Your Top Recommended DFS Picks for the John Deere Classic
Course: TPC Deere Run (Silvis, Ilinois)
Yardage: 7,257 – Par 71
Purse : $ 5.8M
Field: 156 Players
*Past John Deere Champions
Joaquin Niemann ($10,400 on DraftKings) After breaking onto the scene at the Masters in April, the 19-year old Chilean turned pro and has been a fixture at the top of leaderboards since. Niemann has already recorded four Top 8 finishes, and continues to show how low he can go each week. He opened last week with a 63 to lead the Greenrbrier and finished with a 64. If not for mediocre second and third rounds this kid would’ve already won his first tour event. However, it’s only a matter of time.
Ryan Moore ($10,200) The theme of this week is good form. Moore finished 13th last week to pick up his seventh Top 30 finish in nine events. He also gives you the added bonus of having won this event in 2016. Moore projects as the fifth best-value this week according to DailyRoto’s value optimization. He is one of the few players that has a good amount of experience on Tour, is playing well right now, and has performed well at TPC Deere Run in his career.
Joel Dahmen ($7,600) Dahmen’s name has popped up a lot lately in regards to his accusation of Sung Kang cheating at the Quicken Loans two weeks ago. If you look at Dahmen’s history lately, he has recorded five Top 25 finishes in his last seven events, including a season-best T5 last week at the Greenbrier. The 30 year-old is coming into his own, and seems to be riding the wave of relevance since getting all the extra attention on Twitter.
Bronson Burgoon ($7,500) Perhaps the funniest name on Tour, Burgoon has been peaking lately, recording his best finish this season at the Quicken Loans with a T6. Burgoon is a solid ball striker gaining in strokes gained: tee-to-green, approach, and off-the-tee. He’s been on a roll with his putter lately, if he can replicate what he’s done with the flatstick this month, he’ll provide solid value.
Troy Merritt ($7,200) Merritt has been steady all year, missing just one cut since March. Lately he’s provided more upside with two Top 20 finishes in June. Unlike almost all of the players under $7,500, Merritt has won a Tour event, winning the Quicken Loans in 2015. He may not win this week, but in a super weak field, you want steady players like him.
Robert Streb ($7,100) Like Merritt, Streb has also won on Tour, once in 2015 along with three runner-up finishes in his career. He’s had an ultra-rough year, making just eight of 24 cuts this season. Streb is far better than how he’s played this season, and he’s hopefully found something after finishing T11 last week. He’s on a mission to keep his Tour card, and he’ll be eyeing a Top 10 finish this week after regaining his confidence at the Greenbrier.