Daily Fantasy Golf – Deutsche Bank Championship – Day 2 Recap

We have co-leaders after day 2 at the Deutsche Bank Championship in Ryan Palmer and Jason Day. Day had some chances to pull ahead but as soon as he peaked his nose above ground, he quickly retreated. Matt Kuchar and Bill Haas moved into striking distance for this all important moving day. This course is playing much tougher than in years past and that is being attributed to thicker rough and very dried out greens that are hard to hold. There is rain expected later today and some of the leaders might get lucky with some extra cushion. However, tomorrow should be quite low scoring as rain is expected all night.

It’s been a weird tournament thus far as some horrible scores have made the cut, but there will be a second cut today, so if you thought you were safe in some daily fantasy golf pools, think again.

My best 2 tickets are sitting in 27th and 147th out of 1650 in the $27 Draftkings 40K and I need my low end guys to have a big day, at least one of them so I can pop into the top 10. That would be nice.  In the past two months I’ve been knocking on the door for a win, maybe this is the week?

Deutsche Bank Championship – Day 1 Recap

An amazing putting display by Ryan Palmer has him sitting atop the leaderboard. He made everything. Sitting just behind him are Keegan Bradley and my pick to win Jason Day.
I’m pretty happy with day 1 as I have Day on every ticket in my 40k over at DraftKings. My two best tickets are 23rd and 102 currently out of 1650. I’m hoping for Palmer to falter.
I expected more big scores on day 1 but the scoring was all over the place. Big names shooting middling rounds. I expect Day and Bradley to be battling to the end as it will be tough for some others like Scott and Rory to catch them.

Quest To Make $1000 – Day 7

Last night we won 1 of 3 again and won back $1.90 which brings our total to $11.20 after 6 days.

Tonight we are going to play 2 50/50’s on Draftkings with this lineup. If anything changes i’ll update. I’m going to a concert tonight so if I’m unsure about starters I may just cancel tonights action and reconvene for tomorrow.

P Chris Archer P 17.2 swap out
P Jacob Degrom P 25.8 swap out
C Buster Posey 6.5 swap out
1B Chris Carter 7.8 swap out
2B Adam Rosales 5.7 swap out
3B Trevor Plouffe 7.3 swap out
SS K. Negron 6.0 swap out
OF Michael Choice 4.2 swap out
OF Sam Fuld 6.2 swap out
OF Matt Joyce 6.0

Daily Fantasy Golf – BMW Championship Picks Preview

It’s time for the BMW Championship at Cherry Hills Country Club in Colorado and it’s going to be a real mixed bag. If you don’t believe me, take it from Zach Johnson, and I quote  “Even at 7,375 yards, some players may choose to use more fairway woods off the tee than drivers. That’s OK. ” The 2013   BMW Championship at Conway Farms in Lake Forest, Ill. followed up by saying  “Tour players know Cherry Hills is a championship course, and we’re looking forward to seeing an old track that is still relevant today,” Johnson said. “I’ve heard that Cherry Hills won’t favor one particular type of player. You can’t take the (yardage) number on the card for what it is. That’s not necessarily how a course plays.”

You see, there isn’t really that much relevant history to work with this week as below are the Major Events that have been played here.

2012 – U.S. Amateur Championship
2005 – U.S. Women’s Open
1993 – U.S. Senior Open
1990 – U.S. Amateur
1985 – PGA Championship
1978 – U.S. Open
1976 – U.S. Senior Amateur
1960 – U.S. Open
1941 – PGA Championship
1938 – U.S. Open

 

* From the U.S. Amateur in 2012, it was said that the rough was super thick and the greens were beyond tricky and as fast as putting on glass.

I’ve done some searching and according to former pro Mark Wiebe, the Keys to winning this week at the BMW Championships are as follows:

With its challenging greens, Cherry Hills is considered a second-shot golf course where accurate approach shots into the tricky putting surfaces usually help separate the field and landing the ball pin high can be no bargain.

“If you are pin high on certain holes, you’re going to face big, breaking putts,” Wiebe said. “At Cherry Hills, you really want to be below the cup. Driving the ball in the fairway will be at a premium. You need to control the ball into the greens.”

Complicating this task: Fairways on Nos. 5, 9, 13, 14 and 18 will be tightened for the tournament.

Cherry Hills had been regarded for years as too short for today’s big hitters, especially at its elevation of approximately 5,400 feet. But the course was lengthened by about 300 yards during 2009 modifications by Tom Doak and is expected to play at about 7,375 yards for the BMW Championship.

Also, Cherry Hills will play as a par-70 course for the first time. Hole Nos. 5 and 18 are par 5s for members but will be designated par 4s for the tournament.

 

This being an interesting week and not having that much information for past history, I thought it would be best to call the golf course, so I did. In my brief conversation, they reiterated that the greens are ridiculously fast and tricky if you aren’t in the right spots and that the rough has been grown thicker. They also told me that everyones drive will be 10-15 yards longer than usual due to the thin air.

