Fantasy Golf: DBC Yahoo! picks featuring Ned Brown


Thankfully August is OVAH.

Just a horrible month of Yahoo! picks for me as I threw away a perfectly good year in the matter of four events.


My advice to myself:

Hebe Stache

For those of you who don’t know, Ned has been a MAYJAH PLAYAH in the world of Yahoo! and was a contributing writer at Rotoworld before, during and after my tenure there.

Give him a follow on the Twitter: @Esoxgolf 

Ned and I both took a bath last weekend as 62 and 58 destroyed average, under-par rounds which usually accumulate points. See the picture above for answers…

Let’s see how we match up this week!

Ned Brown (@Esoxgolf)


Points: Barclays: 144

Points: SEASON: 5,009

Rank: SEASON: 3,998

Group A


Jason Day (3)– One of the mistakes I made this year is not using the elite players as much as I normally would. Day has been playing great golf for most of the year and his record at TPC Boston is solid with three top 10’s in eight starts.


Dustin Johnson (3)– A tough call between  Johnson or Adam Scott. Scott has stronger record here and he looked good last week at The Barclays (T-4). I am giving the nod to Johnson because he has played great golf this year, outside of the PGA Championship, and his record is good here, with T-4’s in ’12 and ’09.




Adam Scott, Jordan Spieth, Sergio Garcia



Group B


Patrick Reed (3)– I really expected that the golfers that played in the Olympics would hit a wall, but that hasn’t happened, as you saw last week with Reed’s win. He’s a bit of a streaky player so I’m going to use his current form


Henrik Stenson (2)– I was a bit surprised that Stenson is playing this week after withdrawing from the Barclays due to a knee injury. His recent form has been great and his record here of second place last year and a championship in ’13 has me rolling the dice with him.


Rory McIlroy (1)– I was forced to use himlast week, so I’m down to one final start. His recent record here is very good with a T-14 in ’14 and a championship in ’12.


Charley Hoffman (5)– He looked good last week at The Barclays, where he finished T13. His record at TPC Boston works as he ended up in  third place last year and was a winner in ’10.




Justin Rose, Jim Furyk, Russell Knox, Hideki Matsuyama



Group C


Emiliano Grillo (7)– The rookie has been playing some great golf in this format. One of the high points coming last week as he finished T-2 at The Barclays. This is his first Deutsche Bank so he all about playing the hot hand.


Billy Horschel (9)– He has almost been unplayable in fantasy this year however he seems to be starting to round into form after a T-5 at the Wyndham and a T-13 at The Barclays.




Louis Oosthuizen, Jhonathan Vegas, Steve Stricker




Points: Barclays: 120

Points: SUMMER Segment: 1,317

Rank: SUMMER Segment: 7,697


Points: SEASON: 5,133

Rank: SEASON: 1,119


Last week


Awful August.

I began the month around 400 and end it around 1,200.

I’ve thrown away a perfectly good season in four weeks.


No Grillo in C was the killer for me as Berger/Grace racked up exactly 12 points. Bad job. 18 points on Sunday for the team didn’t help anything either!


This week

Don’t be surprised again this week if a few 63’s or 64’s pop up! Hopefully that guy is in your lineup! I’m leaning experience this week as this course hasn’t tossed out many pretenders in recent years.

If you don’t see a big-name player listed below it’s because I am limited on starts and saving for later.

Check my preview for any questions you might have but the answer is going to be YES, FIRE AWAAAAAAAY!

If you don’t see a big-name player listed below it’s because I am limited on starts and saving for later.

Check my preview for any questions you might have but the answer is going to be YES, FIRE AWAAAAAAAY!


Group A

season starts remaining in (  )


Rickie Fowler (7)

Jason Day (3)

I’ll echo Ned’s sentiments here about poor management on the season. I’m going to take MULTIPLE starts on premium players to the grave after East Lake because I’m an idiot. I am a firm believer that we should learn something every day, week and month. In Yahoo this season, I was reminded that saving starts you don’t use makes for poor results. Lesson learned.

Fowler’s boom-or-bust capacity for me is the angle as Jason Day will be a fine insurance policy. Scott, Spieth and DJ are the next best for me. This is the easiest/hardest group to select from this week as there are too many options.


Group B:


Henrik Stenson (2)

Brandt Snedeker (5)

Brooks Koepka (5)

Patrick Reed (2)

I went back and forth with Hoffman and Snedeker before settling on Sneds. Stenson’s kneed injury is the least of my worries as he can be subbed out quite easily. Reed and Koepka fit the profile of 20-somethings winning the last eight FEC Playoff events. Angry Russell Knox would make a lovely pick as well.


Group C:


Louis Oosthuizen (9)

Emiliano Grillo (10)

EVERY SINGLE TIME I play Oosthuizen he’s a train wreck so please be aware of this. Stick Horschel or Berger in the mix if you’re fading me and you’ll be fine. If you have starts on Kuchar left, you’re not doing this right, as I’ve explained above. For those of you pointing and laughing at my 10 starts on Grillo, I have no comeback. I’m late to the party on a few guys annually (Fowler last year) and Grillo sits atop that list in 2016.


As always, the picks are subject to change based on tee times or weather forecasts. Reach out on Twitter for any updates.


If you have any questions, don’t hesitate to email me

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