PGA DFS Cash Breakdown: U.S. Open

Top-ranked grinder, Notorious, breaks down his favorite daily fantasy golf plays at various salary ranges for the coming week’s PGA Tour tournament.

U.S. Open

I’m going to take a different approach with the cash breakdown article this week. Picking golfers is more of an art form than a science. Sure, we can run models and play the guys that grade out the best, but this is golf. Players like Brandt Snedeker, Jordan Spieth, Jason Day, Louis Oosthuizen, and many more routinely post strong finishes, but their stats aren’t pretty on paper. I like to use a mix of my model, narratives, and gut plays.

For that reason, I will break down the article into two segments — golfers that rate out well in my model that I like and golfers that don’t rate out well in my model that I like. Now, let’s dive into the plays for the week.

Model Poppers

Dustin Johnson

Odds: 8
SGT: 3
OTT: 2
APP: 5
Prox: 13
BA: 1
Hole Breakdown: 3
Noto’s Rating: 99.6

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About the Author

  • 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.


  • deaddogseye

    Noto – as to the guys that didnt rate well in your model it would be good to know why not . That might help people evaluate then better

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