So now with all this information, I’ll pretty much conclude that I’ll be concentrating on players that can control their shots and great putters. I’ll definitely be using the PGA’s new stat ‘Strokes gained tee to green’ this week as well as strokes gained putting, green in reg., driving accuracy and proximity to the hole.

My initial thoughts on players that I like are Jim Furyk, Zach Johnson, Henrik Stenson, John Senden, Bill Haas, and Matt Kuchar.

I’ll be back with more information throughout the weekend and week.

Here’s picks preview 2.

DraftKings Picks

DraftKings Tickets

Fantasy Feud Tickets

 

Quest To Make $1000 – Day 6

We had some problems last night over at Fantasy Feud as our money got refunded juts before game time but I was able to quickly make 2 more $1 dollar tickets on DraftKings. I wasn’t able to update the site on the fly as I was over at my friends place for dinner and that would’ve been rude.

So after our tickets were purchased last night, our bankroll was at $10.30.

We were winning all the 50/50’s right up until the last at bat of the evening. Buster Posey knocked out a 2 run homer and we ended up winning 1 of 3. This is why I like to split up tickets as we could have easily lost all three if it went on 1 ticket. I’m sure you’re saying that it could also happen the other way, however, psychologically, I have a better time dealing with it this way.

After last night  we have $10.30 + $1.90 = $12.20

I’m playing 3 $1 dollar games tonight, all at FanDuel. $12.20 – $3.00 = $9.20

 

P
Collin McHugh
HOU v TEX
C
Derek Norris
OAK @ LAA
1B
Kennys Vargas
MIN @ KAN
2B
Brian Dozier
MIN @ KAN
3B
Adrian Beltre
TEX @ HOU
SS
Daniel Santana
MIN @ KAN
OF
Michael Brantley
CLE @ CWS
OF
Chris Carter
HOU v TEX
OF
Dexter Fowler
HOU v TEX

Duetsche Bank Championships Fantasy Picks – DraftDay

I use DraftDay for golf as I like their pricing. This week they made Shawn Stefani ultra cheap, which in comparison to the next cheapest guy I liked, was a large $2000 difference.  This ticket is going into the 50/50.  Sorry about my english here.  I’m a total hurtbag today. Sue me. The lineup is below.

JASON DAY

RICKIE FOWLER

MATT KUCHAR

SHAWN STEFANI

GARY WOODLAND

GRAHAM DELAET

 

Duetsche Bank Championships Fantasy Picks – Fantasy Feud Tickets

It’s time for the FEUD! I love Fantasy Feud. It’s a different spin on Daily Fantasy Golf  and a good one at that. You’ll see a bunch of familiar names on my tickets. I’m going to be playing 2 tickets this week over there, both 50/50’s. I believe in grinding.

Daily Fantasy Golf
Daily Fantasy Golf
Jason Day 42.5
Rickie Fowler 37.5
Matt Kuchar 54.4
Jim Furyk 59.3
Keegan Bradley 39.2
Graham DeLaet 32.2
Charles Howell III 33.3
Bill Haas 38.1
Charley Hoffman 37.6
John Senden 29.0

 

Jason Day 42.5
Rory McIlroy 65.9
Rickie Fowler 37.5
Matt Kuchar 54.4
Jim Furyk 59.3
Hunter Mahan 26.5
Shawn Stefani 26.9
Geoff Ogilvy 13.3
Charles Howell III 33.3
Angel Cabrera 23.6

Duetsche Bank Championships Fantasy Picks – DraftKings Tickets

I know it’s early, but usually it’s only a day before daily fantasy tournaments when I post my teams. It’s just…. I’m so excited. I know my teams are going out perform my expectations this week.

I think you’ll notice that I love Jason Day this week. I think he’s going to win.  I didn’t use Rory anywhere because his price was too high. He’s priced to win. If he doesn’t win, he’s not worth it in my books. So I’ll take that risk, especially when so many other players are playing so well right now. One of those guys is Fowler, whom is on half my tickets. Matt Kuchar also has 3 top ten’s in his last 3 and felt that he needed to be represented. If he has another back problem, I will drive out to Boston and shoot him in his spinal cord.  I only took Els once, even though his price was low because I always pick him in the wrong weeks. He always burns me and I just don’t want to have the sinking feeling again. That moment when your ticket is toast because Big Ernie shot a 78 on day 1. The same applies for me taking Angel Cabrera. So I put them both on the same ticket. I chose to spread my risk around. On the low end, I concentrated on Kevin Stadler, Senden, Hoffman and Howell. I still may switch off one Howell. That’s a lot of Howell. A combo of former winners, long hitter and guys whom like the course. Then I threw in Gary Woodland. He played very well last week and if you throw out the PGA, he’s had a very nice moth with 2 top 20’s and he hits it a mile.  Good luck this weekend. If anyone wants to play me head to head. My draftkings name is gordmania.

***I’ve updated my picks. I’ll still leave my old ones up but I felt my tickets needed a little bit of Furyk and a tad of Snedeker. I was also high on Stefani and didn’t use him so I felt I needed to at least once. I also created an extra ticket. New tickets are after the old ones.

