Arnold Palmer Invitational DFS

03-15-17

We’ve all enjoy a few in honor of Arnold Palmer since his passing.

Let’s see if we can find another “winner” this week.

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Daily Fantasy Sports

 

DraftKings has plenty of ways to join the action weekly in a salary-cap-format game. Gamers pick six players on a budget of $50,000 and hope they make the cut and go low. Each week I’ll list the players who I think have the most value and give examples of potential lineups.

 

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Last Week:

 

As pointed out by a few of you maybe I should start playing my gut shot in OAD every week! At the WGC-MC Tyrell Hatton sat in that spot and finished 10th. This week, it was Adam Hadwin and we know what he did!

It’s easier to stomach as I didn’t have much to go with him but it’s always nice to be sniffing about. Those like me who leaned on course history/form last week didn’t have much joy unless you bought the No. 1 player, Henrik Stenson (T-7), on the board.

I didn’t and I suffered.

 

This Week:

 

Bay Hill will celebrate the life of Arnold Palmer all week and I hope they set the course up to reflect “you must play boldly to win”.

This week will allow the big boys to swing the driver and if they keep it dry chances to attack flags. With the “new” greens still only a couple of years old, I doubt we’ll see the shiny, slick 14′ on the Stimpmeter.

The scores last year would be a good guide and there weren’t many over par for the contenders. With four par fives in play and the weather looking to be perfect for golf, I’d expect the big boy ball-strikers to feast again.

 

Check my preview if you need more details!

 

My lineup this week:

 

Rickie Fowler ($9,900): I’m leading on the Honda winner to run up the leaderboard again as a counter-attacking option to the Stenson-Day-McIlroy crowd. Remember, Americans have won 33 of 38 of these and his game is sharp.

Justin Rose ($9,500): I’m going with a bit of defense as I believe he should have big ownership this week for all of the right reasons. He’s shown the ability to win on Tour and used to live at Lake Nona.

Francesco Molinari ($8,600): I’m hoping Peters and Casey get the attention here. The Italian has been playing extremely well and has no problem getting it around Bay Hill.

Zach Johnson ($8,500): There’s no secret that ZJ loves the tracks he loves and this qualifies easily. He should get lost in the shuffle as he usually does.

Chad Campbell ($6,700): No surprise that I’m panning for gold but I’ll do so with a guy who plays the wind and 13 of the last 14 weekends at Bay Hill. Oh, and he was T-11 last week.

Lucas Glover ($6,700): His ball-striking numbers should keep him out of trouble and on the greens. I’ll take the left-overs on a guy who put three rounds of 71 or better last year.

 

Plan B

For those of you who need options or alternates

I’m leaning on the European ball-strikers this week. The greens are new enough that they’re not going to make a big jump this week and I believe, in honor of “The King” this will be set up for a shootout.

Sneak Paul Casey, Kevin Na, Jamie Lovemark, Mark Leishman, Anirban Lahiri or Morgan Hoffmann in there if you need a different point of view!

 

Gut Shot(s)

One ping. One ping only.

Tommy Fleetwood ($7,200): If he hits it HALF as well as he did in Mexico, he should be in the mix. Did he get lost in Tijuana for a week to check in at this price?!?!

Ben Martin ($6,700): Super-dooper long-shot with excellent course form but don’t look up his current trials! I saw signs of life last week at Valspar that could intersect but he’s the rank outsider of these two by a mile, obviously.

Good Luck!

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