having the two picked in the wrong weeks coming true. My reasoning for Cantlay remains unchanged from last week, he’s one of the best ball-strikers in this field (even with a juiced up field) and his combination of off the tee game and great iron play should put him in contention again this week. He added onto his good history at this course last week, I’m looking forward to him continuing that trend again this week.

- Josh Bennett

Yearly Earnings - $2,956,630

Yearly Cuts Made - 11/15

 

Running Totals

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

 

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RotoBaller PGA: One And Done Staff Picks - Workday Charity Open

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!

The slow restart continued for me at the Rocket Mortgage Classic, as Patrick Reed buried both of us in the sand with his missed cut effort. Joe and Josh faired much better with their selection of Viktor Hovland, netting each slightly over $131,000 and giving Josh a narrow overall lead.

This week's event at the Workday Charity Open has the chance to provide a plethora of options for everyone to choose, so let's dive in and get things started.

 

One And Done Staff Picks Overview

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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 - Workday Charity Open

Joe Nicely - Hideki Matsuyama

Alternate - Collin Morikawa

Lots of interesting paths we could take this week for the Workday, the first of back-to-back events to be held at Muirfield Village. This is a stronger field than we saw last week at Rocket Mortgage, but doesn’t boast the stars that we will see next week at the Memorial.

Patrick Cantlay is the first player that jumped to mind for me, but I’m going to hold off with him in hopes of a bigger purse somewhere down the line. Justin Rose is also a strong candidate in this spot, as his game looks recharged since the break and his course history is immaculate.

I ultimately decided to go with Hideki Matsuyama, a player that was originally my OAD pick at the canceled Players Championship (a tournament that he was lighting up by the way!). It appears Hideki was hurt not only by the decision to halt play at TPC Sawgrass, but also by the layoff itself, as he’s only made two ho-hum starts since play resumed. However, he showed some signs of life in Detroit last week after making the cut on the number and his five strokes gained on approach indicate that his irons are finally beginning to fire. Matsuyama is a former Memorial winner and I like the fact that he has a chance to carry some momentum into an event for the first time since the Tour’s restart. You can never go wrong by siding with a great ball striker at Muirfield Village and Hideki is one of the best in the world when he’s in form.  -Joe Nicely

Yearly Earnings - $2,602,499

Yearly Cuts Made - 11/14

 

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Spencer Aguiar - Rickie Fowler

Alternate - Jon Rahm

If you have read any of my articles this week, this is a MASSIVE curveball I am throwing in that nobody will see coming. I'm going to continue to stump for Xander Schauffele and Jon Rahm as the two most likely winners of the event, but the small purse doesn't leave me overly excited to burn one of my big guns in a field that is still challenging.

I believe there is a good chance that we see Joe go with Hideki Matsuyama or Patrick Cantlay, who are probably two of the safest plays on the board if you still have them available, but things have become complicated for me to maneuver around with both options already gone from my bank. Josh might attempt to go down the Cantlay route also with Matsuyama already being used at the Waste Management in February, and all of this is leading to me being trapped for this particular event.

I'm not so sure it makes sense from a strategical standpoint to try and win this week, and I believe taking someone I wouldn't normally want to play gives me the best chance to get out of this tournament as unscathed as possible for the future. Rickie Fowler is a phenomenal bentgrass putter that performs his best on slower greens, and his course history at Muirfield is encouraging. I saw enough during his 12th place showing at the Rocket Mortgage to take a shot in the dark, but I'd gladly take finishes outside the top-10 for all of us if I could control the outcome. -Spencer Aguiar

Yearly Earnings - $2,869,778

Yearly Cuts Made - 11/14

 

Josh Bennett - Justin Rose

Alternate - Patrick Cantlay

I had a hard time picking between Rose and Cantlay this week. To be fair, whichever one I used this week I was going to use the other next week assuming they’re in the field, so just hoping that I picked the order correctly. That’s a spoiler alert for Joe’s pick next week, by the way, but at least I KNOW he’s going to copy it this time since I said it out loud. I’m looking for the elite overall ball-strikers with some power and accuracy and great irons. The course demands that from players, and Rose and Cantlay fit that description. Their history on this specific course shows that’s a good recipe for success as well. I’m going Rose over Cantlay this week mostly as a fatigue/age factor. Cantlay is obviously a younger guy and I trust him more to string two great tournaments back-to-back more than I do Rose, so I went Rose for the first week. Hopefully by now Rose has had the time he needs to get acclimated to his new clubs, and he should put together a big week this week. - Josh Bennett

Yearly Earnings - $2,956,630

Yearly Cuts Made - 11/14

 

Running Totals

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

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RotoBaller PGA: One And Done Staff Picks - Rocket Mortgage Classic

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!

The Travelers Championship turned out well for both Josh and I, as our pick Bryson DeChambeau bombed his way to a T6 finish. DeChambeau's almost quarter-million dollar payday helped tighten up the RotoBaller OAD standings, with Josh and I nipping at Spencer's heels after a forgettable T58 from his Travelers horse Sungjae Im.

After basically having all-star fields to choose from since the PGA Tour resumed play, the Rocket Mortgage Classic - and its noticeably weaker field - presents an interesting challenge. Let's dive in and see who the guys will be rolling with at Detroit Golf Club

 

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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 - Rocket Mortgage Classic

Joe Nicely - Viktor Hovland

Alternate - Doc Redman

Team J-Nice is back on track after a strong outing from Bryson DeChambeau at the Travelers last week. While I was hoping for a win, a top-10 outing is always acceptable, so I'll gladly add Bryson's $234k to my tally and move on.

This week's Rocket Mortgage Classic has the weakest field we've seen since the PGA Tour resumed play. It presents us with some interesting challenges, as outside of a couple of "elite" players at the top, things feel pretty wide open this week. With both Bryson and Webb Simpson already off the board for me, I've considered all types of options for this tournament, but my decision ultimately boiled down to either Tyrrell Hatton or Viktor Hovland.

I elected to go with Hovland for a couple of reasons...first and foremost, he's been a ball-striking machine since play resumed and led last week's Travelers field in Strokes Gained: Tee To Green (only to be let down by a faulty putter). I'm also giving him the edge over a streaking Hatton here because he has seen this golf course before and logged a T13 at Detroit Golf Club last year in the inaugural Rocket Mortgage Classic.

Yes, we're kinda at the mercy of Hovland's putter this (or any other) week, but I'm willing to take my chances with his elite ball striking in hopes that things go at least decent on the greens, as it feels like he's just a lukewarm putter away from a win.  -Joe Nicely

Yearly Earnings - $2,470,624

Yearly Cuts Made - 10/13

 

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Spencer Aguiar - Patrick Reed

Alternate - Tyrrell Hatton

All things considered, I escaped Bryson DeChambeau's 'Hulk Smash' quite well from Joe and Josh at the Travelers Championship. A total of $233,470 was a number I could stomach from the current hottest player in the world, but I sadly wasn't able to muster much of a payout with Sungjae Im, who is doing everything in his power to get out of his military service for South Korea and kept to the script of avoiding a fight by scurrying away from his head-to-head encounter with the imposing DeChambeau.

This week, I need someone who isn't afraid to get a little sand on themselves when push comes to shove. A player who is willing to quiet his critics with a simple shush. A player that will block out the noise (or at least have his wife block you on Twitter). More than anything else, a golfer that knows how to win on tour. Cue the Patrick Reed music.

If we ignore Reed's surprising missed cut at the RBC Heritage, he has posted five top-25 results over his past six events on tour and rolls into the week after firing three consecutive rounds at the Travelers Championship of 66,69 and 64, respectively. The American finished in fifth place last season at this tournament and should be ready for another enormous showing in the 'D.' - Spencer Aguiar

Yearly Earnings - $2,869,778

Yearly Cuts Made - 11/13

 

Josh Bennett - Viktor Hovland

Alternate - Erik Van Rooyen

After a couple weeks of elite fields, the strength of this field dips a little, so I think it’s a good time to save the big hitters and grab a guy like Hovland. He has a much better chance to win in this field than he would when he has to go up against a field full of Rory’s, Rahm’s, DJ’s, JT’s, etc. Hovland is a great ball-striker, and undoubtedly one of the best ball-strikers in this field. This course will require both long and accurate, and he definitely fits that mold. He admittedly struggles on and around the greens, but the greens here are large and shouldn’t be too difficult to hit, so his short-game issues will hopefully be hidden a bit in this event. This is as good of a chance as any for him to win in a legitimate PGA Tour field and I think he gets it done this week. - Josh Bennett

Yearly Earnings - $2,824,755

Yearly Cuts Made - 10/13

 

Running Totals

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

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RotoBaller PGA: One And Done Staff Picks - Travelers Championship

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!

It was a slow weekend for all involved at the RBC Heritage. Kevin Kisner's terrible Friday performance cost Josh a payday. Joe's selection of Matt Kuchar faltered over much of the four days. And Justin Rose did do better than the rest, but a missed three-foot putt on the final hole turned into almost a 100k mistake for the man who loves his cash.

Things are still wide open between the three of us, and it will only take one big score for this contest to flip upside down. Let's not waste any additional time and see who the guys will be taking this week.

