PGA DFS Value Plays: Charles Schwab Challenge

Micah Bedard (Darddog) is here to pinpoint the best salary savers for this weekend’s Charles Schwab Challenge.

Contrary to the PGA Tour’s social media accounts, Michael Block did not win the PGA Championship. The victor at Oak Hill was Brooks Koepka.

Brooksie took down his fifth major, his third in the state of New York, besting Viktor Hovland and Scottie Scheffler by two strokes. It’s crazy that Brooks should qualify for Ryder Cup squad just based on points from The Masters and PGA Championship. And even if he doesn’t, Zach Johnson would be an idiot if he didn’t make him a captain’s pick.

It turned out that LIV is the perfect scenario for Koepka. He gets paid a bunch of money, and really only has to focus on four tournaments a year. Now that he’s healthy again, it’s tough to not consider him as the favorite whenever he tees it up at a major.

We move on this week to the Charles Schwab Challenge at Colonial. I know it’s got a ton of tradition with the tournament being played here forever. It’s still one of those events that every year when it rolls around I have to ask myself, “So who really does well here?”

The short answer is there is no exact fit. You’ve had long hitters like Jason Kokrak and precision guys like Kevin Na take down the title. Course history is semi-important, and you can lean on that for some of your tougher 1v1 decisions.

This article will help you identify some value options on DK (below $7,500) and FD (below $9,000) to help fill out your lineups the Charles Schwab Challenge.

PGA DFS Picks: DraftKings & FanDuel Value Plays for the PGA Championship

Hayden Buckley
DraftKings: $7,300
FanDuel: $9,500

I know I am semi-cheating here since he’s $7,300 on DK and $9,500 on FD. I can’t help it that DK hasn’t caught onto Buckley’s stellar play. He’s made five straight cuts, and I see no reason for that to stop at Colonial. He’s consistently gaining strokes off-the-tee and on approach. I think he’s probably about $500 too cheap on DK. He’s only played here once and missed the cut, but that’s not a big enough sample size to get me off of him.

Beau Hossler
DraftKings: $7,300
FanDuel: $8,700

Hoss Daddy, like Buckley, has been ultra-consistent as of late. In his last six events he has made all six cuts. His iron game was not great at the PGA Championship or Wells Fargo, and he had to rely on his short game and putting to keep his head above water. His OTT game has been great and he’s gained in his last four events. He doesn’t have fantastic course history here, but did finish T-22 last year. All in all, I think you’re getting good value for a guy who has been playing very well for the last month.

Andrew Putnam
DraftKings: $7,100
FanDuel: $8,700

Putnam is coming off a missed cut at PGA Championship, but before that had made four straight. In his last three events before Oak Hill, he gained at least a stroke on approach in each one. I think last week was a bit of an outlier as he lost strokes putting, and his flat-stick is usually the most dependable club in his bag. He was super accurate off-the-tee, but ended up missing the cut on the number. He has flashed some upside at Colonial, finishing T-15 last year and T-3 back in 2019.

Vincent Norrman
DraftKings: $7,000
FanDuel: $8,500

Another member of the DardDog fan club, Vincent is back for another edition of the value plays. I was a bit worried the week off after Mexico would cool Norrman off, but he finished T-8 at Byron Nelson. He is just playing some of the best golf of his young career and I can’t hop off of him here. Colonial will definitely present a different test than his last couple tournaments and he has never played here before. I still think the price is too cheap for the talent.

Adam Long
DraftKings: $6,300
FanDuel: $7,800

We’re going to go dumpster diving for our last two value plays of the week. Long is mostly a course history play. He’s played here four times, making the cut in three of those trips and finishing no worse than T-20. He doesn’t have tremendous short-term form. However, Colonial is a bit of a predictive course so I don’t mind plugging him in as a cheap flier. Let’s hope for a T-20 like he did earlier this year in Mexico and at Valspar.

Carson Young
DraftKings: $6,300
FanDuel: $7,400

I’m interested to see how much Young gets steamed up. With everyone and their mom focused on Michael Block, I don’t think many noticed him lapping the field at a U.S. Open qualifier this week. Young is definitely risky. His last 6 starts are T-14, CUT, T-15, CUT, T-19, CUT. At this price, he definitely has upside and lets you fit in a couple of studs in your lineup.

Good luck to y’all this week. And remember, friends don’t let friends roster Michael Block in DFS.

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Micah Bedard (Darddog) is here to pinpoint the best salary savers for this weekend’s Charles Schwab Challenge.

Contrary to the PGA Tour’s social media accounts, Michael Block did not win the PGA Championship. The victor at Oak Hill was Brooks Koepka.

Brooksie took down his fifth major, his third in the state of New York, besting Viktor Hovland and Scottie Scheffler by two strokes. It’s crazy that Brooks should qualify for Ryder Cup squad just based on points from The Masters and PGA Championship. And even if he doesn’t, Zach Johnson would be an idiot if he didn’t make him a captain’s pick.

It turned out that LIV is the perfect scenario for Koepka. He gets paid a bunch of money, and really only has to focus on four tournaments a year. Now that he’s healthy again, it’s tough to not consider him as the favorite whenever he tees it up at a major.

We move on this week to the Charles Schwab Challenge at Colonial. I know it’s got a ton of tradition with the tournament being played here forever. It’s still one of those events that every year when it rolls around I have to ask myself, “So who really does well here?”

The short answer is there is no exact fit. You’ve had long hitters like Jason Kokrak and precision guys like Kevin Na take down the title. Course history is semi-important, and you can lean on that for some of your tougher 1v1 decisions.

This article will help you identify some value options on DK (below $7,500) and FD (below $9,000) to help fill out your lineups the Charles Schwab Challenge.

PGA DFS Picks: DraftKings & FanDuel Value Plays for the PGA Championship

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About the Author

  • Micah Bedard (darddog)

  • Micah Bedard (Darddog) resides in Houston, Texas and has been playing DFS since 2014. He is one of the top college sports DFS players in the game today, regularly ranking in the Top 50 in both NCAAB and CFB. A diehard LSU sports fan, Micah is convinced that Joe Burrow’s 2019 offense is the best of all time. You can find Micah on Twitter as @DardDog.

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