2019 John Deere Classic Picks, Rankings, Sleepers, Preview

Pat Mayo and Geoff Ulrich discuss their favorite John Deere Classic DraftKings picks and favorite values 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, a look at odds versus DraftKings pricing.

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2019 John Deere Classic DraftKings: Show Index

0:22 Giveaways
2:41 Course/Stats
5:21 $10K
9:43 $9K
16:01 $8K
20:21 $7K
25:33 $6K
32:56 British Open


2019 John Deere Classic Course Details

Course: TPC Deere Run
Yardage: 7,268
Par: 71
Greens: Bentgrass
Rank: 46/51 in 2018 Difficultly
2018 Par 5 Eagles: 41


2019 John Deere Classic Key Stats

Strokes Gained: Approach
Par 5s Gained
Opportunities Gained
Proximity Gained 125-175 Yards

Mayo’s Custom Stat POWER RANKINGS from FantasyNational.com


2019 John Deere Classic DraftKings Notes

Field: 156 players
Cut: Top 70 & Ties After 36 Holes
Lineup lock: 6:45 a.m. ET; Thursday, July 11
Roster: Six golfers
Salary cap: $50,000

NOTE: Kevin Streelman ($10,000) has withdrawn after receiving a spot in the British Open


2019 John Deere Classic DraftKings Picks

Elite Values

Collin Morikawa $10,700

High-End Value

Brian Harman $9,400

Second-Level Values

Kyle Stanley $8,800
Joel Dahmen $8,400
Martin Laird $8,200

Low-End Values

Peter Malnati $7,900
Vaughn Taylor 7,700
Sam Ryder $7,500
Harold Varner III $7,400

Scrub Values

Hank Lebioda $7,100
Luke Donald $7,000
Adam Svensson $6,700
Tyrone Van Aswegen $6,300

Projected Popular Golfers

Joaquin Niemann
Sungjae Im
Vaughn Taylor
Viktor Hovland
Collin Morikawa
Brian Harman
Cameron Tringale


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