 

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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 - RBC Heritage

Joe Nicely - Bryson DeChambeau

Alternate - Joaquin Niemann

After two weeks of “near misses”, this is the week that the new and bulkier Bryson DeChambeau gets it done. While TPC River Highlands will still somewhat restrict him off the tee, he’ll definitely be able to bomb away more this week than he has at Colonial or Harbour Town.

DeChambeau has been in beast mode both off the tee and on approach since the PGA Tour resumed play and he heads to a layout on which he’s recorded back-to-back top-10s in his last two Travelers starts. It should be a winning blend of current form and course history.

PS...Matt Kuchar sucks! - Joe Nicely

Yearly Earnings - $2,237,154

Yearly Cuts Made - 9/12

 

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Spencer Aguiar - Sungjae Im

Alternate - Gary Woodland

I am going to keep things short and simple for this week's write-up. We are still in the middle of a pandemic, and there will be some uncertainty for these events as we progress for the next little bit. Players who are easily rattled by things happening on or off the course do become much more difficult to play, and I will be looking for golfers that have shown the propensity to go about their business, regardless of what is going on in the world.

Sungjae Im should be itching to get himself back out there after losing 4.4 shots on the greens at RBC Heritage, and it is worth noting that his second-biggest loss with his putter also came the season before at Harbour Town. Im bounced back with a 31st place showing after that display, and I believe we should be expecting an even better effort than that at TPC River Highlands. The South Korean has the mental stature to ignore the outside world, and the skillset to find the winner's circle in Connecticut. - Spencer Aguiar

Yearly Earnings - $2,852,906

Yearly Cuts Made - 10/12

 

Josh Bennett - Bryson DeChambeau

Alternate - Tony Finau

I’m going to stick with my rule early on in this contest about not overthinking and just going with the guy I know fits the best. These guys never let me pick Webb Simpson anymore, so I have to at least get a little creative from there, but this week was not a difficult pick for me. Just looking at the course, it is obvious that a bomber should dominate, and especially an elite bomber like Bryson is. There are tons of bunkers and sets of trees that are in play for the majority of the field, but if he’s carrying the ball 330, Bryson is going to be able to completely eliminate most bunkers and tree problems. Having a wide open landing area on these shorter holes is such a massive advantage over the rest of the field. Not only that, he’s played this course well before with two top 10’s the last two years, not to mention the heater he is on in his recent performances. No questions about it from me, Bryson is the guy this week. - Josh Bennett

Yearly Earnings - $2,591,285

Yearly Cuts Made - 9/12

 

Running Totals

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

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RotoBaller PGA: One And Done Staff Picks - RBC Heritage

Hello RotoBallers! It's great to have golf back and the Charles Schwab Challenge certainly didn't disappoint, as a star-studded leaderboard battled down to the wire, with Daniel Berger eventually outlasting Collin Morikawa in a sudden-death playoff to take home the title.

Last week was a tough one for lots of golf prognosticators, as we didn't really know what form players would be in after an unprecedented layoff. Spencer and I both missed horribly with our picks of Matt Kuchar and Rickie Fowler. However, Josh scored big time on the strength of Patrick Reed's T7 finish that resulted in nearly a $250k windfall.

Josh's huge week brought him very close to Spencer's season total. With ol' lucky (me) bringing up the rear. Hopefully, Spencer and I can get back on track at this week's RBC Heritage. Let's see who the guys are rolling with at Harbour Town

 

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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 - RBC Heritage

Joe Nicely - Matt Kuchar

Alternate - Justin Rose

Ok, I'm an idiot. I was fully determined to take Jordan Spieth last week, but chickened out at the last minute. Spieth kinda crumbled over the weekend at Colonial, but his T10 payday sure would have been an improvement over Rickie Fowler's missed cut. Frustrating!

I'm not making any last-minute changes this week at the RBC Heritage. I landed on Matt Kuchar early in the week and that's the Skechers-wearing horse I'll be riding at Harbour Town. Kuch broke tons of hearts last week when he double-bogeyed his final hole Friday to miss the cut by a shot, but I'm willing to chalk it up to a "knocking the rust off" outing.

The Khaki One's track record at the Heritage is borderline supernatural. Kuchar nabbed the title in 2014 and has proceeded to run off SIX STRAIGHT TOP-25'S in the subsequent years, including a runner-up finish last season. He will probably be popular due to that course history, but I'm hoping some folks will be reluctant to go back to him after being burned last week. - Joe Nicely

Yearly Earnings - $2,211,949

Yearly Cuts Made - 8/11

 

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Spencer Aguiar - Justin Rose

Alternate - Tyrrell Hatton

Matt Kuchar... you cheap, cheap bastard. Why am I not surprised that Kuchar double-bogeyed the final hole to miss the cut and take away money from my OAD total? To me, this honestly feels as egregious as when he stiffed his reserve caddie in Mayakoba, and I might open a GoFundMe page to get some of those earnings placed back into my total.

I mean, honestly! What is even going on in this contest for me lately? Paul Casey double-bogeyed two of the final six holes at the American Express to drop from second to 21st. Dustin Johnson imploded his back-nine at the Genesis Invitational to drop from second to 10th. Justin Thomas, good on you for blowing what felt like an insurmountable lead late at the WGC-Mexico and falling to sixth. And let's round it out with Fleetwood leaving a few hundred grand on the table when he found water at the 72nd hole during the Honda Classic. AHHHHHHHHH. The shit that goes wrong for me in this contest weekly.

Deep breath. Let's round out this last paragraph on a high note and get back to our regularly scheduled program (insert fake smile). Why am I picking Justin Rose this week? Well, who likes money more than the Englishman? He is willing to plaster his face on any add campaign for the right price, and we surely know that I need a payday to end this current drought of mine. If Rose wins, he can get his purse of over a million dollars, and I am willing to place his face as my new avatar on Twitter to get him extra views. Sounds like a good plan to me for all involved. -Spencer Aguiar

Yearly Earnings - $2,723,331

Yearly Cuts Made - 9/11

 

Josh Bennett - Kevin Kisner

Alternate - Tyrell Hatton

My thoughts behind my pick this week are very similar to last week. My rationale behind Reed last week was that he has an elite short game and he’s a good putter which will be very beneficial when it’s hard to hit a lot of greens. Same story this week, except driving accuracy has to come into play. This course is short, narrow, tree-lined, and unlike last week there isn’t really room to be cutting corners to remove tree trouble. Kisner hits the ball very straight off the tee and should keep it in play for most of the tournament. He also has a great short game and is a good putter. That’s important this week because the greens are small and will be hard to hit. There may not be any 59 watches for Kiz this week, but he’ll hit fairways and get up-and-down all week and keep himself towards the top of the leaderboard that way.

Yearly Earnings - $2,591,285

Yearly Cuts Made - 9/11

 

Running Totals

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

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RotoBaller PGA: One And Done Staff Picks - Charles Schwab Challenge

Welcome back, RotoBallers! A three-month hiatus has thrown a monkey wrench into 'One and Done' contests this season. Anyone that built a strategy for how they were going to approach their year now has to restart from scratch, and we do have some definite pitfalls to encounter with the uncertainty of what to expect.

In theory, it probably makes things equally challenging for everyone involved, but that isn't to say that we still can't try to gain an edge by using the information that we do have presented to us weekly to our advantage. One way to do that is by tracking ownership percentages on PGA DFS sites. That can generally give us a good feel for what the industry is thinking as a whole when entering an event. It is essential to avoid viewing all popular plays as being wrong, but we can use the data to formulate our path forward through these somewhat unpredictable times.

We are still early enough in the season that I wouldn't think too outside the box quite yet, but the further behind we fall in a contest, the more aggressive we will need to be. Vice versa, someone with a lead might be able to play ABC strategy to get themselves across the finish line. These are things to keep in mind as the year progresses, but let's get straight to what everyone came here to say, this week's 'One and Done' picks.

 

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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

Joe Nicely - Rickie Fowler

Alternate - Jordan Spieth

Well...here we are. It’s been a long wait since golf was halted after the first round of The Players Championship. I’m sure it was the safe and prudent thing to do, but selfishly, I’m still pissed because I had first-round leader Hideki Matsuyama in every format imaginable, including this OAD contest. Moving on…

This is by far the strongest field we’ve ever seen turn up at Colonial Country Club and there are OAD options galore as a result. The trouble is, we don’t know how the vast majority of these guys are going to handle the unprecedented layoff they’re returning from. For that reason, I won’t be using one of the “Super Elite” players that are available.

I had honestly fully planned on pulling the trigger on Jordan Spieth this week (and I will still be betting him), but the buzz on Spiethy has spiraled out of control in the run-up to this tournament. Instead of a chalky Spieth, I’m pivoting to Rickie Fowler, a jack-of-all-trades type of player that should perform well at Colonial.

