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2020 WGC FedEx St. Jude Invitational DFS Golf Deep Sleepers


The 2020 WGC FedEx St. Jude Invitational will be our first “no-cut” event since the restart, which means we need our deep picks to more than just make the cut, but remain competitive all four days. It makes picking DFS Golf deep sleepers pivotal.

It also means that some of the studs who could stink up the joint the first two days could still be in contention come late Sunday. So choose your studs wisely! However, the focus of this piece is not on the studs, but on players on the lower end of the salary scale.

Fortunately for you, I’m a lot better at picking sleepers than I am studs. I point to recent exhibit 1-A when I picked Richy Werenski last week. But I’m not going to bask in last week’s glories and instead focus on this week. With this loaded field, we’re going to push the line even deeper this week than last. We’ll draw the sleeper line at anyone that is BOTH under $7.0K on DraftKings and $8K on FanDuel this week.

As I preview other tournaments, I am reserving the right to adjust that line. But once again, I feel that is definitely a fair line for this week, especially given that I don’t have a single player above $6.5K on DraftKings. I do like some of the players in that $6.5K to $7K range, but too many of them were not under our $8K line on FanDuel.

Think I’m giving myself too much slack? You’re wrong. But it’s fine, feel free to comment in the section below or hit me up on Twitter @MarkStrausberg. In the meantime, here are your 2020 WGC FedEx St. Jude Invitational Deep Sleepers for this week.

2020 WGC FedEx St. Jude Invitational DFS Golf Deep Sleepers

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Byeong Hun An (DK $6500, FD $7700)

An is one of the better tee to green players on Tour (34th). But once on the green, he is also one of the Tour’s worst putters, ranking a notorious and laughable 203rd in strokes gained putting. You think he might be looking forward to a course like TPC Southwind which has much smaller greens and will enable him to capitalize on his scrambling (53rd) and Shots Gained Around the Green (16th)? Yeah, me too.

MacKenzie Hughes (DK $6400, FD Hughes $7700)

Hughes is a far better deal on DK than he is on FD, as the latter seems to weigh recent performance heavier. And his T-6th place finish recently at the Memorial was pretty good indeed. Previous to that he had a T-48th finish at the Workday Open and a T-3rd at the Travelers. He also finished 2nd at the Honda shortly before the break. See where we are going here? Hughes hasn’t qualified for a WGC in three years but he comes in this year with a pretty good resume. Now, before we get too excited about him realize that he has missed more than a third of his cuts this year. The good news however is that this being a no-cut event, Hughes makes for a fairly obvious play.

Brandt Snedeker (DK $6400, FD $7600)

Sneds is not having a great year. Despite that simple fact, he still finds himself 58th in OWGR (Overall World Golf Ranking). I would likely stay away from a player with his stats and results this year. But the tournament is once again being played at TPC Southwind, which means the Tennessee-born Vanderbilt alumnus needs to be considered this week. I don’t see Snedeker suddenly crashing the top twenty this week, but he has one of the higher floors of anyone else on this page.

Tyler Duncan (DK $6200, FD $7000)

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T-Dunks is going to get me in a lot of trouble this year. I can’t seem to avoid him, so I might as well grab him in a no-cut event and when his price is this low. He hasn’t been on the first page of many leaderboards since winning the RSM Classic eight months ago. Yet he quietly sits in 35th place in the FedEx Cup Rankings. Much of that can be attributed to his being ranked 7th in Driving Accuracy, which should come in very handy this week.

Nick Taylor (DK $6100, FD $7200)

Yes, another Canadian. But no it has nothing to do with hockey starting this week. Because as we’re sifting through the bargain bin down here sure enough we find someone who has already won a tournament this season. Yes, it was back in February. But he won the AT&T Pebble Beach in wire-to-wire style. TPC Southwind has some diminutive landing areas, which fits nicely with Taylor’s 43rd ranking in GIR (Greens in Regulation) and 29th ranking in Driving Accuracy.

Graeme McDowell (DK $6100, FD $7100)

He hasn’t played this tourney in three years, but last time he did, he tied for 27th. Three years earlier he finished in 24th. A novice trend spotter would say he finishes in 30th this year. That might be a little optimistic. However, McDowell’s 53rd in SG: Approach and the Irishmen won’t need much luck to pay off at these ridiculously low prices.

Good luck at the 2020 WGC FedEx St. Jude Invitational with your DFS picks!

About Mark Strausberg

Despite his youthful appearance, Mark has aged hundreds and hundreds of years due to soul-sucking and crushing near misses over his decades of both playing and writing fantasy sports.

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