Your Best DFS Picks for the Quicken Loans Invitational
Yardage: 7,107 – Par 70
Purse : $ 7.1 M
Field: 120 Players
*Past Quicken Loans Champions
|2016||Billy Hurley III|
Par 4 Scoring
Strokes Gained: tee-to-green
Approach Proximity 175-200
Rickie Fowler ($11,700) Aside from Tiger Woods, nobody else is a superstar like Rickie Fowler. Woods is too risky to use weekly, although I think he’ll do just fine this week, Fowler provides far more upside for just $700 more. Fowler is in fine form at the moment as well, finishing in the Top 20 in his last three events. Fowler should have a real shot at winning this week with his stellar Par 4 play (5th on Tour) and scrambling ability (7th). Even at the top price, DailyRoto’s value optimization tool has him as far and away the best value this week.
Chesson Hadley ($8,300) Despite being the 17th ranked player salary-wise, I believe Chesson Hadley is more of a Top 10 player in this field. Hadley had a run of six straight Top 20 finishes between March and May. He’s slowed down a bit, but that’s only because he’s had some issues with the putter, which can vary greatly week to week for anyone. Hadley ranks inside the Top 30 in strokes gained: Tee-to-green, Par 4 scoring, and approach proximity 175-200 yards. He should get back on a new Top 20 streak this week.
Gary Woodland ($8,100) He began the season on top, securing a win at the Waste Management in February, but has since really struggled. He’s finally showing signs of life again after finished 23rd at the Memorial and 36th at the U.S Open. Along with that, this type of course may work well for Woodland as it plays to good tee-to-green performers. Woodland will also love playing in from 175-200 yards. He ranks 12th on Tour there.
Rory Sabbatini ($7,400) Before a missed cut at the Traveler’s last week, Sabbatini had logged six straight Top 40 finishes. He’s a nice safe pick for a low price who will most likely make the cut and more than likely finish inside the top half of the field. Sabbatini is average or better in all of the key statistical categories, ranking inside the Top 40 in Par 4 scoring and scrambling.
Adam Hadwin ($7,300) He has dipped since his hot start. Hadwin’s only missed cut all season came at the U.S. Open, where the best players in the world were competing on different greens depending on what time they played. His upside is too good to pass him up at $7,300 in an extremely weak field. When he gets it all going, he’s deadly from all angles, especially with the flatstick. Hadwin is the second best value overall this week according to DailyRoto.
Johnson Wagner ($7,100) He is one of the most consistent players in the field. Wagner hasn’t shot above 74 since October. In fact, he’s only shot over 75 two times all season and did not have any rounds above 75. On a par 70 course, that streak should continue, and as long as he can pop a couple of rounds in the 60s he should make it pretty far up the leaderboard.
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