We don’t know what most of these guys have been up to, but through the magic of social media, we know that Rickie has been very active during the break, playing rounds with Justin Thomas and competing in the TaylorMade charity match at Seminole a few weeks ago. Colonial used to be a regular stop for Rickie - he’s had some strong outings on this layout - and I think the combination of course experience and staying active during the layoff will give him a leg up this week. - Joe Nicely

Yearly Earnings - $2,211,949

Yearly Cuts Made - 8/10

 

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Spencer Aguiar - Matt Kuchar

Alternate - Patrick Reed

I got off to a fast start this season by making the first nine cuts of the year but faltered in the last trackable event when Tony Finau floundered his way to a missed cut result in Florida. Maybe the time off was much-needed for my psyche because I couldn't tell you why, how or what caused things to go array for me at the Arnold Palmer Invitational, but I do know that I feel motivated to get the train back up to full speed.

I believe there are a few routes we can go down this week. I prefer the idea of leaving my big guns for another time of the year, but depending on who you still have left, Tony Finau, Matt Kuchar and Patrick Reed all lead off my list of somewhat conservative choices to pinpoint in week one. To me, it comes down to attempting to find a logistical event down the road, and if you can't pinpoint a location that you are dying to use said golfer later in the season, Colonial becomes a much more robust option since you don't take cards out of your deck moving forward.

Probably for the greater good because of my past luck with Finau, the American is off-limits for me in Texas, which made my decision rather simple in deciding to go with Matt Kuchar. The RBC Heritage does jump off the page for the 41-year-old golfer next weekend, but it is challenging to overlook the number one player in my model at a venue where he will gain less traction from the community, yet still have possibly as good of a chance to find success as he would at Harbour Town.

The 17th-ranked golfer in the world is a veteran who specializes in fairways gained, bogey avoidance and strokes gained putting, and his often mistake-free style should pay dividends at a venue that is difficult during an average year but even further amplified in terms of the challenge with all the red flags entering the week. -Spencer Aguiar

Yearly Earnings - $2,723,331

Yearly Cuts Made - 9/10

 

Josh Bennett - Patrick Reed

Alternate - Jordan Spieth

We’ve already heard and will continue to hear about how “unknown” this week is and how random the results will probably be because of all the weird circumstances. As different as things are, there are a few knowns that I think make Reed an easy (and probably safe) pick whose name isn’t Jordan Spieth.

History at this event says that good putters and good players around the green usually play well here. Reed has been mentioned by a handful of players on tour as being one of the best players around the greens they’ve seen, and he’s statistically a good putter. If that’s the criteria, I don’t really need to look any further.

In addition, I think it’s well known by now that all he does is eat, sleep, and breathe golf, so there’s no question he has been grinding for this whole break. Of all the questions around who has and hasn’t been playing and practicing, there’s no reason to question if Reed has been swinging clubs. It wouldn’t surprise me if he’s specifically been practicing every tee shot for this tournament just to give him the very best chance to say he won the first tournament after the break ended (and maybe the only tournament if things go sideways after this week??).

People will very likely default to Spieth with his history combined with his putting and around the green game, but I think Reed is a much better play with his skillset, plus that part where he’s actually played decent golf on the PGA Tour a few times in the last couple years.

Yearly Earnings - $2,347,535

Yearly Cuts Made - 8/10

 

Running Totals

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 $483,00 Louis Oosthuizen $0
Arnold Palmer Invitational Rory McIlroy $330,731 Tony Finau $0 Xander Schauffele $72,424

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RotoBaller PGA: One And Done Staff Picks - The Players Championship

C'mon Rory, you gotta win that tournament! Ok...had to get that out of my system. My decision to burn Rory McIlroy at the Arnold Palmer Invitational sorta worked, as he nabbed a top-five and $330k for me. However, it was a tournament that was very winnable for him and that's what you're looking for when you deploy a player of his caliber in a OAD contest...wins.

What makes Rory's inability to close the door even more frustrating for me is the fact that both Spencer and Josh had an underwhelming week at Bay Hill (at least by their lofty standards), as Tony Finau missed the cut for Spencer, while Josh's pick of Xander Schauffele recorded a solid, but not spectacular, T25 that was good for a little over $72k. So, while I view last week as something of an opportunity missed, I was able to cross the $2 million mark and close the gap on Spencer and Josh.

This week is a HUGE event for this competition, as The Players Championship has massive payouts and is also one of the most difficult tournaments of the year to predict. It's gonna be a fun week, let's see who the guys are rolling with!

 

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

Joe Nicely - Hideki Matsuyama

Alternate - Matt Kuchar

The comeback train continues to roll! After a mini slump, I've put together back-to-back top-fives over the last two weeks with the help of Tommy Fleetwood and Rory McIlroy. At least I'm back within shouting distance of Spencer and Josh with a huge week at The Players ahead.

This is such a fun week for both DFS play and OAD contests, because anything can happen at TPC Sawgrass. This is a course that was literally designed to not favor any particular type of player and we've seen golfers of all different stripes emerge victorious at The Players over the years. For that reason, things are absolutely wide open this week and I left no stone unturned when debating which direction to go with this OAD pick. I considered going straight to the top of the board with a player like Justin Thomas, but ultimately decided against using JT here due to the natural unpredictability of the event. A player in hot form was also in serious consideration, as I came agonizingly close to pulling the trigger on Bryson DeChambeau, but assumed he would also be high on the list for Spencer and Josh. I also debated just going extremely conservative with a player in the Matt Kuchar or Ian Poulter "experienced, cagey veteran" mold, though I felt I was sacrificing a bit too much upside with either of those guys. If you are in a large OAD contest like the one at Gup's Corner there is also definitely some merit to taking a swing with a dark horse like Daniel Berger.

Ultimately, I landed on a player that's a consistently-great ball striker and has a solid track record at TPC Sawgrass. If I'm being honest, it also helps that both Spencer and Josh have already used Hideki Matsuyama in this contest, which means I have a chance to continue to gain ground on them by having a player all to myself. 'Deki's putting is always a concern - and he was definitely miserable at Bay Hill last week en route to losing six strokes on the greens - but he also has something of a knack for following up especially horrible putting weeks with noticeable improvement. He's a ball-striking machine that's averaging a sicko 6.9 Strokes Gained: T2G over his last five tournaments and in five Players starts since 2015 he's notched two top-10s and two top-25s against just one missed cut. I do wonder if Matusyama can putt well enough to win this week, but I have no doubt that his ball striking will give him a great opportunity to succeed. - Joe Nicely

Yearly Earnings - $2,211,949

Yearly Cuts Made - 8/10

 

Spencer Aguiar - Bryson DeChambeau

Alternate - Xander Schauffele

The Players Championship has historically had some erratic results from year-to-year, but I believe the move from May to March might alleviate some of those concerns. All of that will be slightly hinged on if the wind can remain calm and not turn the event into a luck-filled contest, but early reports are indicating weather won't play a factor.

The two-month move helps golfers for a few reasons. For starters, greens will be more receptive and not as quick, but driving distance should also increase with the rough being non-existent. You still can't bomb away with no regard because of the water that does come into play, but missing to the correct side can alleviate a ton of those concerns.

All of that information leaves us with a few golfers worth considering. I am well aware that Bryson DeChambeau will most likely be the most popular OAD selection this week, but I don't feel like getting cute with a lead already in hand. The American bulked up during the off-season, adding extra muscle to his frame, and the results have been intoxicating from a driving standpoint. From January 1st to now, DeChambeau is recording the second-best season in PGA Tour history off the tee and gained more than two strokes in three different rounds at last week's Arnold Palmer Invitational. That is good enough for me to deploy the 13th-ranked player in the world at the biggest payday event of the year, and if you aren't playing from behind in your contest, DeChambeau should be one of the names at the top of your list. -Spencer Aguiar

Yearly Earnings - $2,723,331

Yearly Cuts Made - 9/10

 

Josh Bennett - Sergio Garcia

Alternate - Adam Scott

The Players is typically an event with a lot of volatility, and therefore we don’t see a lot of players with consistently good course history records. However, Sergio Garcia and Adam Scott are two names that tend to always find themselves up on the leaderboard every year. Due to the volatility of the event, I think it’s a good strategy to play someone like these two so that you at least have a made cut (or a great chance at one). Scott plays a little more on the PGA Tour, plus I think he might be on cruise control a little bit after a couple wins, so I’m going to roll with Sergio this week since there aren’t many other good options for him the rest of the way, whereas there’s many more opportunities to play Scott.

It’s interesting that Sergio plays this event well. Like the last couple Florida courses the Tour stopped at, TPC Sawgrass tests you just as much mentally as it does physically. Sergio is known to be a bit of a hot-head, so it’s surprising he’s able to keep his emotions in check enough for four days to stay in contention year after year. Part of the reason for that may be because he is an excellent player off-the-tee and is able to set himself up in “safer” places that put less mental stress on the second shots. He’s in decent form coming in and is a former winner of this event, so hopefully he can keep those emotions in check for another year and get himself into contention again on Sunday.  – Josh Bennett

Yearly Earnings - $2,347,535

Yearly Cuts Made - 8/10

 

Running Totals

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 $483,00 Louis Oosthuizen $0
Arnold Palmer Invitational Rory McIlroy $330,731 Tony FInau $0 Xander Schauffele $72,424

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PGA DFS Tournament Preview: THE PLAYERS Championship

Hi RotoBallers! In our ongoing attempt to expand and improve our PGA coverage, we will be dropping a 'Tournament Preview' for some of the big events on the PGA Tour schedule. We're getting this new series kicked off this week with the 'Fifth Major', THE PLAYERS Championship!

