2018 The Northern Trust – Trevis’ PGA Punt Plays
If you haven’t played a PGA contest on FantasyDraft yet, I’ll fill you in. You can roster 7 golfers. Only the top 6 scores are added to your overall score, thus the lowest score of the 7 golfers in your lineup is dropped and does not count against you at all. It doesn’t matter if it was your most expensive golfer that bit the dust and missed the cut (Spieth earlier this year), or if it was a minimum salary punt play that performed like minimum price players typically do. The salaries for PGA on FantasyDraft are also rather tight so you usually must have a relatively cheap or min. priced player to help roster one or two “favorites to win”.
With that said, the purpose of this weekly PGA article is to enlighten you to the best PGA Punt Plays for the week. The overall goal here is to find the cheap golfer that can make the cut and aide your roster in case one of your “Top 6” falter or miss the cut altogether. If you roster one of these suggested players and they are the lowest score on your lineup, it usually means your “Top 6” performed adequately.
Last Week Recap:
Davis Love III – MC
Martin Flores – Finished 65th at -5
Jonathan Byrd – Finished 24th at -12
Sean O’Hair – MC
Adam Schenk – MC
The Northern Trust @ Ridgewood CC
This course is a Par 71 at 7,319 yards with Bentgrass Poa (a mixture) greens. This is the 1st time this event has been played here since 2014. I would include course history, but only two Punts competed here in 2014 and both missed the cut (Holmes/Stallings)
Cameron Smith – $11,700 FDraft | $6,900 DK | $7,900 FD
Cam Smith comes in 21st overall in total strokes gained. He has 5 stats in the top 44 ranking with his best being 22nd in SG: APP and 20th in SG: P. His worst stat is 79th in SG: OTT.
J.B. Holmes – $12,000 FDraft | $6,700 DK | $7,900 FD
JB comes in at 29th in total strokes gained. He missed the cut here in 2014 (the last time this event was at this course). He has 5 stats the clock in the top 40 with his best ones being 23rd in T2G and 12th in both OTT and ARG. His worst stat is 79th in APP.
Alex Cejka – $10,800 FDraft | $6,500 DK | $7,000 FD
Cejka is 22nd in total strokes gained. He has 5 stats in the top 35. His best stats are 20th in APP and 16th in ARG. His worst stat is 73rd in OTT.
Adam Hadwin – $11,500 FDraft | $6,300 DK | $8,300 FD
Haddy makes his way back to the Punt Plays for the 3rd time in 4 weeks. He comes in at SEVENTH overall in total strokes gained. He is top 11 in 3 stats which are 11th in P, 7th in ARG, and 4th in SG.
Scott Stallings – $10,800 FDraft | $6,300 DK | $7,200 FD
Stallings was the other Punt that was here in 2014 where is also missed the cut. He comes in this year in 18th in total strokes gained. He has 6 stats in the top 42 with his best ones being 23rd in OTT, 19th in BS, and 16th in T2G.
SG – Strokes Gained
SG: TOT – Total
SG: T2G – Tee to Green
SG: BS – Ball Striking
SG: SG – Short Game
SG: OTT – Off the Tee
SG: APP – Approach
SG: ARG – Around the Green
SG: P – Putting
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by Trevis (@DFSKarmaTrevis)