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6 DFS Golf 2019 Players Championship Deep Sleepers


I’m baaaack. And like the iconic island green at Sawgrass this week, love it or hate it, it’s par for the course (literally!). Either enough of you liked my articles enough, or the F6P honchos were willing to overlook your distaste and brought me back anyway. Since they haven’t even seen the incriminating photos of them from the office holiday party, I’m inclined to think its the former. Like it or not, I’m F6P’s deep sleeper specialist. And we start this year with the 2019 Players Championship Deep Sleepers.

However, there have been some changes this year. Hans Geevers has and will continue to be your regular weekly DFS Golf picks guide. If you missed it, he did a great job last week with some of his mid-range picks like Lucas Glover and Byeong-Hun An, both of whom finished in the top ten last week. However, for the Majors and some of the other “biggies”, I will step in to give Hans a breather and provide my patented deep sleepers.

Hans and I will be bouncing thoughts off one another each and every week throughout the season. We might even share with you some golfers that we both particularly like or perhaps ones that we strongly disagree upon as well. For example, we each like various golfers within the ten most expensive players on both sites this week, but we both agree that we will have multiple shares this week of one who is not, Xander Schauefele.

We both play multiple sites (I play fantasy golf on at least four different ones), but we agreed that deep sleepers should generally be those that are priced under $8500 on FanDuel and under $7000 on DraftKings.

FYI, DraftKings salaries this week are very soft. They released their pricing before the sun even set on Saturday at the API. Their attempt to presumably capture the early DFS money enables you to grab API runner-up Matthew Fitzpatrick at $6900. He’s still a fairly cheap $8600 on FanDuel (who were not quite as early, but released their rankings before Fitzpatrick walked off the 18th hole on Sunday) but he obviously does not fit out criteria.

Same goes for the insanely cheap $6700 Jason Kokrak who is priced at a fair $9K on FanDuel. Far fewer exist of the converse. Danny Willet, however, for example, will not be found in our list either. He would qualify as a deep sleeper on FanDuel but he’s above our threshold for a deep sleeper in DraftKings.

Enough housekeeping, here are my 2019 Players Championship deep sleepers:

2019 Players Championship Deep Sleepers

As I’ve done in the past, we will start at the bottom and work our way up.

Trey Mullinax (DK $6000 / FD $8200)

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Mullinax does fall within our deep sleeper threshold for FanDuel at $8200. However, should you be putting together a stars and scrubs lineup on Yahoo! or DraftKings, Mullinax is the absolute bare minimum on both sites.

However, Mullinax brings more to the table than just a minimum salary. Yes, he missed the cut last year at Sawgrass, but he entered that tournament far colder than he is now. He’s made the cut a perfect six for six this calendar year. That also includes four top-25 finishes.

At his price, you will gladly take a made cut. And expecting more is reasonable as Mullinax has outpaced talented fields before like his T-9 finish at the US Open two years ago. If Mullinax does finish in the top 25 as a member of your roster, there’s a very high chance you are cashing.

Scott Brown (DK $6300 / FD $7800)

So what can Brown do for you? Let’s be clear. Brown is not winning this week nor will he be on the first page of the leaderboard on Sunday afternoon. However, Brown should see very low ownership despite a ridiculously low price.

Brown remains a player that can excel in a lesser field (like he has at the Farmers Insurance Open or the Puerto Rico Open), but not a deep one. However, he has held his own in deep fields like a top 20 performance at the Honda Classic or a T-23 at….you guessed it, last year’s Players Championship!

Lucas Bjerregaard (DK $6500 / FD $8100)

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I took it right up the pin hole from Bjerregaard during the WGC in Mexico when yes, there was no cut, but a 69th place finish screwed me good. So I hate this guy, but my refusal to play him lately has been to my detriment and that doesn’t mean he shouldn’t be on your radar.

The great Dane has excelled in Europe and is coming off a T-12 here in Florida at the Honda Classic. Avoid at your own risk.

JT Poston (DK $6500 / FD $7600)

I promise, no “The Mailman Will Deliver” jokes. However, there is plenty to write home about with Poston this week. This is despite his Sunday meltdown that dumped him all the way down to 66th place.

First off, he is both familiar and comfortable on Bermuda grass greens. Secondly, he has yet to miss a cut this year. Third, look at Poston’s stats. Actually, don’t. You won’t be impressed.

He’s neither long (only 96th in distance) nor accurate (133rd in GIR) nor anything special with the flat stick (65th in SG: Putting). But despite all that he’s an extremely gutty player who is 41st in scoring average. I’ll take it.

Harold Varner III (DK $6500 / FD $8300)

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I like everything about this pick. I think/hope he goes under the radar but I will have multiple shares of HVII either way. He’s quietly having his best year yet AND he finished in top ten at Players Championship last year.

Unlike Poston, he’s both long (43rd in distance) and accurate (45th in GIR). HVIII could be stronger with the putter, but the smaller greens here will diminish that liability. He also happens to be one of those “really good guys” on the Tour.

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This story is just one example. I’ll admit it, I have sentimental reasons to include him here as well. This is one pick however that both the heart and the head agree.

Matt Wallace (DK $6700 / FD $8500)

This is what happens when prices are released before the Sunday before a tournament. Coming off finishes of 20th and 6th the last two weeks, the talent far surpasses the price.

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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