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RotoBaller Weekly PGA Article Schedule

Monday: You can find out all you need to know about TPC Sawgrass with Josh Bennett's Course Breakdown (Premium) and find out which golfers have thrived at THE PLAYERS in the past with Joe Nicely's Horse For The Course.

Tuesday: We kick your DFS research into high gear with articles from Spencer Aguiar and Tommy Bell! Spencer will highlight his favorite DraftKings Plays of the week and offer great tips with his Head-To-Head Betting Preview, while Tommy drops some salary savers in his DraftKings Value Plays (Premium) article.

Wednesday: Things start getting intense on Wednesday and we've got you covered! You can check out RotoBaller Staff One And Done selections and get inside the mind of our team with our PGA DFS Expert Roundtable. We also have two of the most popular articles in the PGA DFS industry with Spencer Aguiar's Vegas Report (Premium) and Joe Nicely's DraftKings Core Four (Premium). You can also check out Josh Bennett's DFS Cheat Sheet (Premium) for a quick cram session!

 

Tournament Overview

THE PLAYERS Championship

As I mentioned in the intro, this event is widely considered golf's 'Fifth Major'. THE PLAYERS routinely draws a major championship-caliber field and this year is no different, as we have golf's elite making their way to Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida. This is the second PLAYERS to be held since the PGA Tour decided to revamp its schedule, with this tournament moving up to March from the May slot it had held on the schedule since 2007. We can expect the change to alter course conditions a bit...with TPC Sawgrass less baked out from the hot Florida summer and March weather possibly becoming a factor, it wouldn't be a surprise to see the course to continue to play slightly more difficult this year. In addition to a stacked field, THE PLAYERS also has one of the highest prize purses of the year at $15 million. Players are eager to grab both the prestige and riches that come with winning this tournament.

THE PLAYERS is held on the Stadium Course at TPC Sawgrass and this Pete Dye design has produced an eclectic group of winners over the years. We've seen several different styles of play have success here, but the one constant among winners is managing to avoid the big numbers that can happen quickly on this course that seemingly has trouble lurking everywhere. The Stadium Course's most iconic hole is the Par 3 17th with its 'Island Green' that is surrounded by water. The title can be won or lost on this short hole that should be simple to the best golfers in the world, but the combination of pressure and the psychological effect it has on players always seems to make the 17th extremely difficult when Sunday afternoon rolls around.

Rory McIlory outlasted a surprising group of contenders last year that included Jim Furyk, Jon Rahm, and Brandt Snedeker, to win his first PLAYERS Championship. He heads into his title defense in sharp form and having regained the top ranking in the OWGR, but history tells us McIlroy will have a tough time trying to repeat, as there's never been a back-to-back winner at the PLAYERS.

Recent Winners
2019 - Rory McIlroy (-16)
2018 - Webb Simpson (-18)
2017 - Si Woo Kim (-10)
2016 - Jason Day (-15)
2015 - Rickie Fowler (-12)

Event Details
Purse: $15 million ($2.7 million to the winner)
FedEx Cup Points: 600 (Winner)
Field: 144 Players
Cut: Top 65 and ties move on after the first two rounds
Watch: Thurs & Fri - Golf Channel 1-7 p.m. ET, Sat - NBC 2-7 p.m. ET, Sun - NBC 1-6 p.m ET

 

Course Breakdown

THE PLAYERS Championship - Ponte Vedra Beach, FL
TPC Sawgrass (Stadium Course) - Par 72 - 7,189 Yards - Greens: Bermuda
Designers: Pete & Alice Dye - Opened: 1982

Designed by legendary course architect Pete Dye, the Stadium Course at TPC Sawgrass was truly the first of its kind. Its 'stadium' design changed the way golf was viewed by on-course spectators. I wanted to give Alice Dye her proper design credit, as the course's most iconic hole, the Par-3 17th 'Island Green', was her idea. This will be the first PLAYERS Championship played since Mr. Dye passed away earlier this year.

At just under 7,200 yards, the Stadium Course is one of the shortest courses on the PGA Tour schedule, but it is no pushover and annually ranks as one of the tougher tracks the pros face. In true Dye fashion, it's a second-shot golf course that has danger lurking around every corner. Tree-lined fairways, water hazards, and bunkers are the norm at TPC Sawgrass. As you can imagine, players can often find themselves in big trouble with huge numbers a very real possibility.

THE PLAYERS is a very difficult tournament to peg from a DFS perspective and that's by design. Dye created the Stadium Course layout with a directive from former PGA Tour Commissioner Deane Beman to design a course that would favor no particular player or style of play. Dye's efforts succeeded and resulted in an almost maddeningly balanced golf course that has holes of every length in every category, both left and right doglegs, and a layout where no two consecutive holes ever go in the same direction. Due to these challenges, it's hard to favor either distance or accuracy off the tee when constructing lineups, and the fact that there has never been a repeat winner at THE PLAYERS speaks to how difficult this tournament is to project each year.

 

Fantasy Outlook

THE PLAYERS is a huge event and the DFS sites are rolling out the red carpet for us. There are tons of great tournaments to choose from this week. In addition to the many offerings, the sites have once again posted 'major championship-like' pricing for THE PLAYERS. It will be hard to construct a DFS lineup that looks bad this week. While it's tempting to attempt to 'play everybody', do your best to keep your core of players as tight as possible. As you can probably gather from the course breakdown, there is no 'magic bullet' this week, but there are some qualities that do translate strongly.

TPC Sawgrass will present several challenges to the golfers in this field and can expose any weaknesses in a players game. I will look to target players that are solid from tee to green, with an emphasis on ball striking and strokes gained on approach.

There is no "magic bullet" at TPC Sawgrass, as we've seen several different styles of play be successful over the years...but the necessary constant is sharp ball striking, accuracy off the tee, and strong approach play. A decent short game and the ability to avoid bogeys or worse will also be important this week. I'm giving almost no weight to distance here, but I will look for players that have fared well on other Pete Dye-designed courses on the Tour schedule.

 

Key Statistics To Target

  • Strokes Gained: Tee to Green
  • Strokes Gained: Approach
  • Strokes Gained: Ball Striking
  • Bogeys Avoided
  • Strokes Gained: Short Game (Around the Green + Putting)
  • Performance on Pete Dye courses

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RotoBaller PGA: One And Done Staff Picks - Arnold Palmer Invitational

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!

It was a solid Honda Classic for both Joe and myself, netting nearly a half-million dollars from Tommy Fleetwood's third-place finish. And while you can never complain too much when you secure a payday of that kind, I'm sure Joe felt the same way as I did that we left a little money on the table after Fleetwood's ball found the water on the final hole.

These contests can be decided by a shot here and there, and you better believe it is still anyone's game with all three of us currently within one million dollars of one another. The next month will be our version of Super Tuesday, and we should have a better idea of who the favorite is after the Masters concludes in April. However, before we jump that far, let's first find out who the guys will be taking at the Arnold Palmer this weekend.

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

Joe Nicely - Rory McIlroy

Alternate - Byeong Hun An

Ok, we’re back on track after a solid third-place finish from Tommy Fleetwood at the Honda Classic last week! I want to keep the momentum going for the Arnold Palmer Invitational, so I’m deploying a weapon of mass destruction this week with Rory McIlroy.

Rory is the best golfer in the world at the moment and I can’t remember the last tournament he finished outside of the top five. Sure, you could make a strong argument for “saving” McIlroy until one of the majors in OAD contests, but this week’s API is exactly the type of event where I love rolling out Rory...it’s very high profile, the Bay Hill layout fits his game perfectly, and it doesn’t carry the extraordinary pressure of a major championship.

McIlroy heads into this week feeling extremely confident in his game and will tee it up on a course where he’s won previously. This event is big, but not “too big”...which is Rory’s true sweet spot. I expect him to be comfortable and in contention to win on Sunday at Bay Hill. - Joe Nicely

Yearly Earnings - $1,881,218

Yearly Cuts Made - 7/9

 

Spencer Aguiar - Tony Finau

Alternate - Bryson DeChambeau

I feel like I have pigeon-holed myself for the Arnold Palmer Invitational. A lot of the options I would have considered using are staples for me in later events down the road, and I don't want to necessarily implode my gameplan to salvage one week.

I think Bryson DeChambeau is a cop-out choice for those that are struggling to make a decision, and I would have considered going down that route if the American didn't draw the bad end of the tee-off times on Thursday. There is some heavy wind expected in the forecast mid-day of the opening round, and I am not so sure I trust DeChambeau to save his performance if the conditions go against him early.

