PGA Cash Breakdown: CIMB Classic

Top-ranked grinder, Notorious, will break down his top cash game golf plays for the coming week’s tournament. Notorious has been nominated for the FSWA Golf Writer of the Year award and has quickly established himself as one of the brightest PGA DFS minds out there.

CIMB Classic

Justin Thomas

Odds: 5
GD%: 43
APP: 5
BoB: 1
P4: 1
P5: 3
BA: 4
Noto’s Rating: 99.7

Salaries: DK: $11,700 — FD: $13,000 — FDRFT: $14,200

If you find a reason to not like Thomas this week, I’d like to hear it. He’s clearly the most talented golfer in the field, as he is ranked fourth in the official world golf rankings. He clearly has the best course history (two wins and a T17 in the last three seasons). He’s also the best fit for the course, grading out as number one in my stat model. He’s ranked fifth in approach, first in birdie or better percentage, first in par four scoring, third in par five scoring, and fourth in bogey avoidance. We can’t even be concerned about his form, as he posted three top 12 finishes in his last four PGA Tour events. He’s 5-to-1 to win this event and since there isn’t a cut, we can easily take the stars and scrubs approach when building lineups.

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  • Derek Farnsworth (Notorious)

  • Derek Farnsworth, aka Notorious, is one of the most recognizable names and faces in all of DFS, thanks in large part to the great advice he gives on a daily basis in’s Grind Down for NBA and MLB as well as the First Look column that gives a preview of the day’s games from a DFS perspective. Before joining the RotoGrinders team, Derek received a Masters Degree from the University of Utah. When he’s not busy providing content, he’s dominating the industry as evidenced by his consistent top rankings in multiple sports. Farnsworth provides expert analysis for RotoGrinders Premium members on a daily basis during the NBA season and has also been nominated for five different Fantasy Sports Writer’s Association (FSWA) awards.

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    Do you have any Fantasy Draft specific plays? It’s very tight pricing over there trying to formulate good LU

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