PGA DFS GPP Breakdown: Travelers Championship


Long-time grinder, stlcardinals84, breaks down his top PGA DFS picks in various price ranges for this week’s tournament. Which golfers should you be targeting to try and take down the big DFS tournaments? Find out below!


Welcome back, Grinders! The U.S. Open is now in the rear view mirror, and that was a tremendous weekend of golf with Bryson DeChambeau hoisting his second U.S. Open trophy in a thrilling victory over Rory McIlroy. DeChambeau hit an iconic bunker shot on the 18th to save par and win by one, and it was drama for the ages. That is, of course, unless you were rooting for Rory to win. In any case, it’s time to transition to a new week now.

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Speaking of this week, we have the Travelers Championship at TPC River Highlands in Connecticut. This course is a very short par 70 layout by today’s PGA TOUR standards, and golfers need to be solid with their approach shots while scoring well on par fours in order to contend here. There are only two par fives at this venue, and they don’t play all that easily compared to other courses on the PGA TOUR. As such, par four scoring is of prime importance. That will be a statistic along with the aforementioned focus on approach play. Both long and short hitters can contend here. It is all about finding fairways and greens in regulation and making putts when it matters.

We have a relatively strong field assembled for the week after a major, so this should be a fun tournament. I’m really not liking this whole “elevated event the week after a major with a small field” business that seems to be happening every time you turn around, but I don’t make the schedule. I don’t really want to start turning this into an Old Man Yells At Cloud moment, either, so let’s move along and get to some of my favorite GPP picks for the week!

PGA DFS Picks: DraftKings & FanDuel GPP Breakdown for the Travelers Championship

Scottie Scheffler
DraftKings: $12,500
FanDuel: $13,200
Yahoo: $45


Ah, how quickly we forget. Scottie Scheffler had one underwhelming finish on a week where he couldn’t get anything working. The horror! This is a no-cut event with a limited field. If Scheffler wins the tournament, you are probably going to need him to have an optimal lineup, and there is plenty of value available in order to fit him into lineups. He finished 13th here two years ago and 4th here last year. Outside of last week, he’s been unstoppable for months, but we are now going to get him at much lower ownership than what we saw over the past month or two. He’s still Scottie Scheffler. Don’t let recency bias from one week scare you away. Over the last 36 rounds, he still leads this field in total strokes gained, off the tee, approach, ball striking, and ranks 2nd in around the green. He’s still superhuman.

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Justin Van Zuiden (stlcardinals84)

Justin Van Zuiden (aka stlcardinals84) is a longtime RotoGrinders contributor and show host. He’s appeared in numerous Live Finals, has logged countless 6-figure wins in a host of different sports (including 5 in PGA), and is a former DFS Writer of the Year Nominee by the Fantasy Sports Writers Association. You can find Justin’s ‘Covering The Bases’ series on weekends during the MLB season. He is also a main contributor of sports betting picks at our sister site, ScoresAndOdds, and is a co-host on the RotoGrinders Game Night show on SiriusXM. Follow Justin on Twitter – @stlcardinals84