That leaves me slightly empty-handed and searching for a last-minute fill-in choice. There are other places I would have considered playing Finau and will have to make a few minor adjustments to account for this move, but I've decided to take a swing for the fence with someone that has as much talent as practically any player in the world. In a week where I am looking to limit the damage to whoever Joe and Josh decide to play, I don't mind taking one of the most consistent players to get that job done for me. -Spencer Aguiar

Yearly Earnings - $2,723,331

Yearly Cuts Made - 9/9

 

Josh Bennett - Xander Schauffele

Alternate - Collin Morikawa

Time to get back on track this week after a couple of brutal weeks. A couple weeks ago I preached not over-thinking picks and then I go against that last week by picking a volatile guy in a volatile event. Anyway, this week I’m landing on Xander Schauffele, and while many will say this isn’t his style because it’s a full field event with a cut, I think that’s a narrative that’s overblown and this is a course and a tournament that will really suit his game.

Xander tends to step his game up when he finds himself in fields or events that are high profile, and although this field doesn’t scream that it’s stacked, the event itself is held in high regard by the players on the Tour which I think will elevate the serious-ness of it. I have no doubt he shows up ready to take this event down, and this is a course that will show off his strengths and mitigate the parts of his game where he’s weak. Xander is well known to be a powerful player off the tee with great ball-striking ability. That will suit him extremely well as he has to navigate tee shots and approaches around all the water and bunkers. He has the length to score on all the par 5’s and his iron play should give him birdie looks on other holes that a lot of the field won’t get. What we know is weak about Xander’s game is his short game and his putting. Luckily, the greens at Bay Hill are very large, so he likely won’t miss as many greens as he might typically miss on other courses which puts less stress on those wedges around the green. The greens are also lightning fast, which benefits poor putters because shorter back swings do not allow for as much manipulation of the putter face during the stroke (easier for them to hit the ball on the line they chose). Xander on a ball-strikers course where his short-game and putting will be less of an issue is a no brainer here. – Josh Bennett

Yearly Earnings - $2,275,112

Yearly Cuts Made - 7/9

 

Running Totals

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

 

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RotoBaller PGA: One And Done Staff Picks - The Honda Classic

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!

The trainwreck continued for me last week in Mexico (and Puerto Rico), as I burned a big bullet for a measly T48 out of Dustin Johnson. Spencer and Josh fared much better, with Justin Thomas earning over $300k for Spencer and Tommy Fleetwood cashing a respectable $125k check for Josh. Spencer also snuck in a nice little top-10 from Jhonattan Vegas in Puerto Rico, as Josh and I both swung and missed with Alex Noren. It has been a great run for Spencer after a sluggish start to the year and he's now neck and neck with Josh. Let's see who the guys are rolling with at the always-tough Honda Classic!

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

Joe Nicely - Tommy Fleetwood

Alternate - Daniel Berger

The PGA Tour season is almost always a series of peaks and valleys when you play DFS or do OAD contests. I'm definitely down in the valley at the moment, as my attempt to get back on track with Dustin Johnson at the WGC-Mexico Championship fell extremely flat. It was a really disappointing outing from DJ, a two-time winner of the event, and a disaster for my OAD player pool availability going forward.

There's two options when you are struggling in OADs (or DFS), you can start swinging for the fences with out-of-the-box strategies or you can continue to grind down the path that you believe will ultimately lead to success. I'm gonna stay the course this week at the Honda Classic by selecting one of the most consistent golfers in the world. Tommy Fleetwood has yet to notch a victory on the PGA Tour, but he's been in sharp form in 2020, logging a runner-up finish in Abu Dhabi and top-20s in his other two starts. He recorded a T4 in his lone appearance at the Honda in 2018 and I like his chances if the weather becomes a factor this week. - Joe Nicely

Yearly Earnings - $1,398,218

Yearly Cuts Made - 6/8

 

Spencer Aguiar - Tommy Fleetwood

Alternate - Sungjae Im

It has been a strong run for me in this contest recently, but I can't help but feel as if I have left a ton of cash on the table. Three selections on Sunday have been within the top-five during their back-nine (Justin Thomas 1st, Dustin Johnson 2nd and Paul Casey 4th) but it has been all for naught after each man slipped down the leaderboard late in the event to provide me with an inferior payday.

In my opinion, PGA National is one of the most difficult tournaments to handicap yearly. It only takes one bad hole for your selection to be done for the week, and it should (at least in theory) open up the board for you to attack a little more aggressively if you believe the event could turn into a crapshoot.

With all that being said, I've decided to stick to my guns and play the golfer who I believe is the safest on the board this weekend in Florida. Tommy Fleetwood has made 45 consecutive worldwide cuts, a total that dates back to 2018. There aren't too many natural spots to use the Englishman with him spending the majority of his time over in Europe, and if I am not planning on utilizing him at a WGC, the Players Championship or the Open Championship, we aren't going to get too many better opportunities to deploy the 12th-ranked player in the world. -Spencer Aguiar

Yearly Earnings - $2,240,331

Yearly Cuts Made - 8/8

 

Josh Bennett - Louis Oosthuizen

Alternate - Billy Horschel

I find that a lot of times myself and many others have their best weeks when they’re the least confident in the players they pick for the week, so I’m banking on this week being one of those good weeks. There is not one player in this field that stands out to me and checks every box I’m looking for, which makes this choice hard, but exciting to see how it plays out. I can’t think of a better person to pick in a sketchy toss-up week than Mr. Sketchy himself: Louis Oosthuizen (credit me with that sick nickname, by the way).

I always look for course history and recent form when making my selections and Oosty happens to check off both of those boxes for the most part. His most recent two tries at this tournament have been top 25 finishes which is very good considering the difficulty of the course, and he’s been playing really well lately too. Aside from one bad round in Mexico, he’s racked up some solid recent finishes on both the PGA tour and the European Tour that includes a whole bunch of rounds in the 60’s and some top five finishes. He’s been competing pretty much everywhere and anywhere around the globe which I like and I think speaks to a piece of his game that will especially stand out this week. Louis statistically stands out with his short game and his putting, and that will be extremely important on this course. A good short game will keep bogey off the scorecard and will keep him in contention even if there aren’t a lot of birdies being made because there’s not a lot of scoring on this course. I had planned to pick someone in good ball-striking form, but I’ll let that slide for this pick knowing Louis will be able to make up for any lack in ball-striking with his short game this weekend, assuming he doesn’t decide to WD before finishing the first round. – Josh Bennett

Yearly Earnings - $2,275,112

Yearly Cuts Made - 7/8

 

Running Totals

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

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RotoBaller PGA: One And Done Staff Picks - WGC Mexico & Puerto Rico Open

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!

The Genesis Invitational was our first real slip-up spot of 2020 for the entire team. While Joe suffered a missed cut with Bubba Watson, I don't think he should be too upset about the outcome of the entire event, as Dustin Johnson provided an error-filled day on Sunday to finish in a share of 10th place for both Josh and myself. Johnson's $234,825 payday is fine on the surface, but you always hope for a little more bang for your buck when deploying one of the best golfers in the world. This competition is still as wide open as it can be, and it will be interesting to see who the guys will use in our first WGC event of the year. Every person in the field is guaranteed a payday, so will that change how any of the three of us treat the week? Let's find out!

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

Joe Nicely - Dustin Johnson

Alternate - Tommy Fleetwood

I’m not gonna lie...last week hurt! I spent days grinding over my OAD decision for the Genesis, but my (bad) choice ultimately resulted in my first missed cut of the year in this competition, as Bubba Watson bogeyed his final hole of the second round to miss the cut by a shot. Frustrating!

This week I’m going with another player that’s won multiple titles at the event for which I’m choosing to play him. Dustin Johnson has emerged victorious from the WGC Mexico Championship in two of three years since this tournament was moved to Mexico City from Miami. DJ hasn’t necessarily been in beast mode, but he’s played well in 2020 since recovering from an offseason procedure on his knee. Johnson gained an impressive 6.3 strokes T2G last week at Riviera in what was his most complete performance of the new year. I love his chances this week in the high elevation of Mexico City which only enhances his legendary ability off the tee. As an added bonus in this contest, Spencer & Josh both used DJ last week, which means I have a great opportunity to gain some ground on them with a strong performance in this WGC event that has some juicy payouts!

Puerto Rico - Alex Noren

Alternate - Cameron Davis

Like almost everyone else, the Puerto Rico Open is on the backburner for me this week. Most of us will spend our time and energy on the WGC Mexico Championship and its elite field, but there are some interesting players teeing it up in the opposite-field event. Viktor Hovland is a young player that I love and rostered many times in DFS formats at the end of last season, but the young star hasn’t looked as elite (yet) in 2020. So, my selection is the other “elite” level player in the field, Alex Noren. The Swede would normally be teeing it up in this week’s WGC event, but a truly disastrous 2019 took its toll on his OWGR standing. He seems to have regained his form over the last few months and I expect big things from him against this watered-down field. - Joe Nicely

Yearly Earnings - $1,352,718

Yearly Cuts Made - 5/6

 

Spencer Aguiar - Justin Thomas

Alternate - Jon Rahm

After a few weeks of sticking to a conventional script, did you really think I wasn't going to shake things up again?! I realize Justin Thomas isn't completely off the beaten path, but I do think most gamers will be hesitant about going back in his direction after a missed cut last weekend at the Genesis Invitational.