 

G Keegan Bradley 64.2 swap out
G Jason Day 52.6 swap out
G Rickie Fowler 57.4 swap out
G Jim Furyk 70.7 swap out
G C. Howell III 66.5 swap out
G Kevin Stadler 61.0 swap out

 

G Keegan Bradley 64.2 swap out
G Jason Day 52.6 swap out
G Graham DeLaet 58.9 swap out
G Charley Hoffman 68.9 swap out
G C. Howell III 66.5 swap out
G Adam Scott 83.0

 

G Jason Day 52.6 swap out
G Graham DeLaet 58.9 swap out
G Rickie Fowler 57.4 swap out
G Hunter Mahan 56.0 swap out
G John Senden 62.0 swap out
G Gary Woodland 66.2 swap out

 

G Keegan Bradley 64.2 swap out
G Angel Cabrera 48.9 swap out
G Jason Day 52.6 swap out
G Graham DeLaet 58.9 swap out
G Ernie Els 50.5 swap out
G Matt Kuchar 68.9 swap out

 

G Keegan Bradley 64.2 swap out
G Jason Day 52.6 swap out
G Rickie Fowler 57.4 swap out
G C. Howell III 66.5 swap out
G Matt Kuchar 68.9 swap out
G John Senden 62.0 swap out

 

 

G Keegan Bradley 64.2 swap out
G Jason Day 52.6 swap out
G Graham DeLaet 58.9 swap out
G Bill Haas 65.5 swap out
G Jimmy Walker 69.4 swap out
G Gary Woodland 66.2

 

 

NEW TICKETS

 

G Jason Day 52.6 swap out
G Rickie Fowler 57.4 swap out
G Jim Furyk 70.7 swap out
G Matt Kuchar 68.9 swap out
G Kevin Stadler 61.0 swap out
G Shawn Stefani 55.4

 

G Keegan Bradley 64.2 swap out
G Jason Day 52.6 swap out
G Rickie Fowler 57.4 swap out
G C. Howell III 66.5 swap out
G Matt Kuchar 68.9 swap out
G John Senden 62.0 swap out

 

G Jason Day 52.6 swap out
G Graham DeLaet 58.9 swap out
G Charley Hoffman 68.9 swap out
G C. Howell III 66.5 swap out
G Adam Scott 83.0 swap out
G Brandt Snedeker 58.8

 

G Keegan Bradley 64.2 swap out
G Jason Day 52.6 swap out
G Rickie Fowler 57.4 swap out
G Jim Furyk 70.7 swap out
G C. Howell III 66.5 swap out
G Kevin Stadler 61.0

 

G Jason Day 52.6 swap out
G Graham DeLaet 58.9 swap out
G Rickie Fowler 57.4 swap out
G Hunter Mahan 56.0 swap out
G John Senden 62.0 swap out
G Gary Woodland 66.2

 

G Jason Day 52.6 swap out
G Jim Furyk 70.7 swap out
G Zach Johnson 67.4 swap out
G Hideki Matsuyama 60.0 swap out
G Brandt Snedeker 58.8 swap out
G Gary Woodland 66.2

 

G Angel Cabrera 48.9 swap out
G Jason Day 52.6 swap out
G Graham DeLaet 58.9 swap out
G Ernie Els 50.5 swap out
G Matt Kuchar 68.9 swap out
G Brandt Snedeker 58.8

 

 

Daily Fantasy Sports Bankroll – Quest To Make $1000 – Day 6

It was close last night, and that was with many of our players hitting home runs, Buster Posey even had 2 and we had 3 solid pitching performances, and a stellar one from Bumgarner. That was a horrible run on sentence. My apologies. But we won. $9.30 + $4.00 = $13.30

Tonight we’re going to up our entries to $3.20 and split them amongst 2 sites. We will stick with Fantasy Feud and I’ll also add a Draft Kings. Here are the preliminary tickets before weather and lineup changes. I will alter as more information comes my way.

Daily Fantasy Golf
Daily Fantasy Golf

Fantasy Feud

C Derek Norris 3.1
1B Edwin Encarnacion 4.8
2B Dee Gordon 3.8
3B Lonnie Chisenhall 3.2
SS Zach Walters 2.0
OF Yasiel Puig 4.1
OF Scott Van Slyke 2.2
OF Jose Bautista 4.5
UTIL Jayson Werth 4.1
UTIL Josh Donaldson 4.4
SP Clayton Kershaw 11.0
SP Yovani Gallardo 5.4
SP Tim Hudson 5.5

DraftKings

P Yovani Gallardo P 14.6 swap out
P Hector Santiago P 11.4 swap out
C Derek Norris 6.2 swap out
1B E. Encarnacion 9.4 swap out
2B Dee Gordon 8.6 swap out
3B Josh Donaldson 8.7 swap out
SS Jose Reyes 8.5 swap out
OF Carlos Gomez 9.4 swap out
OF Yasiel Puig 8.5 swap out
OF Scott Van Slyke 4.8 swap out