2020 Shriners Hospitals for Children Open: DraftKings PGA DFS Daily Cheat Sheet

DraftKings PGA DFS GPP Cheat Sheet for the 2020 Shriners Hospitals for Children Open.  Featuring top plays, high ceiling candidates, contrarian, and value picks to target for this week’s DraftKings and FanDuel PGA DFS main slate.

We have grouped players into 3 key tiers based on price point.

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Our cheat sheets highlight the core plays (including some contrarian candidates) that we like the most on the slate and, as a result, would recommend a higher level of exposure to on the whole. It is not an exhaustive list, and if you are a multi-entry GPP player, you may decide to ultimately have a larger player pool to work from. Our hope is that this gives you a tight group of players to heavy-up your exposure to.

This week sees the tour head to TPC Summerlin in Las Vegas, Nevada for the 2020 Shriners Hospitals for Children Open!  The course checks in at just over 7,200 yards and is a Par 71 and is known as one of the events that sees players go quite low with the finishing scores at the top of the leaderboard usually south of -20.  As a result, we’ll be looking for players that can score here, both in terms of SG: Approach and SG: OTT, looking for players that have ability to gain strokes on the field with their ball striking.  Let’s have a look at a few of my favourite options below, and if you are looking for an expanded list of some options to include in your player pool – you can check out the options below on the cheat sheet!

Patrick Cantlay, $10,400 – Cantlay’s game isn’t in great form for his standards coming into this one – but he remains one of the best options in strong field events – let alone events where quite a few of the big names on tour are missing, as is the case this week.  He has great history at TPC Summerlin, coming in 2nd in each of the last two events held here during the previous two seasons, and a win the time before that.  He hasn’t teed it up since the US Open, but I feel that it’s only a matter of time before he gets his game back to it’s usual form. I’m confident that the familiar track will be a great one for him, and I love his chances of being in the thick of things this weekend.

Harris English, $9,700 – English was grossly underpriced for most of last season’s PGA season – so it’s nice to see him check in among the highest priced options this week, which should help keep his ownership levels in check.  He was among the best in SG: Total last season, ranking 7th on tour in SG: Total with above average metrics in all the strokes gained stats – with his weakest being SG: OTT, where he ranked 52nd (the rest were in the top 28).  The price here should help keep his ownership levels lower than I feel they should be – and I think he keeps things rolling from his great finish at the US Open, which saw him finish in 4th.

Stewart Cink, $7,200 – While I wouldn’t say he has any chance of winning this event, Cink is a golfer that I like to use:

  1. When his game is in good form
  2. In events where the field quality isn’t outstanding, especially on easier courses

Far from a PGA stat darling, the one aspect of his game that is above average is his ability to gain strokes with his approach, and so far through two tournaments since the PGA calendar flipped over, he has been elite, ranking 16th on tour (granted in a small sample).  This is the one area he was able to gain strokes on the field during the much larger sample last PGA season, and noting the two points above, I like to use him when the criteria fits – and I think he makes for an excellent 5th or 6th golfer to free up some money for some of the studs in the field.

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