Fantasy Golf: 2018 John Deere Classic DraftKings Picks, Preview

Pat Mayo and Geoff Ulrich discuss their favorite 2018 John Deere Classic DraftKings values and favorite picks for the week. The guys preview the course, debate the best roster construction for the week and explain which players are best suited for DFS cash games and which should be deployed in guaranteed prize pool (GPP) tournaments. Plus, they take a look at odds versus DraftKings pricing.

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2018 John Deere Classic DraftKings Picks: Show Index

2:17 Giveaways
3:37 Lineup Strategy
5:11 Course/Stats
10:25 10K+ Range
14:32 9K Range
19:31 8K Range
26:45 7K Range
35:01 6K Range
45:01 Early British Open Prices


2018 John Deere Classic Details

Purse: $5.8 million
FedEx Cup points: 500
Defending champion: Bryson DeChambeau
Course: TPC Deere Run
Par: 71
Yardage: 7,286
Greens: Bentgrass


2018 John Deere Classic Key Stats

Strokes Gained: Approach
Birdies or Better Gained
Proximity Gained: 125-175 Yards
Strokes Gained: Putting
Mayo’s Custom Stat POWER RANKINGS from FantasyNational.com


2018 John Deere Classic DraftKings Notes

Field: 156 players
Cut: Top 70 and ties after 36 holes
Lineup lock: Thursday, July 12, at 8 a.m. ET
Roster: Six golfers
Salary cap: $50,000

NOTEAbraham Ancer ($7,700) has withdrawn.


2018 John Deere Classic DraftKings Picks

Elite Values

Bryson DeChambeau $11,400
Zach Johnson $11,200

High-End Value

Kyle Stanley $9,700
Chesson Hadley $9,500

Second-Level Values

Chris Kirk $8,900
Kevin Streelman $8,100
Kieth Mitchell $8,000

Low-End Values

Tyler Duncan 7,600
Joel Dahmen $7,600
David Hearn $7,300
Corey Conners $7,300

Scrub Values

Troy Merritt $7,200
Lanto Griffin $7,000
Talor Gooch $6,900
Davis Love III $6,600

Projected Popular Golfers

Chesson Hadley
Zach Johnson
Bryson DeChambeau
Chris Kirk
Brandon Harkins
Joel Dahmen
Harold Varner III

Pivot Players

Francesco Molinari
David Lingmerth
Andrew Landry
Danny Lee
Sung Kang
Ryan Blaum
Ryan Palmer


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