When we look at the kind of tracks and situations where Thomas has historically found success, we find a ton of the same underlying factors. Seven of Thomas' 12 wins have either come outside the core-48 states or at a no-cut event, and it doesn't hurt that we have both of those circumstances coming into play in Mexico.

The American has provided two 62s in his 12 rounds at Chapultepec and has a chance to challenge for the title if he can get his putter to cooperate for him once again. If you are worried about the missed cut Thomas generated last weekend, just remember that his only WGC victory at the Bridgestone in 2018 came after a failure to make the cut in his prior event.

Puerto Rico - Jhonattan Vegas

Alternate - Xinjun Zhang

Jhonattan Vegas' high price tag on DraftKings is going to take a lot of people off of him this weekend, but it shouldn't alter your thought process for OAD contests. Vegas graded out fourth for me in my model when I attached a 65% weight to statistics from 2019 and 35% onto this year, and he was the only player inside the top-10 for me who wasn't expected to generate lofty ownership percentages for DFS contests.

While the two things aren't directly correlated, knowing he will be under-owned on DFS sites should allow us to grasp that he won't be a popular pick for other contests either. Vegas has three career PGA Tour wins and possesses the firepower off the tee and consistency to score on par-fives that should generate a ton of birdie looks. - Spencer Aguiar

Yearly Earnings - $1,843,914

Yearly Cuts Made - 6/6

 

Josh Bennett - Tommy Fleetwood

Alternate - Shane Lowry

It feels like a short field and no cut events should be easy to pick but I found this one difficult. A lot of guys at the top of the board with good history in this event I either have ideas for them for future events or I’ve used them up already. This course really benefits guys with good short games because of the handful of drive-able par 4’s and small greens on the non-drive-able par 4’s, so that personally limits my choices even more. I also think if you don’t have a long hitter that can carry trees and cut holes even shorter that you need a great ball-striker. All of these facts landed me on Tommy Fleetwood.

Tommy is a world class ball-striker, plus has some decent length off the tee (that part doesn’t matter as much to me). He should be able to keep it in play off the tee and he’s got one of the best short games in the event. I also like that he can get on some wild birdie streaks which is key in a no-cut event for both overall leaderboard position as well as DFS. My last point to liking Tommy this week is there is a very limited amount of events he plays on the PGA Tour so I want to catch him at an event he’s shown he can compete in before. He finished second here three years ago and topped off the last two years with two top 20 finishes, so he’s shown his style of play works here so that’s good enough for me to pull the trigger on him.

Puerto Rico - Alex Noren

Alternate - Maverick McNealy

Not only is the WGC event a good place for a guy with a good short game, so is the event in Puerto Rico this week. Alex Noren is at the top of the class in this event and he’s also got the right skill set to make a run at a win in this event. He has an elite short game and he’s a decent ball striker, both of which will at least keep him in the hunt for the week. He’s been playing in some of the bigger PGA events this season and has done very well in those events, so I think he goes into a field much weaker than what he’s used to seeing and makes a run at a victory. - Josh Bennett

Yearly Earnings - $2,149,612

Yearly Cuts Made - 6/6

 

Running Totals

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

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RotoBaller PGA: One And Done Staff Picks - Genesis Invitational

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!

It was another successful week for the RotoBaller crew at last week's AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am! Though none of us tabbed Nick Taylor, both Josh and I had Jason Day, who logged a solid solo-fourth finish that was good for a nearly $400k payday. Spencer was coming off a win with Webb Simpson at the Waste Management and followed it up nicely with a T11 effort from Patrick Cantlay at Pebble Beach.

To put it simply...this is a tough crowd. The three of us have combined for a perfect 15 of 15 cuts made with each of us well over the $1 million mark. This week's Genesis has a major-like quality to the field and offers some very nice payouts. With this OAD contest being so fiercely contested, none of us can afford a huge miss this week. Let's see who the guys are rolling with at Riviera!

 

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

Joe Nicely - Bubba Watson

Alternate - Patrick Cantlay

I feel like I've been in cruise control so far this season. Each week I've determined my pick fairly easily and have been rather decisive in my choices. Unfortunately, that has most certainly not been the case for the Genesis. This is the best field we've seen in 2020 - with nine of the world's top-10 players set to tee it up at Riviera - and is most likely the strongest collection of golfers that we'll see until The Players Championship. There is no shortage of options this week and we also must take into consideration how and where we want to use these guys throughout the rest of the season.

That's the ultimate deciding factor for me in selecting Bubba Watson this week. Bubba is very, very good on very, very few courses...and the window to use him for OAD contests closes quickly after the Masters. For that reason, I'm rolling with the enigmatic lefty at Riviera, a course where he's won three times over the past six years. In addition to the ridiculously-good course history, Bubba brings some extremely sharp form to Los Angeles. Watson has gained strokes in every major area in his last two starts at the Farmers (T6) and the WMPO (T3). So while there are tons of great options this week, Bubba is the right choice for me in this situation.
- Joe Nicely

Yearly Earnings - $1,352,718

Yearly Cuts Made - 5/5

 

Spencer Aguiar - Dustin Johnson

Alternate - Justin Rose

In two years of doing this contest at RotoBaller, this is the first time I have felt entirely lost on making a selection for the week. Maybe it has to do with the plethora of options available in this stacked field, but I also am terrified of being the only member of this group that doesn't roll out Dustin Johnson at the Genesis Invitational. I'm not one that usually plays defensively and might regret doing so, but I've decided to cover my bases and avoid the potential of being the lone wolf for another week.

While it is always scary to burn one of the best players in the world when his current form doesn't exactly exude confidence, you aren't going to find too many spots that are better to use the American. I've made the mistake in the past of playing him at majors, and frankly, we lose almost all win equity when going that route. WGC's are firmly on the table as a location to use him, but we are still going to have to bypass challenging fields to find success there.

From past results, Johnson has shown Riviera Country Club to be one of his favorite stops yearly, making nine out of 11 cuts since 2009. His eight top-10 results are highlighted by his victory in 2017, and his style of play makes him ideally suited to find success again. I don't anticipate being the only one that will be on DJ this weekend, but I can at least hope that I won't have to share him with both Joe and Josh. -Spencer Aguiar

Yearly Earnings - $1,609,089

Yearly Cuts Made - 5/5

 

Josh Bennett - Dustin Johnson

Alternate - Bubba Watson

This is a week where it’s really easy to overthink picks because of the stacked field and how many golfers are still left in the pool to choose from. There are a lot of guys playing this week with good course history, are in good form, and check off the statistical boxes. We’re starting to run out of courses that Bubba Watson tends to show up on so I am just assuming a lot of people will lean to him and save all the bigger-named players for majors and end-of-season events. For that reason, I’ll keep him in the holster for another tournament I have in mind and go with another guy with crazy good history here that is playing really well.

Dustin Johnson has one of the best records at this course next to Bubba and when he’s at the top of his game he’s almost impossible to beat. For the most part, hitting the ball really far on this course gives you a significant advantage. DJ obviously checks that box and is likely the primary reason he does so well here every year. In addition to his good history, he’s in great form too. Even though his finish last week doesn’t look great on paper, he only had one bad round that is an obvious outlier in an otherwise very good stretch of golf so far in 2020. Dustin Johnson in top form is not someone you want to miss out on, so I’m not going to do that. He can lose his putter and battle that issue for multiple tournaments in a row, so I want to jump on him now while he’s playing well at a course he’s good at. Don’t overthink it!! – Josh Bennett

Yearly Earnings - $1,914,787

Yearly Cuts Made - 5/5

 

Running Totals

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

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RotoBaller PGA: One And Done Staff Picks - AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am

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!

It was an extraordinary event for me last weekend at the Waste Management Open, as Webb Simpson was able to earn a cool 1.314 million dollars to get me back into contention in the RotoBaller OAD contest. And while a triumph should never go unnoticed, I think the biggest takeaway from last week was the sheer consistency across the board. All three of our selections finished inside the top-16, and perhaps even more impressively, neither Joe nor Josh have had a finish outside that range during the first four events of the year.

To put the teams' early-season start into perspective, we have combined to make all 12 cuts, Joe hasn't had a golfer post a result worse than a top-10 and our leader Josh is reading the board so well that he wanted the rules changed for one week so he could take Simpson for a second time last weekend in Phoenix. The fireworks are just getting started this season, so let's see who the guys will be taking at Pebble Beach for the fifth event of the year.

 

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

Joe Nicely - Jason Day

Alternate - Brandt Snedeker

Full disclosure...this isn’t my favorite tournament on the PGA Tour schedule. Maybe I have bad memories of both Spencer and Gianni nailing Phil Mickelson’s win last year in this contest or maybe it’s because in this Pro-Am format it’s not unusual to see rounds that take six-plus hours or maybe it’s because CBS focuses their TV coverage on Larry The Cable Guy instead of real golf. Oh well...this is the cards we’ve been dealt this week.

