PGA DFS Expert Survey: Travelers Championship


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!


PGA DFS Picks: DraftKings & FanDuel Expert Survey for the Travelers Championship

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

Notorious: Viktor Hovland – It’s early in the week, but we currently have Hovland projected for 11% ownership on DraftKings and 13% ownership on FanDuel. Everyone will see the expensive price tag and the fact that he missed the cut at the U.S. Open last week. It’s worth noting that he shot a 68 on Friday and nearly made the cut. And if anything, him not having to grind out 36 more holes on a tough course is a positive. His biggest weakness has always been around the green, which shouldn’t be nearly as big of an issue this week. Despite the greens at TPC River Highlands being small, the field hit them at a 73% clip last year. Hovland is a good total driver of the ball, an elite iron player, and an above-average putter. He’s my pick to win this week.

stlcardinals84: Brian Harman – Our early ownership numbers have Harman in the single digits for projected ownership. If that holds (or even if it gets up to the 12-15% range), Harman is definitely the player I will be most overweight on this week. Harman has always performed well on this course, and he has finished T8 or better in four of the past five editions of this event. The short par 70 nature of the course is a great fit for his game, and he’s getting lost by the masses in the mid-tier in early projection runs. I really like Harman in any DFS format this week, but especially in GPP builds if the pOWN% stays low.

JBails26: Sam Burns – Since Burns isn’t projecting as the best value, it’s hard to imagine his ownership gets out of control. No-cut events are my favorite format to target Burns. He can be incredibly volatile, but when he’s on, he can make birdies in bunches. Over his last 50 rounds, he ranks 8th in the field in Birdie or Better %.

hondizzle: Max Homa- Poor recent form plus awful course history should keep many in the industry off Max Homa this week.To be completely honest, that would normally be enough for me to also have no interest. This however is not a normal week, and since this is a small-field event, I will bite on what I feel is a very talented player at a great discount. Homa has the skill set to play well on this course, so I will take a shot on talent and skill set over past history.

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 (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.