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DFS Picks for the 2020 Sanderson Farms Championship
The lack of big names teeing it up this week in Mississippi makes it a bit trickier to compose your fantasy lineup on DraftKings.
Are you willing to spend $10k on Byeong Hun An and anchor your roster around a guy who has missed four of his last seven cuts?
Can we really trust Zach Johnson all the way up at $9,600?
I say “no” to both.
Here are my Sanderson Farms Championship DFS picks.
Sam Burns – $9,800
A third-round 78 last week in Punta Cana is going to scare a lot of people off of Sam Burns this week. Then again, the LSU product came blitzing back with a 66 on Sunday to climb 37 spots on the leaderboard.
A rocky short game undoubtedly held Burns back in the Dominican Republic, but there’s a whole lot to like about his recent performance. Burns’ 22 birdies were the second-most in the field, plus he finished 4th in driving accuracy and 4th in GIR.
Adam Long – $9,500
After picking Adam Long to win in my Sanderson Farms Championship prediction post, I have no issues advocating him at $9,500 on DK.
13th at Winged Foot and 5th at Corales GC shed light on his recent form. Finishing 31st in the 2019-20 FedEx Cup standings alludes to his consistency. Following a Sunday letdown, returning to a layout he enjoys gives Long the perfect opportunity to strike while the iron is hot.
Under par during all four rounds at the 2019 Sanderson Farms Championship (T-23).
Brian Harman – $9,400
Multiple wins and six consecutive made cuts qualify Brian Harman as a sensible Sanderson Farms Championship DFS pick. 14th last season in his debut at the Country Club of Jackson certifies the former Bulldog golfer as a home-run play.
11th and 12th in his two playoff starts have Brian locked and loaded for an early-season push. Watching his old teammate in Athens hoist the trophy last week – that’s just added motivation.
Cameron Davis – $8,100
Ranked 205th in the world, I predict Cameron Davis will be a top-50 player in short order. How many other guys are talented enough to absolutely flush standing on either side of the ball?
Not impressed by the 6’3” Aussie’s ability to hit left-handed lasers? How about the fact that he’s landed 36th or better in five straight PGA Tour starts, or that he fired a bogey-free 67 his last round to close out the Safeway Open?
Vincent Whaley – $6,600
Speaking of bogey-free rounds, Vincent Whaley racked up a couple of those over the weekend at the Corales Puntacana Resort & Club Championship.
The 25-year-old Georgia Tech grad has quietly shot under par in each of the eight rounds he has played this season.
23rd in Napa, 28th in Punta Cana, perhaps Whaley is on the verge of breaking into the top 15. That could go a long way in DFS considering he costs just $6,600.
Sean O’Hair – $6,500
Sean O’Hair has been off the radar as he has diligently tried to go about rehabbing a torn oblique muscle. It’s still a bit early for casual bettors to start trusting Sean on the big stage, but after listening to him speak candidly on @golf_subpar, I’m ready to buy-in.
Sure, he tensed up over the weekend in Punta Cana and his putter cooled down – but that’s natural given that Sean hadn’t been in contention in quite some time. Next time he gets there, which could very well be this weekend, expect a different outcome.
Lurking at +17500, O’Hair is a genuine Sanderson Farms Championship sleeper.
- Sam Burns $9,800
- Adam Long $9,500
- Brian Harman $9,400
- Cameron Davis $8,100
- Vincent Whaley $6,600
- Sean O’Hair $6,500
Employing a “stars and scrubs” roster is one way to set your lineup apart. Leaving money on the table is another.
Use these Sanderson Farms Championship DFS picks to help construct your lineup on DraftKings, but don’t be afraid to stop there.
The PGA Tour head-to-head matchups I’ll be targeting can be found here.