This is the weakest field we’ve seen in several weeks and is the weakest field we’ll see for a while with some premium events ahead on the schedule. For that reason, it is somewhat tempting to just go completely off the board for this week’s OAD pick. However, I reeled myself back in and decided to go with a player that will probably be pretty popular in Jason Day. I never fully trust Day and his myriad of injuries and ailments, so I figured why not roll with him at a tournament in which he’s recorded FOUR top-five finishes since 2015.
- Joe Nicely

Yearly Earnings - $970,518

Yearly Cuts Made - 4/4

 

Spencer Aguiar - Patrick Cantlay

Alternate - Kevin Na

There are a few ways we can go this weekend. The field is EXTREMELY WEAK, which might add some merit to going off the board with our selection and grabbing Branden Grace, Rafa Cabrera Bello or Kevin Na, but I prefer going a different route that still might make me contrarian.

I don't have Paul Casey at my disposal anymore, but do think he makes sense at Pebble Beach if you can get around his high ownership percentage. Dustin Johnson is intriguing given his course history, but I prefer the idea of saving the big-hitting American for somewhere else down the line. And then we have Jason Day, who is going to be one of the most, if not the most popular selections, but there is a heightened volatility level around the Aussie that makes him a boom-or-bust choice.

I wouldn't necessarily talk you out of anyone I have mentioned, but I have a feeling that Patrick Cantlay is going to go wildly unnoticed because people are going to want to save him for another event. Statistically, Cantlay grades out first for me in both my short and long-term models, and it doesn't hurt that the American is the second favorite at 12/1 - a number that he won't rival very often this season. Cantlay wants to play six-hour rounds as it is, so he should be right at home for the long, grueling days of a Pro-Am.

Yearly Earnings - $1,427,739

Yearly Cuts Made - 4/4

 

Josh Bennett - Jason Day

Alternate - Paul Casey

I’ve been pretty confident in my picks so far this year, including last week when I picked Webb and it was disallowed because it was against the rules to pick someone two times. I’m headed off the rails a little bit this week; I like to roll with guys that are in good form and statistically fit courses, but Day at this point in the season (and last season, really) doesn’t necessarily fit the criteria I look for. However, there are a couple things going on in his personal golf world that I think will benefit him this week.

He has great history in this tournament, with three top five finishes in his last three and a handful of other great finishes prior to that. If there’s something to get someone back on track in their golf game, getting to play a tournament they’ve had a lot of success at is a great start. When Day is at his best, it’s his elite short game and putting that kept him in contention every week (a lot like Spieth), and his around-the-green stats so far through 2020 are encouraging. His putting is about average so far, but he’s the top overall in Shots Gained: Around-the-Green this season which I think is a good sign. He’ll be successful this week if he can use that short game to his advantage.

There’s tons of talk in the golf world about Spieth and his world ranking, but Day’s spot on that list is putting him in question for the big time events that require you to be in the top 50 as well, and this is probably my main reason for picking him. I typically don’t buy into the “he’s motivated” hype from week to week because I think every guy in every field should be motivated, but I think this week is a little different. The pro-am nature of the event will throw a lot of guys off, especially with the pace of play. It also likely has a little more “fun” atmosphere to it that might not lock everyone in to their top games. Day has talked before about wanting to be #1 again and I think getting himself some cushion inside the top 50 is important to him and he’ll come out firing in an event he’s done very well at in the past. There’s been a lot of Aussie golfers with success so far this year and I think Day adds his name to that list this week. – Josh Bennett

Yearly Earnings - $1,532,587

Yearly Cuts Made - 4/4

 

Running Totals

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

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RotoBaller PGA: One And Done Staff Picks - Waste Management Phoenix Open

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!

Thanks for joining us again for our RotoBaller OAD Staff Picks! While none of us had Marc Leishman at the Farmers last week, our new team member Josh Bennett did nail Jon Rahm and his runner-up effort that was worth a huge payday of over $800k! It was enough to give Josh a commanding lead in our contest through three tournaments. My selection of Tiger Woods went well with a solid T9 finish, while Spencer's choice of Hideki Matsuyama underwhelmed with a T45. So, my old buddy Spencer and I are already in a bit of catch-up mode against a red-hot Josh. Let's see if we can make up any ground at the Waste Management Phoenix Open this week!

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

Joe Nicely - Jon Rahm

Alternate -  Rickie Fowler

It's easy to get frustrated in season-long OAD contests and second-guessing yourself is common-place. For last week's Farmers, it came down to Tiger Woods and Jon Rahm for me. I ended up going with Tiger for a couple of different reasons - and though he played well and logged a top-10 - it feels like I made a horrible decision. One of the reasons I ultimately went with Tiger was that I've had my eye on Rahm for this event for some time.

'Rahmbo' is an Arizona State product and has been a monster on this TPC Scottsdale layout. In four career WMPO starts he's never finished outside the top-16 in this event. He heads to Phoenix in beast mode, on the heels of a runner-up finish last week and a string of very strong international performances. His win equity is high - I'm seeing him listed at around 6/1 at most sportsbooks, which is ridiculous - so while I'm frustrated that I didn't have Rahm last week, I'm really excited to be able to fire him up at the Waste Management. Don't get me wrong, top-10s are nice, but we need some wins to keep pace throughout a OAD season and I think Jon Rahm has a great chance to grab a victory this week. - Joe Nicely

Yearly Earnings - $799,750

Yearly Cuts Made - 3/3

 

Spencer Aguiar - Webb Simpson

Alternate - Corey Conners

I usually wouldn't expect to be down over one million dollars to Josh and nearly $700,000 to Joe after beginning the year three for three in cuts made, but my miserable weekend rounds mixed with their hot starts already has me playing catch-up to get myself back in the running.

While I am happy to have Webb Simpson available, I think we might be shocked at the number of entrants that use him this weekend. If we exclude his aberrational performance at TPC Scottsdale in 2018, the American brings with him six consecutive top-20 results here, including a second-place finish in 2017.

I believe your fair share of participants will still save Simpson for the Wyndham Championship, but I don't view this as a week to get extremely contrarian, especially if you are in need of a payday to get yourself back into the thick of things. There are about 10 options on the board that will all receive support, which makes leveraging ownership impossible. There will be other weeks to do that, so all I can do is hope that Simpson can provide me with a payday to stop the bleeding.  -Spencer Aguiar

Yearly Earnings - $113,739

Yearly Cuts Made - 3/3

 

Josh Bennett - Hideki Matsuyama

Alternate - Gary Woodland

I made it three weeks before trying to pick someone I had already picked, not looking great when there’s still the whole season left in front of us, but we’ll push forward anyway. I think Hideki will probably be the most owned OAD pick in every OAD pool everywhere, but I’ll ride that super chalk train this week. Sometimes you can’t overthink things and just have to pick the obvious choice. For what it’s worth though, I TRIED to move off of him to Webb, but Joe decided to enforce the rules and not let me use him again.

Other than being one of the worst putters on this planet, Hideki checks all the boxes for this event and as long as he doesn’t withdraw again he should put up another good finish this year. Hideki is one of the longer hitters on tour which will allow him to cut off a lot of these longer par 4’s and give him a chance to do what he does best from shorter distances than a lot of the field. Hideki is one of the best with irons in hand and even he knows it. Seemingly any approach that misses the hole by more than 10 feet is frustrating to him (look up what the average proximity is on tour from any distance and you’ll see how crazy high his expectations are). The greens are large here but his approach game should put him much closer to the hole than others and put a little less stress on his putter. He also scrambles extremely well which will be important since these fairways are hard to hit, approaches come from longer distances, and a lot of greens will be missed.

His record here is well known by now, two wins and a second place in the last five years, so something about this place and atmosphere must bring out the best in him. He’s also coming in playing really well with five finishes in the top 16 in his last six starts. Looking for him to continue his good play here and get me some cushion in first place. – Josh Bennett

Yearly Earnings - $1,435,375

Yearly Cuts Made - 3/3

 

Running Totals

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 Webb Simpson Hideki Matsuyama

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RotoBaller PGA: One And Done Staff Picks - Farmers Insurance Open

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!

We are two weeks into the OAD season and things are already off to a fast start in this year's Rotoballer contest. Josh and Joe have taken mirror-imaged routes so far, earning $617,875 with their two top-10 results. As for me, well... I was a week too early on Abraham Ancer at the Sony Open, and the bad luck run continued at the American Express. Paul Casey double-bogeyed the 13th and 14th holes to drop from fourth place to his eventual finish of a share of 21st, and those sorts of collapses have become all too common for my players over the past year. I am going to need to dig deep to get myself back into contention at this week's Farmers Insurance Open, and I am interested to see if the guys will continue their carbon copy approach of making the same selection.

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

Joe Nicely - Tiger Woods

Alternate -  Tony Finau

This is the first tournament of 2020 that ​feels big​, so I’m going with the man that’s still the biggest player in the game, even at 44-years-old. I didn’t expect to use Tiger Woods so early in the season, but there are a couple of reasons that I’m on the legend this week.

We know that Tiger is going to play a very limited schedule this season, so we won’t really have a ton of opportunities to use him for OAD purposes throughout the year. There’s also some legitimate injury and fatigue concerns with him as the season wears on, while right now, he’s probably as healthy as he’s going to be in 2020.

