The 6/13 Daily Fantasy Round-Up

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Yesterday was a slow baseball day, and truth be told, I really only watched golf yesterday. To sum up the MLB action: Matt Harvey threw a great game, but the Mets bats are wretched, so he took another loss. And the Yankees played all day and still lost. Travis Hafner and Vernon Wells both scored -2 on FD. The FD servers were having a hard time registering the suck-itude of both their lines.

So, to heck with baseball, lets look at the US Open action from yesterday.

Winner Winner Chicken Dinners

The Course
The course won in two ways. A lot of prognosticators were saying that Merion was too short. The players these days would eat the course up with their length. Five players finished under par. Five. Tour pros are missing the cup completely on five foot putts. I love when the pros are made to look like us poor schmucks.

The grounds crew has done an amazing job. The Philly area got as much rain in the last two weeks as it does typically all summer. To have this course playing the way it is after all that rain is amazing. Having worked on the grounds crew at Top 5 rated course, I can tell you that what they have done is remarkable. Side note: Merion Superintendent Matt Shaffer is a Penn State grad (GO STATE!). The superintendents at all three major sites this year are all Penn State graduates.

Phil Mickelson – Ole Philly Mickelspin flew in late from his daughter’s graduation, got about 2 hours sleep, teed off at 7 am, played 7 holes, had to get off the course, then come back out and play again, and oh, just posted 3 under to lead after having not seen the course at all this week.

Matthew Goggin – Matthew and the Goggins (Sweet Band Name Alert) shot 2 under with 4 birdies.

Rickie Fowler – Ricky shot Even par, while he wore his Thursday green, further cementing the idea that he is Luigi from Super Mario Bros.

The Yips
Tiger Woods – Elderick is missing fairways on a short course. He should break every wood in his bag before the 2nd round and hit an iron for ever shot.

Jim Furyk – I was high on Jim going into the week. 77 on Thursday does not bode well for playing into the weekend, unless you’ve got a Tin Cup-esque 62 in your back pocket.

Zach Johnson – I really liked Zach this week on a short course with tricky greens. He was really starting to play well the last month. A 74 out of the starting gate was not what most of us were looking for.

Looking Ahead
It will be interesting to see what the players do on Friday. By the late afternoon the course should be running very firm. Fairways will still be playing short, but the greens should be running about 13+ on the stimp meter. If the pros were having trouble putting yesterday, today might be a nightmare. This may be the one course that can rival Oakmont in terms of head scratching putts.

Back to baseball:

I Picked Them So They Are Sure to Fail
Gio Gonzalez, Chris Sale and Jake Westbrook

Hot Lunch Special of the Day
A Player Under 3k on FanDuel Guaranteed to Give the Opposing Pitcher a Hot Lunch
Jimmy Rollins in Coors at 2.9? I’ll take it.

Good skill Grinders! May all your punts be Hall of Famer Ray Guy-esque and go looooong!

About the Author

  • Curtis Brodzina (DillingerFour)

  • Curtis DillingerFour Brodzina considers himself the Dave Barry Rick Reilly of DFS. He tries to find the humorous side of the sports world. An avid Penn State, Broncos and Pens fan, he fades Kunitz way too often. RotoGrinder’s own Cal had these poignant words for him as he was lamenting his last place finish in the RotoGrinders FreeRoll Bowl: “Nobody expects you to win D4, they just expect you to be funny.”

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