PGA DFS Expert Survey: RBC Heritage

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Our panel of experts is here to give you their PGA DFS advice for this week’s contests by answering a handful of questions to help you make crucial lineup-building decisions. Want to know who Noto has as the top three finishers? Or who is STLCards’ top overall golfer? Find out below!

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PGA DFS Picks: DraftKings & FanDuel Expert Survey for the RBC Heritage

Who is your top contrarian golfer (when considering price, key stats, projected ownership, etc.) on the board and why?

Notorious: Justin Thomas – For the second year in a row, JT fell apart on his Friday back nine at the Masters to miss the cut. He has now struggled in each of his last 3 events. While the form is not ideal, it looks a lot better if we zoom out a bit. He has finished T12 or better in 6 of his last 10 starts on the PGA TOUR. This poor stretch has led to a discounted price point and discounted pOWN%. I love the course fit, as Harbour Town requires elite approach play and good scrambling. Those just so happen to be JT’s biggest strengths. He is a perfect 6-for-6 at this course with three top-11 finishes.

STLCardinals84: Stephan Jaeger – If one missed cut at the Masters is going to allow us to get Jaeger at a very affordable salary and single-digit pOWN%, sign me up. I am not going to hold it against him that he struggled at Augusta, and let’s not forget that he won a PGA TOUR event just three weeks ago in Texas. He also has two other top-5 finishes already in 2024. He ranks 10th in this field off the tee and 10th around the green over the last 36 rounds, and the current state of his game should translate well to this course. I’ll forgive the shaky course history, as he’s simply a much better golfer now than he was a few years ago.

hondizzle: Justin Thomas – It’s been a crazy year for JT in terms of his overall results. His meltdown on his final few holes on Friday looks really bad on paper, but the reality is that, outside of his swing on the 18th tee, there were not many bad golf swings. The margin for error on Friday afternoon was pretty thin. If JT can come into this week with very little mental fatigue, then I feel his golf game is more than strong enough to have a bounce-back week.

ezellmt: Justin Thomas – Thomas’ biggest two issues this season have been a wild driver and an inconsistent putter. These could be mitigated this week due to the design of the course. His approach play and around-the-green play have been up to his usual standards and could shine on this classic layout. He’s never missed the cut here in five tries (back when there was one), and he has three top 25s during that span, so it’s a place he’s clearly comfortable at.

Who is your top overall golfer (when considering price, key stats, projected ownership, etc.) on the board and why?

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Robert Brown (Epignosis)

Robert Brown (aka Epignosis) was having lunch at a sports bar. A football game was on. He remarked to his wife that if he could have a second life, he’d like to be someone who enjoyed watching sports. That enjoyment began when he signed up for a fantasy football league that needed one more player. Since then, he has enjoyed playing NFL, NBA, and (especially) MLB DFS. When not teaching American literature, editing content for RotoGrinders (which he has done since 2019), or making lineups, Epignosis is rocking out or jazzing it up on one of several possible instruments.