Atlanta, GA … East Lake GC … Par 70 … blah blah
I didn’t want to make this thread butttttt … nobody else is, and DK salaries have been out for an eternity now!
Lot’s of questions this week. By my math the total number of mathematically eligible combinations for any one golfer should be something on the order of 10,000 unique combinations? I didn’t do a full simulation, but put it this way – if furyk is out, and you lock 1 golfer into your lineup, if you throw the salary cap out the window there’s less than 100k possible combinations I believe. Many of which are over the salary cap. For the high-salary guys who cannot be matched with other expensive golfers and still make the cap – this number dwindles mightily too.
So. Is it even worth playing the Drive the Green? If so, how will your strategy differ from previous weeks, if at all?
Furthermore, even if you are playing … if a player like Jason Day has, definitely less than 30k conceivable combinations available (likely 10k or less), and there’s 153k entries and if even 10% own Jason Day – your odds of being unique are crashing towards zero very quickly.
So, I’m not saying a different strategy is necessary or it is or isn’t worth playing – just interesting things to consider this week!
Also with somebody like Bubba Watson – is he even playable? I have got to think he will be the highest owned player … but maybe I’m seeing things different. He’s just too much of an obvious outlier, and while it will be spread around for sure (nobody will be 40% or something) … … … at the very least with Bubba, you can literally match him with anyone in the field. With Day, you can only match him with a limited number of players, so the possible combinations dwindles mightily.
Interesting, interesting, interesting …
And don’t get me started on what to do with a $7900 Furyk if he plays.
Should be interesting!
What are you guys looking at this week? Who ya got? Who ya don’t got??
Is Jason Day actually an alien? If Tiger Woods was never born and since proven himself to be human, I would say definitely. But since we’ve kind of (as scary as this is) seen this before … … … who knows? 4:1 odds to win?
I think it’s unsustainable. But if I was playing DFS during Tiger’s heyday (if anybody was) … I might have been saying the same thing about some of the stuff he was doing, and I’d have been wrong. So. Once again, interesting question to tackle!