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PGA Tour Top DFS Plays: Cognizant Classic

I finally had a breakthrough weekend for my PGA Tour Top DFS Plays.

Jake Knapp was one of my top suggestions last week for the Mexico Open. And the rookie didn’t disappoint with the victory, holding off another rookie Sami Valimaki, who I also had as a good play.

My best lineup scored 578 points as Knapp and Valimaki were in that build. But you didn’t need a 6-for-6 last week for a good payday. My other two top lineups were 5-for-6s and were very profitable, but they just missed out on big paydays.

Onto a new week!

The Tour heads to the freshly re-named Cognizant Classic in the Palm Beaches (par 71, 7,147 yards). The new sponsor replaces Honda.

The PGA National Resort Champion course is one of the toughest on the Tour with its array of hazards. There are double bogeys lurking on just about every hole.

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Onto PGA Tour Top DFS Plays for the Cognizant Classic:

10K and Above

Russell Henley ($10,200)

I’m avoiding most of the $10K range this week except for a sprinkle of Henley and one lineup including Rory McIlroy ($12,200).

Henley was the only member of the 10K group to reach the Top 25 on my spreadsheet.

He’s accurate off the tee and is in the Top 20 of this week’s event in bogey avoidance.

McIlroy’s current playing form (and my spreadsheet not liking him) keeps me from playing him in more lineups this week.

Our projections portal has Tom Kim ($10,100) with the lowest projected rostered numbers of the 10K golfers.

9K and Above

Keith Mitchell ($9,000)

I’m going with Mitchell for the second straight week as my top 9K golfer.

Mitchell’s game seems to be rounded into form with two straight Top 20 finishes.

His strong approach game leads his good form. But he is an accurate driver of the ball and is in the Top 20 in bogey avoidance in the field.

8K and Above

Matthieu Pavon ($8,700)

I’m going back to Pavon again after he took a couple of weeks off from his win at The American Express and a Top 3 finish at the Pebble Beach Pro-Am.

Pavon is this year’s Eric Cole. You just can’t count of him out of a strong finish.

The Frenchman is the Tour’s top player in SG: approach and is third in SG: putting. This week his strong par-4 play and bogey avoidance makes him a strong contender in my Top DFS Plays.

7K and Above

Lucas Glover ($7,100)

Glover is a risky play as the putting woes that have plagued him in recent years have returned.

His SG: approach and SG: around the green continue to remain in elite form.

Add in his accuracy off the tee and strong par-4 scoring Glover should be playing on the weekend despite his putter.

Punt Plays

Chan Kim ($6,200) and Grayson Sigg ($6,100) are the only two 6K or 5K golfers to make it into my Top 10 on my spreadsheet. Akshay Bhatia ($6,900), Austin Eckroat ($6,700) and Carson Young ($6,700) lead a group of 8 that are ranked in my Top 25.

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