Our expert fantasy golf plays are set to rise above this weekend’s strong field.
The Deutsche Bank Championship boasts the year’s strongest field to date, as only the top 100 in the FedEx Cup standings receive invitations. Unlike most events, this annual tournament is played on the same course every year, TPC Boston. Ironically, the tournament featuring a murderer’s row of participants is perhaps the easiest course to play on tour.
At 7,216 yards, TPC Boston offers only three par-5 holes. Winning scores are routinely -20 or lower, so ball striking is key as players must make up on ground on those three opportunities.
Join me in the $109 Angry Birdies, the $15 Mulligan, or the $2.20 Big Easy depending on your price point of choice. Pick Em games like the $5.50 Back to the Kuchar are a great way to enjoy fantasy golf too!
Expert Fantasy Golf Plays - Deutsche Bank Championship
Patrick Reed $16,450 - Reed is coming off yet another top-10 finish at the Barclays. He has flown under the radar all year with his 19 top-10 finishes this season. He is second on the tour in scrambling, which should come into play often this weekend.
Kevin Na $13,650 - This is the value play of the week. Na has quietly accumulated the second most world ranking points among Ryder Cup candidates. At this price it would be a great surprise to me if he lets you down.
John Senden $11,850 - Senden just loves this event, accumulating three top-12 or better finishes in the last five years. He’s great on par-5 holes, which plays very nicely on this course as noted above. This price tag allows you to play the top dogs and provides a high ceiling for your fantasy teams.
Rickie Fowler $19,350 - It’s tough to ignore what this kid is doing. Five consecutive top-10 finishes on tour including second twice and third once. With five golfers priced higher than Rickie, he has great value. Golf is an overwhelmingly mental game and Rickie is locked in. I like to ride the hot hand.
Rory Mcllroy $23,950 - This is clearly the top option. After a “let down” performance where he finished T22 at the Barclays some people may hold a grudge after paying the steep price tag. Don’t let that fool you. Even on an “off weekend” he put up a great score. Fade at your own risk.
Adam Scott and Matt Kuchar are the other places I am willing to spend top dollar. Henrik Stenson is the defending champ at this event so you can’t ignore that, but Scott and Kuchar are ranked slightly higher this week for me.