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Par 3: U.S. Open

Hello PGA DFS players and welcome to my “Par 3” article, here on Fantasy Forecast.

In this short and sweet article, I will give you my 3 suggestions on who to play this weekend at the U.S. Open on Draft Kings. I will give you the must play you need to lock into your lineups, a value play and a sleeper play you should get at low exposure.

Must PlayDustin Johnson $12,000 – Johnson is the World’s Number 1 golfer. Point blank. He is Coming off a terrible outing missing the cut at the Memorial Tournament a few weeks ago but I think we can call that an outlier. He has had multiple top 15 finishes this year before his Memorial meltdown. Johnson leads the PGA Tour in strokes gained off the tee, strokes gained Tee to green, greens in regulation and driving distance. That level of ball striking will be hard for anyone to top and let’s not forget he won the U.S. Open last year. Johnson is a must play this week.

Value PlayThomas Pieters $7,700 – The 25th ranked player in the world has shown he has what it takes to perform on the grandest of stages, and his length off the tee will be a huge advantage for him. Pieters finished T4 during his first Masters. He then followed that up with a T14 a the Euro Tour’s BNW PGA Championship.

Sleeper PlayGeorge Coetzee $6,900 – The South African’s upside has been impressive, with five top-10 finishes this year. He finished seventh at Whistling Straits two years ago at the PGA Championship, and it just so happens to be one of the most comparable courses to Erin Hills.

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MLB Sunday Late Slate Breakdown: 6/4/17

Hello, everyone here on Fantasy Forecast! Ben Knee here, your new PGA and Soccer DFS contributor. Today, I am writing a MLB Sunday Late Slate Breakdown.

In this article, I will give you my suggestions on who to play on the “Late Slate”. I will give you my must plays at every position, value plays, and sleeper plays you should get a low exposure.

Pitcher

  • Must PlayKyle Hendricks – Cubs are favored -170 which gives him a nice boost to get the win. Wrigley Field is the 6th most pitcher friendly park.
  • Value PlayJeff Hoffman – Denver is the favorite by -145. San Diego’s lineups has a strikeout rate of 24% verses righties. Strikeouts are very important if you want to take down a GPP and his salary is very cheap.
  • Sleeper PlayAriel Miranda – Seattle is favored -130. Tampa Bay’s lineups has a 27% strikeout rate verses lefties.

Catcher

  • Must PlayAustin Hedges
  • Value Play Mike Zunino
  • Sleeper PlayYadier Molina

First Base

  • Must Play Yonder Alonso
  • Value PlayRyan Zimmerman
  • Sleeper PlayRickie Weeks Jr.

Second Base

  • Must PlayDaniel Murphy
  • Value PlayJed Lowrie
  • Sleeper PlayJavier Baez

Third Base

  • Must PlayKris Bryant
  • Value PlayEvan Longoria
  • Sleeper PlayPaul deJong

Shortstop

  • Must PlayTim Beckham
  • Value PlayAllen Cordoba
  • Sleeper PlayChad Pinder

OutField

  • Must PlayGerardo Parra
  • Value PlayMagneuris Sierra
  • Sleeper PlayBrian Goodwin

Par 3: Dean and Deluca Invitational

Hello, everyone here on Fantasy Forecast! Ben Knee here, your new PGA and Soccer DFS contributor. Today, I am writing my weekly “Par 3” article.

In this short and sweet article, I will give you my 3 suggestions on who to play this weekend at the Dean and Deluca Invitational. I will give you the must play you need to lock into your lineups, a value play and a sleeper play you should get at low exposure.

Must Play – Zach Johnson $9,800 – 10/10 cuts made. He has 2 wins at Colonial and always plays well there. Johnson has 4 top 20 finishes this season and should be locked in your lineups.

Value Play – Ollie Schneiderjans $7,700First time playing at the tournament and I really think he is a Solid play this week. He could see high ownership as he has made his last four cuts in a row but don’t let that stop you.

Sleeper Play – Anirban Lahiri $6,600 – Hasn’t missed a cut yet, and said he really likes the course. I really like Lahiri this week at south of $7,000.

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Par 3: AT&T Byron Nelson

Hello, everyone here on FantasyForecast! Ben Knee here, you new PGA and Soccer DFS contributor. Today, I am introducing you to my weekly “Par 3” article.

In this short and sweet article, I will give you my 3 suggestions on who to play this weekend in the AT&T Byron Nelson tournament. I will give you the must play you need to lock into your lineups, a value play and a sleeper play you should get at low exposure.

Must Play – Matt Kuchar $8,700
Kuchar hasn’t missed a cut yet and last week he let everyone down as the chalk play of the slate. $8,000 is a very good price for him and I think we need to go back to him when everyone else will stay away because of their recency bias.

Value Play Byeong-Hun An $8,000
Hun An is trending in the right direction following his 5th place finish at Wells Fargo. He has a ton of talent and this 25-year-old is giving us great value at only $8,000.

Sleeper PlayAnirban Lahiri $6,400
Hasn’t missed a cut yet so there is some safety in playing Lahiri. He is merely a GPP play when looking at Vegas odds vs his DK pricing. The course should be a good fit for his game and as very cheap sleeper you cannot go wrong with the 29-year-old that has 18 professional wins under his belt.

 

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