2020 BMW Championship DFS Golf Deep Sleepers

by Mark Strausberg
2023 PGA DFS: BMW Championship DraftKings Preview

This 2020 BMW Championship DFS Golf Deep Sleepers piece will be my last of the season. After this week, the PGA heads to East Lake for the last leg of the FedEx Playoffs. Since that leaves us with only the remaining top 30 golfers competing, is there really such a thing as a deep sleeper at that point?

I have no idea if this being my last DFS golf deep sleeper piece of the season makes you pop a champagne bottle or consider local bridges for jumping. My guess is somewhere in between. Regardless of where you land on that spectrum, you should know that I will be back for the majors and likely the 2021 season.

The 2020 season has had its ups and downs, as have my picks. I've had some misses, I admit it; I've also had some nice hits. I'm not going to waste time rehashing either. However, given how deep I go, I'd say we've had a pretty successful run this year. But let's finish strong, shall we?

This week we will be setting the bar at anyone $7,500 or lower on DraftKings AND under $8,000 on FanDuel. Yeah, it's pretty deep, but I like the challenge and with no cut this week, why not swing for the fences?

Despite a smaller field, I will still probably post some additional deep sleepers before the tourney starts. So be sure to follow me on twitter @markstrausberg to see those picks, discuss the FedEx playoffs, or see any of my other postings. Onto the picks!

2020 BMW Championship DFS Golf Deep Sleepers

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Adam Hadwin ($7100 DK, $7700 FD)

Hadwin burned quite a few folks last week, including yours truly, with his missed cut. But it is for that exact reason I suspect he will be low owned this week, making him a prime target for my GPP teams. One of the characteristics of Olympia Fields is the number of bunkers pushed directly in front of holes. Hopefully, Hadwin can avoid those with his strong iron play and being 45th in accuracy off the tee. However, he happens to be first overall in sand save percentage.

This is Hadwin's 5th BMW Championship in a row. But he hasn't made it to the Tour Championship since 2017. I think his experience and skillset might finally pay off as a top 20 finish should get him back there again.

Mark Hubbard ($7,000 DK, $7,700 FD)

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This is now three weeks in a row that Mark Hubbard finds himself featured here. As I said last week, we might need to start renaming this article the "Hubbard Weekly". Sooner or later, Hubbard will escape the sleeper tag.  But not while the sites have him priced this low! Of course, the sites flipped flopped this week with DK raising the price, but FanDuel dropped their price!

Anyway, you know the deal with Hubbard. He doesn't do any one thing particularly well but is solid in all areas. He put it all together once again, finishing in the top 30 last week. That's now four cuts made in a row. If he finishes in the top 30 again, he is likely to make his way to East Lake and I think he will see the culmination of what has been a career year finish in Atlanta.

Charles Howell III ($6700 DK, $7800 FD)

Chucky Three Sticks as I like to call him is a small bargain on FanDuel but an absolute steal on DraftKings this week. A Sunday 72 dropped him to a 44th place finish last week, but we know Howell can be on the first page of any leaderboard like he was at the 3M Open a month ago when he finished third.

Unlike many of the other names this week, CHIII has played in multiple BMW Championships and has had some success. Howell is 9th in Shots Gained Around the Green. I wish he was as strong elsewhere, but 52nd in driving distance and 37th in GIR (Greens in Regulation) is strong enough that he should make us a tidy profit this week.

Brendan Steele ($6600 DK, $7900 FD)

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Steele has underscored his reputation as a cut-maker having made six straight cuts in a row starting with the Travelers Championship back in June. However, I think it is the cut he didn't make that will motivate him this week. In 2017 he was also playing in the BMW Championship and opened with a solid 68 on Thursday and 66 on Friday. However, he then shot 72 both days of the weekend to finish T44th, leaving him just a few points short of the top 30 in FedEx Cup points.

I can throw stats at you all day. Yet I suspect that memory alone will motivate Steele plenty to finish strong this weekend. Just a hunch.

Robby Shelton ($6400 DK, $7100 FD)

When you start digging, it's amazing how many golfers have had success here at Olympia Fields. It is however less than half of them yet Roby Shelton is one who has had success here. He won his first-ever college event here and talked about it fondly in his post-tournament interview last week.

Of course many wanted to hear from him given he was on the very edge of the bubble coming into the Northern Trust but squirted right through the bubble on the heels of his T-13th finish. When given the benefit of four rounds, Shelton has often capitalized as evidenced by his five Top 15 finishes this year. Of course this being a no-cut event, I expect Shelton to shine again.  A top-15 might be a little optimistic, but I suspect Shelton will still continue to talk fondly of this course.

Maverick McNealey ($6200 DK, $7100 FD)

Viper might not be the only one asking if you would want to go to battle with this Maverick with you. Because there's no way around it, he's not great off the tee. He's neither long (116th in driving distance) nor accurate (135th in driving accuracy percentage). However, you know the expression "Drive for show, putt for dough"? If that holds true, I definitely want some McNealey this week. He's tenth on the tour in Shots Gained: Putting. And if you're not putting well this week, you're not winning. Despite his issues at the start of holes, he has still managed to be 23rd in Birdie Average. I'll be happy to have him as a wingman.

Good luck at the 2020 BMW Championship with these Deep Sleepers plus your DFS Golf picks!

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