There’s also the fact that Tiger has looked amazing the last couple of times we’ve seen him in action - a win at the ZOZO and a razor-sharp President’s Cup appearance. I love where he is with both his swing and short game - and though it might sound crazy to say - the guy appears to be in some of the best form of his career. Sure, there are some rust concerns with him this week, but I’m comforted by the fact that he’s won at Torrey Pines EIGHT TIMES in his career! Tiger has a knack for doing the impossible and unexpected, and I look for an exciting performance from him this week. - Joe Nicely

Yearly Earnings - $617,875

Yearly Cuts Made - 2/2

 

Spencer Aguiar - Hideki Matsuyama

Alternate - Tony Finau

This is the first tournament where leveraging ownership seems counterintuitive. There are a ton of options to play on this board, and everyone is going to have their fair share of support. If you were looking to go outside the box near the top of the board, Rickie Fowler is going to be barely owned and does bring upside for success, even if his past results at Torrey Pines aren't overly encouraging.

While I did consider it as an intriguing contrarian path to take, I am not going to go that route, as I believe I need to try and get myself back into contention first and stop the early bleeding I have suffered. Rory McIlroy's equipment change would cause me some concern in using him, although I do think he is thoroughly entrenched as an option for those looking to be sly. Other golfers such as Jon Rahm, Xander Schauffele, Tony Finau and Gary Woodland all made my shortlist, and I even contemplated the thought of keeping my rogue mentality going with Byeong Hun An.

But after long deliberation, I've decided to rein in my level of aggressiveness and go with Hideki Matsuyama. I assume he is going to be one of the most popular selections for the event, but the timing of using him could not be more ideal. The Phoenix Open is next weekend - a tournament where Matsuyama has provided five top-15 finishes since 2014, including back-to-back victories in 2016 and 2017 - and I can say unequivocally that most OAD participants will be saving him until then.

There is nothing wrong with that concept, but proper game theory for most participants would indicate needing to go a different route for contrarian purposes, even at this point of the year. I believe there are a lot of quality course history guys playing next week, which makes it even easier to pivot off of Matsuyama in Arizona and onto him this weekend at Torrey Pines. -Spencer Aguiar

Yearly Earnings - $90,789

Yearly Cuts Made - 2/2

 

Josh Bennett - Jon Rahm

Alternate - Brandt Snedeker

At first, I wasn’t sure if I wanted to burn one of the big dogs this early into the season, but I’m having a hard time convincing myself Rahm won’t win, so I can’t pass on this one. For starters, he’s already won this event before, and his game definitely fits the course.

You have to be long here, have a good short game and be a good scrambler if you miss these small greens from the long approaches, and Rahm definitely fits both of those categories. He’s also in really good form with a 10th and a second-place finish in his last two PGA events, which I like much more over guys that will be coming into this event cold. I especially like him in a tournament like this because he always seems to show up around the top of the leaderboard in stacked events like this one.

His mental game is always the wild card, but I think because this is a non-major that there is a little less pressure on him so it will be a little easier to stay relatively composed for four days. Repeat winners are common here as well. Brandt, Day, and Tiger have all won multiple times, and I think Rahm adds his name to that list this week. – Josh Bennett

Yearly Earnings - $617,875

Yearly Cuts Made - 2/2

 

Running Totals

Joe Nicely Spencer Aguiar Josh Bennett
Webb Simpson $455,400 Abraham Ancer $27,390 Webb Simpson $455,400
Sungjae Im $162,475 Paul Casey $63,399 Sungjae Im $162,475

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RotoBaller PGA: One And Done Staff Picks - The American Express

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!

Hello RotoBallers! I'm really excited to be back for the second year of our RotoBaller One and Done Staff Picks article! Spencer Aguiar did a great job of getting us kicked off for the year last week at the Sony Open. While none of us had Cameron Smith as our selection, Josh and I did manage to get off to a very solid start with Webb Simpson, who scored a solo-third-place finish worth almost $500k. Spencer chose to take a more aggressive route with Abraham Ancer, who recorded a T38 to take home just over $27k. After getting off to an extremely sluggish start myself in 2019, I assure you that Spencer is still squarely in this competition and that this season will contain peaks and valleys for each of us. This week's American Express is a fairly unique format, as players will play three different courses over the first three rounds before a cut takes place. It's an interesting tournament and I'm sure the guys have some cool picks lined up!

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.

 

One and Done Selections

Joe Nicely - Sungjae Im

Alternate -  Charles Howell III

I knew Webb Simpson would be a popular OAD pick in last week's Sony, but this early in the season I'm more interested in banking bucks than being contrarian. I'm once again on a fairly vanilla path for this week's American Express, an event that throws three different courses and a pro-am at the players in the field. My initial lean was to the West Coast legend Charles Howell III, who is about as close as it gets to a sure thing in this tournament. CH3 is a rock-solid option and is also a player that I don't see myself using at any other time this year, which is nice in a OAD competition. However, despite all the positives that come with Howell, I do worry if a guy that only has three career wins despite being on the Tour for roughly 67 years, has the type of upside that I really want to try and gain exposure to every week.

Ultimately, I decided to go with a player that has zero career wins on the PGA Tour - though I expect that to change very soon. Sungjae Im dominated the Korn Ferry Tour in 2018 and captured PGA Tour Rookie of the Year honors last season. A win (or wins) seems to be the natural progression for the 21-year-old in 2020. Im has one start in this event under his belt - a T12 in his debut last year - and heads to the AmEx in hot form. This rotation of courses are some of the easiest on the PGA Tour and Im has demonstrated the ability to go low on multiple occasions, including in this tournament where he posted two rounds of 64 last year. He led the PGA Tour in Total Birdies last season with 480 and I expect him to post them in bunches in this glorified hit and giggle. -JN

Yearly Earnings - $455,400

Yearly Cuts Made - 1/1

 

Spencer Aguiar - Paul Casey

Alternate - Jason Kokrak

There is a reasonable case that can be made that attempting to leverage ownership this early in the season can backfire, which was proven to be the case last weekend at the Sony Open. I can't say I was ultimately that far off from getting off to a quick start with my final three options for the event in Hawaii coming down to either Abraham Ancer, Marc Leishman or Cameron Smith, but as we all know by now, I did not choose the correct option.

I do feel as if my outside the box mentality that I have taken to begin the season is going to have to continue this weekend in California, but that isn't necessarily a negative with the board we have been given. Full disclosure, Sungjae Im did grade out number one on my spreadsheet when running it as a cash-game/head-to-head betting model, but I know he is going to be extremely popular in all OAD contests. That doesn't necessarily take him off the board if you chose Webb Simpson initially and want to continue playing it safe, but I can't think of a great argument to use him if you got off to a slower start. Projecting these figures out isn't an exact science, but I'd have to imagine we see close to 20% of participants in the Gup OAD contest take the South Korean prodigy. Collin Morikawa was selected by a little over 17% last week, and I do think Im is a much more consensus play.

I contemplated going entirely off the beaten path and choosing Jason Kokrak, who I believe quietly has a very good shot of competing here, but I've decided to play things a little safer and select Paul Casey. The Englishman doesn't have the best course history with no top-50 finishes here since 2015, but the 17th-ranked player in the world has been incredibly transparent about why he has struggled in the past. Casey stated in an interview on Monday that his "game feels good" and that the lack of offseason has allowed him the luxury of not having to pick up the pieces at an event like the American Express. I'm expecting a strong PGA Tour campaign for Casey, who has committed himself 100% to finding success in America, and I hope that string of good fortune starts at this week's rotational venue. - SA

Yearly Earnings - $27,390

Yearly Cuts Made - 1/1

 

Josh Bennett - Sungjae Im

Alternate - Charles Howell III

It’s only week two and I’m already having a rough time with my one and done pick. This is just an all-around weird week of golf. Three courses that are all different in their own ways makes it hard to pinpoint the exact type of player to look for, plus the added extra day before the cut just makes it even more wide open. I feel like my process with Webb last week was sound, so I’m going to follow a similar pattern this week by picking Sungjae Im.

The field isn’t very strong again, so I think it’s a good idea to use someone like Sungjae who is going to play every event and will be stacked up against much more difficult opponents later down the road. He’s extremely good and he will probably win a tournament sooner rather than later. His chances are obviously much higher in a field like this versus some of the fields he’ll get when it gets to major season. I also like taking him early in the season because as we all know by now, he’s going to play every tournament offered to him, and I want to make sure I use him while he’s “fresh”. He may be the Tour’s iron man, but I don’t think that he can avoid fatigue, especially mental fatigue when he’s chasing the top of the leaderboards every week. On top of all that, he’s a birdie machine and of all the things to look at for this tournament I think that’s one of the more important ones. One bad round won’t kill him and risk his chances at a missed cut, he can easily have two low rounds to make up for it and stay in the thick of things heading into Sunday. It will be his time to hold a trophy soon, hopefully it’s this weekend! – Josh Bennett

Yearly Earnings - $455,400

Yearly Cuts Made - 1/1

 

Running Totals

Joe Nicely

Spencer Aguiar

Josh Bennett

Sony Open

Webb Simpson $455,400

Abraham Ancer $27,390

Webb Simpson $455,400

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